Player Watch Mason Cox

kickitolachie

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Cox seems to be a player who needs a big occasion or something else to really have a dip. he has performed at his best in really big games (finals, Anzac Day) but has been moderate in less pressured games. He notably lifted after his lousy pass this week, when he clearly felt he had something to prove or make up for. The shrink coach at Collingwood needs to be onto this.
 

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Finn Jim

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Cox seems to be a player who needs a big occasion or something else to really have a dip. he has performed at his best in really big games (finals, Anzac Day) but has been moderate in less pressured games. He notably lifted after his lousy pass this week, when he clearly felt he had something to prove or make up for. The shrink coach at Collingwood needs to be onto this.
This so many times over. Cox always has good games against Richmond, (He’s kicked 11 goals against the tigers, lifetime) and against Essendon on Anzac day.

It is interesting to me his production in terms of scoring is way up from last year. Through his first 4 games of 2018 he had 2 goals 2 behinds. Through the same in 2019 he has 5 goals 5 behinds. And yet we seek more from him constantly; it seems like he has improved a bit.
 

Pie eyed

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Cox seems to be a player who needs a big occasion or something else to really have a dip. he has performed at his best in really big games (finals, Anzac Day) but has been moderate in less pressured games. He notably lifted after his lousy pass this week, when he clearly felt he had something to prove or make up for. The shrink coach at Collingwood needs to be onto this.
Coach needs to point out that every other teams sees us as their Grand Final, they are all big games when you play for Collingwood.
 

Finn Jim

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Pretty ho-hum game, 2 goals, 6 marks, 5 hit-outs and one utterly regrettable handball, plus some taps to advantage and another fabulous shepparding bump.

All in all I’ll take it, Pies played well as a team tonight!

Edit: Forgot about the ball he touched on the line early in the game. That made me happy to see!
 
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JG13

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Thought when the game was (somewhat) hot in the first and second quarters that the big man did a good job.

Game was way too skilled and smooth after half time for him to really have an impact, which is a compliment to the entire squad


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Doc1763

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Pretty ho-hum game, 2 goals, 6 marks, 5 hit-outs and one utterly regrettable handball, plus some taps to advantage and another fabulous shepparding bump.

All in all I’ll take it, Pies played well as a team tonight!

Edit: Forgot about the ball he touched on the line early in the game. That made me happy to see!
Me too. He is usually standing on the mark, so it was good to see him on line - saved us a goal.
 

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Finn Jim

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Me too. He is usually standing on the mark, so it was good to see him on line - saved us a goal.
I’m torn on this. In some cases his presense on the mark has caused opposing kickers to either launch high and come up short or there was one player who tried to play on around him on the mark and wound up putting it out on the full. Goes to show he’s in their heads on the mark.

At the same time, there are not that many opportunities to touch on the line from set shots that I have seen. So I’m not sure which is better.

Loved the block/bump he put on for Treloar/Stephenson goal.
Second week in a row he’s done something like that!
 

sr36

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I’m torn on this. In some cases his presense on the mark has caused opposing kickers to either launch high and come up short or there was one player who tried to play on around him on the mark and wound up putting it out on the full. Goes to show he’s in their heads on the mark.

At the same time, there are not that many opportunities to touch on the line from set shots that I have seen. So I’m not sure which is better.
On the mark. Any he saves on the line would have dropped a metre shorter if the bloke had to kick over him on the mark
 

Pricey97

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This so many times over. Cox always has good games against Richmond, (He’s kicked 11 goals against the tigers, lifetime) and against Essendon on Anzac day.

It is interesting to me his production in terms of scoring is way up from last year. Through his first 4 games of 2018 he had 2 goals 2 behinds. Through the same in 2019 he has 5 goals 5 behinds. And yet we seek more from him constantly; it seems like he has improved a bit.
50th game AND Anzac day, thats double the big game

Calling it now, 10 contested marks and 3 warm apple pies straight through the big sticks
 

Finn Jim

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Is Mason cursed to 2 goals per game this season? He shanked the chance for 3, albeit on a gift of a free kick. Did take some big time marks though, I was scared when he copped that cleat to the calf; any update on that or was it a nothing? I know he came back in after a bit.
 

Kappa

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Spent most of the 4th quarter on 1 leg, thought he played a pretty solid game. Spent some time in the ruck and kicked 2, should of kicked 3. You'd take that from him.
 

eddiesmith

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Took a couple of crucial marks again, 2 goals is about what we expect of him, it’d be great to get more but on a day we apparently got a free ride, he was still bumped and held off the ball every time! That mark he took where he just burst out the front of the pack to just about take it uncontested was Coxy at his best
 

Finn Jim

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Took a couple of crucial marks again, 2 goals is about what we expect of him, it’d be great to get more but on a day we apparently got a free ride, he was still bumped and held off the ball every time! That mark he took where he just burst out the front of the pack to just about take it uncontested was Coxy at his best
Its funny when a high ball is kicked up to him and he settles under it he has to defend himself from bumps and whatnot, and he doesn’t compete well. But when he’s on the lead he can use his long arms to get the ball in front of the contest rather than above it; that seems to be where he shines.
 

bucksisbest

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Still think we are missing a trick by not using him deeper forward and having that deep bomb entry to him as an option, with others swarming.

Thought the last quarter of dogs game supported this.
 

Pricey97

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Coming along okay i think, 9 goals in 6 games with 12 contested marks, and thats without a stand out game(Melbourne last year example).

If he keeps going at this rate over 25 games he could bag potentially 35-40 goals for the year to go with 50-60 contested marks. You look back at those numbers and consider it a solid year.
 
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