Player Watch Oliver Henry

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jonmacTrag

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Having to compete with McKay was definitely not ideal. But agree that he doesn't look ready for seniors. Doesn't offer a lot of forward defensive pressure either.

I wouldn't complain if they give him another week. But I'm starting to think developing in the VFL might be best for him this year
Agreed we need to cycle our youngsters through with 2 or 3 week stints to get them used to the big stage but not ruin them physically.
 

whiskeytown

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What are the alternatives?

It’s De Goey, Mihocek, Cameron and realistically one of Cox/Henry/Ginnivan

Not many other mid sized forward options apart from Ruscoe or Kelly. Neither of whom I think are actually forwards by nature

Just keep putting games into the kid. He will be better for it in the long run.
 

Kappa

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I was happy enough with tonight, and we should play him again. His defensive pressure is definitely a big focus point - he lopes a bit when he should be running like someone with a knife is after him
Happy with what exactly?

Clearly has talent but he is losing his head at AFL level, needs to calm down and learn some composure because at VFL level his hands are brilliant, at AFL level he keeps running under the ball or dropping ones he should take.
 

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Harry O

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The kid has ‘it’. Will be a very good player. Gets to good spots. Smart and happy to give him 5-7 senior games this year to prepare him for future seasons. As a marking player he will obviously do better as his strength improves but he moved well tonight

JDG’s last goal Henry was clear inside 50 but Jordy burnt him. He will be dangerous when his team mates get more confidence in him
 

Sea fog

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Happy with what exactly?

Clearly has talent but he is losing his head at AFL level, needs to calm down and learn some composure because at VFL level his hands are brilliant, at AFL level he keeps running under the ball or dropping ones he should take.
He gets pushed under the ball because of his light frame.
 

piemad1

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The kid has ‘it’. Will be a very good player. Gets to good spots. Smart and happy to give him 5-7 senior games this year to prepare him for future seasons. As a marking player he will obviously do better as his strength improves but he moved well tonight

JDG’s last goal Henry was clear inside 50 but Jordy burnt him. He will be dangerous when his team mates get more confidence in him
Exactly right. Those at the game would have seen him get space on the lead all night only to be torched by our players poor skills or bad decision making.
Probably should have ended with a fair bit more of it if we weren't such an ordinary unit. Leave him in, will only keep getting better.
 

LuckyLee

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I don’t think Henry is tall enough to play the type of marking forward role in the AFL that he has played successfully as a junior and in the VFL. His opponents will be taller, stronger, experienced and just as quick. It’s a tough ask.


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TradeDraft

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I don’t think Henry is tall enough to play the type of marking forward role in the AFL that he has played successfully as a junior and in the VFL. His opponents will be taller, stronger, experienced and just as quick. It’s a tough ask.


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Elliot is and he is about 10cm Shorter then Henry
 

MagpieJoel

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I don’t think Henry is tall enough to play the type of marking forward role in the AFL that he has played successfully as a junior and in the VFL. His opponents will be taller, stronger, experienced and just as quick. It’s a tough ask.


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Yeah don't agree at all. The kid lacks experience, that is all.
 

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