He looks like he can freeze time a bit, but let's see if it works with top level opposition. If he can sell that candy to better players he's a definite prospect.Never played hockey, but given the pitch size, pace & potential for damage you'd have to learn awareness I assume?
The highlights show a player whose mind is working very quickly and others just not being able to tackle.
Yes for sure. At this stage he is not afl quality. He is a prospect on a Rookie list who has been given a chance. History shows most don't get far. Hope he ignores that history and does everything he can to get a decent career out of it.His highlights were against WAFL reserves, I would hope an AFL quality player would make them look second rate
I just hope his scope of improvement continues at the rate it's been going
The knock on him seems to be his skills, but he couldn't turn it over anymore than someone like Sutcliffe is at the moment. I would be interested to know his up to date height and weight measurements. I wonder if he is around the 190cm mark these days.Is Ethan coming in to our line-up imminent?
Rd 23 2015 - 22 disposals (16 kicks), 8 marks, 1 contested mark, 3 tackles, 3 1%ers, 2 r50s, 2 i50s, 0 goals
Basic Stats (WAFL)
Rd 1 - 15 disposals (11 kicks), 8 marks, 0 tackles, 0 goals
Rd 2 - 23 disposals (13 kicks), 5 marks, 1 tackle, 0 goals
Rd 3 - 23 disposals (14 kicks), 8 marks, 1 tackle, 0 goals
Rd 1 - Was good across halfback in the first half but faded in the latter stages of the game. Finished with 15 touches.
Rd 2 - Played halfback and his marking and rebound were a feature in getting us going and some provided some good movement inside 50.
Rd 3 - Played across half-back and was very good in the air taking eight marks. His rebounding and running ability help set up some good attacking positions.
Elevated off the rookie list over the off season, Hughes seems to have flown under the radar from a media perspective. But I am pretty sure with what he offers, that Ross is keen as mustard to slot him in to our line-up asap:
His attacking nature seems an ideal match for our new game plan. Sure his disposal efficiency still needs some work (whose doesn't?) but a highly accountable defender that is willing to run and carry out of defence seems like the exact thing we need at half back. Crossing my fingers we see him against Carlton and if not against Adelaide away. He has been incredibly consistent at WAFL, his debut last year was extremely impressive, and he is yet another one of these youngsters that has proven themselves and needs to be elevated to be playing AFL.
- Attacking - he is one of those defenders with an attacking mindset.
- Accountable - keeps his man in check and is very capable when the ball is in the air with his spoiling.
- Ball Winner - knows how to win plenty of the ball from half back.
- Smart - reads the play well and is a good interceptor.
- Athletic - a strong runner that is agile, evasive, and can break lines if required.
why the hell is he getting a new contract. seriously the worst player on the list.About to sign a new two year deal that will put him back on the main list according to the AFL site. You may be also disappointed if you think he will be dropped this week!!