Re-signing Karl Amon

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Not sure there are too many people on this board who don't owe Karl an apology TBH. It's pretty much just Macca19.
Nobody should apologise. If someone plays badly they should be criticised, if they play well you credit them.
 

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He is playing for his career, but so are all the players really, especially fringe players, so nothing wrong with that. What impresses me is that from day 1, he went Bang this season, and besides the injury, he hasnt missed a beat - In fact getting better each game, to the point that he is getting midfield time now.

We all knew he had it in him, but he has gained something extra this year ... IMO it has something to do with more than just "contract" related improvement. I reckon its the direct influence of Schofield as his line coach.
Honestly I didnt know he had it in him.

I knew he had the pototential to be a decent outside winger who's positives made up for what he lacked on the inside.

I didn't ever expect to see him winning the ball on the inside, breaking tackles, sticking tackles and backing back into packs.

It is not a development you see often. Most players who don't have it never develop it.

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Not sure there are too many people on this board who don't owe Karl an apology TBH. It's pretty much just Macca19.
Yep. I'm in that queue as well. He was abjectly soft.

Our friend LP7 has been particularly vitriolic though. To the point that when Karl does something good the people around us often turn and make sure LP has seen it.
 

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Amon has improved some aspects of his game. He has reduced the clanger kicks this year, is going in harder and getting more of the ball since he came back into the side after going out injured after Rd 2.

Story was that we shopped him around in trade week but there was no takers, so as he was contracted we kept him. Might have been the wake up call he needed to improve. I want to see how he goes over the next few weeks when its wet and cold before i say give him a 2 year contract.
I admire a man who can take honest criticism and decide to take it on board and work on his faults rather than one who acts like a Prima Donna and just sooks.
Plus did Karl have some niggling injuries last year?
 

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