Yep. I often look at the tough, contested play in the middle and have to stop and wonder who that player is. Often it’s Conca.Imagine losing Neale and not bringing in a strong body. We would be vulnerable. He is the kind of player who steps up in finals. Now with Blakely back we have a bit of beef in the middle.
Plus....he brought the cuddles.
I understand what you are saying, but also think he can be a major contributor in a finals situation.There's been feedback around the leadership and comradery Reece's brought to the club which is important. I think his experience will be valuable this year and next for the team while we are rebuilding. However long term think he's easily replaced on the footy field.
That is a fair comment about the precision of his disposal. You're not going to read about his pinpoint delivery into the forward line on a regular basis.He was strong in that third qtr against the Pies..kept the ball headed to our F50 time and again.
That pretty much sums up what most Richmond fans thought of him.He's been playing well for weeks, I wasn't really a fan of recruiting him but he's a harder nut than I realised and does a lot of the small things well. Seems a best 22 lock currently.
Yeah he's a Xavier Ellis type pick up although Ellis might have been a better ball user - both rated highly inside both their original and second clubs, whereas outside observers don't seem to get what the fuss is about. Luckily Conca seems to have a more reliable body than Ellis, touch wood.That pretty much sums up what most Richmond fans thought of him.
Was always regarded higher internally than he was by those watching outside and now he's at Freo, with our attention on him a bit more, us purple fans are seeing the same thing.
He came in to the AFL as a highly regarded player good at everything (inc. good character/leadership qualities) but not stand-out spectacular at anything in particular. Though he has the reputation as a bit of a ball burner, and even as a junior he was never an elite ball user, he was a neat efficient player with ball in hand - I think the pace of AFL found him out a bit and now he mostly plays within his limitations. Hard to compare because I watch him so much more closer at Freo, but I reckon he's having career best year with us now.