Review Round 5, 2021: Box Hill v North Melbourne, Sunday 16th May @ 12:05pm, BHCO

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killerspud

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Tagging a 18yr old in his first season. Great development for Phillips not so for Maguiness.
Why? Will Phillips is only a year younger and would have played against Finn at junior level. Finn got drafted a year before but pretty much had a nothing year due to Covid. Phillips would be the best player on the North team and if you want to develop Finn as a tagger I'd assume he'd play on the oppositions best player and try to negate his influence
 

hardway

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Why? Will Phillips is only a year younger and would have played against Finn at junior level. Finn got drafted a year before but pretty much had a nothing year due to Covid. Phillips would be the best player on the North team and if you want to develop Finn as a tagger I'd assume he'd play on the oppositions best player and try to negate his influence
To me it suggests he is a limited footballer.
 

Wbby

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To me it suggests he is a limited footballer.
Elite endurance with contested ball being a strength suggests he is not limited. His defensive and uncontested game needs work. Which Finn is doing in his first proper season of VFL, in which he has earned an AFL call up.

He has all the tools and traits to make it.
 

Larry Barnsworth

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One way traffic now that North is getting tired. Ceglar looking like Paul Salmon in the forward 50 now.


Real, real good day by Josh Morris though!
 

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hardway

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Elite endurance with contested ball being a strength suggests he is not limited. His defensive and uncontested game needs work. Which Finn is doing in his first proper season of VFL, in which he has earned an AFL call up.

He has all the tools and traits to make it.
Personally I guess I would see the value in mastering the strengths in a young player rather than become a negating tagger basically from the get go.
 

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