Sam Mayes potential?

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Put it out there
  1. lionshine

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    I know he is only a young player and he is yet to receive much opposition attention but bloody hell he is good around goal. He is without a doubt our most accurate kick in our team and he works so hard to find space. I was curious as to everyone's opinion of how good Mayesie can become. He has been exceptional up forward not only this year but last year as well but he also has the potential to play in the midfield and rack up touches but he only needs 15-20 possessions to make an impact. I can easily see young Sam being our best player in 3-5 years time and I can seem him becoming a genuine A grader with averages of around 25 possessions and the potential to kick a couple of goals a game. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. scott_the_man

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    i see him as the brisbane lions version of chad wingard
     
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    Love the guy and am REALLY happy he has extended his contract. Every week he seems to show something new.
     
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    I have had similar thoughts.
     
  5. scott_the_man

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    very similar player, and i think he will have a massive second year just like wingard did
     
  6. The Teacher

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    Must agreeā€¦ with limited opportunities Sam Mayes was a standout today.

    I thought that last tear he was more of a HBF or wing. He even spent a little time in the mid-field in the 4th quarter.

    Looking forward to him getting even more involved.

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    Exceptional kick... I still remember training with him and this 14 year old kid was putting bullet kicks through my chest

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    He is going to become our best player in a matter of years. A genuine gun no matter where you play him. He could be a Bartel type IMO. Very cool and calm under pressure.
     
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    I recon he could be our fyfe

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    I agree. Good comparison:thumbsu: Ryan Griffen is another one.
     
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    So put Bartel, Fyfe, Wingard, and Griffin in a blender... out comes Mayes

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    Hard to believe he only debuted last year.

    Feel like Aish and Taylor will be the same next year.
     
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    Definitely our best player today
     
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    Nathan Fyfe a good comparison?
     
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    Yup; best comparison for mine :thumbsu:
     
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    That class around half forward that we desperately need is what he is. Could kick 40+ goals for a season easily
     
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    All class:thumbsu:

    Has a calm assurance about him when kicking for goal.

    Looks to be getting better by the game.
     
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    a bit of Lappin about him.
     
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    Was extremely worried that we would lose him at the end of last year Glad he bucked the trend and agreed to stay I am gonna cop flack for saying this but he sorta reminds me of darryl white crossed with A Lynch.
     
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    In terms of him being a tall marking mid... this will make him damm hard to tag if he ever explodes. Oh, his kicking is ten times better so yeah prob a poor comparsion :p

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    In terms of the type of player he is, the best comparison I can think of is James Hird.
     
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    Drug Free hopefully ;)
     
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    He has that similar quality of not doing anything that looks particularly flashy or impressive, just has the knack of being able to put himself in position to get the ball. Not sure he has Hird's marking ability, but he looks to have taken his game to another level this year already.
     
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    Would love to see him run through the middle a little more, but he was exceptional yesterday. Went missing at times, particularly in that third quarter, but so did everyone.
     
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    I can see Mayes having a similar year to wingard 2013. Which would be massive