Welcome Shane Kersten - Welcome to Freo!

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by Yello Mit, Oct 20, 2016.

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  1. Unique Name

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    After watching the replay I thought Kersten was one of our best players against the Dees. Kicked 1 and was responsible for another 3-4 goals.

    North have quite a tall backline. Will be interesting who goes to who.
     
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  2. Lost_Deputy

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    I watched the 2nd half again last night. Sexy shit. Agree with Kersto's game. What seems to be working well is the lack of a focal point. For years we just kicked to Pav or bombed it. Right now there is so much variety.
     
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  3. Kram

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    He's definitely better than Taberner.

    David King wrote him off after 2 games, what a tool.
     
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    Watching him at training today, he's a big solid unit. Should be very hard to push off the ball.
     
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    What I like most about him is that when he marks the ball, he just sticks his hands up and grabs it out of the air. He doesn't have a massive wind up, he doesn't broadcast to everyone: Hey! I'm marking the ball now! Watch me, here I go, am I gonna get it? Maybe maybe...nope.

    Like somebody we used to know.

    A huge part of our progress these past couple of weeks is having players who who can reliably take a mark. Kersten is one of these.
     
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    This - still thrilled we jagged Hill for Mayne, in a roundabout way.
     
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    Weird wasn't it. Felt a bit like GWS must feel. We don't deserve it, but a greater power wants us to be happy. So here. We'll take your dud, and give you a really good player.
     
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    Despite Kersten not kicking bags each game he still stays involved and makes an impact the entire game. I'm not a Tab hater but Tab would always go missing after half time...
     
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    After two games he gets calls to be dropped by King. 3 games later and he delivers the killing blow to North.
     
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    Surpassing my expectations and he's barely got going. Really smart player who makes good things happen. Don't know he's the kind to kick a bag but the forward line is a million times better with him and Cam running around; guys who know how to play footy.
     
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    Beautiful, isn't it?

    He's never going to be a Coleman medalist, but he works his butt off, and plays his role well. He's getting better every game too!
    I think he's doing pretty well for someone that hasn't played that much AFL level footy. He's more like a mature age recruit than an experienced trade.
     

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    Him and McCarthy are just building slowly. Remember he's come across to a new team and he's no superstar player like Franklin who can just change teams and win games off his own boot. He's a bits and pieces player, important cog in the machine like a Tom Lynch (Crows).
     
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    Him and langdon just got the tendency to pop up at the right time .
     
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    They both work hard, have their deficiencies etc. Langdon will be really good if he limits what he does with the ball.
     
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    The criticism by King et al. has been ridiculous. Shows how reactionary everyone in the footy media is.

    He presents a target, can take a mark and has chipped in with goals in each of our 3 wins. If our mids actually start lowering their eyes more or at least kicking it to his and McCarthy's advantage, they'll be hit the scoreboard more often. From what I can remember he's been involved in plenty of assists too.

    I'll take a slight drop in defensive pressure for a forward with the ability to put the ball through the big sticks when it counts.
     
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    To be fair to King, he had a crap first 2 games. He's picked it up though.