The Noah "GOAT" Balta Victim Thread 2020

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I can see the rance comparisons but can also see alot of frazer gehrig in him as well πŸ‘
Thats who i thought when we drafted him as well but Gehrig was not as big as Balta at the same age
I remember him playing at the eagles and he was alot lighter than the beast he become at the saints
 

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Winger and scary
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They had Ashley McIntosh & Fraser Gherig who were both lightening fast and tall with great agility
What a team that was , I used to love watching them with Rob Whiley as assistant coach as the Tiger connection

These days they are just another scum team with even bigger scum supporters
 

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Balta might be wasted in the back line. He looks to be one of those players who can do anything. I reckon you could stick him in the forward line and he'd kick a bag.
How tall is he? Can he play in the ruck and then just follow the ball around? The more times he puts his hands on the ball the more likely good things will happen.
 

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Balta might be wasted in the back line. He looks to be one of those players who can do anything. I reckon you could stick him in the forward line and he'd kick a bag.
How tall is he? Can he play in the ruck and then just follow the ball around? The more times he puts his hands on the ball the more likely good things will happen.
We definitely need him much more down in defence right now.
 

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I know the free for Taberner's goal wasn't a free - but it seems to me he does give away slightly more 'last-line' frees than an average KPD.

Maybe he's still being treated by the umps as 'Young kid got to earn his stripes'. Maybe he just looks clumsy.
 

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I know the free for Taberner's goal wasn't a free - but it seems to me he does give away slightly more 'last-line' frees than an average KPD.

Maybe he's still being treated by the umps as 'Young kid got to earn his stripes'. Maybe he just looks clumsy.
Watch a few of Rance or Astburys earlier games , conning the umps is something that comes with experience . They are also probably dirty that he hooked up with the best looker within their ranks.
 

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It's always that scary option...quality, mobile talls can just dominate on the wing. Trouble is, they're usually more useful elsewhere and the cases where it's worked have always been short term with the player just not able to play in a Key position for some reason (e.g. Richo making space for Jack).

That said, there are exceptions...I remember a few years back we had a guy Dean Putt....200cm, but never seemed to get a handle on how to body up in a pack (some might say he was a bit soft). Anyway towards the end, probably after they'd given up on him, he played a few games for Coburg on the wing, and he was actually pretty impressive and if his cards hadn't already been marked by then, he might have pushed for an AFL game.

As for Balta, for now, let him learn his craft in defense, but when Astbury comes back, I can see him pushing up the ground a lot more...not quite as a wingman, but he could probably do well in a rebounding HBF type role.
 

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