Tim O'Brien: Corner turned. 2yr extension announced.

Bad Boy Beama

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Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of TOB but I have noticed that he is becoming a almost man. How many times this season he almost takes pack and contested marks. He does all the right things he get to the right position, grabs the ball often at the apex, but at the last moment drops the mark.

Each week he takes some very good marks but he turfs so many more.

The upside is if he keeps his mitts on the ball for a second or more he will be the new Stewart Lowe. I this just clicks he will be a dead set gun.

Does anyone else think the same.
 

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Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of TOB but I have noticed that he is becoming a almost man. How many times this season he almost takes pack and contested marks. He does all the right things he get to the right position, grabs the ball often at the apex, but at the last moment drops the mark.

Each week he takes some very good marks but he turfs so many more.

The upside is if he keeps his mitts on the ball for a second or more he will be the new Stewart Lowe. I this just clicks he will be a dead set gun.

Does anyone else think the same.
I swear I've read that op verbatim somewhere before.... o_O
 

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It's difficult. You know, sports cars, Italian suits, big breasted wife etc...
Some of those things do sound distracting, I know I like to wear Italian suits while driving my sports cars. Where it breaks down is my suits were made in Thailand and I don't own a sports car
 

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Some of those things do sound distracting, I know I like to wear Italian suits while driving my sports cars. Where it breaks down is my suits were made in Thailand and I don't own a sports car
Lol. I think you missed the joke mate. :)

Seriously though. I recon i read the op post either in another thread or facebook or something 24 hours ago. Especially the Buckets Lowe reference.....
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Carry on then. I just posted about spiced rum elsewhere. Let me know if you can't find it & I'll copy it in here...
I find on the rocks safer than neat but honestly both are a recipe for a horrendous next day, need to mix to pace myself.
Just ran out of Sailor Jerry, still have a few bottles of Bundaberg Ginger beer left will have to get another bottle of something maybe some Stolen XXXX hear it's smooth
 

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He definitely has taken some huge strides this year in his development. I recall early in the season people were very critical of his lack of aggression and unwillingness to go hard at the high ball. This was clearly confidence related and he's really addressed this issue as he's been shown great faith by the coaching staff. I reckon we are not far away from seeing him really have a break out game in terms of all elements of his game clicking. I don't think he'll dominate games until he adds some bulk to his frame but his defensive game is strong, his workrate is good and his judgement and attack on the ball is really good.
 

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Hes got all the skills but the reason he drops the mark is because the slightest body contact from an opponent knocks him off the ball due to his small body. My worry is that hes been at the club for a number of years now and has never seemed to really bulk up.
 

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Hes got all the skills but the reason he drops the mark is because the slightest body contact from an opponent knocks him off the ball due to his small body. My worry is that hes been at the club for a number of years now and has never seemed to really bulk up.
What is the average contested mark per KPF in the AFL?

Then tell me the average CM's TOB has?

I think you'll find his CM is actually very good for a 21 KPF who is asked to play a hybrid role, in that he is asked to push up to defensive 50 and back again - repeatedly.
 

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Hes got all the skills but the reason he drops the mark is because the slightest body contact from an opponent knocks him off the ball due to his small body. My worry is that hes been at the club for a number of years now and has never seemed to really bulk up.
This. Needs to add a couple of kgs to steady himself that fraction longer in the air. Hopefully he can adapt if the extra body mass does not happen.
 

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The last 4 or 5 weeks have been great for TOB. He has been developing nicely for a bloke who has played less than 20 games. Needs 50-60 games to get a real idea on him.

Getting to many more contests, and effecting each contest. Getting his hands to a lot of balls, just not cluncking them just yet. It will come.

Wayne Carey is a big fan, can see the talent. Just lacks a little confidence.

Persist.
 

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MASSIVE upside to this kid. Get another 25 games into him and he'll clunk more of those than he grasses.
At the moment too, he is hitting packs and creating a contest, bringing the ball to ground, where we have at least 3 of the best crumbing forwards in the comp.
When Rough went down I thought we would need 2 blokes to fill his massive shoes, and damn if we haven't got them...
 
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