It's been going on for a long time, Collingwood famously turned Neon Davis and Chris Tarrant into defenders.Burton, Hardwick, Sicily, Brand, Impey, (Jiath) and now TOB.
We all know what these guys have in common and for some reason it just works.
Whoever came up with it is a genius.
Confidence was the only thing missing from his toolkit. His annual breakout performance against Melbourne showed that it was mostly in between the ears with TOB.On topic, he's earning his place at the moment. Could develop into a very handy player with confidence
No chance he gets dropped mate.He played a great last quarter when shifted forward and actually stuck some marks (every other time this season he’s been shifted forward it hasn’t worked)
However he was very average for the first 3 quarters - some very shaky disposal (missed easy kicks and handpasses), dropped marks, kept losing his man etc etc. it helped that Cox was absolutely horrible all game. Was telling that he didn’t want to take the shot on goal and passed to a 2nd gamer - still lacks belief.
He remains an ‘almost’ player - continues to tease every week and season that with just a bit of improvement he’ll make it - but 7 seasons in he’s still teasing us.
Reckon he’s a good chance to go out for scrimshaw.
With Frawley only having a few seasons at best left we really need to find some kpd talent.
This is a fairly absurd assessment. He did good things all game. He gave Cox a bath, didn't let him get a sniff.However he was very average for the first 3 quarters - some very shaky disposal (missed easy kicks and handpasses), dropped marks, kept losing his man etc etc. it helped that Cox was absolutely horrible all game. Was telling that he didn’t want to take the shot on goal and passed to a 2nd gamer - still lacks belief.
He crashed the packs hat yesterday. Brought our ground players into the game when he didn’t mark it. Was great to watch him playing with confidence.Has built a really good last month or so. Despite the nonsense he cops on this board, he's turning into a very handy player. He's definitely best 22 at the moment.
I've long been a fan & always thought he could make it etc., so I knew of his athleticism & leap but not his flat out speed - I was pleasantly shocked watching him Saturday.People should have known he had all the athletic tools. I've seen people surprised at his speed, his leap and sticky hands. They're not new, but the confidence to put it all together is.
Yeah well this has been an interesting year for the forwards hasn’t it?Impressed me watching him live yesterday. Boy did he hit some packs hard. They all didn't stick, but he took a couple of really telling marks. Presented well all day. Keep it up Tim.
There were a couple of time though, that he went up along with Big Boy and Nash, when at least one of them could have stayed down. Not a criticism of TOB, but a bit more talk and leaving players at ground level could have been more beneficial a couple of times. I'm sure this will get covered by coaches during the week though.