Player Watch Trent Bianco

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Robroy22

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Oct 24, 2012
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At least three of his clangers were just inexperience. He probably gets away with not getting far enough back from the man on the mark in VFL and juniors....but senior players are much bigger (and have better reflexes) and WCE players blocked three of his "low passes" (which were struck well but just too low) by guarding his mark.
When he had his set shots, he had time to set himself up and he only had to kick at a target. And you saw the result of the kicks!
His kicking coach this week will work with him on getting more separation from his marker and his passes should hit their mark a lot more in future. The one "shank" he had was just a rushed kick....he is fundamentally a good kick (biomechanically) so experience will improve his % as he gets more games.
 

PIEWITHSAUCE

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Sep 29, 2014
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Most of the times I saw him fluff the kick , he crouched over T. Adams style and tried to be overly careful. Hopefully he's not modelling his short kicking on Taylor Adams :eek:
 

Anzacday

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Jul 3, 2014
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He has a better knack for popping for a goal than what I thought he would
He missed a shot, then was nearby when Dom Sheed kicked his.
His reaction was priceless, it was like that’s what you’re supposed to do, (kick the goal).
Next shot from near the boundary he nailed it.
Really like his attitude.
 

grayza2018

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Oct 31, 2017
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Just had one of those days, didn't he. I'm very encouraged by the signs he's shown so far

But he might be hitting a wall too, remember this is effectively his first year. He might need a circuit breaker or week as sub next week, to freshen up.
 

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76woodenspooners

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Jun 4, 2011
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This game was a learning experience and he’ll be better for it …

… and no doubt he’ll have a few things to work on. I wouldn’t be adverse to him being dropped to work in those things in the seconds. We’ve got other kids who are putting their hand up for a game.
 

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