VFL VFL Round 4 v Coburg @ Piranha Park - Sunday April 21, 1:05pm.

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His kicking is neat and he has a very nice kicking action but I don’t think he’s damaging enough with the ball going forward.

I guess if we want another defensive option on the wing it makes sense. But even with Sidebottom out the more defensive wing out him and Daicos we used both WHE and Lippa so I don’t see Bytel getting selected there anytime soon. We also push Jack Crisp out there as well.

The other thing is we don’t want want to add another slow guy to the inside midfield mix but Bytel would likely only be in contention if a slow mod got injured anyways.

The club may also think we’re covered inside with Fin as the slow option and Sullivan the quicker option but I’d prefer they swap Fin out to wing and Bytel inside as I’m just not seeing it with Fin insides.
Bytel is not a speedster but his pace looks fine IMO.
Agree he is neat and he showed a lot of poise in a couple of plays ( I only watched first half), and he’s a big body at 190cm.
I think he’s got upside including inside mid as you suggest.
 
Yeah, definitely getting better last couple weeks. But apparantely resigned to the fact he has lost his spot Mentioned to someone that he has his work cut out for him, now he's gonna have to work extra hard

I’d like to see Leggy promoted (most likely as an injury replacement) and then move to a wing role. His running capacity plus long kicking can be real weapons for us and more impactful if not positioned deep in defence.


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I’d like to see Leggy promoted (most likely as an injury replacement) and then move to a wing role. His running capacity plus long kicking can be real weapons for us and more impactful if not positioned deep in defence.


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I have a feeling that he played a bit of wing and mid yesterday. He was further up the ground than usual and he did it with class. As Jen mentioned, he has probably been given the opportunity to show what more he has to offer and yesterday he passed the test
 

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And putting aside the fact it was us they beat...it was a great win for them after not experiencing one for such a long time. They were well & truly overdue.
The Coburg fans were ecstatic. Gave the team a standing ovation as they left the field.
 
I have a feeling that he played a bit of wing and mid yesterday. He was further up the ground than usual and he did it with class. As Jen mentioned, he has probably been given the opportunity to show what more he has to offer and yesterday he passed the test
He played a bit of wing in the seniors last year early on when he was a pretty regular sub.
 
I had a chat with a Coburg assistant coach that I know. He was obviously very happy with the win as was the rest of the side. They were unlucky to lose to Williamstown and had that hunger to win.

He said that AJ was the easiest player to line-up on. In defence, he was a dream for the forwards because he didn't read the play well and in the ruck, he wasn't much better. That's not a great assessment of a player. Moved about by the coaching panel to hide him. Assistant said Begg had a shocker, as did the midfield. Oleg also came up as lacking sting, even if he touched it.

All praise for Wil Parker who looked the best out of the lot, Cooper MacDonald and Jack Hutchinson good as well.
 
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I thought Pendlebury was cooked after the 2018 finals series.

Taylor walker was first cooked in 2017.

Luke Hodge in about 2012.

Tom Mitchells 2022

Brian Lake before he moved to Hawthorn.

AJ is playing poorly. Hopefully he starts playing better.
But the thing is all of those players had more runs on the board before they seemed cooked.

Pendlebury - Enough said.

Walker - leading goal kicker and AFLPA awards

Hodge - 2008 flag, Hawthorn captain.

Mitchell - 150+ games, Brownlow medal, Grand Final appearance.

Brian Lake: 197 games and B&F.

AJ has a good final series and under 30 games.

He's 26 which does not help his case. As much hate as Jackson Callow might get, his SANFL form has been better. So has the form of Jack Hutchinson. And both of those guys are younger by at least four years.
 
But the thing is all of those players had more runs on the board before they seemed cooked.

Pendlebury - Enough said.

Walker - leading goal kicker and AFLPA awards

Hodge - 2008 flag, Hawthorn captain.

Mitchell - 150+ games, Brownlow medal, Grand Final appearance.

Brian Lake: 197 games and B&F.

AJ has a good final series and under 30 games.

He's 26 which does not help his case. As much hate as Jackson Callow might get, his SANFL form has been better. So has the form of Jack Hutchinson. And both of those guys are younger by at least four years.
Yeah he's looking pretty unlikely ATM.
 

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But the thing is all of those players had more runs on the board before they seemed cooked.

Pendlebury - Enough said.

Walker - leading goal kicker and AFLPA awards

Hodge - 2008 flag, Hawthorn captain.

Mitchell - 150+ games, Brownlow medal, Grand Final appearance.

Brian Lake: 197 games and B&F.

AJ has a good final series and under 30 games.

He's 26 which does not help his case. As much hate as Jackson Callow might get, his SANFL form has been better. So has the form of Jack Hutchinson. And both of those guys are younger by at least four years.
So Jack Hutchinson VFL mark of the year has him in front of AJ.

AJ has already helped us win a couple of AFL games.
 
So Jack Hutchinson VFL mark of the year has him in front of AJ.

AJ has already helped us win a couple of AFL games.
Jack Hutchinson hasn't been drafted to an AFL side yet. However, his VFL form has been better than AJ. As a forward he has managed to boot no less than seven goals in four matches. He trains semi-professionally and played country last year.

AJ has managed two in seven matches and is playing as a professional.

People don't like me saying it but AJ was local standard yesterday and against Carlton. And against Brisbane. And against Sandy.

Nobody doubts he's played good games in the past.

So did Bianco, Ruscoe, etc but they were cut.

If you're going to flog Fin and co., they're ahead of AJ and that's not even opinion at the moment. It's objective fact.

Callum Brown, the whippiest of whipping boys, has played a better VFL season than AJ.

This is fact.

AJ is the lowest-rated player on the list this season and has a lower rating than some VFL players.
 
Jack Hutchinson hasn't been drafted to an AFL side yet. However, his VFL form has been better than AJ. As a forward he has managed to boot no less than seven goals in four matches. He trains semi-professionally and played country last year.

AJ has managed two in seven matches and is playing as a professional.

People don't like me saying it but AJ was local standard yesterday and against Carlton. And against Brisbane. And against Sandy.

Nobody doubts he's played good games in the past.

So did Bianco, Ruscoe, etc but they were cut.

If you're going to flog Fin and co., they're ahead of AJ and that's not even opinion at the moment. It's objective fact.

Callum Brown, the whippiest of whipping boys, has played a better VFL season than AJ.

This is fact.

AJ is the lowest-rated player on the list this season and has a lower rating than some VFL players.
I'm talking AFL but thanks.
 
I had a chat with a Coburg assistant coach that I know. He was obviously very happy with the win as was the rest of the side. They were unlucky to lose to Williamstown and had that hunger to win.

He said that AJ was the easiest player to line-up on. In defence, he was a dream for the forwards because he didn't read the play well and in the ruck, he wasn't much better. That's not a great assessment of a player. Moved about by the coaching panel to hide him. Assistant said Begg had a shocker, as did the midfield. Oleg also came up as lacking sting, even if he touched it.

All praise for Wil Parker who looked the best out of the lot, Cooper MacDonald and Jack Hutchinson good as well.
Yeah ok. :rolleyes::think:
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I've got a friend who works for coburg. He had a chat to the captain, who told him that Johnson is one of the easiest forwards to play on. He's so lazy, that he lets the defender dictate terms because he doesn't move.\

Pretty damning
Not sure whats going on with him this year, but ive never seen him play worse.

Was chatting to Paul Amy at the game who thinks he could be one of those players that has no ticker. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you dont have the effort and intent, the workrate, you can get found out.
Reminds me of Sier in that aspect.
 
Yeah ok. :rolleyes::think:
Jen2310 said:
I've got a friend who works for coburg. He had a chat to the captain, who told him that Johnson is one of the easiest forwards to play on. He's so lazy, that he lets the defender dictate terms because he doesn't move.\

Pretty damning
Not sure whats going on with him this year, but ive never seen him play worse.

Was chatting to Paul Amy at the game who thinks he could be one of those players that has no ticker. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you dont have the effort and intent, the workrate, you can get found out.
Reminds me of Sier in that aspect.
I think Paul Amy might be right. It's up to AJ now to prove everyone wrong
 
Any idea which clubs are looking at him, besides ourselves?
Havent seen anyone in specific.
North surely go with a key defender. Just depends on a few factors.
What kind of player we look at. Who is in front of us for picks come end of May.
 

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