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- Oct 12, 2010
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They’re guns but they’re ultimately just two players
As has always been the case, a good big player will beat a good small player. We are now seeing very tall players who have both the skill and athletic ability to be good players. Tough to defend against!It's not just the Kings. The coleman medalist this year and Daniher before them. There's a shift to it but I think we'll see a few guys that 195cm mark able to play KPP
Not sure it works like that really. I rate him but I’m not sure 58 goals in a year warrants suggesting you have to be 204 cm to be successful as a key forward these days.Wouldn't he be doubled and tripled with defenders then?
McKay is a great young key forward.
Yeah it's more about having 2-3 elite qualities than specifically meeting a height or weight quota.Not sure it works like that really. I rate him but I’m not sure 58 goals in a year warrants suggesting you have to be 204 cm to be successful as a key forward these days.
I agree being ruckman height and agile makes you hard to match up against as a forward, but I don’t buy this idea that 195 cm forwards will be dominated by this new supposed crop of 200 cm full backs.
Listening to his pressers, he seems to state his athleticism and endurance as one of is strengths. Jack Darling was able to be a great undersized KPF cause he had a great endurance, straight line speed and strength to match bigger defenders. Williams has a few of those Darling like traits to play taller.Yeah it's more about having 2-3 elite qualities than specifically meeting a height or weight quota.
Jack Darling averages almost 2 goals per game at 191cm
Taylor Walker and Jack Reiwoldt are 193cm
Ben Brown is 200cm but not anywhere near as athletic as the Kings or McKay
Naughton is 195cm
All are difficult match ups for varying reasons.
There are definitely more 200cm+ players coming through with an athletic profile that would historically be matched only with shorter players, but elite key forwards will be a handful regardless of whether they are 193cm or 203cm
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I hope he does well, but I just don't see it. He dominated through size pushing guys under the ball with his strength and tearing weaker opponents off him as a forward and is really a ruck.
Now when next generation Ruckmen are coming in at 202-210cm how is a guy with average, not an amazing leap going to stand up to those guys. No slight on the kid but he'll probably have a great state level career I just don't see a spot for him at AFL level.
Best of luck to him.
Um whats stopping him growing taller and getting bigger and stronger?
Isnt he a low ager?
Harry Edwards grew another 5cm after we drafted him, most kids do.
And they lose the puppy fat and put on muscle.
thats his top half but his legs are absolute tree trunks. For KPP thats a huge tick and could be someone very hard to move off the ball drop when he plants them (aka like a Hawkins)Williams is obviously still growing. Listed as the same height as Bazzo, now clearly taller.
Saw him next to Barrass, he's looks bigger than him too.
He has a big soft body still, not a hardened body like an 18 year old Darling or Bailey Williams.