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play2win

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Bramble looks very promising.

Disagree on newcombe. Has some positives but unfortunately appears extremely slow for me, and we are the last team that can carry a lack of leg speed through the middle.

Hope im wrong.
We still have 2-3 years to make an athlete out of Jai so let’s see how he develops over that time, at least we are starting with a good base.
 

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rei154

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Bramble looks very promising.

Disagree on newcombe. Has some positives but unfortunately appears extremely slow for me, and we are the last team that can carry a lack of leg speed through the middle.

Hope im wrong.
I think we've gotta remember with Newc that he had literally no preseason and has played his games less than a week into the AFL training regime. I reckon he'll be fine.
 

Roger Rogerson

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Bramble looks very promising.

Disagree on newcombe. Has some positives but unfortunately appears extremely slow for me, and we are the last team that can carry a lack of leg speed through the middle.

Hope im wrong.
Nah he's not slow. Quick enough and will get more explosive over the years.
 

Billyc

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We have tended to drop our young players after a poor outing (Jeka, Newcombe, Brockman earlier in the year). I would be disappointed if we continued down that path the remainder of this season. DGB strikes me as the type of guy for whom next week couldn't come soon enough and the type who will learn a lot more from challenging nights like Saturday than going back to VFL practice matches. Needs to be kept in. Brockman too, who also struggled on Saturday.
 

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We have tended to drop our young players after a poor outing (Jeka, Newcombe, Brockman earlier in the year). I would be disappointed if we continued down that path the remainder of this season. DGB strikes me as the type of guy for whom next week couldn't come soon enough and the type who will learn a lot more from challenging nights like Saturday than going back to VFL practice matches. Needs to be kept in. Brockman too, who also struggled on Saturday.
DGB had a terrible night but not from a lack of trying. Jeka and Brockman not so much
 

PenAndPaperJosh

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Needs a big off season in the gym.

Is fitness an issue? Looks really spent after a few efforts. Got to keep him out there to build that, then a big pre-season
100% fitness is an issue, he's been injured for a good chunk of this season so missed a lot of conditioning time in his first season.
Same can be said for Newcombe & i'd suggest that we are going to strip some weight off of him this coming preseason.
 

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Love the behind the goals vision. This is the type of stuff that gets players games, and stuff the common supporter doesn't see.
In this day and age we ought to have access to this vision. Can’t stand all the zoom right in vision we get now. So hard to tell what is actually happening in the game.
 
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“Denver’s ability to read the ball in the air was again a strength, he was able to break out of congestion on occasion and give us composed ball use. He had a difficult match-up on a very good player in Sam Weideman, and didn’t lower his colours.”
 

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