Couldn't agree more- this game really showed he has a strong mentality and it's going to serve he and the club well in the futureWould have been very easy for him to withdraw and hyper focus on his direct opponent after that first quarter. Very impressive to instead focus on doing what he does best and subsequently help the team starve Carlton on the scoreboard.
That happened an extraordinary amount of times in the last quarter. It was like the umpires were so obsessed with not paying game deciding frees that they did far worse in the exact opposite way.Ball rustles free in the tackle…that is dropping the ball!
Great game by Denver. He is starting to believe and find the range between staying back and going full kamikaze
That's just the AFL in general, they rarely call it as it is, and they think not calling any frees makes for better close games. We got away with a few high stuff too although it wasn't as blatant.That happened an extraordinary amount of times in the last quarter. It was like the umpires were so obsessed with not paying game deciding frees that they did far worse in the exact opposite way.
Denver was always going to be slowest to develop out of the talls drafted in 2020, 8kg lighter than McDonald and ugle-Hagan, 20kg less than Thilthorpe, non of them have stamped their authority yet either, just look at Grimes and Rance took until their 4-5 year before they were solid defenders.\
Of course it is.Context is king!
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James Sicily drafted in 2013. 185cm 76kg
2014 - no games
2015 - 3 games
2016 - AFL regular.
2017 - good AFL player
DGB drafted in 2020 195cm 78kg
2021 - about 5 games
2022 - most games
2023 - ?
I think he is tracking ok. He is clearly being fast-tracked so let's not expect any consistent performances until say year 4 which is when sis started to really look like a good AFL player.
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