Universal Love Welcome to Hawthorn : Jai “Duke” Newcombe

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Dominic03

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Pretty sure he shined one they other week against the dees. I didn’t think an AFL could do that without been pushed but there it was. He has to cut that kind of howler out as it is team deflating.
That's just about it tho, has one of those a game. Had two bad kicks that game, one was a turn over the shoulder bomb forward, intercepted and the shin one when he burnt a couple blokes and used his pace well.
 
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That's just about it tho, has one of those a game. Had two bad kicks that game, one was a turn over the shoulder bomb forward, intercepted and the shin one when he burnt a couple blokes and used his pace well.
If you could stop trying to convince everyone on this board that our fringe players are actually best 22 players, that would be great.

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Roger Rogerson

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That's just about it tho, has one of those a game. Had two bad kicks that game, one was a turn over the shoulder bomb forward, intercepted and the shin one when he burnt a couple blokes and used his pace well.
I am a big supporter of his. But he has now been given every chance and the clangers aren't reducing. Happy to keep him as depth but he is flawed like 1/3rd of our players.
 

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Roger Rogerson

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The issue with Jai is he is a bit of ‘more of the same’ of our current mids. Mid sized accumulators with neither elite pace or skills. Yes he can tackle but that’s not enough if you can’t keep up with your opponent. Maybe after a preseason or two we’ll see a different player but needs to find a yard and a tank.
No he's not. He can control opposition players with his strength. Remember Brad Sewell? Having one of these blokes means the really talented mids in the middle with him can get a run at it and when they don't and the tap goes to Jai and his opponent chances are he can win it. Blokes like this mean plan B in the middle is often as reliable as Plan A.
 

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The issue with Jai is he is a bit of ‘more of the same’ of our current mids. Mid sized accumulators with neither elite pace or skills. Yes he can tackle but that’s not enough if you can’t keep up with your opponent. Maybe after a preseason or two we’ll see a different player but needs to find a yard and a tank.
He has no foot skills? It's literally his biggest strength

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