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It’s well known worps needs to improve his tank. He has a quiet quarter at least each game.

He is younger and cheaper but performing to the level of much more expensive mids right now. Including a couple of ours. One example was Shiel last night, although Shiel would have had more of a tag
 

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The actual stats they are using
Most damaging midfielders:

  1. Dayne Zorko - 21.1 chains to 32.6 per cent scores
  2. Josh Kelly - 27.2 chains to 30.1 per cent scores
  3. Dayne Beams - 24.4 chains to 29.2 per cent scores
  4. Dion Prestia - 23.1 chains to 28.8 per cent scores
  5. Marcus Bontempelli - 26.6 chains to 28.5 per cent scores
Least damaging midfielders:

  1. Andrew Gaff - 28.7 chains to 14.4 per cent scores
  2. Clayton Oliver - 29.7 chains to 14.6 per cent scores
  3. Jack Redden - 20.8 chains to 15.1 per cent scores
  4. Reece Conca - 20.4 chains to 15.2 per cent scores
  5. James Worpel - 23.5 chains to 16.4 per cent scores

So Gaff who plays mid/wing and Worpel who play mid vs Zorko who plays mid/forward

Zorko averages 2.3 inside 50 tackles a game, Gaff has one all year and Worpel 4 all year

31% of Zorko's disposals are Inside 50s
12.6% of Gaffs disposals are Inside 50s
17% of Worpel's disposals are Inside 50s

Brisbane convert 40.6% of inside 50s into a score
West Coast convert 39.4% of inside 50s into a score
Hawks convert 37.6% of inside 50s into a score

CD sure do love to compare apples to oranges
Imagine if you had those ten players on your list?

It looks like to me those guys get involved in a lot of Their teams possession chains which get inside 50.

But some teams convert better than others?
 

RIOLINWITPUNCHS

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Another huge game from the Worp last night. I was shocked when we called out Ainsworth's name instead of Worpel/Constable. Did you guys hear anything about him refusing to leave Victoria in his draft interviews?
No way he refused to go interstate.

If you watched the video of the moment he was drafted his family were stoked he stayed in VIC but you got the impression he was more then happy to leave.
 

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I don't think he is getting enough recognition in the media for what an unbelievable year he is having for a bloke in his second season. Remarkable really.
Good point. When everyone is understanding of a player having second year blues, to see someone go the other way and leap into top midfielder status in their second year is really rare.

He's looking a lot better in close, still racking it up. Couldn't ask for more.
 

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being compared to Gaff and Oliver is a huge honour, anyone who disagrees is a moron, sorry...
Just saw someone on the mainboard saying that unlike Hawthorn in 2004 we don’t have any young players of the same calibre as Mitchell or Hodge.

Which kinda true you know, but ...

Here’s Worp’s second year stats vs Sam Mitchell’s.

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PenAndPaperJosh

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Just saw someone on the mainboard saying that unlike Hawthorn in 2004 we don’t have any young players of the same calibre as Mitchell or Hodge.

Which kinda true you know, but ...

Here’s Worp’s second year stats vs Sam Mitchell’s.

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I legit wanna see footage of the hitout Mitchell did
 

MasterSamurai

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Love how he’s taking it up on himself to lift all the while playing only handful of games plus no Mitch!! Once our system is working, weed out the cloggers and have some more talent in the guts, then Worps will be even better imo. It took Jordy till 25-26 to mature as a player and become a gun, before that he was very good but flakey with form.
 

tommyk72

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Just for ****s and giggles here’s Worps second season against two of the most hyped young mids the game has ever seen.

Joel Selwood and then Bontempelli. Remember when these two were having these season people were passing out in the stands at how magnificent they were for their age.

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Three things jump straight to mind:

1/ Will be interesting to see if Worps can maintain it through all games.
2/ Needs to work on where he's giving away the frees.
3/ Needs to work on his ruckwork.
 

Abasi

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Three things jump straight to mind:

1/ Will be interesting to see if Worps can maintain it through all games.
2/ Needs to work on where he's giving away the frees.
3/ Needs to work on his ruckwork.
I don’t think he will maintain it through all games, as we are simply asking too much of a guy with less than 25 games to his name.

He will almost certainly fade.
 

BJK#5

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Jeez going to have to merge this with the head****** thread...

He is already copping the Tom Mitchell treatment with 'touches mean nothing because he has no impact'.

Well i guess we just gotta wait for him to break a leg before people finally start to rate him...
 

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I am sure if we had a firing Buddy, Roughy and Rioli in our fwd 50 Worpels involvement in scoring chains would be through the roof. Dumb stat to base the article on. We struggle to score full stop!

Was the shining light on the weekend.
 
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