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drviccles

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How on earth did he make such a miraculous recovery and how come GWS let him get away so cheap? Still feel like it's a dream that we got him.
 

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Hawk_francais

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Doing everything expected of him at the moment. Very pleased and excited for what's to come.
 

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VandoHawk

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His stats from last weekend were perfect.

26 touches, 2 goals. 92% DE, 4 tackles.

That's what you want from your 4th rounders.
The acquisition of Scully and Henderson’s career best form have made us extremely dangerous on the outside - to the point where I think it’s gone from a weakness to a strength. Our outside run is the best we’ve had since Hilly - arguably it may even be better. It’s just a pity Smithy seems somewhat down on impact - and we lost our best ball extractor to feed these players - because I genuinely think this outside group can blitz teams both with pace and disposal.
 

tommyk72

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The acquisition of Scully and Henderson’s career best form have made us extremely dangerous on the outside - to the point where I think it’s gone from a weakness to a strength. Our outside run is the best we’ve had since Hilly - arguably it may even be better. It’s just a pity Smithy seems somewhat down on impact - and we lost our best ball extractor to feed these players - because I genuinely think this outside group can blitz teams both with pace and disposal.
Agreed. On both the quality of the outside and the downturn in Smith's impact. Someone argued in another thread it's because he's being used more on the flanks, but I would have thought that would give him even more of a change to burn off a less aerobically fit opponent.

Can't wait to see what happens when the A-team mid-fielders all make it back from injury.
 

4THAWN

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Anyone got GPS data for scully last few weeks? Think we've established his baseline is about 15-20 disposals with not great efficiency but still absolutely everywhere. Now need the polish and finish to come back into his game.
 

Zack

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I've been very happy with Scully. The knocks would be penetration by foot, especially under pressure he taps it 20 when it should be 40 hoof. He's not that strong either around packs. But apart from that can't complain. Actually ain't complaining about that tbh, if he didn't have those flaws we wouldn't have got him.
 

Beandip

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Seems to be comfortable top runner in most of his games, and averaging around 15.8km a game. Obliterates all other comers for high-speed, sprints and repeat sprints (normally doubles next best every week).
 

OnceKicked50

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Aug 15, 2015
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Absolute steal if he stays fit. Can't remember us ever having a stronger outside running brigade in Smith, Scully, Hendo and Morrison.
On paper dude. Smith has been really poor this year and Morrison was dropped to the magoos. Henderson has been unbelievable but.

Still time for it to come to fruition and it was great to see Morrison respond as he did.
 

HODGEYROAD

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Sad news on Tom Scully's father in law Gavin Robertson. He a growth on his brain and went in for scans and found out it was a tumor. He is currently fighting for his life after the surgery.
Wishing Tom and Zoe all the best.
Heard about that brain cancer, but had absolutely no idea that Tom was married to his daughter. Best of luck to Gavin but sadly it didn't sound positive.
 

4THAWN

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Needs to get a bit more strength into his legs/kicking. Understandable he would've lost some muscle/power due to the injury, but hopefully next preseason he can get 5-10m more into his legs.

Apart from that his run has been superb, and you'd expect him to build chemistry with the team regarding his running patterns as he plays more games in the mighty brown and gold.
 
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TylerDurden

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Peak Scully did that in 2016 & 2017, I'm hopeful but not expecting that he'll get back to that level of performance.
To be fair, he's nowhere near that output anymore.

He's always going to be able to run, but he's lost his top speed for mine. Doesn't hit the scoreboard much. And generally lacks confidence in the contest.

For what we paid, who cares right? But he's miles off his best, if we're to be frank here.
 
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