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ImaBeliever!

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Despite some inconsistency, the fella generally has the tools to be best 22 in most teams, but has some special traits that can put him at a higher level especially when the team is firing, like the GF. Has improved and is becoming more consistently good compared to earlier in the season, classic type that needs a string of games to get in the rhythm of AFL standard. If he can sharpen up his decision-making and reaction times in certain situations, he could be more than a good ordinary player and be an unquestioned best 22 selection each week.
 

theyellowsash

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Despite some inconsistency, the fella generally has the tools to be best 22 in most teams, but has some special traits that can put him at a higher level especially when the team is firing, like the GF. Has improved and is becoming more consistently good compared to earlier in the season, classic type that needs a string of games to get in the rhythm of AFL standard. If he can sharpen up his decision-making and reaction times in certain situations, he could be more than a good ordinary player and be an unquestioned best 22 selection each week.
even if he never becomes an unquestioned best 22, hes a pretty good bottom 6 player. if we get to the point where he is playing to his current output and is on the fringe every week, we are in a good sport generally.
 

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Ceehook

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Yea I noticed this as well. He takes way too long to decide then execute. He can get away with it in the lower leagues but not in the AFL.
he's a 2019 1 game veteran , he's still coming upto AFL speed and being mature aged that could take longer

we see so many that sit in the VFL for too long struggle at AFL and we say here they need a block of games to truly show their worth
he's taking grabs , hitting targets and sticking tackles enough to earn his place in the side

could he do better ?

Hell yeah , only needs tweaks to his game to rise up the rankings

we've got a keeper
 

Bojangles17

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even if he never becomes an unquestioned best 22, hes a pretty good bottom 6 player. if we get to the point where he is playing to his current output and is on the fringe every week, we are in a good sport generally.
thats a fair way of looking at it, if hes one of your bottom 6 players, then we re doing alright. not too many oppo could say the same, and I mean not too many
 

Meteoric Rise

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V Cats rd 16 it would be particularly entertaining to watch the scariest bloke in the AFL play on a wing against the most gutless scared squib in the AFL, Cryin Miers. Miers would be calling for the ball from row 6.

Dimma will try to make it happen but the Cats will probably list Miers as “managed."
 

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ImaBeliever!

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Big fan of Maligned Marlion despite the haters. Still needs to bridge the gap between his best and worst, but I like the way he goes about it.
If it came be that he would like to be traded home for family/contract reasons, presumably to Freo, then you would hope we could get some value from it given his obvious talent and traits. Cerra seems to be mentioned in here as possibility gettable, and Pickett might be a part of any potential deal. But more than happy to hang on to him.
 

Charlie Pannam

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Does some dumb things you’d expect from a kid but he’s handy to have as depth or the 18-22 player in the team.

I do wonder though, if we’re better off playing a kid in his role who has a longer future?
Not at the moment he’s best 22.

As you say though makes some poor decisions. But on the flip side can be influential in and around stoppages. Was good in the 2nd half last night after a poor first half
 

TJTIGER

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I CAN'T REMEMBER a player who came into a Club/team and had the impact Marlion has had. Maybe Rowell (?) but he was a No 1 pick. But Kane lambert to Gary Ablett jnr all have taken some time to grow into the game at AFL level. He's improving every week he's exposed to the highest level. Not sure we can expect/ask for more than weekly improvement ?.... Just my 2c worth
 

JAKLAUGHING

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I CAN'T REMEMBER a player who came into a Club/team and had the impact Marlion has had. Maybe Rowell (?) but he was a No 1 pick. But Kane lambert to Gary Ablett jnr all have taken some time to grow into the game at AFL level. He's improving every week he's exposed to the highest level. Not sure we can expect/ask for more than weekly improvement ?.... Just my 2c worth
I think Stacky's first year was very very good...maybe bettering Picketts...just my 3c worth...
 

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The 28-year-old, in his 12th game at senior level with Richmond, had a season-high 18 disposals, plus an AFL career-high 15 uncontested possessions, career-high six marks, career-high nine inside-50s and career-high 602 metres gained.
 

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