Pretty much what i'm expecting from him at this stage, flashes of brilliance but still lacking the tank/physical ability to run out games. His first quarter was very, very impressive. I really hope he lines up Round 1 he reads the ball well, is willing to go back with the flight of the ball, uses it well. All while being 193cm tall.
He has the talent, he has the physical ability and he has the toughness. I am very confident he will make it at this level now that he has joined an AFL club.
Beautiful reader of the play, there was someone on this board calling him soft because he didn't play inside mid as a kid but I don't recall who it was. Showed no softness in how he attacked the high ball over the JLT.
Just hope this board doesn't flame him if he struggles first up in Adelaide. There is a marked difference from playing jlt to holding down a back 6 position in front of 50,000 ferals, all baying for blood. Either way he will be better for the run
Yeah because hawthorn gift games to players seriously mate no one gets gifted a game at Hawthorn. There are pre requisites to getting a game and then there is a role that the coaches think you can fulfil. if you are not up to it then you are out IF there is someone better to take your place. TOB or any other player on our list is fully aware of what's required to get a game in the seniors.
I think he's basically guaranteed a game come round 1 considering our structure. Frawley, Brand/Mohr/Mirra, Stratton, Hardwick, Sicily, Impey are basically locked as the back 6 & the 7th would have to be Scrimshaw.
Plus judging by his TOG% that's another strong indicator.