Agree. He’s never been a Jetta/Hurn laser boot with his kicking.Witherden was solid, and one of the few senior players who played 4 quarters so od have him I'm our best as well.
I think his "bad game" comes down to nuffies on here thinking he can laser a 60m pass onto someone's chest with every kick under pressure in the backline.
He coughed a couple up, and a couple more to a contest were marked by Cockburn, but the rest of his game was fine.
I'm actually impressed with how much of an accumulator he is, that was on show today. Certainly can find the footy, wouldve had 20+ disposals easily.
He also cost us next to nothing and is a young player on the rise.
Yeah, it's certainly unreasonable to expect him to replicate one of the best kickers we've seen in the past decade. And even Jetta would bite off too much quite a bit too with clangers here and there.Agree. He’s never been a Jetta/Hurn laser boot with his kicking.
More like a Jake Lloyd accumulator, distributing cleverly because he has the ability to find himself in space.
He’s not an especially skilful kick but he backs himself regardless, which is what we need sometimes, given Hurn is too afraid to pull the trigger half of the time
He looked like a new player with a few raps on his kicking looking to impress when maybe the more conservative team option would have been better.I think he got inside his own head.
He looked nervous with ball in hand, and his decision making wasn't great.
Was also surprised how high and floaty some of his kicks were.
Ask a Richmond or Carlton supporter. Both are known to have done it repeatedly in the past.Good to see Gossage and co have rewritten the man on the mark rule already, apparently if the kicker isn't going to play on you don't need to pay it.
Sick of this season already.
I've forgotten do I put my membership card in the microwave or the toaster?
Maybe it just indicates how bad the rest of the bunch were.I read that and have to say I was a bit surprised.
Even in he post match interview Graham seemed to suggest coaches didn't feel that Withers was one of the best on either.
What did he actually do in order to get mentioned as one of the best on ground? Honestly, it felt like every time he had ball in hand it led to a turnover.
I thought Jones showed some good signs. Ran in nice straight lines and it was only really the big boys that could move him off his line. Looked much stronger than the cripps/petru type.I've seen some people say we don't have a list spot for Waterman given he's a forward now, then I remember Cripps picking up one clean ball since the GF, Petch getting a 3 year extension out of nowhere, and Ah Chee playing nearly every game last year up forward despite playing his best WAFL footy in the middle. That's even before we mention Willie and Venables.
Yeah, no spot indeed.
On the plus side I like Jones and hope he gets a good run in that forward-mid role to start the year.