Toast You wish you were Lachie Jones

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Imhotep

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Watching the replay i realised how good this guy is at defending, he and aliir ended up having to raffle off the ball to each other a few different times because the two of them read the ball faster than any Carlton forwards. His ability to fly to the highest point of a pack and have his fist sitting half a foot higher than anyone else in his second game shows some serious athleticism.

Then the quarterback style kicking that Houston, Burton, hartlett and Bonner that we already employ only becomes more of a weapon with this guy, his kick just carries and carries i have noticed it a few times it looks like his kick is going fifty and then just gains 10 more metres and hits his target perfectly.
 

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Watching the replay i realised how good this guy is at defending, he and aliir ended up having to raffle off the ball to each other a few different times because the two of them read the ball faster than any Carlton forwards. His ability to fly to the highest point of a pack and have his fist sitting half a foot higher than anyone else in his second game shows some serious athleticism.

Then the quarterback style kicking that Houston, Burton, hartlett and Bonner that we already employ only becomes more of a weapon with this guy, his kick just carries and carries i have noticed it a few times it looks like his kick is going fifty and then just gains 10 more metres and hits his target perfectly.
He somehow needs to get himself noticed for a rising star nom.
Maybe some kind of retro hair style.
 

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The stats are showing 0 tackles again for Lachie this week, so I presume giving away a free kick in a tackle (Walsh for one) doesn't count as a tackle, just a FA?
I've been watching the game again over the last couple of days and in that tackle on Walsh Lachie drops his knees and tries his best to bring Walsh down without pushing him in the back. The fact that Walsh goes forward dragging Lachie with him suggests that Walsh took a dive. Would have been holding the ball if it was Robbie Gray.

Edit: and here's a picture. Lachie tackles low around Walsh's hips, he is lower than Walsh and dropping his weight. Watch the slow-mo for the full story.

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Tibbs

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I've been watching the game again over the last couple of days and in that tackle on Walsh Lachie drops his knees and tries his best to bring Walsh down without pushing him in the back. The fact that Walsh goes forward dragging Lachie with him suggests that Walsh took a dive. Would have been holding the ball if it was Robbie Gray.

Edit: and here's a picture. Lachie tackles low around Walsh's hips, he is lower than Walsh and dropping his weight. Watch the slow-mo for the full story.

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I think the free was there. If Walsh was a Port player I would have been shouting for a PinTB.

When I looked closly at the Video, Jones' feet/legs seems to catch in the grass causing his body to rotate forward into Walsh. A bit unlucky IMO, but he did have time to roll to the side, but instead plopped into Walsh's Back. Good lesson for him to roll sideways & disguise it.
 

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