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From the Falcons, just made a post about him in the "Jack Petruccelle" thread.

Reported on him under instruction from a club so he'll be considered if available I imagine.

Is a very good player and despite the fact that he looks to be predominantly outside, he possess an aggressive and competitive edge which stood out to me.

Would love him.

 

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Have seen a bit of Ling and would be very happy to get him. 

Smart footballer.

Not sure he gets to us though... 

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Thank you STMJ

I have posted in the Petruccelle thread that I prefer Ling at pick 29 if available. 

He is quick. Skilled.  Can really tackle and chase.  Fits our requirements for an outside wing, but does possess toughness when needed. Can take the game on.

Though Cats have picks 22 & 24 so Ling may not last. 

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18 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Thank you STMJ

I have posted in the Petruccelle thread that I prefer Ling at pick 29 if available. 

He is quick. Skilled.  Can really tackle and chase.  Fits our requirements for an outside wing, but does possess toughness when needed. Can take the game on.

Though Cats have picks 22 & 24 so Ling may not last. 

A good point.

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Another result of not holding our picks closer in trade weeks

Ling?? Gone to the fish market! 

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He’s the perfect fit for us. He’s everything we need in our midfield. Outside pace, good agility, good kicking skills, bit of aggression so goes when it’s his turn and lays a good tackle. Hopefully he falls to us at pick 29 but being a Geelong boy I don’t think he’ll slip past Geelong in the early-mid 20s.

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4 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Aggressive, attacks the contest, very dodgy kicking.  Sounds like a perfect fit for our side. 

Dodgy kicking indeed

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5 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Aggressive, attacks the contest, very dodgy kicking.  Sounds like a perfect fit for our side. 

 

5 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Dodgy kicking indeed

Dodgy kicking? Or dodgy kicking style? Looked unusual but sweet to me, perhaps even pre-iconic: speed chips (tm). A perfect fit with our game-plan. Alongside Oliver. Everyone will be bitching that he doesn't hand-ball enough.

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17 hours ago, Skuit said:

Dodgy kicking? Or dodgy kicking style? Looked unusual but sweet to me, perhaps even pre-iconic: speed chips (tm). A perfect fit with our game-plan. Alongside Oliver. Everyone will be bitching that he doesn't hand-ball enough.

That chip at a flat-out sprint was sweet, but his general field kicking under little to no pressure looks very suspect to me.  A lot of short passes that made the target stretch to pull them in.  One was way over the guy's head.  Over those distances he should be hitting them square in the chest.  Not the sort of thing you should see in a highlight reel. 

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2 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

That chip at a flat-out sprint was sweet, but his general field kicking under little to no pressure looks very suspect to me.  A lot of short passes that made the target stretch to pull them in.  One was way over the guy's head.  Over those distances he should be hitting them square in the chest.  Not the sort of thing you should see in a highlight reel. 

To me, I think he has quite a special sense as to weighting. But no point arguing about it now. We'll have plenty of time to discuss it if he makes it to the red and blue. ;)

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4 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

That chip at a flat-out sprint was sweet, but his general field kicking under little to no pressure looks very suspect to me. 

I think that's it RM, he chips the ball with his kicking action.

He doesn't seem to kick through the ball, but under it, almost like he is pitching it.

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6 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

That chip at a flat-out sprint was sweet, but his general field kicking under little to no pressure looks very suspect to me.  A lot of short passes that made the target stretch to pull them in.  One was way over the guy's head.  Over those distances he should be hitting them square in the chest.  Not the sort of thing you should see in a highlight reel. 

I hope you’ve considered that they were highlights from a single game.

One.

His technique and decision making are generally sound and you’re pointing out two execution errors from a game which also displays two very difficult-to-execute kicks. One an inside kick into the corridor which is a clear example of both his skill level and vision. The other a beautiful weighted kick inside 50 whilst running at top speed. The two you’re pointing out were clear execution errors and one of those is because he rushed and kicked whilst off balance. A very simple thing to address.

Having seen him play on a few occasions this year, I can tell you that these are rare occurrences. Much like when you see Salem miss an easy intended target.

When you see players hit difficult kicks with precision, it’s not so worrying that they miss an odd short kick, especially if it’s an execution thing due to kicking off one step/rushing.

It would only be a concern if it was vision of him missing both short and long targets, easy and difficult.

Ling is a great ball user, I’ve seen him on several occasions this year.

 

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No thanks. Kicking looks horrible. Horrible ball drop. 

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Seems an overly mechanical kicking style on short kicks but looks good in stride which is what you want from an outside runner and he has some penetration.

For all the junior coaching these guys get you can count the number on one hand who are consistent quality kicks with great technique and I'd draft some of them to play half back flank. With players who play other positions I'd just hope for good decision making and the desire to improve their kicking.

 

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Looks pretty bloody good to me. Not sure what people are talking about RE: kicking. He just about hits every target. Maybe I'm just sticking up for the lefties, but his kicking looks efficient to me.

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10 hours ago, A F said:

Looks pretty bloody good to me. Not sure what people are talking about RE: kicking. He just about hits every target. Maybe I'm just sticking up for the lefties, but his kicking looks efficient to me.

5 second mark of video (kick smothered), 50s mark (misses basic target altogether), 1.03m (way too much airtime and puts team mate under pressure)

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Ling seems like the best fit for us with our first pick at 29. I only hope he lasts until then. Needs to get past Geelong in the early 20s. 

He's got speed, decent skills and decent amount of aggression for tackles and contest for a predominantly outside player. He'd be great a fit to develop with our current culture.

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On 22/10/2017 at 12:04 AM, Dr.D said:

I love it how recruiters have full time jobs where they spend pouring over hours and hours of vision, looking at a draftees under 16 form, under 18 form, they interview them, they have psychologists providing feedback, they analyse their values/morals through a series of interviews, they analyse trends in their physical conditioning and find out as much as possible from external sources such as school teachers/sports coaches etc in order to make informed decisions and here we have demonlanders just jumping on youtube or reading a little player profile and thinking 'oh we must go for this guy or we must go for that guy'. Unless you've done recruiting work, I don't wanna hear about it. 

 

On 23/10/2017 at 3:17 PM, Dr.D said:

No thanks. Kicking looks horrible. Horrible ball drop. 

 

9 hours ago, Dr.D said:

5 second mark of video (kick smothered), 50s mark (misses basic target altogether), 1.03m (way too much airtime and puts team mate under pressure)

Good one.

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I don't think he'll last to our first pick but like the look of him

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