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I thought he certainly did enough to hold his place. We were pox on the weekend. He was one of the least pox.

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

I thought he certainly did enough to hold his place. We were pox on the weekend. He was one of the least pox.

agree.. did not look out of place and did some good things... certainly not disgraced and hopefully the next few weeks rewards both him and us with some good demonstrations of his skills.

Wish I could be so sure of young Stretch who we all hope makes it as well.

 

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He was very far from our worst, when he got the ball he did some good things. ANB and a few others in front to be dropped IMO.

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I'm sorry and I hope I am very wrong but my view is other than the 1st qtr he was running on the spot. Has no pace at all and like most of his mates turned the ball over. Happy to give him another chance as it was his 1st game but he really needs to find some pace somewhere to burst out of tight situations. Many times he seemed to be standing still when opposition just ran past and from him.

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37 minutes ago, Docs Demons said:

I'm sorry and I hope I am very wrong but my view is other than the 1st qtr he was running on the spot. Has no pace at all and like most of his mates turned the ball over. Happy to give him another chance as it was his 1st game but he really needs to find some pace somewhere to burst out of tight situations. Many times he seemed to be standing still when opposition just ran past and from him.

Brayshaw isn't very quick, but his lack of pace isn't a bad thing. He needs to slow down going into congestion. It decreases his chance of getting concussed. It is the really short and sharp movements in tight that Brayshaw needs to focus on. He doesn't need to be explosive in a 100m sprint, he just needs to be good in a small space. He is also great on either foot, so if he can improve his spread he should be able to utilize those skills. So long as Brayshaw can avoid getting concussed I think he has a future. We are not talking about a Jack Trengove who has nothing else to offer once he loses his speed, Brayshaw has a lot more tools at his disposal. Should he slow down he can still be very effective.

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I've been mostly concerned over the past couple years re. his capacity to gain clean possession off the deck. The weekend wasn't a time to judge but was again his biggest problem. Got to the right spots but fumbled or overran.

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Good return. Ahead of Harmes, ANB, Melksham, Vince and Lewis. 

Definitely retain for next 5-6 weeks to pickup pace of the game again. 

Definite keeper

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Maybe i saw something different. I thought his first quarter was good. To me he always looks like he has time with the ball in his hands.

After quarter time he got the fumbles along with the other 21 players.

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9 minutes ago, nutbean said:

Maybe i saw something different. I thought his first quarter was good. To me he always looks like he has time with the ball in his hands.

After quarter time he got the fumbles along with the other 21 players.

We seem to have had that disease for half a century nutbean

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Good return. Ahead of Harmes, ANB, Melksham, Vince and Lewis. 

Definitely retain for next 5-6 weeks to pickup pace of the game again. 

Definite keeper

Brayshaw, with good skills at his disposal, was earlier considered to be very cool under pressure and found a way out of tight corners with good effect. Since returning to the field and this level of competition, this coolness has not reappeared. He has been away for a long time, so hopefully it will return as he settles back into the mix. His pace is not great but it is an avenue for him to do those things in traffic that he used to do. Head injuries are still a prime concern and just maybe, he was tentative for this reason. I'd still reckon that he is one of our best players in terms of determination so let's get behind him as a confidence booster. 

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32 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Brayshaw, with good skills at his disposal, was earlier considered to be very cool under pressure and found a way out of tight corners with good effect. Since returning to the field and this level of competition, this coolness has not reappeared. He has been away for a long time, so hopefully it will return as he settles back into the mix. His pace is not great but it is an avenue for him to do those things in traffic that he used to do. Head injuries are still a prime concern and just maybe, he was tentative for this reason. I'd still reckon that he is one of our best players in terms of determination so let's get behind him as a confidence booster

This always amuses me dm.

I don't believe it matters a tinkers curse what we supporters think or say on here about him. Probably does not even know we exist.

He will make it on ability or he wont our support does not matter.

 

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32 minutes ago, old dee said:

This always amuses me dm.

I don't believe it matters a tinkers curse what we supporters think or say on here about him. Probably does not even know we exist.

He will make it on ability or he wont our support does not matter.

 

What i learn OD is how much there is to the character of posters by what they post and how they post it. For example Brayshaw, some folks say things as though a "son", others are a touch harder. I wasn't going to comment initially, but to me this is a story by itself of how supporters want to will The Club onwards and upwards. There is a lot more to this......

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17 minutes ago, willmoy said:

What i learn OD is how much there is to the character of posters by what they post and how they post it. For example Brayshaw, some folks say things as though a "son", others are a touch harder. I wasn't going to comment initially, but to me this is a story by itself of how supporters want to will The Club onwards and upwards. There is a lot more to this......

I just find it interesting willmoy that people believe if they mentally will someone on it has an effect. In someway I guess it is like religious faith.

I just don't think it has the slightest effect on how a player performs on the field, if we send him hate mail or yell at him as he comes off the field it may have an effect but people taking to each other!

No effect IMO

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19 hours ago, DemonAndrew said:

If we can get a first round pick for Brayshaw I couldn’t sign the paperwork fast enough 

Just don’t rate him

I'd be open to that if Angus wanted to go home West.

If he wanted to do that, I would be open to trade.   Also there is no guarantee on his health, in future seasons.

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3 hours ago, nutbean said:

Maybe i saw something different. I thought his first quarter was good. To me he always looks like he has time with the ball in his hands.

After quarter time he got the fumbles along with the other 21 players.

That was the hawks pressure and our clubs collective panic, setting in.  The Melbourne Yips, is what i'm talking about. (that here we go again thing)

We have to work on 'cutting it', from all our minds.  because what it does is magnify the pressure our players feel out there. 

They do indeed sense it. the fear/negativity.

 

All Demons must learn to NOT Fear.

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6 minutes ago, DV8 said:

I'd be open to that if Angus wanted to go home West.

If he wanted to do that, I would be open to trade.   Also there is no guarantee on his health, in future seasons.

His home is Victoria. He moved to there with his family at a young age. 

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He can at least kick left and right well which is an upgrade on many of the team

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If you think about it, this is Gus' first clear run of football since his first season in 2015.

The poor kid has had some shocking luck over the last two seasons. Hopefully we give him every chance to cement his position in the team. 

He certainly wasn't our worst on Sunday.

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15 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

His home is Victoria. He moved to there with his family at a young age. 

Yes, I realise that. he lived around Sandringham I think.

 the point remains IF he wants to go West, I'd be Open to that happening.  if we were compensated rightly.

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4 minutes ago, Demon Jack said:

If you think about it, this is Gus' first clear run of football since his first season in 2015.

The poor kid has had some shocking luck over the last two seasons. Hopefully we give him every chance to cement his position in the team. 

He certainly wasn't our worst on Sunday.

Glass chins, never get stronger.

 

Just like 2 chins, they never return to singularity.

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Interested if others noticed that in packs, in his motion to pick up the ball Brayshaw pushes his head into the oncoming player. Only a matter of time to next concussion, helmet won’t save him

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He was the most exciting part of that first quarter, he looked fantastic.

 

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First quarter was great but after his legs got heavy and his kicking went off. I don't know what to make of him. He's not overly quick and I know the team was getting steam rolled but in wet weather as the game goes on the pace should go out of the game and he should come in to it more.

He knows where to go to get the ball and he can do things to win the ball and make decent decisions, but apart from that he looks a long way off.

This is pure speculation but maybe the concussions have impacted his ability to maintain focus and energy for 4 quarters.

I'm struggling to see where he fits in the team and really the only spots that look likely to me are the high half back role that Vince is in where he comes up to the back of a stoppage and can play up the ground and zone from a man. Or as a tagger against the right type of opponent. 

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21 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

I thought he certainly did enough to hold his place. We were pox on the weekend. He was one of the least pox.

Interesting grading system Mr. shadow.

i think we used this same system during the Neeld years.

 

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37 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

First quarter was great but after his legs got heavy and his kicking went off. I don't know what to make of him. He's not overly quick and I know the team was getting steam rolled but in wet weather as the game goes on the pace should go out of the game and he should come in to it more.

He knows where to go to get the ball and he can do things to win the ball and make decent decisions, but apart from that he looks a long way off.

This is pure speculation but maybe the concussions have impacted his ability to maintain focus and energy for 4 quarters.

I'm struggling to see where he fits in the team and really the only spots that look likely to me are the high half back role that Vince is in where he comes up to the back of a stoppage and can play up the ground and zone from a man. Or as a tagger against the right type of opponent. 

How about we let him string half a dozen games in a row ?

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