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Although he didnt win the game for us, he was probably the difference if the Weid's form was the same as it has been. Glad he came into the side.

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The composure he showed to gather the 50/50 ball from the ruck, break the contest, run and kick inside 50 directly led to a goal.  

Didnt kick his first, but that will come.  Lowest AF points on the ground, but worth giving another go.  Showed he is not lost at this level.

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Played his role well. That clearance he had that resulted in a goal was a beauty and came at a critical time. Something for him to remember 

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27 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

That clearance he had that resulted in a goal was a beauty and came at a critical time. Something for him to remember 

That clearance out of the centre circle was epic.

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42 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

The composure he showed to gather the 50/50 ball from the ruck, break the contest, run and kick inside 50 directly led to a goal.  

Didnt kick his first, but that will come.  Lowest AF points on the ground, but worth giving another go.  Showed he is not lost at this level.

That wasn't the only trick he pulled when in the ruck...  he did another from the forward pocket, where he was out-positioned,  and he worked his way quickly reaching past his opponent, to work the ball into our hands...  which resulted a goal.

Has some nice efforts and tricks.

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18 minutes ago, DV8 said:

That wasn't the only trick he pulled when in the ruck...  he did another from the forward pocket, where he was out-positioned,  and he worked his way quickly reaching past his opponent, to work the ball into our hands...  which resulted a goal.

Has some nice efforts and tricks.

Has a football brain 

Its been on show at Casey for a while now

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He seemed to be slightly more aggressive and versatile than Weideman. I guess they could both play together if they are in form.

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Just now, Thehardtackler said:

He seemed to be slightly more aggressive and versatile than Weideman. I guess they could both play together if they are in form.

they certainly could play together.

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I’m impressed how he actually composed himself before kicking

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8 minutes ago, joeboy said:

I’m impressed how he actually composed himself before kicking

The burst of speed was golden.

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A great photo after Harmes’ goal from Dec’s clearance 

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I thought his work as a back up in the ruck was very good and that last quarter clearance from the centre was a gem and team lifter.

He seemed somewhat at sea as forward though - is he more comfortable and useful as a defender?

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Certainly a very competent back up ruckman. Hoping he can become Pedo 2.0

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I thought his work as a back up in the ruck was very good and that last quarter clearance from the centre was a gem and team lifter.

He seemed somewhat at sea as forward though - is he more comfortable and useful as a defender?

He can play forward pretty well, I think the first game on the big stage just threw him a little.

He also copped a nice corky from Roughead in his first ruck contest so he was running around sore all day

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Definitely worth another game a senior level on that brilliant ruck clearance alone even though he was at the bottom of our ranking points for pure possessions.

Looks solid and a smart footballer 

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It was a very quiet game, but first games are never easy.

Whatever happens he's lived a dream 99.9% of the population never achieve.

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Gets another game IMHO.  

Great athlete and would like to see him used up the ground a bit more as a link up mark, like we used to use Pederson.

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Has some speed, agility and a good leap. He definitely gets a run next week vs Gold Coast. 

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5 hours ago, Drunkn167 said:

A great photo after Harmes’ goal from Dec’s clearance 

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And a nice block from Harmes... when Dec took the ball from the centre square ruck  and found space to move in,  to deliver the ball into F50.

Congrat's to you Drkn167,  on Decs,  and your family's fantastic day.

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5 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I thought his work as a back up in the ruck was very good and that last quarter clearance from the centre was a gem and team lifter.

He seemed somewhat at sea as forward though - is he more comfortable and useful as a defender?

He'll get better uncle... best to have the backup ruck from the forward half,  so we don't break structure in defence.

 

I can see Dec plays a similar in skills role as TMc...  just not sure of Dec's engine...  but his ability to mark the ball,  and to operate going forward.

The team has tried playing TMc deep...  when he is at his best,  playing almost a centreline role out high.   Creating in transitions,  and repelling opposition defensive thrusts,  and following the ball back into F50.

Dec, IF he can continue to develop...   I think will be able to play deeper, as a genuine 2nd ruck/forward,  where his main deep game would be to assist the No1 tall forward.  I think he could make an excellent tall mobile foil.

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4 hours ago, SPC said:

Certainly a very competent back up ruckman. Hoping he can become Pedo 2.0

That's not a bad analogy for Dec at this stage.  That's the role.  Hopefully he will catch up to Pedo's role,  and then surpass it.

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3 hours ago, DeeZee said:

Definitely worth another game a senior level on that brilliant ruck clearance alone even though he was at the bottom of our ranking points for pure possessions.

Looks solid and a smart footballer 

His contribution,  Re effect, was top shelf,  for a young 1st gamer in a struggling team.

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