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12 hours ago, dee-tox said:

I'm not so sure about this. 

I always had very high hopes. At Casey he stood out like you know what.  The skills were natural. He made marking look easy, a graceful left foot , good football nous and was quick enough. Knowing his father pretty well I knew he had a bit of mongrel too. 

Sometimes clubs try and make players something their not to plug holes. When Goodwin let Fritta be Fritta in the forward line he started improving every game. 

Why is it that some left footers look graceful when they kick, but right footers never do?

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14 hours ago, Demon17 said:

188cm (6ft 2) and 84.  He's a good size still, but superb leap and in the air, but strong hands also helps.

Tricky match up.

I think he's got soft hands and doesn't snatch at the ball, it just falls in to his hands.

I watched the first half of the first game we played against the Bullies this year and it was amazing the number of times the Weid got first hands to the ball but he couldn't hold one of them. I would think that he should spend the summer getting lessons from Fritta as to how to mark the ball and not slap at it. If he could hold them he would be a very good footballer.

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On 9/29/2021 at 7:57 PM, Maldonboy38 said:

Fritsch has always looked a genuine footballer - but it took the Dees getting Brown before the team balance in the forward line clicked into place. With backlines trying to figure out how to cover Brown, McDonald, ANB, Spargo and Kozzie, Fritsch has not been given enough planning. He has got off the leash and gone bang. I just love his kick-and-mark game. Only needs 10 disposals to destroy an opposition. 

Interesting thought, who would we play on him?  Of course would depend very much upon who else we had to cover, but maybe May or Hibbo? Very difficult match up.

He should go into 2022 full of confidence and self belief. 

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9 hours ago, Dante said:

I think he's got soft hands and doesn't snatch at the ball, it just falls in to his hands.

I watched the first half of the first game we played against the Bullies this year and it was amazing the number of times the Weid got first hands to the ball but he couldn't hold one of them. I would think that he should spend the summer getting lessons from Fritta as to how to mark the ball and not slap at it. If he could hold them he would be a very good footballer.

True about his hands but that's what you need generally. Your comment about Weid , if fixed, would make him invaluable. As an opposite you mentioned Weid, but think also of Chris Dawes - flat and hard.

Fritsch holds the ball comfortably with one hand so size is helpful too.  Fritsch , once his hand are on the ball rarely has it punched away.

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11 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Having watched the game a few times now, Frita, with a bit of extra luck, could have kicked eight. Wow wee!

Amazing. Not even lucked. Hit the post on one and missed a very gettable set shot. 

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5 minutes ago, durango said:

I think that Salem would have joined him his game was far superior to Bailey Dale.

Salems' first half was as good as I have seen so cool and skilled really made the backline settled and put pressure on BDs

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27 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Would be AA if team picked after the finals. 

Funny you say that, does anyone do a “team of the finals”? Clearly it would be dominated by Dees players but would be interesting to see someone’s take on who the top performers were across the ground. 

I still pinch myself at how cool and clinical Fritta was with his set shots at pivotal moments in the game. Ice in his veins!

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  • 8 months later...

100 games this week, 150 goals, 6 in a GF. 

Best Medium forward in the game (but wont get a AA for that) 

Well done

What a great get

And what hair (speaking from a follicley challenged person perspective) 

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In my top 5 players. As pure and skilled a footballer as there is, great greedy goal sense and a team-based love of the game. Our most productive forward by some margin. 

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One of my favourites. I love the way he goes about his football, and what he's achieved as a mature aged recruit with a dodgy back playing on defenders twice his size most weeks is unbelievable. Few players will ever kick 6 goals in a grand final again.

Absolute star. 

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From the first time I saw him grab a pack mark at Williamstown (mistook him for Weideman) I thought he could be special.

Why Goodwin played him down back in 2018 I will never understand.

In his draft year many said we should get him in the third round whereas I argued he would go late second.

How appropriate that we used pick 31 for number 31 who did the greatest 31 proud in 21.

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Just now, Diamond_Jim said:

 

Why Goodwin played him down back in 2018 I will never understand.

 

Neither will Goodwin. Has gone on record saying it was a bad decision.

Fritta is a lot of things, but he is not a defender. 

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Jumped on board Fritta the moment I saw those grabs at Casey and then when he surprisingly slid to us in that draft. It was probably more hope than anything but I had this good feeling. Has done jobs all over the ground but it certainly feels an eternity ago when he was anything other than a forward. Great job Bayley, so proud!

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

He burns a lot of team mates though. I think thats a flaw in his game he needs to eradicate. 

I never had that problem with Allen Jakovich. He's a forward and I reckon somewhat comes with the territory.

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

He burns a lot of team mates though. I think thats a flaw in his game he needs to eradicate. 

Yes he does occasionally 

But his main job is to kick goals. 
but i do agree Goal assists are just as important 

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6 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

I never had that problem with Allen Jakovich. He's a forward and I reckon somewhat comes with the territory.

Its a fine line isn't it? He's a good player and a hard match up.

But he gets quite lippy if the mids don't put it on a silver platter to him then he burns people in a better position. And sometimes he looks so casual when he takes a shot that ends up missing. Frustrating but I guess we take the good with the bad.

During last years finals we did lots of chip kicks to players in better positions. Earlier this year we lost that. The Brissy game we started to get better at doing that.

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