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Thought that Spargo was in no way a lock for the senior team, and even (looks at feet), tipped him to be replaced during the season by a rookie.

 

Stupid call.

 

Looking at replays over the off season, and this kid has it. Senior head on young shoulders.

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Anyone who gets stuck into Brendon Goddard a quarter into their first game goes alright by my standards.

Actually finding it hard to fathom that he was 18 years old all throughout last season. Never had massive stats but played with the composure of a 200 gamer. Wasn't overawed on the finals stage either. 

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22 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Thought that Spargo was in no way a lock for the senior team, and even (looks at feet), tipped him to be replaced during the season by a rookie.

 

Stupid call.

 

Looking at replays over the off season, and this kid has it. Senior head on young shoulders.

I think he was no lock as well, but with Hannan and Kolodjashnij more likely missing for rnd 1 he has his spot back. Good little player but he must continue to improve or his spot will be gone.

TEAM:

B: JETTA, MAY, O.MCDONALD

HB: HIBBERD, FROST, SALEM

C : BRAYSHAW, HARMES, FRITSCH

HF: PETRACCA, T.MCDONALD, NEAL-BULLEN

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, GAWN

FOLL: PREUSS, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: JONES, LEWIS, VANDENBERG, SPARGO

EMERG: HUNT, J.SMITH, HORE, GARLETT

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12 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I think he was no lock as well, but with Hannan and Kolodjashnij more likely missing for rnd 1 he has his spot back. Good little player but he must continue to improve or his spot will be gone.

TEAM:

B: JETTA, MAY, O.MCDONALD

HB: HIBBERD, FROST, SALEM

C : BRAYSHAW, HARMES, FRITSCH

HF: PETRACCA, T.MCDONALD, NEAL-BULLEN

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, GAWN

FOLL: PREUSS, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: JONES, LEWIS, VANDENBERG, SPARGO

EMERG: HUNT, J.SMITH, HORE, GARLETT

Nicely balanced team for Rnd 1 - lots of possible yet effective swings within it, like the interchange, love Frosty at CHB, OMac is going to have to feed Frost, Salem and Harmes very well to hold a spot, fwd line looks tremendous. 

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12 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I think he was no lock as well, but with Hannan and Kolodjashnij more likely missing for rnd 1 he has his spot back. Good little player but he must continue to improve or his spot will be gone.

 

are there any 2nd year players that don't need to improve? this is surely stating the obvious

can't think of many first year 18yo players who played 18 games (especially at 5'8" and in a difficult position like fwd pocket) 

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I always worry about publicity with young players especially in their first season, no matter how good it is!

Good article though & a promising first year by any standards. Watched Charlie on the telly in those last couple of games & he seemed to struggle to kick over 30m on a few occasions, but may have been fatique.....but it's something that can be rectified fairly quickly. Mature head on his shoulders & just seems to have the 'footy smarts' which in most cases if difficult to teach & he knows where the goals are.....

If the coaching staff can keep a cool head on his shoulders, he has a very bright future.

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