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1 minute ago, SFebes said:

Which community/tribe/small town is he from? Club website says WA yet everywhere else is SA. I imagine hes from remote WA somewhere and moved to SA to play footy this year.

He is based in SA full time. Moved there from WA when he was a kid.

Another blunder from our very own Ben Gibson..

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Just been waiting for my coffee in Horsham and fell into conversation with the happy indigenous gent beside me in a MFC tee shirt. He turned out to be the very proud father of Kysaiah having a pit sto

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52 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

I was looking that up yesterday, and Kozzie wasnt in the top 10 for agility.

And Luke Jackson wasn't in the top 10 for standing or running jump.

Those tests are irrelevant anyway.

Yeah, perhaps.

I'd just be interested to see the stats if anyone has them.

 

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10 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Forget about what I said about him. Great highlights package exactly what we need.

Now for the famous 22.

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, PETTY, HIBBERD

C  : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: BENNELL, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: HARMES, JONES, PICKETT, JACKSON

EMERG: BROWN, HUNT, HANNAN, VANDENBERG

 

CASEY

B: LOCKHART, HUTCHINS, J.WAGNER

HB: HORE, O.MCDONALD, KOLODJASHNIJ

C : MUTIMER, SPARROW, BAKER

HF: HANNAN, WHITE, NEAL-BULLEN

F: HUNT, BROWN, SMITH

FOLL: PREUSS, VANDENBERG, MUNRO

IC: SPARGO, C.WAGNER, JORDON, PICK 30

EMERG: DUNKLEY, CHANDLER, BEDFORD, BRADTKE, NEITSCHKE

 

Spargo Interchange at CASEY?? Hnmm 

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45 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

 


Sadly I think I agree.
I recall holding great hope for ANB as his SA team won the champs and he was a consistent key component within that side, always performing well without dominating, but getting his side over the line.
I had hope he'd provide a similar non-spectacular influence on the success of our side, but that hope is fading.

What you're describing is exactly what ANB was to us in 2018. He was a big, non-spectacular part of our success with a number of games hitting the exact numbers you'd be looking for out of your high half forward:

Rd 2 - 21d 1g
Rd 4 - 22d 1g 6t
Rd 8 - 23d 2.2g
Rd 9 - 17 d 4g 5t
Rd 10 - 23d 3g 6t
Rd 11 - 25d 1.2g 5t
Rd 12 - 19d 1.1g 6t
Rd 17 - 17d 2g 5t
Rd 19 - 22d 1.1g 12t
Rd 20 - 22d 2g
EF v Cats - 20d 1.3g 9t (and if you rewatch this game, he brought the heat very early and was key to our big 1st Q)

For the year he kicked 27.19, averaging 1.1 goals a game at 17 disposals and 4.7 tackles. 
For an undersized roaming HFF, that is high output.

Does he make perfect decisions? Far from it, but his ability to move from contest to contest and use his endurance to get goal scoring opportunities is unmatched in our side. Like many others, his demise in '19 was another reason we couldn't replicate our 2018 form. 
 

He needs to bring this form again and make it consistent over a period of years, but I do not understand the constant criticism of him and why people cannot see his value. 

 

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I think opposition sides worked him out, and realised if they apply serious pressure to him he can't absorb, coughs it up.

With time, I think he'll settle and learn to cope with the pressure without panicking, but I'm not confident he'll be afforded the time to figure it out - many aren't.

The hope is fading, but not gone. 

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31 minutes ago, Bimbo said:

Just been waiting for my coffee in Horsham and fell into conversation with the happy indigenous gent beside me in a MFC tee shirt. He turned out to be the very proud father of Kysaiah having a pit stop on the way back to SA. 

He wasn’t afraid to talk the boy up. Said he has a fantastic attitude. 

anyway I left him talking to Frank Giampolo (ex MFC footballer). 
 

Really looking forward to seeing this kid play 

And this is why Demonland has such great value. A fan discussion and story forum at its best. Thanks Bimbo. 

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Welcome to the MFC Kozzy (KKP) I am looking forward to seeing you out on the "G" kicking goals and burning up the turf. I am sure that you will make Uncle Byron and Uncle Nev very proud of you.........!!!!

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19 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Nice to have another picket on DL @picket fence?

Gotta Say Im a HUGE FAN of young Kozzy, If you see an athletic gent in a Dees Jumper with number Clarry Choo Choo's 13 / ?? Whatever Kozzy's  number will be, That'll be ME!!😎😍

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11 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Gotta Say Im a HUGE FAN of young Kozzy, If you see an athletic gent in a Dees Jumper with number Clarry Choo Choo's 13 / ?? Whatever Kozzy's  number will be, That'll be ME!!😎😍

No doubt "Uncle" picket fence will be an inspiring role model for young Kozzy !!!!

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1 hour ago, Bimbo said:

I left him talking to Frank Giampolo (ex MFC footballer

An honest trier from the 1970s, played back pocket at times but struggled with injury and pace. Bad knees from what I can remember. Tried to come back under Big Carl but too much knee damage. 

Last saw him in Horsham running the White Hart Hotel. Nice pub with reasonable food. Lovely bloke, happy to talk footy and still a diehard Dees supporter. 

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22 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Gotta Say Im a HUGE FAN of young Kozzy, If you see an athletic gent in a Dees Jumper with number Clarry Choo Choo's 13 / ?? Whatever Kozzy's  number will be, That'll be ME!!😎😍

Footy jumpers are best worn by kids 5-16. Sorry Picket. 

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15 hours ago, dworship said:

Good luck with that. I think Pert has issued instructions to cut costs. You need to pay extra for your choice of player on the card and the choices are limited to around 6 players.

You’re right....just spoke with the club regarding other matters with my membership, asked about pictures and was told only six we’re on offer. Honestly how much of a savings would it actually be.....

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4 hours ago, SFebes said:

Which community/tribe/small town is he from? Club website says WA yet everywhere else is SA. I imagine hes from remote WA somewhere and moved to SA to play footy this year.

Kozzie is a Noongar man as is Harley Bennell. 

There have been and are many AFL players are Noongar men.  A few notables:  Polly Farmer, Buddy, Barry Cable, Nicky Winmar, Garlett, Matera,  Bennell, Jetta, Pickett, Krakouer, Burgoyne, Ryder and the list goes on.

Lots of people for young Kozzy to draw inspiration from.

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Absolutely delighted to have Kozzy on board. Fantastic to see Brad Green hand him the jumper and cant wait to see Aaron Davey hand him his famous 36.

Probably been mentioned above but did you see the look on Goody's face when Kozzy was being interviewed, he loves him which is a great sign. 

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