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22 hours ago, 58er said:

Might get more strength as he matures ! 

He will but sometimes players gain strength by bulking up in the gym and lose a little of tgeir speed and tank.

Its great to have him in patches in the midfield but the forward line is his true possie.

His uncanny sense of where the posts are, his ability to quickly turn and kick and his not going to ground or if he does he gets up quickly and acceleration make him the perfect small forward.

 

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19 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

If he keeps up this form he is going to start getting a lot of off the ball attention.  As we've seen with the likes of Oliver and Gawn, the umpires will pay free kicks from time to time but most of the time players are good at doing this without being seen.  Like Oliver, it will be important for Kozzie to change positions for the days when he's getting tagged out of the match.

Yes. I remember it happening to Flash. He never handled it well.

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27 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Has to go close to rising star this week i would reckon

He isn't eligible. He played too many games last year.

It's meaningless anyway.

Edit: snap!

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25 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Has to go close to rising star this week i would reckon

Unfortunately not eligible Rusty as he played more than ten games last year.

edit:  snap

 

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26 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Has to go close to rising star this week i would reckon

Ineligible.

If he maintains his current form he'll be All Australian this year.

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20 hours ago, Pollyanna said:

I've never seen acceleration like Pickett's, he truly is a blur at times.  The clean pick-up at top speed, the agility, the snap off either foot.  Incredible!

What I would like to know is, how do you go to ground, gather the ball pop back up and snap a goal, without losing any speed whatsoever.

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40 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Yes. I remember it happening to Flash. He never handled it well.

He was fine till Neitz retired.
After that he got no support from his teammates and the taggers did what they pleased.
Needed some protection but never got any.

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1 minute ago, Fork 'em said:

He was fine till Neitz retired.
After that he got no support from his teammates and the taggers did what they pleased.
Needed some protection but never got any.

Protecting each other is the most important factor. We get none from the umpires.

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4 hours ago, BAMF said:

He isn't eligible. He played too many games last year.

It's meaningless anyway.

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4 hours ago, demonstone said:

Unfortunately not eligible Rusty as he played more than ten games last year.

edit:  snap

 

 

4 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

Ineligible.

If he maintains his current form he'll be All Australian this year.

Well that's a bit of a bummer eh.  Oh well he is gonna rock it anyway

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8 hours ago, roy11 said:

Are we going with Kozzie, Kozzy or Kossie.

Seen the press use them all. 

 

The moniker for him in our household is "Little Richard". All wild hair, glinting ivories, sassy moves and stage presence to burn. Twists and turns and hits the scoreboard rather like LR hit the keyboard. Some of the shots of him bear an uncanny resemblance.

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In 10 years we will be looking back on this trade as a touch of genius and Pickett as a legend of the club

getting carried away?  absolutely! and loving it

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He’s put the competition on notice now, so get ready for the tag and defenders roughing him up. I don’t know why but I can very easily see Nibbler being the first in to protect him. I think the boys should be ready to “fly the flag” against the cats. 

For that matter though Kozzie tackles as hard as anyone in the team so he will be up for it!

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1 minute ago, Pates said:

He’s put the competition on notice now, so get ready for the tag and defenders roughing him up. I don’t know why but I can very easily see Nibbler being the first in to protect him. I think the boys should be ready to “fly the flag” against the cats. 

For that matter though Kozzie tackles as hard as anyone in the team so he will be up for it!

The Cats will definitely target him.  Thats 100% going to happen.

What they may not realize is that he has his uncle Byrons toughness and targeting him may only unleash a monster.

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6 minutes ago, Pates said:

I think the boys should be ready to “fly the flag” against the cats. 

We need to be smart and disciplined. Geelong are devious s**thouse rats, will milk frees and draw 50 metre penalties.

Fly the flag in the contest but don't get involved in any silly stuff. If Kossie's marker is giving him a hard time then line him up in the tackle or contest

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2 hours ago, maximum bob said:

The moniker for him in our household is "Little Richard". All wild hair, glinting ivories, sassy moves and stage presence to burn. Twists and turns and hits the scoreboard rather like LR hit the keyboard. Some of the shots of him bear an uncanny resemblance.

 

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1 hour ago, Better days ahead said:

We need to be smart and disciplined. Geelong are devious s**thouse rats, will milk frees and draw 50 metre penalties.

Fly the flag in the contest but don't get involved in any silly stuff. If Kossie's marker is giving him a hard time then line him up in the tackle or contest

And/or keep hitting up / finding Spargo & Nibbler who might not be getting as much attention (assuming Nib isn't playing a run with role).

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No doubt posted plenty of times elsewhere on these boards but it's been quite a while since i was so excited about a goal by a red & blue player, even though he's already kicked a number of beauties!  Play it again Mozzie!...

 

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I loved all his touches at the weekend but particularly his third goal - absolutely classical small forward crumbing, which we have so sorely lacked: seeing the high ball coming in, evading his opponent, snapping up the expected spill from the pack .... BANG!!!❤️❤️

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5 minutes ago, monoccular said:

I loved all his touches at the weekend but particularly his third goal - absolutely classical small forward crumbing, which we have so sorely lacked: seeing the high ball coming in, evading his opponent, snapping up the expected spill from the pack .... BANG!!!❤️❤️

A thing of beauty Mono.  Would have the opp defenders & their coaches pretty bloody nervous i would think.

 

 

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Looking at the clip again the thing I really love about it is he backed himself in 100% all the way. Trac was right around him, LJ was there as well but he put the burners on and took it upon himself. I felt last year he was a classic case of a young player trying to find his feet, sometimes getting caught in two minds on whether to give it off or take the shot. Now he's making the decision and there's no second guessing it. The Brayshaw goal you could say he might've found a way out of traffic but in the split second he had to make the call he made it and gave Gus a shot on goal.

Get out to the G on Sunday Dees fans, make some noise for Kozzie!

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8 hours ago, Pates said:

Looking at the clip again the thing I really love about it is he backed himself in 100% all the way. Trac was right around him, LJ was there as well but he put the burners on and took it upon himself. I felt last year he was a classic case of a young player trying to find his feet, sometimes getting caught in two minds on whether to give it off or take the shot. Now he's making the decision and there's no second guessing it. The Brayshaw goal you could say he might've found a way out of traffic but in the split second he had to make the call he made it and gave Gus a shot on goal.

Get out to the G on Sunday Dees fans, make some noise for Kozzie!

Very good point.  Seems like his decision making is on as well.

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