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Was just looking at the kid's stats today. It's quite uncanny; Kos has almost perfectly matched his total output from last year (14 games) in a number of prime statistical categories over the seven games to date (while doubling his goals). 

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Stop hyping up players. Love Kozzy.  
He is exciting. Love his pace. Unfortunately he was ineffective tonight. All flash but no impact.

He was flying for marks against Brown and Jackson. Needs to remember. Crumb the pack and get Goals goals goals. 

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Stop hyping up players. Love Kozzy.  
He is exciting. Love his pace. Unfortunately he was ineffective tonight. All flash but no impact.

He was flying for marks against Brown and Jackson. Needs to remember. Crumb the pack and get Goals goals goals. 

Yes a reset next week will be made you watch. Kossie back in the goals. 

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Jeez the second year player had an off night, stop the presses!!

Was bound to happen and I’m not surprised it was against the Swans. They have a knack of putting certain players off their game, still had to important involvements even if he wasn’t his electric self. 

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Harry Cunningham was playing a hard tag on him and played it well. This is something Kozzy will have to get use and I'm sure he would have got some real learning experience out of it.

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13 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Stop hyping up players. Love Kozzy.  
He is exciting. Love his pace. Unfortunately he was ineffective tonight. All flash but no impact.

He was flying for marks against Brown and Jackson. Needs to remember. Crumb the pack and get Goals goals goals. 

Ineffective? Are you serious? 

He and Spargo are in the heads of defenders now and it is partially why we have the best defence in the game. Again he was a leader with his pressure and his 6 tackles. 

Not to do a drive by but Fritsch was ineffective. 

Kosi doesn’t have bad games because he gives so much on the defensive side of the game.

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4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Harry Cunningham was playing a hard tag on him and played it well. This is something Kozzy will have to get use and I'm sure he would have got some real learning experience out of it.

Just to add to that, the fact one of the top 4 clubs is already tagging a 19 year old in his 2nd year is an absolute credit to Kozzy to how influential he is already on the AFL comp.

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Kozzie didn't have his usual impact on the ball but he kept the Sydney defenders occupied and applied plenty of pressure without the ball. His forward pressure is elite.

I don;t like his staging and flopping around. He needs to cut that out of his game. I think it's counter productive because once you get a name for it the umps won;t pay free kicks that are there. He's young and still needs mentoring so i'd like to think Maxy or Steven May have a quiet word with him and tell him to knock it off.

 

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The more I see of this young man the more I love him. I haven't watched the game yet but on the Highlights I saw how he called his shot for goal 'touched' straight away. Kudos to him for that.

I also noted last week that he held out his hand to two opposition players and helped them back on their feet. That's the kind of sportsmanship I really respect.

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1 hour ago, dieter said:

The more I see of this young man the more I love him. I haven't watched the game yet but on the Highlights I saw how he called his shot for goal 'touched' straight away. Kudos to him for that.

I also noted last week that he held out his hand to two opposition players and helped them back on their feet. That's the kind of sportsmanship I really respect.

Agreed, part of me says you’re going to get some bad calls go against you so take the lucky ones when they come but good on him. 

Would’ve been very interesting to see if he hadn’t of owned up to it whether the ump would pay the goal. 

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1 minute ago, Pates said:

Agreed, part of me says you’re going to get some bad calls go against you so take the lucky ones when they come but good on him. 

Would’ve been very interesting to see if he hadn’t of owned up to it whether the ump would pay the goal. 

On the one hand, the honesty is admirable but having played a lot of cricket, one learned not to 'walk' simply to balance out the times you were given out for 'missing' the ball.

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I assumed the calling it touched was more about getting set up defensively because he knew it would be revealed to be touched anyway, and keeping everyone focused instead of wasting energy getting around him. He knew he wouldn’t get away with claiming it.

I’m happy to give him the sportsmanship credit too, but I think he was just applying common sense.

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38 minutes ago, Pates said:

Agreed, part of me says you’re going to get some bad calls go against you so take the lucky ones when they come but good on him. 

This was the gist of my lost post. But at the same time, I admire his sportsmanship. 

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But how about the goal that he DID kick today, what a lovely little dribble kick from the pocket and in the wet mind you where the ball can tend to skid along the ground rather than curl. Bloody ripper.

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A wonderful act of sportsmanship !!!!!!!!! He signalled touched BEFORE the goal umpire and third umpire made their call . Can they go on his call ? Not like Gilly were he can walk before an umpiring decision .

I also saw him TRY and help the two players up but believe one was a Dee . The two players were much bigger than him and I don't think he helped much . I had a good laugh and loved it . He has Eddie Betts personality , Davey's tackling ,the Wiz's marking and the magic of Rioli .

Was right behind the goal Gonzo and it was a Bloody ripper . Love yelling Weeeeds ( was in the outer ) but no Ringing of the Bell before the game . Missed my AC/DC !

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I love him, but his set shot at goal is utter trash. Don’t tell me this kid can curl a ball 189 degrees from 87 meters out in torrential rain over his right shoulder but he can’t kick a regulation goal. Choco has to sort that out quick smart. 

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6 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I love him, but his set shot at goal is utter trash. Don’t tell me this kid can curl a ball 189 degrees from 87 meters out in torrential rain over his right shoulder but he can’t kick a regulation goal. Choco has to sort that out quick smart. 

I think he can barely make 45 on a set shot so he misses a few going for extra distance...

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A brilliant article by Pete Ryan explaining a bit of background on Kozzy and where he's come from. Nice little cameo from Aaron Davey as well.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/exciting-times-why-kozzy-is-sparking-comparisons-to-cyril-20210519-p57t5u.html?fbclid=IwAR05C_e-9uc1L49sgwfiBbBHGUYLB3_u8EuesLEg5Y6qMmCB62hkccURZ0I

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On 11/7/2019 at 12:33 PM, Deemania since 56 said:

Interesting statements of clarification and tempering, at that, too. We need to watch for him more carefully to find credible potentials.

I'd like us to us pick up another Guy Rigoni. Absolute pace just wouldn't matter as much, then. All skills come into play, including rugged reception and delivery of physical contacts and opportunities. In a terrific team, Guy had it all and was a main attacking contributor down the midline, out along the flanks and in close melees.

 

 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

A brilliant article by Pete Ryan explaining a bit of background on Kozzy and where he's come from. Nice little cameo from Aaron Davey as well.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/exciting-times-why-kozzy-is-sparking-comparisons-to-cyril-20210519-p57t5u.html?fbclid=IwAR05C_e-9uc1L49sgwfiBbBHGUYLB3_u8EuesLEg5Y6qMmCB62hkccURZ0I

Absolutely. Can't see Caro ever writing such a positive piece about Melbourne!

As for Kozzy, he is truly an inspiring young footballer. Must be have been devastating for him to lose his Mum at the start of the year. And kudos to his Dad who sounds like he went through a bit of rough patch himself when Kozzy was a toddler:
https://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/4252469/comedy-star-returns-home/#slide=0

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