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On 5/8/2021 at 11:52 PM, Dr. Gonzo said:

I love him but I wish he'd get the flopping out of his game. You're good enough to just play the ball Kozzie, no need to play for frees.

Happening more and more each week. Hope someone has pulled him aside don’t think dropping or resting him is the solution. 

flying for too many marks, going to ground way to often . 

needs to take a look how Anthony MacDonald tipungwuti goes about it , attacks the ball stays low and hard and the free kicks will come naturally. 
 

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4 minutes ago, DaveyJones'sLocker said:

Happening more and more each week. Hope someone has pulled him aside don’t think dropping or resting him is the solution. 

flying for too many marks, going to ground way to often . 

needs to take a look how Anthony MacDonald tipungwuti goes about it , attacks the ball stays low and hard and the free kicks will come naturally. 
 

This is the Pickett that I was skeptical on coming into this season. Going to ground at far too many contests and just being too franetic for his own good. Just slow down, don't fumble, grab the ball first and then decide what to do after that. 

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Pickett just needs to realise he doesn't need to go for mark of the year every week and give away ridiculous free kicks that are unnecessary. 

He just needs to put pressure on the defenders with his tackling and keep the ball in our 50. 

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Now he is given no space and closely checked. Get manhandled a lot. Missed getting frees last week as well as last night in goal kicking range. The opposition respects him. When he breaks free he’s still dynamite. 

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Bump. Just want to make a positive post - It's easy to forget our Kozzie is only in his second season. I continue to be in awe of the talent we have at our disposal with this young man. He's electric with or without the ball, forward pressure is off the charts and tackles to hurt. Left or right foot on the run, it doesn't matter. The way he glides across the turf is brilliant to watch. Couldn't be happier with his development this season. Hats off to Kozzie!!

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6 minutes ago, RedFox said:

Bump. Just want to make a positive post - It's easy to forget our Kozzie is only in his second season. I continue to be in awe of the talent we have at our disposal with this young man. He's electric with or without the ball, forward pressure is off the charts and tackles to hurt. Left or right foot on the run, it doesn't matter. The way he glides across the turf is brilliant to watch. Couldn't be happier with his development this season. Hats off to Kozzie!!

Kozzie was one of a few positives from the dogs loss, he seemed to have his bounce back and thrust for putting pressure on. Occasionally he goes a little too far (pushed in the back following a chase) but mostly it causes the opposition to worry themselves into making mistakes. He did some excellent smothers and pressure acts all night. Couldn’t believe it when I heard David King suggest he could be looked at for his tackle that resulted in the concussion of the dogs player. He went low and the dogs player ducked his head, not sure what Kozzie can possibly do in that situation. 

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Hopefully he can improve his set shots but love watching him play.

just want to know why he’s so angry with the free kicks against and pushes/bumps etc. Aggression ok but chill a little aha 

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Pickett's season has impressed me greatly. His ability to create forward pressure is exciting to watch and he is one of our few forwards who can kick goals out of nowhere. He does have the occasional game where he goes missing but I'm sure he'll become more consistent when he has more experience. 28 goals in 18 games is not a bad effort for a second-year small forward.

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On 5/29/2021 at 10:00 AM, Dr.D said:

This is the Pickett that I was skeptical on coming into this season. Going to ground at far too many contests and just being too franetic for his own good. Just slow down, don't fumble, grab the ball first and then decide what to do after that. 

That's not true Dr D you predicted he would be a real failure and w"would not make it" this season. 

Completely different views to what has happened. Yes he can slow down and use more composure and style but nothing can takeaway his skills and ability that have revitalised our forward line and made all opponents scared of Kossie whenever he gets near the ball.

Please don't go claiming credit where it's not due. All Dees supporters are thrilled about Kossies development which is fast by any standards and let's see what happens in the next 2 months.

His best skills are unmatchable and excitement unparalleled and he is still just a teenager. 

 

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21 minutes ago, roy11 said:

Hopefully he can improve his set shots but love watching him play.

just want to know why he’s so angry with the free kicks against and pushes/bumps etc. Aggression ok but chill a little aha 

I think its a tough balance - I know Freo supporters have said Henry (in same draft) has all the same tricks as Kozzie but hasn't shown much of it in games so far and they put this down to not having the aggression that Kozzie has.

Hopefully he can tidy it up a bit - but if this is what it takes to get the best out of him, I'm not too fussed if (so long as oppositions can't exploit it)

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20 minutes ago, deelusions from afar said:

I think its a tough balance - I know Freo supporters have said Henry (in same draft) has all the same tricks as Kozzie but hasn't shown much of it in games so far and they put this down to not having the aggression that Kozzie has.

Hopefully he can tidy it up a bit - but if this is what it takes to get the best out of him, I'm not too fussed if (so long as oppositions can't exploit it)

Yeh i love the way he chases players with the ball (just hopefully with less push in the backs).

Exciting with and without the ball, a joy to watch in full flight. 

I know he's not the only one doing this in the AFL, but after winning free kicks or after good tackles, just shoving the player when they're already on the ground etc. Isn't crunching a bloke enough these days?

 

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Has officially kicked 30 goals this year.

For a 20 year old 2nd year player this is seriously underrated, and a phenomenal achievement for a small forward.

Has really found his mojo again since the Port game.

Spot on. Pickett has been great to watch this year. I thought that he was excellent today. Not only did he kick two very impressive goals, but he also did plenty of great defensive work. His tackle after May's rare turnover in the last quarter was my favourite moment of the day.

If Pickett becomes more consistent with experience, he seriously could be the best small forward in the competition.

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38 minutes ago, Hopeful Demon said:

Spot on. Pickett has been great to watch this year. I thought that he was excellent today. Not only did he kick two very impressive goals, but he also did plenty of great defensive work. His tackle after May's rare turnover in the last quarter was my favourite moment of the day.

If Pickett becomes more consistent with experience, he seriously could be the best small forward in the competition.

Yes that tackle was bloody brilliant huh.. 

I think he has to enter All Australian talk. He won't get it, but surely he's numbers stack up with some of the best small forwards in the game?

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21 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yes that tackle was bloody brilliant huh.. 

I think he has to enter All Australian talk. He won't get it, but surely he's numbers stack up with some of the best small forwards in the game?

I think he should at worst be in consideration for AA. As you said, his stats are comparable to some of the 'elite' small forwards. I think the only thing that's holding him back is his quiet patch in the middle of the year.

Either way, it probably doesn't matter given that he has age on his side. I can't wait to see how good he'll be once he enters his prime.

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yes that tackle was bloody brilliant huh.. 

I think he has to enter All Australian talk. He won't get it, but surely he's numbers stack up with some of the best small forwards in the game?

Wouldn't be shocked if he made the squad of 40 

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yes that tackle was bloody brilliant huh.. 

I think he has to enter All Australian talk. He won't get it, but surely he's numbers stack up with some of the best small forwards in the game?

He’s had a good year, especially for his age, but he won’t be All Australian. Cameron, Papley, Tippa, Bruest have all kicked off goals as small forwards. He’s an All Australian of the future though if he continues this rate of development!

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