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2019 Player Reviews: #37 Kade Chandler

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“I think it’s awesome that he got an opportunity late to see how tough AFL footy is. He’s just really consistent and he’s worked really hard at his game. His small forward craft is very good, and he’s showed he can kick multiple goals in games. It was great for him to feel what an AFL game is like, so over the break he knows exactly what he needs to work on. As a late rookie pick, it was great for him to get an opportunity.” - Matt Egan MFC Head of Player Development

An update on the first-year Demons

Date of Birth: 13 January, 2000

Height: 174cm   

Weight: 75kg  

Games MFC 2019: 1

Career Total: 1

Goals MFC 2019: 0

Career Total: 0

CDFC Games 2019: 16

CDFC Goals 2019: 11

Votes 2019 Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Memorial Trophy: 4 votes

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Chandler's work at VFL level was nowhere near where it should have been to get an AFL game this year, and I cannot believe we gifted him one.

I still don't see the point to keeping both Bedford and Chandler on the list as neither appears to have the tricks to become an AFL player. As an under-performing rookie Chandler can count himself very lucky to get a second year. Hopefully he makes the most of it.

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Okay, didnt see much VFL footy at all as i was playing footy myself most of the time.

Two points to bring up,

1: Going off this kids highlight package id be of the opinion that this kid has all the attributes to become a small forward at AFL level, hes a fearless little beast if you have a spare 6 minutes or so please watch both these clips till the end. Remember he is a small forward its a tough possision to play, and its easy to get lost and caught in no mans land but he has  great goal sense and tackle pressure.

2: I guess this shows the a highlights package is just that... a  package  of a years worth of footy which is why we really cant  judge this next batch of kids purely on a small package of highlights....its a long football year

 

 

 

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From memory didn't do much in his 1 game but his kicking has some depth to it and seems to have reasonably clean hands - worth another run.

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He looked to me like one of the most under prepared players to play a game for us that I’ve ever seen. 

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Wont fault any kid that lays 9 tackles on debut.

Hopefully we'll see further development in his game this year - far too early to tell either way.

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3 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

He looked to me like one of the most under prepared players to play a game for us that I’ve ever seen. 

Just not have seen many games.

Jack Watts is one prime example of a kid that looked about 16 years old playing against hard bodied men. It should have never have happened.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Just not have seen many games.

Jack Watts is one prime example of a kid that looked about 16 years old playing against hard bodied men. It should have never have happened.

Agreed Jack looked waaaay underdone. It was an embarssment we've lived with ever since. But he still kicked 2 goals . Of course there was that Geelong discard full back in Neelds time ( forgot his name) that looked grown up in body but in no way was ever an AFL player. And Petty against the saints in 2018 also comes to mind, at least of recent times. But I still rank Chandler as the least ready. 

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34 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

Agreed Jack looked waaaay underdone. It was an embarssment we've lived with ever since. But he still kicked 2 goals . Of course there was that Geelong discard full back in Neelds time ( forgot his name) that looked grown up in body but in no way was ever an AFL player. And Petty against the saints in 2018 also comes to mind, at least of recent times. But I still rank Chandler as the least ready. 

Jack didn't kick goals that day.

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46 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Jack didn't kick goals that day.

Just checked and your right. My memory playing tricks. 3 kicks, 5 handballs 1 behind , 1 mark and zero 1 % ers  An outstanding debut still talked about to this day! 

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Kade's highlights show me that you just cant take a highlight package too seriously. Thats why I have no idea who to pick in the upcoming draft, if we rely on these. He looks fabulous.

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On 10/28/2019 at 12:56 PM, poita said:

Chandler's work at VFL level was nowhere near where it should have been to get an AFL game this year, and I cannot believe we gifted him one.

I still don't see the point to keeping both Bedford and Chandler on the list as neither appears to have the tricks to become an AFL player. As an under-performing rookie Chandler can count himself very lucky to get a second year. Hopefully he makes the most of it.

Have you forgotten the injury list at the end of the year?

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The kids in his first year, there are a few tough judges here based on one game when we could not beat time with a stick.

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I liked his game against Sydney, he kept it simple and found a way to get involved with his 9 tackles which generally stuck.

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