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Will the real angus brayshaw please stand up?

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slobbo has taken a look at gus

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/mark-robinson/who-is-the-real-angus-brayshaw-the-2018-version-or-the-2019-version/news-story/bd91a2dc61495f2e97e789f0a8beaaee

i'm not a particular fan of brayshaw - too sloppy in his disposal, jogs from contest to contest - but i'm hoping that he bounces back big time in 2020

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I'm a big fan of 'good' Brayshaw, who has that special talent for acting now and thinking ahead at the same time, which can make him a very smart and creative player. He also has 'pretty good at everything' in his favour which can translate to having no weakness. But 'poor' Brayshaw is just a midfield meat-and-potatoes player and starts to look merely 'nothing special, yeah, ok' at everything, which starts to look like having no strengths.

I'm optimistic. I'm also optimistic about Viney, Tomlinson and Langdon so I guess I'm saying I think we're about to show off the greatest ever midfield mix.

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I hope Gus has a great year as he's one of my favorites. He seem to slip at the start of last year when he was pushed out to the wing & couldn't get his normal inside mid roll.....then again all our midfielders struggled last year especially with the pressure of the new 666 rule, so Gus certainly wasn't on his own. His kicking is sloppy & often just blazes away, so I'd like to see him improve in this area & get back to his 2018 form.

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4 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

I'm a big fan of 'good' Brayshaw, who has that special talent for acting now and thinking ahead at the same time, which can make him a very smart and creative player. He also has 'pretty good at everything' in his favour which can translate to having no weakness. But 'poor' Brayshaw is just a midfield meat-and-potatoes player and starts to look merely 'nothing special, yeah, ok' at everything, which starts to look like having no strengths.

I'm optimistic. I'm also optimistic about Viney, Tomlinson and Langdon so I guess I'm saying I think we're about to show off the greatest ever midfield mix.

Yes,  It's time  for 'him'  to show up.

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21 minutes ago, Laughing Goat said:

He seem to slip at the start of last year when he was pushed out to the wing & couldn't get his normal inside mid roll.

Maybe they wanted him to increase his tank,  as well,  so played him out,  on the wing,  and a prayer.

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2 hours ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Yes,  It's time  for 'him'  to show up.

To be fair, he is a pure inside mid.  When he played that role he came third in the brownlow.  Last year they tried him all over the park in every role we needed shoring up and his game really suffered for it.  If he plays in the centre square all year he'll be great value. 

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I see him as part of the 'ínside' midfield rotation along with Petracca, Viney, Oliver, Harmes, and occasionally, Melksham for a bit of variety.

Gus, when in form, is one of those players that seems to have plenty of time to sort through and select the right option. I find it difficult to judge any of our players on last season form. The players were not properly prepared and the team structure, fitness and form made it impossible for any player to play to their potential

 

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Anyone who’s capable of a 37 touch 3 goal game is a pretty decent talent.

Needs to narrow his best and worst games. Needs to play in the guts.

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On 3/20/2020 at 6:07 PM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

slobbo has taken a look at gus

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/mark-robinson/who-is-the-real-angus-brayshaw-the-2018-version-or-the-2019-version/news-story/bd91a2dc61495f2e97e789f0a8beaaee

i'm not a particular fan of brayshaw - too sloppy in his disposal, jogs from contest to contest - but i'm hoping that he bounces back big time in 2020

nothing has changed

bog ordinary player, massive disappointment

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Big fan, but has been badly misused. That is the clubs fault for having 3000 inside mids and nothing outside. His best is a grade, his worst doesn’t have him in the best 22

So what to do?

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17 minutes ago, Uncle Fester said:

So what to do?

Trade him. And move Harmes back to the midfield - you know Goody, the actual position he plays his best footy at. 

I think Brayshaw's football will flourish at another side, unfortunately for us.

 

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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Trade him. And move Harmes back to the midfield - you know Goody, the actual position he plays his best footy at. 

I think Brayshaw's football will flourish at another side, unfortunately for us.

 

Sadly it looks like that. 

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2 hours ago, Uncle Fester said:

That is the clubs fault for having 3000 inside mids and nothing outside.

You don't recruit 3 inside Mids to your list,  and they all turn out stars.  You recruit 3000 insider's,  hoping to find 3 beauts.

And you recruit 3000 runners, hoping to find 3 skilled beaut running players to solidify the team.   That's how it works.  

 

If you end up with too many good mids,  then you go to the trade table,  looking for a decent swap.  For something we lack.

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At his best a clearance beast and tremendous goal kicking midfielder. 

Currently a lazy footballer since the start of 2019 season, no defensive running at all.... work rate improvement much needed. 
 

Brayshaw to half back and put Harmes back in the guts. 

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20 minutes ago, Vineytime said:

Brayshaw to half back and put Harmes back in the guts. 

Won’t work; too poor by foot and doesn’t run defensively

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Last October I spoke to a former member of the coaching staff who commented when asked about what he thought of Brayshaw, that although he thought he was a great guy and full of potential,

”Gus needs to decide whether or not he wants to be an AFL footballer...”

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Still more upside than many others. Wondering if his concussion issues have affected him physically and mentally. 

As with everything else at the moment, views and decisions on players and coach are probably going to be delayed for 6-12 months.  The impact on clubs, their finances and their viability is going to be huge. As Eddie said yesterday, clubs will have to rebuild from ground up.  This will mean massive upheaval and loss of players, coaching and support staff. 

The club may still exist but it will be a changed organisation. 

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1 hour ago, Happy Jack said:

Last October I spoke to a former member of the coaching staff who commented when asked about what he thought of Brayshaw, that although he thought he was a great guy and full of potential,

”Gus needs to decide whether or not he wants to be an AFL footballer...”

Unfortunately the way its looking it wont be his decision 

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50 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Still more upside than many others. Wondering if his concussion issues have affected him physically and mentally. 

As with everything else at the moment, views and decisions on players and coach are probably going to be delayed for 6-12 months.  The impact on clubs, their finances and their viability is going to be huge. As Eddie said yesterday, clubs will have to rebuild from ground up.  This will mean massive upheaval and loss of players, coaching and support staff. 

The club may still exist but it will be a changed organisation. 

Thought Angus was very timid in the first half (fumbled and hand passed one goal) but his second half Looked like the 2018 version Was neatly back in town.

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14 hours ago, Vineytime said:

At his best a clearance beast and tremendous goal kicking midfielder. 

Currently a lazy footballer since the start of 2019 season, no defensive running at all.... work rate improvement much needed. 
 

Brayshaw to half back and put Harmes back in the guts. 

No neither are half backs 

Both are on ballers and need to run defensively more. 

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I love Gus, but should of traded him for Brad Hill when we had the chance...

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9 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Last October I spoke to a former member of the coaching staff who commented when asked about what he thought of Brayshaw, that although he thought he was a great guy and full of potential,

”Gus needs to decide whether or not he wants to be an AFL footballer...”

 

Sounds a little bit alike,  a recent convert to hard training and disciplines,  at our club.

Unfortunately,  we might not see this convert for a while,  to gauge his newly turned over Leaf.?

 

I wonder IF Brayshaw wants it enough,  to leave other things go.?

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9 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

Last October I spoke to a former member of the coaching staff who commented when asked about what he thought of Brayshaw, that although he thought he was a great guy and full of potential,

”Gus needs to decide whether or not he wants to be an AFL footballer...”

Name the name

Brayshaw has battled his way back from concussion issues, maybe the 'coach' didn't see him in tears when he got knocked out at VFL level in a comeback game

To even be playing still at AFL level is a testament to the fact he wants to be an AFL footballer, could have walked away and no body would have blamed

Anonymous heroes behind keyboards taking pot shots

 

 

 

 

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