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17 hours ago, The team we love said:

I was originally underwhelmed with this pick, maybe because of Bowey’s size, or lack there of. 

At a different level of footy, but his awareness, decision making and execution is already in front of most of our regulars. These attributes are the hardest to improve. 

A definite ‘needs’ pick. I’m converted. 
 

 

Most if those attributes are born in players and are hard to msnufacture hence skills break down under pressure.

Yhe best players are instinctive watch Trac it's so natural.

Thatsxwhat these 3 players bring on top of Kossie Jacko and Riv all being the same.

Thsts why I am so bullish about our chances this year !

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On 12/22/2020 at 1:04 PM, Dr.D said:

each to their own. I don't look at games played as a measuring stick as jack watts was gifted half of his games. much like omac was. that cant even be argued. Watts was just the recipient of melbourne turning over many coaches who wanted a crack at getting the best out of him. I'm tired of being right with Watts.  What happened to all those demonlanders that said 'we will rue the day we let watts go'?  where are they? I laughed at them then and was once again right. 

Can anyone actually honestly say that watts was better than luke tapscott?

Yes quite categorically look at his record You  have Stubbornly tried to masssge stats by blaming selection, to try and prove your point and by saying you don't look at no's of games!!

Bit like saying  racehorse who won 30 races is only better because he was gifted more wins than a horse that won 3 races.

Bradmsns better than Ian Craig??? Maybe Becsuse  he was gifted about 25 centuries !!!

 

 

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He has a great step on him which he showed in that 3rd period off half back, really composed, outstanding user by foot as he showed in the 3rd period kicking to a target on the back of the square with the outside of his right boot.  Will be a player from the look of him, definitely the Dees highlight of the magoos hit out.

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24 minutes ago, Diablo Rhino said:

He has a great step on him which he showed in that 3rd period off half back, really composed, outstanding user by foot as he showed in the 3rd period kicking to a target on the back of the square with the outside of his right boot.  Will be a player from the look of him, definitely the Dees highlight of the magoos hit out.

Along with Petty's  comeback to footy.

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25 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

He should be in the team now.  Already 10 times the player Hunt is.

Might be more a question of fitness than talent.

It's not something I've seen mentioned elsewhere, but one impact of reducing rotations is that first year players may be less likely to be given games, especially early in the season, due to their relative lack of fitness.

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10 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Might be more a question of fitness than talent.

It's not something I've seen mentioned elsewhere, but one impact of reducing rotations is that first year players may be less likely to be given games, especially early in the season, due to their relative lack of fitness.

Fitness, match fitness - these new draftees haven't played a consistent block of footy for 18 months, then there's a matter of throwing in a tiny defender right away before he's really proven himself at VFL level. It's a lot to ask.

As far as I can tell 6 Victorian first year kids made their debuts on the weekend. Berry,  Sharp, Bruhn, Cox, Henry, Lazzaro (sub). 5 of those are country kids who likely had less strict lockdowns last year as well. That's probably not a coincidence. 

 

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Jake will get his chance soon enough

If not this week then it will not be that long - I have now seen enough to realise why he was picked up with our first pick

Speed, great delivery by foot, good evasive skills and awareness - overall a neat package. Time will tell but if he keeps training well , playing well for Casey and a few injuries happen he will get his chance

Hopefully he makes the most of it and cements a place in the team because we certainly could use more people who can choose the best option and hit targets consistently 

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4 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Might be more a question of fitness than talent.

It's not something I've seen mentioned elsewhere, but one impact of reducing rotations is that first year players may be less likely to be given games, especially early in the season, due to their relative lack of fitness.

On fitness, I heard Luke Beveridge on radio the other day and he believes the new VFL rule for 2021 isn’t giving young developing players the running levels that are required for AFL. 

Apparently the new rule has been implemented in VFL practice games and it’s the first time I’ve heard about it where each team is required to have 3 players stationed inside 50 during boundary throw-ins and kick-ins to reduce congestion. Problem was it caused too many delays as teams had to wait up to 20 seconds each time until those 6 required players retreated back inside 50. 

This could be another reason why new draftees might have to wait a while before a game. Bowey might play soon or he might not but there’s already a couple of AFL coaches not too pleased with the new rule. 

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11 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Just quietly putting together a pretty good start to his VFL career.

Currently averaging 24 disposals in all 3 games he's played so far.

takes all the kick-ins tho, so that number is distorted

he's a good kick which is a massive plus, looks composed with the ball in hand, tackles hard

there's a lot to like

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12 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Just quietly putting together a pretty good start to his VFL career.

Currently averaging 24 disposals in all 3 games he's played so far.

If people are wondering where improvement can come from in our 6-0 start look no further than the laser kicking and decision making of  Jake Bowey.  A player like that can help take us to another level.

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3 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

hahahahaa. 

You're not the only one that looks like a goose in this thread, but you do seem to enjoy playing the role generally.

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On 3/24/2021 at 3:02 PM, Pickett2Jackson said:

He should be in the team now.  Already 10 times the player Hunt is.

This one too.

Can you imagine if he was 10 times the player Hunt is. 5000 metres gained every week.

Tough to do.

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