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2021 Player Reviews: #26 Sam Weideman


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Had an interrupted start to the season and had to come back through the Casey Demons where he kicked a couple of bags to earn a return to the AFL. He had his opportunities there but his form was poor and he failed to regain a place after he was dropped in favour of Ben Brown.

Date of Birth: 26 June, 1997
Height: 195cm
Weight: 94kg

Games MFC 2021: 5
Career Total: 49

Goals MFC 2021: 3
Career Total: 49

Games CDFC 2021: 6
Goals CDFC 2021: 21

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Would love to see Weid break his way into the team and start spearheading our forward line. I think he has it in him, just needs to kick a few once breaking into the team to help build confidence. The time is right for him, here's to a big preseason and productive 2022

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He’s not a boy anymore. But still only 24 and should now be entering into his perfect age bracket to break out. 
 

Potential.  So much potential.   A big preseason ahead.  
 

I’d like to see him do a SAS type preseason. Conquer his fears.  
 

Gym work.  Get angry on the field.  Positive belief.  
 

Hours and hours and hours of kicking for goal.  
 

Hours and hours and more hours of marking of the footy. 

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6 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

He’s not a boy anymore. But still only 24 and should now be entering into his perfect age bracket to break out. 
 

Potential.  So much potential.   A big preseason ahead.  
 

I’d like to see him do a SAS type preseason. Conquer his fears.  
 

Gym work.  Get angry on the field.  Positive belief.  
 

Hours and hours and hours of kicking for goal.  
 

Hours and hours and more hours of marking of the footy. 

Well said SONS, the opportunity has been presented, it is now up to Sam to do a Harrison Petty, when the chance presents you have to grasp it with both hands because spots are going to be tight. Good luck Sam.!!

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Biggest pre-season of his career coming up. Opportunities will present in 2022 if he is willing to take them.

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Brown fit & back in form

Fritsch has exploded

Jackson will continue to improve up forward 

The stars are aligning for Weid to come in without the pressure of being the main man

Has the talent, but not sure about the mindset, I'm still bullish 

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

Brown fit & back in form

Fritsch has exploded

Jackson will continue to improve up forward 

The stars are aligning for Weid to come in without the pressure of being the main man

Has the talent, but not sure about the mindset, I'm still bullish 

He will come into the team and make us stronger

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Lucky to have been offered a contract by us .No other club showed any real interest  .I thought his cards were marked after the Collingwood effort .The upside was that the forward line was rejuvenated when Weed was belatedly replaced by BBB and the rest is history .He has been given a final opportunity to reinvent himself and no one would be happier then me if he turns it around .But frankly Im not all that optimistic.

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He doesn't get his hands to the ball in the air enough he just seems get pushed out of the way.

His defensive efforts aren't going to make any highlight reels either.

Really needs to deliver in 2022 or its curtains. Let's hope he does but I have doubts.

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Make or break year for mine, and definitely hope that the answer we get is ‘make’ as our spine is where we are most vulnerable to drop off.

Weed needs to realize that he doesn’t need to clunk absolutely everything that comes his way. When in a 2 on 1 or 3 on 1 pack, no one expects him to mark 30% of those. But he does need to get it to ground for Kozzy, Spargo and Nibbler to pounce on. Plus, he needs to keep his feet where possible and keep the pressure up. BBB made an art form of it from the Port game onwards and it cemented him in the team.

In contrast, he needs to remember that the time not to drop marks is one out on a lead. He’s usually reliable for the most part but I did see this too much last year for my liking.

From 2017 to ‘18, Weed was doing what I hope all our players are trained to do: tackle, run all day, block and when you’ve got the pill, execute. He now needs to move beyond 1%ers and put some genuine marking and goal kicking numbers up if he wants an extension beyond his current one.

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On 10/26/2021 at 8:53 PM, adonski said:

Brown fit & back in form

Fritsch has exploded

Jackson will continue to improve up forward 

The stars are aligning for Weid to come in without the pressure of being the main man

Has the talent, but not sure about the mindset, I'm still bullish 

Yea, I think your right about our forwards. Even if he were to really step up, he's probably going to have a hard time dislodging that talent. But Im glad we kept him. He does have the talent snd its up to the coaches to help see that shine. 

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A lot is going to depend on a complete, organised VFA/Seconds competition where players like Sam can: 1. Play regularly 2. Show his goods 3. Practise/polish weaknesses. The last two years have been diabolical for players like him trying to stake a claim.

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