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Great news. Certainly close to AFL selection and even if he doesn't get a game this year a full VFL season under his belt including finals experience is just as beneficial. 

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Great focus for development:

"I try not to focus on how I'm going to fit into the team or whose spot I'm going to take because I feel like if I do, it will negatively impact my performance and I'll start worrying about the wrong things. The conversations I've had with 'Goody' (coach Simon Goodwin) have been around becoming the best player I can be and when I do get my chance, I can come into the team I'll stay there and won't just be there for two weeks and get dropped.

"I'm just focusing on the process of what makes me a good player and becoming a really good player and if that takes a bit longer than other people I'm more than happy with that, I'll just keep working as hard as I can."

Well done for another two years!

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16 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Great focus for development:

"I try not to focus on how I'm going to fit into the team or whose spot I'm going to take because I feel like if I do, it will negatively impact my performance and I'll start worrying about the wrong things. The conversations I've had with 'Goody' (coach Simon Goodwin) have been around becoming the best player I can be and when I do get my chance, I can come into the team I'll stay there and won't just be there for two weeks and get dropped.

"I'm just focusing on the process of what makes me a good player and becoming a really good player and if that takes a bit longer than other people I'm more than happy with that, I'll just keep working as hard as I can."

Well done for another two years!

Great mindset and great advice by Goody.

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12 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Great focus for development:

"I try not to focus on how I'm going to fit into the team or whose spot I'm going to take because I feel like if I do, it will negatively impact my performance and I'll start worrying about the wrong things. The conversations I've had with 'Goody' (coach Simon Goodwin) have been around becoming the best player I can be and when I do get my chance, I can come into the team I'll stay there and won't just be there for two weeks and get dropped.

"I'm just focusing on the process of what makes me a good player and becoming a really good player and if that takes a bit longer than other people I'm more than happy with that, I'll just keep working as hard as I can."

Well done for another two years!

I’m very happy with the extension.  He’s missed so much footy that it seems like he’s just starting out, and with the attitude described above, he’ll get the very best out of himself, which if reports are correct, is a lot.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great mindset and great advice by Goody.

I've read of that advice by Goody from a few players.

It reminds me of an interview Cam Pedesen did a few years ago.  He became very fit in the preseason after being told that he has to be ready if needed.  Sure enough he was needed when Spencer and Gawn were both out for quite a while.  It was Cam's best season of his career.

Opportunities open up all the time.  The great thing is the players see that the coaches 'walk the talk' with selections. 

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He suffered injuries and then Covid stuffed the VFL season so a large part of his first season was missed. By all reports he’s going well and has been emergency a lot this year so he’s close to cracking a senior game.

I was pleased when we drafted him as he looked like he had the skills to be an effective half forward type. Like Bowza, he’s got good kicking and decision making skills, paired with good agility and decent pace. He seems to have the right attitude based on that interview too so good luck to him cracking a game soon and being in red and blue for years to come.

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29 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Is his nickname based on Bill Lawrie or Bill Bailey, or both? 

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I remember that on draft night JT was very pleased to pick up Bowey and Laurie as they were great kicks with footy nous.!!

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Just to be sure could someone please post JT comments on draft night.✅

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The Football Department must rate him to offer him the contract, so clearly it must be good news.

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great news. Certainly close to AFL selection

I'm very please he's got two more years, he's clearly got some attributes but he certainly has a lot of areas to improve.  To say he's close to AFL selection when he wasn't selected with about 5 players out is a stretch.  In my view he's got a long way to go and his selection as emergency is to show him what it's like to prepare for an AFL game.

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2 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Great focus for development:

"I try not to focus on how I'm going to fit into the team or whose spot I'm going to take because I feel like if I do, it will negatively impact my performance and I'll start worrying about the wrong things. The conversations I've had with 'Goody' (coach Simon Goodwin) have been around becoming the best player I can be and when I do get my chance, I can come into the team I'll stay there and won't just be there for two weeks and get dropped.

"I'm just focusing on the process of what makes me a good player and becoming a really good player and if that takes a bit longer than other people I'm more than happy with that, I'll just keep working as hard as I can."

Well done for another two years!

What a great mindset. Can’t help but think of DNA and Mark Williams as the inspiration for that mindset.

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1 minute ago, rpfc said:

What a great mindset. Can’t help but think of DNA and Mark Williams as the inspiration for that mindset.

It’s probably easier to have that mindset when you can look at guys like Sparrow and JJ who took a couple of seasons to break into the first team. 

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Footy club will let him develop and get some further experience.  His footy skills, goalkicking and smarts are his strengths.  Intensity and AFL quality pace are to be developed.  Fits probably along the half forward / Spargo type position at the moment.  

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2 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Footy club will let him develop and get some further experience.  His footy skills, goalkicking and smarts are his strengths.  Intensity and AFL quality pace are to be developed.  Fits probably along the half forward / Spargo type position at the moment.  

Whilst many people talk about our "premiership window" developing young players for the future is the surest way to prolong the so called window. Goody on the club.

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2 hours ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I'm very please he's got two more years, he's clearly got some attributes but he certainly has a lot of areas to improve.  To say he's close to AFL selection when he wasn't selected with about 5 players out is a stretch.  In my view he's got a long way to go and his selection as emergency is to show him what it's like to prepare for an AFL game.

I've likened him to Greg Williams - yes he has a long way to go to reach those heights but obviously the club have faith he can make it

IMO he has lots of work ahead to get fitter and get to more contests so he can accumulate more possessions because when he gets it he does tend to use it very well (a bit like Charlie Spargo)

I have a feeling he might be that rare breed of footballer that plays better when at the highest level - only time will tell but hope I'm right 

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2 hours ago, Colm said:

It’s probably easier to have that mindset when you can look at guys like Sparrow and JJ who took a couple of seasons to break into the first team. 

That’s a great point. JJ in particular suffered a fair few set backs. It doesn’t matter how you get there, just that you are ready when you do. Pick 22 in the draft suggests he’s got what it takes.

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1 hour ago, Sydee said:

I've likened him to Greg Williams - yes he has a long way to go to reach those heights but obviously the club have faith he can make it

IMO he has lots of work ahead to get fitter and get to more contests so he can accumulate more possessions because when he gets it he does tend to use it very well (a bit like Charlie Spargo)

I have a feeling he might be that rare breed of footballer that plays better when at the highest level - only time will tell but hope I'm right 

Yes definitely Greg Williams - lots of 40 possession games, deadly accuracy by hand & foot & a touch of mongrel 🤣🤣

I can't think of a player he reminds me less of.

I wish him well but haven’t seen anything more than B minus in his efforts at Casey. 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Gee plenty on here wanted him delisted because he is clearly a dud.

Go punch yourselves.

Plenty? I read most threads on here and I can't recall a single person saying this.

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