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Is jake Lever one of our most intelligent and calm-in-a-crisis footy players wev'e had for some time (I'm sure he's a smart boy but I'm talking footy I.Q.)?

Casting my mind back to Round 23 2021, Jake was the player that provided the perfect pass to Max, admittedly he and Max were on the same page, so credit to Max also. Gets the Dees the minor premiership.

Last Saturday, final 30 seconds Lever puts the last play inboard after setting up the directions.  Dees win thanks to heroics of Hunt, Brwon, Melk and Pickett.  But it starts with Jake. Again.

What can he do for the team this week I wonder?

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He would've been pretty annoyed at himself for a few mistakes over the course of that game, so I'm glad there was a clear moment of excellent to finish off.

(Actually, I feel like he would be a little annoyed at himself every game, until one day he will play the perfect game)

Overall he's been a bit down this season compared to last, mostly because of just a few quite poor games by his standards, but that is partly happening because he is such a danger when allowed to play the way he likes that our opponents are actively working out strategies to avoid him. He's basically Achilles yelling "Is there no-one else?"

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2 hours ago, layzie said:

Brilliant footy IQ, natural reader of the play and very composed. If Sam Weideman had Jake Lever's brain you would have one superstar of a footballer. 

Sam Weideman's problem isnt his brain, he just doesnt have the heart unfortunately

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3 hours ago, Demon17 said:

Is jake Lever one of our most intelligent and calm-in-a-crisis footy players wev'e had for some time (I'm sure he's a smart boy but I'm talking footy I.Q.)?

Casting my mind back to Round 23 2021, Jake was the player that provided the perfect pass to Max, admittedly he and Max were on the same page, so credit to Max also. Gets the Dees the minor premiership.

Last Saturday, final 30 seconds Lever puts the last play inboard after setting up the directions.  Dees win thanks to heroics of Hunt, Brwon, Melk and Pickett.  But it starts with Jake. Again.

What can he do for the team this week I wonder?

Shave his moustache ... 

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FTB I prefer to use the word Desire, will to win, tenacity, Grunt, loves to hurt, never beaten sadly these are the words never mentioned in connection with SW.

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7 hours ago, A F said:

Our next captain. By quite a way IMO.

You’d think but who knows. I get the feeling Brayshaw is much more liked and has a better connection with the players. 
 

I’ve always been a Jack Viney man myself so take my view with that in mind. 

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If you look at our close games over the last 3 years you would be surprised how often Hunt is involved when it is on the line.

It suits him with pace,a booming kick and competitiveness. Game plan changes to just launch it forward and he is everywhere.

 

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19 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

This is a terrible comment

You're correct dazzle, it is a terrible comment , if it is construed to mean lacks courage. Anyone who plays footy at that level does not lack courage.

I was at the game on Saturday and payed particular attention to Viney and I wan't to share some observations.

There were two occasions, I won't detail them, where he ran flat out to make a contest that he could not possibly make. But he just would not give up.

Another of note is after Kossie kicks the matchwinner and players surround him laughing and congratulating  him. You see Viney near the group but not actually joining in ..... simply because he is totally and utterly [censored].

My point is that Viney is a totally maniacal competitor ........  he just can't seem to help himself... it's in his nature.

Weid has skills .... he has demonstrated that but he lacks that total competitiveness of a Viney. Jack Watts was a bit like that.

Some players have it ....and they play above their skill level. Others don't and either succeed or not. 

That's just humanity I suppose.

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The comment deserved to be ignored, but it also deserved to be noticed and remembered about how not to post. I don't know the poster, but I remember when I was young that I got accused of a similar style, I shall call it, in a race once , that I didn't have a heart or friends because I didn't have a father.I found that deeply offensive,and I've never forgotten it for about sixty five years or more.

I hope that poster remembers how much words can hurt.

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44 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

You're correct dazzle, it is a terrible comment , if it is construed to mean lacks courage. Anyone who plays footy at that level does not lack courage.

I was at the game on Saturday and payed particular attention to Viney and I wan't to share some observations.

There were two occasions, I won't detail them, where he ran flat out to make a contest that he could not possibly make. But he just would not give up.

Another of note is after Kossie kicks the matchwinner and players surround him laughing and congratulating  him. You see Viney near the group but not actually joining in ..... simply because he is totally and utterly [censored].

My point is that Viney is a totally maniacal competitor ........  he just can't seem to help himself... it's in his nature.

Weid has skills .... he has demonstrated that but he lacks that total competitiveness of a Viney. Jack Watts was a bit like that.

Some players have it ....and they play above their skill level. Others don't and either succeed or not. 

That's just humanity I suppose.

While I appreciate your point BBO, it's a bit rough to use Viney as the benchmark. I don't reckon I've seen a player as tough (the right type of tough) as him, ever. He is just built for football.

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2 minutes ago, Nasher said:

While I appreciate your point BBO, it's a bit rough to use Viney as the benchmark. I don't reckon I've seen a player as tough (the right type of tough) as him, ever. He is just built for football.

Fair comment! Viney is setting the bar high because he is just crazy in the way he plays ... if only Weid had a bit of that mongrel!

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9 hours ago, FearTheBeard said:

Sam Weideman's problem isnt his brain, he just doesnt have the heart unfortunately

That a bit unfair, I don't see a guy who isn't trying hard enough or doesn't care. I do feel that at times he lacks a bit of football sense though and the number of times he gets caught under the ball with no contact has got me thinking he just doesn't read the ball in flight the way a Jake Lever does.

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13 hours ago, CYB said:

You’d think but who knows. I get the feeling Brayshaw is much more liked and has a better connection with the players. 
 

I’ve always been a Jack Viney man myself so take my view with that in mind. 

Odd mate because Viney seems to connect with far less players than Max. I'd be surprised if it wasn't the same vis a vis Lever.

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