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2022 Player Reviews: #31 Bayley Fritsch


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One of the best medium forwards in the business and a great reader of the flight of the ball in the air, Fritsch passed the half century in goals for the second year in a row but this time in a forward line that was often found wanting in the big games.

"The star forward topped the Demons’ goalkicking for the third consecutive year with his 55 majors in 2022. Played every game in 2022, scoring in each match. Signed a new long-term deal at the end of last year to keep him at the Demons until at least 2026." - Herald Sun

Date of Birth: 6 December 1996
Height: 188cm
Weight: 84kg
 
Games MFC 2022: 24
Career Total: 109
 
Goals MFC 2022: 55
Career Total: 173

Seventh Club Best & Fairest:  395 votes

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Another great year from Bayley Fritsch and as mentioned by Durango he missed TMacs and Bbb’s presence in our forward line. He received a lot of extra attention this year but still shone through showing his class. Where would we have been without Fritta and Kozzie this year.!!

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The only slight knock on Fritsch was his slight inaccuracy and unreliable set shots for goal at the end of 2020 into the early rounds of 2021.

However, over the last 2 seasons he's kicked 114-46 which is elite.

Easily our best forward and probably between the 5th and 8th best player on the list

It was an excellent move at the time to get him to re-sign for 5 years fresh off a 6 goal GF.  

 

 

 

 

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Fritta is awesome on-field and a cheeky bugger off-field. At the B&F he said to me, “So, you’ve met Nat?” (his girlfriend). I said “yeah I have, several times, she’s awesome,” then I said “you know you’re punching, right?” He calls her over and says, “Nat! WCW reckons YOU’RE punching.” All good though, Nat knew it was just Fritta being Fritta.

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Kicking 50+ goals without regular big bodied support was a remarkable achievement, and frightening for oppositions when / if we get TMc, JVR, ?HP to support him and take a big defender.

PS or even BBB back able to run and get his feet off the ground. 

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I just love that Fritta has really dialed in his set shot routine now. It wasn't that long ago when we all complained his kicking was costing us games and I'm sure there was a lot of work put into this behind the scenes with great rewards.

I was critical of the selfish moments in games in the middle of the season but the airplay this got in the media and David King's BBQ nickname went over the top I thought.

Solid season, often as the no.2 key target. Great job Bayley!

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On 11/3/2022 at 12:58 PM, 58er said:

Another great year Fritta Keep  up the good work as the cavalry are coming to help out, Petts and JVR!!! 

Geez, something really sounds excitingly good about that prediction. 

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On 11/3/2022 at 1:33 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

The only slight knock on Fritsch was his slight inaccuracy and unreliable set shots for goal at the end of 2020 into the early rounds of 2021.

However, over the last 2 seasons he's kicked 114-46 which is elite.

Easily our best forward and probably between the 5th and 8th best player on the list

It was an excellent move at the time to get him to re-sign for 5 years fresh off a 6 goal GF.  

 

 

 

 

Even before he got to the firsts on debut, Fritta was a '...must get at all costs...'. It is no ambit claim; he is worthy of the accolades that he now attracts in the red'nblue.

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13 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Geez, something really sounds excitingly good about that prediction. 

Hope it's right in 2023 Deem as we deserve that ability to score heavily and in bang bang bang patches! 

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