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Jake Bowey Re-Signs until 2026


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Love bowser. Agree that it would be nice to see him perhaps rotate through a wing. Could use his skills delivering inside 50.

Should reach out to Banana Boat to see if their interested in a sponsorship deal, I'm sure clarry and bowser would appreciate it.

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12 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

He and Koz could cause headaches in the middle as a one-two punch combination then down back and up forward just running amok. Or not. To be honest, I don’t really watch football. 

We can tell 😄

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17 hours ago, poita said:

Hopefully we see Jake play further up the ground in 2024, because I don't think the lock down defender role is suiting him at all.

Agree with this. He rarely impacts games and isn't able to blanket small forwards like McVee. He's got great skills, but feels like his current role isn't playing to his strengths. Outside a good QF against Collingwood, he was lacklustre this season. I'm not as sold on him long term as others on here seem to be. In his current position, he could easily be replaced in coming seasons by Howe, Woe, Hunter, Windsor etc. He should be tried on the wing or half forward to get him more involved in games and use his kicking skills where they'd be more damaging.

That said, always good to lock away first rounders. Bowser's clearly got good skills and a football brain. Hoping he and moreso Laurie can step up and have a big impact in the coming seasons. 

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With Bowey, Salem, Rivers and McVee all running off half back we should be cutting team defences to shreds, but we just don't seem to utilise their speed and kicking skills enough.

I really hope we can get better at this. Steven May takes way too many kick outs and I don't see him as a great short kick these days, just a good long left boot.

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

1. He's got great skills, but feels like his current role isn't playing to his strengths.

2. Outside a good QF against Collingwood, he was lacklustre this season.

 

1. Agree. Personally i think bowser has struggled to have the same impact as 2021 because since then Salo has either not been in the side or not been at his best. This has forced Bowser to pick up elements of Salo's role, in particular balancing responsibility for a direct opponent and being aggressive on transition (it's worth remembering that Bowser was not a defender as a junior and isn't a natural defender).

If Salo can get back to his best Bowser can better utilise his strengths and be more aggressive in terms of his offensive positioning, running off his man, getting higher up the ground and taking on high risk kicks (with the impact of any turnover mitigated by an in form Salo)

2. Agree. See above  

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