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Gawn - played with passion

Viney - certainly stepped up

Rivers - promising in middle

Neal-Bullen - successful tagging game

May - owned his opponent 

Sparrow - just a game

Tholstrup - exciting in bursts 

Langdon - some critical touches

McDonald - wasted in defense

Chandler - needs a demotion 

Tomlinson - was generally effective 

Salem - slow and underwhelming 

Pickett - exciting when involved

Petty - had some moments 

vanRooyen - was never involved 

McVee - classy and composed 

Windsor - some uncharacteristic errors

Howes - little to commend

Turner - no second efforts 

Bowey - needs to lift

Oliver - distracted and wasteful 

Fritsch - a lazy liability 

Brown - game saving tackle

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22 minutes ago, joeboy said:

Gawn - played with passion

Viney - certainly stepped up

Rivers - promising in middle

Neal-Bullen - successful tagging game

May - owned his opponent 

Sparrow - just a game

Tholstrup - exciting in bursts 

Langdon - some critical touches

McDonald - wasted in defense

Chandler - needs a demotion 

Tomlinson - was generally effective 

Salem - slow and underwhelming 

Pickett - exciting when involved

Petty - had some moments 

vanRooyen - was never involved 

McVee - classy and composed 

Windsor - some uncharacteristic errors

Howes - little to commend

Turner - no second efforts 

Bowey - needs to lift

Oliver - distracted and wasteful 

Fritsch - a lazy liability 

Brown - game saving tackle

Got it again joeboy

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1 hour ago, joeboy said:

Gawn - played with passion

Viney - certainly stepped up

Rivers - promising in middle

Neal-Bullen - successful tagging game

May - owned his opponent 

Sparrow - just a game

Tholstrup - exciting in bursts 

Langdon - some critical touches

McDonald - wasted in defense

Chandler - needs a demotion 

Tomlinson - was generally effective 

Salem - slow and underwhelming 

Pickett - exciting when involved

Petty - had some moments 

vanRooyen - was never involved 

McVee - classy and composed 

Windsor - some uncharacteristic errors

Howes - little to commend

Turner - no second efforts 

Bowey - needs to lift

Oliver - distracted and wasteful 

Fritsch - a lazy liability 

Brown - game saving tackle

dead right about fritter thinks hes a champ plays like a chump

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23 minutes ago, forever demons said:

dead right about fritter thinks hes a champ plays like a chump

Has Lost all form looks a shadow of 2021/22.

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3 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Lucky to play.

Very very lucky 

I don't think he's a natural mid 'deever'...reckon he would be better with the ball coming at him plus we haven't replaced a bull like Hibberd coming out of the backline who can match up on those strong mid sized forwards.

Got to try Sparrow somewhere to his and the teams benefit.

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30 minutes ago, rjay said:

I don't think he's a natural mid 'deever'...reckon he would be better with the ball coming at him plus we haven't replaced a bull like Hibberd coming out of the backline who can match up on those strong mid sized forwards.

Got to try Sparrow somewhere to his and the teams benefit.

I agree with this, but whilst Tracc is not available Sparrow will stay in the middle. He is a big lump who does lay some tackles. Ultimately i would like to see him at Half Forward, because he can kick goals, but it just can’t happen at the moment. Viney needs help in the middle 

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47 minutes ago, rjay said:

I don't think he's a natural mid 'deever'...reckon he would be better with the ball coming at him plus we haven't replaced a bull like Hibberd coming out of the backline who can match up on those strong mid sized forwards.

Got to try Sparrow somewhere to his and the teams benefit.

He's such a tough one, has some really great attributes (which have faded admittedly); a great set of hands in the air, can roost the ball and is pretty physical. But he can't seem to find his rhythm. I had really high hopes for him as a midfielder but these days I'm agreeing with you. Half back might work well.

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2 minutes ago, Little Richard said:

But he can't seem to find his rhythm.

I the immortal words of Jack Dyer "He keeps on getting where the ball aint".

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Sparrow's best game for some time IMO, but agree not to level he ahs been previously (has plenty of mates you could say that about). 

Windsor looks tired to me. Needs a week off 

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16 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I agree with this, but whilst Tracc is not available Sparrow will stay in the middle. He is a big lump who does lay some tackles. Ultimately i would like to see him at Half Forward, because he can kick goals, but it just can’t happen at the moment. Viney needs help in the middle 

I watched Sparrow's development closely over the past 2 years, as my interest in his footballing talents grew from some great tackles and great kicking for goal (unexpected boomers), allied to an increasing frame and bulk for tackles that dispossessed, stuck and were remembered by the recipients; and,  some intimidation for interceptors when on the run. I do see him as a forward, myself and for this season, expected far greater of him than what has so far been demonstrated; for this, I suspect that he is out of his best position and role, still with great promise, I believe, on the HFFlank and central areas around the 50m mark. He does provide good protection for those coming through with the ball and this, too, needs to be more frequently utilised within the forward line from hell.

Just opinions, prognostications....

 

 

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On 22/06/2024 at 22:29, joeboy said:

vanRooyen - was never involved 

vanRooyen - have another look.

Take away his goal and we lost. Gives his all as a second ruck, least of our problems.

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