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  1. Question: what's your obsession with country boys from WA all about?
  2. 100% Agree. Bailey from the Lions is the perfect example of the sort of player and role that the Colt could fill for us. High half forward who can get up and down the ground, hits targets, wins his own ball, can kick goals and when required can also go into the middle. The alternative is players like Sparrow and Jordon who can play as pure mids when required (eg to give our starting mids a chop out) but don't look natural forwards when resting at half forward flank.
  3. I won't tell the Colt about the Demonland player sponsor curse if you don't!
  4. Point being? His coaches, full time professionals working at the elite level, judged him to be our 6th best player. He finished 9th in the bluey in 2022 and 6th this season. Back to back top 10s in the b&f of an AFL club that finished top 4 is an objective measure of excellence. It's plain silly to think he finished 6th only because of his pressure acts, 1%ers, effort and gut running. I mean c'mon, it's elite level sport, not the local footy club handing out votes to the bloke who is a real trier and always does the barbie. And without being facetious, the assessment of an AFL coaching staff holds more water than the vibe based assessment of random footy forum posters. Mad if I think he shows composure with footy in hand? Did you miss the part when I said he was our best kick inside 50 in terms of kick to score ratio? Sure that probably says something about his teammates, but nonetheless hard to top that stat without showing composure with ball in hand.
  5. All good points. One thing that I didn't factor in is if Reid is as good as expected but does want to leave at some point the Eagles will get a bunch of good draft picks and/or players in the trade period. They did pretty well out of the Judd deal with Kennedy becoming a legend of the club.
  6. I very much doubt that is the case (that they see him as a mid). And his time trial is more relevant for the high half forward role as it is the most aerobically challenging role.
  7. 100% agree. I don't doubt Reid's talent, and i would have loved to get him. But as you say they could have secured probably three first rounders for him - including Curtain who they were apparently super keen on. I reckon that would have been the play - particularly given that every season near the end of any contract will be dominated by the 'will reid go home' talk, which would be suffocating in a two team footy mad place like Perth. And as good as Reid might be, it's hard to build a premiership team around a mid. Judd is a good comparison. A once in a generation star who undoubtedly was a huge factor in their 2006 flag (some might argue the biggest factor given his immense talent and how he drove standards - training and on field ones that is) . But Judd came into an Eagles team in 2002 that had players of the quality of Cox, the Matera brothers, Cousins, Banfield, Kerr, Glenn Jackovich, Wirrpanda and Michael Gardiner. And it still took another 4 years to win a flag. The current team Eagles team is incomparable in terms of talent. Given how poor their list is (i reckon the worst in the AFL by a mile, particularly in terms of their demographic spread) building a premiership team will require multiple years of being near the foot of the table to get more high draft picks. And they have very few players they could afford to trade out to secure some first round draft picks - and given Allen and Barass are both locked away no A graders who might want to leave they could leverage. How long does a player as good as Reid want to play in rubbish sides? By way of comparison, the roos are in much better shape with their bevy of first round draft picks in the last three seasons.
  8. This is critical. Says two things - one he is a natural athlete. And two he must be a hard worker. I suspect nibbla's 2km draft trial was similarly impressive and i'm guessing the role they have in mind for Koltyn is, like Nibla, the high half forward role. As i have banged on about that role has become critical in footy and was a clear need we had to fill (ie another elite high half forward to compliment Nibbla). Appears to have good foot skills too, which is important Nibbla has really improved his field kicking and was our best kick inside 50 last season (as defined by kick to score ratio - our three worst were Tracc, Oliver and Gawn). Having a player on both flanks who can hit a target inside 50 will be a big positive. Good get.
  9. Sux Sux Sux. The number of the Kiwi Beast.
  10. Yep. JVR looks a bit clunky as he walks in to shoot for goal but also guides the ball right onto his boot which is big reason he is so accurate. Wattsy was smoother but again guided the ball on to the boot and was deadly accurate. The other similarity between those three players is a short, slow run up when kicking set set shots. Basically kicking off just a few steps. Simple techniques with few moving parts and less things that can go wrong.
  11. Spot on. I can't believe how many players at AFL level don't guide the ball right onto the boot. Doing so is kicking technique 101. Tracc is the perfect example of a player that drops the ball miles from the boot. Such poor technique. It's weird actually because as an elite basketballer he would have had the importance of good technique drilled into him at every basketball training session.
  12. Some rewriting of history going on here by some posters? There are only four posts other than yours in this thread! Might as well name names.
  13. It's going to be played in Nhill.
  14. His back injury was pretty bad. Had stress fractures in his back for aprox 18 months which ultimately required spinal fusion surgery (after he left the afl system i think - certainly all the rehab was). Impressive that he could get back to a level where he was named full back in the VFL team of the year and be picked up by an AFL club, particularly one that would be expecting to play finals next season. Speaks about all that in this interview:
  15. They should show that. Her leg was chopped, fairly, as she kicked it. Common way to get ligament damage like an MCL. I hope she is OK.
  16. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean no-one is out to get me.
  17. Could say the same of me with some of the rubbish I post!
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