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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Richards has delivered inside 50 really well which is why I have wanted him to stay in the side despite not getting involved much
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    His kicking isn't worse IMO. He goes for the killer pass which sometimes doesn't come off. Perhaps you're just remembering the good ones from last year and have come to expect that from him because he certainly grubbed his share last year.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    His kicking isn't worse IMO. He goes for the killer pass which sometimes doesn't come off. Perhaps you're just remembering the good ones from last year and have come to expect that from him because he certainly grubbed his share last year.
    I can't see any difference either.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    I've resisted the urge to call for Richard's head. I think he is better in the side than out. Maybe the time will come when someone in the Footscray side is banging down the door to take his place. Maybe Dale/Lippa, but I think he gets another week or 2.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    I've resisted the urge to call for Richard's head. I think he is better in the side than out. Maybe the time will come when someone in the Footscray side is banging down the door to take his place. Maybe Dale/Lippa, but I think he gets another week or 2.
    He's adjusting to a different role and I'm sure he will get there but so far he isn't quite having the same impact as last season.
    He's still getting the ball but things like how a couple of weeks back he ran into an open goal and missed the lot by spraying the kick are taking the shine off his game. I'd be sticking with him for the time being as he has the pace and skill attributes we need

    His decision making and skill level was so noticeable last year he probably has a higher level of expectation placed on him.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    We see Ed’s ceiling as quite high, which only in his second year, reasonably he hasn’t reached. He offers leg speed, which we seriously are lacking in, and whilst he maybe a bit down on where we might’ve hoped he would’ve progressed to early in season 2, he’s not where our main problems lie. I’d only consider managing him through the season, not dropping him per se.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc26 View Post
    We see Ed’s ceiling as quite high, which only in his second year, reasonably he hasn’t reached. He offers leg speed, which we seriously are lacking in, and whilst he maybe a bit down on where we might’ve hoped he would’ve progressed to early in season 2, he’s not where our main problems lie. I’d only consider managing him through the season, not dropping him per se.
    He is still only 19 years old and looking like he will play for a long time. I am not expecting too much from him.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs - Ed Richards

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc26 View Post
    We see Ed’s ceiling as quite high, which only in his second year, reasonably he hasn’t reached. He offers leg speed, which we seriously are lacking in, and whilst he maybe a bit down on where we might’ve hoped he would’ve progressed to early in season 2, he’s not where our main problems lie. I’d only consider managing him through the season, not dropping him per se.
    I'm not sure we've playing him to his strengths. In the forward line he can use his smarts but his other forte is run and carry. I'd play him higher up the ground - I like his potential as a wingman.
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