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    Re: Shy guy passes Wood as Dogs' intercept king

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    There were a few on this board who couldn't understand why he was getting a game each week. Still only 20 years old and will get better and better
    Putting my hand up to this. Didn't see that he had it in him.
    But I'm very happy with him and looks likely to be a very, very good player if he continues to improve. He really has all the tools you need across the half back line.

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    Re: Shy guy passes Wood as Dogs' intercept king

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    I was quite critical of him last night, largely because he hasn't figured out first option before extreme pressure can often end up in a follow up running possession to clear space if he gives it. Too often he tries to do too much, but that's not a bad thing.

    I need to temper that criticism just as much as he needs to learn because he is going as well as any 20 year old we've had on our hands over recent history. At the start of the year, Dunkley was my designated freak, Williams has taken that mantle now.
    It drives me mad watching a player stop his kicking action because he's spotted a better option. Apart from anything else he should be concentrating fully on taking his kick and not still looking at options. It's like shaking hands with a politician, they might be shaking your hand but they are looking over your shoulder for someone more important to talk to.

    Just go with your first option, especially until you learn to do that really well. Maybe then you can dish it off without looking and check for better options
    AFLW Premiers 2018

    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "

    Arlo Guthrie


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