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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    He needs to stride out further on his last couple of steps. We need to get Twodogs to spend an hour with him.
    Its the ball drop. It being so high allows him to get tremendous momentum through the ball (see - his first shot against Collingwood) but also leaves so much room for error (shot in the last quarter vs Richmond, his last shot vs Freo).

    Also, I heard an absolutely insane stat that ALL of Ron’s goals are from set shots this year. It’s not like he’s some immobile gorilla, and probably speaks more to how dominant he is in the air, but can we please get my man some JTGs or something? The best way to fix goal kicking issues is to kick a few with no time to think (or from the back of the square).
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Also let him play in the headband.
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    He needs to stride out further on his last couple of steps. We need to get Twodogs to spend an hour with him.
    Yeah in the Yarrville nets.

    Naughton runs in like a high jumper. There is way too much bouncing going on and the margin for error too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    Yeah in the Yarrville nets.

    Naughton runs in like a high jumper. There is way too much bouncing going on and the margin for error too great.
    Absolutely, the prancing in doesn't lend to stability.

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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    Absolutely, the prancing in doesn't lend to stability.
    Can you not use the words prancing and Naughton in the same sentence please. It just doesn't feel right
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    Can you not use the words prancing and Naughton in the same sentence please. It just doesn't feel right
    Prancing Naughton sounds like a racehorse I would lose money on.

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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    I'm confident Naughton will overcome his goalkicking issues because he seems a straightforward and confident character who won't mull over things. The 'yips' never stop him from thinking: 'You know what? Today just isn't my day. And the ball's coming in, there are 3 guys in front of me, and I'd have to fly sideways to mark that ball'. It's more like: 'Challenge accepted.'

    His kicking improved a lot this year too. He has kicked some important ones at crunch times. It's his first uninterrupted year as a forward. He's an outrageous talent. No more talk of cutting his hair either, it's a big part of that exuberance.

    PS the much maligned Bruce deserves some plaudits for assisting Aaron too. Most of all because he looks like he's having just as much fun as the rest of us whenever Aaron takes a specky instead of darkly rumbling about whether he should have left it for him.
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    PS the much maligned Bruce deserves some plaudits for assisting Aaron too. Most of all because he looks like he's having just as much fun as the rest of us whenever Aaron takes a specky instead of darkly rumbling about whether he should have left it for him.
    The Grin on Juice's face when Naughton takes a speccy is priceless.
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    The Grin on Juice's face when Naughton takes a speccy is priceless.
    Weightman is another one who gets high on Naughton's supply. Loves it when the big fella takes a screamer.
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    Weightman is another one who gets high on Naughton's supply. Loves it when the big fella takes a screamer.
    Yes, I was going to mention him too. I love his enthusiasm.
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Anyone else reckon Naughts and Weightman with their flowing curly blonde locks & strong builds look a bit alike? Kinda like a Mini-Me Naughts and a Major Weights? Or a 5 & a half and a 38?

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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Just on Naughton, he as an exciting a player I think I’ve seen play in my time watching, along with the Bont. And that includes other teams. Dusty and Danger and the two Reiwoldts have runs on the board for a long period but IMO Naughts only needs to stay as good as he is now for 5 or so years to be in ther stratosphere. Naughts marking ability and ground level ability and tenacity and fair aggression is simply one of the best going around. And predicting his forward play and goal kicking will improve too.

    If he & Bont remain uninjured in next 5 or so years surely we snag a flag or two. To have two once inside generation players playing for club at same time and I’m inclined to add in Daniel as he is so damn clever, whilst having fantastic players like Macrae and Libba and Treloar and Dunks, now reliable player in Bruce and promising players like English and Jamarra, it’s such an exciting time right now.

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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Weightman is another one who gets high on Naughton's supply. Loves it when the big fella takes a screamer.
    To be fair Weightman seems to get super excited when another person takes a step so not the best example

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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by josie View Post
    Anyone else reckon Naughts and Weightman with their flowing curly blonde locks & strong builds look a bit alike? Kinda like a Mini-Me Naughts and a Major Weights? Or a 5 & a half and a 38?
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    Re: Naughton primed after full pre-season

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    The Grin on Juice's face when Naughton takes a speccy is priceless.
    If only we could get Juice to take the shots at goal afterwards

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