#17 James Stewart


#2489

I’m not sure about the stutter step. IMO he loses a lot of his momentum but I guess if he’s kicking straight, who gives a fk how many stutter steps he has?


#2490

Smacks gone past him. That miss tonight was unforgivable. Goes out when Joeys fit


#2491

Next week we need to play Hooker or Hurley at Full forward against Rance and drag him deep forward.
If Rance goes to Mckernan or Stewart we are in trouble.


#2492

Still some very good work leading hard and wide to provide an outlet contest.
Didn’t get the goals but a very different player to Smack, Daniher, Hooker. And vital to our forward combination


#2493

Did you find it again?


#2494

very important for our structure leads up the ground and opens it up for stirnger/smack


#2495

Was playing better when he was relief ruck.


#2496

I think I understand the stutter step. It is a fear of pulling the ball across his body to the left. He actually is trying to turn his left side towards the target.
Unfortunately, he has now added a bit that I don’t remember seeing last year. He is now running out to the right, and hooking the ball a bit more as a result.
The combo is just getting a bit too convoluted, I think.
It is all in his head, but he is a good kick, a beautiful field kick, and just needs the practice, and the confidence that comes from it.


#2497

Christ are you serious? Smack had his two good games, and was more invisible than Stewart was last night, who had put in a good, consistent 8 rounds of footy. Legit his first poor poor game for the season and you want to drop him and keep smack in the team??

Nuts.


#2498

Stewart is going just fine. There is no key position forward in the comp (with the possible exception of Franklin) who doesn’t have his ups and downs in the modern game, where flooding and loose men back can make being a forward hard work. Stringer the same. He has been competing hard every game since he was put back to being predominantly a forward, with mixed success, usually related to how often and how well the ball has come in.


#2499

Settle down


#2500

I think he’ll be happy the bye’s almost here.


#2501

It’s bizarre, isn’t it?
I mean - just…turn to the farkin right.


#2502

Both Stewart and Smack struggled last night.


#2503

Learning to work through dealing with the best defender now that Joe’s out, with the form he showed in the 1st two months of footy. Will be playing for his spot against Smack for when JD is fit, hopefully he has a few big games, was one of our shining lights earlier in the season.


#2504

Not a good day for talls. Jimmy Stewart is a keeper


#2505

Been in our top few players this year for mine but 2 of his last 3 weeks have been quite. Last night wasn’t a good night for tall forwards because of the slippery ball. Talk of him being dropped is absurd.


#2506

Id be inclined to drop Smack for Hurley. Play Hooker and Stewart forward. Hurley to pants Jack. Again.


#2507

Jack be nimble.
Jack be quick.
But on this occasion,
Stay out of the game sick.


#2508

Smack is the better set shot at the moment, and probably better rucking/pack-crasher, but Stewart is the better field kick, faster, has greater up-side and better below the knees. Good fight.