#17 James Stewart


#1806

Still love it how this bloke picked us over the Scum and the Filth


#1807

Not quite
Collingwood passed on him twice


#1808

I thought Pies, Blues and Bombers were the 3 clubs going for him at the end of last year and he chose us

(Fully aware Pies passed on him in his draft year)


#1809

Totally agree.

There would be a lot of clubs wondering why they didn’t pick him up for so cheap considering his rate of development.

Getting him at 77 has effectively allowed us to now concentrate on drafting mids and planning for replacement for a few of our older guys.


#1810

My understanding is the Pies showed no interest in him last year either until late and by then he was pretty filthy with them. We then sold him a very good story and he made his mind up to join us ahead of Carlton


#1811

Probably not a hard sell.

Want to form a combo with Casboult or Hooker and Joe Dan?


#1812

Well he picked us over the Blues, that’s good enough for me!


#1813

Especially with Brendon Mourinho’s bus parking tactics. How we couldn’t beat this shitstain of a club still infuriates me more than the Brisbane loss


#1814

His field kicking is as good as any of our mids.


#1815

Lav is not 200 cm tall, but I think he is more of an aerial threat than Stewart. I don’t remember Stewart being manned by key defenders, or worrying his shorter opponents regularly in marking contests. I think Savage was his main opponent on Friday.

Stewart gets most of his possessions by working hard up the ground. Or cleaning up spliiages when our forwards fail to mark it. He’s not playing as a key forward, but he’s doing a good job of providing a lead-up optIon,being a link man and occasional crumber. Pretty much the same role Lav would play.


#1816

He’s growing on me should have had 4 goals to his name but i like what he brings to the table.

Hooker,Daniher,Stewart

Nightmare for the opposition.


#1817

Except all those times when he plays on, wheels around and hits a player in space who gets a scoring shot with the next possesion
Imo his footy brain and decision making are strengths

And Francis will want to drastically improve on every aspect to push him out of the team, the last few weeks of VFL have seen Francis taking very poor options and shanking passes by hand and foot (not doubting his ability/potential but he’s not there yet)


#1818

Frangs also playing down back.

will not bump stewart from the team.


#1819

With joe and hooker playing North have absolutely nobody who can go with Stewart, I’m expecting him to run rampart this week.


#1820

He will be filthy on last week. Could of had a bag.

Will make up for it this week.


#1821

Solid observations there


#1822

Except the footy record lists him as even taller, at 198.


#1823

27 afl games in all , one third of which have been played at the bombers.

Huge upside. Exciting.


#1824

Was on him from the day we got him. think his ceiling will surprise many. Looking like he’s finding his confidence and role in the team. Because we’ve won the least two I’ve watched a lot of replays of us play, and I have a lot of memories of Stewart metres in space to provide an outlet mark on the wing, as well as being incredibly smart in where he positions himself in the forward line to not only give Danniher and Hooker space to work, but he actually knows where not to run, and when exactly to run and where for goals for him and his team mates

It’s not luck that he keeps getting in these spots to kick goals or assists

Jimmy is the perfect addition to the forward line because he’s a smart decision maker, he’s got pace, he’s got height, he can kick and is usually pretty accurate in front of the sticks

this week could be his time to break out, looking a lot more comfortable over the last few weeks


#1825

Plays tall and small.

Fast on the lead. Usually can kick very well for goal and in general play.

He’s a tough match up and an exciting prospect.

Perfect third tall.