Had a better game than I was expecting.
Got to good spots, linked up well, and gave some nice releasing handballs.
Doesn’t have the ability to carry the ball like Saad and McKenna do over long distances.
Nor does he have the dynamic burst away speed like Tippa, but he does have some useful lateral movement.
If only he could improve his core strength to be able to utilise this more.
His hands are sharp, and kicking skills are neat without being super damaging.
As for the 3 HTB’s.
The early one (1st qtr) was unlucky as he was searching for support that never came.
From memory, he did carry the ball outside 50 though, so didn’t result in a shot at goal.
The 2nd was the Grundy one which could easily have been called HTM as his jumper was grabbed whilst the ball was bobbling on the ground, but the umps are besotted with Grundy’s rep at the moment and hardly pay anything against him.
The 3rd, well with the benefit of hindsight, if Jake knew he was being chased by 3 Coll players, he would likely scrubbed any sort of kick forward to relieve the immediate danger.
At least he put himself in a position for a HB receive off Hep in a dangerous position.
Still, a mistake there, no doubt.
NEEDS to play the next 2 as a minimum (barring an absolute howler in the next one), and ideally a game against Sydney at Etihad to see if there is anything to work with for a potential 1yr deal.
I don’t have him in the Delist scrap heap just yet.
Can’t believe some of the written over the past 150 posts !