#35 Matt Guelfi - Welcome to the Midfield, Backline, and Forwardline


#1710

Did we get Shiel???


#1711

Nup, my mistake


#1712

Guelfi really impressed me in 2018. He is a great runner and puts a lot of defensive pressure on. His skills were good enough for a first year player.

I would guess that if he is fit and does a full pre-season he plays round one. It’s a great effort for a 21 year old.


#1713

Settling him into a particular position would surely be better for his development but it is his flexibility that is his best asset for the team. The fact that he can play multiple positions makes him an excellent 22nd man.


#1714

#1715

Firmly believe this lad is in our best 22. He showed plenty last year, and with his development will only play better. His attack on the player and the ball was outstanding. I doubt there were too many people saying he didn’t justify his place when picked last year.

I reckon in the future we’ll all say how much of a gem he was when we plucked him in the draft.


#1716

He is… not unattractive…


#1717

He’s borderline best 22 for mine but can most certainly play a part as a role player just like Baguley or Ambrose have.

Perfect back pocket for mine with stints in midfield if a man goes down.

Handy sort of a player to have on your list.


#1718

Is anyone else having trouble maximising the essendonfc.com.au videos to fill the computer screen? When I click the full screen tab nothing happens these last few months.


#1719

Exactly my feelings.


#1720

Yep, same


#1721

Best 22. Deal with it.


#1722

Donnington lite.


#1723

Yep.
I’ve just been copying the link and pasting it into Edge instead of Chrome.


#1724

“I just want to play consistent footy and play my role, wherever I play. I want to put on a bit of size and keep building my fitness. My goal is to be someone who can play anywhere,” he said.

Yep. He may very well find himself shuffled around a bit, but he will get a lot of games.


#1725

He has a good team attitude and works hard so he will play plenty of games.


#1726

Why you wouldn’t want a bloke like him on the bench at least I wouldn’t know.

Can play back, cameo in the mids and play pressure foward.

Perfect bloke to have in the event of injury.

Next to Tippa, the bloke I am keen to be chasing down an opposition player. He usually gets them, and they stay got.


#1727

Plays with sheer hardness and hunger, you’ve got to have more than that (and he does) but I reckon those traits might not be quite as valued in the same way they once were.


#1728

It’s why i like him so much. The effort he goes to just to get a finger tip on the ball is amazing. I’d happily lock him in to our best 22.


#1729

He rarely enters a contest without positively influencing it.