#4 Just a Kyle kind of Langford


#6122

Yeah people forget that he actually used to cop a lot of flack from Adelaide supporters for not being fit enough and coming in and out of games playing (predominately) as a forward.


#6123

Exactly. My memory might be sketchy, but I think he took a good 4 seasons before establishing himself as a full time mid.


#6124

Roughly. In his 4th season he averaged 17 disposals, jumped to 27 disposals in his 5th.


#6125

Building nicely and as previously mentioned some of his handball and kicking is sublime. Like the quick look away handball release in heavy traffic to a player on the break. The application of skills has finally caught up with his obvious talent + an AFL level of urgency to match.


#6126

Look 7 kicks 11 handballs 1 mark what year is he again?
Redman 14 kicks 10 handballs 7 marks
McGrath 9 kicks 13 handballs 5 marks
McDonald Tippungwuti 6 kicks 6 handballs 3 marks
Brown 10 kicks 3 handballs 5 marks

He debut 5th May 2015, needs to show some more…something something.


#6127

Langers and Myers blanketed Beams out of the game.

I think his influence on the game goes beyond stats.


#6128

Its called IMPACT


#6129

I think you’re 100% wrong but I admire your dedication to your cause in the face of almost everyone else coming around to him.


#6130

if kyle continues to improve and stays in the side for the rest of the year is he any closer to signing a contract extension with us or is he already gone?


#6131

You’d think becoming a best 22 lock would entice him to stay. It’s not like he has a huge amount of competition for his spot. And if he’s performing well, it gives him a better negotiating position compared to him being a vfl player at the start of the year.


#6132

Might depend on how much ground other clubs had already made with convincing him to go.


#6133

Do you actually watch the games or just read the stats sheet afterwards?


#6134

Looking through his draft profile a few things are starting to stand out.

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As the clubs say, Langford has a lot of AFL traits and parts to his game that will translate to the next level. He can jump and take a mark – he averaged eight a game in the TAC Cup this year – and he can kick a goal.

But for a player his shape, Langford moves quickly on the ground. His 8.36-second agility test at the combine saw him inside the top-10 for all competitors, and you see it in games. He twists and turns in tight spaces and gets out of trouble.

Langford’s standout quality is his ball-handling. In the air he has confidence to leap into, over or in front of packs and take a mark. But he’s very sharp below his knees and often holds the ball in one hand while working out his next move – a sign of his composure.


#6135

All stuff he was doing all year in the VFL last year.
He knows what he’s doing, this kid.


#6136

Very smart footballer in my opinion.


#6137

I still have a handful of seats available on the bandwagon, but they are filling fast.


#6138

I’m not sold yet😊


#6139

Is going ok atm


#6140

No thanks, I’m lined up in the cold waiting for a spot on the Franga wagon to become available.


#6141

…and there you have it folks that’s why our club sits 12th. We applaud mediocre players that should show more IMPACT.