Can you clarify: if Hobbs kicks it to a contest and the ball comes to ground and is cleared by an opposition player, is that a turnover? I’m thinking maybe our midfielders’ turnover numbers are up because our small forwards are so poor in these situations.
I watched the game yesterday and there’s no way he kicked/handpassed the ball directly to the opposition 12 times.
I believe that is considered a turnover, yes.
Could be wrong though, but I definitely know that if he kicks to a player who gets out marked in a one on one contest, it is considered a turnover, regardless of who was at fault.
Its not a great stat.
I also thought this. I’ve seen him hit some ripping kicks this season, not greatly concerned by anything I’ve seen on this front. I also don’t expect perfection from players, especially 19 year-olds who’ve played 30 games.
He’s an absolute ripper, we need more players like him.
Again, I disagree.
I think his greatest weakness right now is that he takes too long to move it on from an uncontested possession.
Possibly because he’s aware of the main unfair criticism of him, possibly not.
Especially F50 he needs to sense the moment and move the ball on if he doesn’t have enough time to steady and shoot, been caught cold a few times HTB 30-40 metres from goal and it’s a big momentum killer
But again he’s 19 so we can barely criticise the kid, very exciting future
Really pleased with how Hobbs is building and developing. Goes in hard, works hard all game. Think he will be a long term ripper and a favourite.
One thing (I think) he should work on during the off-season is keeping his feet more in contests. He tends to dive down to go after the ball but if he does win it then he is out of the play. If he does win it then he will often get pinged for HTB. Needs to learn the art of gathering the ball on his feet, less chance of being done for HTB.