Welcome to Richmond - Jayden Short

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The panic dump mung kick from near the point post to an oppo chest 35 out has become a trademark. Four of his kicks resulted in uncontested Carlton marks today. Not great when kicking is your one-wood (and your seven-iron, and your putter).
That was awful. And despite watching it on the iPhone I knew who did it without the benefit of a replay. He stands out for his poor physical efforts. Must make way, if Stack played his role he'd hit more targets with the easy ball and be more accountable defensively.
 

Smoking Aces

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Surely his spot in the team must be on shaky ground. Just panics when in a one on one situation. Any good coach in the finals will expose this.
 

St Kevin

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I think that he may find himself out of the side once Cotchin/Martin come back in. Shedda/Stack to shift back.
 

eZyT

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Surely his spot in the team must be on shaky ground. Just panics when in a one on one situation. Any good coach in the finals will expose this.
he is our Achilles Heel.

hes a pretty handy Achilles Heel.

But we needn't have one at all.

I really hope the MC see it.

Its quite simple.

The likelihood of him costing momentum in a big moment is far greater than the likelihood he swings momentum to us,

compared to say Sydney Stack, or dare I say, Marlion on his HBF?

Im not really buying the metres gained ****.
 
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bowden4president

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The worry with short is he is defensively poor and loses most Ono on one contests and offensively he often chooses poor options or even worse just hack kicks back to the opposition. I hope we have a better option come finals time.
 

eZyT

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You dont have to go to any Harvard short courses to see he is existing in an organisational blind spot.
 
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TGM

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Is this a trick? Have they renamed the VFL, The Modern Game?

If not, I think you should recant TGM.

maybe pair it back to 22 and salvage something?
Just go to a game and watch how the back men (especially at other clubs) chip it around and go nowhere, after 10 possessions they turn it over and get a goal scored against them.
Short never takes the easy option and always tries to go forward quickly (I think that might be how dimma wants us to play) to get it to our power forwards one out.
Compare this with Astbury Broad etc that almost always wait for the easy option and quite often the opportunity to move the ball quickly is lost.
Short may not be the best defender but Laird, Simpson, Lewis Jetta aren't either. You need a mix of defence with run and gun or you won't win.
 

Harry

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The old dimma would have dropped him ages ago. The dimma that was big on contested possession and head over the ball stuff. The new dimma now embraces what you can do instead of focussing on what you can't.
 
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antman

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The old dimma would have dropped him ages ago. The dimma that was big on contested possession and head over the ball stuff. The new dimma now embraces what you can do instead of focussing on what you can't.
Hope Short starts doing what he can do soon, because I'm starting to get impatient
 

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I don't think I can handle two Short threads.
 
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TOT70

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I find it very comforting when our half-back flankers are Short and Broad- just like my Silician Grandfather.
 
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lamb22

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We do need his kicking length. There was one over the back to Lynch.
Lovely goal wasn't it and it encapsulated the Richmond style. It started with a knock on by Ross on the outer wing, then switch back and then through the middle and ended with that beautiful Short kick at half forward that Lynchy doesn't have to break stride to goal.
 

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I still have concerns about Shorty in the heat of a final. Not much on the weekend arrested that suspicion.
 
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Brodders17

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I still have concerns about Shorty in the heat of a final. Not much on the weekend arrested that suspicion.
At 1/4 time those concerns were huge. He was the weakest (defensive) link in a backline that had just allowed 7goals in the quarter.
I reckon that by the end of the game the MC were probably pretty confident that our current back 7 can shut down any forward line.
 
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