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Welcome Tyler Sonsie

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Way too early to call here. Was labeled with enormous talent but for a multitude of reasons slipped down the draft order. Not saying this kid will be special, jus too early to call. Lets not forget Balta was taken 25 in the 2017 draft. Bolton 29 in the 2016 draft. Sometimes it works, sometimes its a bust. I think we would need to wait for at LEAST two full pre seasons and allow him to be developed before we make a call. Only 19.
 
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leon

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Way too early to call here. Was labeled with enormous talent but for a multitude of reasons slipped down the draft order. Not saying this kid will be special, jus too early to call. Lets not forget Balta was taken 25 in the 2017 draft. Bolton 29 in the 2016 draft. Sometimes it works, sometimes its a bust. I think we would need to wait for at LEAST two full pre seasons and allow him to be developed before we make a call. Only 19.
Yep. It's unfair probably to put pressure on Sonsie or others from last draft intake due to the questionable progress of RCD, Dow and co. who haven't stepped up.
 
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Sonsie clearly has the talent.
Has he got the dedication and desire?
 
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tigerman

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Sonsie clearly has the talent.
Has he got the dedication and desire?
That has been my concern.
Watching him last Sunday against Coburg, he looked to be really invested, best game I've seen him play.
Hope to see him back that up against the Scats.
 
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Sonsie clearly has the talent.
Has he got the dedication and desire?
Hasn't the knock on him been maturity, both as an athlete and as a person? He struggled with the COVID environment was what i heard

Not saying that as a criticism because he is very young but some kids can take time. It seems to me that he is a bit up and down which is not unusual but it may be a year or two before we see him become comfortable with what is required as an AFL player.
 

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RCD has had his moment and there was a good VFL finals series , but it shows VFL AFL footy isnt a walk in the park
going back a little bit Cory Ellis got the nick name silk , but he hit his ceiling
we've seen Sydney Stack do great stuff in his first year , but he aint in the 1st now

Sonsie , Brown , Banks & Clarke have drawn praise at times from those that have watched training and the VFL
from the bits of VFL i've streamed i can say they are all skinny kids and this year isn't their year

How Gibcus has managed to hold his spot is amazing , Grimmes post match quipped "he's 75kg dripping wet"

In the game the VFL side had a real stinker at Punt rd , a night game, saw a few pieces of play and thought thats nice and then oh that was Sonsie , ah everyone has commented about his silky left foot
and some nice pieces of play from Banks & Brown

while they aren't ripping it up yet there signs of promise
 
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tigerman

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In the game the VFL side had a real stinker at Punt rd , a night game, saw a few pieces of play and thought thats nice and then oh that was Sonsie , ah everyone has commented about his silky left foot
It's exciting how good he is on his left, and even more so on his right, because that's he natural leg.

Is going to be a diamond if he wants it bad enough.
 
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ceehook2

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It's exciting how good he is on his left, and even more so on his right, because that's he natural leg.

Is going to be a diamond if he wants it bad enough.
it wasn't just the kick , the way he moved suggested upside and we heard that in the Box Hill game he might have been tagged out of it after a few good VFL games
Cotch Dusty Lambert & Edwards all had to deal with strong tags and didn't just do it over night
Sonsie hasn't " Made it" but he isn't a write off either .... we wait and luckily we have a little time
 
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