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Postby WellardSaint » Tue 16 May 2017 6:02pm

Have been watching him closely and noticed he gets far more handballs than kicks.
He gets in and under, and is usually tackled very quickly.
One thing he does brilliantly, is spot a viable target, and handball to advantage.
His team-mates see the #9 in a big contest, and they know there's a big chance he'll get it and give off.

They can run in numbers in confidence, and therefore his numbers don't tell the whole story- the composure and awareness
lets the guys retain possession and move it forward.

I think he averages 17 disposals per game; he got 29 against the Marshmallows on Saturday.
He tackles 7.5 per game as well.
A really valuable and effective pick-up, well done to the recruiters. No wonder Norf wanted him
We need new assistant coaches.
The current ones are underperforming. "Player development" is a phrase that means nothing at Seaford.
Who has developed? Who has gone backwards this year?
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby stonecold » Tue 16 May 2017 6:06pm

WellardSaint wrote:Have been watching him closely and noticed he gets far more handballs than kicks.
He gets in and under, and is usually tackled very quickly.
One thing he does brilliantly, is spot a viable target, and handball to advantage.
His team-mates see the #9 in a big contest, and they know there's a big chance he'll get it and give off.

They can run in numbers in confidence, and therefore his numbers don't tell the whole story- the composure and awareness
lets the guys retain possession and move it forward.

I think he averages 17 disposals per game; he got 29 against the Marshmallows on Saturday.
He tackles 7.5 per game as well.
A really valuable and effective pick-up, well done to the recruiters. No wonder Norf wanted him


He is also a good kick when he has too!!!!!
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Proph3t of egan » Tue 16 May 2017 6:12pm

Ranked second in pressure points this year I think
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby The_President » Tue 16 May 2017 6:19pm

Lets not forget that he missed a huge chunk of pre-season with that foot
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby stonecold » Tue 16 May 2017 6:27pm

The_President wrote:Lets not forget that he missed a huge chunk of pre-season with that foot


That's a very good point, this guy has a massive upside!!!!!
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Goose is king » Tue 16 May 2017 6:28pm

Averaging 22 touches this year. Phenomenal pick up
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Stian » Tue 16 May 2017 6:31pm

Goose is king wrote:Averaging 22 touches this year. Phenomenal pick up


Yep, I agree with all of that. It is just amazing that GWS has been gifted a list with such depth that they can let him go (more or less for nothing). :shock:
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Wombat15 » Tue 16 May 2017 7:20pm

Second coming of Lenny Hayes? he would've learned a lot from the great man up at GWS. Also this has to be the 50th Jack Steele thread to run through the site haha.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby saintsRrising » Wed 17 May 2017 10:09pm

WellardSaint wrote:
I think he averages 17 disposals per game; he got 29 against the Marshmallows on Saturday.
He tackles 7.5 per game as well.
A really valuable and effective pick-up, well done to the recruiters. No wonder Norf wanted him



Has averaged 21.5 disposals in his 8 St Kilda Games.

He is a bargain for whatever our second pick will end up being this year.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 17 May 2017 10:29pm

Bloody love him.
Great get. Great deal. Great trade.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby ace » Wed 17 May 2017 11:08pm

We used our 2nd round 2017 pick to buy Jack Steele.

If we finish 6th that pick will initially be pick 31
But pick 31 in 2016 became pick 38 as the draft progressed.

I think we got a bargain, lets go shopping there again soon.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby mad saint guy » Thu 18 May 2017 1:00am

The_President wrote:Lets not forget that he missed a huge chunk of pre-season with that foot


I think next year we could see him go up a level and even out that kick/handball ratio. With a better fitness base from a strong pre season he could become a true inside/outside midfielder. He would be an excellent link-up player with his height and strength advantage over most midfielders.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby WellardSaint » Thu 18 May 2017 1:20am

mad saint guy wrote:
The_President wrote:Lets not forget that he missed a huge chunk of pre-season with that foot


I think next year we could see him go up a level and even out that kick/handball ratio. With a better fitness base from a strong pre season he could become a true inside/outside midfielder. He would be an excellent link-up player with his height and strength advantage over most midfielders.


Think he'll always handball more than kick, purely because he wants to burrow in and get the ball;
seems to do more inside than outside, so he looks for a fellow Saint while he's being grabbed.

Someone here said he has "artists hands" not sure exactly what that means,
but he's very quick and smart with the hands.
We need new assistant coaches.
The current ones are underperforming. "Player development" is a phrase that means nothing at Seaford.
Who has developed? Who has gone backwards this year?
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby mad saint guy » Thu 18 May 2017 3:18am

WellardSaint wrote:
mad saint guy wrote:
The_President wrote:Lets not forget that he missed a huge chunk of pre-season with that foot


I think next year we could see him go up a level and even out that kick/handball ratio. With a better fitness base from a strong pre season he could become a true inside/outside midfielder. He would be an excellent link-up player with his height and strength advantage over most midfielders.


Think he'll always handball more than kick, purely because he wants to burrow in and get the ball;
seems to do more inside than outside, so he looks for a fellow Saint while he's being grabbed.


I think he'll always have a pretty high handball rate but right now it might be the most lopsided ratio in the AFL. He's averaging 6.6 kicks per game and 14.9 handballs. I think with some more experience and a stronger pre season he could aim to build his offensive game with averages of 10 kicks and 15 handballs next year.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby BigMart » Thu 18 May 2017 9:04am

He is an absolute beauty, was an absolute bargain...


A lot of Joey Kennedy about him
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby White Winmar » Thu 18 May 2017 9:29am

He will, in time, be acknowledged as the "steal" of that trade period / draft.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby bigred » Thu 18 May 2017 9:31am

Very strong through a tackle and not easy to take down, his body shape and size really does not indicate how strong he is.

Quite skilled at keeping his arms free and getting the ball out.

Absolute trading bargain really. One second rounder for a young guy that can walk straight in and win the hard ball.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby spert » Thu 18 May 2017 9:37am

It's good to have two taller onballers like Steele and Acres who can get their arms free in tackles and handball to advantage- they are both going to keep getting better. Add to that the grunt work of Ross, Stevens and Dunstan plus Steven grabbing the crumbs and running. Just need those forwards to kick more goals now.
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby BigMart » Thu 18 May 2017 9:41am

Steele and Ross are the same height 187cm

Koby and Acres are a bit taller at 189 & 190
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby spert » Thu 18 May 2017 9:58am

BigMart wrote:Steele and Ross are the same height 187cm

Koby and Acres are a bit taller at 189 & 190

Maybe I should have said...it's good to have onballers with long arms? :D
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby BigMart » Thu 18 May 2017 10:23am

I think the size of Ross is underrated. He's a big boy!

At 187 and 86kg he is very strong inside

I think Jack Steele is a touch bigger.... but size is only one factor
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby timma » Thu 18 May 2017 2:32pm

BigMart wrote:Steele and Ross are the same height 187cm

Koby and Acres are a bit taller at 189 & 190



Surprised by Ross being as big as those three. Would of definitely classed those three as 'big' midfielders, but not with Ross
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Re: Jack Steele

Postby Moods » Thu 18 May 2017 2:36pm

BigMart wrote:He is an absolute beauty, was an absolute bargain...


A lot of Joey Kennedy about him


Agree with this. Except Josh kicks the ball more and is a nice kick. Would love to see Steele kick a little bit more, but otherwise he's been great.
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