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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby st.rod » Thu 13 Jul 2017 9:30am

Battlesnake:)
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby bigcarl » Thu 13 Jul 2017 9:33am

st.rod wrote:Battlesnake:)


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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby st.rod » Thu 13 Jul 2017 9:33am

GO THE BATTLESNAKE! :D
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Johnny Member » Thu 13 Jul 2017 9:58am

SaintPav wrote:This is a good move


Agree.


We've got to be careful not to forget that we're still really in a genuine development phase.

With Savage back in the team and playing as well as he did last week - the temptation must be there to resort to older, mature player players for a short term fix. Especially given that we're sitting a game outside the top 4 with 7 weeks to go.


But I think that's a trap. They've got to keep developing guys and building from the bottom up as if we were a game outside the bottom 4 with 7 weeks to go.


I'd really like to see Freeman get a game at some stage too. Ditto Rice.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Saint_Ash » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:17am

From what I have read he is completing year 12 this year. Does anyone know what his training commitments are? I imagine school takes priority so his ability to train with the main group would be limited with exception of school holidays.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:34am

I'm hoping that our opponents will end up "Battle scarred" " Battle weary" and be suffering collectively from "Battle fatigue"!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Sainternist » Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:50am

Good luck to the lad.

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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby The Linton Street Flash » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:01pm

bigcarl wrote:Royale
Cry
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Hymn of the Republic

Lots of possibilities


Haha! Brilliant - 'Hymn of the Republic' wins I reckon!!
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Con Gorozidis » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:03pm

Saint_Ash wrote:From what I have read he is completing year 12 this year. Does anyone know what his training commitments are? I imagine school takes priority so his ability to train with the main group would be limited with exception of school holidays.

Your average b grade school footy player still trains two nights a week so surely he can make at least three or four saints sessions a week.
Some other regular kid might do drama or whatever so I don't see why he can't train say 50% of a full player load.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:04pm

Josh Battle - a sports headline writer's DREAM! :lol:
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Johnny Member » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:09pm

SemperFidelis wrote:Well done JB!

Ah, JB#2.

Crap. Need a new nick for him. Anyone?!



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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saintspremiers » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:17pm

I'll put my neck out and say that I reckon he'll be better than Paddy
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby damienc » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:20pm

Of course he deserves the heartiest of congratulations. A young kid going to the show is a big deal.

But I am curious about the process that led to him being selected.

I try and keep a weather eye on how the good ship Sandy is travelling and all who dwell within her especially designated Saints players.

Apart from his debut when he kicked five goals, Josh has hardly set the world on fire. I hope I am not being unfair here. In fact I would have said Rowan Marshall was ahead of him in development.

But, if they want a mobile, high marking forward with good endurance then they have probably chosen the right candidate. In that sense he is very Membery like and he moves much quicker than Marshall.

Let's wait and see. I wish him all the best and it would be exceptional if we have unearthed yet another classy forward.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Con Gorozidis » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:38pm

I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
Hope this kid has sensible people around him.
Don't want a Jordan De Gooey on our hands.
The fans play a part in this too.
We need to turn the hype levels down.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Mr Magic » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:50pm

The Linton Street Flash wrote:
bigcarl wrote:Royale
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Cruiser
Star
Hymn of the Republic

Lots of possibilities


Haha! Brilliant - 'Hymn of the Republic' wins I reckon!!


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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby loris » Thu 13 Jul 2017 12:51pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
Saint_Ash wrote:From what I have read he is completing year 12 this year. Does anyone know what his training commitments are? I imagine school takes priority so his ability to train with the main group would be limited with exception of school holidays.

Your average b grade school footy player still trains two nights a week so surely he can make at least three or four saints sessions a week.
Some other regular kid might do drama or whatever so I don't see why he can't train say 50% of a full player load.


He's only doing 3 subjects this year so not a full Year 12 level.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby chook23 » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:02pm

"Ship"
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby desertsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:04pm

Bulge?
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby bigcarl » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:07pm

I like Heater. As in heat of battle
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Grrrrr » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:11pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
Hope this kid has sensible people around him.
Don't want a Jordan De Gooey on our hands.
The fans play a part in this too.
We need to turn the hype levels down.


Nathan Burke?
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby perfectionist » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:11pm

Yon
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saintbrat » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:33pm

Josh on Future stars last year- mentored by Llody

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Re: Josh Battle! Owen and georgiou

Postby Rosssmith » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:35pm

Con

Comparing the Owen / Georgiou era to 2017 , especially at st kilda , in the treatment and support of young players is a stretch , to put it mildly . Our player management culture back then was shambolic

Battle has plenty of professional resources at his disposal as do you for your unfounded anxieties
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:50pm

[quote="Con Gorozidis"]I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
Hope this kid has sensible people around him.
Don't want a Jordan De Gooey on our hands.
The fans play a part in this too.
We need to turn the hype levels down.[/quote]


If memory serves me correctly, wasn't Brendon Goddard still at High School when we gave him his debut?
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby loris » Thu 13 Jul 2017 1:56pm

Grrrrr wrote:
Con Gorozidis wrote:I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
Hope this kid has sensible people around him.
Don't want a Jordan De Gooey on our hands.
The fans play a part in this too.
We need to turn the hype levels down.


Nathan Burke?


Robert Harvey?

Jack Steven? Jack was a schoolboy when he arrived, but had finished school by the time he debuted I think.

Brendan Goddard?

Also didn't Luke Ball get a game whilst at school completing year12
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