Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

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Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BenDoolan » Mon May 23, 2016 10:21 am

I was pushing this guy's barrow last year by suggesting we gotta get TIPPAAAAAAAAAAAA onto our senior list. Some suggested he wasn't ready or good enough. Amazing what can be achieved when given an opportunity. WALLA has proven that he has what it takes to be an AFL player. I won't get too carried away, only to say it's great watching him cracking the lines and executing some quality disposals.

He has a lot to work on though - things like providing shepherds after giving off the ball, not waiting for the ball to come to him in contested situations, and knowing when to spoil instead of going for a mark. Those things will come. But he has the knack to read the play, the reflexes and anticipation to make something out of nothing, and the dash and delivery to provide rebounding attacks.

Love watching him play.
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Post by billyduckworth » Mon May 23, 2016 12:22 pm

He has undoubtedly been the find of the season for us.

It's great to see him play with such dash.

Even when he stuffs up, it's still great to watch, as at least he is trying to take the game on.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by gringo » Mon May 23, 2016 1:31 pm

BenDoolan wrote:I was pushing this guy's barrow last year by suggesting we gotta get TIPPAAAAAAAAAAAA onto our senior list. Some suggested he wasn't ready or good enough. Amazing what can be achieved when given an opportunity. WALLA has proven that he has what it takes to be an AFL player. I won't get too carried away, only to say it's great watching him cracking the lines and executing some quality disposals.

He has a lot to work on though - things like providing shepherds after giving off the ball, not waiting for the ball to come to him in contested situations, and knowing when to spoil instead of going for a mark. Those things will come. But he has the knack to read the play, the reflexes and anticipation to make something out of nothing, and the dash and delivery to provide rebounding attacks.

Love watching him play.
The story of the year so far.

"things like providing shepherds after giving off the ball"

I can't remember the last time one of our players laid a decent shepard. So bloody frustrating.
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BenDoolan » Mon May 23, 2016 1:40 pm

gringo wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:I was pushing this guy's barrow last year by suggesting we gotta get TIPPAAAAAAAAAAAA onto our senior list. Some suggested he wasn't ready or good enough. Amazing what can be achieved when given an opportunity. WALLA has proven that he has what it takes to be an AFL player. I won't get too carried away, only to say it's great watching him cracking the lines and executing some quality disposals.

He has a lot to work on though - things like providing shepherds after giving off the ball, not waiting for the ball to come to him in contested situations, and knowing when to spoil instead of going for a mark. Those things will come. But he has the knack to read the play, the reflexes and anticipation to make something out of nothing, and the dash and delivery to provide rebounding attacks.

Love watching him play.
The story of the year so far.

"things like providing shepherds after giving off the ball"

I can't remember the last time one of our players laid a decent shepard. So bloody frustrating.
Well, yeah, that's a very good point. It seems to be a forgotten or ignored requirement.
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by desmondo » Mon May 23, 2016 3:04 pm

It`s so bloody good to see some-one with good foot skills for a change.

As stated, the find of the year for us, along with young Parish. Onya Walla :)
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Post by little_ripper » Mon May 23, 2016 4:09 pm

Yup its amazing. A promoted rookie has the best foot skills in our side. easily. and thats including the blokes having the year off.


Its great watching him play and its a great back story as I understand it. I hope we have a couple more quality footballers from the tiwi islanders in the works!

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Post by MH_Bomber » Mon May 23, 2016 5:52 pm

little_ripper wrote:Yup its amazing. A promoted rookie has the best foot skills in our side. easily. and thats including the blokes having the year off.


Its great watching him play and its a great back story as I understand it. I hope we have a couple more quality footballers from the tiwi islanders in the works!
I honestly think his ratio of hitting a target with his sublime kicks is close to 100%. That would be interesting to check on. Take for example, yesterday whereas everyone else couldnt hit the side of a barn with their disposal, he continually found and hit targets.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Sismis » Mon May 23, 2016 6:32 pm

My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BenDoolan » Mon May 23, 2016 7:27 pm

Sismis wrote:My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.
Haha, that's the best indicator :lol:
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Crazyman » Mon May 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Sismis wrote:My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BERT » Mon May 23, 2016 9:09 pm

Sismis wrote:My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by s'dreams » Mon May 23, 2016 9:28 pm

Sismis wrote:My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.
Your son has more sense than most of the assistant coaches we have had over the past 10 years.
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Rover99 » Mon May 23, 2016 11:36 pm

"Your son has more sense than most of the assistant coaches we have had over the past 10 years."

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed May 25, 2016 1:03 pm

Walla has the softest feet I've seen for a long time.

If you've played the game you'll know what I mean

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by j-mac31 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:09 pm

Sismis wrote:My 3 yo son summed it up perfectly yesterday. He said "I love Tippa!" asked why to see how much he was understanding from the game "He doesn't make you cross like the others!" He replied.
:lol: =D>
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by j-mac31 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:10 pm

So much for the boycott.
Aaron Francis is the Messiah.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Gimps » Thu May 26, 2016 9:43 pm

j-mac31 wrote:So much for the boycott.
The softcock lasted one week, Round 1.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BenDoolan » Thu May 26, 2016 10:03 pm

j-mac31 wrote:So much for the boycott.
The boycott is well and truly on.
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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by Gimps » Fri May 27, 2016 9:29 am

BenDoolan wrote:
j-mac31 wrote:So much for the boycott.
The boycott is well and truly on.
You've been to more games this year than half of the people in this forum.

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Re: Anthony William Watson McDonald-Tipungwuti

Post by BenDoolan » Fri May 27, 2016 1:26 pm

Gimps wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:
j-mac31 wrote:So much for the boycott.
The boycott is well and truly on.
You've been to more games this year than half of the people in this forum.
One of those games was just to see you flip a coin...
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