Official William Kennedy

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Was on fire.
had an awesome game. like always he's appearing when we need him to, yesterday paid off. good instincts
 

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Its pretty incredible where he is now to where he was just 12mths ago.

His game in literally every department has improved. He is a different player.

He’s stronger, faster, safer, defensively better, consistent, sexy. You name it.

The only thing I could see him improve on is his support play and trailing through the middle for offloads
 

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His game in literally every department has improved. He is a different player.

He’s stronger, faster, safer, defensively better, consistent, sexy. You name it.

The only thing I could see him improve on is his support play and trailing through the middle for offloads

I've been so impressed with everything he has done, but its the breaking tackles and beating his man aspect that I was never expecting. His only competition for most improved is Papalii, but I think Will still smashes him.
 

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How many Dally M points do you reckon he would have.
He would have to go close to getting a point from most sharks games this season?
 

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How many Dally M points do you reckon he would have.
He would have to go close to getting a point from most sharks games this season?

I think it was mentioned on sharkcast, but I won't be surprised if he ends up in the top 10.

He has probably gotten 2/3 points in nearly all of our wins and maybe scraped 1 in some of our losses.
 

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in a year of standout fullbacks, for mine, he has been the second best behind turbo

the bloke is a machine

Especially considering all the different halves pairings he has had to partner with.
 

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Haven't fact checked this but saw someone say that with Gutho set to be rested Will is the only fullback to play every round
 

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The best individual season we have seen from a player in the last few years at least. Possibly even going back to the 2016 season.

How does he compare to Holmes in 2018? And Graham in 2017?

Townsend and Johnson were voted best players of 2019/2020...
 

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The best individual season we have seen from a player in the last few years at least. Possibly even going back to the 2016 season.

How does he compare to Holmes in 2018? And Graham in 2017?

Townsend and Johnson were voted best players of 2019/2020...

Big call. Holmes was electric in 18.. Barba was crazy in 16.. there has been many games this year where WK was quiet. Don’t think he is as instrumental as SJ was last year neither

He’s getting there but
 

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Big call. Holmes was electric in 18.. Barba was crazy in 16.. there has been many games this year where WK was quiet. Don’t think he is as instrumental as SJ was last year neither

He’s getting there but

I’m with you that Holmes season was better. Undoubtedly 2016 we had numerous players with better seasons.
 

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I don't think he is the same league as those two yet, but Holmes and Barba are/were very different fullbacks. Kennedy is closer to Barba and I think he plays his role very well and is sufficient if we get the other pieces of the puzzle right
 

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Hard to compare but great conversation. Some good memories there
 

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I’m with you that Holmes season was better. Undoubtedly 2016 we had numerous players with better seasons.

2016 is a tricky one to compare because at the same time everyone having such good season makes it easier for people to have a good season.
Will has had a very good season in a pretty weak and disjointed side, not to say he has been better than Barba but he’s done well to warrant mentioning and even more so as it was in tougher circumstances.
Who knows what Will could have shown us in a similar strength side

Barba also had that season as a former dally m winner, Will had this one as a nobody lucky to start the season in the 1 jersey. From that perspective Will probably more impressive
 

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Next year feels like it might be a better year to look at a comparison. Kennedy's come on leaps and bounds, but he's only really started taking control in the second half of the season. Val and Barba were just guns out of the gate in those seasons.
 
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His game in literally every department has improved. He is a different player.

He’s stronger, faster, safer, defensively better, consistent, sexy. You name it.

The only thing I could see him improve on is his support play and trailing through the middle for offloads

I think there's a fine line there. If he's trailing through the middle then it makes being in the set backline plays more difficult. Hard to do both or know the best time to switch.

Tedesco has got it down pat but might just take experience. Or could be as simple as tackles 0 -3 you trail, then you're in the backline.

Easily our best player this year. And to think 12 months ago the majority wanted him gone or didn't see a long term fullback there. Myself included.
 
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