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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.

I think it is more a matter of field position than tackle count. We don't regularly shift from our own end, esspecially early in the game. During this stage/when we are getting out of trouble I'd want him sniffing around our forwards, especially on the back of a Brailey scoot.
 
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Kennedy claims Porter-Gallen Medal for 2021

https://www.sharks.com.au/news/2021/09/06/kennedy-claims-porter-gallen-medal-for-2021/

Well done - Will Deserved

Also won:
Tommy Bishop Player’s Player Award
Members Player of the Year

Remarkable achievements from a young player that was a shakey (handling wise) fringe first grader 12 months ago

SFA opposition for him but yes, still a massive achievement given where he was.

I didn't think he was the answer and had hoped we'd shop around for an upgrade.
 

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Cheers egg. Better than most opinion articles. Takes in time account games played rather than just “who he thinks is best”.

Walsh is probably the only one I’d change. Kid is dead set a liability and was nowhere near ready for be the role they tried to play him in. He was only playing because it was the promise made so they poach him. Kevie was spot on with him.

WK was definitely a bright spot in an otherwise **** season.
 

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I agree about Walsh. He has been putrid for the Warriors the past 6 or so weeks that I’ve watched in lockdown.

The article says that Turbo was the only player with more TA than Hynes, but then says the same thing for Tedesco.
 

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Congrats to Will, well deserved.
Didn’t Flash Gordon win all those awards acouple of seasons ago.
 
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Sitting on the edge of the top 5 FBs. Hynes won’t be there next year, but paps will take his spot. Hope he sees that article and it lights a fire under him to crack that top 5

I think he can surpass Gutho and be top 5 if he improves just a fraction on what he's producing this year. if he improves at the same rate he did the last 12 months he's right up there.
 
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