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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2015, 03:26:32 PM »
Castagna's interview on the RFC website:

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2015-11-05/castagna-2015-season-review


* My first year here, I just tried to learn as much as I could and enjoy myself through the VFL. And, I reckon I did that. I had great fun. It’s a massive transition from TAC Cup to VFL. I was coming up against a lot bigger bodies than I would have been last year.  And, probably a really big difference from TAC Cup to this year, is how much your structures come into it.  In the TAC Cup, you kind of just go out there and play. Structures really come into it in this and I think it’s really good and better for the team, obviously. The environment here is really good, I reckon, just being around the boys so much more.  Obviously, you’re here every day and it’s just a lot more fun and the environment’s a really enjoyable one. Coming in from the start, there’s a lot going on.  It’s hard to take in.  But as you go through the year and play with a lot of the boys, it gets drummed into you. It took me a while to fully understand most of the stuff.  But Ben Rutten and Ryan Ferguson, the backline coaches, were pretty good for me. They really drummed it in and kept reinforcing it, which was helpful.

* Getting the elevation towards the end of the season gave me a lot of confidence and made me want to push harder, I guess, to try and get senior selection.

* Bachar’s my mentor, so I speak with him a bit about footy.  And I go through his game with him, watch his vision and I pick up a lot from him. From ‘Bach’ especially, but all the defenders, I’ve learnt a lot more about actually defending this year. I think last year in the TAC, you kind of just want to get the ball and just run with it.  But the defensive part is crucial and I’ve learned a heap from those guys. Probably the key thing I’ve learnt off them, is how big communication is.  When you’re out there with them, just at training, you realise how helpful it is when they’re talking so much.

* Over this break I want to stay fit and while doing that work on my skills and hone in on that part of my game. Put my best foot forward in pre-season and try and do well in pre-season games and then see where that takes me.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-11-05/castagnas-impressive-climb

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2015, 03:33:06 PM »
Houli's teaching him how to defend? Oh dear...
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2015, 09:12:08 AM »
Impressive highlights package.
Good luck to the kid.
Got some serious toe!
With his speed and size could he become our long awaited small forward?

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2015, 07:50:50 PM »
Coming along nicely this kid , was a stawell gift runner and is a ball magnet , Polish a few rough edges and,like whoa , he could be anything  :shh
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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2015, 08:00:02 PM »
fingers crossed here..with some luck we might have a gun

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2015, 08:12:08 PM »
Houli's teaching him how to defend? Oh dear...
At least he'll learn not to get hurt!
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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2016, 04:18:19 AM »
Choco's latest cub watch segment on Castagna:

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2016-03-03/chocos-cub-watch-castagna


* Jason played particularly well, I think, towards the end of last year. He was going to play in the seniors but got injured and missed that opportunity.

* He’s one of the great characters around the place.  He’s got great energy and he could play some midfield but certainly in the backline at AFL level. The boys (his Tiger teammates) did a great job integrating him into the Club and helping him understand AFL football. The senior players look after him. They love his energy and his attack on the ball. He’s very courageous and goes flat out - a bit like Morris.

* As supporters who have seen him play at VFL level would understand, he has a crack at winning the ball and a crack at the opposition, which is brilliant. He’s been slowly working on his decision-making and kicking, which are the things we try and help all the young players with. And, he’s building that case as well.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-03-03/chocos-cub-watch-jason-castagna

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2016, 07:24:48 AM »
A bit like Morris  :help
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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2016, 10:11:40 AM »
A bit like Morris  :help

x2, why would he say that. He is nothing like that clown. Actually, courage wise yes, I will give Morris that. But in every other way completely different.
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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2016, 12:33:02 PM »
Coming along nicely this kid , was a stawell gift runner and is a ball magnet , Polish a few rough edges and,like whoa , he could be anything  :shh
I agree if those edges can be polished we may have a half decent player.

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2016, 04:44:46 PM »
A bit like Morris  :help

x2, why would he say that. He is nothing like that clown. Actually, courage wise yes, I will give Morris that. But in every other way completely different.
lol, that was the aspect he was comparing to morris.......
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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2016, 05:00:35 PM »
A bit like Morris  :help

x2, why would he say that. He is nothing like that clown. Actually, courage wise yes, I will give Morris that. But in every other way completely different.
lol, that was the aspect he was comparing to morris.......

Yeah I I was reinforcing that that's the only aspect before everyone gets on board!!
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“We are really excited about what we have brought in. We have got great depth of players that can take us where we need to go. We are just putting some cream on the top at the moment,” he said.

"Rucks:
Shaun Hampson is the No.1 man"

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2016, 05:04:53 PM »
so what did you mean when you asked "why would he say that?"?
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And my thoughts than your thoughts."

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2016, 05:21:44 PM »
Houli's teaching him how to defend? Oh dear...
At least he'll learn not to get hurt!

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Re: Jason Castagna [merged]
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2016, 08:58:06 PM »
He has put on a bit of muscle through the upper body which is fantastic for a kid so young. His body is AFL ready by the looks of things.
What are the chances he gets upgraded to the senior list before round 1?