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Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« on: January 29, 2019, 01:12:08 AM »
Ellis to play to his strengths

Grace Kalac
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Jan 27, 2019


With Richmond’s Gold Coast pre-season camp wrapped up and the JLT Community Series fast approaching, Brandon Ellis says the depth within the Tigers' list is one of the team's greatest assets.

“We’ve got so many people who are fit and firing at the moment,” Ellis said.

“You can’t fit 44 into 22 unfortunately, so everyone’s just got to keep putting their best foot forward.”

Ellis, in his eighth year as a Tiger, praised the work ethic of good mate and recent draftee Jake Aarts as he settles into Tigerland.

“We all just love the way he plays, he tackles hard, he’s hard at it, he just gives it his all and that’s all we can ask for,” he said.

“He’s settled in really well, you wouldn’t think he was a first-year player at this Club… because he did the VFL program for four years everyone knew who he was so he’s slotted in nicely.”

The premiership defender is looking forward to the challenge of a new role in 2019 as he progresses into the midfield.

He'll join a midfield group which boasts two Brownlow medallists, the ideal place for him to develop his craft.

“I’m giving my best every session and trying to learn as much as I can off Cotchy and Dusty, who are probably the two best midfielders in the competition, so I’ve spent a bit of time with them,” he said.

“A lot of one-on-one work with Cotchy, it’s pretty amazing some of the stuff that he can do."

Ellis is also enjoying the opportunity to team up with Richmond’s new midfield coach Adam Kingsley.

“(Kingsley’s) really taken me under his wing and teaching me a lot, so I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months and we’ll see what happens,” he said.

The move will give the hard-running 25-year-old the chance to showcase his endurance.

“I want to use my running ability through the midfield, my spread from stoppage and my power running,” Ellis said.

“Hopefully I can utilise that and hopefully I can have a good year.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2019-01-26/ellis-to-play-to-his-strengths

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 06:57:11 PM »
Back on the wing where he can play to his strengths  :thumbsup

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 07:01:44 PM »
In the VFL for most of the year I’ll guess.

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 07:34:25 PM »
Well that's not very positive, Doug.

I reckon he'll have a great year. Last time this bloke played all his footy on the wing he was in the All Australian Squad of 40....:shh

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 08:01:10 PM »
In the VFL for most of the year I’ll guess.
such a shame no other club was interested in him in the off season.

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 08:32:06 PM »
Apart from the 3 clubs that were on to his manager through the year. Expect 17 clubs queuing up until he signs for 3 more years in July....:shh

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 10:41:16 PM »
His main strength is sleeping with the light on

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 03:49:34 AM »
 :shh
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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 03:31:13 PM »
lol at all my posts being deleted :shh

Bellis is back and better than ever. Having a top, top pre-season. Back on the wing where he belongs. Haters gonna hate....:shh :shh

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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 04:19:31 PM »
I for one hopes he has a blinder of a season.

Never shirk a contest and take risks with his kicking when going forward....

If he can do that, the team will be doing well.

Go on Brandon. Make us eat our words. I dare you!
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Re: Brandon Ellis to play to his strengths (afl media)
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 06:54:36 PM »
:clapping