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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2008, 01:32:32 PM »
Looks like a different player this year.
Whatever he's doing it's working.

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 02:14:05 AM »
Just out of interest here's what the phantom drafts thought of Whitey before he was drafted in the PSD in 2005.

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footydraft's view

Matt White

Details:
Club: Sunbury/Calder Cannons
DOB: 15 April 1987 Hgt: 178cm Wgt: 74kg
Position: Midfield
Natural Foot: Right


Honours:
Vic Metro U16 2003
Victorian Screening 2004
Victorian Screening 2005

Statistics:
2004 TAC Cup: 16 games, 5 goals, 10.8 PPG
2005 TAC Cup: 15 games, 7 goals, average 19.1 PPG, 9 times in best

Awards:
TAC Cup Morrish Medal: 11 votes
TAC Cup Coaches Award: 16 votes

Background:
Made his TAC Cup debut back in 2003 as a 16 year old for the Calder Cannons and also represented Vic Metro U16 in the same year. In his 17 year old season at the Cannons he played 16 matches and was looked at in Victorian State Screening but passed on in the draft. A bad run with injuries this season saw him miss vital finals matches and also miss the Under-18 championships. His explosive pace is by far his greatest attribute, and he is more than capable around stoppages.

Strengths:
- Pace – line breaker/ball carrier
- Good in close/stoppages
- Strong endurance runner
- Good 1%ers

Weaknesses:
- Missed a lot of footy with injury this year
- Can be hit and miss with his disposal by foot
- He doesn’t take many marks – average 1.7 per game in 2004 and 2.7 per game in 2005

Footydraft.com comment:
Has played some terrific footy, but the consistency has not been there this year due to injury problems. It was also a bit surprising to see him only be nominated for screening. Given those two factors, he might slip down the draft order a bit. Could go as early as mid to late second round or slip right down into the 50s but it would be a surprise to see him miss being drafted.

http://www.footydraft.com/players.php?player=matt_white

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Colin Wisbey's view

UP AGAINST IT (from National & Preseason drafts, in draft order) – I’d like to see every committed draftee succeed but these would surprise me: (Almost every draftee gets AFL games these days. I'm talking about sustained AFL careers)

WHITE, Matthew (P 5) [Ric] Predator hard-running compulsive quick dasher. Ankle problems throughout '05. Hard worker on and off field. Fierce tackler. Will break the play open and carry the ball but is not clean or quick-thinking enough and disposal / hurt factor a worry.

http://www.voy.com/51976/52438.html

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 07:02:29 AM »

Weaknesses:
- Can be hit and miss with his disposal by foot

WHITE, Matthew ... not clean or quick-thinking enough and disposal / hurt factor a worry.


Fix this and you will be a gun Matty. My personal opinion. He is very enthusiastic but just needs to calm down a bit and take the edge off. This should be able to be done without losing pace. I see it as a more mental thing than physical. Anyone know a good guru?

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 10:29:09 AM »
white is very similar to foley, he will improve greatly if he continues to play in the 22. Imagine if white becomes a second foley wow. It's possible  :)

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2008, 02:49:38 PM »
Just out of interest here's what the phantom drafts thought of Whitey before he was drafted in the PSD in 2005.

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footydraft's view

Matt White

Details:
Club: Sunbury/Calder Cannons
DOB: 15 April 1987 Hgt: 178cm Wgt: 74kg
Position: Midfield
Natural Foot: Right


Honours:
Vic Metro U16 2003
Victorian Screening 2004
Victorian Screening 2005

Statistics:
2004 TAC Cup: 16 games, 5 goals, 10.8 PPG
2005 TAC Cup: 15 games, 7 goals, average 19.1 PPG, 9 times in best

Awards:
TAC Cup Morrish Medal: 11 votes
TAC Cup Coaches Award: 16 votes

Background:
Made his TAC Cup debut back in 2003 as a 16 year old for the Calder Cannons and also represented Vic Metro U16 in the same year. In his 17 year old season at the Cannons he played 16 matches and was looked at in Victorian State Screening but passed on in the draft. A bad run with injuries this season saw him miss vital finals matches and also miss the Under-18 championships. His explosive pace is by far his greatest attribute, and he is more than capable around stoppages.

Strengths:
- Pace – line breaker/ball carrier
- Good in close/stoppages
- Strong endurance runner
- Good 1%ers

Weaknesses:
- Missed a lot of footy with injury this year
- Can be hit and miss with his disposal by foot
- He doesn’t take many marks – average 1.7 per game in 2004 and 2.7 per game in 2005

Footydraft.com comment:
Has played some terrific footy, but the consistency has not been there this year due to injury problems. It was also a bit surprising to see him only be nominated for screening. Given those two factors, he might slip down the draft order a bit. Could go as early as mid to late second round or slip right down into the 50s but it would be a surprise to see him miss being drafted.

http://www.footydraft.com/players.php?player=matt_white

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Colin Wisbey's view

UP AGAINST IT (from National & Preseason drafts, in draft order) – I’d like to see every committed draftee succeed but these would surprise me: (Almost every draftee gets AFL games these days. I'm talking about sustained AFL careers)

WHITE, Matthew (P 5) [Ric] Predator hard-running compulsive quick dasher. Ankle problems throughout '05. Hard worker on and off field. Fierce tackler. Will break the play open and carry the ball but is not clean or quick-thinking enough and disposal / hurt factor a worry.

http://www.voy.com/51976/52438.html

I remember White being touted as a decent prospect pre-draft, and was consitered a pretty good get to pick him up in the PSD.

He had some injury problems the year before he was draftd, but 9 BOGs in 15 games is a pretty impressive effort.

I have been on his bandwagon since the Burgers vs Geelong VFL game. Looked sensational.

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2008, 08:11:01 PM »
I remember Hawk supporters at the time spewing we got him in the 2005 PSD. They were hoping he would slip through to the rookie draft as they had the pick before us. Whitey was also captain of Calder IIRC.
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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2008, 08:22:05 PM »
If Matty keeps on improving and developing quickly and plays games like he did on Sunday he'll be a regular in the 18 let alone the 22. Can get the hard ball and break the lines with pace and long kicking.  :clapping

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2008, 08:38:18 PM »
What did we all think of Matty White's game last night?

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2008, 08:51:41 PM »
if his rate of improvement continues until the end of the year,
I will be a fan.
Definitely has the goods and from all indications,redy to step up.

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2008, 09:29:06 PM »
Yup like him.

Am glad I stuck up for him in the off-season while people were laying into him as a dud.

He's paying dividends.  ;D  :clapping


But seriously he's on the upward curve, looks to be a player.
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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2008, 09:35:27 PM »
Disposal is on the improve

The attitude is fantastic, the decision making is gewtting better every week..

Amazing what confidence can do...  :thumbsup

Terrific kid off the field too  :thumbsup
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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2008, 10:10:16 PM »
i never rated this kid but feel a lot different. You can see it - the boy can play!!!!

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2008, 10:45:17 PM »
Onwards and upwards Matty  :clapping

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2008, 01:50:29 AM »
What did we all think of Matty White's game?

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Re: Matty White [merged]
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2008, 08:30:31 AM »
Matty is coming along nicely, he needs to be let loose so he can continue his development as a player.

Could turn into another Foley the way he is going.

Good work Whitey.

Someone with his leg speed is very handy.