Fri. Aug 12th, 2022
2022 Coach Quotes: Round 6

Keep updated on post-game press conferences throughout the 2022 AFL season. 


Brett Ratten on:

Jack Hayes

“He’ll have the ACL treatment and recovery, and he’ll be at out footy club for a long time and for us to look after him now and make sure he gets through this stage and gets ready for next year.”

Rowan Marshall

“It’s just a cork on a cork, he’ll be right for next week.”

Josh Battle

“He’s getting a lot of self-belief just playing down back, we’ve probably settle him down a lot more this year.”

“He has the capabilities to play multiple positions and he’s a great runner.”

“He’s playing great footy.”


Leon Cameron on:

Lachie Ash

“He’s so flexible, I thought he played a terrific game on (Bradley) Hill.”

Callan Ward

“I thought Wardy had a wonderful duel on (Jack) Steele.”


Matthew Nicks on:

Taylor Walker

“What a fantastic day for him kicking the 500 (career goals).”

Chayce Jones

“When end up putting Chayce to that when he (Bailey Smith) was forward.”

Ben Keays

“Ben Keays is continuing his form, he’s getting everything he deserves at the moment.”

Tom Doedee

“The influence he’s having behind the ball has been really powerful for us.”


Luke Beveridge on:

Marcus Bontempelli

“That’s going to remain a challenge week to week the mix for him (midfield/forward), for us based on how significantly our forward line is changing.”


Adam Simpson on:

Tim Kelly

“He just needs some continuity, same with Luke (Shuey).”

Elliot Yeo



Ken Hinkley on:

Connor Rozee

“I think he’s shown some growth and a significant step.”

Sam Hayes

“The hit outs would say Sam certainly did that well tonight (giving mids first look).”

Robbie Gray

“I doubt that he would miss next week (Knee).”

“He just wasn’t feeling right at half time.”

Aliir Aliir

“It’s the same ankle but it was just a simple little roll.”

Todd Marshall

“We think it’s really a positive step for him.”

Karl Amon

“I thought he was valuable for us today.”

Miles Bergman

“He had the flu (late withdrawal).”

Zak Butters

“We had Zak on Wednesday who was quite sick.”

Ollie Wines

“About quarter time he started to feel okay.”

“He played a really strong game.”

Tom Clurey

“I think he’s come back remarkably well after a very short turnaround from surgery.”


Michael Voss

Marc Pittonet

“We’ll get it assessed on Monday but we feel like it’s a fairly significant cork at this particular stage.”

Patrick Cripps

“He’s had a really strong start to the season.”

Harry McKay

“We’ll have to have a look at that (knee).”

Matt Kennedy

“He’s just had a couple of things he’s been managing.”

“Hopefully he can recover pretty quick and ready to go for next week.”

Jack Silvagni

“We’re hoping again that’s on the minor end (ankle).”


Justin Longmuir on:

Sean Darcy

“He’ll enter the (concussion) protocols and miss next week.”

Rory Lobb

“He’s just so important to us as forward as well.”

“We’ve been really impressed with the contest he gives, and that contest to bring the ball to ground is really important because it’s allowing us to go to work at ground level whether it’s winning it or pressuring.”

“Without that strong contest in the forward line our small forwards can’t pressure.”

Griffin Logue

“Griff’s obviously in good form and came in and thought he played his role.”

James Aish

“He’s a bit of Mr Fix-it to be honest, he can play anywhere on the ground.”

“He missed a lot of pre-season, we’ve sort of made him earn his stripes to get his match fitness up before we bought him into the side and he’s plays inside mid, wing and now back.”

“He’s reliable, we can just plug him in anywhere.”

Hayden Young and Heath Chapman

“We’ll just have to wait and see when we travel (next week) how they pull up (health & safety protocols).

Michael Walters

“I firmly believe he’s in good form.”

Alex Pearce

“It’s good to see him get some continuity in his game.”

“He’s getting better and better each week.”


David Noble on:

Nick Larkey

“He’s a growing talent.”

Tarryn Thomas

“He’s trained, his loads are really good.”

“We moved him to half-back for a bit in the last quarter just to have a look at and see if we can get some run and penetration in his game, then flipped him to the wing.”

Ben McKay

“He came back on the ground (after being assessed late).”


Chris Scott on:

Max Holmes

“Max Holmes is an important part of the way we play now.”

Jeremy Cameron

“He’s going to have outstanding individual games but what we’re after is that cohesion in that (forward) group and I thought we saw some good signs of that today.”

Ollie Dempsey

“He was exciting for us, he did some things in that game that we’d seen at VFL level.”

“More importantly for us, we didn’t think he was out of position, he didn’t look confused in the role we were asking him to play.”

Patrick Dangerfield

“We think that’s likely (he’ll return next week).”

“He’s just been a bit unlucky the first month of footy, he got a really bad cork in his quad that he was labouring with.”

“But he was okay to play, battled through that a little bit and then just got a series of corks to the same spot in his calf.”

“But off a 6-day break it just wasn’t the right thing for him to play.”


Stuart Dew on:

Sam Collins

“He’s having am unbelievable season Sam,”

“Sam played very well and has been all year.”

Izak Rankine

“Thought he bounced back,”

“He got busy tonight and more intensity, physically he’s in good shape.”

“He’s working hard at his craft.”

“We will continue to look for opportunities to get him in the game (further up the ground) and we think at different times he can play as a mid.”

“But again still he’s in the infancy of his development.”

Connor Budarick

“It was great to see him back (returning from an ACL).”

“He’s in our best 22.”

Malcolm Rosas

“Really touch and go, we gave him until today (Calf).”

“So we anticipate given that fact that he should be available next week.”

Jack Lukosius

“He’s around the mark (to play).”

“We’ll make a call Friday (if he returns).”


Chris Fagan on:

Zac Bailey

“He’s been on the rise for a couple of years now.”

“He’s a great finisher, clever player.”

“He played about 50% on-ball tonight.”

“Happy for him to be about a 50-50 forward/mid.”

Cam Rayner

“He looked more confident tonight.”

“Tonight he played his best game (since returning from an ACL) and hopefully he can just continue to build on that now.”

Kai Lohmann

“It doesn’t look great, it looked like a decent ankle injury.”

“I wouldn’t think he’d be available next week.”

Keidean Coleman

“We just want to give him some confidence by picking him.”


Damien Hardwick on:

Josh Gibcus

“For a guy that’s played 4 or 5 games, he’s been a really good contributor for us.”

Daniel Rioli

“Daniel will continue to grow, he was probably a little bit quieter tonight.”

“He’s a pretty important part of the equation, he’s only been playing half-back for 10-12 games.”

“He’ll continue to get better and learn from his role.”

Thomson Dow

“He had a similar knock last week, thought he was okay and got it exactly in the same spot.”

“I’d doubt he’d play next week.”

“It happened probably I think half-way through the first (quarter) and just got tighter and tighter and obviously the half-time break didn’t help him either.”

Dustin Martin

“I’m not sure (if he returns this week).”

Kane Lambert

“We’ll try and get him through training and see how he goes (for this week).”

Shane Edwards

“He’s fit, unfortunately our method of offence today didn’t bring the ball to him.”

“He plays a pretty specific role in how we want to go about it,”

“Ideally we’d like to get the ball in his hands.”

Ivan Soldo

“We would’ve loved to have brought him in (toe surgery).”


Simon Goodwin on:

Sam Weideman

“I thought Sam contributed well,”

“I thought he impacted the game when he needed to impact it.”

Joel Smith

“He’s probably pretty stiff to lose his spot initially,”

“I thought he stood up really well.”

Luke Dunstan

“I thought he was really solid tonight.”

Tom Sparrow and James Jordon

“Tom Sparrow stepped up as well, James Jordon continues to get better.”

Tom McDonald

“He’s certainly not out of form, he just wasn’t quite at his best.”

Christian Petracca

“I thought when the game was in the balance in that 3rd quarter, I thought Christian was absolutely outstanding.”

“We shouldn’t expect him to be at his best every week.”

Clayton Oliver

“Ever since he stepped in as an 18 year old, he’s been an unbelievable player for our footy club.”

Steven May

“He sets up the game very well for us behind the ball.”

Jayden Hunt

“We’ve earmarked that sort of (cooler) role for him throughout the pre-season to play on some of those really dangerous forwards.”


Sam Mitchell on:

Jai Newcombe

“Jai Newcombe took another step forward.”

Jaeger O’Meara

“Jaeger O’Meara probably was a little bit stronger than his form had been up to this point.”

Chad Wingard

“I think Chad Wingard looked a bit sharper.”

Mitch Lewis, Changkuoth Jiath and Ned Reeves

“Mitch Lewis and Jiath will be still little bit more time away than next week and I think Ned Reeves as well.”


John Longmire on:

Paddy McCartin

“He’s fine (concussion), the Docs were ultra conservative with him.”

Callum Mills

“Thought he lifted his intensity really strongly, his scramble work around the contest around the ball was of a really high level.”


Craig McRae on:

Nathan Kreuger

“He’ll get scans (shoulder), it looks like he’ll have an operation and be out for the rest of the year.”

Scott Pendlebury and Nick Daicos

“We want to make some moves and try to generate something.”

“Pendles went through the midfield with some centre bounces, Nick Daicos went back, showed some terrific maturity in the last quarter.”

Brodie Grundy

“I’m really proud of Brodie, he’s working really hard on his game.”


Ben Rutten on:

Zach Merrett and Jake Stringer

“Thought they both contributed, they’ve missed some weeks of footy, they’ll be better for the run and they’ll continue to improve over the next few weeks.”

Darcy Parish

“Bit of an ankle (concern).”

“We’ll need to assess that.”

Sam Draper

“He’s been working really hard at the technical part of his game.”

Ben Hobbs

“He’s going to be a great midfielder for our footy club, to get that experience (important minutes through the middle) in his second game, it’s awesome for him.”

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

“I don’t think so at this stage (return next week).”

Jayden Laverde

“He’s pretty sore at the moment (knee).”

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