2022 AFL Coach Quotes: Round 21

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Craig McRae on:

Jordan DeGoey

“I thought it was his best game for the year.”

Nick Daicos

“Nick just got a elbow in the rib but he was fine to finish the game.”

Will Hoskin-Elliott (hip flexor)

“I don’t think it’s that bad.”

Brodie Grundy

“The ankle is just not settling as much as we’d like.”

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Stuart Dew on:

Elijah Hollands

“He’s come in and delivered what we were after.”

“He’s flexible, he can play multiple positions.”

Mac Andrew

“He showed some real composure with the ball.”

Darcy Macpherson

“We put him back because he’s a competitor.”

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Sam Mitchell on:

Finn Maginness

“I think he’ll take a lot of confidence out of that (cooler role of Touk Miller).”

“Whether he plays on a midfielder or as a defensive forward or he’s played at half-back as well,”

“Giving him that ability to play on someone and take an opposition A-grader out of a game I think really frees up some of our other players to play well.”

Jai Serong

“He didn’t look out of place at all.”

Dylan Moore

“He’s continuing to make progress as we slowly introduce him into the midfield.”

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Mark McVeigh on:

Harry Perryman (cooler role on Zach Merrett)

“We just thought it was the best match-up for us and clearly worked today.”

“Since I’ve coached I really wanted to see him in the midfield.”

“There’s a bit of a needs basis at times.”

“Harry has the capacity to play inside/outside (midfield) half-back.”

Jesse Hogan

“I think it was just a really great moment again for him today and continues some really good form.”

James Peatling

“He’ll enter into those (concussion) protocols.”

Tim Taranto

“He was diagnosed with concussion today.”

“It was delayed.”

“He’ll miss next week.”

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Ben Rutten on:

Zach Merrett

“It was pretty clear early on that they were getting after Zach.”

“He went to half-back for a bit in that last quarter.”

Darcy Parish

“We didn’t expect him to be at his best today (returning from injury).”

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Luke Beveridge on:

Sam Darcy

“I thought Sam went pretty well.”

“It will take him a fair while to acclimatise to the level.”

Ryan Gardner

“He’s got a calf injury.”

“Usually they’re a bit longer than a week.”

Jason Johannisen

“Just rolled an ankle a little bit at training.”

“He might be available next week.”

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Justin Longmuir on:

Matt Taberner

“Looks like he’s done a calf.”

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Brett Ratten on:

Dan Hannebery

“He’s just got a bit of an ankle which is near that calf as well.”

“He’s in a bit of discomfort.”

Cooper Sharman

“He’s a good young talent and we need to keep playing him.”

Marcus Windhager

“We just dropped the run-with with Guthrie because the game was going against us and we needed to try something.”

Mitch Owens

“He did a really good job on him (Tom Stewart).”

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Chris Scott on:

Patrick Dangerfield (late withdrawal)

“He just some awareness in the warm-up (calf).”

Sam DeKoning

“He was cleared to go back on (concussion test).”

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Ken Hinkley on:

Connor Rozee (knee)

“It will be interesting to see how he pulls up,”

“It’ll be one we’ll have to monitor really closely.”

Darcy Byrne-Jones (moving forward)

“We’ll trying to get some different looks either behind the ball or in front of the ball.”

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Damien Hardwick on:

Nick Vlastuin

“He’s probably doubtful (next game),”

“We probably suspect he’s got some form of rib damage obviously.”

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Leigh Adams on:

Luke Davies-Uniacke

“His back half of the year has been really impressive.”

“We feel like his transition game has improved.”

Ben Cunnington

“We’ll just have to weigh up whether he needs one more (VFL game).”

Ben McKay

“I’d assume it will be a one week thing considering we thought he was going to play today.”

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John Longmire on:

Chad Warner

“He’s just developing into a really good player for us.”

“He’s playing key roles in our midfield.”

Josh Kennedy

“It’s not the hamstring he did earlier in the season.”

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Chris Fagan on:

Rhys Mathieson

“We had him playing a little bit of a new role.”

Marcus Adams

“I think he got a bit of a knock to the chest.”

Callum Ah Chee

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

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Michael Voss on:

Marc Pittonet

“He was sick early in the week.”

Jack Martin (calf)

“It’s one of those management things with Jack because he’s had a few of those throughout the year.”

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Matthew Nicks on:

Darcy Fogarty

“Really pleasing for him.”

“It comes of the back of hard work, a lot of work off-field.”

Rory Laird

“We’ve now found a spot for him in that midfield.”

Will Hamill (concussion protocol)

“Everything we do with Will is about his welfare.”

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