Tuesday Talking Points

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Tuesday Talking Points

Flight PBC11

There were reports of an air disturbance just after 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon over Salk Oval, but don’t worry, it was just Josh Woolley taking an absolute screamer. The Lions star went for a shoulder ride over at least three other players, floated down to the ground, and calmly put the ball in deep as if nothing had happened. It might have been the highlight of the day, but it didn’t stop there. Woolley put in the best three quarter performance of anyone I have seen this year after quarter time. Possessions, pressure acts, tackles, dribblers from the boundary line, he did it all. Check it out right here:



Follow up

In last week’s Tuesday Talking Points, I wrote that Shaleise Law was taking the next step in her career by debuting in the Queensland Women’s team. Don’t worry about just taking a step, she sprinted. Law finished with four goals in Queensland’s 47-point win over NSW/ACT, proving she belongs on the big stage.



Mackenzie Arnold may have only played the three games for Coorparoo in the QWAFL this year, but she hasn’t waited around to make an impact. She kicked 11 goals on Saturday in their win over Griffith Moorooka, but she is no stranger to kicking a bag. The two games before that saw her finish with a four and five goal respectively, to take her season total to 20 goals already. Imagine the tally if she played from round 1!


Competition for spots

The Western Magpies QAFL Reserves side might be sitting on the bottom of ladder, but they didn’t play like it on Saturday when they knocked off Broadbeach by 114-points. There’s a clear link between most of the Magpies list fit and firing out on the park, and strong performances by both sides. There are a few blokes putting their hands up for senior selection as well, with Matt Thompson bagging three up forward, and the Easton brothers getting a heap of it between them. Things are tracking along nicely down at Chelmer.


Boy in a mans body

Strong, solid, tough, willing to put his head over the football, and difficult to beat one on one. Jackson Collins physical attributes allowed him to be a real factor in Palm Beach’s win over Mt Gravatt in the seniors on Saturday. What makes this story noteworthy is the fact that he is only 16 years old. It was only a last weekend that Collins was holding up the cup in the Queensland Under 16 State Team, and that formed rolled right on into the QAFL on Saturday. To be perfectly honest, for a kid his age, he shouldn’t’ have the capabilities he has. Palm Beach have really lucked out on this one, he is a star.

By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles

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