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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2014, 04:46:26 PM »
I reckon this guy will be putting his hand up pretty quick!!!

And then not given a game because we upgraded Thomarse instead.

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2014, 05:21:02 PM »
doesnt have to be either or

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2014, 05:42:32 PM »
I reckon this guy will be putting his hand up pretty quick!!!

And then we'll probably have to wait 12 rounds when we're about 3W-9L for him to get upgraded.

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2014, 03:11:46 AM »
Richmond rookie Kane Lambert liked to Anthony Miles and Anthony Stevens

Sam Landsberger
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December 05, 2014


DUAL premiership coach Denis Pagan says Richmond rookie Kane Lambert reminds him of a right-footed Anthony Stevens.

And Pagan — who coached the 2009 Northern Knights best-and-fairest winner in the TAC Cup — tipped Lambert to join James Podsiadly, Michael Barlow and Sam Dwyer as celebrated VFL success stories.

Lambert, 23, was overlooked for a fifth national draft in six years last Thursday (in 2010 he became disillusioned and didn’t play) but won his chance with the Tigers’ last live rookie pick, No.46.

“They’ve made a very wise choice,” Pagan said.

“It’s not often you go overboard but I just think he’s an outstanding player and I was flabbergasted he wasn’t picked up for the last couple of years.”

Pagan said Lambert had “special attributes” and when asked about the parallels with North Melbourne champion Stevens, he said: “He’s pretty tough, he’s pretty hard and he’s never beaten.

“If you’re going into a battle I reckon you’d be comfortable with Kane Lambert next to you.”

In 2013 Lambert averaged 26 disposals, won the VFL Rising Star award and finished a vote off the league best-and-fairest medal but, despite strong AFL interest, he was again passed up.

Lambert crossed from Northern Blues to Williamstown on a big transfer fee this year and while a hip injury plagued him early, a scintillating finish was enough for the Tigers.

“His football smarts are exceptional,” Williamstown football manager Chris Dixon said.

“His ball-winning ability is exceptional, he’s clever and he’s sharp around goals.”

Kane Lambert has finally earned a spot on an AFL list. Picture: Kris Reichl Source: News Limited

Dixon said Lambert was ready to make an impact at AFL level in a similar vain to Anthony Miles, who the Tigers rookie-listed last year.

“Miles also dominated the state leagues and while he was criticised for (lack of) pace at times, Kane has too but once you look beyond that they are extremely good footballers who do a lot of things right.”

After missing the 2009 draft Lambert returned to football in 2011 and shot to VFL prominence in a breakout finals campaign, where he tagged Travis Colyer, Ricky Dyson and Myles Sewell.

Lambert formed an alliance with former Blue Jordan Russell and has been touted as an AFL prospect by his four VFL coaches.

Dixon said Lambert’s matchwinning 32-disposal, 15-clearance and four-goal semi-final this year illustrated his reputation as a big-game player.

“And he’s one of the best characters I’ve ever met in football. He was a potential captain,” he said.

Dixon and Pagan lauded the 178cm onballer’s courage and goalkicking ability.

WHAT THE TIGERS SAY

“He competes well and has a burst of speed to break away from the stoppages. He is also a dangerous player around goals.” — Recruiter Francis Jackson

http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/richmond-rookie-kane-lambert-liked-to-anthony-miles-and-anthony-stevens/story-fndv8t7m-1227145229773

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2014, 09:41:28 AM »
I am liking the sound of this guy more and more everyday.

A Foley replacement - he WILL be like a new recruit! ;D
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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2014, 10:19:51 AM »
I am liking the sound of this guy more and more everyday.

A Foley replacement - he WILL be like a new recruit! ;D
I agree YBB. Sure the proof of the pudding is in the eating but IMO this recruitment period has been one of the most balanced and successful for sometime. We now have a solid core of experienced players which is allowing us to build for the future instead of trying to chase overrated recycled's in an effort to attain immediate success.

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2014, 10:51:54 AM »
My next door neighbour(mad hawks supporter) plays cricket with this bloke, is stoked for him as everyone that knows him felt he deserved a crack at afl. Was devastated when he didnt get drafted after TAC cup but luckily for him he came back to the game and has now got his chance.

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2014, 02:32:05 PM »
blokes that can work their way through adversity and disappointment are the blokes you want when the chips are down, as he has shown in the VFL finals last year.

It's just a matter of if he can now step up to the next level.
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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2014, 03:18:13 PM »
His stats against Box Hill in that semi final are outstanding.

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2014, 04:58:44 PM »
Some big wraps on him, a lot saying he should of been recruited in the draft proper.
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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2014, 05:10:20 PM »
His stats against Box Hill in that semi final are outstanding.

Yep I had to re-read it about 3 times

And he's a tager too. Apparently

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2014, 11:27:19 PM »
Lambert, Hunt, Arnot & Miles in the guts? Nah - lets just stick with Thomarse, Chopper Pettard, Pointer Grigg  & Last Legs Foley instead.
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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2014, 04:57:46 AM »
Lambert, Hunt, Arnot & Miles in the guts? Nah - lets just stick with Thomarse, Chopper Pettard, Pointer Grigg  & Last Legs Foley instead.

I'd take Thomarse ahead of Arnot IMO, even then I'm eh about him over the rest except for Pettard in the guts (don't mind the guy for depth but should be no where near the midfield)

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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2014, 12:54:37 PM »
I am liking the reports about this guy more and more, lets hope they come true.

If he doe show what Miles showed last year lets hope to hell they don't wait as long to elevate him!!!
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Re: Rookie pick 46. Kane Lambert
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2014, 08:09:07 PM »
Don't get too caught up in the media hype.

If he really was so likely to do a miles we (and other clubs) would have been fighting to select him in the draft proper.

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