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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2024, 01:15:02 PM »
Joe Berry:

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A solid first Champs outing for Joe Berry who show cased the exiting and damaging package of skills he brings to a forward line.  Started strongly in the first half, regularly leading up to the wings to get involved.  Was quieter in the second but made the most of his opportunities to snag a couple of crucial goals and finish with three for the game.
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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2024, 12:11:02 AM »
Harry Oliver:

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One of Metro's best on the day, Harry Oliver showed both his attacking and defensive potential here.  He spent a decent amount of the game matched up on the red hot Leo Lombard and kept him relatively quiet while picking his moments to run off and create with linking run and penetrating disposal.



Isaac Kako:

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The wet conditions made it tough for flair players like Kako, but he still managed to flash moments of his talent, and was relatively clean with the slippery ball.

Bumblers NGA player - should grab him just to take the pee..... :shh
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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2024, 04:49:23 PM »
Some boys from the land of claw:

Kayle Gerreyn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHu7l7bgmxA

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Playing predominantly forward, Gerreyn showed how dangerous he can be as a threat in the air and on the ground.  At 199cm he's still capable of swooping on loose balls to create scoring opportunities for himself or his teammates with lovely skills by hand or on either foot.

Bo Allan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgO5Jm_-tRk

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Bo Allan's size and power through the midfield proved too difficult for South Australia to handle.  There's not a lot of subtlety to Allan's midfield craft at this stage, but he's super competitive and crashes through bodies taking the footy with him or creating space in his wake.  His bone crunching tackles were also a feature.

Luke Urquhart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5WyLj5z0KM

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Another strong performance from Urquhart who was the heartbeat of the WA midfield as they upset the hot favourite SA.  He was the largest stoppage influence on the ground, his size and explosive movement difficult to deal with.  He was able to find space and use hit long penetrating kick to pump the ball inside 50 11 times for the match.

 :shh

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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2024, 05:49:40 PM »
Sid Draper:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akByhf6S8eY


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Sid was quieter this week disposal wise along with a number of his SA teammates as they took a surprise beating from WA.  The positive is that he appears to be elevating parts of his game each week as he regains full match fitness following a long injury layoff.  After an improvement last week his stoppage work was better again here, and he showed more intent to chase and apply defensive pressure around the contest.  He seems to be setting himself up for a strong finish to the season.

 :shh
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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2024, 02:42:22 PM »
Charlie Nicholls:

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There was a lot to get excited about with this performance by the 197cm key forward Charlie Nicholls.  He moved super well, presenting all over the ground and drawing the footy.  He competed well in the air, always at least halving the contest and providing his smaller forwards with ground level opportunities.  He dropped some marks that he would expect to clunk, but his hands became increasingly sticky as the game progressed and he gained in confidence.  The one area for concern would have to be his set shot kicking which has been wayward through the Champs series so far.

Me likey.... :shh
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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2024, 04:03:16 PM »
Pass, surely there is better out there

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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2024, 04:44:12 PM »
Wayward kicking.

Sounds like John Butcher haha.

Some blokes never get better so I would be wary.

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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2024, 05:19:33 PM »
Pass, surely there is better out there

Future gun confirmed.... :shh


Wayward kicking.

Sounds like John Butcher haha.

Some blokes never get better so I would be wary.

Also sounds like Richo..... :shh
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Re: 2024 AFL draft
« Reply #83 on: June 21, 2024, 03:17:58 PM »
Zak Johnson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKHLKVCLO2k

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Zak seems to be a footballer in search of a position, or perhaps just an old school utility that can play very well no matter where he is on the ground.  He started this game in the floating/intercepting defensive role that we've seen him playing the last month or so at Talent League level, but with the Knights getting overrun through the midfield he was enlisted to help onball in the third quarter.  He responded with a big term, finding the footy and surging his team forward, getting involved in multiple scoring chains and even getting on the end of one himself.
"Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good...."

- Thomas Sowell


FJ is the only one that makes sense.