Player Watch - #12: Toby Bedford- With great number comes great responsibility. | BigFooty

Player Watch #12: Toby Bedford- With great number comes great responsibility.

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by MarcMaverick, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. MarcMaverick

    MarcMaverick Premium Platinum

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    Welcome Toby.
     

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  2. El Gringo

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    It’s a relief nobody bidded to drive his price up, getting him at pick 75 looks like a steal.
     
  3. Simon_Says

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    Speaking of Bidding, break it to me doc, were we ever a chance for Riley West?
     
  4. Get Gaffed

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    He's probably my favourite in the draft so I've kept great interest in him. I think you've got a good player in him, he really reminds me of Zac Fisher from the blues who I seen a fair bit of predraft and also rate. He also is a bit similar to Fantasia & Lonie and as we seen recenty with Zac Bailey and your very own spargo, they can surprise and have an impact earlier than thought. Jeffy will be a good mentor, wishing him the best :clapping:
     
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    A steal or a concern no one made a bid on him at all? We do need one or two more of his types. Hopefully he turns out better than Dion Johnstone.
     
  7. Cannon82

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    Concern, but at least its a free hit.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought a player has ever been drafted in the 70's without there being several concerns over him.
     
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    Seems a pretty poor replacement for Hogan.
     
  10. El Gringo

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    I’m not concerned at all, drafting is such an inexact science. How many drafts did all 18 clubs overlook Tim Kelly for?
     
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    Interesting he didn’t attract a bid. Most draft followers had him ranked 35 onwards. Also don’t think I saw anyone rank Mozquito higher.
    Definitely the type of pressure small forward we need but will probably take time to come on.
    A bit of a free hit and seems no one else rated him. So I guess that’s a little concerning.
     

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    It's not concerning.

    Betts
    Garlett
    Milne
    Fantasia
    Walters
    Breust
    Papley
    Castangna
    Butler
    Stengle


    All taken 4th round or later in the draft. In fact majority were rookies aswell.

    Doesn't mean shit for Bedford, he could easily shit the bedford but small forwards don't need to be drafted high.
     
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    See post above.
     
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    You just wanted to make sure I'd see your "shit the Bedford" line, didn't you?
     
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    If that kid ever misses a shot near the siren...
     
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    Agree with this, castagna was taken as a rookie and has been a great addition to richmonds team, small forwards arent necessarily seen as the most important position so thats why teams tend to pick them up later in the draft.

    They ways seem to be seen as steals when they perform and have an impact.
     
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    Any one know if he is related to Peter Bedford ( sth melb ) ?
     
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