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2018 U15 and U16 Discussion

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  1. BigDance

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    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-09-04/teams-named-for-u17-futures-gf-curtainraiser

    How much do you take from these teams and only one of the four (Sharp) being included on GF day? Just not enough rooms for them all in two teams?
     
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  2. Watchfromadistance

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    Deven Robertson has been selected in Reiwoldt team as well.
    I am surprised Ruscoe not in. Played really well For EF last week and very good for AC all year.
    Brogan Henry was really crook at the end/beginning of last/this year and fighting his way back to fitness. Has ability but will need to work hard to get back to his best and having the impact he was having last year again.
    So only one stiff to miss is Ruscoe I reckon.

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  3. BigDance

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    oh yes sorry, two in. Is this game a pretty good indicator of draftees?
     
  4. Watchfromadistance

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    Definitely.

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  5. BigDance

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    what happened to nick crump? he was captain and AA of the 15's a few years ago.
     
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    He also made the 15s as an under ager. I am not sure what has happened to him. Might be a case of everyone caught up to him as he was an early developer.


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    Thoughts around Corey Durdin from SA. Dual AA and MVP this year. Has played some reserves footy at Centrals already too. Height looks to be a factor but cant see anything else stopping him?
     
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    From what I saw during the carnival he is a jet. Knows how to find it both inside and outside, good user and team player.

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  9. BigDance

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    realistically speaking, height will nearly always be a factor. even a couple of centimetres. height isn't something anyone can do anything about - its in the lap of the gods. is 190cm+ the now average midfielder? I know there are shorter guys but they need something extra extra special now.
     
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    Yes, just like Tom Mitchell, Jack Viney, Steele Sidebottom, Dion Prestia...
     
  11. Watchfromadistance

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    Good call

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  12. Match22

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    Anyone watch colts grand final yesterday was a good game
     
  13. BigDance

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    yes exactly, they need the extra touch if they lack any size. and I'm talking averages here. I could have easily written Fyfe, Patrick Cripps, Pendlebury, Bont and between your examples and mine the average would start hitting 190cm as I suggested.
     
  14. Brett1974

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    Yep. Schofield did well.
     
  15. Ishikawa

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    I think height gets well overplayed as now supposedly an essential attribute for midfielders. Good footballers are good footballers regardless.
     
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    yes but at what level? a good footballer at wafl level may not translate to a good footballer at afl simply due to his height. you read any future draft prospect post and often in the comments of "what they lack" is often size or height. if it wasn't important it wouldn't be mentioned.
     
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    Absolute rippa

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    Yeah he is an out and out gun. Watched him a lot this year and he has pace but also power for his size. Also has the ability to play as a small leading forward which adds to his resume when projecting towards the next level. Wins it inside and outside. Is tough in the contest and loves to explode out of stoppages and run and carry. The most exciting kid at that age for SA is Riley Thilthorpe for mine though. He moves unbelievably well for someone his size and is like a 6.30 2k runner. Is brilliant below his knees and spreads as well as any mid. Reminds me a lot of Grundy.
     
  19. Brett1974

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    Are you his dad? You seem to be his biggest advocate
     
  20. Watchfromadistance

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    Nah mate just seen him a lot as a junior has impressed me

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    Go 2 of those four across the line so far. Hopefully Carter gets Rookied and then that is 3 from AC. Pretty good going.

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    Got Carter across the line as cat b rookie to Freo. 3 boys from AC drafted. Good effort.

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    The 2018 U15 and U16's championships have come and gone so this thread will be locked soon and, in its place will be the 2019 version plus a dumping ground for 2020 AFL Draft prospect discussion which will be created in the new year.

    Thank you linesmen.
    Thank you ball boys.
     
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