Normally I would agree, but this kid is 88kg in a 178cm frame. Sam Walsh did bloody well last year who is taller (6cm pffft) but an extra 8kg heavier.He has never played against Men, so he isn’t above any of them right now... forgot he is probably behind Crowden as well.
Playing U18’s is one thing, stepping up to bigger bodies, experienced hands is a totally different game!
going to cop a bit for this but I used to watch a fair bit of WC back in the day (before I saw the light - came from a bball background like Pendelbury and jackson so what did I know) and watching the extended highlights and everything else I can find on him, Serong plays a lot like I remember of DKerr.Serong fits a Prestia and/or Zorko kind of mould and I don't think too many would mind (in a footy sense) having either of those running around for Freo. Being good mates with Young is a big tick. Not only helping with both settling in for the longer term, but also in a mini-on field connection sense to, having played a bit of footy together.
Yeh I see that, hope he stays well clear of the white line!going to cop a bit for this but I used to watch a fair bit of WC back in the day (before I saw the light - came from a bball background like Pendelbury and jackson so what did I know) and watching the extended highlights and everything else I can find on him, Serong plays a lot like I remember of DKerr.
Inside mid, if the balls anywhere near him he's into it or a tackle, clean hands in tight, knows what he wants to do with it, strong mark against taller opponents, loves to back himself for a goal from fifty. I know, so wrong (I hope he doesn't like fire), but so right too.
Carter looked miles off AFL standard to me in his games. Showed some glimpses but you wouldn't dare play him in a final. Agree O'Reilly is nowhere near it either, but we don't have the option of putting him as Cat B.I don’t necessarily think Carter should be Category B. He’s more likely to play games than Dillon O’Reilly and probably any player we pick tomorrow who isn’t a mature ager.
It’s all about what’s best for our list going forward. I’m not overly confident Meek is satisfactory back up to Darcy (by himself anyway - I want to option of Lobb the forward at all times) so I’d rather get the extra ruck.
I'm not a fan of any of the DFA. We already have strong competition for spots 15-22 in our team and plenty enough mature players.I personally see Lobb as our first ruck for 2020
But do agree freo need a Ruckman
Is Nick Robertson from Brisbane worth a look too?
Dual sidedness a real feature of our drafting this year.Im miles off being a doubter obviously, but ther reason why I like him more than most is because ive at least seen him play once in a full game. I saw one game on the afl app. Vic Country versus South Australia. Below is the summary of that game.
Serong was fantastic. His kicking under pressure still needs work, but his long kicking in space is terrific at times. He is also great on his non preferred left foot. Had ten tackles in the game I saw and applies wonderful pressure. I know he has been compared to Grey, but at underage level he reminds me more of a cross between Devon Smith and Lachie Neal. He has Smith's terrific pressure, long kicking, decent speed and Neale's in and under work. Too early to tell if he will be able to do that at afl level, but the impressive thing Ive noticed is how hard he pushes himself to win contests at underage level. Also think he will end up a better athlete than plenty in the draft. He moves well now, but hell drop a bit of weight and become more explosive once he joins in afl training.
Meanwhile apparently Young was the most popular choice to be taken at pick 3 according to a survey done on the head afl recruiters with the names being withheld of who had what opinion. He can kick both sides as well .Actually so can Henry. Im seeing a pattern developing here.