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eDPS write-up from the weekend for those interested...

 

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This year really is a tricky year for Draft night for Freo, firstly the points deficit is going to slap us around 3-4 spots.

Then the Covid slap around, is essentially hiding the VIC players, and determining who has progressed, and who has regressed since last year.

The Combine invites is probably not surprisingly full of VIC’s as it’s about the only way to get current metrics on them.

The metrics will give an idea of those that have put in the effort and hence likely to be self motivated. That’s about the only upside.

I’m a big fan of best available. The trick more than ever this year is the determination of best available. The top 4-5 seems easy enough after that it’s a bit of a crap shoot!

I will leave the cobblering to cobblers.
 

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Can't wait...



 
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Interesting to see Chris Walker has made the squad, considering he hasn't had much exposure/form this year.
 

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Jed Kemp and Alvarez unlucky to miss, neither are really AFL standard but they've both been consistently good this year.

Next years NGA crop has either not been exposed to WAFL level enough/stuck at PSA (Jesse Motlop, Dallas McAdam, Seth Connor) or not putting up the best numbers in the world (Riley Colborne)

Bit disappointed Kobe Farmer didn't get a look, has been good all year
 

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I've liked Warner's game so far. Walker has done a couple of good things but dropped an absolute sitter chest mark 20 out directly in front so should have 2 goals to his name.
Johnson is a footballer. Not sure he projects as AFL but he should be a very good WAFL player at least.
They're the only ones that have stood out to me so far really.
 

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I've liked Warner's game so far. Walker has done a couple of good things but dropped an absolute sitter chest mark 20 out directly in front so should have 2 goals to his name.
Johnson is a footballer. Not sure he projects as AFL but he should be a very good WAFL player at least.
They're the only ones that have stood out to me so far really.
You mean Chris Walker I presume?
 

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The 10 players who will shape WAFL colts finals
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Sat, 19 September 2020 10:36AMComments

WAFL colts writer Jordan McArdle looks at the 10 players who will shape the finals series.

Heath Chapman (West Perth)
West Perth showed last week how much more organised they are down back with skipper Heath Chapman in the side.

Fresh of his league debut, the intercept-marking defender was it his brilliant best as the Falcons finished their home-and-away season with a hard-fought win over Subiaco.
The Aaron Naughton-like talent’s rebounding impact is second to none, with his booming right boot so reliable heading into attack.
He’s got arguably the best set of hands in the competition and moves so well around the ground, getting in the right spots.
Heath Chapman was best-afield in his return to colts after a promising league debut.

Heath Chapman was best-afield in his return to colts after a promising league debut. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The Sunday Times
Joel Western (Claremont)
The Claremont speedster, who had a bit of Richmond premiership star Shai Bolton about him, is building nicely following a mid-season leg issue.
He’s been split between the midfield and forward-line in recent weeks, but should spent increased time in the engine room.
Western was best-afield the last time the Tigers and Lions met back in round one, with a game-high 29 possessions to go with four tackles and a goal in the hard-fought win.

Cameron Anderson will be an important addition for Claremont’s midfield setup following a stint in the reserves, adding run and carry on the outside.

Joel Western, Tyler Brockman, Heath Chapman and Taj Woewodin are primed for a big WAFL colts finals series.

Joel Western, Tyler Brockman, Heath Chapman and Taj Woewodin are primed for a big WAFL colts finals series.
Tyler Brockman (Subiaco)
Tyler Brockman is a match-winner who just oozes X-Factor.

The Lions missed their explosive midfielder-forward in the final round against West Perth and will welcome him back with open arms in Sunday’s second semi-final against Claremont.

Brockman, the nephew of former Docker/Sun Greg Broughton, does his best work as a high half-forward but can also pinch hit as an inside midfielder to provide a spark.

Keep an eye out for Tyler Brockman.

Keep an eye out for Tyler Brockman.
Jack Avery (Claremont)
Avery is the Heath Chapman equivalent of Claremont’s back six.

The 18-year-old draft hopeful has been racking up midfielder-like numbers across half-back, averaging 22.5 possessions and six marks.

The intercept-marking machine is growing in confidence by the week and is an integral part of the stingiest defence in the competition.

Corey Rundle (West Perth)
Rundle is heating up for finals.

The colts competition’s leading goal-kicker, who booted 23 majors across the regular season, had an “almost” day against Subiaco last week.

He booted three goals in an impressive performance but could’ve had seven, finishing with a wayward 3.4.

Rundle moves well on the lead, has a great set of hands and is usually deadly with his set shot, and will no doubt cause nightmares for the East Fremantle defence ahead of Sunday’s do-or-die semi-final.

Callum Johnson (West Perth)
The big-bodied Falcons ball magnet is back in a huge boost for his side’s flag hopes.

Johnson was arguably the premier midfielder in the competition in the first five rounds of the colts season, averaging a touch under 30 possessions.

His form was so strong, he played the final three games of the home-and-away season in the reserves.

He is a beast in the clearances and provides a strong body inside, combining so well with ruckman Michael Mallard.

Taj Woewodin (East Fremantle)
Woewodin is the young man who needs to step up in the absence of gun midfielder Jack Carroll, just like he did late against Swan Districts.

The son of Brownlow medallist Shane was a welcome addition to the Sharks’ line-up for the final home-and-away round after his PSA commitments with Aquinas College finished up.

He is a strong leader, a classy ball user by foot and can play across half-back or in the midfield.

Has been named on-ball, but is likely to rotate with starting half-back flanker Finn Gorringe.

Taj Woewodin has had a fantastic season at PSA and WAFL colts levels.

Taj Woewodin has had a fantastic season at PSA and WAFL colts levels. Credit: Phil Elliott/Pixell Photography
Jack Williams (East Fremantle)
He started the season down back, but now Williams has become the star of the show in the Sharks’ forward-line.

One of WA’s top draft prospects for 2021, the 193cm swingman has nine majors in four games since getting moved into attack by coach Adrian Ricciardello.

His best performance of the season came against Sunday’s opponent West Perth back in round six, booting 4.2 in East Freo’s upset win.

He has been named at centre-half forward once again.

Lachlan Vanirsen (Subiaco)
What a season Lachlan Vanirsen has put together in the Lions’ midfield.

Vanirsen is such a consistent performer, finds so much of the footy and uses it well going into attack.

Subiaco’s potent attack will be looking for silver service from their midfield brigade of Vanirsen, Matt Johnson and Jed Kemp.

The 17-year-old was one of the Lions’ best last time they faced Claremont in round one with 25 touches, seven marks, six tackles and a goal.

Kalin Lane (Claremont)
The 204cm beanpole out of Denmark-Walpole has shown glimpses of his enormous potential in his first full season at Claremont.

When Lane is at his damaging best, he has shades of Brodie Grundy about him in the way he acts as an extra midfielder and follows up his own ruck work.

If Claremont is to win the midfield battle against the likes of Subiaco, West Perth and East Fremantle, their No.1 ruckman will be the key.

Fellow Great Southern product Kieran Gowdie provides a handy pinch-hitting option, spending the majority of his time up forward.
 

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Colin Young's son is good at getting his hands on the ball but just terrible disposal. Sums up quite a few players for Claremont actually. Think they will struggle against East Freo if they end up with the win v Subi.
 

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Van Rooyen's hands are so good.

and a great run down tackle in the 50. Really like this kid. Has a fair bit of that KPF attitude as well.
 

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The Walkers both a great last quarter, as did the whole EF team but they were a massive part of it. Particularly Brandon who repelled so many WP attacks along with Finn Gorringe who just looks a footballer. Smooth moving, evasive and smart.
I was surprised to see Haddows stats after the game as I didn’t catch seeing so many possessions. He’s a very well built unit and was dragged to full back a lot by the Falcons to supposedly keep him out of the play which at the ground I thought was effective but obviously not.
The best part of the result was that Alvaro (number 2 for WP) parents were absolutely feral during the game with their foul language and uneducated abuse of the umpires, particularly the female one, so it was sweet justice that they didn’t get to see their son win. You can take people out of the bush but you can’t always take the bush out of the people.

Overall, the Walkers will be fine pick ups and so too Haddow if we get him. Very happy with their games.
 

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