List Mgmt. 2022 Young Talent Time

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Interested to know where posters think Johnson "should" have gone.
Five to fifteen in my opinion.

I suspected at the time that he indicated he would be looking to return to WA after his contract and it scared off a few teams but Hawthorn were considering him at their first pick for a reason.

Erasmus is a workhorse but doesn't have the polish, Johnson has the polish but didn't have the same body of work shown. You can add hard work to polish, you can't add polish to hard work. The two work perfectly together, if we have contested marks at half forward and Erasmus can't handball to Johnson to hit a target on the lead then Erasmus can kick it as long as possible to where his forwards will expect him to then create a contest.

Winning the ball is really valuable. Using the ball is really valuable. Johnson being able to do both will be very exciting.
 

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PSA footy: Wesley College comes from behind to win top-of-the-table clash against Hale School​

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Thu, 23 June 2022 5:21PM
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Wesley captain Will Cassidy was one of the better players on ground.


Wesley captain Will Cassidy was one of the better players on ground. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

Wesley College have recovered from a slow start to knock off Hale School in a top-of-the-table PSA clash at Rossiter Oval on Thursday.
Wesley booted eight goals to one in the second half to overcome a 25-point deficit and prevail by 30 - 10.12 (72) to 6.6 (42) - as they hunt their first Alcock Cup title since 2011.
Both schools were 6-1 heading into the clash with the result putting Wesley (7-1) outright top ahead of two-time reigning premiers Scotch College (5-1) and Hale (6-2).
Talented utility Kaleb Smith was everywhere for the home side in a best-afield performance, racking up the clearances and delivering the ball with class inside 50 in tough conditions.
Will Cassidy, who captained the side in draft fancy Reuben Ginbey’s absence, was another important midfield performer, while Aiden O’Driscoll provided a second-half spark with his elite running on the outside and creativity in attack.
O’Driscoll took a stunning mark deep in attack late in the third quarter in one of the highlights of the day before converting his close-range set shot and put the result to bed with his second with a few minutes left.
Will Beggs also majors while speedster Mitch Miller was another handful up forward.
Hale enjoyed red-hot start with three goals to none in the opening term and another after quarter-time before Wesley finally had their first at the nine-minute mark of the second through Max Nield’s classy snap.
Captain Harry Cole, one of his school’s best, responded with a huge long-range goal on the run before the home side started to get on top without a great deal to show for it on the scoreboard, still trailing by 19 at the main break.
That deficit was erased within 13 minutes of the second half as Wesley straightened up in front of the sticks and never looked back.
Aside from Cole, vice-captain Callum Smith battled hard down back, Jack Beggs kicked two first-half majors, Rudy Webster did some good things and ruck duo Alex Perin and Pat Hart competed well.
Round nine of PSA action continues on Saturday with Scotch looking to continue their ways after a bye when they travel to Christ Church, while Guildford hosts Trinity.
 

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PSA footy: Guildford wins first game of the season against Trinity, Dockers NGA talent shines for Scotch​

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Sun, 26 June 2022 2:10PM
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Guildford celebrate during their drought-breaking win over Trinity.


Guildford celebrate during their drought-breaking win over Trinity. Credit: Jessica Tweed

There were emotional scenes at Guildford Grammar after the school broke through for its first win of the PSA season.
After seven consecutive losses to start to the year, Guildford got over the line by eight points in a thriller against Trinity College on Saturday - 9.11 (65) to 8.9 (57).
“Very proud” first-year coach Mark McGough admitted he got a bit emotional in the rooms post-match.
“Kids in the room were in tears, some of the older boys and the boarders who have been around for a while, I was a bit emotional myself,” McGough said.
“It was a really big effort from the boys. I’m just really proud of them.
“We played well for three quarters, I’m not sure what was happening in the first quarter so I gave them a little bit of a bake and the boys responded.
It was one of those cases where all the boys tried really hard, did all of those second and third effort and defensive efforts, continued to take risks and won those hard balls.
“It takes a while getting to know the boys and know how they play and for the older boys who board together and live together, it was really special for them.”

Lewis Zolnier-Owens was the hero up forward with a monster haul of 5.5, which could have easily been more, while Nathan Dunne added two.
Captain Luke Kelly continued his consistent season in the midfield with the help of Year 11 Tom Taylor, the younger brother of GWS Giant Sam, who enjoyed his best game of the year.

Guildford captain Luke Kelly gets a handball away during his school's breakthrough win over Trinity.


Guildford captain Luke Kelly gets a handball away during his school's breakthrough win over Trinity. Credit: Jessica Tweed
For Trinity, Trent Laufer had a breakout three-goal game and Josh Strohmeier was also important up forward.
Midfield pair Christian Tot and Max York fought hard all day, likewise with James Watson and Kaleb Rodriguez down back.
In the other Saturday game, two-time reigning champs Scotch College easily accounted for Christ Church Grammar School by 51 points - 14.10 (94) to 6.7 (43).
Fremantle Next Generation Academy talent Jett Sibosado was exciting as a rebounding defender, Tyler Messina booted three goals and Matthew Galjaardt stood out in the midfield for the victors.
Round 10 started on Thursday with Wesley College blowing away Hale School after half-time to go outright top of the ladder with a game in hand over Scotch.
Wesley booted eight goals to one in the second half to overcome a 25-point deficit and prevail by 30 - 10.12 (72) to 6.6 (42) - as they hunt their first Alcock Cup title since 2011.
 

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PSA footy: Wayward Scotch College go equal top after beating improved Guildford Grammar​

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Wed, 29 June 2022 6:45PM
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Guildford Grammar's Matt Dellar tussles with Scotch College ruck Coen Livingstone.


Guildford Grammar's Matt Dellar tussles with Scotch College ruck Coen Livingstone. Credit: Mandy Zolnier

Scotch College have gone into the school holiday break equal-top of the PSA ladder after surviving a scare for a 35-point win over Guildford at home on Wednesday.
The two-time reigning champs prevailed 13.19 (97) to 9.8 (62) for their seventh win of the season to match fellow Alcock Cup contenders Wesley College’s 7-1 record and go one ahead of Hale School’s 6-2.
Scotch were on top of all facets of the game for longer, from clearances to inside 50s and scoring shots, but struggled with inaccuracy in front of the sticks to keep Guildford in it.
Guildford cut the margin back to 10 points early in the second half after kicking back-to-back goals, including a stunner from the boundary line from in-form key forward Lewis Zolnier-Owens, after winning some important centre clearances.
Zolnier-Owens backed up his five majors in Saturday’s breakthrough win over Trinity College with another three, two of those from near-impossible angles.

Guildford Grammar's Lewis Zolnier-Owens takes a strong mark during his three-goal performance against Scotch College.


Guildford Grammar's Lewis Zolnier-Owens takes a strong mark during his three-goal performance against Scotch College. Credit: Mandy Zolnier
Livewire Tyler Messina (three goals) helped extinguish a brave fightback from the visitors with a brilliant running goal and another from a set shot before three-quarter time.

The East Fremantle colt, who was best on ground, also had an impact in the midfield when he got a run in there as a pinch-hitter.

Ed Graham continued his brilliant season down back, taking several intercept marks and connecting well with the midfield with his booming left foot.

Scotch's Tyler Messina starred in the second half. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian
Spearhead Joe Matthews was dominant up forward early, taking three contested mark inside 50 in the opening term alone to go with two goals, while Mason Ness (two) popped up late.
Guildford, had their moments with captain Luke Kelly leading from the front once again, West Coast Next Generation Academy talent Oscar Hine-Baston providing a midfield spark after half-time to go with his early goal, Matt Dellar showcasing his speed on the outside and Oliver Sills contributing two final-quarter majors.
 

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