Player Watch #21: Capt. Dyson Heppell - Nominated for Mark Of The Year - 1/4

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Re: Dyson Heppell

Quiet last night. Anyone else think that he may not play round one with Hibberd, Hardingham and Dempsey probably ahead of him for a spot in the backline and a number of players ahead for a midfield spot? Although, I only saw the game on TV so wasn't aware of what he was doing defensively last night?
 
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Will be interesting to see whether they play him or not. Sub could be a good idea. Ease him into the real stuff. Wouldn't be shattered seeing him play a game or two for Bendigo to start the season off either. May have been a good idea to rest him in the NAB GF, but ah well.
 

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Will be interesting to see whether they play him or not. Sub could be a good idea. Ease him into the real stuff. Wouldn't be shattered seeing him play a game or two for Bendigo to start the season off either. May have been a good idea to rest him in the NAB GF, but ah well.
Would be pretty short odds.
They stated even before the NAB cup he'd probably get a run - ie, made that call before even knowing how he'd go.
 

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Re: Dyson Heppell

One good thing to come out of the NAB cup was this which me and a mate stumbled on during some insane screaming:

Dyson Heppell -> Hep D -> The Virus

Kick-arse nickname if you ask me - it's definitely contagious anyway.
 
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Re: Dyson Heppell

One good thing to come out of the NAB cup was this which me and a mate stumbled on during some insane screaming:

Dyson Heppell -> Hep D -> The Virus

Kick-arse nickname if you ask me - it's definitely contagious anyway.
there's already a user on here with that name ;)
 
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Heppell is set to make his debut this Sunday against the Bulldogs.
He should quickly prove to be a bargain draft pick!
How does everyone think he will go?
My prediction,
Kicks: 9
Handballs: 12
Marks: 4
Tackles: 6
Frees For: 1
Frees Against: 0
Goals: 1
:thumbsu:
Can't wait to see him become a STAR!!
 

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Just as impressed as I was with Melksham's debut. I think we've got a ****ing gem.

We need to keep recruiting blondes with 1st rounders.
 
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Round 1 Rising star nomination

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Essendon youngster Dyson Heppell wins Rising Star nod
Al Paton Herald Sun March 29, 2011 10:29AM

ESSENDON'S near-perfect start to the season has continued with Dyson Heppell named the season's first nominee for the 2011 Rising Star award.

Heppell won the nod ahead of several well-performed debutants at the weekend including Demon Luke Tapscott, Bulldog Tom Liberatore and Eagle Andrew Gaff.

The 18-year-old Bomber collected 20 disposals across half-back in Essendon's big win against the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

“Dyson is an exceptionally talented footballer who has made a really smooth transition into AFL football," coach James Hird said.
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Discussed in other threads as well:

Round 1 Rising Star Nominations - AFL Main board
Dyson Heppell - Round 1 NAB Rising Star - Essendon team board
 

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Re: Dyson Heppell

Just waiting for the No.21 explosion, will rival No.5 and No.32 (Hird/Watson, back in the day) for popularity on kids jumpers. Thank you gold coast, w.coast, briz and richmond. :thumbsu:
 

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Just waiting for the No.21 explosion, will rival No.5 and No.32 (Hird/Watson, back in the day) for popularity on kids jumpers. Thank you gold coast, w.coast, briz and richmond. :thumbsu:
Can you imagine if the GC recruiters have got it right though? With all the pre-draft signings and all the picks before Heppell it's scary to think how good they might be in 5 years.
 

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Re: Dyson Heppell

Wish we got Atley as well though.
Why? Heppell is 10 times better, I was never one for the Atley fanclub, I hate blokes with questionable footskills. It is why I am happy we went out and drafted blokes who can kick. Dyson is teh 2nd best player in that draft in my view. Did GC stuff up, yes and no. They have a great player in Caddy anyway and they can afford to punt with Bennell at 2. Brisbane and Richmond are the weird ones though.

Heppell showed how good he was today- was he playing his 2nd game or his 200th?:eek:
 

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You not being part of the fanclub is good enough for me. Atley will be a gun
In your view, I had Atley rated in the low teens in my rankings. He has some good attributes to work with- speed and being a genuine mid. However he does have some drawbacks, including disposal efficiency. Atley will be a solid player, I actually like Bastinac, etc from north more though.
 
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I'm still pinching myself we picked up this guy. Seriously, it's unbelievable. It's like had the first pick in the draft. He could be anything, it's so exciting!!!
definately agree Lance,

his marking ability looks just as good as his disposal under pressure reminds me allot of James Hird as he has ability to be calm and collected very impressive.
 
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