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

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Well done Dyson, second place in the Crichton Medal. For a guy that apparently stagnated according to a few people that is pretty good, I for one think he improved if anything. The future is looking good, nice transition into the midfield this year and will only get better.
 

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When he heard that most new players have some sort of second year blues, he took that to mean he could only finish second in the Best and Fairest.

Great effort, although helped that he was fairly durable where others were not.
 
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Second place in the Crichton Medal...

But yeah, still soft and overrated...

Zaharakis finished 6th despite missing like 10 games... LOL. But yeah apparently he isn't very good either.
 
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- Second in club Best & Fairest
- 1st in ALFCA Rising Star

- Worst on BigFooty, ever! Shorsteppell lulz ATLEY! ATLEY! guys? LOOK AT US! ATLEY

Hard to know who to believe.
 

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- Second in club Best & Fairest
- 1st in ALFCA Rising Star

- Worst on BigFooty, ever! Shorsteppell lulz ATLEY! ATLEY! guys? LOOK AT US! ATLEY

Hard to know who to believe.
To be fair, you’re completely ignoring Atley’s achievements.

He did make the final of the GF sprint.
 

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In all seriousness though, it's a shame they're such flogs. I like Atley, will be a fine operator of the football game.
Same here.

I don't mind North's list; in fact, I've been pretty big on it for a while, stating that their midfield and flank strength, combined with Scott's coaching, would have them challenging around 2014.

Love watching Harper, too.

But yeah, you log on here and remember how, if given the opportunity, you'd love to smack around most of their posters.
 

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Same here.

I don't mind North's list; in fact, I've been pretty big on it for a while, stating that their midfield and flank strength, combined with Scott's coaching, would have them challenging around 2014.

Love watching Harper, too.

But yeah, you log on here and remember how, if given the opportunity, you'd love to smack around most of their posters.
I don't see how Scott is that good. Prefer Longmire, Lyon, Worsfold, Clarkson, Malthouse, C Scott, Hird and even Hardwick. He's got a seriously talented list, had no major injuries this year, a dream draw and just scraped into the 8, essentially making up the numbers.

And their defence is bog average. No real height, and only a couple of players who are quick across the turf in Wright and Atley, who is apparently going into the midfield next year.

Could be a better side if they get Gillies from the cats when they trade McIntosh there
 
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I don't know how we can conclusively say that B Scott is better than C Scott. The context of what both inherited is very important.

It's a bit like people saying "hurr durr Port Adelaide passed over Chris Scott" - No shit, but there are no guarantees that Scott would have done dramatically better than Primus.
 

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I don't know how we can conclusively say that B Scott is better than C Scott. The context of what both inherited is very important.

It's a bit like people saying "hurr durr Port Adelaide passed over Chris Scott" - No shit, but there are no guarantees that Scott would have done dramatically better than Primus.
Yeah, I guess that's true. I still rate Chris higher, he actually used Geelong's talent better than Brad does North's
 

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Norths list is overrated, not enough depth and too many holes at the moment and it got found out very late in the season.

They are in a pretty similar position to us except i see our backline and forward line much stronger in the future.

Anyway back to Heppell, big achievement to have come second. His year was actually very good and very consistent when he went into the midfield. I dont think hes an elite endurance runner yet is he? so hes not likely to rack up the 25-30 possession avg yet. Hes very creative and impacting with ball in hand, needs to add more offensive skills to his game.

I think he could potentially be learning off his master next year in Goddard. I think he was compared to him a little before the draft and will be interesting to see how Goddard coming in impacts his position. I think it was pretty clear that the club wants to get him in the midfield/onball division so i see that continuing next year.

Ive said it before but id like to see more attack. Id like to see him as a high half forward who rotates into an onball position hopefully he kicks 15~ goals next year would add another bow to his already great game.
 

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He had a consistent year, but I still feel he was better in his debut year, not having to play in the midfield.

Still 2nd in the B and F, regardless of injuries to others, is super impressive.
 

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Where are all the Essendon posters that were bagging out Heppell's form this year? I was scoffed at when I said he was in the best form of his short career.
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Not many had Heppell coming 2nd - Like not many had Zaharakis winning in 2011.

My experience is that there is always a surprise in the Top 4 in the B and F.

Hocking came 2nd in 2010 - It happens.
 

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Not many had Heppell coming 2nd - Like not many had Zaharakis winning in 2011.

My experience is that there is always a surprise in the Top 4 in the B and F.

Hocking came 2nd in 2010 - It happens.
What's your point and what does it have to do with my post?
 

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I think we are arguing with air atm. Heppell is a gun, will be an out and out champion if he stays on the park. Truly special player, no worries and still 12 years more to watch him grow and develop.

Clearly the best young player in the league Bar None.
 
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