Player Watch #24: Tom Powell - oink oink

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archereleven

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 7, 2013
11,082
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Cairns
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North Melbourne
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If you are wondering about the credibility of the Rising Star award - just remember, Brent Harvey, despite being a regular player capable of 20 possession and multiple goal games in a good team throughout 1997, and clearly a player of the future, was never nominated.
Yeah but Jizzberts and Blease nominated twice so evens it out. Both powerhouse careers.

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Event Horizon

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Sep 24, 2002
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10,148
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If you are wondering about the credibility of the Rising Star award - just remember, Brent Harvey, despite being a regular player capable of 20 possession and multiple goal games in a good team throughout 1997, and clearly a player of the future, was never nominated.
In saying that, Byron did win it in 1998


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bengrina

Club Legend
Aug 29, 2012
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2,543
West Baltimore
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I'm well aware of how much we love to pump up our young first year players (insert harper, black ect). Whether or not he becomes elite, would Tommy Powell be the highest rated from our drafting over the last 10 years in terms of potential and expectation?
 

Themanbun

Premiership Player
Apr 19, 2019
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I'm well aware of how much we love to pump up our young first year players (insert harper, black ect). Whether or not he becomes elite, would Tommy Powell be the highest rated from our drafting over the last 10 years in terms of potential and expectation?
For me it's still Phillips. Different types of players though. In terms of holding their own against men in their first year, I'd have Powell number 1, ahead of Bastinac. He's got tricks Basti didn't have, who competed mostly through being a running machine.
 

speedy

Premiership Player
Sep 5, 2001
4,962
2,462
Melbourne, VIC
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North Melbourne
I think Powell is the best talent since Wells. The best first year by a rookie since Wells. Some would have LDU ahead in terms of talent but I think it's pretty close.

Nothing is guaranteed, but his potential is that bankable that I'm worried about the SA teams poaching him. They wont be able to resist having a go at him.
 

Hojuman

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May 20, 2012
14,002
39,047
Seoul
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I think Powell is the best talent since Wells. The best first year by a rookie since Wells. Some would have LDU ahead in terms of talent but I think it's pretty close.

Nothing is guaranteed, but his potential is that bankable that I'm worried about the SA teams poaching him. They wont be able to resist having a go at him.


His great VIC. teammates will make sure he has a reason to stay.

and " HEATH " Get the Vic.girlfriend happening mate please !
 

The Dougster

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Dec 12, 2020
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I'm well aware of how much we love to pump up our young first year players (insert harper, black ect). Whether or not he becomes elite, would Tommy Powell be the highest rated from our drafting over the last 10 years in terms of potential and expectation?
You forgot Urquhart
 

Caracas

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Apr 3, 2008
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You forgot Urquhart
There is one other who it’s really too painful to mention. Suffice to say, he could have been our greatest player in the last 20 years but wound up playing computer games with the Saints. He blamed our medical guys - as if that’s ever been a thing...


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