Player Watch #3 Dylan Stephens - Pick 5

mikey_san

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If I recall he got 30 disposals in the last game when played as an inside mid.
Yep 33 I think. He's been in the gym a bit already too.

"Medium midfielder who is a prolific ball winner and creative user of the ball by both hand and foot. He played predominantly on the wing in the early matches of the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships before starring on the inside in the final match against the Allies, gathering 33 disposals in a best on ground performance. "
 

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puke

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As far as combine is concerned he finished 10th in both the 20 metre sprint and the agility run and 3rd on the 2klm time trial. That is very interesting and consistent with his own assessment that he has both speed and stamina.
 

puke

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If you are correct that is promising.
Yes his only game as an inside mid in the under 18 championships was the last game against the allies where he got 33 disposals and was best on ground

And

Throughout the championship he played with a groin strain.
 
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Wayne Swan

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Yes his only game as an inside mid in the under 18 championships was the last game against the allies where he got 33 disposals and was best on ground

And

Throughout the championship he played with a groin strain.
As an inside mid against the Allies with a mid named Green playing for them? Very happy with our selection, got a rare combination of stamina, pace, agility and silky skills!
 

mtooler

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As an inside mid against the Allies with a mid named Green playing for them? Very happy with our selection, got a rare combination of stamina, pace, agility and silky skills!
52.4% kicking efficiency suggests his skills are more akin to, at least he's not Florent kicking skills.
 

Tedeski

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But we’re the most well run club in Australia you always say so why are you judging buddy contract?
I've always been harsh on his recruitment as far as our list issues are concerned.

We are a well run club but that one decision is the one that should be blamed before any other one regarding list management.
In other words, if we criticise the Tippett , Ling, Towers, etc, etc recruitment, we must first be critical of the Buddy recruitment as harming our total list management because it was so extreme & came after the Tippo one. You know I've said this all along.
We are still a well run club because we've been able to zigzag our way through the "rules on the run" & trade ban the AFL have thrown at us to thwart our progress after landing Buddy.

Now am I unhappy we got Buddy?
No way! Great for our off field development as a club, but it has harmed our ability to keep wanted players.
 

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Punts

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I've always been harsh on his recruitment as far as our list issues are concerned.

We are a well run club but that one decision is the one that should be blamed before any other one regarding list management.
In other words, if we criticise the Tippett , Ling, Towers, etc, etc recruitment, we must first be critical of the Buddy recruitment as harming our total list management because it was so extreme & came after the Tippo one. You know I've said this all along.
We are still a well run club because we've been able to zigzag our way through the "rules on the run" & trade ban the AFL have thrown at us to thwart our progress after landing Buddy.

Now am I unhappy we got Buddy?
No way! Great for our off field development as a club, but it has harmed our ability to keep wanted players.
Putting 1million on Tippetts head to keep gws etc away is the biggest mistake the club had made in a decade
 

Corpuscles

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52.4% kicking efficiency at the U18 carnival.

I'm going to try to get excited over time about him, no where near that yet though.

It is all here in the interviews. Do the research

He admits a poor carnival but was named AA. He had and played through groin strain.
Watch his vids several times he passes effectively on his non preferred right often.
When he has time it is pin point.
Stats do not tell the story!. It is where and in what circumstances the kick is made. (Same Dustin Martin and Pat Dangerfield)

Go watch him with a few of the -ve mates on here. Have a beer and complain about it being emptied (being half full) as you drink it.
 

caesar88

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Unfortunately i may be a sceptic.

If he is a Dalrymple selection I am happy as but if a Beatson selection I will have to wait for 3 years to judge.

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Sounds like he was a Beatson selection, but I doubt he made it without Darlymple's input. A selection as important as pick 5 I imagine would need a consensus view from our recruiting team.
 

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