Player Watch #3 Dylan Stephens - Pick 5

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Heeney2Franklin

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But it was the work rate of the ‘Josh Kelly clone’ that impressed Dixon the most.

“His work rate is superb. His work rate both ways to defend and assist with what is happening up the field (is outstanding),” he said.

The left footer ended with a game-high 33 disposals and nine clearances to push his chances for All-Australian selection.

“He’s dominated and (his) efficiency is a highlight,” Hawthorn great Ben Dixon said at half time on Fox Footy, with Stephens racking up 17 disposals at 70 per cent.

“He’s got that beautiful little left foot,” Leigh Montagna added.

“He continues to run hard all day, accumulate the footy and kick on both feet, (he’s) just a clever user who can find the footy.”
 

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Here's another interview from earlier this year, seems like a great lad with his head screwed on properly


Ps. that LJ kid should be the only person allowed to interview AFL players ever at any time
Great interview. I like that he's a skinny kid who can play at senior level against men. Fear of being crunched is a great teacher.
 

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Even if he doesn't, a NEAFL apprenticeship would not be such a bad thing for Stephens. His fellow South Australians Hewett and Dawson had decent stints in the NEAFL before getting regular senior games, and when they eventually did they looked comfortable at the level. On the other hand my one qualm with the NEAFL is that I'm not sure it helps outside players with their development, if only because it's so easy for them to dominate at that level and then they struggle to adapt when they don't have the time and space at the highest level. See: Stoddart, McInerney, Hiscox
This is so annoying given he's from Red Cliffs in Victoria. *sigh*
 

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Commerce degress are utterly pointless.

But welcome to Sydney!
Ted Richards may disagree

While playing for the Swans, Richards completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of NSW and a Master of Applied Finance at Kaplan University, completing internships with Citigroup and Airlie Funds Management alongside stockpicker John Sevior. After retiring from AFL football, he joined automated investment company Six Park as Director of Business Development. Via his podcast "The Richards Report"[, Ted regularly discusses finance and investing themes with notable Australian influencers.
He credits his interest in finance to the book “One Up On Wall Street” by Peter Lynch, which he received as a gift from his father at age 17.

 
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Ticky009

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Ted Richards may disagree

While playing for the Swans, Richards completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of NSW and a Master of Applied Finance at Kaplan University, completing internships with Citigroup and Airlie Funds Management alongside stockpicker John Sevior. After retiring from AFL football, he joined automated investment company Six Park as Director of Business Development. Via his podcast "The Richards Report"[, Ted regularly discusses finance and investing themes with notable Australian influencers.
He credits his interest in finance to the book “One Up On Wall Street” by Peter Lynch, which he received as a gift from his father at age 17.

Exactly. Contacts:D
 

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Ted Richards may disagree

While playing for the Swans, Richards completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of NSW and a Master of Applied Finance at Kaplan University, completing internships with Citigroup and Airlie Funds Management alongside stockpicker John Sevior. After retiring from AFL football, he joined automated investment company Six Park as Director of Business Development. Via his podcast "The Richards Report"[, Ted regularly discusses finance and investing themes with notable Australian influencers.
He credits his interest in finance to the book “One Up On Wall Street” by Peter Lynch, which he received as a gift from his father at age 17.

Business Development is....sales.

Don't need a high school education for that ,let alone for an automated investment company that relies on simulations / algorithms for doing trades.
 

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Josh Kelly when drafted 182cm 73kg.
Stephens listed as 183cm 69kg (but other reports of up to 73kg as well).

Stephens has been referred to as a “Josh Kelly clone”.

He played 18 games in 2014 for the Giants.

See no reason why Stephens won’t play a fair bit of senior footy in 2020.
 

Wolftone

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Even if he doesn't, a NEAFL apprenticeship would not be such a bad thing for Stephens. His fellow South Australians Hewett and Dawson had decent stints in the NEAFL before getting regular senior games, and when they eventually did they looked comfortable at the level. On the other hand my one qualm with the NEAFL is that I'm not sure it helps outside players with their development, if only because it's so easy for them to dominate at that level and then they struggle to adapt when they don't have the time and space at the highest level. See: Stoddart, McInerney, Hiscox
Jack Hiscox simply was not good enough. McInnerney and Stoddart will both be OK. Yes they get far too much time at that level due to there not being too many that can run them down. Hopefully they can all put together some great senior performances.

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Would tear the private schools comp apart.
I reckon Dylan would have been pick in mid teens most other years.
I certainly don't see him having the impact of last years 5,6 or 7 in Rozee, King and Smith at Dogs.
And I sure as sheet don't hold much store in looking good in the SANFL.
It'll be up to his dedication and development I guess - and he seems to have the qualities to give that a crack.
Wishing him well.
Really hope he succeeds.
Why don't you hold much value in SANFL? No different to VFL. In fact the standard is quite high.

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