Player Watch #34: Liam McBean

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Will McBean be an AFL standard forward for Richmond ( 150 + games)

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  1. _RT_

    _RT_ Hall Of Famer

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    Name: Liam McBean
    Club: Calder Cannons
    Height: 203cm
    Weight: 84kg
    Position: Ruck/KPP
    Profiles

    Richmond has added another ruck prospect to its list, taking Calder Cannon Liam McBean with pick 33 in the National Draft.

    McBean, standing 203cm, has also shown an ability to play as a key defender through his time in the TAC Cup, and in the National U18 Championships.

    Become a member of Richmond today. ‘The Roar is Back’ in 2013.

    “Liam has played the last two years as a forward/ruckman with the Calder Cannons, combining his time with school football commitments at St Bernard's College,” said Richmond Recruiting Manager Francis Jackson.

    “He is a highly rated young developing ruckman who has also been a member of the AFL AIS Academy in 2011 and 2012.”

    “Liam's strengths are his abilities to read the flow of the game and get to many contests with his running ability.

    “His overhead ruckwork is very good, but his standout feature is his ability to play as an extra midfielder on the ground, making good decisions with the football and damaging with his possessions.

    “Liam is an excellent user of the ball by foot and is a big man who we genuinely want to have the ball in his hands due to his creativity and efficiency.

    “He will be given very chance to develop into the versatile tall at AFL level we think he can be, and will be pushing for his chance in the next few years.”
     

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  2. Jimmybob

    Jimmybob It's coming..

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  3. acr2751

    acr2751 Premium Platinum

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  4. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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  5. _Wang_

    _Wang_ .

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    Who the ??
     
  6. butters86

    butters86 Debutant

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    mr bean ?
     
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  7. _Wang_

    _Wang_ .

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    Good player CNB??
     
  8. TheUndertaker

    TheUndertaker The Phenom from Death Valley

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    Yep. Agile, great hands, good disposal. Should have gone top 20 but clubs are put off at his weight 81kgs.

    He could be the first ever 200cms versatile winger.
     
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  9. Punt_Road_Roar

    Punt_Road_Roar Norm Smith Medallist

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    http://www.afl.com.au/newsviews/dev...isplay/tabid/13144/newsid/150862/default.aspx

     
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  10. peterbuch74

    peterbuch74 Premium Platinum

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    From: Calder Cannons
    Height: 203cm
    Weight: 86Kg
    Position: Ruck / Key Defender

    Lightly framed ruckman/key defender who can win the ball in the air and at ground level. Very agile player who is gifted athletically and makes good decisions with the football. Is an accurate shot for goal when he goes forward. Played mainly as a key defender in 2012 AFL U18s Champs where he’s still developing his game. Dangerous as a tall forward.
     
  11. hectic

    hectic Senior List

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    Please don't remind me of Dean Putt..
     
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  12. rfctiger90

    rfctiger90 Club Legend

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  13. Groupie_

    Groupie_ Born Naked

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  14. Groupie_

    Groupie_ Born Naked

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    If only his name was Mcbain:

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Barnzy

    Barnzy Brownlow Medallist

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    Another undersized tall that lacks a good 15kg+ and not really a true ruckman despite the height. Very odd.
     
  16. theyellowsash

    theyellowsash Norm Smith Medallist

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    Sounds like a bit of a beanpole.....


    and im done.
     
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  17. Madtiger2006

    Madtiger2006 Brownlow Medallist

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    Anyone gonna say welcome? Or we gonna whinge like knobs like most picks every year? :cool:
     
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  18. Tigers69

    Tigers69 Senior List

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    Nickname? McString for mine.
     
  19. rado

    rado All Australian

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    if this guy could put on weight without losing that much speed we could be on a winner. His agility would be impressive for a 185cm midfielder lol
     
  20. freezer

    freezer Team Captain

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    Welcome Liam! Although not sure we'll see him on an AFL field for a few years yet....

    He plays life an agile 193cm kid who's actually 203cm. Takes the game on, knows where to run, a very solid field kick, good tank. Reckon if we can get him up to 95kg he'll be a very versatile player as has attributes that are very hard to teach an 'athlete'.

    Definition of a project tall. :thumbsu:
     
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  21. _Wang_

    _Wang_ .

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    Welcome Liam.. Whilst I don't know much about you mate you are now a tiger and we will back you
     
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  22. Rubber Hips

    Rubber Hips Brownlow Medallist

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    Welcome to the tigers Liam
     
  23. Capitano_Cotch

    Capitano_Cotch Premiership Player

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    Welcome to Tigerland Liam!

    I can already see the headline now after we beat Collingwood in a granny, Jack's kicked 8 and you've kicked 7.

    'Jack and the McBean stalk'

    All the best mate.
     
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  24. THE_GUN

    THE_GUN Brownlow Medallist

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    Very Very happy with this Pick,

    This kid could become anything and i mean anything , Once he puts on another 10-12kgs he will become our full FB/CHB that takes the monster FF or the resting ruckman and can also go foward if we need to throw him up foward.

    My Ideal team would have a 200cm Backman that has the speed and agility that Dustin Fletcher has that can also Play 10-15% in the Ruck or go foward - in 3-4 years time we will have this in Liam McBean and at the time where Chaplin is starting to finish up. GREAT PICK TIGERS
    With 1 Full time Ruckman + Vickery & McBean we will be a very very hard team to match up in the Ruck
     
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  25. Rubber Hips

    Rubber Hips Brownlow Medallist

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    Ah McBean...you've done it again
     
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