Player Watch #34: Liam McBean

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

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Pepi Fusco

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For those in Adelaide this weekend for the AFL clash get down to Glenelg oval on Saturday afternoon at 2.10pm to watch Liam McBean play for the Glenelg tigers. He is currently second on the SANFL goal kicking ladder.
 

Damon_3388

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McBean is currently the leading goalkicker in the SANFL, with 40 majors from 13 games (at an excellent 74% accuracy) for the top-placed Glenelg Tigers. Also led the VFL in goalkicking as a 20/21 year old in 2015.

Still only 25 by the end of this year. Could he have a future at AFL level, even as a Rookie pick? What was the knock of him during his time on Richmond's list? I seem to remember a fair bit of hype, that never really amounted to regular senior opportunities.
 

Toadvine

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McBean is currently the leading goalkicker in the SANFL, with 40 majors from 13 games (at an excellent 74% accuracy) for the top-placed Glenelg Tigers. Also led the VFL in goalkicking as a 20/21 year old in 2015.

Still only 25 by the end of this year. Could he have a future at AFL level, even as a Rookie pick? What was the knock of him during his time on Richmond's list? I seem to remember a fair bit of hype, that never really amounted to regular senior opportunities.
The knock on him is that he's a 200+cm 3rd tall forward. He's got great footy nous but lacks the strength to use his size to his advantage, which is why he barely ever takes a contested mark. Is not very competitive in the ruck either.

Things may have changed this season but those were his issues when he was with us.

He's basically a small forward stuck in a 200cm body.
 

Damon_3388

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The knock on him is that he's a 200+cm 3rd tall forward. He's got great footy nous but lacks the strength to use his size to his advantage, which is why he barely ever takes a contested mark. Is not very competitive in the ruck either.

Things may have changed this season but those were his issues when he was with us.

He's basically a small forward stuck in a 200cm body.
Sounds very Eric Hipwood-esque. Kind of like "what's the point of being 6'7"-6'8", when you don't really use it?"
 

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Grockadoc

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Sounds very Eric Hipwood-esque. Kind of like "what's the point of being 6'7"-6'8", when you don't really use it?"
Biggest knock was he was too timid. Shied away from contests, didn't put his body on the line and basically played as a small forward in a ruckman's body. Much better when the ball hit the deck than in the air.
 

telsor

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The knock on him is that he's a 200+cm 3rd tall forward. He's got great footy nous but lacks the strength to use his size to his advantage, which is why he barely ever takes a contested mark. Is not very competitive in the ruck either.

Things may have changed this season but those were his issues when he was with us.

He's basically a small forward stuck in a 200cm body.

Dean Putt 2.0

Although for a while I had dreams of Putt playing as a 200cm wingman...
 

Pomsta

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His biggest knock was that he was a lazy bastard that wasn't willing to put in the hard yards in pre-season to reach the next level. If he has turned his attitude around then would be a good pick-up.
 

dustysnecktattoo

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McBean is currently the leading goalkicker in the SANFL, with 40 majors from 13 games (at an excellent 74% accuracy) for the top-placed Glenelg Tigers. Also led the VFL in goalkicking as a 20/21 year old in 2015.

Still only 25 by the end of this year. Could he have a future at AFL level, even as a Rookie pick? What was the knock of him during his time on Richmond's list? I seem to remember a fair bit of hype, that never really amounted to regular senior opportunities.
He was a figjam! Apparently strut around the place as though he won 10 Coleman’s before he had even made his debut
 

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