Player Watch #34: Liam McBean

Discussion in 'Tiger Sanctuary' started by _RT_, Nov 22, 2012.

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

  1. No

  2. Yes

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  2. 3rdManUp

    3rdManUp Premium Gold

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Arsenal, Maroons
    Sep 6, 2012
    2,322
    Gold Coast
    Quite right ol chap, quite right
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  3. plough

    plough All Australian

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    tigers
    Jun 22, 2005
    711
    3121
    flicka mcbean

    keeping the ladies content
     
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  4. Harmichael

    Harmichael Suspended

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Whoever's playing Carlton.
    Apr 21, 2012
    4,116
    I dunno, looks quite a similar build to a bloke that's turned out to be pretty handy for your mob over the last two decades.:rolleyes:


    Can ya blame him?:oops:
     
  5. Slattery_20

    Slattery_20 Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
    Aug 16, 2006
    23,387
    My house
    That line has been trotted out for about a thousand footballers over the years - there's still only ever been one.
     
  6. theflea

    theflea Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Feb 16, 2010
    22,101
    victoria
    haha you do really have an opinion on everything dont you mate.
     
  7. Harmichael

    Harmichael Suspended

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Whoever's playing Carlton.
    Apr 21, 2012
    4,116
    So we're probably overdue for another one then.

    Typical Bummer fan - they love to talk up their list and run down ours -well everyone's - but mainly ours. Obsessed with us they are - even though we've never had any real rivalry -bar one all-in brawl back in the 70's, when we were good and they were shit- before Sheedy tried to manufacture one with a stupid gimmick game we're forced to play every year.
     
  8. Nuffers

    Nuffers Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
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    NHL: Canucks, NFL: Bengals
    Feb 14, 2012
    7,673
    2,631kms North of The G
    Refresh
    http://www.afl.com.au/news/rivalryround/essendonvrichmond/tabid/14628/default.aspx
     
  9. Nuffers

    Nuffers Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
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  10. Harmichael

    Harmichael Suspended

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Whoever's playing Carlton.
    Apr 21, 2012
    4,116
    I hadn't read your post before I added that.

    Surprised that link doesn't include the '95 semi.

    Scum & Filth are our true rivals - Essendon are a distant third if anything. We've only played them in one Grand Final back in 1943 which we won - unlike the other two, our succesful eras have never really coincided, at least not in living memory. ( '95 & '01 are two seasons seperated by six years, not an era)
     
  11. Nuffers

    Nuffers Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
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    Feb 14, 2012
    7,673
    2,631kms North of The G
    I remember the 74 one it was huge.
     

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  12. peejay

    peejay Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
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    Richmond
    Oct 18, 2002
    11,906
    2 torps from the MCG
  13. Groupie_

    Groupie_ Born Naked

    Richmond
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    Richmond VFL
    Jul 19, 2010
    57,048
    Safeway Carpark
    I stand by my comments that the Bummers don't have any true rivals.

    Pies one was created in the 90s.
    Blues one was nothing before the late 90s.
    Tiges one is from the brawl only and now Dreamtime.

    Their true rival is probably Hawthorn :oops:
     
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  14. BedrockLP

    BedrockLP Team Captain

    Richmond
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    Liverpool, Yankees, Jazz, Dolphins
    Jul 10, 2009
    328
    That free kick on the wing in the dying moments of 1995 draw to them that allowed them to kick back in and goal to level, is still in the worst 3 decisions ever made in AFL football.

    I am struggling to think of the other 2 but don't want to exagerate :)
     
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  15. BedrockLP

    BedrockLP Team Captain

    Richmond
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    Liverpool, Yankees, Jazz, Dolphins
    Jul 10, 2009
    328
    Back to topic, really like the early look of McBean. A ruckman with good kicking skills is a great start and worth putting on the list for a few years to see if he develops enough as he puts size on
     
  16. freezer

    freezer Team Captain

    Richmond
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    The mighty MUFC
    Oct 25, 2007
    454
    Melbourne
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  17. sregit

    sregit Club Legend

    Richmond
    Feb 9, 2012
    1,126
    Hawthorn
    I can understand McBean being listed as a ruck, however, it's his run ,tackling and run on that is the highlight of this guys game. For the first couple of years at Richmond I think if he's good enough we should consider playing this guy as a utility type. Tall winger who goes forward in spells, back occasionally if required. Kid could be a real weapon! Instead of parking him in the reserves to put on weight and developer as a ruck, use him if he is up to it. Ray Hall type but with a lot more potential IMO.
     
  18. peejay

    peejay Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
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    Oct 18, 2002
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    Well the kid himself has said he was a richmond supporter so i was wr, wr , wro ,wro.
     
  19. tigs2010

    tigs2010 Hall of Famer

    Richmond
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    Heat
    Oct 15, 2009
    41,808
    Melbourne
    :p :thumbsu:
     
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  20. Madtiger2006

    Madtiger2006 Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
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    Dec 18, 2005
    17,920
    land of the grey and pink
    Mcbean is 87kg and 203cm. So he has a bit of weight on him for an 18 year old
     
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  21. Capitano_Cotch

    Capitano_Cotch Premiership Player

    Richmond
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    Juventus FC
    Oct 18, 2008
    3,556
    Melbourne
    Speaks very well for a young guy.
    Impressive.
    Didn't seem at all phased by being in front of the camera and this is a good thing for his AFL career.
     
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  22. Bojangles17

    Bojangles17 Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    May 17, 2004
    24,182
    Punt Rd
    Yea, like theres only ever been one decent tall skinny fella, :rolleyes: ....tell us another one
     
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  23. Cotcho

    Cotcho Premiership Player

    Richmond
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    Liverpool
    Jul 4, 2012
    3,269
    I'll give him a chance of course. I like what I've seen of him. He seems like a decent kid and hopefully he turns out to be a gun but I just really question the wisdom of getting a guy like this. For me there were better options available. We saw how easy it was to snag Maric who is a very good ruckman for less than we paid in terms of pick for this guy without even considering time/resources so it just seems strange to me. No club will have more than 2 very good rucks on their list which means guys will always be available in that position. But as I also said, the club seems to know whats going on so hopefully they have made the right decision. PS I hate the feeling that media pressure or pressure from outside has forced us into the decision due to statements such as "Richmond need a young ruckman!" when we seem to be doing pretty well drafted best available and filling need with cheap trades.
     
  24. theflea

    theflea Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Feb 16, 2010
    22,101
    victoria
    you may only have 2 ruck ONLY on your list. the game is now about multi position players and this kid is definitley that.
     
  25. Cotcho

    Cotcho Premiership Player

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Liverpool
    Jul 4, 2012
    3,269
    I'm saying that #2 and #3 ruckman who arent getting a gig at other clubs (not ours), who may be very very good, can potentially be lured with pretty much the same pick without the risk/money/time/effort etc etc. I'm not saying...we already have 2 rucks so no need.
     

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