Player Watch #43 Lewis Melican - All Aboard the Melicopter...aka The Melican Brief

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Lewis Melican

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Lewis Melican is a young key defender with enormous promise. The Victorian was rookie-listed by the Sydney Swans in November 2014 and enjoyed a breakthrough 2017 season en route to winning the club’s Rising Star award. He kept St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt to just 10 possessions and one goal in Round 18 to claim an AFL Rising Star nomination. Melican has battled a number of injuries in his time in red and white but didn’t suffer any setbacks in 2019. Draft history: 2015 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 52.

Lewis Melican

DOB: 04 November 1996
DEBUT:2015
DRAFT:2017
RECRUITED FROM: Birregurra (Vic)/Geelong U18

 
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Mick Oxlong

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I reckon you're right Mick, this guy is going to be one of the stars of our back-line moving forward, and will play many finals starting next year when he plays four! There is no doubt in my mind, that this guy will be one of the cornerstones of our defence for years to come.
Just 3 finals mate...don't want to do it the hard way!
 

MC Bad Genius

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He has a sensible haircut helps
Like all good backmen.

He's a natural replacement for Grundy when he finally starts to decline, but should've been in the side against the Cats last weekend. I'd be VERY surprised if he didn't play every game next year, barring injury.
 

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Deccas

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Like all good backmen.

He's a natural replacement for Grundy when he finally starts to decline, but should've been in the side against the Cats last weekend. I'd be VERY surprised if he didn't play every game next year, barring injury.

I would have said that about aliir next season (and i guess the barring injury would have made it true) but it just goes to show.

Melican sure gives me a calm feeling about grundy one day retiring, wjereas this time last year i had a low hum of anxiety about him retiring that would never go away.

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LukeParkerno1

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Surely we can't be bringing him straight in. He's missed a month and a half. Surely needs at least 1 NEAFL game.
 

TheMase

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Surely we can't be bringing him straight in. He's missed a month and a half. Surely needs at least 1 NEAFL game.

Did you read the article?

Noted both will probably have to play NEAFL to build match fitness...
 

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Melican, then Melican't, to straight up just Melicouldn't.

NEAFL beckons young man, seize your chance, enjoy it, make the best of it you can.
 

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