AFL Player # 8: Ben Hobbs

bomberlegend2007

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And whats that got to do with comparing him to recent mids who were taken around the early stages of the draft?
Well for one, I don’t believe many that you have mentioned have missed out on two years of footy during their development years, for one.

How about you give him two years before you make him your whipping boy.
 

Keystone agony

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Well for one, I don’t believe many that you have mentioned have missed out on two years of footy during their development years, for one.

How about you give him two years before you make him your whipping boy.
How have i made him my whipping boy?

Im one of the few thats trying to fit him into the best 22 straight away because hes ready made and physically ready

and when have i ever had any player as a whipping boy. Ill point out deficiencies and strengths
 

RedmanWasHere

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From his profile.

3rd row far left from 2018. (The U15's All-Australian photo from the School Sport Australia Australian Football carnival.)

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Shane Heard

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A very good draft pick selection by the club.

He looks the goods and will be a fine League player for the Dons.
 

TheGrizz

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I know restaurants are crying out for hospo staff at the moment but word on the street is that Ben was working at the Windy Hill Social Club Bistro today bringing out the Chicken Parma’s to all the patrons.
The 2019 draftees did a work placement at Windy Hill too I think?
 

Albertross

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There may be a more suitable thread to place this in, wasn't sure where to put it. Of the new draftees though, the focus is on Ben, so here it is. Please move if necessary Mods.

Well worth a watch. Looks at draft night, being at the club for the first time, etc. Hepp is a very good leader, great to have access to his leadership skills off field. Truck as well, talks passionately about the club as if he has spent his whole career there.