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eDPS

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whattagun07

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So are you going to elaborate, or?

Think he's just referring to this;


The other thing I was told about him, I wasn't sure If I should share, but I think it's relevant...

His communication and english language skills are a long long way off.

I can't say I know what sort of standard of English a number of other indigenous recruits from 'very remote locations' have had in the past (Liam Jurrah comes to mind as someone plucked from remote/obscurity), but Anthony will no doubt face a learning curve far far steeper than most other draftees.

With Essendon's long and storied history with Indigenous players, I'm hopeful that they can provide the best possible environment to nurture and maintain his identity and culture, whilst helping him to forge an AFL career which he no doubt has the talent to do.

I think his chances of survival at the crows would be zero unfortunately. We just aren't that sort of club :(
 

Zach Package

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So the obvious analogue with Munkara based on the above is the gold standard of Anthony’s, McDonald-Tipungwuti.

Getting Walla on a list was a 5 year endeavour if I’m not mistaken through moving to VIC, playing as an overager with Gippy, then Essendon VFL, then a setback of Ben Hudson essentially intentionally breaking (can’t remember the severity) his leg with a dive that was about a month late that wiped out half of I think 2013.

Then when we did get him onto the list we played him in the back half to get his motor going.

He met every KPI and rose to every challenge, I’m not saying Munkara can’t do the same but he represents a significant, significant investment if anyone drafts him now as an 18 year old.

He would have to have essentially the best underage year we’ve ever seen from here.
 
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foj1

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We could conceivably finish bottom 2
you would take the opportunity to get into ashcrofts ear about staying in Melbourne surely?
north and bombers would choose between wardlaw and Ashcroft
‘if we acquired Ashcroft I would trade parish and try and strengthen our draft hand this year or next
it would also save us the difficult decision of over paying parish
ashcroft could well be a better version of parish anyway and wardlaw is a gun
 

TheGrizz

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I think last night highlighted the need for Sheezel. Goal kickers and effective inside 50 kickers are of the greatest need as the connection between centre wing and the forward line isn’t up to scratch.
I still want Phillipou at 3.

A 192cm inside mid with athleticism that can mark forward of centre is something we have needed for a long time.

eDPS would be the most knowledgeable on this, but I believe the type of player you are talking about is basically Alwyn Davey Jr and possibly Jayden as well.
 

eDPS

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A 192cm inside mid with athleticism that can mark forward of centre is something we have needed for a long time.
Phillipou isn’t really a pure inside mid though he is more likely to play the same role that we have for Langford. My best case scenario is that he can be like McCluggage or Pendlebury as a stoppage midfielder but still feel his best attributes have come to the fold when not at stoppages.
 

TheGrizz

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Phillipou isn’t really a pure inside mid though he is more likely to play the same role that we have for Langford. My best case scenario is that he can be like McCluggage or Pendlebury as a stoppage midfielder but still feel his best attributes have come to the fold when not at stoppages.
I will defer to you then, as I wouldnt watch as much junior football as you do but I thought I read he is playing more inside midfielder recently? At least in the Allies vs SA game?

I could be mistaken, or relying on faulty info though.
 

eDPS

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I will defer to you then, as I wouldnt watch as much junior football as you do but I thought I read he is playing more inside midfielder recently? At least in the Allies vs SA game?

I could be mistaken, or relying on faulty info though.
He leaned inside and outside but yeah his best moments in the game didn’t really come from strong contested or clearance work it was class and marking ability.
 

ghostdog

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i have been very buoyant about matteus for a fair while.
my only concern with him on the weekend we’re some fumbles below knees under pressure
his attributes were on display last weekend
i really like Aaron cadman as well and if they feel Eyre, brand and Baldwin are long shots to make it I would not be adverse to picking him
as a late pick/ rookie selection I reckon Hugh bond is an inside midfielder who might suit- hard as a cats head
Saw you're interest in Cadman. I don't get to see these junior games but having read the power rankings I'm interested to know why you'd go past Scully for Cadman instead, if we're looking at forwards.
 

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Pick 3 is just whoevers best, dont muck around with that pick

Pick 21 is crucial these days. Clubs are starting to get very good in the 20-30 range and all list id say have a very similar top 30 these days. This pick will be crucial to future success

Get me a Connor Mcdonald and ill be happy

Id say the first will be a mid/fwd type

The pick 21 probably leans towards a mid/HBF type or even genuine half back
 

andleanback

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Pick 3 is just whoevers best, dont muck around with that pick

Pick 21 is crucial these days. Clubs are starting to get very good in the 20-30 range and all list id say have a very similar top 30 these days. This pick will be crucial to future success

Get me a Connor Mcdonald and ill be happy

Id say the first will be a mid/fwd type

The pick 21 probably leans towards a mid/HBF type or even genuine half back
First pick has to be a creative forward type who can roll through the midfield. Sheezel for me
 

foj1

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Saw you're interest in Cadman. I don't get to see these junior games but having read the power rankings I'm interested to know why you'd go past Scully for Cadman instead, if we're looking at forwards.
cadman is an endurance beast who works really hard up and down the ground all day
most of his marking comes on the lead but occasionally takes a nice mark in a pack
has a nice left foot that is also effective in general play and he competes
i would hope in time when his body develops and with his athleticism he can turn into a curnow type
scully is a tall who has much further to go athletically
too often I have seen him pushed out of the way and too often not hold his marks
he is taller than cadman by almost 10cm but I think is going to take a lot of time and I am not sure he will make it
he will kick 6 today now!
 

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