Player Watch Angus Sheldrick - welcome to the Bloods

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Grand Uncle Horace

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Just as Steve Taubert is the ruck whisperer, so too is Rob Wiley to mids. Angus clearly gives enormous credit to him. The other thing that comes out is he is a sponge for info. I reckon he will drive the coaches bonkers, but in the best of all possible ways.

The Logan Angus and The Chad training group will be be a fun but very competitive group.
 
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Just as Steve Taubert is the ruck whisperer, so too is Rob Wiley to miss. Angus clearly gives enormous credit to him. The other thing that comes out is he is a sponge for info. I reckon he will drive the coaches bonkers, but in the best of all possible ways.

The Logan Angus and The Chad training group will be be a fun but very competitive group.
Imagine if we add Corey. OMG!
 

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A few years ago, a few involved at the club (might've been Horse & Dalrymple?) mentioned how Buddy follows the U18s closely and gives his tips during the drafting process. I doubt his opinions would have much sway in a room full of blokes dedicated to it full-time, but I'm sure the recruiters would still be interested to know who the club's best player rates, particularly if it's in regards to who he'd want to play alongside.
 

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A few years ago, a few involved at the club (might've been Horse & Dalrymple?) mentioned how Buddy follows the U18s closely and gives his tips during the drafting process. I doubt his opinions would have much sway in a room full of blokes dedicated to it full-time, but I'm sure the recruiters would still be interested to know who the club's best player rates, particularly if it's in regards to who he'd want to play alongside.
I reckon he will move into the recruiting space post footy. Hope it is aligned with the Swans.
 

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Still can't believe he is 88kg. To put that into perspective, here's the BMIs* of all our AFL & VFL midfielders (I've included Sheather who I think will get some midfield time, and also Hewett just as a comparison.)

Sheldrick - 27.5
Taylor - 27.1
Kennedy - 26.9
Parker - 26
Warner - 25.3
Bell - 25.1
Mills - 24.6
Clarke - 24.6
Florent - 24.5
Sheather - 24.5
Gulden - 24.5
Hewett - 24.3
Heeney - 24.3
Rowbottom - 23.7
McInerney - 23.2
Campbell - 22.9
Stephens - 22.4

*Based on their official listed measurements. BMI is obviously not the only metric in judging size but it gives a good idea the kind of unit Sheldrick arrives on the list as.
 

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Still can't believe he is 88kg. To put that into perspective, here's the BMIs* of all our AFL & VFL midfielders (I've included Sheather who I think will get some midfield time, and also Hewett just as a comparison.)

Sheldrick - 27.5
Taylor - 27.1
Kennedy - 26.9
Parker - 26
Warner - 25.3
Bell - 25.1
Mills - 24.6
Clarke - 24.6
Florent - 24.5
Sheather - 24.5
Gulden - 24.5
Hewett - 24.3
Heeney - 24.3
Rowbottom - 23.7
McInerney - 23.2
Campbell - 22.9
Stephens - 22.4

*Based on their official listed measurements. BMI is obviously not the only metric in judging size but it gives a good idea the kind of unit Sheldrick arrives on the list as.
He is a tank. Hits like one too. He may trim down after a Swans preseason but the tank is still there. I like it. Great stats 88
 

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Still can't believe he is 88kg. To put that into perspective, here's the BMIs* of all our AFL & VFL midfielders (I've included Sheather who I think will get some midfield time, and also Hewett just as a comparison.)

Sheldrick - 27.5
Taylor - 27.1
Kennedy - 26.9
Parker - 26
Warner - 25.3
Bell - 25.1
Mills - 24.6
Clarke - 24.6
Florent - 24.5
Sheather - 24.5
Gulden - 24.5
Hewett - 24.3
Heeney - 24.3
Rowbottom - 23.7
McInerney - 23.2
Campbell - 22.9
Stephens - 22.4

*Based on their official listed measurements. BMI is obviously not the only metric in judging size but it gives a good idea the kind of unit Sheldrick arrives on the list as.
BMI is a pretty terrible way to determine weight in athletes though as muscle weighs more than fat.
 

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BMI is a pretty terrible way to determine weight in athletes though as muscle weighs more than fat.
It's an imperfect method, sure. But it is useful in getting a general sense of the muscle/fat/both a player is carrying relative to their size.

It is telling that our brute inside mids feature at the top of that list while our leaner, outside types bring up the rear. Equally telling is that perhaps the most peculiar body type in need of endless steaks - Blakey - fails to even make that list with a number of 21.8.

It doesn't tell the whole story, but it tells a part of it.
 

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It's an imperfect method, sure. But it is useful in getting a general sense of the muscle/fat/both a player is carrying relative to their size.

It is telling that our brute inside mids feature at the top of that list while our leaner, outside types bring up the rear. Equally telling is that perhaps the most peculiar body type in need of endless steaks - Blakey - fails to even make that list with a number of 21.8.

It doesn't tell the whole story, but it tells a part of it.
Shows he is a very solid unit though. If that weight doesn't hurt his endurance too much it would be good for him to keep it as I bet he has very strong core strength that makes him difficult to tackle.
 

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His size and weight will aid in breaking and making tackles as shows in his highlights video. At the other end his 2klm time trial time was 7'1". The upper talents are doing the distance in 6'. So he needs to build up his tank it seems and yet one of the attributes mentioned was his workrate so perhaps his bulk just means he can't achieve great long distance times yet still has a good tank.
 

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Good pick up, probably a touch early but beggers can't be choosers... and a couple of my horror candidates were still on the board so I'm cool with this call. I honestly thought we go Johnson, what a slide for him
 

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Ironically, I think Sheldrick is a very safe pick. Rapid improvement at the end of the year and a very solid work ethic and ball-winning ability.

He feels like Robertson from a few years back, and I'm pretty confident that he'll be ahead of a lot of kids next year.

Looking forward to seeing what he can do :)
 

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Still can't believe he is 88kg. To put that into perspective, here's the BMIs* of all our AFL & VFL midfielders (I've included Sheather who I think will get some midfield time, and also Hewett just as a comparison.)

Sheldrick - 27.5
Taylor - 27.1
Kennedy - 26.9
Parker - 26
Warner - 25.3
Bell - 25.1
Mills - 24.6
Clarke - 24.6
Florent - 24.5
Sheather - 24.5
Gulden - 24.5
Hewett - 24.3
Heeney - 24.3
Rowbottom - 23.7
McInerney - 23.2
Campbell - 22.9
Stephens - 22.4

*Based on their official listed measurements. BMI is obviously not the only metric in judging size but it gives a good idea the kind of unit Sheldrick arrives on the list as.
Why bother , hasn't played an AFL game !
 

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WHAT ABOUT GIVE THE KID A CHANCE !
Watched him again in a WA v SA u19 Game.

You will laugh. Hair is a bit darker but he could have been one of the Goss lads, but the Port player he reminded me of most was Billy Swan. He is a hard nosed, competitive and natural footy player.

He even wore old fashioned black footy boots. No dyed blonde hair, no man bun, no weird 'scaping gets a tick.

Angus gives every appearance of being a very smart player.

A well balanced fitness/running program may see him drop a keg or two but I am not worried about that at all. Chiefly because after being in and and under and doing hard work for 4 quarters he was still able to scoot away in the last minute to kick the sealer for WA.
 

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