List Mgmt. Best young key forward in the game

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HairyO

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Still young by kpf standards as he probably won’t hit his peak for another 3-4 years, but unfair to compare him to JUH/Thilthorpe/McDonald.
When selecting the best 22 under 22 do they let 23 year old forwards and 24 year old rucks get in.... because they sometimes take longer ?
 

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Strapping Young Lad

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Please remove Hawks from the list. We found one. Pick 50 too.
Kosi was good today, but I'm surprised Lewis has not got a mention in here.

Averaging the same amount of contested marks as McKay, Allen and Naughton, doing much more than Larkey and Georgiades have, and all with one of the worst performing midfield's feeding him.

He's not the best, but he's doing more than ok for a young key forward.


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ams4crows

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Ben King, Harry McKay and Oscar Allen are the best.

Maybe it's the one year out of the game with a knee but Max King is falling behind Ben, his kicking for goal continues to let him down as well as his almost marks.
 

Crimsons

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Kosi was good today, but I'm surprised Lewis has not got a mention in here.

Averaging the same amount of contested marks as McKay, Allen and Naughton, doing much more than Larkey and Georgiades have, and all with one of the worst performing midfield's feeding him.

He's not the best, but he's doing more than ok for a young key forward.


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Goals per game is missing from your table. Is that an oversight or have you intentionally omitted that statistic as it doesn't fit your narrative ?
 

Strapping Young Lad

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Goals per game is missing from your table. Is that an oversight or have you intentionally omitted that statistic as it doesn't fit your narrative ?
I think people get fixated on it, so I removed it to show that there’s not a lot of difference between the actual amount of times the ball is getting into Lewis’s hands, compared to those who have much more hype about them.

For the record, see the table below with thanks to rogiebear93

McKay's performances this year would have him out ahead, but he's a year older than Lewis so we have to give him time. Naughton and McKay clearly kicking more goals in 2021.




GamesDisposalsMarksContested MarksMarks I50GoalsBehindsScore InvolvementsTacklesFrees ForGoal Assists
Lewis1211.54.72.22.51.71.25.21.61.20.6
Curnow2013.86.21.91.91.7152.11.60.2
Hipwood2210.64.20.81.91.71.251.11.10.6
McKay138.14.41.72.51.61.14.81.51.10.1
Weideman137.73.11.31.91.50.63.60.50.50.4
Larkey179.23.71.41.41.50.54.511.20.3
B King177.12.80.91.81.51.24.20.40.60.1
Naughton2310.95.72.321.41.25.81.81.10.5
M King187.63.21.71.71.21.13.81.20.70.3
E Himmelberg79.63.40.61.21.10.64.13.310.3
 
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rogiebear93

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I think people get fixated on it, so I removed it to show that there’s not a lot of difference between the actual amount of times the ball is getting into Lewis’s hands, compared to those who have much more hype about them.

For the record, see the table below with thanks to rogiebear93

McKay's performances this year would have him out ahead, but he's a year older than Lewis so we have to give him time. Naughton and McKay clearly kicking more goals in 2021.

All I’m saying is that Lewis is tracking pretty well.

GamesDisposalsMarksContested MarksMarks I50GoalsBehindsScore InvolvementsTacklesFrees ForGoal Assists
Lewis1211.54.72.22.51.71.25.21.61.20.6
Curnow2013.86.21.91.91.7152.11.60.2
Hipwood2210.64.20.81.91.71.251.11.10.6
McKay138.14.41.72.51.61.14.81.51.10.1
Weideman137.73.11.31.91.50.63.60.50.50.4
Larkey179.23.71.41.41.50.54.511.20.3
B King177.12.80.91.81.51.24.20.40.60.1
Naughton2310.95.72.321.41.25.81.81.10.5
M King187.63.21.71.71.21.13.81.20.70.3
E Himmelberg79.63.40.61.21.10.64.13.310.3
This was a comparison of career best seasons as of 2020, it's an older table but it does show Lewis being comparable at least, especially when you assess it based on the delivery he got.

I'm not too upset about our key forward stocks as M Lewis, Kosi are looking positive despite being 22 and 20 respectively, and Jeka is looking likely given his goal kicking form in the VFL.
 

Strapping Young Lad

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This was a comparison of career best seasons as of 2020, it's an older table but it does show Lewis being comparable at least, especially when you assess it based on the delivery he got.

I'm not too upset about our key forward stocks as M Lewis, Kosi are looking positive despite being 22 and 20 respectively, and Jeka is looking likely given his goal kicking form in the VFL.
👍 All we wanted in 2021 was to see Kosi, Lewis and Jeka take some steps forward, and it’s happening.
 

Sweet Jesus

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Yeah they do, when young key forwards development is about much more than just kicking goals.
I reckon I'll take the guy who's also kicking goals over the guy who isn't.

When Franklin kicked 100+ as a 21-year-old, were you like "nah everyone, it's not about goals"?

I reckon you might have been quite impressed by the goals.
 

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