Welcome Bradley Hill - Welcome to Freo!

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Put it out there
  1. peppy la pew

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    I was talking to the Hawthorn Mod Abasi and he says to fully appreciate Billy you should get a seat up higher than eye level, then you see the amount of sheer hard gut running he does, often burning off opponents.

    Will be interested to hear from folk in the nose bleeds next year
     

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  2. Wally Walpamur

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    He also averaged 22.5 games per season over the past four seasons, so he's durable and doesn't get himself suspended. And to the posters saying he's a bit soft, his role isn't to win the ball. That transition from defense to our forwards has been a huge weakness since, I believe, Duffman retired. It's going to be exciting and thrilling to see the Hill's running the wings of Subi.
     
  3. Righteo

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    Have to admit I was never overly thrilled at the prospect of landing Bradley, but he's a Freo player now so he gets my full support. Deposing Danyle Pearce and pushing Stephen to new levels, those two things alone give me cause for excitement and that's before you even get to his actual play itself.

    I think I'll be calling him Bradley though because "Hilly!!!!" is still reserved for Stephen.

    Can only imagine the scenes at the Hill household right about now, would be going off! Mum must be over the moon :)
     
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  4. Lach72

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    What about we maintain 'Hilly' for Stephen and 'Billy' for Bradley?
     
  6. Abasi

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    Yep. If he's not sprinting diagonally from one flank to another to create an option, he's streaming up the wing while the ball is trailing down the opposite side, to create an option.

    Seriously, the kid is the reason we found an option or were able to switch time and time again when it looked like our possession was locked into the back flank.

    I'll miss the kid, becuase he was a seriously good role-player who was clearly loved by his teammates.

    He won't beat tackles and he won't be a grunt player going to get the pill, but if you play him in a truly outside role were he can use his running ability he is a an absolute weapon.
     
  7. Righteo

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    Haha I like that, a bit like "Brouch" at Adelaide.
     
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    I've been in and out if wi fi range on hols chillin in Canggu. Every time I get back to my villa and log on I find something nice to read during draft week.

    I welcome Hill with open arms and hope he shows some of our players sheer gut running.
     
  10. mightymouse75

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    Was thinking pick 23 too high. But if it pushes peirce out..and it improves hilly. Welcome to freo Billy. Yeahhh
     
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    To have played a permanent role in hawthornes flag years. He can't be all bad. Just remember campaigners . Them hills have eyes
     
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  12. The Lyon Roars

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    pretty confident Brad will bring other dimensions to his game we have not seen yet such as to able to do more inside work, fierce hard tackling and fast feed out too but things are relative to where the coach wants a player, his capacity for the position, and other players who already may have that role. Steven showed this year that he can do some real grunt work when called upon. Maybe this will be the case for Brad too. Great to have you home son.
     
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  13. mad4freo

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    Yeah Stephens inside work went largely unnoticed so it was good to see him come second in the b and f. The game against Geelong was one that stuck out to me.
     
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    Brad might toughen up his game playing next to Stephen. If your brother gets a hard ball and you get brushed off, it's a different kind of ribbing. Those 2 revving each other up could unleash something amazing.
     
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    Yep hope there is some sibling rivalry happening.
     
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    Brad to Stephen: Why are you so scared? Take him on!! You're quick enough.
    Stephen to Brad: Why are you so soft? Tackle him and get the the damn ball.
    ...
    *Next minute*
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    Meanwhile, Freo fans -

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    /Scene.
     
  17. The Anchorite

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    Big Hilly and Little Hilly.
     
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    Welcome to Freo Brad. Hope there's some sort of special brotherly blackfella synergy between you and Stephen ala the Krakouer's.

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
     
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    Have no problem with the down hill skier thing.

    We have Stephen to go up the hill and Brad to come down it. Sounds perfect to me.
     
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    Haha. Good analogy
     
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    He was a bargain when we drafted him at 33 and I'm sure he'll be a bargain for you guys at 23. The other players loved him, he's a good kick going inside 50. He' been called a down hill skier but not all running forward is as easy as people make out. When others can't/won't run to make an option you'll see Hill motoring. He just runs blokes into submission, sometimes he doesn't capitalise on it by getting racking up possessions later in games but when he does it's beautiful to watch. 23 and still maturing, congrats guys you're on a winner here and if not we'll always take him back croad style.
     
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    Underrated post :D
     
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    I don't understand how people think pick 23 is overs for Brad Hill. Players with his athletic qualities, who can actuallly play, and have that attacking flair and instinct are rare as hen's teeth. We were never gonna get him for anything less and we're lucky he didn't cost a pick between 10-20. You can see that highlights video that no one can spread like him, and him and Stephen are gonna be such weapons together.
     
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    As a lasting monument to the trade for Mayne's pick he can wear the number 23 as well.

    Silly & Billy in the 32 & 23.
     
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