Toast Congrats Adam Tomlinson Round 17 Rising Star Nom

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Apr 30, 2011
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WHEN asked which player he models his game on, young GIANT Adam Tomlinson doesn't hesitate to nominate St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt, and its not hard to see why. They both stand at 193cm, play centre half-forward and love to run their opponents off their feet. "Nick Riewoldt's been the player I've looked up to over the past few years, so I've been trying to replicate what he does on the footy field," Tomlinson told AFL.com.au. "He's a great player who takes a lot of good grabs and he's just a running machine." And if Tomlinson's performance against Essendon is anything to go by, he's a chance to emulate some of the feats that Riewoldt has achieved over his magnificent career. The 19-year-old's breakout game against the Bombers yielded 23 possessions, nine marks, four tackles, a goal and a game high 110 Dream Team points. He is the round 17 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee. "I felt pretty confident going into the game, I was able to run around the way I wanted to and it was the best game I've played at AFL level," he said. "I'm really proud to be nominated and I was pretty happy when I was told, so it’s been a great start to the week." While giving more experienced opponents Cale Hooker and Michael Hurley the run around was satisfying, it's his continual improvement that pleases himself and coach Kevin Sheedy most. "Last year Adam was in and out of the side but this year with another pre-season under his belt he has strung a number of games together and has taken 83 marks for the season, which puts him at No.1 for the club and three ahead of Jeremy Cameron," Sheedy said. "We are pleased with his continued development." Recruited with pick nine in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft from the Canterbury Football Club in suburban Melbourne, Tomlinson credits having a childhood friend at the GIANTS for his smooth transition into the Harbour City. "Dom Tyson and I have been playing footy with and against each other since we were 11-year-olds and then we went to Trinity Grammar together, so we've been good mates for along time," Tomlinson said. "We haven't played too many games together at the GIANTS but when we do play together it’s good because we know the way each other plays. "It's nowhere near as cold up here and we live close to the beach, so it's been pretty good fun so far."

http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2013-07-23/tomlinson-a-rising-star
 
Patton, cameron, Tomlinson, jaksch, stewart and potentially Boyd. Why do gws want buddy again? Congrats to Adam and considering he committed to an extension when he barely played any games shows that we are building a strong culture and living by the beach in Sydney isn't that bad a lifestyle compared to chilly Melbourne.
 

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Models his game on Nick Reiwoldt. Good to hear. I called him Riewoldt-esque (Nick) in a match report on the weekend. Big man, building a big tank, running up and back all day long.

I must admit to not being a fan last year. Couldn't see what others obviously did. He was one of my "oh-well-some-draftees-just-don't-work-out" players. Really pleased to see him prove me wrong.

Congratulations son, now don't let it go to your head and get on with improving even more. :)
 
So far our drafting seems to be all hits! Is Haynes still eligible? Wonder if downie can explode and show that we don't need to trade pick 1 for some scraps from other clubs! Hopefully Patton earns his nom next year alog with buntine.
 
Patton, cameron, Tomlinson, jaksch, stewart and potentially Boyd. Why do gws want buddy again? Congrats to Adam and considering he committed to an extension when he barely played any games shows that we are building a strong culture and living by the beach in Sydney isn't that bad a lifestyle compared to chilly Melbourne.


Agreed, so many better places to spread that cash.
 
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Adam Tomlinson played a great game on Saturday and is a deserving winner on the NAB Rising Star Award for Round 17.​
His running lead and subsequent kick up forward where Treloar goaled in the first quarter was superb.​
 
I have liked what I see in Tomlinson and looks like a great fit for the third tall, lead up forward.
 
Can't believe he hadn't been nominated already!

Love the way he goes about it. Gets around the ground well. Really throws himself towards the ball. Disposal looks reasonable for a big man. Reminds me a bit of Matty Richardson in some ways.

Needs to learn a few more footy smarts to keep getting in dangerous places. But he is a very advanced KPP at this stage.
 

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