Player Watch Cooper Murley

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cityslick1

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Feb 27, 2017
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This kid gives me Brent Harvey vibes. Quick thinker and mover, knows where the goals are. De Goey the only other player on the list like that. Could be v handy…
 

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Abdul_The_Bull

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They don’t really need to, they’re following them the same way we do. They have access to a lot more, so it means we have to be able to work harder (ie get to as many games as possible, buy all the subscriptions etc.). Everything we provide to the public, the recruiters see too. Occasionally if they can’t attend a game they might ask how it went, who stood out, but they’re the gurus in this. We have the fun of doing their job without the pressure of getting the sack by incorrectly rating players.

This year we got 40/40 on our Power Rankings and all went in the main draft. It’s why recruiters can trust what we do, and it’s a free resource (like having an additional team of scouts, albeit independent ones that share info with other teams), so they’ll use it. They download the draft guide just like anyone else. At the end of the day, even if you disagree with us, it’s always worth having a look because it’s an informed decision and not like it’s one person, more often than not, we’ve got 5-6 people looking through content for accuracy.

In saying that, we are more attached to the players and clubs, though we still talk to recruiters, it’s not the same volume that Cal does, which is why his Phantom Drafts will always be the most accurate. We often defer to players and then find out from recruiters to see who is calling bluffs/trying to steer media in a different direction.

I admire your commitment and dedication to this process. It would take a lot of effort to cover all bases and stay abreast of emerging talent - it's almost a lifelong proposition. Props to you.
 

Vinnie Vegas

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If he fills out like Harvey and has 1/2 the longevity I would be happy
It's ridiculous that literally half the longevity of Harvey is 216 games, which you could have a hall of fame career within. It's more games than guys like Peter McKenna, Michael Long and Dermott Brereton.
 

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Get Gaffed

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He reminds me of orazio fantasia.
 

Kappa

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Probably more of a Ben Sinclair 2.0 than anything.
 

The Royal Sampler

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Probably more of a Ben Sinclair 2.0 than anything.

Benny Sincs had great hands but dodgy kicking. Murley reportedly doesn’t suffer from that affliction.
 

Get Gaffed

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Nothing like Sinclair as a player. If we limit his ceiling to that of a role player than he'd probably end up a Shannon Byrnes type player from Geelong/Melbourne which is still pretty handy.
 

Vicky Park

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A lot of us (less mature types:p) pick favourites of the new kids. Before the season even starts.

Last year mine was McCreery. This year it’s Murls. For no particular reason. Just fan intuition.
 

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