Player Watch Cooper Murley

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Vinnie Vegas

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Is it fair to say that Murley has taken the position we previously thought had been reserved for Dib?
I think that Collingwood would have made a list of ~80 draft prospects that they felt were draftable, and Murley would have been inside the top 50 (probably closer to the 30-40 range given where we took him and how much team's preferences differ) while Dib wasn't on the list.

Dib didn't get drafted at all, even as a rookie, so it's not like we were alone on that. He's the type that will have to show a full season of quality production before he'll be truly considered - If he kicks 50 goals in the VFL next year, he'll be considered a prospect, but right now he hasn't done enough to be wanted by AFL teams.
 

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I think that Collingwood would have made a list of ~80 draft prospects that they felt were draftable, and Murley would have been inside the top 50 (probably closer to the 30-40 range given where we took him and how much team's preferences differ) while Dib wasn't on the list.

Dib didn't get drafted at all, even as a rookie, so it's not like we were alone on that. He's the type that will have to show a full season of quality production before he'll be truly considered - If he kicks 50 goals in the VFL next year, he'll be considered a prospect, but right now he hasn't done enough to be wanted by AFL teams.

I wasn’t for a minute suggesting the club had made a mistake.... more observation that we had a player in our sights on our academy list with a list spot at least pencilled in for him albeit not promised.

And over the course of the year the club gradually changed their minds on Dib and hit the draft instead.
 
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I wasn’t for a minute suggesting the club had made a mistake.... more observation that we had a player in our sights on our academy list with a list spot at least pencilled in for him albeit not promised.

And over the course of the year the club gradually changed their minds on Dib and hit the draft instead.
What makes you think the club changed their mind?
 

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Issues with Ben Sinclair’s kicking were grossly exaggerated off the back of a couple of missed shots on goal early in his career.
Agree. Ben Reid was the same early in his career- Reid was considered a dud kick due to a stuttery run up and a couple of missed goals.
 

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I wasn’t for a minute suggesting the club had made a mistake.... more observation that we had a player in our sights on our academy list with a list spot at least pencilled in for him albeit not promised.

And over the course of the year the club gradually changed their minds on Dib and hit the draft instead.

How could you think we had a list spot pencilled in for him? We gave him some chances to train and play with our VFL team, clearly the club wasnt impressed and passed.
 

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How could you think we had a list spot pencilled in for him? We gave him some chances to train and play with our VFL team, clearly the club wasnt impressed and passed.
Yeah I for one am glad the club didn't feel obligated to take him. Obviously he had every opportunity and the improvement just wasn't there.
 

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I think the concern for me on Cooper is that whenever an important moment in time is about to happen during his career, he'll be off at the pisser taking a break. :) He has form gentlemen. ;)

It's a valid concern, but we'll get in some bladder consultants to work on his timing. They must really rate him though, as bladder consultants tend to blow out the soft cap.
 

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With all this name based punnery, here's a Murlier photo of Cooper from Ben Hobbs' Instagram profile.

3rd from right in the front row.

Beside him are 2 high prospects for 2022 in Jed Hagan and Will Ashcroft.

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A bit of a Hayden Ballantyne about him.
I’d be happy if he’s half as good.
 

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