- Feb 9, 2017
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Brisbane Bullets, Firebirds
After watching the Vic Metro and Vic Country game there is little doubt Prespakis will go pick 1. Surely he is bigger than 168. That said, I'm not that impressed with her kicking as she constantly hits the belly of the ball - a lot of work to do with that, but she has a lot to work with. She is a better athlete than her sister it would seem. She just cracks in. She reads the play well and is in constant motion for a lot of the game. OK, we won't get her, but not that big an issue.Yes TigermanM2, i'm all in as well for clean skills and pace
Our 1st pick either way will give us that, i'm 99% sure it won't be Prespakis and 75% Rowbottom, unless we do some sort of dream trade to GC or Geelong
Tara Slender who can play anywhere (KPP & midfield) would be our ideal 1st pick and then Tahlia Gillard (Calder Cannons) a tall KPP or another mid
Stella Reid (Oakleigh Chargers) or Ella Friend (GWV Rebels) as our 2nd pick
Jorja Livingstone (Eastern Ranges) as a father/daughter would round out our selections very nicely
Rowbottom is a lot like Prespakis for mine, at the moment. Bigger, I think she has better upside maybe, so I see where someone else is coming from when he said something similar. Another player who is a little careless with her kicking, but is tenacious at ground level and brings others into the game better than Prespakis. That's about the main difference I took away from that game.
Tara Slender was the pick of the three even though her stats said otherwise maybe. Slender has massive upside - a really good kick, great attack on the ball, very good overhead, and one of those really infectious characters you love to have around the team from what I saw off the ground as well. Fro that game, I really liked Emilia Yassir. All her skills are neat already, one of the shortest in the Metro Squad at 160, but she knows where players are around her and hits them up by hand or foot. If she is still there at pick2, grab her - think a much neater Hannah Burchell.
Was really sad for Amber Clarke doing her knee so early (any time really!). She is under age I think but played up - she looked pretty good early and I hear has great upside. Hope she recovers quickly. The Rays girls showed up well for Country, the teamwork beat a better team of individuals. Really disappointed with the game Aurora Smith - started that game brilliantly, but was never near the ball after that - always on the unused wing - and when near didn't go in and waited on the outside - it never came out her way. It was just one game but did look a slower than the others for someone who gets so much of it usually.