Analysis Father Son Selections

Bont2Bruce

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Tory Dickson has a son, Riley, according to A Wink from the Universe (p260).
Don't know how old.
Tory needs 11 more games for Riley Dickson to become eligible.

Can't see him in the list Wizard17 ... is it worth having a "pending" list for players close to 100 games? Just so they don't get forgotten.
Dicko’s kid is about 7 so let’s not get too excited just yet.
According to this article, Riley Dickson was 8 years old in July 2016. That would make him 10 now and eligible for the 2026 draft.

His old man has played 95 games prior to Round 22.

Up to Wizard17 whether he goes on the list yet or not.
 

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Mr. Walker

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We should make sure he gets those 5 games. I read an article years ago saying that of the (then) current day coaches Kevin Sheedy was the only one who gave consideration to getting a player to 100 games for the potential father son benefit to the club. I think the inference was that if it was one or two games Sheeds would do it, five is probably too many to gift. I thought is was the right thing to do but I think most disagree ? What say you?
 

giblj

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We should make sure he gets those 5 games. I read an article years ago saying that of the (then) current day coaches Kevin Sheedy was the only one who gave consideration to getting a player to 100 games for the potential father son benefit to the club. I think the inference was that if it was one or two games Sheeds would do it, five is probably too many to gift. I thought is was the right thing to do but I think most disagree ? What say you?
Well Bevo seems keen to keep him around and with our dearth of experience, especially up forward, he still has value teaching our young players a few things as well as as a player. For example Ferg Greene said he'd be sticking to Dicko like glue this week after missing a few set shots on the weekend.

Bruce Reid moving to Carlton on 86 games cost us getting his two boys, both very injury prone obviously but good players. It's a tricky one, though.
 

Pugz89

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We should make sure he gets those 5 games. I read an article years ago saying that of the (then) current day coaches Kevin Sheedy was the only one who gave consideration to getting a player to 100 games for the potential father son benefit to the club. I think the inference was that if it was one or two games Sheeds would do it, five is probably too many to gift. I thought is was the right thing to do but I think most disagree ? What say you?
If he plays the final games of season, means he'll only need 3 next year. Given his son does play junior footy, who knows how the future will play out but funnier things have happened.
 

ThirdLegUp

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Dickson brings experience and accuracy to a young forward line. He should get another year.

No coincidence that our two best seasons since 2012 have been with him fit and firing :thumbsu:
I'd be fine with that, but he will need to stay within the 50, no more long leads out to defensive wing. His hammies are completely shot.
 

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Moonshift

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What's the current status on our father/sons beyond next year? Oliver Liberatore? Josh Kellett? Daniel Romero? Tyler Kolyniuk?

I know Michael Romero didn't make it, will Daniel fair better?
 

goodcop badcop

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I saw Kellet play 1 game this year. He looked tiny and his tackles were brushed aside easily. Looked alright whenever he had it though (which wasn't much). Showed good vision, clean hands, pace and almost kicked 1 goal and missed another. He's got a bit to work with, but would only be a rookie chance.
 

dergert

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Ewan on the left is bloody huge !
Fairly certain he is on the right.
Looks similar to the Macpherson who was interviewed for the f/s video a few months ago.
 

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