Strategy Fremantle Dockers Next Generation Academy

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Ysaye

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Stats for 10/8

Keanu Haddow - 14 possessions 3 marks 3 tackles
Brandon Walker - 7 possessions 2 marks 2 tackles
Joel Western - 23 possessions 3 marks 1 tackle
Leno Thomas - 24 possessions 7 marks 2 inside 50s (Best game for him possession wise)
Manfred Kelly - 21 possessions 4 marks 8 tackles 5 inside 50s
 

Bastyy

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Stats for 10/8

Keanu Haddow - 14 possessions 3 marks 3 tackles
Brandon Walker - 7 possessions 2 marks 2 tackles
Joel Western - 23 possessions 3 marks 1 tackle
Leno Thomas - 24 possessions 7 marks 2 inside 50s (Best game for him possession wise)
Manfred Kelly - 21 possessions 4 marks 8 tackles 5 inside 50s
What position is he being played in?
 

Puregold

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Any chance that someone in the know could add to the op with the names, positions and year of potential draft for our nga (+father sons) kids. I am struggling to remember who is available to us and when they are
 

wild side

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Mar 29, 2010
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Stats for 10/8

Keanu Haddow - 14 possessions 3 marks 3 tackles
Brandon Walker - 7 possessions 2 marks 2 tackles
Joel Western - 23 possessions 3 marks 1 tackle
Leno Thomas - 24 possessions 7 marks 2 inside 50s (Best game for him possession wise)
Manfred Kelly - 21 possessions 4 marks 8 tackles 5 inside 50s
Is Keanu any relation to Don Haddow ??
 

Ysaye

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Joao

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From a thread on the DT&FA board.

Joel Western (C) is a Freo NGA Academy kid with blistering pace and a sublime change of direction but not much else. Fails to compose himself when kicking on the run and it can literally go anywhere. Hope someone has a whisper in his ear about that because it's a liability at colts level, let alone at the Champs next season.

Brandon & Chris Walker (EF) both Freo NGA boys, sublime athletes. Brandon the better footballer, seem to both lack impact as medium running defenders. Would like to see them unleashed on a wing.
 

eastfreo75

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Feb 11, 2011
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From a thread on the DT&FA board.

Joel Western (C) is a Freo NGA Academy kid with blistering pace and a sublime change of direction but not much else. Fails to compose himself when kicking on the run and it can literally go anywhere. Hope someone has a whisper in his ear about that because it's a liability at colts level, let alone at the Champs next season.

Brandon & Chris Walker (EF) both Freo NGA boys, sublime athletes. Brandon the better footballer, seem to both lack impact as medium running defenders. Would like to see them unleashed on a wing.
The reviewer seems very negative.

Kicking at full speed is actually a very hard skill to pull off.
 

Walkingwounded

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Aug 23, 2017
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The reviewer seems very negative.

Kicking at full speed is actually a very hard skill to pull off.
The poster also says

“O'Driscoll #1? Jeez, he's a worse kick than Deven Robertson and that's tough. Great extractor and can find it, but couldn't hit a barn door from 20m”

Don’t know if he has an agenda or not.

Won’t bother linking his original post as it then gives him air.
 

apuchar

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Sep 21, 2010
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I watched Joel in the academy game and I would say his kicking didn't look to be his best skill. Hopefully, Gu will encourage him to concentrate on it as an area that needs improvement. (With a bit of luck, skill improvement will now be a focus through all levels of our coaching and development) He seems to be racking it up as an inside mid in the colts and is in the best often, which is pretty impressive for a 16 year old kid.
 

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