Toast Fremantle's 1st 2018 Rookie Draft Pick: Tobe Watson [Rookie Pick #22]

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https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl-draft/afl-draft-2018-new-docker-tobe-watson-ready-to-have-instant-impact-ng-b881030759z

“I always followed St Kilda but one of my best mates Griffin Logue is at Freo,” Watson said.

“I used to go to school with him at Guildford Grammar and I still catch up with him regularly.”
“I love to intercept, take marks,” Watson said.
“I pride myself on foot skills.
“I think I’ve got a pretty good footy IQ.

“That’s why they’ve drafted me. They expect me as a mature-ager to kind of come in and fill a role straight away.

“So I’m going to give it all I’ve got over this pre-season, work really hard and try and get myself into round one.”
Interesting. So:
Tobe is mates with Logue
Bewley and Shultz are team mates
Valente is mates with Giro
Colyer knows Fyfe from Claremont days
Carter has been training with the club a year or so

Seems like a smart play by the club when bringing in new players and you're trying to build a good culture and synergy quickly
 

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But she doesn't count because she's had botox and dyes her hair blonde... If you're a ginger, you have to be a loud and proud ginger, like the gingers above! ;)
Emma Stone dyes her hair so your arguement to discount Nicole is invalid.

What was the knock on Tobe? Seems a confident and ambitious bloke who wants a strong season. I kinda like him already.
 

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Emma Stone dyes her hair so your arguement to discount Nicole is invalid.

What was the knock on Tobe? Seems a confident and ambitious bloke who wants a strong season. I kinda like him already.
Don't tell me Emma Stone dyes her hair... :'(:brokenheart: Actually she does occasionally for roles, you're right, but she mostly rocks the ginge. Kidman has been permanently blonde for many years.

Are you asking me what the knock is on Tobë? I don't have one - good luck to the guy aiming to be B22 off the rookie list by Rd 1. Bailey Banfield did it last year, so why not have the goal.
 

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So, including "knock-free" Tobe Watson, we have three guys on our list who did not even feature in a single Phantom Draft as far as I can tell. I am perfectly happy with all of them, but gee, that makes me wonder about what a bunch of speculators we are (self included). I am hoping in a short period of time to be lashing a bit of kudos the way of our recruiting spies as well.
 

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So, including "knock-free" Tobe Watson, we have three guys on our list who did not even feature in a single Phantom Draft as far as I can tell. I am perfectly happy with all of them, but gee, that makes me wonder about what a bunch of speculators we are (self included). I am hoping in a short period of time to be lashing a bit of kudos the way of our recruiting spies as well.
3 Phantom lists included Brett Bewley. Spirit of Norm Smith on Demonland picked him at 63 , the Eagles board Mock Draft picked him at 64 and TheSmythe picked him at 50 on the weirdly named Lachie Brown Phantom Draft.
No one picked Watson or Schultz.
 

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I have ginger only in my stache, which I found out the hard way one cold movember. Not pretty.

So I can relate. /privilege
 

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3 Phantom lists included Brett Bewley. Spirit of Norm Smith on Demonland picked him at 63 , the Eagles board Mock Draft picked him at 64 and TheSmythe picked him at 50 on the weirdly named Lachie Brown Phantom Draft.
No one picked Watson or Schultz.
Cheers Clem (had only looked at the Phantom Drafts Board, and missed him in the Lachie Brown one). By the way I love the work you do on the drafts. Always interesting.
 
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Yeah, coming from obscurity to the rookie list and declaring you want a game is great.
When reading on Freo BF today how well Tobe is going it seems he is having a real crack at it and has impressed with his attitude and work ethic. If he can do a Baily Banfield in 2019 it would be a real feather in the cap of our talent identification staff. Still a long way to go but he sounds like a bargain pick up with plenty of upside.
 

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When reading on Freo BF today how well Tobe is going it seems he is having a real crack at it and has impressed with his attitude and work ethic. If he can do a Baily Banfield in 2019 it would be a real feather in the cap of our talent identification staff. Still a long way to go but he sounds like a bargain pick up with plenty of upside.
Think we also need to acknowledge that he wouldn't have been selected at all if Apeness hadn't pulled the pin at the last minute!!

Wish him well though, seems a really organised footballer with good skills.
 
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