Up the Coasters Oscar Allen round 21 Rising Star

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DanWCE

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I agree actually. Except Pav’s build made him a beast from day one.

When you weigh it all up, it really was a no brainer to take him at pick 21.

What’s scary is to think Brander was so much better than him that we took him first and left it up to chance for another side to grab Allen.

I suspect we would have assumed Allen would be gone well before our second pick, and were planning on taking Kelly.
Imagine the melts if we had Brander in the WAFL and Oz was tearing it up in Melbourne? Oooh boy. Mind you, without Oz maybe Brander gets more games..

We are very good at identifying tall talent at any point in the draft and so I'm very confident they haven't totally f’ed this up by taking them both. Whens the last time we got one wrong? Large Frase went pretty early if I recall. Still on the list, though!
 

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Imagine the melts if we had Brander in the WAFL and Oz was tearing it up in Melbourne? Oooh boy. Mind you, without Oz maybe Brander gets more games..

We are very good at identifying tall talent at any point in the draft and so I'm very confident they haven't totally f’ed this up by taking them both. Whens the last time we got one wrong? Large Frase went pretty early if I recall. Still on the list, though!
Lamb was kind of a tall
 

DanWCE

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Brander and Kelly would presumably be both playing but impossible to say
That's probably fair also. But when comparing talls and Oz being a local would we be melting about Brander over Oz in isolation? Knowing this bunch I reckon yes
 

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Brander and Kelly would presumably be both playing but impossible to say
Drafting OAllen was the sliding doors moment that won us the flag last year.

If we drafted Kelly instead of Oscar, then Kelly would have been in the side ahead of Sheed at seasons end. With Sheed in our finals team, you campaigners know what happens next.
 

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Drafting OAllen was the sliding doors moment that won us the flag last year.

If we drafted Kelly instead of Oscar, then Kelly would have been in the side ahead of Sheed at seasons end. With Sheed in our finals team, you campaigners know what happens next.
So basically you're saying Oscar won us the premiership last year. I can get on board with that.
 

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Drafting OAllen was the sliding doors moment that won us the flag last year.

If we drafted Kelly instead of Oscar, then Kelly would have been in the side ahead of Sheed at seasons end. With Sheed in our finals team, you campaigners know what happens next.
Surely they would have snuck Sheed in over Venables.

Man I hope we can squeeze in another genuine midfield rotation who can play HFF soon
 

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So basically you're saying Oscar won us the premiership last year. I can get on board with that.
It’s pretty amazing that he was pencilled in to play in the GF until the morning of the game.

He was on the Ute with the other emergencies on parade day, and he had a steely look in his eyes. At the time I thought it was cute that he was taking being an emergency so seriously, but he genuinely could have been balls deep in that s**t
 

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Godfather32

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It’s pretty amazing that he was pencilled in to play in the GF until the morning of the game.

He was on the Ute with the other emergencies on parade day, and he had a steely look in his eyes. At the time I thought it was cute that he was taking being an emergency so seriously, but he genuinely could have been balls deep in that s**t
This year, he'll be involved in the winning sequence of the GF and win us back to back flags
 

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Watched a bit of last weeks replay and Oscar's ability to compete against the big boys is quite amazing. In the ruck he's giving +10kgs and +10cm away but I barely see his opponent rag doll him that much. Most young talls don't do this well so early on unless they're a man child like a Jack Darling.

Would really like to see him hit the gym over the offseason and get his body right so that he commands a genuine tall defender and puts less pressure on an ageing JK.
 

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Considering that the voting for the Rising Star award is heavily influenced by the Victorian media, many who don't even know who Oscar Allen is, he is not going to feature prominently in the final voting. However I reckon by the time his career is finished it will match the career of any of the nominations from this season. He has simply excelled this year with the various roles he has been asked to play.
Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if his career took a similar path to Nick Riewoldt, but unlike Nick, as a WA boy he has little chance of getting the Rising Star nod.
 

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