Welcome Pick 18 (2016) - Sam Powell-Pepper

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Incarnate

All Australian
Jan 11, 2017
613
467
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Yeah..... well, for all you pot pissers I'll take him as he is.
Rough round the edges but true with heart.
The insatiable love for the contest is envious.
Bursts, smashes, obliterates and decimates.
But far smarter than you all think.
This Bloke is only 21. Forty odd games.
I would love to be prophetic of his future but would rather watch this star develop.
 

Enviable Tradition

Professional Procrastinator
Oct 12, 2007
17,461
18,519
The Hills
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
He's become much cleaner at collecting the ball and much smarter in his movement once he has it. Moving around the traffic and forwards rather than into the traffic or backwards.

If he can just clean up his decision making and disposal a fraction he will become elite.

When he explodes through traffic he creates more time than he realises.

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PREDAT0R

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 27, 2002
13,150
6,719
2004 Premiers
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Edmonton Oilers, Newcastle
I can't figure out how to attach or make a better version of this but check out SPP giving his teammate a speed boost

fu** me, that is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen on a footy field lol!!!

Imagined soundtrack in SPP's head "NO DBJ!!!! ******* move it!! Get over THAT side of him!! I've got this side covered."
 

shewho

Club Legend
Oct 7, 2005
2,299
4,363
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Are there other teams?
SPP is a kick and hope player atm. Like Danyle Pearce, like Patrick Clangerfield. Doesn’t mean he won’t be a good player but could be great if he learnt to direct his kicks better.
 

FallingLiefs

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 30, 2013
12,802
13,988
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Persist with this guy, he’s an impact machine. the burst in heavy congestion he has is limited to very few players in the AFL. Reminds me of D.Martin he struggled to run out games barely put up big numbers and then put together one of the best seasons of all time.

A fair few people say play key forwards at AFL level because they need to adjust to AFL level not SANFL, this guy probably has more truth in that than all our forwards combined.

Also side note: please don’t play him forward. Would rather him 66% game time than playing forward. Just because he’s powerful it doesn’t make him Nat Fyfe.
 

theDuckFarmer

Stun Guitar
Jul 7, 2007
7,784
17,020
Ziggurat City
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
LUFC, Patriots, Mitchelton-Scott
Persist with this guy, he’s an impact machine. the burst in heavy congestion he has is limited to very few players in the AFL. Reminds me of D.Martin he struggled to run out games barely put up big numbers and then put together one of the best seasons of all time.
Martin is highly skilled and SPP will never get to that level. He makes contest after contest like no other player in our side though, so hopefully his skills and composure continue to improve over time.
 

Andre

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 3, 2002
23,860
26,732
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
If he fixes his composure and disposal he has the potential to not only be the best player on our list but a top 10 player in the league. Loved the way he has just been bursting out of packs time and time again this year.
Now he's bursting out of packs, rather than looking for the fend off I think he's yet to fully realise this is giving him more time to dispose of the ball. He has that extra half a second now to spot up the best option and will hopefully in time realise this and start doing it.
 

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