Welcome Pick #2, 2020 draft: welcome Riley Thilthorpe!

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cmndstab

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 29, 2008
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Interesting that he singled out O'Brien and Kelly as two players he's learned from about how hard you have to work to make it. I wonder if he's recognised that they are two players perhaps not blessed with quite the abundance of talent he has, but they've still managed to put together admirable careers based on honest, uncompromising effort. It wouldn't be a bad thing for him to have players like that as role models... as long as they don't try to teach him how to kick :p
 

Grenville

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Apr 25, 2013
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Interesting that he singled out O'Brien and Kelly as two players he's learned from about how hard you have to work to make it. I wonder if he's recognised that they are two players perhaps not blessed with quite the abundance of talent he has, but they've still managed to put together admirable careers based on honest, uncompromising effort. It wouldn't be a bad thing for him to have players like that as role models... as long as they don't try to teach him how to kick :p
Good call & really heartening to hear.

Player ceiling at their peak is some combination of Talent + Work ethic, along with to some extent Opportunity (club, coaching, development etc) + Luck (injury etc). Elite talent players are rare enough, but elite work ethic as well and youre in Mcleod territory. Glad he's on our side.
 

Dudersaurus

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Oct 7, 2018
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Name names.

Who was upset with TT when selected by us?
I was underwhelmed, but couldn't think of a better option. Actively wasn't interested in McDonald, Hollands would have been my ideal, but I thought he wasn't worth pick 1/2 after his injury, so by default I got to Thilthorpe.

Happy enough now, and I wasn't upset, but just... meh.
 

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