Welcome Pick #5 Connor Rozee

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Kiss from a Rozee

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If Rozee kicked 15 goals in the next three weeks I still doubt he’d get the award.

He is behind Walsh for sure right now, but a big three weeks heading into September and he’d go ahead IMO.
 

Tibbs

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Walsh has been seriously consistent throughout the year. Whereas Rozee has had down periods where he didnt do much ... that being said, most pundits have him as their preferred player. Certainly is mine!
 

FallingLiefs

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Walsh is the best first year player in probably the era since dawn of the draft. You can’t really say Rozee should win it without losing credibility.

Can debate who will be better all day long though and if history is anything to go by another player out of that draft will trump them both in the years to come.
 

Rendaw

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Walsh is the best first year player in probably the era since dawn of the draft. You can’t really say Rozee should win it without losing credibility.

Can debate who will be better all day long though and if history is anything to go by another player out of that draft will trump them both in the years to come.
Hopefully Duursma and Butters.
 

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Powerade 08

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Walsh is the best first year player in probably the era since dawn of the draft. You can’t really say Rozee should win it without losing credibility.
Nowhere near it. If you are basing that purely on disposal stats there is Toby Greene (av. 28 disposals).

Nothing will beat Selwoods debut year. By the second half of the season he was probably directing his teammates on the field.
Then basically became a legit star of the comp from year 2 onwards (19 votes in the 'what do the umpires rekon' award).

Walsh is just a good runner who is ball-hungry. He has a lot of maturing to do as a player still.
 

Port83

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Interesting to hear young Conner mention in a roving Damo interview he doesn’t watch much other games of footy. Let’s hope he not into fortnite like that other bloke everyone compared to Wanganeen. Also ‘roving Damo’ 🤣
 

Forzaport

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Walsh has clearly had the better season and is the most deserving rising star recipient in years, he's received coaches votes something like 8 times. Andrew Mcgrath he aint.

Connor has shown flashes through the year which are becoming more and more frequent, if he was hitting this kind of form every week he'd be AA let alone Rising Star.

Kane's opinion will come across as a troll but he's 100% right, if the draft is done again he's taken #1 every time.
If the draft was redone and Rozee is the #1 pick, surely that also makes him a worthy rising star winner.

Walsh’s consistency pales in comparison to Rozee’s forward craft, which is arguably a harder position to play in 2019 AFL.
 

TheFVK

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If the draft was redone and Rozee is the #1 pick, surely that also makes him a worthy rising star winner.
No because the Rising Star award needs to judge on first year output, not potential. I see your point but if you go down that route you start rewarding players for potential, which is too subjective.
 

Forzaport

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No because the Rising Star award needs to judge on first year output, not potential. I see your point but if you go down that route you start rewarding players for potential, which is too subjective.
AFL Player Ratings has Rozee as being more impactful than Walsh this year. Arguably, that means that Rozee has had higher first year output.
 

Powerage

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Walsh has been seriously consistent throughout the year. Whereas Rozee has had down periods where he didnt do much ... that being said, most pundits have him as their preferred player. Certainly is mine!
Hard to be consistently good as an inexperienced small forward. Especially in our forward line. If Rozee had been played across half back I would suggest he would have won the Rising Star by a country mile.
 

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