Pielebo’s top 25 POTENTIAL stars (the sequel 10 years on)

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Put it out there
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    I thought I’d give it another go. Put myself out there for the barrage of abuse, but hopefully have a few agree and most engage in a healthy discussion.

    This is the list of the top 25 potential superstars and unlike 10 years ago, I’ll mention the criteria which is -
    Players under the age of 21 and having already played a handful of AFL games.

    It is obviously weighted towards potential stardom, more so than exposed form thus far. But that plays a big hand in how I may rate them.

    Let me know what you think.

    The 25 to 11 list -

    25, M Kennedy (Carlton)

    24, R Clarke (North)

    23, J Silvagni (Carlton)

    22, C Marchbank (Carlton)

    21, B Keays (Lions)

    20, J Hopper (GWS)

    19, H Andrews (Lions)

    18, J Dunkley (Dogs)

    17, L Duggan (WCE)

    16, SPP (Port)

    15, R Mathieson (Lions)

    14, J Weitering (Carlton)

    13, B Fiorini (GCS)

    12, H McCluggage (Lions)

    11, D Parish (Dons)

    aaaaand the top 10 -

    10, A Witherden (Lions)

    9, J Gresham (StK)

    8, R Burton (Hawks)

    7, SPS (Carlton)

    6, C Mills (Swans)

    5, D Rioli (Tigers)

    4, C Curnow (Carlton)

    3, A McGrath (Dons)

    2, E Hipwood (Lions)

    1, C Oliver (Dees)

    Honourable mentions, apologies and considering I’m just not a scout or recruiter, I didn’t know enough to put these guys in my top 25 -

    B Hardwick, H McKay, D Houston, A Francis, C Ah Chee, J Simpkin, J Schache, Z Guthrie, T Taranto, J Parsons, J Berry.

    3/12/17 EDIT - Will Taranto omission come back to bite me on the arse?
     
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    I like it.
     
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    With 20% or more of them being yours I expect another threepeat. Anything less is a choke.
     
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    I'll be the first to bump this in 10 years.
     
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    Who said they’ll still be there? :drunk:
     
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    It’s actually not a bad list but Rioli is way too high imo

    Edit - I would have Taranto in the actual list too
     
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    Nice effort but for numpties like me , are you able to edit and put their team names against them so I know who they all are.
     
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    12/25 spread between Carlton and Brisbane. I’m happy with that.
     
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    In hindsight, I agree.
     
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    I doubt even North fans would rate Clarke that high, his ceiling appears to be a b-grade midfield accumulator, nice list though.

    I would personally put Simpkin in before Clarke.
     
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    I really don't think Mathieson should be on there
     

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    Only realised that now, but I’m purely going by players 20 years and younger who’ve played and look the goods. It’s going to be the bottom sides who’ve exposed these players more, thus the skewed numbers towards Blues and Lions.
     
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    His last month was unbelievable.
     
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    It was, but he was playing HB, picking up a lot of cheap ball, he'll be a good player, just not an elite one at this stage.
     
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    Pretty grim for the Suns considering they're the other team in the bottom 3 and they only have 1.
     
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    Interesting. No Connor Blakely...
     
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    I'm a Carlton supporter but even I couldn't have J Silvagni in that list.
     
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    Ainsworth and Joyce look okay. With GCS, there’s Miller, Wright, Kolodjashnij and Martin who are still pretty young too.
     
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    Would you believe me if I told you I had Silvagni out for Taranto but changed it last minute because it was too midfield heavy?
     
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    He is ineligible. Already 21.
     
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    Taranto should be top 10.

    Watch out for Gallucci too. Will play plenty of games in 2018, with Cameron leaving.
     
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    Would agree that Blakely and Taranto should be in there - would probably have them in at the expense of Clarke and Kennedy. Although I think both have a higher ceiling than Silvagni, but I get the reasoning if you've tried to not make it midfield-heavy.

    edit: Sorry, just saw your age limit. Fair enough on Blakely then, but he still definitely doesn't get the credit he deserves.
     
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    Thought R Clarke was Raphael
     
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    I just noticed this WTF