Toast Port's 2019 1st year players - The Fab Four

Favourite 1st year Port player 2019

  • Zak Butters

    Votes: 28 58.3%
  • Connor Rozee

    Votes: 4 8.3%
  • Xavier Duursma

    Votes: 5 10.4%
  • Willem Who? Willem Drew

    Votes: 11 22.9%

  • Total voters
    48
  • Poll closed .

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Powerstufff

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Remember when Darren Mead won Best First Year Player in 1997?

That was 22 years ago, you say?

Shut up
It was 22 years ago today*
That Darren Mead began to play
He's been going in and out of style
But he's guaranteed to raise a smile
So may I introduce to you
The Mead you've known for all these years?
Port Adelaide's tall defender man.

* for RossFC and elpirate it was poetic licence with 'today', and yes Mead did play with the Maggies pre 1997
 
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AFC AFeederClub

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what is obvious is Portia owns Duursma a huge on-air apology, from what ive seen of him its absolute gun-material, we can look forward to a hybrid cross of Issac Smith & Andrew Gaff in years to come with double the courage of those 2. If you looked at Butters you would say everytime he will struggle at AFL level with his bodysize but when you watch him in the game his footy IQ is 3 steps ahead of the oppo, and as for Rozee you would say he's been the least exciting of the 3 at the moment but his upside is huge.

ive always like Drew, he's the man with the golden hands
 

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Powerstufff

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... and as for Rozee you would say he's been the least exciting of the 3 at the moment ....
The poll here interests me greatly. In 2 games Rozee has accrued 36 disposals and plays the in and under role at clearances just a little less than Drew. He has 2 goals. Yet as of today his polling numbers are like the federal coalition.
 

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Looking at the Drew/Rozee comparison, if the question is who's been better so far, I'd say Drew, which with his AFL ready body, extra two years in the system and more significant role in the side that's not surprising. If the question is who's going to have the better career, Rozee all the way.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Yeah I quoted them in the opening post, plus Henry Playfair who gave them 52 games and and Charlie Gardiner who had 51 for them. Subject for another thread but boy we $%^&ed up in that draft.
I have done another thread that covers it - started it in 2008 and still going. You also forgot David Johnson who played 80 odd games and was emergency in 2007 GF and Brett Grigic who only played 13 for the cats but 90 all up.
 

Shaucob_Burjan

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what is obvious is Portia owns Duursma a huge on-air apology, from what ive seen of him its absolute gun-material, we can look forward to a hybrid cross of Issac Smith & Andrew Gaff in years to come with double the courage of those 2. If you looked at Butters you would say everytime he will struggle at AFL level with his bodysize but when you watch him in the game his footy IQ is 3 steps ahead of the oppo, and as for Rozee you would say he's been the least exciting of the 3 at the moment but his upside is huge.

ive always like Drew, he's the man with the golden hands
Rozee has arguably the best stats and plays in the hardest position in the AFL (half forward)
 

shewho

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Are there other teams?
Looking at the Drew/Rozee comparison, if the question is who's been better so far, I'd say Drew, which with his AFL ready body, extra two years in the system and more significant role in the side that's not surprising. If the question is who's going to have the better career, Rozee all the way.
There should be 3 polls- Who will win Best First Year Player? Who will end up the better player? Most likely to win a Norm Smith?
 

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