The future is bright lions fans

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by lions2002, Jun 13, 2018.

Put it out there
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Most promising young star

This poll will close on Aug 1, 2018 at 9:04 PM.
  1. Witherden

    1.1%
  2. McLuggage

    28.7%
  3. Berry

    4.3%
  4. Hipwood

    2.1%
  5. Rayner

    22.3%
  6. Andrews

    38.3%
  7. Bailey

    2.1%
  8. Other

    1.1%
  1. lions2002

    lions2002 Rookie

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    The future is so bright at the lions, Fagan needs to wear sunnies. Bet he can't sleep at night knowing the potential the list has in the years to come. With carlton in the same boat, my prediction is a cartlon and brisbane grand final in 2023
     

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  2. luthor

    luthor Brownlow Medallist

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    I'd prefer to beat Collingwood again for the lulz of seeing Eddie's head explode one more time before I depart this earthly coil.
     
  3. jjami15

    jjami15 Premiership Player

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    I voted McCluggage just in front of Berry. Sounds weird to say I didn't vote Andrews as I reckon he is on the cusp of A grade already. Berry's pre-season was lacking to minimal and at this stage of his career each full pre-season is seriously important. Why McCluggage? He was always going to be a slow burn and there have been at times some seriously good signs. His body is still developing and eventhough he won't be that in and under type he'll be able to balance both and he has a lot of class. 2020 will be the year I reckon when the rest of the comp will sit up and take notice. But I do love Berry too.
     
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  4. luthor

    luthor Brownlow Medallist

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    Doesn't sound weird to me.

    He's way beyond the realm of "promising" or even A grade cuspiness in my view.

    He's in serious contention for AA selection.

    GUN:thumbsu:
     
  5. trikster

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    I think this season has shown that Carlton isn't as far along the rebuild as they thought they were, and that bringing in all those GWS players hasn't fast-tracked them.
     
  6. Nunez

    Nunez Norm Smith Medallist

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    Feels pretty good looking at that list knowing they're all A grade potential players.
     
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  7. Lynch17

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    Interesting to see hipwoods votes, 2 from over 50 voters. He would have as high a ceiling as anyone in the afl with what he can do and his ability to change matches. But he hasn’t quiet been able to pull it all together consistently. He has shown glimpses of brilliance this year, but will then go missing for long stretches of time. He also needs to stick his marks, that would help.
     
  8. scott_the_man

    scott_the_man Club Legend

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    Mccluggage will be a Pendles/Black hybrid. A very special player.
     
  9. Nunez

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    Imo practically nothing separates Hipwood, McCluggage and Rayner in terms of potential (Andrews has well and truly left the potential category so can't be included). I voted Rayner purely based on his incredible glimpses this year. I rate them all so highly.
     
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  10. jackess

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    I think Clug and Rayner will be well rounder but I wonder if Hipwood will ever get rid of his weaknesses. His strengths will see him as a strong contributor but still could end up similar to Westhoff but hopefully a bit better.
     
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  11. bungalow_bill

    bungalow_bill Premiership Player

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    The futures so bright Fagan gotta wear these shades

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    Anyone else been suprised by Rayner's footskills especially into the forward 50?
     
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    Not just the skills but quick decision making and he immediately looks into the corridor.

    The young guys are well drilled for dangerous ball movement
     
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    Should be able to train that out of them before next season.
     
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    Personally think Andrews has the biggest career ahead of him, hopefully starting with AA this year, though McLuggage not far behind. Only in his second year, yet he constantly looks like he has all the time in the world. Going to be an amazing player.
     
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    This was my exact thought process too. Andrews already is a star. A few others are right on the way but McClugg looks like the one to really become a star
     
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    Out of all our young players IMO we have 1 player who is going to be a definite AA level player ie. Harris Andrews and 3 that I am very confident will reach that level during their careers ie. Hugh McCluggage, Cameron Rayner and Jarrod Berry.

    Then there is one just under that level of confidence for me ie. Alex Witherden and Darcy Gardner is closing quickly.

    Jury still out on Eric Hipwood, but he is still very young for a KPF.

    Six potential AA level players is a hell of a core to build around.

    Note- Glass half full opinion. :)
     
  18. Back2Back2Back

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    KPFs' take a while to develop so I'm happy to sit and wait a bit longer with Hippy. His flashes of brilliance will start to become more frequent if he's given a chance to develop his craft.

    I voted Rayner. For a first year player coming fresh from the 2017 draft he already has shown a buttload of potential. Berry, McCluggage, Witho, they're already on their way even just with their short careers. And Andrews has the league paying attention to him now. But I genuinely can't wait to see what Rayner turns into with a couple of seasons of senior footy in him.
     
  19. Gadzorks

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    This will be almost identical to the media release from the Afl when they knock back our pp request.
     
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  20. SizeMatters

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    Pretty sure everyone was jizzing over Lester being potential A grader a few years back. Truth is nearly all Afl clubs have 1 maybe 2 A graders. The term is thrown around too loosely these days.
     
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  21. lioninthesand

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    4 A graders on a list at any one time is good. Cant remember the last time we had 4 A graders on the park at the same time. We have 4 at the moment.
     
  22. bungalow_bill

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    McCluggage will be an A+ grader
     
  23. Saucery

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    Nice satire!
     
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    Dodongo thinks McStay should be in this conversation. He is moving up each year and KPPs take a bit to get going. Once it clicks for him he is going to be a 50 goal a year forward.
     
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  25. Viceregal

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    Using a horribly biased but nevertheless quantitative measure of players-from-our-team-in-the-AA-squad lets see ...

    2000 - 0
    2001 - 5
    2002 - 6
    2003 - 3
    2004 - 5
    2005 - 0
    2006 - 0
    2007 - 1
    2008 - 0
    2009 - 1
    2010 - 0
    2011 - 0
    2012 - 0
    2013 - 0
    2014 - 1
    2015 - 0
    2016 - 0
    2017 - 1

    Leaving aside concepts that someone like Black was certainly an A grader after the years that he was in this team (and that there are only so many spots to play with etc) that would make the answer ... 2005!