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CWaffles

Premiership Player
Jul 10, 2012
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4,574
Melbourne
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Melbourne
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Ferrari, Chicago Bulls, NY Giants
He's in the Freo academy so it doesn't look good, however I'm not sure with the new rules with the bidding and all that crap
It should be up to the two clubs to decide who wants to use the higher pick on him.

I have a feeling its up to him to decide though.
 

TheCount

Moderator
Oct 13, 2015
8,816
12,891
Brisbane
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Melbourne
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Blackhawks, 76ers
It should be up to the two clubs to decide who wants to use the higher pick on him.

I have a feeling its up to him to decide though.
Yep, it's his call, the same as Nick Blakey last year in choosing between North and the Swans.

A difference tho, would be that apparently the Wiz lives in Melbourne, so making the move might be something he's more open to.
 

CWaffles

Premiership Player
Jul 10, 2012
4,380
4,574
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Ferrari, Chicago Bulls, NY Giants
Yep, it's his call, the same as Nick Blakey last year in choosing between North and the Swans.

A difference tho, would be that apparently the Wiz lives in Melbourne, so making the move might be something he's more open to.
He would probably get game time with us quicker than at Freo, they have some pretty handy small forwards.
 

Marc_Remillard

Angel of the Abyss
Jan 4, 2015
6,160
6,683
AFL Club
Melbourne
Belated update on our approved nga prospects.

Although this article is now 2 years old it still gives us some NGA hope for the future (apologies if you've already seen it, somehow i missed it first time around)


  • Kobi George (VIC)
  • Cody Egan (VIC)
  • Deakin Pereira (VIC)
  • Ryan Koo Kwet Kim (VIC)
  • Deakyn Smith (VIC)
  • Declan Gould (VIC) - Pending
  • Andrew Moniz-Wakefield (NT)
  • Reggie Gallagher (NT)

Just a couple of articles I've found after a quick google search:





Both Andy Moniz-Wakefield and Ryan Koo Kwet look like really exciting prospects
Kobi George is a bottom ager this year but I don't think will get picked, has talent but needs to work on his tank

Deakyn Smith is a 2020 prospect, looks to be coming along nicely, gets a mention in the below article, about halfway down



Adding another couple of names to look out for over the next couple of years:

Tyrell martin
Alonzo Nelson

Both made the 2019 Flying Boomerangs Team

Here's an article showing the list on our NT Academy

 

pjfairbairn

Club Legend
Feb 21, 2011
1,635
1,687
Sydney
AFL Club
Melbourne
Shane Woewodins son Taj made his WAFL colts debut a few rounds ago for East Fremantle which is a pretty good effort as there wouldn't be more than ten 16 year olds who have played a game this year in the entire comp. Also made the WA u16 squad and talent academy.
Do you know anything about what kind of role he plays etc?

Woey still one of my favourite three MFC players ever.
 

Marc_Remillard

Angel of the Abyss
Jan 4, 2015
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Left on pretty bad terms. I reckon he’d tell his son you’re not going to play for Melbourne .
Didn't he come back to the club after Collingwood dumped him?

At Melbourne he's known as a Brownlow winner, at Collingwood he was just another underperforming recruit. Plus he only played about 60 games for the scum, unless he risks going up to the GCS he can pick Melbourne
 

Hotdees

All Australian
Feb 18, 2016
689
878
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Didn't he come back to the club after Collingwood dumped him?

At Melbourne he's known as a Brownlow winner, at Collingwood he was just another underperforming recruit. Plus he only played about 60 games for the scum, unless he risks going up to the GCS he can pick Melbourne
He may have? I just remember it was bad at the time.
 

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Crusty Demon

Premiership Player
Sep 20, 2009
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2,659
Ferntree Gully
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Melbourne
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Leeds United
Left on pretty bad terms. I reckon he’d tell his son you’re not going to play for Melbourne .
Just another example of this club f****ng up! Woey was still playing ok football when we decided to trade him. But he bled red and blue and rightfully so, was pi$$ed off at the club for considering trading him. He only won the Brownlow a couple of years beforehand! I'm still pi$$ed off with the club for this one. And for retiring Junior too early! Those two stand out to me..
 

eskimo

All Australian
Apr 22, 2010
652
298
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Melbourne
The Woewodin trade was a salary dump. I don't remember where i saw it but there is a video which goes into a bit of detail about it.
I believe Woey has made up with the club, mostly he was pi**ed at the decision makers at the time, but i think some of his ex team mates who are still around occassionally have helped heal those old wounds.
 

dazzledavey36

Danger
Nov 13, 2005
1,596
1,762
Sydney
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Melbourne
The Woewodin trade was a salary dump. I don't remember where i saw it but there is a video which goes into a bit of detail about it.
I believe Woey has made up with the club, mostly he was pi**ed at the decision makers at the time, but i think some of his ex team mates who are still around occassionally have helped heal those old wounds.
 

Marc_Remillard

Angel of the Abyss
Jan 4, 2015
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6,683
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Woewodin was a good player who had one remarkable season. His manager then got him on an amazing contract, good luck to him, but unfortunately he was never able to produce that high level again. The pressure that Pickering put him under to produce the value of his contract was enormous and it destroyed his career, clubs just can't afford to pay top dollars for so so performers.

Woey was one of my favs as well but you need to tell the whole story. It's sad because he was very quickly forgotten at the Pies, they dumped him after 3 average years. He should have been a 1 club player, celebrated for what he did in 2000, but greed from his manager contributed to the story.
 

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