Universal Love Welcome to Freo- Josh Treacy

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He looks an exciting prospect.
If he can play like this with the big boys an come out the other side unscathed, then we have done well.
He looka real see bal, get ball , regardless of who is in the way.
He has good closing speed and good hands.Hit hard.
I look forward to seeing him inthe Imperial Purple.
 

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You have a good one there. Was supposed to play with my son in the U17 Cohuna Kangas but had an injury for a large part of the season, then he could not play finals due to higher league commitments. Stayed around all season to coach and run water! Quality young man. (They won the Grand Final without him anyway!!)
 

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Every player drafted on the Rookie list has a defect in their game of some sort. Doesn’t mean they can’t become an established AFL player but for every Tabs there are 4 or 5 Dixon’s or Stradrnica’s.
I wonder what is the main knock on young Josh. Love his bravery and attack on the ball anyway, two raw ingredients that are hard to coach.
 
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Every player drafted on the Rookie list has a defect in their game of some sort. Doesn’t mean they can’t become an established AFL player but for every Tabs there are 4 or 5 Dixon’s or Stradrnica’s.
I wonder what is the main knock on young Josh. Love his bravery and attack on the ball anyway, two raw ingredients that are hard to coach.
Probably no knock other than tall's take awhile to reach their potential, clubs and fan's are impatient.
 

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Every player drafted on the Rookie list has a defect in their game of some sort. Doesn’t mean they can’t become an established AFL player but for every Tabs there are 4 or 5 Dixon’s or Stradrnica’s.
I wonder what is the main knock on young Josh. Love his bravery and attack on the ball anyway, two raw ingredients that are hard to coach.
Check out the number of good players fremantle have from the rookie list.We have done well.Sandi for one.
 

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Check out the number of good players fremantle have from the rookie list.We have done well.Sandi for one.
True but in the last 8 or 9 years tabs and Hughes, maybe Duman, are the only success stories. Sandilands was drafted nearly 20 years ago when across the board in the AFL the draft was undervalued and relatively more quality players slid into the rookie draft.
Of course a decent ruckman in particular can be snagged in the RD, Rowan Marshall being a recent example. But overall, talent ID has improved a lot and relatively less quality players should be sliding to the Rookie draft than before. In saying that 2020 could well be an exception given the unique season we have had.
 

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True but in the last 8 or 9 years tabs and Hughes, maybe Duman, are the only success stories. Sandilands was drafted nearly 20 years ago when across the board in the AFL the draft was undervalued and relatively more quality players slid into the rookie draft.
Of course a decent ruckman in particular can be snagged in the RD, Rowan Marshall being a recent example. But overall, talent ID has improved a lot and relatively less quality players should be sliding to the Rookie draft than before. In saying that 2020 could well be an exception given the unique season we have had.
Barlow was a legendary rookie get, maybe just fits that timeframe. Lee Spurr also very handy.

But of late a lot of the rookie spots have been used for list management purposes, with players coming in off the main list either injury prone types with talent or those who haven't cemented but they wanted more of a look at.
 

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It does leave me with question marks. The really good talls get drafted early. The highlights make it look like he should have gone top ten. I have a diet heavy in salt.
I expect if his highlights featured more empty Dockland's stadium or Kardinya park seats he would have gone higher in the draft. If he was 5cm taller too.
 

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Every player drafted on the Rookie list has a defect in their game of some sort. Doesn’t mean they can’t become an established AFL player but for every Tabs there are 4 or 5 Dixon’s or Stradrnica’s.
I wonder what is the main knock on young Josh. Love his bravery and attack on the ball anyway, two raw ingredients that are hard to coach.
4 or 5? I'd say 10 or 20.

In our history, by my count, we have had 9 players first drafted in the rookie draft by us* play 75 games or more for Freo. This is from 100's of picks**. Of them only 1, Tabs, is a key forward.

*Daniel Pearce was originally a rookie.
**And we have one of the better records.
 

Joao

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4 or 5? I'd say 10 or 20.

In our history, by my count, we have had 9 players first drafted in the rookie draft by us* play 75 games or more for Freo. This is from 100's of picks**. Of them only 1, Tabs, is a key forward.

*Daniel Pearce was originally a rookie.
**And we have one of the better records.
So what you are saying is that we should temper our expectations? I suppose I can see Treacy being a 1 time Coleman medalist...
 

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Why didn’t the bombers take him? I guess they didn’t take Barlow either but it seems like they would have been on the lookout for a developing forward.
Scrolling through Essendon's draft history is not a great endorsement for their talent ID, and I think they are one of the worst recruiting departments going around. Their drought for winning a final reflects this.
 

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I expect if his highlights featured more empty Dockland's stadium or Kardinya park seats he would have gone higher in the draft. If he was 5cm taller too.
I think you nailed it, the main doubt about him is his height.

To be a real power forward in the AFL these days you've got to be 6'6" or taller. He's a couple shy of that, he might still have some growth left him in though.
 

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I think it says a fair bit about team situation that the most popular draftee thread is the Victorian rookie kid rather than the local 1st or 2nd round picks. I'm not sure whether I should be amused or uncomfortable, probably both.
No doubt the filling the KPF hole is a major reason but people are also curious creatures. Most semi-interested folk here knew about the 4 WA boys before the draft. Only a handful of us knew anything at all about Treacy. I'm expecting once they start training and Western carves it up with his speed he'll be most talked about followed by the smooth run of Walker. Then once AFL/WAFL seasons start we'll focus more on what Chappy and Drisco bring. If we're still talking about Treacy the most in a few months then the hype train will have not only left the station it will rocketing down the tracks at full speed.
 

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