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Even if in some bizarre scenario we picked him up not 100% on merit (and I find this incredibly unlikely), it’s a free hit on a guy with huge upside (lot of work required). He is taking the place of either some other kid with a bit of potential but requiring a lot of work or a state league player who probably isn’t good enough for afl and never will be. I’m pretty much going to forget he is on the list as he will be lucky to get games at box hill this year so don’t expect we will see much of him. Good luck Ned!
 

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Even if in some bizarre scenario we picked him up not 100% on merit (and I find this incredibly unlikely), it’s a free hit on a guy with huge upside (lot of work required). He is taking the place of either some other kid with a bit of potential but requiring a lot of work or a state league player who probably isn’t good enough for afl and never will be. I’m pretty much going to forget he is on the list as he will be lucky to get games at box hill this year so don’t expect we will see much of him. Good luck Ned!
Agreed.

Massive height, with ability and build. Worth a punt. At the end of game, the tall guys are still tall.
 

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Hahahaha! From you, that's just gold. So rich, I can only eat a tiny morsel. It's great, the kid has been training with the club fir ages, we pick him in the side and already suspicion of nepotism gets bandied around. Let him strut his stuff and them if he O'Brien's it up, THEN call nepotism.
Do you not see the irony in saying "unnecessary" to a comment about one player, then using 'O'brien's it up' as a derogatory comment about another?
 
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Hahahaha! From you, that's just gold. So rich, I can only eat a tiny morsel. It's great, the kid has been training with the club fir ages, we pick him in the side and already suspicion of nepotism gets bandied around. Let him strut his stuff and them if he O'Brien's it up, THEN call nepotism.
Welcome to the board, Justin.
 

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This is an interesting thread. I am related to the kid, so very biased.
But a couple of things the general BF chatter hasn't picked up on.
Before he became very tall, Ned was an excellent junior footballer, regularly winning trophies at CHB/CHF (see pic with Danger above).
He was invited to 2 draft camps and was considered a very good draft prospect. Hip injuries probably impacted on him not being drafted.
He was at Box Hill Hawks last year while his father was working at Geelong - The Hawks have been keen on him since before Jeff poached Justin.
Carry on.
 

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Needs 5 years to build a tank, but we can Max Gawn this kid
Or Dean Cox him! So many ruckmen have come through the rookie draft. I'm excited but realise that these guys don't hit their straps until much later. Still can't work out how Saints let Big Boy go at the start of his prime.
 

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This is an interesting thread. I am related to the kid, so very biased.
But a couple of things the general BF chatter hasn't picked up on.
Before he became very tall, Ned was an excellent junior footballer, regularly winning trophies at CHB/CHF (see pic with Danger above).
He was invited to 2 draft camps and was considered a very good draft prospect. Hip injuries probably impacted on him not being drafted.
He was at Box Hill Hawks last year while his father was working at Geelong - The Hawks have been keen on him since before Jeff poached Justin.
Carry on.
Hip injuries are understandable when you consider the height of the kid.

Good intel though, thanks!
 

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This is an interesting thread. I am related to the kid, so very biased.
But a couple of things the general BF chatter hasn't picked up on.
Before he became very tall, Ned was an excellent junior footballer, regularly winning trophies at CHB/CHF (see pic with Danger above).
He was invited to 2 draft camps and was considered a very good draft prospect. Hip injuries probably impacted on him not being drafted.
He was at Box Hill Hawks last year while his father was working at Geelong - The Hawks have been keen on him since before Jeff poached Justin.
Carry on.
So you've confirmed the nepotism right there! Justin got his job cause of Ned getting him an interview!
 

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Or Dean Cox him! So many ruckmen have come through the rookie draft. I'm excited but realise that these guys don't hit their straps until much later. Still can't work out how Saints let Big Boy go at the start of his prime.
Yeah we are going to really need to put at least 5 years into his development.

Sounds like we will
 

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Will probably get a decent amount of game time down at Box Hill in support of Pitts

Best of luck to the lad, hope he gives it a right shake
 

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This is an interesting thread. I am related to the kid, so very biased.
But a couple of things the general BF chatter hasn't picked up on.
Before he became very tall, Ned was an excellent junior footballer, regularly winning trophies at CHB/CHF (see pic with Danger above).
He was invited to 2 draft camps and was considered a very good draft prospect. Hip injuries probably impacted on him not being drafted.
He was at Box Hill Hawks last year while his father was working at Geelong - The Hawks have been keen on him since before Jeff poached Justin.
Carry on.
I must admit I had a mental image of him clunking 4+ marks in the forward 50 and kicking truly each time.

I must admit,
I had a mental image of HumphreyBBear clunking marks in the forward fifty for Hawthorn after finding out he is family.
 

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