Universal Love Welcome to Hawthorn, Seamus Mitchell - Pick #29 2020 National draft

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kazzooka

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Tackling pressure seems to be one of those traits that they either have or don't have - unfortunately, I can't remember too many players inadequate in that area and subsequently turned it into a strength, can you?

E.g. Poppy, Cyril, Breust, Wingard, etc, all innate exemplary tacklers from the get-go.
Bruest was dropped from 2011 finals for lack of defensive pressure.
 

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DannyJ

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Sounds promising. Hopefully hes a guy that would have been top 10 had they played in 2020.

Excited by all 4 selections from this draft.

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Could you actually access it?
IIRC we're not allowed to post the entire article so here are the cromulent bits.

“HE’S the best talent I’ve seen come through the Pioneers.”

“His speed, his athleticism, he has got a vertical (jump) and I feel he reads the ball and play a lot quicker than other players,” O’Bree said.

“He’s super smart around goals – and all that gives him a great advantage.”

He said Mitchell would “need to build a body and resilience to cope with the AFL standard of footy”.

“That will happen in time and I just think he’s so exciting and someone we can watch for a couple of hundred games (in the AFL),” he said in a bold prediction.
 

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IIRC we're not allowed to post the entire article so here are the cromulent bits.

“HE’S the best talent I’ve seen come through the Pioneers.”

“His speed, his athleticism, he has got a vertical (jump) and I feel he reads the ball and play a lot quicker than other players,” O’Bree said.

“He’s super smart around goals – and all that gives him a great advantage.”

He said Mitchell would “need to build a body and resilience to cope with the AFL standard of footy”.

“That will happen in time and I just think he’s so exciting and someone we can watch for a couple of hundred games (in the AFL),” he said in a bold prediction.
Sounds like a cross between Connor Rozee and Izak Rankine
 

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IIRC we're not allowed to post the entire article so here are the cromulent bits.

“HE’S the best talent I’ve seen come through the Pioneers.”

“His speed, his athleticism, he has got a vertical (jump) and I feel he reads the ball and play a lot quicker than other players,” O’Bree said.

“He’s super smart around goals – and all that gives him a great advantage.”

He said Mitchell would “need to build a body and resilience to cope with the AFL standard of footy”.

“That will happen in time and I just think he’s so exciting and someone we can watch for a couple of hundred games (in the AFL),” he said in a bold prediction.
Cheers mate.

Who was it that made these comments?
 

rogiebear93

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Assistant coach up until this year, so he’s seen a few come through. Not sure when he started.
Tried to find info on that, but I'm wagering it hasn't been that long as Stringer, Martin and Selwood were all drafted from the Pioneers not that long ago. Stringer not so much for current output, but pre-leg break as a junior he was something special.

That said it still puts him ahead of Kemp, Dow, Caldwell and Brander who were all recent early picks.
 

Strapping Young Lad

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I happened to be at training a couple of weeks ago when Seamus did his first bit of running up the wing on the other side of the park with one of the fitness staff.

The training group and coaches in the middle of the ground stopped to cheer him on quite loudly and it was actually a little over the top, to be honest, but it would’ve given him a great feeling of support on his way back from injury.
 

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