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Thats fantastic numbers and we need to look deeper into this, We all know that he was the youngest player taken in the draft and if just 1 week younger would not have been eligible and would be playing tac this year.

If Fraser turner was getting these numbers at tac this year he would be selected as a 1st rounder but he is actually doing it at vfl level which is significantly higher and against big mature men which is just fantastic
Kid has some real class about him, just knows how to find space. Comes with having a big tank and he just covers the ground so well. Hopefully more time in the gym will help him in adding tackling to his game. IN saying that he will lay them when he needs to but that given the way he plays, often on the opposite wing to Naish, who plays on the side we generally attack through. So to be still getting it 20 times a game shows how much ground he does cover.
 

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I’ve seen him live 3 or 4 times this year and despite those tackle numbers he looks to be pretty decent in contested ball situations. I reckon he looks more adept in that area than Naish. I’m hoping he’ll play a similar role to Lambert as he develops his game.
 
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Maybe just get 3 or 4 games into Naishy first. The knock on his game was his defensive efforts too. But Ellis injury opened a door for him.
There’s always a balance between offence and defence . We won’t win games when half our midfield has 5-10 possies and umpteen tackles whilst their oppo run rings around us with 35+ at some stage we need to sacrifice tackle only merchants for players that can win the footy and use it coz I think right now we have the balance out of kilter
 

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Turner has a really good "vibe" about him.

Also very impressed with his number in the championships against the good sides.

Think he will make a fist of it before too long.
He gives me the impression that he will adapt reasonably quickly to the tempo of league footy , players that step up this quickly at vfl generally do
 

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I’ve seen him live 3 or 4 times this year and despite those tackle numbers he looks to be pretty decent in contested ball situations. I reckon he looks more adept in that area than Naish. I’m hoping he’ll play a similar role to Lambert as he develops his game.
what is the right game to debut him?this week?with Naish?
 

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what is the right game to debut him?this week?with Naish?
Maybe against the Suns r16.

Although I suppose it depends on other players returning from injury and the need to get games into them leading up to the finals (if we make it).
 

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Welcome to Richmond, Fraser Turner from Clarence.

186cm
75kg

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Highlights from club website:
http://m.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-11-23/turner-becomes-another-tassie-tiger


https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5472016/allies-fall-over-in-battle-at-nationals/


AFL Draft Central:

DRAFT ANALYSIS: "An outside runner who has great acceleration and endurance, and hits the scoreboard."

OVERVIEW

The hard-running midfielder from Tasmania has bolted further up draft boards as the season has progressed. Turner’s had a very consistent season and has caught the eye of many recruiters with his endurance and ball use on the wing. He impressed throughout the U18 Carnival for the Allies, with his natural ball-winning ability and scoreboard impact. In the Allies close defeat to Vic Metro, Turner accumulated a team-high 25 disposals, nine marks, three inside 50s and four rebounds. Turner is the perfect player for a club that is looking at finding a natural wingman that works hard and is clean by foot. Along with these attributes, Turner has a great endurance base, and can hit the scoreboard when going forward. He needs to build up his frame in order to have more of a role on teh inside, and also register more effective tackles, but as a whole, the slick Tasmanian mover is able to get free and hurt opponents on the counter attack.

STRENGTHS

  • Spread
  • Acceleration
  • Ball-winner
  • Endurance
  • Skills
  • Scoreboard impact
Turner suits the needs of a wingman seamlessly, with his strong aerobic capacity and clean ball use. He runs tirelessly both ways, often finding the ball at both ends of the ground within a short space of time. Turner also has the speed and agility to weave through congestion, along with the ability to burn opponents on the outside. Throughout the National Championships, he was able to drift forward, hitting the scoreboard on numerous occasions, adding another weapon to his game. Players that have great endurance, clean skills and the ability to accumulate with ease, are some of the most valuable assets to a football club in the modern era. His ceiling is as high as anyone in the draft, especially when it comes to outside midfielders. If Turner continues to work hard at improving all areas of his game, he could turn out to be a really valuable footballer at the elite level.

At the National Draft Combine, Turner recorded a 21.4 in the Yo-Yo test (top 10), and a 2.976-second 20m sprint, both very high for the draft class showing he can run in spurts and do it all day long. His kicking efficiency at the National Under 18 Championships did not do him justice, recording a 50 per cent efficiency from his nine kicks per game average. He is more effective than the statistics show, while his hands in traffic are clean, finishing the championships with almost a 90 per cent efficiency by hand. His spread saw him average 5.3 marks per game (ranked equal sixth) and booted almost one goal per game playing predominantly on a wing, just getting forward when possible.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Inside game
  • Strength
  • Tackling
Turner is on the lighter side and will need to develop more physically, but as we have witnessed in the AFL this season, first-year players can still have a big impact immediately, regardless of their size. With Turner spending the majority of his minutes on the outside, he can find it difficult to gain sufficient tackle numbers in games, and this will be one area he will be looking to improve on as he develops. He’ll also be looking to improve on his ability to win the ball on the inside, with the midfielder winning the majority of his possessions uncontested. If he can do that, he will make his game more complete and he’ll become just as damaging in tight, as he is on the outside. Likewise, his tackle numbers at the championships were poor, laying just the one tackle, with Turner used rather for his outside run than his tackling, but it is another area he can build on.

DRAFT PROJECTION: 30-60

SUMMARY

Turner was one of four Tasmanians invited to the AFL National Draft Combine this year, revealing that there are many clubs interested. His endurance, ball use and the potential to turn into a consistent ball-winner that can kick goals, is far too good for clubs to ignore. The midfielder does have improvements to make to his game, but once he is able to bulk up his skinny frame, he can improve the other areas of his game to complement his classy outside ball-winning ability.

I liked his goal he kicked on the weekend. If he continues to develop their is plenty of opportunity at AFL level at Richmond given our current list
 

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When I have seen glimpses of him he seems to have a good penetrating kick and normally to good advantage. From memory, reading through the coach's notes each week there have been some mentions mainly of needing to develop the defensive side of his game. I suspect his stamina, agility, spread and ball use is well and truly AFL standard already. He certainly catches the eye. My impression now is he might be more likely to be held back until 2020 when we could expect to see a fair bit of him if he finds the improvement you might expect.
 

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Nice reading how he played a bit of inside mid and had 5 clearances , what is his kicking like?
He will become a contested player no problems, as last week showed. He is one of those players who when the ball is in front of him they rarely leave it behind. He will develop into a 187cm 88kg mids that can run all day with good skills who doesn't make mistakes. A bit like Grigg but a better kick.
 
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