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It's becoming quite evident why recruiters really wanted a pick in the top half a dozen or so.

From what we've seen of Sam Walsh in our practice match, and by all accounts the way Rankine has performed justifies why clubs wanted a king's ransom for these picks.
 

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Pretty bloody impressed by this guy yesterday. As good as his highlights video. Can do it against men, and is only going to get better and better. Going to be one special player.
 

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Izak paying $26 to lead our goal kicking with the bookmakers

Seems like the kind of guy that will find the big sticks and if he plays 20 games could easily see him reaching 30 goals this year.
28 was our leading tally last year


To me these odds are all wrong



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Peter Wright - not a huge goal kicker, works up and down the field instead of playing deep, also had his fair share of injuries. although I think he probably is the rightful favourite - kicked 31 goals, multiple goals on 9 occasions in his last full season 2017.

Sam Day - never averaged more than 1 goal a game, kicked more than 2 goals only 5 times in his 110 game career
Jack Martin - kicked 24 goals in 2017 but position versatility has been an achilles heel for him with respect to kicking goals. Said to play more midfield this year
Alex Sexton - Leading goal kicker last year with 28 - 20 of those after the bye, decent shout for back to back goal kicking titles
Aaron Young - Kicked 20 goals in 22 games last year, probably outside best 22 for most Suns fans, haven't heard boo about him this preseason.
Nick Holman - went at 1 goal / game after the bye last year but clearly not guaranteed to be best 22 - was almost playing as our 3rd tall toward the end of the year and we have other options now.
Josh Corbett - kicked 22 goals 9 VFL games last year, untested at AFL level yet and injured to start the seaso
Ben King - training in defence, unlikely to play more than 10-15 games I would have thought
Rankine- confirmed best 22, will play almost exclusively forward with a few midfield cameos, orazio fantasia kicked 30 goals in his first full season and I can see Rankine matching that.
Lukosius - Probably won't play the full season, seems more likely to be a high forward rather than a deep forward.


If I were to order them in terms of probability leading our goal kicking I'd go

Wright > Martin > Sexton > Rankine > Day > Corbett > Young > everyone else

$26 for Rankine is value.
 

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Izak paying $26 to lead our goal kicking with the bookmakers

Seems like the kind of guy that will find the big sticks and if he plays 20 games could easily see him reaching 30 goals this year.
28 was our leading tally last year


To me these odds are all wrong



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Peter Wright - not a huge goal kicker, works up and down the field instead of playing deep, also had his fair share of injuries. although I think he probably is the rightful favourite - kicked 31 goals, multiple goals on 9 occasions in his last full season 2017.

Sam Day - never averaged more than 1 goal a game, kicked more than 2 goals only 5 times in his 110 game career
Jack Martin - kicked 24 goals in 2017 but position versatility has been an achilles heel for him with respect to kicking goals. Said to play more midfield this year
Alex Sexton - Leading goal kicker last year with 28 - 20 of those after the bye, decent shout for back to back goal kicking titles
Aaron Young - Kicked 20 goals in 22 games last year, probably outside best 22 for most Suns fans, haven't heard boo about him this preseason.
Nick Holman - went at 1 goal / game after the bye last year but clearly not guaranteed to be best 22 - was almost playing as our 3rd tall toward the end of the year and we have other options now.
Josh Corbett - kicked 22 goals 9 VFL games last year, untested at AFL level yet and injured to start the seaso
Ben King - training in defence, unlikely to play more than 10-15 games I would have thought
Rankine- confirmed best 22, will play almost exclusively forward with a few midfield cameos, orazio fantasia kicked 30 goals in his first full season and I can see Rankine matching that.
Lukosius - Probably won't play the full season, seems more likely to be a high forward rather than a deep forward.


If I were to order them in terms of probability leading our goal kicking I'd go

Wright > Martin > Sexton > Rankine > Day > Corbett > Young > everyone else

$26 for Rankine is value.
Wright > Rankine > Sexton > Martin > Ainsworth > Corbett > Burgess > Ah Chee
 

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Wright > Rankine > Sexton > Martin > Ainsworth > Corbett > Burgess > Ah Chee
Yeah I was only using those with provided odds
With the whole list I'd say

Wright > Martin > Sexton > Rankine > Day > Ah Chee > Corbett > Burgess

Don't think anyone else is likely at all.
 

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The kids a generational talent, players like him come every decade or so.

One recruiter stated a couple of years ago he could have been playing AFL right now. He was 17 at the time lol, he’s that good and he knows it.
If he puts it together & works hard then the sky is the limit, I really hope he does because there aren’t many players that possesses the talent Izak has.
 

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With rankine and Martin around that area do young and sexton fight for the same position now?
Sexton a starter for me. Dew mentioned in his presser that he struggled with best 22. He ended up with 30. Next week only 26 can play. We will get pretty good idea about the team.
 

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Figured it was a joke but people tend to be a little less knowledgeable when it comes to the AFL draft and the players their team takes than most other sports so thought i’d write it anyway
Made me feel good, especially after watching Izak live in the flesh for the first time yesterday. Reckon his kick is at least the equal of Matera’s for accuracy and he definitely has greater length than fish ever did.
 

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Made me feel good, especially after watching Izak live in the flesh for the first time yesterday. Reckon his kick is at least the equal of Matera’s for accuracy and he definitely has greater length than fish ever did.
Selling him short if your talking about Brandon, if we are talking about Peter that's something I can get on board with.
 

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