List Mgmt. Welcome to West Coast: Oscar Allen

Should Tim Kelly have been picked here?

  • Yes - Allen would've lasted to 26

    Votes: 22 15.3%
  • No - Allen was too good to pass up

    Votes: 122 84.7%

  • Total voters
    144

Doashuey

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Sep 13, 2017
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Like to know his wingspan, seems to have very long arms so probably plays an inch or 2 taller. That and his sticky 1 grab mits makes him an extremely good mark.
I can see at least 1 Coleman in his future.
 

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MrWoollie

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Jul 28, 2008
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Doesn’t remind me of Notte or McDougal
I still haven't forgiven Port for making us pick Tony Notte. OK, they didn't hold a gun to our head but this is the logic...

In 2006 Port picked up Justin Westhoff with pick 71 in the draft. He debuted in round 10 and played every game thereafter, kicking 34 goals. He was skinny, underweight, out-muscled but kept taking marks and kicking goals. He was just difficult to match up on.
So everyone wanted to find the next Westhoff come draft 2007. And we found him! Skinny, tall, underweight, easily out-muscled. And his name was Tony Notte.
Unfortunately when he got onto an AFL field he proved to be easily out-muscled and unable to take a mark or lick a goal. Thanks Port. Without the success of Westhoff we wouldn't have even looked at him.
 

Carbine Chaos

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Apr 1, 2009
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I still haven't forgiven Port for making us pick Tony Notte. OK, they didn't hold a gun to our head but this is the logic...

In 2006 Port picked up Justin Westhoff with pick 71 in the draft. He debuted in round 10 and played every game thereafter, kicking 34 goals. He was skinny, underweight, out-muscled but kept taking marks and kicking goals. He was just difficult to match up on.
So everyone wanted to find the next Westhoff come draft 2007. And we found him! Skinny, tall, underweight, easily out-muscled. And his name was Tony Notte.
Unfortunately when he got onto an AFL field he proved to be easily out-muscled and unable to take a mark or lick a goal. Thanks Port. Without the success of Westhoff we wouldn't have even looked at him.
Notte became an excellent WAFL player though and I think could have played a role on an AFL list some years into his development. Easy to see why we took the punt.
 

avishka5

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Sep 1, 2014
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I still haven't forgiven Port for making us pick Tony Notte. OK, they didn't hold a gun to our head but this is the logic...

In 2006 Port picked up Justin Westhoff with pick 71 in the draft. He debuted in round 10 and played every game thereafter, kicking 34 goals. He was skinny, underweight, out-muscled but kept taking marks and kicking goals. He was just difficult to match up on.
So everyone wanted to find the next Westhoff come draft 2007. And we found him! Skinny, tall, underweight, easily out-muscled. And his name was Tony Notte.
Unfortunately when he got onto an AFL field he proved to be easily out-muscled and unable to take a mark or lick a goal. Thanks Port. Without the success of Westhoff we wouldn't have even looked at him.
ahaha and Westhoff became s**t for a few years after that as well.
 

hungrytiger

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Oct 3, 2014
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Brander will be JK in 2021.. Darling still there but when Darling goes it will be the Brander and Allen show. Maybe Bailey Williams in as 3rd tall and ruckman.
 

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Bleedblueandgold

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Oct 9, 2009
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Brander needs to really work on his goalkicking. It's the only real weakness in his game. Allen definitely has him covered in this area. Probably Jake too.
 

WCE_phil

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Nov 14, 2009
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Brander will be our next third tall/rebounding tall defender imo. Gov and Barrass are pretty much set and will be for years to come.

Looks to me like Oscar will be CHF, Darling will be around quite a while as the deepest natural forward and Jakey boy will be the running third tall option up front.

We then have rioli, ryan and petch filling the other forward roles. Other defending roles see cole locked into one, duggan locked into another small and hopefully not being too slow or tall with rotham and brander back with gov and barrass. We are definitely short a specialist high quality kicking small/mid defender coming through.

Williams may well be a second ruck/forward option and his best looks spectacular but his goal kicking is bad, like levi casboult bad at this stage.
 

Balls In

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May 25, 2018
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I dont reckon this is going to pan out like people are speculating and we will be a very different looking fowardline post Kennedy. In terms of kpf players though, I haven't dismissed Waterman, Brander I cant really tell ... but with Oscar I see nothing but A grade.
 

Art OF war

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May 5, 2008
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I dont reckon this is going to pan out like people are speculating and we will be a very different looking fowardline post Kennedy. In terms of kpf players though, I haven't dismissed Waterman, Brander I cant really tell ... but with Oscar I see nothing but A grade.
Jarrod B. is A grade. Will be a slightly slower burn than Oscar.
 

Turboman1994

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Jul 24, 2013
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O Allen is a better kick for goal and has stickerer mitts in pack situations his f50 play is better hence why he is in the team RN.

Brander Reminds me more of a 2008-2012 JK when JK used to play like a more traditional CHF. He’s nimble, Fit as hell and a good grab on the lead will play up the ground with O Allen deep in the future imo
 

FKASC

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O Allen is a better kick for goal and has stickerer mitts in pack situations his f50 play is better hence why he is in the team RN.

Brander Reminds me more of a 2008-2012 JK when JK used to play like a more traditional CHF. He’s nimble, Fit as hell and a good grab on the lead will play up the ground with O Allen deep in the future imo
JK’s physicality and tackling was part of his strengths pre-draft though. JB needs to add that to his game in order to emulate Joshy
 
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