List Mgmt. Welcome to West Coast: Xavier O'Neill (pick 28, 2018 Draft)

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Priddis Is Done

Premiership Player
May 28, 2017
4,595
5,588
AFL Club
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Very very promising

Hasn't been given the opportunity yet in a game,

But what's his top speed like and acceleration ? Does he have the burst capability through packs ?
 

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amazingjoshy

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Apr 29, 2005
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Very clean with his hands, and the turn he did at one stage right after picking it up off the deck was a thing of beauty.

Made of couple of bad decisions late by foot but nothing that can't be improved.

Keep him in for the rest of the regular season at least.
 

Goldfish

Club Legend
Feb 25, 2008
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Very clean with his hands, and the turn he did at one stage right after picking it up off the deck was a thing of beauty.

Made of couple of bad decisions late by foot but nothing that can't be improved.

Keep him in for the rest of the regular season at least.
Agree with this, super clean below his knees and off the deck, he's a one grab player. Looks promising.
 

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AsterixTheGaul

Plucked from the Amos
Sep 12, 2013
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Fellow posters - we saw the start of what XON could do and I must say, he has won me over. Of all the midfield options coming through, XON is by far the best option.

He is balanced and can play the inside extractor but to me he excels as the player getting first ball get from Yeo or someone. He can also play the outside role (do not mix this up that he is soft, far from it) and he has proven himself as a half forward resting
 

JDWCE

Premiership Player
Mar 30, 2009
4,152
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Remember when we drafted him... the colossal moan of each and every bigfooty member. ‘Who the fu** is that’

Bloody glad we’ve got this point
 

Bleedblueandgold

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 9, 2009
6,807
4,953
AFL Club
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Missing the under 18's championships meant he wasn't in very many people's draft calculations. Considering that we took much earlier than expected I was surprised nobody really took any attention.
Here he was considered to be a late to rookie pick.
2018 was a pretty good draft for us. O'Neill, Williams and Cameron + Edwards. Jury's still out for Foley, but it's still quite a good haul.
 

AsterixTheGaul

Plucked from the Amos
Sep 12, 2013
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Missing the under 18's championships meant he wasn't in very many people's draft calculations. Considering that we took much earlier than expected I was surprised nobody really took any attention.
Here he was considered to be a late to rookie pick.
2018 was a pretty good draft for us. O'Neill, Williams and Cameron + Edwards. Jury's still out for Foley, but it's still quite a good haul.
Agree with 2018 (considering we were minus a first rounder) being a decent haul. At the time, it was a matter of order. A haul of Williams, XON and Cameron with a speculative Foley would have been good. My concerns at the time were the mids we overlooked when we prioritised Foley. Can't please everyone all the time.
 

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