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6 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

172com and 70kg lol.........remember Cam Hunter...Son oF ken....RUBBISH selection 

Who would you have taken then oh wondrous talent scout? Taylor must have no idea. You should apply for his job with all your knowledge. 

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8 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

172com and 70kg lol.........remember Cam Hunter...Son oF ken....RUBBISH selection 

Boomer says hi.

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51 minutes ago, jackaub said:

170 cm is midget who doesnt know that?

 

 

Someone who is 169 cms.

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8 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

172com and 70kg lol.........remember Cam Hunter...Son oF ken....RUBBISH selection 

I could not think of a worse comparison. You obviously didn't watch Cam Hunter play at all.

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12 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

I could not think of a worse comparison. You obviously didn't watch Cam Hunter play at all.

Oh but I did..played. APS footy with him..sooooo

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9 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Oh but I did..played. APS footy with him..sooooo

Watch any AFL Grand Finals over the last 2 years?

 

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13 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Oh but I did..played. APS footy with him..sooooo

This is called putting your balls on the line.

Sincerely hope you are wrong L36, but kudos nonetheless.

 

I once played footy against a bloke called Shane Naylor, who went on to be Australian 100m champion. Caught and brought him to the ground, then wondered what on earth the fuss was about.

 

So glad I didn't predict he would be a slug.

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They way he moves reminds me of Hoppy. Hopefully an improved Hoppy.

He is pint sized but the game has evolved in the favour of sub 180 players over the last 2 years.

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Has speed, agility and class on both sides of the body. Is also a leader, but perhaps most important is a competitive little animal too. Cracks in and his defensive pressure is first class. Could have easily been a top-five pick if not injured this year. Embrace this pick Demonlanders. We're lucky to have him.

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42 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Oh but I did..played. APS footy with him..sooooo

...... you have a terrible, terrible memory.

  1. First of all, Cam Hunter was 6 foot 1, while Spargo is 5'8.
  2. Hunter was very light for his height, unlike Spargo, who is a nuggety player.
  3. Hunter was a high flying aerialist with psychotic courage, while Spargo is a fall of the ball player.
  4. Hunter was a bad kick, while Spargo is an excellent kick.
  5. Hunter was a flanker who played above his height (but lacked 'little man skills'), while Spargo is a midfielder or small forward.
  6. Hunter was drafted based on size and athleticism without form, while Spargo is a footballer who has been dominant at junior levels.
  7. Hunter was a massive smokey who only played APS, while Spargo has been well known for many years playing at TAC and carnival level.

But you played footy in the same team as him ..... like my brother. You may have been in the same team 15 years ago, but you are either terribly forgetful or a terrible judge of players. Spargo and Hunter are completely different types of footballer, both in playing style and how they were drafted. As I said before, I would struggle to find a worse comparison.

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21 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

...... you have a terrible, terrible memory.

  1. First of all, Cam Hunter was 6 foot 1, while Spargo is 5'8.
  2. Hunter was very light for his height, unlike Spargo, who is a nuggety player.
  3. Hunter was a high flying aerialist with psychotic courage, while Spargo is a fall of the ball player.
  4. Hunter was a bad kick, while Spargo is an excellent kick.
  5. Hunter was a flanker who played above his height (but lacked 'little man skills'), while Spargo is a midfielder or small forward.
  6. Hunter was drafted based on size and athleticism without form, while Spargo is a footballer who has been dominant at junior levels.
  7. Hunter was a massive smokey who only played APS, while Spargo has been well known for many years playing at TAC and carnival level.

But you played footy in the same team as him ..... like my brother. You may have been in the same team 15 years ago, but you are either terribly forgetful or a terrible judge of players. Spargo and Hunter are completely different types of footballer, both in playing style and how they were drafted. As I said before, I would struggle to find a worse comparison.

Cop that!

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3 hours ago, Barney Rubble said:

Daisycutter and I take homage that 170cm are midgets

Paul Callery was only 165cm and he was seriously good  for his height

I think you were meaning umbrage rather than homage...

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10 hours ago, Demons11 said:

Midget! 

Should fire up well against the Saints then. 

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Lively tough decent by hand and foot . 

Spargo and Viney will be pressure beasts working in tandem around the footy . 

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6 hours ago, Axis of Bob said:

...... you have a terrible, terrible memory.

  1. First of all, Cam Hunter was 6 foot 1, while Spargo is 5'8.
  2. Hunter was very light for his height, unlike Spargo, who is a nuggety player.
  3. Hunter was a high flying aerialist with psychotic courage, while Spargo is a fall of the ball player.
  4. Hunter was a bad kick, while Spargo is an excellent kick.
  5. Hunter was a flanker who played above his height (but lacked 'little man skills'), while Spargo is a midfielder or small forward.
  6. Hunter was drafted based on size and athleticism without form, while Spargo is a footballer who has been dominant at junior levels.
  7. Hunter was a massive smokey who only played APS, while Spargo has been well known for many years playing at TAC and carnival level.

But you played footy in the same team as him ..... like my brother. You may have been in the same team 15 years ago, but you are either terribly forgetful or a terrible judge of players. Spargo and Hunter are completely different types of footballer, both in playing style and how they were drafted. As I said before, I would struggle to find a worse comparison.

I was not comparing them as players..I was comparing their stature. If you reckon it won't be hard for this kid to compete at AFL level given his size and weight then I dunno what else to say. I noted that Hunter was a horrendous pick, but am happy to give this kid a chance. But at that weight aND height he will struggle in the first 3 years. Yes there are exceptions, like Brent Harvey, Callub Daniel etc. But for me, picking a kid this dmall, who bases his game on competing, is a but if a risk. The AFL is a giant step up from under 18 football and school age football

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27 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

I was not comparing them as players..I was comparing their stature. If you reckon it won't be hard for this kid to compete at AFL level given his size and weight then I dunno what else to say. I noted that Hunter was a horrendous pick, but am happy to give this kid a chance. But at that weight aND height he will struggle in the first 3 years. Yes there are exceptions, like Brent Harvey, Callub Daniel etc. But for me, picking a kid this dmall, who bases his game on competing, is a but if a risk. The AFL is a giant step up from under 18 football and school age football

This is where people go wrong, Paul roos said he would not pick josh Kelly because of his height, you don't pick players on their height or how fast they are,  example Billy hartung pick in the first round manly based on his speed, there is more then that in picking players, you have no idea the game has always been for players at all different sizes, that is how Richmond won the flag, and how collingwood won 2010 they picked footballers, both teams went against the sort of players most teams  were picking, have you watched him play? Or do you just look at a players height and weight and judge how good they can play from that, very  lazy observation. 

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Some odd arguments going on in this thread...

Anyway, very pleased with Spargo at this pick. I feel his exact type was missing from our list profile as Jeffy ages - smart, speedy, skilful small forward. He may push into the midfield at times, but all good ones do. He was the one I wanted to snare while the others are projects I feel. We'll see.

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And now ... the family connection.

Charlie Spargo’s great grandfather Bob Spargo Senior played with the Melbourne Football Club, although it was just for two games during WW2.

Bob Snr. stood at 175cm and weighed 69kgs. He played most of his career with Footscray (1934-41) before moving to the Demons in the twilight of his career in 1942. He was a professional athlete who finished third in two Stawell Gifts (1936 & 40). His sons Bob Jnr. and Ricky also represented the Bulldogs and the latter was fifth in the 1974 Stawell Gift. Bob Jnr. played in the team's 1961 Grand Final loss to Hawthorn. 

Bob Jr's son Paul Spargo played 81 games with North Melbourne and 9 with the Brisbane Bears. During his time with the Kangaroos he was a teammate of Mark Brayshaw, father of our own Angus Brayshaw. He was an assistant coach at Richmond for a while and had a great record coaching in the Ovens & Murray Football League with involvement in multiple premierships. Paul Spargo is Charlie's father.

With a great pedigree in football and foot racing, Charlie had a fantastic junior career and two years ago was outstanding in the national carnival. A year ago, he was one of the most highly ranked of the country's draft prospects and headed for a possible top ten selection until shoulder surgery curtailed his season.

Don't let his size fool you - Charlie Spargo can play and it's in his blood.

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Needs to eat a lot of chicken this preseason.

That said, I've always thought Taylor would nail his first pick this draft.

Second and third round picks are where really good recruiters shine.

 

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It's been well documented that Spargo missed most of this year after dislocating his shoulder twice.

He did have a very good bottom age year (when it was still expected that he would get to GWS as part of their academy), and if anyone's interested in seeing Charlie in action, the 2016 TAC Cup GF is on Youtube here:

He was one of Murray's best in the loss to Sandy (featuring at least 4 2016 first round picks + Andrew Brayshaw), from recollection he had 20 touches to half time.

Edit: Match also features our rookie ruckman Lachie Filipovic.

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9 hours ago, Axis of Bob said:

...... you have a terrible, terrible memory.

  1. First of all, Cam Hunter was 6 foot 1, while Spargo is 5'8.
  2. Hunter was very light for his height, unlike Spargo, who is a nuggety player.
  3. Hunter was a high flying aerialist with psychotic courage, while Spargo is a fall of the ball player.
  4. Hunter was a bad kick, while Spargo is an excellent kick.
  5. Hunter was a flanker who played above his height (but lacked 'little man skills'), while Spargo is a midfielder or small forward.
  6. Hunter was drafted based on size and athleticism without form, while Spargo is a footballer who has been dominant at junior levels.
  7. Hunter was a massive smokey who only played APS, while Spargo has been well known for many years playing at TAC and carnival level.

But you played footy in the same team as him ..... like my brother. You may have been in the same team 15 years ago, but you are either terribly forgetful or a terrible judge of players. Spargo and Hunter are completely different types of footballer, both in playing style and how they were drafted. As I said before, I would struggle to find a worse comparison.

Could we compare Spargo to Sandilands? I have free time this weekend.

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