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There is actually a curtain raiser for today’s game starting at 11:05am,  u18 academy Vs Kangaroos VFL.  There is almost on no info on this game on the internet so they are keeping it low key but a good chance to see the top 30 players run around the G against AFL listed players. Looking forward to seeing some of the highly touted SA boys.

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Tom Medhat from West Perth is one who's going to move up the draft boards. Played most of his juniors as key position with stints on the ball. Now in his draft year being used on the ball really good kid who at 191cm showing endurance and ability to find and use the ball well is going to start attracting attention.

Adrian Hickmotts boys (Liam & Will) and Michael Priors boy (Jaxon) also showing plenty from Perths northern suburbs.

 

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21 hours ago, Melon22 said:

There is actually a curtain raiser for today’s game starting at 11:05am,  u18 academy Vs Kangaroos VFL.  There is almost on no info on this game on the internet so they are keeping it low key but a good chance to see the top 30 players run around the G against AFL listed players. Looking forward to seeing some of the highly touted SA boys.

Yes, they do seem to be keeping a low profile. Fox Footy was advertising a live showing earlier in the week but I don’t think it eventuated.

Are there any reports anywhere (not that they’re going to mean much to MFC fans at this point in time, given that our first choice in this year’s draft is likely to be close to 40 (in the absence of a brilliant trade).  

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Callum Twomey has tweeted the result of the game and some stats.

NAB AFL Academy 17.12.114 to North Melbourne VFL 10.11.71. 

That’s a comprehensive victory although it has to be added that North (who had a bye at the weekend) hasn’t previously fielded a stand alone team in the current incarnation of the VFL.

Stats - Walsh (22 disp, 1 goal), West (16, 9 tackles), Jones (15 disp).

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On ‎7‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 9:37 AM, Satyriconhome said:

He was there during pre season teaching the rucks 'agility', so the cloae in work after the tap

Is this a secret move known only to you and the British Army to bring on death ?

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Just quietly because I don’t want to put this young man under any pressure but congratulations to Tiernan Stynes (son of Jim) on making the South Metro Junior Football League Under 13 Boys Interleague squad.

And the Demons continue to be mentioned as a strong chance to secure another famous son from two different sports, basketball and tennis  - Austin Bradke as a Category B prospect.

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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Just quietly because I don’t want to put this young man under any pressure but congratulations to Tiernan Stynes (son of Jim) on making the South Metro Junior Football League Under 13 Boys Interleague squad.

And the Demons continue to be mentioned as a strong chance to secure another famous son from two different sports, basketball and tennis  - Austin Bradke as a Category B prospect.

Uncle Bitter and I sat behind the Stynes family at the G a couple of weeks ago. Lovely family. Tiernan is tall and skinny like a lot of kids his age. Looks athletic, big mitts on him. I think Brian Stynes' kids might have been there as well, but not sure about that. All very vocal Demon supporters, almost put BBO to shame

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I wonder if any of these guns coming through will slip through to pick 67? 

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Well done WJ that was a great pick-up.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 quality mids likely to be available to the Dees if we maintain a pick around 26/27.  

Mitch Riordan STINGRAYS  quality skilled midfielder. Though likely top 15-17

Xavier O’Halloran JETS great inside leader type mid. Again could go around 20. 

Xavier Duursma POWER I hope the Dees get this kid. Son of Jamie. Knows where the footy is and gets it. Probably will be there around 25. 

Smokie remain young Hudson Garoni from the Bushrangers.  Goalkicking key forward  

 

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Isaac Conway was very impressive as a midfielder against Casey today. Classy and mature body. At 23, maybe he’ll get a look in on a rookie list. Has the talent IMO. 

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On 5/26/2018 at 3:32 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

4 quality mids likely to be available to the Dees if we maintain a pick around 26/27.  

Mitch Riordan STINGRAYS  quality skilled midfielder. Though likely top 15-17

Xavier O’Halloran JETS great inside leader type mid. Again could go around 20. 

Xavier Duursma POWER I hope the Dees get this kid. Son of Jamie. Knows where the footy is and gets it. Probably will be there around 25. 

Smokie remain young Hudson Garoni from the Bushrangers.  Goalkicking key forward  

 

I believe that Xavier is nephew of Jamie.

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On 5/26/2018 at 3:32 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

4 quality mids likely to be available to the Dees if we maintain a pick around 26/27.  

Mitch Riordan STINGRAYS  quality skilled midfielder. Though likely top 15-17

Xavier O’Halloran JETS great inside leader type mid. Again could go around 20. 

Xavier Duursma POWER I hope the Dees get this kid. Son of Jamie. Knows where the footy is and gets it. Probably will be there around 25. 

Smokie remain young Hudson Garoni from the Bushrangers.  Goalkicking key forward  

 

Sorry the 4th quality mid was South Australian Luke Valente. Solid build. Good pace. 183cm. Skilled on both wings. Tackles well.  Captain for SA under 18s in 2018. Whilst not as flashy as a few teammates, Valente is the real deal. At pick 25-28, he would be an absolute steal. 

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On 5/28/2018 at 7:31 AM, Melb-A-Toast said:

I believe that Xavier is nephew of Jamie.

Yes just double checked. Apologies. Wishful thinking

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On 5/26/2018 at 9:18 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Isaac Conway was very impressive as a midfielder against Casey today. Classy and mature body. At 23, maybe he’ll get a look in on a rookie list. Has the talent IMO. 

Isaac Conway's sister starred for the Brisbane Lions women this season. He comes from the same junior club as the Wagner brothers.

He was well known as a high quality character at Sandgate going through losing his mother mid-season in his U17s.

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The #1 contender for top spot in the November AFL Draft, South Australian Jack Lukosius starred in the opening of the 2018 Under 18 carnival with 4 goals 3 behinds. Along the way, he amassed  17 disposals and took 14 marks in his team's 89-point win over WA today. Teammate and fellow tall Hugo Munn also kicked four goals.

U18: No.1 hopeful Lukosius dominates for SA

South Australia 5.3 9.4 14.8 19.10 (124)

Western Australia 1.1 3.3 5.4 5.5 (35) 

Goals

South Australia: Lukosius 4, Munn 4, Jarvis 3, Chapman 2, Tarca, Hately, Valente, Nietschke, Rankine, Sampson

Western Australia: Moore 2, English, Clark, Hill 

Best 

South Australia: Lukosius, Valente, Jarvis, Lewis, Hately, Gould

Western Australia: Jackson, English, Greaves, Sturrock, Spooner

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