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Super impressive.

I loved the way he worked up the ground also, he was prepared to spread far and wide for an opportunity. Seemed poised, confident and a part of a team.

yes, yes, yes.

I really got a feeling with so many new players on the ground and from established players like Jones and Watts that there was a feeling of a corner being turned. I'll qualify that by suggesting that it might not lead to a swing in our win to loss ratio. But it feels like there has been enough of a turnover for us to get over the horror of seasons past.

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I won't be bothering the wife tonight.

I have an inside word on Jesse - lets just say he is gonna be a Demon longterm.

I'm not keeping a lid on it. I don't understand the "we've been here before" crowd; which of Miller, Newton, McLean or Sylvia was an athletic barely-18 year old who weighed over 100kg and already mark


My head is saying the opposition probably weren't paying him too much attention, it is only a practice match and it is very early days and I shouldn't get ahead of myself

The Melbourne supporter bit of me is thinking he has great hands, can kick, had enough of an engine to go find his own ball on the wing, is quick, made decent decisions, is 6 foot 51/2, is 100kgs and just turned 18. Oh and he has that don't f...k with me attitude that might excite Mark Neeld amongst others

Ok, I got ahead of myself

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The kid is good and is only going to get better... however, the most surprising thing for me is that this thread has gone to its second page and still no-one has suggested he is a future captain.

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The OP says it for me. And plenty of other posters above.

Wow.

Just: Wow!

First time I've seen him play tonight. He pretty well did not do a thing wrong - hard to believe for such a young bloke. Knew where to go, how to position himself, where to kick to a team mate. And isn't he built like a brick dunny!

I hate it when we get ahead of ourselves, as we have on too many players in the past, but I'm letting the reins out on this one.

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I just blew the dust off my Mathew Warnock player worn jersey for a very good reason tonight.

Number 1 is back baby!

Absolutely loved his whole presence on the field tonight. Hogan looks to have that classic forward dominance with added modern skills. Look out Franklin i say.

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Absolutely stoked with this kid. Already proven to be a better KP player than watts. His hunger for the contest is awesome. Plus he's a big boy! There wont be any waiting for him to grow into his body with this bloke

Watts hasn't been a KPF for a year or two. I though Watts was great tonight and went at the footy. Loved Hogan, but the comparison is just so off the mark.

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A bit early, Stuie. I want 60 games under Viney's belt, 40 for Hoges and 30 injury-free games for Mitch.

You misunderstand me. Not saying the young fellas are instant superstars, but those 3 guys are the TYPE of players (and people) that make you proud to be a supporter and walk a bit taller if you're a player.

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All my life I have watch the Demons trying to find talent. I thought Allen Jackovic to be the most talented and look what happened to him.

Hulk may have been good, but oo many have sat in the same company. I'll cheer when and If he reaches his best for and period longer than 5 years

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All my life I have watch the Demons trying to find talent. I thought Allen Jackovic to be the most talented and look what happened to him.

Hulk may have been good, but oo many have sat in the same company. I'll cheer when and If he reaches his best for and period longer than 5 years

I'll cheer his first game, his 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on. I don't need to wait 5 yrs, Demonsterative. My support is not conditional.

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All my life I have watch the Demons trying to find talent. I thought Allen Jackovic to be the most talented and look what happened to him. Hulk may have been good, but oo many have sat in the same company. I'll cheer when and If he reaches his best for and period longer than 5 years

You will not cheer someone unless they play at their optimum for 5 years?

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I was hoping to be excited by Toumpas &Viney tonight. Let's not take anything away from them but Hogan was something else. This kid is ineligible to even play this year but the first player since the ox that could legitimately be the dominator of the competition. I will probably get bagged for this post but I can't remember ever seeing a 100kg 17 year old who can mark, kick, find position and got attitude.

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Jesse loves the Dees and is super impressed with Nathan Jones's work ethic. Dont let that lack of smile fool you. An exciting prospect no doubt after tonights efforts - youd have to think top 4 in next year's draft based on that result against AFL players!

Number 1 just about you think, at minimum top 2... how often to KPF prospects like this come along!

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