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Boys, in a pretty disappointing year, it's important to try and find some positives that we, as supporters, can look ahead to. Billy Stretch, son of Steven is one of them, really encouraging to see that he is in SA U18 contention. Jake Lovett is another one that looms as potentially another father son option.

Son of Brett, Jake has been selected in the Vic Country U16 team this year, and wil travel to Blacktown to play in the tournament in the coming weeks. Obviously it's a long way away until he could be drafted, and he has a lot of work to do, but he has nice size already, strong physique and really has a crack. One thing he does need to work on (this is just from one game that I have seen on Richmonds training oval before Queens birthday) is his fitness, doesnt exactly move smoothly around the ground. But a lot to work with there, and hopefully can do enough to warrant selection in the 2015(?) draft!

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if hes anything like his old man...

one of the most underrated players of all time, just a smooth mover and much like Robert Harvey he was almost untackle-able.

If my memory serves me correctly Brett may have even finished top 4 in the Brownlow one season?

Absolute gun.

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Brett Lovett - awesome

Agree.

Jake is a different player, he started in the square at the beginning of each quarter which suggested he was in the first selected midfield group. Whenever he gathered the ball in a contested situation, he would hit it hard and stick out a forearm to create some room before getting rid of it. Also took a ripper mark in the last quarter. Bit of Dusty about him

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bring that on.

so that's three midfielders - two inside, one outside - from our 80s forefathers.

geelong had, what, a key forward, a key back, and a couple of mids?

how old are the ox's kids?

such a shame lyon's boys don't show this sort of talent!

He might put them forward for a coaching position?

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It would be great if Billy and Jake improved enough to play AFL and chose to join us in 2014 and 2015.

Red...we'll be building a head of steam by then ( by all pyschic predictions ) ...Of course they'll elect to be Demons

as if its even up for discussion ^_^

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Melbourne will be salivating over eligible father-son selection, Jake Lovett, who is the son of former club champion Brett. Although a different type of player to his father, Jake is a high-possession winning on-baller, with damaging disposal and a tendency to be aggressive. The only downside is that he the Dees will have to wait another year, as he is not eligible until 2015

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Melbourne will be salivating over eligible father-son selection, Jake Lovett, who is the son of former club champion Brett. Although a different type of player to his father, Jake is a high-possession winning on-baller, with damaging disposal and a tendency to be aggressive. The only downside is that he the Dees will have to wait another year, as he is not eligible until 2015

I have waited 50 years I can wait a couple more.

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Heard about him last year. Has talent and is super tough apparently.

Viney, Stretch and Lovett running around again might bring us some success, god knows we want / need it.

and this we badly need, about time we had some good father sons coming through, Viney looks the goods so far and it would be nice to end up like Cats and Doggies picking up 3 or 4 decent father sons within a few years of each other, which would help out with getting first pick of them above other clubs

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