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Update: he can fly.   

Told Kobe has been offered a list spot with announcement to follow 

Also note the hashtags that he used on the photo: #deesupayingattention #draftthiskidwhileyoustillcan...nothing about the Dockers.

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12 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

 

So he might be 17 now.  I assume he will be in the 2020 draft. 

Does anyone know where he is playing this season, and perhaps even next season in his draft year?

 #kobefever

This article indicates great things for the MFC, as we all await the ascension of the sons of some of our best ever players. We are currently aware of some of these (eg: Jay and Jack Viney, Steve and Billy Stretch, etc - and there are many that could be mentioned) but the present prognosis and into the short-term future is even more exciting. Names that come to mind do include Farmer, Schwartz, White, etc). Golly, if only!

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5 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

This article indicates great things for the MFC, as we all await the ascension of the sons of some of our best ever players. We are currently aware of some of these (eg: Jay and Jack Viney, Steve and Billy Stretch, etc - and there are many that could be mentioned) but the present prognosis and into the short-term future is even more exciting. Names that come to mind do include Farmer, Schwartz, White, etc). Golly, if only!

Jack's father was Jay - what would Todd say about that I wonder?

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2 hours ago, Sydee said:

Jack's father was Jay - what would Todd say about that I wonder?

 

2 hours ago, Sydee said:

Jack's father was Jay - what would Todd say about that I wonder?

Thanks for that. Oversight as I knew a 'Jay' many years ago. OOOPS! 

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11 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

But you haven't seen him play? So how would you know he has some form of "electricity" or whatever that even means..

For all we know he could be another dud like Dion Johnstone? If so then i dont want him on the list.

Maybe @Pennant St Dee has some info on Koby perhaps?

Sorry DD haven't got much info on Kobe and with increased parent sports duties dont get to see as many junior games as I used to or would like to. I speak with some from junior development in the Peel region. They say he shows flashes of great talent but not consistently,  I think Kobe is only 16 going on 17. He's not talked about among the up and comers in that age bracket and not part of Peel Thunder Colts squad.

I've seen big developments in kids in the 17 to 18 age brackets so you never know but I think at this stage it's a long shot.

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10 minutes ago, Matt Demon said:

We've got no hope, forget about it.

If he is tied to Freo for next Gen then yes it makes it harder.

Kobe is based in WA. So i can't see him leaving there unless his father can convince him otherwise.

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43 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

If he is tied to Freo for next Gen then yes it makes it harder.

Kobe is based in WA. So i can't see him leaving there unless his father can convince him otherwise.

Just means he's doing all the right things and being exposed to as much higher level coaching/experience he can at his age. He's also been over with us as well. From what I understand the father-son and next gen have the same rules, so neither takes priority and it'll be up to him and his family to decide. 

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Just now, Diamond_Jim said:

so for the experts which trumps what... the father/son or the academy?

thanks

Interesting question.

I believe he is qualifies for father and son at both the Dockers and the Dees.

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56 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Everything I've heard was that Jeff was very keen on Kobe being at the Dees eventually, so I'm not giving up hope just yet!

 

I'm the same, Wiz said on I think it was DeeBrief that his choice was Melbourne for Kobe in terms of Father son!

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18 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so for the experts which trumps what... the father/son or the academy?

thanks

I believe he can nominate for any of those, so the choice is his. Freo have a to match any bids, though.

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4 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so for the experts which trumps what... the father/son or the academy?

thanks

He can pick either. Neither trumps the other.

Nick Blakey had 3 options last year and could take any of them. He was a father son at both North and Brisbane through his father's career at North and Fitzroy. He could also go to the Swans as a Swans Academy graduate which was what he elected in the end because he grew up there and it's where his family is.  So based on that it would be a big call for Kobey to leave his family and friends and go to Melbourne because his father played the first half of his career here. Go home factor would be high unless the Wiz moves the family to Melbourne. I know he's working there on a contract at the moment but that will end in the next year or so. 

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5 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Everything I've heard was that Jeff was very keen on Kobe being at the Dees eventually, so I'm not giving up hope just yet!

 

Wiz Told me that if Kobe was good enough to play AFL, he would be at Melbourne.

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7 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Our 2019 season makes playing for Freo more appealing 

Until we beat them last weekend of course 😛

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