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On 9/3/2017 at 8:23 PM, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

What's the 'knock on him'?  Any idea what's stopped him being drafted the last few years or is he new to footy??

Didnt make Eastern Rangers in his draft year (2014?) as he was too skinny. He dominated junior league in Coldstream, then back fracture in 2015, then knee in 2016. So really this is his first chance to show what he has got. 

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/localfooty/his-kicking-is-long-his-marking-his-strong-and-bayley-fritsch-is-one-of-the-vfls-best-prospects/news-story/f0eec01914d13ecf2064ca25ff9212fa

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He looks like a reasonably quick opportunist forward as well. If he could play the role of a small forward who is a great mark and kick then he'd be very hard to match up on

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Yep like his style!

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No from me he looks too slow. maybe a 3rd round pick or later. We need outside midfielders and a full back, he's neither.

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2 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

No from me he looks too slow. maybe a 3rd round pick or later. We need outside midfielders and a full back, he's neither.

he won't be there 3rd round is what most think

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1 minute ago, Diamond_Jim said:

he won't be there 3rd round is what most think

So it's a no from me then. I think Hannan is a better player and he went 3rd round.

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2 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Nope. Finally saw him play and to me he looks a hell of a lot like Cale Morton. He's more physical, but that skinny build will hamper him.

Not having been drafted at 18 probably means he can build himself up in an AFL environment. What is great is his marking and kicking ability. He made a few AFL-listed guys look second rate this season. He won't shirk it either despite the skinny build.

I'd draft with a third or fourth rounder. 

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2 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Nope. Finally saw him play and to me he looks a hell of a lot like Cale Morton. He's more physical, but that skinny build will hamper him.

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1 hour ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Seriously.

I still can't look at that photo without being weirded out.

It's like someone photoshopped Fyfe to be small. 

He was only 3 years old at the time.

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The kid can play, gets some amazing hang time and for a smaller bloke is a great contested mark. For those saying he isn't good enough, you obviously did not watch a lot of VFL games this year because he is insanely talented.

Put a couple of AFL pre seasons into him and when he fills out and puts on some weight he'll be a beast.

Plus there's one thing about being drafted to the MFC that a lot might not realise, is that the club primarily go for 2 apsects in a bloke (apart from footy skills) This isn't speculation, I heard this come directly from Goodwin at the start of the season:

1) They must have a huge want to play AFL and 2) have a great, friendly, likeable personality. Look at guys like Hannan, T.Smith and Keilty, came from tough pathways to get onto an AFL list (having to play VFL whilst working full time jobs) and have great personalities.

Fritsch fits those aspects perfectly.

Get him in.

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Surely in the interests of diversity and heterogeneity within the playing group there is room for an insanely talented but curmudgeonly KPB?

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He just won the VFL's "Best Up and Coming Young Player"

Something like the last 14 years, every player to win this award has been drafted.

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I want rhe dees to rookie him.

And if  he gets injured i want to hear mison crack a joke and say 'he's on the fritsch'

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Would have been nice if Goodwin had of told him to take it easy 10 weeks ago...

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Our last skinny, high marking, great kicking game reader wasn't too bad. Put a pair of specs on him and he could be anything.

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9 hours ago, Drunkn167 said:

The kid can play, gets some amazing hang time and for a smaller bloke is a great contested mark. For those saying he isn't good enough, you obviously did not watch a lot of VFL games this year because he is insanely talented.

Put a couple of AFL pre seasons into him and when he fills out and puts on some weight he'll be a beast.

Plus there's one thing about being drafted to the MFC that a lot might not realise, is that the club primarily go for 2 apsects in a bloke (apart from footy skills) This isn't speculation, I heard this come directly from Goodwin at the start of the season:

1) They must have a huge want to play AFL and 2) have a great, friendly, likeable personality. Look at guys like Hannan, T.Smith and Keilty, came from tough pathways to get onto an AFL list (having to play VFL whilst working full time jobs) and have great personalities.

Fritsch fits those aspects perfectly.

Get him in.

Yep D167 Wey've got the clubhouse leader in the great , friendly,likeable personality.

He wears No 4 !

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On 11/09/2017 at 8:48 PM, binman said:

I want rhe dees to rookie him.

And if  he gets injured i want to hear mison crack a joke and say 'he's on the fritsch'

I want the dees to rookie.

And when he plays his first game start him on rhe bench to build anticipation.

And when goody sends down tbe order to put him on i want to hear macca break into song and sing with gusto:

'I'm putting on the Fritsch!!!'

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On 07/09/2017 at 11:13 PM, Deeprived Childhood said:

Pick him so i can call him Banana Fritter

So he can kick a curved goal from the wrong picket then?? ?

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