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Graduate of the NAB AFL Academy who is a small forward/midfielder and real playmaker in the mould of Brent Harvey. Only played in one game for the Allies in the NAB AFL U18 Championships before a shoulder injury curtailed his season. Was formerly a member of the Greater Western Sydney academy zone before it was realigned and he became part of the open pool.

Player bio
Former club: Murray Bushrangers
Age: 17
Height: 172cm
Weight: 70kg
Position: Midfielder
2017 U18 Stats
Games: 1
Goals: -
Avg Kicks: 11
Avg Marks: 4
Avg Hballs: 8
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I hope the commentators are right with their allusions to 'think Boomer Harvey' due to his stature... I can also think of Ben Ken, David Bain, Robin Nahas and maybe Ricky Jackson :) Welcome kid. 

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From his highlights package he has great awareness and can use the ball. Only query would be his size, he will have to be elite at everything else if he wants to make it.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

Charlie Spargo will be an absolute gem for us. Ideal pick imo.

At his height, if you are not a competitor, you are unlikely to be playing in the comp.

I recall reading the same thing about Sylvia before he was drafted. "competitive beast" was the claim.     Nope.

 

Hi Spargo's.  You are now Red & Blue, and part of our family. Enjoy the ride, and tell your boy to unleash everything he has.

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Daisycutter and I take homage that 170cm are midgets

Paul Callery was only 165cm and he was seriously good  for his height

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Size is no longer a disadvantage in this game. Because players can no longer are not supposed to dive on the ball, it means they have to bend down and pick it up (mostly that is what happens). Smaller players do not have to expose their neck, they are mostly already there at the ball. They don't have to bend down as much (so they should be able to get the ball quicker). They just have to watch out for the hip and shoulder - which is practically outlawed. I watch Caleb Daniel make a mockery of his opposition. And if you watch Daniel he basically scoops the ball up with absolute ease, his low centre of gravity means that he is also very evasive, and strong through the core. Small players have advantages if they know how to use them. If this kid can play he is a good pick up.

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He looks to be a decent kick and can certainly get his own ball, but I don't see this pace everyone is talking about.  He's certainly not even close to Boomer Harvey in that respect. 

I note that the Fox panel had Moore ranked at 11.  We took Spargo instead, presumably because of his reputation for being competitive.  I guess time will tell, but I think the Hawks got a bargain. 

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42 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

Daisycutter and I take homage that 170cm are midgets

Paul Callery was only 165cm and he was seriously good  for his height

Respect or reverence paid or rendered: In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson

 

Do you mean "umbrage"?

offence or annoyance.

"she took umbrage at his remarks"
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Competitor without the ball.

Good evasive skills and vision with the ball means quick and quality decisions.

That's a nice combination. More of a midfielder than a speedy crumber but as defenders get quicker I don't think pure speed is going to run them down all that often. 

I like the pick and I think he'll be a player.

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