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Well we currently hold pick 3 in the draft and by the looks of it we cannot trade it this year which is about bloody time in my opinion. With the likes of Lewis and Jones careers close to finishing up i feel we are in need of some fresh exciting talent to come through and take this club forward.

With the under 18s championships coming up, AFL.com have  done a list of players to look out for.

https://m.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-30/u18-championships-20-young-guns-to-watch

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Few interesting ones. Kemp sounds like the new prototype 193cm midfielder. So he'll be right up there in all discussions.

I'd also be interested to see some of Flanders, Taheny, Serong and Williams. I'd love to see us use our first pick on a talented forward rather than just another midfielder. With some pace would be a bonus.

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7 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Few interesting ones. Kemp sounds like the new prototype 193cm midfielder. So he'll be right up there in all discussions.

I'd also be interested to see some of Flanders, Taheny, Serong and Williams. I'd love to see us use our first pick on a talented forward rather than just another midfielder. With some pace would be a bonus.

Kemp inability to win big number of the ball as a midfielder worries me though.

I also interested and will be keeping a close eye on those names you mentioned already.

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Noah Anderson is the perfect fit for us. A complete mid with flair, pace, versatility and ability to hit the scoreboard regularly.

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Sam Flanders = Fish Creek represent!!!

A shame Matt McGannon didn't come back to play for Fishy this year, instead heading on up to Redland in the NEAFL (we could do with his run off the HBF that's for sure - err that's FCFNC not MFC).

Rowell is probably the consensus #1 pick atm (god i hope we don't have it come the end of round 22). Agree that Anderson sounds very intriguing and at 86kgs he's just about ready to go.

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1- Rowell 

2- Anderson 

lock it in

I still see the Demons getting 9 wins and 13 losses.  That’s 12th to 13 position. About pick 6 or 7. 

I reckon Dylan Williams would be a great young kid to get into our team. Hayden Young, Brodie Kemp, Sam Flanders are others likely to come under the JT Eye. 

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13 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

1- Rowell 

2- Anderson 

lock it in

I still see the Demons getting 9 wins and 13 losses.  That’s 12th to 13 position. About pick 6 or 7. 

I reckon Dylan Williams would be a great young kid to get into our team. Hayden Young, Brodie Kemp, Sam Flanders are others likely to come under the JT Eye. 

you're optimistic!

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On 5/30/2019 at 10:45 PM, Dr. Gonzo said:

Someone that can kick with a bit of pace would be nice.

Watching this Young from vic country would be great off half back

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2 hours ago, drdrake said:

Watching this Young from vic country would be great off half back

I just had a read about 20 anticipated AFL young guns ?   He's one who sounds good to me.

Also that young ruck (Nick Bryan) , and another running midfielder (Dylan Stephens) who also sounded interesting. 

Nick Bryan,  Dylan Stephens, Caleb Serong, Lachie Ash,

 

Hayden Young

11/4/01
188cm/82kg
Vic Country/Dandenong Stingrays
Defender 

Lachie Ash

21/6/01
186cm/80kg
Vic Country/Murray Bushrangers
Defender

Dylan Stephens

8/1/01
183cm/70kg
South Australia/Norwood
Midfielder

Dylan Williams

1/7/01
185cm/79kg
Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
Forward

 

 

Nick Bryan

22/10/01
202cm/87kg
Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
Ruckman

Thomson Dow

16/10/01
182cm/71kg
Vic Country/Bendigo Pioneers
Midfielder

 

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Hayden Young

11/4/01
188cm/82kg
Vic Country/Dandenong Stingrays
Defender 

Young looked every bit the early pick at the MCG against the Casey Scorpions VFL side when he gathered 17 disposals and six marks in a polished performance. He has at times played in the midfield this year but looks most comfortable and is more damaging across half-back, where his vision, poise and precise kicking stands out. Young, whose brother Lachie made his debut recently with the Western Bulldogs, is a good size and considered a leader within his group.

 

Lachie Ash

21/6/01
186cm/80kg
Vic Country/Murray Bushrangers
Defender

Ash brings real speed to the draft crop. He's a line-breaker off half-back who is given the licence to thrill: he enjoys whipping the ball under his arm and taking the game forward. Ash doesn't run aimlessly – he's composed with the ball but adds plenty of excitement. Ash has played at senior level before – he won a country premiership with Shepparton last year – and finished second in the Murray Bushrangers' best and fairest last season.

 

Dylan Stephens

8/1/01
183cm/70kg
South Australia/Norwood
Midfielder

A strong engine, combined with a turn of pace and a classy left foot make Stephens one of the more desirable midfielders available. Stephens, who grew up in country Victoria before moving to South Australia for school, has played for Norwood at senior level this season but will take on more responsibility for SA's under-18 season. Models his game on Greater Western Sydney star Josh Kelly. 

 

Dylan Williams

1/7/01
185cm/79kg
Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
Forward

Williams showed his talent last year for the Chargers when he booted 14 goals in their finals series. When in attack Williams is a threat in the air, where his marking is a real strength, and also on the ground, given his savviness near goal and sharp left foot. He has also been used across half-back, where his reading of the play comes to the fore, and at times in bursts through the midfield. If Williams is having a quiet day he will often find a way to impact a game, and he has genuine X-factor and ability. 

 

Caleb Serong

9/2/01
179cm/82kg
Vic Country/Gippsland Power
Forward/midfielder

Serong is a powerful small forward/midfielder who can influence a game in a number of ways. The talented cricketer is sharp at ground level and neat by foot, and is able to set up teammates with deft passes and clever ball use. He's crafty around goal, and when he's in the midfield has a burst of speed. Serong, who will co-captain Vic Country at the carnival, averaged 22 disposals and six tackles in his first two games of the NAB League season with Gippsland.

 

Nick Bryan

22/10/01
202cm/87kg
Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
Ruckman

Has come from the clouds to be the best ruckman in the draft class by some way. Bryan's form early this season – he averaged 25 hit-outs a game in the first three rounds for the Chargers – saw him win selection in the Australian under-18s team to face VFL side Casey Scorpions in April. Although lightly framed, Bryan's strengths lie in being an extra midfielder around the ground. He has good skills and game sense, and can also provide a marking option. 

 

Thomson Dow

16/10/01
182cm/71kg
Vic Country/Bendigo Pioneers
Midfielder

The younger brother of Carlton's Paddy has taken the eye of recruiters this year. He is different to Paddy, playing a little bit taller and occasionally drifting forward to offer a target. Dow is lean but agile and with a burst, and started the season in strong form for the Pioneers, including a 28-disposal and two-goal effort against the Geelong Falcons in round one. 

 

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-30/u18-championships-20-young-guns-to-watch

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