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Sounds like a bloke we're keeping an eye on. Don't know much about him personally, but an athletic and agile backman/utility with a "prodigious kick" sounds great to me.

"EMERGING Noble Park defender Ariel “Dell’’ Lual has signed at VFL club Casey Demons. With half forward Cory Machaya out with a knee injury and on the long-term injured list, the Demons have placed the tall 20-year-old on their books ahead of the June 30 clearance cut-off."

"The Sudanese-born Lual spent time at Norwood in the SANFL. Media reports suggest Port Adelaide had assessed him as a potential Category B recruit. Melbourne Next Generation Academy staff put his name up to the Casey Demons before the start of the season. But with the Demons’ list almost finalised they passed on Lual’s details to Noble Park, which was looking for a key defender to replace Ryan Morrison."

Casey Demons sign on-the-rise Noble Park defender Ariek Lual

 

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Can't access full article.

Tried to PM you but you've got messages turned off I think.

Drop me a message and I'll pass on some info.

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10 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Tried to PM you but you've got messages turned off I think.

Drop me a message and I'll pass on some info.

Thanks mate appreciate it, got the article.

Didn't mentioned anything about height and weight? Do you know this yourself?

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Thanks mate appreciate it, got the article.

Didn't mentioned anything about height and weight? Do you know this yourself?

Don't know exact specs other than he's apparently a "tall utility" type.

 

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This is a photo from the Noble Park FC website.

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It was an impressive debut from the young Sudanese player who will no doubt quickly become a fan favourite with the Casey crowd. He started slowly but was involved in some very good pieces of play and he looks as if he could take a number of positions on the ground. He had 11 touches yesterday and will improve when he becomes more familiar with the team’s game style.

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1 hour ago, KC from Casey said:

It was an impressive debut from the young Sudanese player who will no doubt quickly become a fan favourite with the Casey crowd. He started slowly but was involved in some very good pieces of play and he looks as if he could take a number of positions on the ground. He had 11 touches yesterday and will improve when he becomes more familiar with the team’s game style.

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Whats hos playing style like mate? Is he quick? Good skills?

Chance to get drafted this year?

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This guy might be alright but LEFAU is the real chance. Saw him a month or so ago and was very impressed! Reminded me of a young Michael O Loughlin the way he moves. Would love to see him on the list next year!

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Any updates on this guy?

Is he a genuine prospect?

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On 6/30/2019 at 9:53 AM, picket fence said:

This guy might be alright but LEFAU is the real chance. Saw him a month or so ago and was very impressed! Reminded me of a young Michael O Loughlin the way he moves. Would love to see him on the list next year!

You're pushing it a bit here 'picket'...

O'Loughlin was a sublime, natural footballer who knew where to find the ball, Lefua is raw prospect who still struggles to find it.

Lefua has some great athletic attributes but I'm not sure he will be anything more than a VFL level player.

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Have watched Lefua on and off for the last few years since he joined Casey as the 23rd man. There has certainly been improvement but I have never seen him take a game apart. He does have an ability to find the goals.

My feeling is that he would have been a very useful player in the days when the game was played with a little more space. 

These days not quite sure

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