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On 11/27/2019 at 8:27 PM, W I S E said:

Finally, someone front and centre at the drop...

 

Love these highlights. Because:

  • They are all from one game - i presume a seconds game, but against men (i think, could be under 19s I guess)
  • The last bit of the clip is an absolute screamer - not sure if he kicked the resulting shot but if so that would have been his seventh
  • He had kicked 3 of the first 4 goals for his team (you can see the scoreboard just before he kicks his 4th - so 4 of the first 5 goals) - a spark plug 
  • His third is a set shot that shows a nice neat action off one or two steps (i'm amazed so many players have such long run ups)
  • He is a complete natural small forward who reads the ball beautifully, gets to the right spots and plays on instinct
  • Loves a goal and does not hesitate to pull the trigger
  • Can kick right and left foot

But most of all i love what he does just before he kicks his sixth and last goal in the clip - after reading the ball super well and completely losing his defender he roves and after a nice shepard from his team mate accelerates towards an open goal.

However just before kicking he turns his head to see what is happening to his teammate as i presume he could see out of the corner of his eye that he was being scragged.  Or maybe he was looking at his defender to see how much space he had, but i don't think so.

Either way most players have blinkers on at that point and eyes only for the goal. Not Kozzy. He has time to either check on his team mate or the space on his man (or both) and then kick. Only the best players have that time. 

And if we was checking on his team mate that is evidence of a team first player who looks out for his mates.

Love this decision to draft him. 

 

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2 minutes ago, binman said:

Love these highlights. Becuase;

  • They are all from one game - i presume a seconds game, but against men (i think, could be under 19s i guess)
  • The last bit is his screamer - not sure if he kicked the the resulting shot but if so that would have been his seventh
  • He had kicked 3 of the first 4 goals for his team (you can see the scoreboard just before he kicks his 4th - so 4 of the first 5 goals)
  • His third is set shot that show a nice neat action of one or two steps (i'm amazed so many players have such long run ups)
  • He is a complete natural small forward who reads the ball beautifully, gets to the right spots and plays on instinct
  • Loves a goal and does not hesitate to pull the trigger
  • Can kick right and left foot

But most of all i love what he does just before he kicks his sixth and last goal in the clip - after reading the ball super well and completely losing his defender he roves and after a nice shepard from his team mate accelerates towards an open goal.

However just before kicking he turns his head to see what is happening to his teammate as i presume he could see out of the corner of his eye that he was being scragged.  Or maybe he was looking at his defender to see how much space he had, but i don't think so.

Either way most players have blinkers on at that point and eyes only for the goal. Not Kozzy. He has time to either check on his team mate or the space on his man (or both) and then kick. Only the best players have that time. 

And if we was checking on his team mate that is evidence of a team first player who looks out for his mates.

Love this decision to draft him. 

 

All of the above ! And I also love the speed at which he can get boot to ball and still look fluent and graceful. I think that skill will translate well into AFL where he will lose time and space. 

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27 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

All of the above ! And I also love the speed at which he can get boot to ball and still look fluent and graceful. I think that skill will translate well into AFL where he will lose time and space. 

He is pretty solid young fell too so i suspect he will play seniors next year.

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I believe it was Hawthorn and another club (either Port or Bulldogs but we were not named) that listed him to be invited to the first night flagging an intention to take him in the first round.  So initially we may not have planned to take him at 12 but as there were two clubs interested who had picks straight after ours, we needed to take him when we could.   To me it matters little where we took him.  He was who we wanted and we have him 🙂

Its a shame journo's keep saying he was a 'reach' and that Jackson shouldn't be pick 3.  These kids were picked where they were because they were rated highly by one or more clubs.  The media should get behind them rather than these silly post mortems on what they thought.  No one cares what they thought...forget the 'click bait' and let them enjoy their moments of glory. 

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24 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

To me it matters little where we took him.  He was who we wanted and we have him 🙂

Its a shame journo's keep saying he was a 'reach' and that Jackson shouldn't be pick 3.  These kids were picked where they were because they were rated highly by one or more clubs.  The media should get behind them rather than these silly post mortems on what they thought. 

Like this ^^^ Not one football kicked in primetime yet, I can't think of one journalist  who hasn't been made to look silly with opinion and speculation.

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On 11/26/2019 at 3:19 PM, DubDee said:

Come on. There are picks based on consistent high quality football over many games and there are others.  

All that means is that some picks are more speculative than others, not that none are speculative.

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On 11/30/2019 at 1:10 PM, Rusty Nails said:

Absolute gold

A bit of a reflection of how much getting drafted not only changes the players life forever but the lives of extended family & friends, those guys are now on a journey as well..... so are we I guess 🔴🔵💪🏻

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10 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I believe it was Hawthorn and another club (either Port or Bulldogs but we were not named) that listed him to be invited to the first night flagging an intention to take him in the first round.  So initially we may not have planned to take him at 12 but as there were two clubs interested who had picks straight after ours, we needed to take him when we could.   To me it matters little where we took him.  He was who we wanted and we have him 🙂

Its a shame journo's keep saying he was a 'reach' and that Jackson shouldn't be pick 3.  These kids were picked where they were because they were rated highly by one or more clubs.  The media should get behind them rather than these silly post mortems on what they thought.  No one cares what they thought...forget the 'click bait' and let them enjoy their moments of glory. 


Possibly clever by one of them, to essentially force our hand with a bluff (as there's no obligation to take him).

Either way, we made sure we got our man.

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For anyone like me who is just wondering a bit about him being 171cm. Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti is also 171cm. He seems to go alright. :)

Just in case you, like me,  incorrectly thought Kozzie should be categorized as a "small" forward just because he is only 171cm. Here's an interesting quote by Jay Clark on 171cm AMT, in his article today about Brown being selected.

"Essendon’s forward line is already stacked with gun mid-sized goal kickers including Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.........." 

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On 11/25/2019 at 8:14 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

Which is a dead set joke really.

So pitifully true ... Christian needs to be given a big warning about the independent incorrectness of his decision=making so far. 

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Sydney Swans draftee Dylan Stephens would hear new Melbourne small forward Kysaiah Pickett breathing behind him on the field and knew he was in strife.

The two youngsters, who are best friends, have played against each other and together many times over the past few years.

Stephens, who was pick No.5 in this year’s AFL National Draft, quickly learned he needed to act quickly when Pickett was lurking in the vicinity wearing an opposition jersey.

“I think he’s absolutely ready for it (the AFL),” Stephens said.

Newnes reveals why he turned his ies, AFLPA rally behind Beams in late“For him, what he can do with the ball is amazing, but if he doesn’t get his hands on it as much as he would have liked he can impact the game in other ways defensively.
“He can clean people up, tackle, pressure, and even for me playing against him, you just know he could be anywhere.

“He’ll catch you in no time and his presence, you hear him breathing behind you and start to panic and that impacts your skills

Don’t be fooled by Pickett’s 170cm stature.

The teenager, who was the bolter of the draft after being snapped up by the Demons at pick No.12, likes to hurt opponents and has done so on many occasions.

Although, Stephens said he thankfully had never been cleaned up by his mate on the field.

“I think he looked after me,” Stephens laughed.

“A couple of times he’s had me and lifted me a little bit and then just took me down a little bit.

“If I were anyone else I think he would have gone straight through me.”

“As a person, at first he is quiet and that’s how he’ll come across,” he said.

“But when you get to know him he comes out of his shell a little bit.

“And when he does, the kid doesn’t shut up.

“He doesn’t stop talking.”

 

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On 12/15/2019 at 6:40 PM, Good Lord George said:

 

Sydney Swans draftee Dylan Stephens would hear new Melbourne small forward Kysaiah Pickett breathing behind him on the field and knew he was in strife.

The two youngsters, who are best friends, have played against each other and together many times over the past few years.

Stephens, who was pick No.5 in this year’s AFL National Draft, quickly learned he needed to act quickly when Pickett was lurking in the vicinity wearing an opposition jersey.

“I think he’s absolutely ready for it (the AFL),” Stephens said.

Newnes reveals why he turned his ies, AFLPA rally behind Beams in late“For him, what he can do with the ball is amazing, but if he doesn’t get his hands on it as much as he would have liked he can impact the game in other ways defensively.
“He can clean people up, tackle, pressure, and even for me playing against him, you just know he could be anywhere.

“He’ll catch you in no time and his presence, you hear him breathing behind you and start to panic and that impacts your skills

Don’t be fooled by Pickett’s 170cm stature.

The teenager, who was the bolter of the draft after being snapped up by the Demons at pick No.12, likes to hurt opponents and has done so on many occasions.

Although, Stephens said he thankfully had never been cleaned up by his mate on the field.

“I think he looked after me,” Stephens laughed.

“A couple of times he’s had me and lifted me a little bit and then just took me down a little bit.

“If I were anyone else I think he would have gone straight through me.”

“As a person, at first he is quiet and that’s how he’ll come across,” he said.

“But when you get to know him he comes out of his shell a little bit.

“And when he does, the kid doesn’t shut up.

“He doesn’t stop talking.”

 

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!

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On 11/29/2019 at 8:35 PM, DeeSpencer said:

A couple of important points.

1.Have we got the preferred spelling of Kozzie/Kozzy/Kossie/Kosi/Kossy? Need to sort that out.

2. Given his full name and his ability to make defenders soil their pants I'd like to suggest the nickname of the Krop Duster.

 

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'Mozzi' 

Mozzi Pickett.

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Better make sure Taylor gets his nickname right because he's never going to be able to call him by his full name.

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On 12/15/2019 at 6:10 PM, Good Lord George said:

 

Sydney Swans draftee Dylan Stephens would hear new Melbourne small forward Kysaiah Pickett breathing behind him on the field and knew he was in strife.

The two youngsters, who are best friends, have played against each other and together many times over the past few years.

Stephens, who was pick No.5 in this year’s AFL National Draft, quickly learned he needed to act quickly when Pickett was lurking in the vicinity wearing an opposition jersey.

“I think he’s absolutely ready for it (the AFL),” Stephens said.

Newnes reveals why he turned his ies, AFLPA rally behind Beams in late“For him, what he can do with the ball is amazing, but if he doesn’t get his hands on it as much as he would have liked he can impact the game in other ways defensively.
“He can clean people up, tackle, pressure, and even for me playing against him, you just know he could be anywhere.

“He’ll catch you in no time and his presence, you hear him breathing behind you and start to panic and that impacts your skills

Don’t be fooled by Pickett’s 170cm stature.

The teenager, who was the bolter of the draft after being snapped up by the Demons at pick No.12, likes to hurt opponents and has done so on many occasions.

Although, Stephens said he thankfully had never been cleaned up by his mate on the field.

“I think he looked after me,” Stephens laughed.

“A couple of times he’s had me and lifted me a little bit and then just took me down a little bit.

“If I were anyone else I think he would have gone straight through me.”

“As a person, at first he is quiet and that’s how he’ll come across,” he said.

“But when you get to know him he comes out of his shell a little bit.

“And when he does, the kid doesn’t shut up.

“He doesn’t stop talking.”

 

Inbuilt mongrel - that is what we need in bucketloads - with skills to match.

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