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Hayden Young (Drafted by Fremantle)

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

Just things I've heard, and I'm just a mug punter so don't take it as gospel, but there's apparently some knocks on the physical side of his game. Exceptionally skilled of course, which may seem him still valued highly, but potentially could slide.

If that is the case surely it’s been that way all along then? The only way i could see it being the opposite is if someone had copped a head knock.

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

We won't be taking Young, and I think people may be surprised by where he potentially ends up being picked.

 

Where might that be??

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Is there a player currently playing at our club in any position that can continually nail passes like he does? Hitting up teammates in heavy traffic and/or putting them into space.

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2 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Is there a player currently playing at our club in any position that can continually nail passes like he does? Hitting up teammates in heavy traffic and/or putting them into space.

ah No.... Salem occasionally!

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3 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Where might that be??

I'm no expert or insider so only guessing, but from what I've heard I wouldn't be surprised to see him go outside the top 10.

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2 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Is there a player currently playing at our club in any position that can continually nail passes like he does? Hitting up teammates in heavy traffic and/or putting them into space.

Have you just watched his highlights videos? I've seen him miss just as many simple kicks and run himself into trouble then turn it over quite a bit in the games I watched.

 

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5 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

If that is the case surely it’s been that way all along then? The only way i could see it being the opposite is if someone had copped a head knock.

No idea TBH, I haven't followed the potential draftees closely this year so only going on things I've been told.

We do all sometimes get a bit sucked in by mock drafts though and generally there's at least a few players who go in very different orders to predicted.

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7 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Have you just watched his highlights videos? I've seen him miss just as many simple kicks and run himself into trouble then turn it over quite a bit in the games I watched.

 

Yup. You definitely caught me out. But he also has a super-high D/E - and while that stat is mostly b/s, it's high compared to all the other half-backs in the pool. The fact that he can nail a high number of those damaging kicks is exciting - and as been stated before, why is everyone talking about the upside of other unproven draft prospects while dismissing any potential upside in Young? 

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20 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Have you just watched his highlights videos? I've seen him miss just as many simple kicks and run himself into trouble then turn it over quite a bit in the games I watched.

 

I’ve watched about 4 and 1/2 minutes of him, not doubt he turns the ball over on occasions, all players do. I’m guilty of using the word continually, I’m not going to start every sentence with “could be” or “has the potential” just to safeguard myself against doting wordsmiths. Put it this way, you could put any players highlights of passes together that played for us last season and it wouldn’t look half as good.

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On 11/22/2019 at 8:20 AM, Skuit said:

ManDeee - I have a writing degree and work in the field. It doesn't matter when, but 'phenom' has indeed become an accepted noun - a back-transformation which demonstrates the flexibility and thus dominance of the English language - which like all languages,  should be judged on the ability to communicate an idea. In this instance,  the notion that Young if a [censored] bloody good kick. 

my gs drives me mad continually using the verb "versing" as in "who are the demons versing this week?"

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44 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I'm no expert or insider so only guessing, but from what I've heard I wouldn't be surprised to see him go outside the top 10.

So anywhere from 3 to outside the top 10, bit of a strange draft. Wonder if other club forum/message-boards are as conflicted as we are

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52 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Yup. You definitely caught me out. But he also has a super-high D/E - and while that stat is mostly b/s, it's high compared to all the other half-backs in the pool. The fact that he can nail a high number of those damaging kicks is exciting - and as been stated before, why is everyone talking about the upside of other unproven draft prospects while dismissing any potential upside in Young? 

I wouldn't be upset if we got him, I just don't think he is a sure thing like some here think. He has just as many question marks around his game and how it would transition to AFL level as Jackson.

The truth is there are big question marks over every candidate for pick 3. None of them really grab my attention and can see the flaws in all of their games. 

The player I like the most in the top 10 is the player we need the least, Robertson.

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On 11/26/2019 at 10:52 AM, daisycutter said:

my gs drives me mad continually using the verb "versing" as in "who are the demons versing this week?"

Agreed dc !! It is an annoyingly shitfull word.

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On 11/26/2019 at 10:52 AM, daisycutter said:

my gs drives me mad continually using the verb "versing" as in "who are the demons versing this week?"

My offspring loses eating rights for a week every time 'versing' is used in a sentence. 

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On 11/26/2019 at 2:07 AM, picket fence said:

ah No.... Salem occasionally!

He's more of your poker, stabbing at it. Salem never kicks a 50m bullet like dagger the way Tex Walker does. Furthermore, you don't just want target hitting, but target creating. ie leading your reciever into the space YOU want to kick. Salem doesn't do that so much imo.

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Will watch his career with interest as he dominates wearing purple.

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1 hour ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Navy Blue...

Nah purple as I said. Shame he’s at Freo. They’ve cleaned up landing Young, Serong and Henry! Biggest winners of draft night by far!

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24 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Nah purple as I said. Shame he’s at Freo. They’ve cleaned up landing Young, Serong and Henry! Biggest winners of draft night by far!

Did Carlton end up swapping first round picks within Adelaide? 

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