Jump to content

  • Podcast:      

  • Podcast:      

The Taj Woewodin Thread


dazzledavey36
 Share


Recommended Posts

42 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

You would think he'll be at the Dees if drafted as it would be the best for Taj's Deevelopement.

I'm sure bygones will be bygones as past administrations are long gone.

With Taj being a Melbourne supporter he would have dreamt of playing in the Red and Blue. 

If he's good enough and warrants a gig then im sure the club would be all over it.

Shane is more then happy for Taj to be drafted by Melbourne. 

 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, deelusions from afar said:

How does it work (not saying it's going to happen but more to understand the system) if Taj and our NGA prospect Mac Andrew are both rated in the 20s?  I.e. no one elects to take them or nominates them in the top 20.  Do we need to choose one or is it just a matter of having enough picks (points) to cover their position if another club nominates?

Expanding on @daisycutter 

Taj: He can be nominated wherever and we get a 20% discount on the 'points' he costs. So if he goes pick 17 it is about 1000 points, with a 20% discount it is 800 points which can be matched with picks 25 and 51. It doesn't matter where he is nominated, we can take him. 

Mac: Needs to be bid on pick 20 or lower. So lets say pick 21 (878 points - 20% discount, so 702). We would need pick say 42 and 48 to match the points. 

This is where it gets harder though. We would need to have 4 list spots open to be able to have 4 picks in the draft to use the points. So we then wouldnt have a pick in the draft and have 2 list spots open for SSP (like we did with Daw and Smith). We can have more rookies etc. so it is a little easier to manipulate, but you cannot stockpile picks like teams used to. 

If Taj got so good in the championships that he went number 1, we could go into deficit and pay the points with next years pick moving back in the draft based on the number of points we owed. 

In short - we can have them both as long as Taj proves he is good enough to get drafted and Mac proves he is not a top 20 player. What a weird situation to be in. 

  • Like 11
  • Thanks 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites


4 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I would say the recruiters have been in close contact for sure.

Taj was down in Melbourne for a week and trained with the club. 

Shane has also lived in Perth and Brisbane in recent years. One as an assistant coach for Brisbane, and also doing some Academy work in Perth. I would think his time has been consumed with this.

I'm also going off what Shane said in the podcast btw.

Shane is coaching at North Freo in A Grade ammos, doing some academy work with winning edge and is one of the development coaches at Wesley College in Perth.

Interesting PSA fixture this weekend where Wesley host Aquila’s College where Taj plays

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Shane is coaching at North Freo in A Grade ammos, doing some academy work with winning edge and is one of the development coaches at Wesley College in Perth.

Interesting PSA fixture this weekend where Wesley host Aquila’s College where Taj plays

How's he going at school level mate??

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How's he going at school level mate??

Not sure haven’t seen him this season. Was hoping to watch him but games conflict with my boy who’s a Yr 10 and attending a different school 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just to keep this thread going, I've screenshot Taj Season so far stats wise.

Looking at this he obviously wins the footy well and likes to tackle. Playing midfield I believe after being moved from half back.

I am wondering though if he is trying out the for WA state squad?

Screenshot_20210524-104430_Chrome.jpg

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
On 5/24/2021 at 8:47 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

Just to keep this thread going, I've screenshot Taj Season so far stats wise.

Looking at this he obviously wins the footy well and likes to tackle. Playing midfield I believe after being moved from half back.

I am wondering though if he is trying out the for WA state squad?

Screenshot_20210524-104430_Chrome.jpg

He's in! 

 

20210609_174429.jpg

  • Like 8
  • Love 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

He's in! 

 

20210609_174429.jpg

Is Jahmal Stretch someone we should know about? Not a common name (and other stuff from older discussions about Steve and Billy, which used to constantly pop up in my suggested Demonland threads ). 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

35 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Is Jahmal Stretch someone we should know about? Not a common name (and other stuff from older discussions about Steve and Billy, which used to constantly pop up in my suggested Demonland threads ). 

Raw talent wise, yes.

Production and output wise, no. 

I also believe we are well resourced in the small forward area now and he is no relation to Steven/Billy.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/19/2021 at 11:11 AM, Mazer Rackham said:

Bs and Cs in English, Cs in maths, Ds in drama, As in P.E. & metalwork. 

So he is not an Italian Azzura then, fine by me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Dannyz said:

Raw talent wise, yes.

Production and output wise, no. 

I also believe we are well resourced in the small forward area now and he is no relation to Steven/Billy.

I guess it was a bit of a Stretch to think they were related. 

  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My understanding from chatting with a part time scout for another club is that he’s rated enough to be picked up later in the draft by us as we love his attitude, professionalism, competitiveness and hardness.

His overall play/skill set is a bit vanilla and seen by other clubs as a limiting step in his potential. Seen as a HBF type. 

Sounds similar to his old man…. And blokes like Hibberd who had to ply his trade in the VFL as he was seen as not having the required skills and athletic profile to succeed.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/20/2021 at 8:53 AM, Pennant St Dee said:

Not sure haven’t seen him this season. Was hoping to watch him but games conflict with my boy who’s a Yr 10 and attending a different school 

Really, Pennant. What's more important, your son's education or updating Demonlanders on Taj's progress and form ??

The question answers itself 

Get on it !!!

  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, JJJ said:

My understanding from chatting with a part time scout for another club is that he’s rated enough to be picked up later in the draft by us as we love his attitude, professionalism, competitiveness and hardness.

His overall play/skill set is a bit vanilla and seen by other clubs as a limiting step in his potential. Seen as a HBF type. 

Sounds similar to his old man…
. And blokes like Hibberd who had to ply his trade in the VFL as he was seen as not having the required skills and athletic profile to succeed.

Shane was a HBF but ND pulled a swiftly, I think at Western Oval in the 2000 preseason as a midfielder. 
No idea about Taj, (other than it being a great surprise word in Word or Scrabble) but not doubt JT will make the right call one way or the other. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, JJJ said:

My understanding from chatting with a part time scout for another club is that he’s rated enough to be picked up later in the draft by us as we love his attitude, professionalism, competitiveness and hardness.

His overall play/skill set is a bit vanilla and seen by other clubs as a limiting step in his potential. Seen as a HBF type. 

Sounds similar to his old man…. And blokes like Hibberd who had to ply his trade in the VFL as he was seen as not having the required skills and athletic profile to succeed.

This is such a Simon Goodwin mantra.

He'll love Taj.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congratulations to Taj on his selection but just before anyone gets carried away, Aussie Rules Draft Central’s Ed Pascoe has previewed how the West Australian team may look 2021 West Australian Under 19 squad announced and he has him down as an emergency:-

FB: Jack Avery (P) – Rhett Bazzo (SD) – Finn Gorringe (EF)

HB: Jed Hagan (EF) – Jaiden Hunter (P) – Judd McVee (EF)

C: Corey Warner (EF) – Matthew Johnson (S) – Max Chipper (SD)

HF: Ethan Regan (EP) – Jacob van Rooyen (C) – Neil Erasmus (S)

FF: Jye Amiss (EP) – Jack Williams (EF) – Jesse Motlop (SF)

FOL: Jake South (S) – Josh Browne (EF) – Kade Dittmar (EP)

INT: Zac Fleiner (WP), Kaden Harbour (EP), Brady Hough (PT), Lochlan Paton (WP), Luke Polson (PT), James Tunstill (EP)

EMG: Oscar Armstrong (EP), Eric Benning (C), Ed Curley (EF), Richard Farmer (S), Jarrod McIlvinney (PT), Angus Sheldrick (C), Jahmal Stretch (C), Bryce Watson (SD), Taj Woewodin (EF)

That said, father Shane had to make it the hard way. He was overlooked in the 1996 national draft and was picked up late in the 1997 pre-season draft at selection 18 (out of 20). He was Melbourne’s third pick in that draft with the Demons taking Albury ruckman Leigh Newton at #3 and former Magpie at #13. Woewodin won the Brownlow Medal three years later in 2000.

  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Congratulations to Taj on his selection but just before anyone gets carried away, Aussie Rules Draft Central’s Ed Pascoe has previewed how the West Australian team may look 2021 West Australian Under 19 squad announced and he has him down as an emergency:-

FB: Jack Avery (P) – Rhett Bazzo (SD) – Finn Gorringe (EF)

HB: Jed Hagan (EF) – Jaiden Hunter (P) – Judd McVee (EF)

C: Corey Warner (EF) – Matthew Johnson (S) – Max Chipper (SD)

HF: Ethan Regan (EP) – Jacob van Rooyen (C) – Neil Erasmus (S)

FF: Jye Amiss (EP) – Jack Williams (EF) – Jesse Motlop (SF)

FOL: Jake South (S) – Josh Browne (EF) – Kade Dittmar (EP)

INT: Zac Fleiner (WP), Kaden Harbour (EP), Brady Hough (PT), Lochlan Paton (WP), Luke Polson (PT), James Tunstill (EP)

EMG: Oscar Armstrong (EP), Eric Benning (C), Ed Curley (EF), Richard Farmer (S), Jarrod McIlvinney (PT), Angus Sheldrick (C), Jahmal Stretch (C), Bryce Watson (SD), Taj Woewodin (EF)

That said, father Shane had to make it the hard way. He was overlooked in the 1996 national draft and was picked up late in the 1997 pre-season draft at selection 18 (out of 20). He was Melbourne’s third pick in that draft with the Demons taking Albury ruckman Leigh Newton at #3 and former Magpie at #13. Woewodin won the Brownlow Medal three years later in 2000.

I should’ve added, my mate doesn’t expect any teams to bid on Taj at this stage.

I just thought I’d mention that we like some of his intangibles and think he’s a great kid. 🤞🏽 he can get on our list for nothing and turn out like his old man.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    THE WORM WILL TURN by The Oracle

    When I was asked to preview this game, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be played in Darwin, on the Gold Coast or the MCG. I had no idea as to the identity of Melbourne’s opponent. This would have made for one hell of an interesting match preview so I’m glad that the AFL managed to reorganize its fixture to enable a game … any game at all … to proceed in Round 19. We’ll worry about the Gold Coast Suns or whoever they put us up against when the weekend’s done and dusted and if and when

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    DRAWN AND DEEFLATED by George on the Outer

    1st v 17th ... it would seem a sure one way contest between the Hawks and the Demons but it was not to be with the game finishing in a draw, the only positive being the Demons still retain their top spot on the ladder. Melbourne was taught a football lesson by Al Clarkson, who with limited resources, just instructed his players to scrap, fight and surge the ball forward.  It stifled the Melbourne free flowing style of play and denied them the opportunities they could normally expect. I

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PINK RAIN by Whispering Jack

    There is no certainty about life under a pandemic. You wake up one morning without a care in the world; the sun’s shining and it’s a beautiful day. An hour later, everything’s up in the air, the entire state is on high alert and the apartment complex next door’s in lockdown. The simple decision you had to make about buying a ticket to the footy at the weekend suddenly might get put on the back burner. There are other things in life to prioritise and on top of that, they’re predicting rain for th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    COR BLIMEY by KC from Casey

    In years to come, the old timers will talk in wonderment about the “Avalon Avalanche” that hit Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval on a mild winter’s afternoon at about ten minutes after the halfway mark of the game between the local Tigers and their cross town rivals, the Demons from Casey. At that moment in time, the game was poised as if on a knifepoint. Up until the main interval, it had been the visiting team which had maintained the lead from the start but it had struggled to entirely asse

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    POWER FAILURE by George on the Outer

    South Australians should be well familiar with the damage that storms can do to the power supply.  But Port Power forgot those lessons on Thursday night football as they watched the Melbourne storm descend upon them from across the border and ruin their hopes of a top four placing. Just as equally, the win to the Demons cemented their spot in the top two and sent out the message that a team who had been going around in circles for the past couple of weeks, has in fact, turned into a cyclone

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    CASEY SUFFER FIRST DEFEAT IN TWO YEARS

    The circumstances were a little unusual last Saturday night as KC from Casey was unavailable to report on the Casey Dees due to work commitments. On the ground things were somewhat unusual as well given that, although there was a game to be won on the night, preparations were also being made for the forthcoming Thursday night clash against Port Adelaide with Ben Brown rested for large slabs of the evening. It turned out perhaps, to be a stroke of genius for Melbourne with Brown making a strong c

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    WEATHERING THE STORM by Mel Rundle

    The magic of Melbourne’s magnificent start to 2021 is beginning to wear off. In its past six matches it lost to three teams that were outside the eight, out of form —  teams which it had very little trouble bearing last year. This week, the temperature is turned up even higher with the hard fought spot in the top four at risk. The really ominous factor about the Demons’ upcoming Thursday night meeting with Port Adelaide this week is that it is due to take place at the very place where its dec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    FEE-FI-FO-FUM by George on the Outer

    “Fee-fi-fo-fum, without a Full Forward the Premiership can’t be won!” So said the GWS Giants, as they exposed Melbourne’s fatal deficiency with a nine point win at the MCG.  In past weeks Melbourne has been barely able to gloss over the lack of a serious target in front of goal, while others were able to contribute.  But in a near repeat of the game from the previous week, players running up the ground simply had no-one to kick the ball to, when all that was needed was that one tall target.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    MUCH ADO ABOUT EVERYTHING by Whispering Jack

    Let's face it. We Melbourne supporters are a demanding lot. Here we are with our team on top of the ladder with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, a decent percentage and a fair run home for a team with finals credentials. We have a fit list with lots of in form players, many of who are in contention for All Australian and other high honours, the team’s playing with purpose and cohesion and its VFL affiliate is undefeated and going gangbusters.  Still, we're all walking around with conc

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HIATUS by KC from Casey

    After their five week Covid19 lockdown hiatus, the Casey Demons were fairly scratchy against Essendon VFL for the best part of 2½ quarters on Sunday afternoon but they finally settled down to motor away to a 48 point victory. With 20 AFL affiliated players on the team sheet, the Casey line up looked the strongest team ever put together since linking up with the Demons but the team struggled to score in the early going and managed its first goal to Aaron vandenBerg late in the first term.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    ESSENDONE & DUSTED by George on the Outer

    Essendon was the latest casualty as the Melbourne juggernaut rolled over the Bombers on its way to a 12th win for the 2021 Season.  It was a display of the difference in quality, coaching and system that defines those who will compete in finals and those that lie outside the top eight. Sadly, in these Covid times a mere 19,414 attended the game and the silence outside the ground before the match was eerie.  Normally, thronging crowds lining up at ticket gates and food carts were replaced by

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    HOME AWAY FROM HOME by The Oracle

    The Demons return to the MCG on Saturday night (albeit for an away game) for the first time since mid-May when they beat the Blues. At the time, they were riding high, undefeated and celebrated by the football world. In the interim, they lost to two teams that occupy the bottom six, beaten two top four teams in front of empty or near empty stadiums and somehow fallen out of sight in the AFL bubble despite retaining top of the table status. And in a strange twist, the mantle of the league’s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews


×
×
  • Create New...