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I don’t get it. Admittedly I have only watched highlights but judging Serong’s highlights against Young, Serong looks a long way off.

Reminds me of Trengove. Super hyped pre-draft then appears slow, undersized and one dimensional. Happy to be proven wrong.

 

Young on the other hand has dash, a burst of speed and he is a goal kicking midfielder.

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I never like any players highlights. But i am also warry of players who are more physically built for their age getting an advantage over others (Serong is a short tank relative to the other players). Hopefully melbourne pick the best player.

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1 hour ago, the fork said:

I don’t get it. Admittedly I have only watched highlights but judging Serong’s highlights against Young, Serong looks a long way off.

Reminds me of Trengove. Super hyped pre-draft then appears slow, undersized and one dimensional. Happy to be proven wrong.

 

Young on the other hand has dash, a burst of speed and he is a goal kicking midfielder.

Young is mainly a halfback as I understand, in an interview he stated they pushed him up into the midfield but he believes his best footy is at halfback and that’s where he sees himself playing. I see him as our future replacement for either Jetta or Hibberd and would pick him over Serong.

(Disclaimer: Personal opinion and choice obviously and I can only go on what I’ve read and highlights as I haven’t seen any of the kids play in person 😜)

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On 9/19/2019 at 4:29 PM, MFC-11 said:
On 9/19/2019 at 5:54 PM, faultydet said:

 

matador

That is surely a load of bull

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14 hours ago, the fork said:

I don’t get it. Admittedly I have only watched highlights but judging Serong’s highlights against Young, Serong looks a long way off.

Reminds me of Trengove. Super hyped pre-draft then appears slow, undersized and one dimensional. Happy to be proven wrong.

 

Young on the other hand has dash, a burst of speed and he is a goal kicking midfielder.

I have to agree with you.

I can't understand, why Serong is rated so highly in this years draft either? I must be missing something, but i think we need to look at other players.

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If you're worrying about deficiencies too much then you're missing out on some seriously good highlights as well.

- Quick and super accurate hands, releases team mates perfectly with both hands
- Nice baulk and fakes to set up hands
- Lovely footwork to create room around a stoppage, he doesn't get caught in at the contest
- Excellent reading of the play both at stoppages and as a forward

There's a craftiness that from our list only Salem, Oliver, Jetta, maybe Fritsch/Petracca and at his best Nath Jones have.

I'd like to see more linebreaking and he does kick across his body a bit and slice the ball low (which honestly isn't always a bad thing). And yes the lack of size is a worry too. But there's a really high level of footy smarts on display.

 

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Appears to be a bit slow - I would not think he is what the recruiters are hoping to find 

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On 10/17/2019 at 6:11 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Here

 

It's funny. He doesn't actually have a highlight until a minute in. Some pretty ordinary highlights. I don't get it.

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6 minutes ago, A F said:

It's funny. He doesn't actually have a highlight until a minute in. Some pretty ordinary highlights. I don't get it.

Nat Fyfe had one of the worst under 18 highlights I have ever seen.

Judge him when he is around the 70 to 100 game mark.

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41 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Nat Fyfe had one of the worst under 18 highlights I have ever seen.

Judge him when he is around the 70 to 100 game mark.

Yep, fair enough.

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Short not quick not good skills pass, they say his got a good leap but is not in the top 10 for vertical jump or running jump, not top 10 in any combine results to be a top 3 pick you have to have something that sets you apart, this kid has nothing.

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Another contested inside beast who looks slow. Should be a lock for pick 3 you would think.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Nat Fyfe had one of the worst under 18 highlights I have ever seen.

Judge him when he is around the 70 to 100 game mark.

Because recruiters have up until the 70-100 game mark to decide who they want to draft and if they are [censored] by then that people will forget who selected them with minimum accountability?

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27 minutes ago, olisik said:

Because recruiters have up until the 70-100 game mark to decide who they want to draft and if they are [censored] by then that people will forget who selected them with minimum accountability?

Cool story

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1 hour ago, olisik said:

Another contested inside beast who looks slow. Should be a lock for pick 3 you would think.

Ah, you changed the wording, but not the content. Congratulations.

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11 minutes ago, A F said:

Ah, you changed the wording, but not the content. Congratulations.

I can’t stress enough on the importance of drafting more inside mids with bad skills who are slow.

Hopefully we take a look at Crouch as a DFA

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45 minutes ago, olisik said:

I can’t stress enough on the importance of drafting more inside mids with bad skills who are slow.

Hopefully we take a look at Crouch as a DFA

Crouch?

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1 hour ago, olisik said:

Another contested inside beast who looks slow. Should be a lock for pick 3 you would think.

Boring...

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Just now, Moonshadow said:

Boring...

Great post mate. Riveting stuff! 

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On 10/17/2019 at 6:11 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Here

 

The player I noticed in these highlights wasn't Serong it was the things Young did. How was that kick threading the needle to a leading forward inside 50. Just what we are crying out for. Just because he played half back as a junior doesn't mean that's where his AFL career will be. Hogan was the AA U 18 CHB. T Mac was a forward as a junior and recruited as a back.  J Howe was recruited by Pies as a forward and we know how that ended. 

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