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I’d support bidding on him at 8, but it’ll likely be matched. He’s got scope to be a Michael Walters type who can kick a bag up forward or cut teams up through the midfield. I’d love him in red and blue.

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On 11/13/2019 at 12:51 PM, Rusty Nails said:

Having re-watched all available u18 championships i'm now a Henry convert at 3.

Freo will no doubt match the bid but he is worth a try.

Easily one of the stand outs in the championships along with Jackson and a handfull (or maybe two) of others imv.

Ash also had a very good series.  More so than Young imv who was ok but not sure he gets involved often enough to impact often enough, especially from a run POV.   Not quite able to break free or get into space enough to receive and effect the contest if that makes sense.  Can do so don't get me wrong and very worthy of top 10 to 15.  Just not sure he is a clear No.3 after a full (and more considered/focussed) re-watch.

And i'm not saying pick Jackson at 8 either as im still not sure we can afford a third ruckman nor need one with a top 8 pick.  If i had more evidence he was a genuine forward prospect i would be alot more eager.

Is Jackson worth a top 10 pick for a team that is in need of a ruckman?  Hell yes.

I disagree with the fact we don’t need a ruckman.  Having someone develop under Maxy could only benefit a kid, particularly when he can play more forward than ruck.  

I wouldn’t take him at 3 because I think Young is a lock but I would definitely take him at 8 if available. 

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2 hours ago, Demons11 said:

I disagree with the fact we don’t need a ruckman.  Having someone develop under Maxy could only benefit a kid, particularly when he can play more forward than ruck.  

I wouldn’t take him at 3 because I think Young is a lock but I would definitely take him at 8 if available. 

Where is the evidence he can play more forward and take pack clinkers, mark on a lead and kick accurately D11?

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21 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Where is the evidence he can play more forward and take pack clinkers, mark on a lead and kick accurately D11?

Talent will take you many places and he would be the 3rd forward not the main man 

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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

Talent will take you many places and he would be the 3rd forward not the main man 

You are going to pick a ruckman to try and hold down a key tall forward role as an untested number 3 behind T-Mac and Weids with a top 10 pick on a wing and a prayer?

If we are that keen on tallish No.3 to sit alongside T-Mac and Weid, someone who has shown genuine cred to play and hold down such a position and convert accurately in front of goal, Kemp at 8 would seem to make more sense imv.

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Tactic would be to bid on green at 3... gws lose 6 plus more..then bid 4 on Henry ... freo lose 7 and more... then the next four picks are Dees, crows, swans Dees ...so we have brought our two picks closer together and we get two of young, Jackson, Kemp, Stephens, Flanders..

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15 minutes ago, grey wolf said:

Tactic would be to bid on green at 3... gws lose 6 plus more..then bid 4 on Henry ... freo lose 7 and more... then the next four picks are Dees, crows, swans Dees ...so we have brought our two picks closer together and we get two of young, Jackson, Kemp, Stephens, Flanders..

I doubt we rate Henry at 4 and I doubt Freo would match so that would be a poor move.

Also GWS would probably look to trade back in the draft if that was to happen so there isn't necessarily going to be the benefit you are hoping for.

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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Going to look very silky and smooth in the red & blue ....you little ripper!....

“But I’ve had the capability to move away from family with boarding school so I’ve got the skills to be able to come to Melbourne or wherever that might be.”

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18 hours ago, Watts the matter said:

I doubt we rate Henry at 4 and I doubt Freo would match so that would be a poor move.

Also GWS would probably look to trade back in the draft if that was to happen so there isn't necessarily going to be the benefit you are hoping for.

If we desperately want the best small forward or any other player this move is the best by far.

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On 11/16/2019 at 9:51 AM, Rusty Nails said:

Where is the evidence he can play more forward and take pack clinkers, mark on a lead and kick accurately D11?

Most draftees have to learn or hone their skills developed by coaching based upon skills already developed like jumping hand balling following up play etc as in Jackson's highlights.

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I don't think Minh supporters really understand the effect that s class small forward would have in out forward line.

Too Many excuses about ability etc but happy to draft another mid fielder (Young is not technically  a mid) 

Our whole  footy would get more pace excitement and versatility as a result No more stock  standard players for the opposition and even Jackson  has an X factor fir a big guy which defences hate.

Time for  some more risks along with  Harley to break he mould and have the others worry about our excitement machines!!!

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13 minutes ago, 58er said:

I don't think Minh supporters really understand the effect that s class small forward would have in out forward line.

Too Many excuses about ability etc but happy to draft another mid fielder (Young is not technically  a mid) 

Our whole  footy would get more pace excitement and versatility as a result No more stock  standard players for the opposition and even Jackson  has an X factor fir a big guy which defences hate.

Time for  some more risks along with  Harley to break he mould and have the others worry about our excitement machines!!!

Imagine him, Langdon and Bennell running around.  Great crowd draw cards and excitment machines for the young kids to follow as well.  I can hear the turnstiles clicking already.

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Who knows, we might do Henry @ 3 and Jackson @ 8.  Would think Freo grab Jackson @ 7 though.

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