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Can’t believe the afl hasn’t matured from the go home factor. Professional footballers wanting to go home. 

Getting paid half a mill a year and you miss your mates and mum? Grow up!

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On 11/5/2019 at 8:36 PM, DubDee said:

Can’t believe the afl hasn’t matured from the go home factor. Professional footballers wanting to go home. 

Getting paid half a mill a year and you miss your mates and mum? Grow up!

Money isn't everything, as they say.

Players want money, premierships and to play with mates. Increasingly though, they also want to be around family. Very gen Z.

Not everyone is as tough as you DD.

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Deven Robertson attracting top-10 interest ahead of AFL Draft after being likened to Joel Selwood

“Robertson is more mature than your average 18-year-old – and it’s easy to see why the natural-born leader was named All-Australian captain after an impressive under-18 national championships for Western Australia.”

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I've been away for a while and thought of posting a 'Deven Robertson' thread for quite some time, better late than never with this post.

I genuinely find it astounding that he's not more regularly spoken about as a Top-5 prospect. The two games I saw him play he was an absolute jet. He literally ticks all the boxes:

He's a massive accumulator of the ball. He's hard at it, both in and under as well tackling. He's got a good build and great athleticism, e.g. dash out of packs. He's got a great footy brain and knows where to run (he could easily start his career on the wing). And finally, he's a leader and by all reports a quality person that's an absolute professional. The one knock on him that comes up is that sometimes his kicking is 'inconsistent', but how does this differ from Serong or Ash. Additionally, I find it far easier to get a kid in the AFL system with the right attitude to improve their kicking skills (e.g. by 10-20%) as opposed to many of the other fundamentals (e.g. going in hard, sprinting from a pack, and natural running patterns) mentioned above. Keep in mind, this kid won the Larke Medal ahead of both Rowell and Anderson. While his sensational carnival was not a once off. He's been averaging the same stats for two years, ~30 disposals and 6 tackles per game, in the WA Colts.

I'm not saying select him with pick #3, all I ask is that Taylor and his team genuinely consider him there. Take that little extra time when comparing him to the other options at that point, because if he doesn't make it to us at #8 we've missed a star in a making.

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3 hours ago, ignition. said:

I've been away for a while and thought of posting a 'Deven Robertson' thread for quite some time, better late than never with this post.

I genuinely find it astounding that he's not more regularly spoken about as a Top-5 prospect. The two games I saw him play he was an absolute jet. He literally ticks all the boxes:

He's a massive accumulator of the ball. He's hard at it, both in and under as well tackling. He's got a good build and great athleticism, e.g. dash out of packs. He's got a great footy brain and knows where to run (he could easily start his career on the wing). And finally, he's a leader and by all reports a quality person that's an absolute professional. The one knock on him that comes up is that sometimes his kicking is 'inconsistent', but how does this differ from Serong or Ash. Additionally, I find it far easier to get a kid in the AFL system with the right attitude to improve their kicking skills (e.g. by 10-20%) as opposed to many of the other fundamentals (e.g. going in hard, sprinting from a pack, and natural running patterns) mentioned above. Keep in mind, this kid won the Larke Medal ahead of both Rowell and Anderson. While his sensational carnival was not a once off. He's been averaging the same stats for two years, ~30 disposals and 6 tackles per game, in the WA Colts.

I'm not saying select him with pick #3, all I ask is that Taylor and his team genuinely consider him there. Take that little extra time when comparing him to the other options at that point, because if he doesn't make it to us at #8 we've missed a star in a making.

I was actually wondering the other day if there is any chance he might go at 3. He is the type of player we like (and no I'm not taking about his kicking). I can picture Goody liking him.

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I agree ignition - I am warning to the idea of him more and more at either of our picks. 

We do not have a positional need but you can never have too many prime movers. If he forces Gus and Viney to shape up that's only a positive as well. 

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Can we trade Pick 3 to Freo for 7 & 10?

Robertson 7, Next Best 8 & Weightman 10

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14 hours ago, ignition. said:

And finally, he's a leader and by all reports a quality person that's an absolute professional. 

I can add a little to this. I know his Dads brother very well and met another of his Uncles and can absolutely vouch for the quality of his family. Extremely hard working, ethical and motivated family, 

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It seems the draft pundits have started talking about him a bit more as of late. Was mentioned today on the AFL website as a future leader. 

A guy who averages 30 touches in the carnival has to be in with a top 5 chance. His stats are better than Walsh's at the same level. 

Seems to be a case of WA hiding their top end talent again. When you win the Larke Medal though, it makes it tougher to hide a player.

Be fascinated to see if we go him.

Any of our WA watchers know if we've spoken to him? Surely.

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1 hour ago, A F said:

It seems the draft pundits have started talking about him a bit more as of late. Was mentioned today on the AFL website as a future leader. 

A guy who averages 30 touches in the carnival has to be in with a top 5 chance. His stats are better than Walsh's at the same level. 

Seems to be a case of WA hiding their top end talent again. When you win the Larke Medal though, it makes it tougher to hide a player.

Be fascinated to see if we go him.

Any of our WA watchers know if we've spoken to him? Surely.

When we first traded for pick 8 he was one of the players mentioned that we were interested in.

The latest talk has him going a bit later than that to Freo. 

Don't think it has anything to do with him being hidden away, he got injured at the nationals and didn't play again after that.

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1 hour ago, A F said:

It seems the draft pundits have started talking about him a bit more as of late. Was mentioned today on the AFL website as a future leader. 

A guy who averages 30 touches in the carnival has to be in with a top 5 chance. His stats are better than Walsh's at the same level. 

Seems to be a case of WA hiding their top end talent again. When you win the Larke Medal though, it makes it tougher to hide a player.

Be fascinated to see if we go him.

Any of our WA watchers know if we've spoken to him? Surely.

@Pennant St Dee

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On 11/11/2019 at 12:10 AM, Dee tention said:

Can we trade Pick 3 to Freo for 7 & 10?

Robertson 7, Next Best 8 & Weightman 10

Maybe this is what we are angling for with the talk of Jackson, trying to get Freo to bite.

 

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7 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

yes we have DD, but we've also spoken to Jackson, Sharp, Henry, Rivers, Taylor, Garcia and Sokol through the year.

Not sure of recent talks but Id safely say Sharp, Taylor and Rivers have not been revisited since we traded pick 22 away

Garcia and Sokol will be Pick 97, PSD candidates

Freo want all of the other 3, so we will continue to engage them because all are a chance at Pick 8

Pick 3 is fascinating because both Freo and GWS want Jackson which I believe is where the talk is coming from.

Before live trading everyone pretty much knew in clubland who was likely to be going where in the top 10 to 12 with a week to go

All changed now with ducks and drakes, so are these talks part of the rouse 

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We should take a very close look at this guy at 10. You can never have too many A grade mids and this kid has already shown his hand. He's the prototypical modern day ball winning mid with an A+ attitude to boot. WA swoop of Jackson into Robertson is my preference for 3 and 10

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3 minutes ago, Mondê said:

We should take a very close look at this guy at 10. You can never have too many A grade mids and this kid has already shown his hand. He's the prototypical modern day ball winning mid with an A+ attitude to boot. WA swoop of Jackson into Robertson is my preference for 3 and 10

I think Freo will take him before we can, but it will be a very good draft for us if we get him,  he is a gun. 

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25 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Is his name really Deven?

Is that even a name?

 

Only in WA 

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1 hour ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Is his name really Deven?

Is that even a name?

 

It’s spelt incorrectly.

His name is Deeven. 

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Robertson would be the one exception I would possibly take before Pickett at 10.

He should end up at Freo at 7 or 8.

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On 11/11/2019 at 1:41 AM, Ugottobekidding said:

Personally i couldn't wait to get out of Perth.

Big 4 caravan park too much for ya mate?

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7 hours ago, Dee tention said:

It’s spelt incorrectly.

His name is Deeven. 

Thanks - I didn’t appreciate his parents were on Demonland.

As an aside, I had thought the correct spelling was D-Von.

 

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11 hours ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Thanks - I didn’t appreciate his parents were on Demonland.

As an aside, I had thought the correct spelling was D-Von.

 

Dee-V-een 

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