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Yessssssss. My brothers mate! We are all pumped about this. Not super quick but apparently runs all day and an elite kick. Edit: apparently our media team think he's quick so maybe I'm wrong

He was at Bullcreek-Leeming until I think u14s or 15s (won a flag with my bro). Then there were some issues and that's when he moved, along with Jackson I believe. For what it's worth my bro

Found this on bigfooty. Pick 22. West Coast Eagles. Trent Rivers . 188cm 83 kg. Utility. East Fremantle. Get ready folks this kids an ascending player he is rising up draft boards at a

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Thanks mum for the investment in weetbix... looks like he needed two kitchens to feed that boy.

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17 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

Just going off the tapes he looks to be a pure contested midfielder. I read profiles that he is an outside player. He won't be (IMO). I haven't seen effective pressure like this for a while. Really good pick up alongside Pickett. Goodwin really doubling down on the mongrel. Have to respect that. 

Mongrel with skills is what we have lacked for so long - AVB and May have an army to train. 

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Found this on bigfooty.

Pick 22. West Coast Eagles.

Trent Rivers . 188cm 83 kg. Utility. East Fremantle.

Get ready folks this kids an ascending player he is rising up draft boards at a rapid rate.
Thrilled to get the contested ball beast with this pick.
Came into the Championships with a bit of a flurry and I was given the "heads up" that he was rated very highly down at Moss Street.
East Fremantle Football Club has been a production line for quality midfielders over the years. Patrick Cripps, Paul Haselby, Ben Cousins, Daniel Kerr, Simon Black to name but a few. So when I was told to "watch out" for him by East Fremantle connections...... it was duly noted.

Rivers has shown versatility and been played in a variety of positions and whilst at the Championships he played off a half back flank and through the middle I see him projecting as an AFL midfielder.
An old fashioned, footballers footballer, who thrives at the coal face, the kids a hard nut.
His solid Championships gained him AA selection and as quite a few draft watchers have already noted, keep an eye on him as he goes back to the WAFL and completes the season.

First week back in the Colts after the Championship he hasn't disappointed, this morning , with a 26 disposal game, 5 tackles and 3 goals.
If he continues in this form in the Colts, I can see his being given a debut in the Seniors very quickly.
Bill Monaghan, the League Coach, has never been shy giving young kids a run at the highest WAFL level and I will be watching for this to happen with Rivers.
He may well be playing himself into first round draft calculations.

When considering who to select here, I was impressed with just who was still available as : Mead ( who will be Port bound as a F/S pick so I left him ), Trent Bianco one of this cohorts best users of the ball by hand and foot, the AA CHB Fisher McAsey, and Dylan Williams were available and considered.

In the end I just couldn't pass on Trent Rivers, a home grown talent, who fills a need for West Coast as quality midfield depth is short at the Club.

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Another thing here which is a bit of a Taylor trait, is picking players who may have under-performed in their draft year due to injury and the like. Rivers missed the whole pre-season this year ... and we all know how that plays out. Will be interesting to see just what he's capable of with a pre-season or two under his belt.

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On 11/28/2019 at 5:03 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Really happy with this pick.

Perfect replacement for Hibbo. Can swing through the midfield as well.

Had an outstanding junior career.

Sorry, I didn’t mean to quote you but I am new to this game and don’t know how to post something without quoting. What I wanted to say was :- judging from the the earlier photo we can only hope his mother could play footy because he is the image of her.

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Love this pick. Bit of Mitch Duncan about the lad, smooth mover. Can see him pushing for midfield time down the track 

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On 11/29/2019 at 10:39 PM, Hobson said:

Sorry, I didn’t mean to quote you but I am new to this game and don’t know how to post something without quoting. What I wanted to say was :- judging from the the earlier photo we can only hope his mother could play footy because he is the image of her.

Agree.

Its interesting how little love backmen get when they are drafted. Everyone seems to get super excited about Mids and Forwards, but very few laypeople (i slipped in a PC :) ) get frothy about players who are drafted as defenders. This kid has me as least as interested as our first 2 picks.... possibly even more. Looks a genuine prospect but ofc only time will tell.

Personally quite happy with this pick.( Iknow it makes absolutely no difference if i am happy of not)

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On 11/29/2019 at 5:30 PM, DaisyDeeciple said:

Thanks mum for the investment in weetbix... looks like he needed two kitchens to feed that boy.

Come on DD, we are no longer in the 1950's.  It's likely that his Dad made breakfasts.

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1 hour ago, ding said:

Agree.

Its interesting how little love backmen get when they are drafted. Everyone seems to get super excited about Mids and Forwards, but very few laypeople (i slipped in a PC :) ) get frothy about players who are drafted as defenders. This kid has me as least as interested as our first 2 picks.... possible even more. Looks a genuine prospect but ofc only time will tell.

Personally quite happy with this pick.( Iknow it makes absolutely no difference if i am happy of not)

You're right. I get more excited by mids or KPFs than I do by anyone else. Incidentally, I'm intrigued by Rivers for his potential of rolling through the midfield. 

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Agree with many , this kid can be anything. Gotta love Preseason at Demonland, hope rules!

https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/player/trent-rivers/

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16 minutes ago, Lord Ivanhoe said:

Agree with many , this kid can be anything. Gotta love Preseason at Demonland, hope rules!

https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/player/trent-rivers/

That’s a very impressive write up! Makes you wonder how he got through to 32. I guess if he played midfield at the champs he would have gone a lot higher. 

Very happy to have him. Looks good. Good size. Nice skills and looks like he plays with aggression. Dominated playing midfield in the Colts by the looks. 

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On 11/29/2019 at 10:39 PM, Hobson said:

Sorry, I didn’t mean to quote you but I am new to this game and don’t know how to post something without quoting. What I wanted to say was :- judging from the the earlier photo we can only hope his mother could play footy because he is the image of her.

To post without quoting, scroll down the page and after the last post your 'avatar' appears on the left.  Along side is a white rectangular shaped 'box' with a 'thought bubble' and the words 'Reply to this topic...'  Click anywhere in the box and it opens up, then type away!

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13 hours ago, sue said:

Come on DD, we are no longer in the 1950's.  It's likely that his Dad made breakfasts.

Point, as a poor feeble excuse, it was seeing his mum in the photo that made me choose mum without much thought.

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1 hour ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

Point, as a poor feeble excuse, it was seeing his mum in the photo that made me choose mum without much thought.

You're forgiven. After all mums still make breakfasts too.

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6 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

To post without quoting, scroll down the page and after the last post your 'avatar' appears on the left.  Along side is a white rectangular shaped 'box' with a 'thought bubble' and the words 'Reply to this topic...'  Click anywhere in the box and it opens up, then type away!

Thanks for that

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On 11/29/2019 at 11:15 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

From Mick Ablett.

Trent Rivers, I’d like to mention, is one of the most elite kicks in the draft. He’ll be a half back for a little while, but I think he can also fit into the midfield at some stage.

Just what we need, Kicking is king.

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MELBOURNE

Pick 3 Luke Jackson declared to foxfooty.com.au at the draft combine that he wanted to play Round 1. But considering his preferred position (ruck) and the fact a dual All-Australian (Max Gawn) has worked so well as the solo ruckman in recent years, it’s hard to see him getting an opening-round debut against the Eagles. Same goes for Kysaiah Pickett, who has a sensational highlights package but is very raw — and likely to still be very raw by Round 1. But Melbourne’s Round 1 bolter could be its Pick 32 Trent Rivers, whose kicking and decision-making during his draft year was outstanding. The Dees need some class in defence and across the wing — and Rivers has the potential to provide that immediately.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2020-round-1-teams-afl-draft-2019-draftees-most-likely-to-debut-early/news-story/29b72bc2dfd19bd54163f3d5bb9b1018?fbclid=IwAR1waA8996twhiywOYx07zN1zpC1jBojRMaYbPdsQqhmJ76N-bm_kek1Zrk

 

 

 

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On 11/29/2019 at 2:02 AM, KingDingAling said:

Just going off the tapes he looks to be a pure contested midfielder. I read profiles that he is an outside player. He won't be (IMO). I haven't seen effective pressure like this for a while. Really good pick up alongside Pickett. Goodwin really doubling down on the mongrel. Have to respect that. 

if you don't posses much class/skills.  Then you just have to have masses of mongrel.    Its a must.

Preferably our players will have both of these assets built into them.

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