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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

West Coast apparently keen on luring Rivers back to WA in the coming years. We’ll need to lock him away!

Geez will West Coast just completely [censored] off in regards to everything please?!

All I ever read in relation to WA kids is “West Coast are keen to lure him back”. The powers that be at Freo must just sit there playing Twister every day at head office.

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This bought tears to my eyes, but that might be because you're an onion.

Seen enough from Rivers, Jackson and Pickett to think we have 3 serious players  add in Langdon we have had a pretty good draft trade period in 2019

Seriously good player this kid. Plays with the poise of a 100 game player in his first season. Last night's game should completely shut the gate on the Harmes at half back experiment 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Yeah no doubt WC will be into him.

Give the boy a long contract please.

Will be the best player out of he, Kozi and Jackson.

BBP Really like Riv and he will be a top liner maybe a future skipper  but feel both Jacko and Kosi are something special also. 

Jacko could be TheX factor   Player of a Gener ration and Kosi The best small in the AFL.

All 3 could well be better than the 3 at Port who debuted in 2019.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I was surprised too.

Jackson played 3 less games and only played well against the bottom 4 sides.

Rivers played a brilliant game against GWS in a mini elimination prime time Saturday night game, including kicking the sealer.

Raised my eyebrow a little but not a great deal between any of the three debutants who all have great AFL careers ahead of themselves.

Looking forward to next year with their progress and also Lockhardt as well.

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Do you think offers would have been put in front of Rivers and Jackson at the same time as Pickett??

If so, their management may simply advise that their price can only increase and to hold off. Doesn’t mean their not keen on staying. 
 

Rivers has captain written all over him.   

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On 9/20/2020 at 9:13 AM, Elegt said:

Riv is playing great footy. Would love him to put on a bit more muscle and hopefully get some midfield time next year

Yep, a long summer running (sprints and distance intervals) combined with a relentless weightlifting agenda. I want to see muscles on his muscles, shoulders, biceps, triceps, pectorals, abdominals, gluteals, hamstrings, quads and calves. He has a mentor and role model to moderate his development closely: Petracca. 

He is going to be a star this kid - he needs to develop that impenetrable body to take the knocks, give the knocks and a few straight-arm 'far coughs' on the run, and of course, to minimise the injuries from such contacts. 

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52 minutes ago, Lace Out said:

Rivers has captain written all over him.

He does - in the longer-term. He gives me a few moves and challenges to think about, as well; some of the stuff he does is so very similar to some of the Gary Hardeman skills but these are irregular and not fully developed yet. Oh, for a development coach who is successful! 

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Hopefully we can sign both Rivers & Jackson before the start of next season, so that they (& the club) don’t have it hanging over their heads, and they can just concentrate on playing footy.

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2021-tips-21-fearless-predictions-by-fox-footy-premiers-tips-ladder-collingwood-trade-news/news-story/514d529055e57e0ce3055528d18dcc04

 

9. Trent Rivers will be in All-Australian contention

Zak Butters was the surprise All-Australian squad bolter in his second year — and Rivers could be in the mix for a similar feat in his second AFL season. When Rivers regained his place in Melbourne’s senior line-up late in 2020, he slotted in with aplomb, having between 14 and 16 disposals in each of his last six games. His composure across half-back will be well noticed, not only by Demons fans, but the All-Australian selection panel.

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8. … But their top draft pick will finish second in the Rising Star count

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Will Phillips – the best pure midfielder in this year’s draft – will slot straight into North’s Round 1 centre bounce brigade. As a bottom-ager, Phillips was part of an Oakleigh Chargers midfield group that included Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson – and we all know the impact those two had at the Suns in their first years. Not only will Phillips play Round 1, he’ll play almost every game in 2021. But former NAB League teammate Rowell will pinch the Rising Star award from him.

Rivers would do very well to be in AA contention yet not finish in the top 2 in the Rising Star.

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Young Trent Rivers plays like he has been around a number of years cool and composed taking on the game yet the kid has been in the system for one year and played only 9 games. Hard to believe.

What a great pick up.  

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16 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Young Trent Rivers plays like he has been around a number of years cool and composed taking on the game yet the kid has been in the system for one year and played only 9 games. Hard to believe.

What a great pick up.  

agreed NSFM - inspired choice from JT and Team, i bet that they could not believe that he was still available at our third pick, love this kid.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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33 minutes ago, Balance Demon said:

I think Jackson may have something to say about this.

Yes that is so.

However think it like two future class  players that we have acquired from the draft. Jackson and Rivers. What else can l say ?

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Sorry BD not disrespecting LJ & Kossie, two real guns in the making, it's just that Rivers was a late 2nd round pick and a bit of a surprise packet. We are indeed fortunate to have picked up three genuine footballers on 2019. JT and team take a bow.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 10/3/2020 at 8:54 AM, Deemania since 56 said:

Yep, a long summer running (sprints and distance intervals) combined with a relentless weightlifting agenda. I want to see muscles on his muscles, shoulders, biceps, triceps, pectorals, abdominals, gluteals, hamstrings, quads and calves.

I'm not sure that we need to examine his gluteals in any great detail Ds56.

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That Rivers for AA prediction in the Foxsports article is very left field. If the authors don’t have a soft spot for Melbourne then clearly young Trent gained more attention from the neutrals last year than I thought. 

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1 hour ago, P-man said:

That Rivers for AA prediction in the Foxsports article is very left field. If the authors don’t have a soft spot for Melbourne then clearly young Trent gained more attention from the neutrals last year than I thought. 

Indeed. Its something that you would read from one of the posters on here which you wouldn't even bother responding to. I was shocked that it was in a fox footy column. 

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6 hours ago, ProperDee said:

I'm not sure that we need to examine his gluteals in any great detail Ds56.

Must agree - but hip stability is going to be an important part of 'total' development so for the anatomists amongst us, this muscle group was included.

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Two things that stood out for me about Rivers and why I think he’ll make it:

1) his debut against Carlton in round 2. After fluffing his first disposal he made up for it in his next disposal and totally hit the ground running from there with his composure and crisp disposal from half back. One of the better MFC debuts in recent years.

2) That goal against GWS. With the season on the line the kid stepped up to the plate and snapped an extremely difficult goal in the dying minutes which suggests to me that he’ll be comfortable on the big stage.

An excellent debut season by Trent.

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On 12/21/2020 at 5:56 PM, nosoupforme said:

Yes that is so.

However think it like two future class  players that we have acquired from the draft. Jackson and Rivers. What else can l say ?

You could say sorry for overlooking Kosi!

 

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