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On 4/2/2021 at 5:35 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

Fabian Francis played one game for Melbourne. I think that might be a touch short of what’s needed to qualify even if he was the biological father.

Most games with Port Adelaide - 86 - so falls short of being a chance for consecutive years of a super talent being called out and 'claimed' by a top tier team.

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The Australian Academy team to play Geelong tomorrow morning:-

FB: Blayne O’Loughlin, Rhett Bazzo, Josh Fahey

HB: Jase Burgoyne, Josh Gibcus, Finn Callaghan

C: Nasiah Wanganeen, Tyler Sonsie, Matt Roberts

HF: Matthew Johnson, Jacob Van Rooyen, Blake Howes

FF: Neil Erasmus, Jack Williams, Josh Rachele

FOL: Ned Moyle, Nick Daicos, Jason Horne

BENCH: Mac Andrew, Toby Conway, Cooper Hamilton, Austin Harris, Lachlan Rankin, Ned Stevens

INJURED: Braden Andrews, Sam Banks, Campbell Chesser, Ben Hobbs, Cooper Murley, Josh Sinn

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On 3/15/2021 at 7:02 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

They usually do the testing at the Combines at the end of the season but this is something new.

Another Rising Star in the making? Docker's brother impresses in testing

Kobi George, one of our New Generation Academy players featured in the 20m sprints. 

Is Mac Andrew a top 20 pick if not good? What's happened to Taj Woewodin?

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The fact that Andrew has made the squad of 24 suggests that he’s getting close to top 20 selection so it’s up to him to keep improving to force his way into contention. 

Taj Woewodin is playing in the WAFL Colts competition (although probably not this weekend thanks to Covid19) so he’s a bit more under the radar compared to the elite group in the team for today’s game. 

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3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The fact that Andrew has made the squad of 24 suggests that he’s getting close to top 20 selection so it’s up to him to keep improving to force his way into contention. 

Taj Woewodin is playing in the WAFL Colts competition (although probably not this weekend thanks to Covid19) so he’s a bit more under the radar compared to the elite group in the team for today’s game. 

Taj was meant to play Rd 1 today of the PSA competition for Aquinas  vs Trinity, but all games are off this weekend 

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I only caught the last couple minutes of the live stream of the afl academy kids vs Geelong reserves. Academy kids got smashed 19 to 149. Nothing of interest happened late in the game but the commentators mentioned Mac Andrew played well in the last quarter.

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Andrew received a glowing report given the outcome of the game.

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL Under 19 Academy vs. Geelong VFL

#28 Mac Andrew (Dandenong Stingrays/VC)

One of the steepest risers in this year’s crop, the Melbourne Next Generation Academy (NGA) prospect proved his true first round potential. He played up either end and gained a good tick for his versatility, but well and truly came to life in the final term with an awesome showing in the ruck – despite the result being well beyond his side at that point. Andrew caught the eye with phenomenal vertical leaps at each centre bounce, with his first act of the final term a follow-up clearance. He highlighted his marking ability with a nice clunk in front, and showed off some finesse in the ruck with a wonderfully directed hit to the anchoring Jason Horne. Having started forward, the Dandenong Stingrays talent snared the first score of the game with a snap, before displaying clean hands on the move and flying well in his less fruitful move to defence. Demons recruiters will now be sweating on his potential after a string of terrific performances, if they were not already.

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23 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Andrew received a glowing report given the outcome of the game.

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL Under 19 Academy vs. Geelong VFL

#28 Mac Andrew (Dandenong Stingrays/VC)

One of the steepest risers in this year’s crop, the Melbourne Next Generation Academy (NGA) prospect proved his true first round potential. He played up either end and gained a good tick for his versatility, but well and truly came to life in the final term with an awesome showing in the ruck – despite the result being well beyond his side at that point. Andrew caught the eye with phenomenal vertical leaps at each centre bounce, with his first act of the final term a follow-up clearance. He highlighted his marking ability with a nice clunk in front, and showed off some finesse in the ruck with a wonderfully directed hit to the anchoring Jason Horne. Having started forward, the Dandenong Stingrays talent snared the first score of the game with a snap, before displaying clean hands on the move and flying well in his less fruitful move to defence. Demons recruiters will now be sweating on his potential after a string of terrific performances, if they were not already.

Really?

There seems to be an element of exaggeration going on here. The Academy side was flogged to the tune of 20 goals and only scored 2 goals themselves. Remember 2 years ago, an Academy team that included a bevy of real stars including Rowell, Anderson etc. beat Casey. According to Herald Sun’s coverage on it’s subscriber only site, Andrew had 9 disposals, three marks, five hit outs and three clearances. Slim pickings from a supposedly top draft pick.

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im so [censored] off with the whole system. The bulldogs get the number 1 draft pick Ugle-Hagan and the moment we are onto a player who would fill a list need for us, we won't get him. arghh. do some under the table deals Jason Taylor!

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Updated Rankings courtesy of twitter user @EdPascoe_eDPS 

loving the look of it particularly the lack of mac, however how on earth anyone has gone past daics i'm not sure

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7 hours ago, The Great Pretender said:

No wonder he has his critics. Mac Andrew makes the top 15 in his power rankings off the top of one quarter of football.

Isn’t that being a bit premature?

He usually overrated talls, especially forwards 

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