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His highlights package reminded me a bit of Melksham the way he lowers his eyes and pinpoints a low pass into 50. But then he went and tackled someone and the comparison was lost. 

A close contact is on the Recruiting table of the Cats and whilst he never gives much away, he told me that the Cats moved to get ahead of the Dees because they had a strong belief that the Dees were

I’m mates with someone very high up at Caulfield Grammar. Said he’s an absolute ripper who has worked his guts out to improve after getting a scholarship in year 10. Freakish skills that remind h

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

If either these blokes are a patch on past players of similar size and physique who proudly wore the numbers 6, 12 and 24 back in the day. 

Bring back the rovers!

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9 hours ago, DeeZone said:

Welcome Bailey laurie, fast evasive and can really kick the ball, boy have we been looking for you, what a pick up. I think that the smile said it all. Well done JT and team three pearlers that fill the gaps that we had on the list. Two Baileys on the list and hopefully we will see them run out together some time in the near future.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harvey would be great FND but he also reminds me of that red head from Bombers who used to haunt us (his surname eludes me??). Ha ha.!!

Berwick?

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i love the awareness he showed in the video, players coming at him and he danced around them instead of just getting rid of the ball. the couple of tackles he made in the video looked good, just the sort of player we need hanging around brown in the forward line. good pick.

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20 hours ago, DeeZone said:

Welcome Bailey laurie, fast evasive and can really kick the ball, boy have we been looking for you, what a pick up. I think that the smile said it all. Well done JT and team three pearlers that fill the gaps that we had on the list. Two Baileys on the list and hopefully we will see them run out together some time in the near future.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harvey would be great FND but he also reminds me of that red head from Bombers who used to haunt us (his surname eludes me??). Ha ha.!!

Always makes me nervous when I see statements like this. We've had so many players drafted who were said to be great kicks. The problem was that they couldn't get the ball in the first place. Examples include Blease, Strauss, Maric, Toumpas and, to some extent, Watts. 

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I’m mates with someone very high up at Caulfield Grammar.

Said he’s an absolute ripper who has worked his guts out to improve after getting a scholarship in year 10. Freakish skills that remind him of Caleb Daniel with how he uses the footy. Comes from a great family with great values.

He also added Will Phillips will play 200 games and captain the Roos.

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A close contact is on the Recruiting table of the Cats and whilst he never gives much away, he told me that the Cats moved to get ahead of the Dees because they had a strong belief that the Dees were taking Holmes with one of their first 2 Picks. 

‘Personally, I found that amazing that at this stage of our list make-up and needs that we would use such a high pick on a speculative project player. 
 

He stated that he liked what the Dees had done, particularly the Jake Bowie selection.  
 

He didn’t have an opinion on why Jack Carroll had slipped so much. 
 


 

 

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22 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

A close contact is on the Recruiting table of the Cats and whilst he never gives much away, he told me that the Cats moved to get ahead of the Dees because they had a strong belief that the Dees were taking Holmes with one of their first 2 Picks. 

‘Personally, I found that amazing that at this stage of our list make-up and needs that we would use such a high pick on a speculative project player. 
 

He stated that he liked what the Dees had done, particularly the Jake Bowie selection.  
 

He didn’t have an opinion on why Jack Carroll had slipped so much. 
 


 

 

Interesting, so it was Holmes & Bowey vs Bowey & Laurie.

Perhaps not a bad thing we were jumped

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On 12/10/2020 at 10:30 PM, Left Foot Snap said:

Berwick?

Yes that’s the one - 🙏.

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11 minutes ago, adonski said:

Interesting, so it was Holmes & Bowey vs Bowey & Laurie.

Perhaps not a bad thing we were jumped

Trust me I think we have more of team needs with the two smalls plus theX factor of Rosman.

Time will tell however but I am not in any way disappointed with our 3 selections and again give JT and his team a huge tick and can't wait to see the results to add to the development of Jacko, Kossie and Riv.

 

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I'm interested in the defensive side of Laurie's game. His offensive skills look good enough for him to really push for selection with our need for good ball users in the forward line.

It's an interesting mix we have of small forwards. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Here's some stating of the obvious for my own amusement mainly.

Kozzy is clearly the most talented and electric. His skills are already A grade, great mark and leap for his size and I was surprisingly impressed with how well he covered the ground with his running. Skies the limit. Just needs to mature and stay in games more. 

ANB's main strength is still his tank and pressure/repeat pressure acts. Thought he was building a bit before he got rubbed out. Kicking not as bad as it used to be. Not the best decision maker. 

Spargo has good skills, decision making and his pressure is probably the best of the lot perhaps. His size always an issue but intreaguing to see how he goes this year

Hunt has his speed and decent hands marking. Very average kick and I think lowest on the pecking order IMO. I don't see him playing but for depth this season, at least I hope.

Chandler is another forgotten mosquitto due to injury and lack of opportunity. In his one game he looked lively with his tackling and pressure. Hopefully adds to the competition for spots.

The above unpacking makes me think Laurie could slot in well with our need for better ball users and his creativity. 

Note: I'm leaving out Sparrow and Bowey. I know they will both probably spend a fair bit of time forward but they both seem to be stronger up the ground and this stage and maybe less goal sense? Both have great potential regardless.

 

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ALEX DOCHERTY at The Mongrel Punt

 

Bailey Laurie – Forward/Midfielder, 179cm, 78kg

There are a few boys from the Oakleigh Chargers that will have their names called out and one of them should be Bailey Laurie; a clever little small forward who can also provide some run and dash through the middle. It’s hard to get a full-time gig in there when you had Matt Rowell, Noah Anderson and Will Phillips running the show in the square – they made getting to the Grand Final look like it was a kick at the park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

But nonetheless, Laurie’s contribution to this amazing Chargers team shouldn’t be understated. He played seven games in return for six goals and averaged 15.3 disposals, three marks and 3.6 tackles per game playing more as a half-forward type. He puts in the hard yards as much as anyone else and has the innate ability to make things happen going forward with the footy, it would’ve been nice to see what he could’ve done in that Chargers midfield this year, he could’ve easily averaged 20 disposals per game.

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