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15 minutes ago, 640MD said:

I hope this lad will be as good as his apparent attributes lead many to believe. And I am as bad or hopeful as any poster.

And he may indeed become the one that slipped through, hope so anyway. And all this from a highlights package and no one I know having seen him play in a game as yet.

 

The catch might be that the expectations of the long suffering Demonland readers,  might push him too far and too hard, too early,

and that he shines bright too quickly and burns out in a couple of short seasons. I hope not, but..... So lets not expect too much in his first year. He will have a lot of expectations to carry on his shoulders from us on Demonland. 

I hope he is strong !!    Good Luck,     go hard or go home.   Reminds me a bit of an early Ox.

Firstly if he turns out like the Ox we will have a champion ( without injuries was Wayne Careyesque) on our hands!

Secondly I am not sure but also read that ANB and T Mac finished 1 and 2 in run and Fraser third. Moot point still an outstanding effort from the young man.

He is seriously chasing his dream with effort and motivation and who knows how good he will be. One other thing is his physical attributes Skills and Attitude are also playing a big part in his pre season attempt to be there in Round 1 with BBB and the rest of the boys!!

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I think the exciting thing with this pick, is we have taken a player who has a number of attributes, who might be able to be developed into a very good player. We can then live in hope we have got a v

Clubs have pared back the staffing resources and media depts were heavily utilised during the hub, earning well-deserved holidays. We may need to recalibrate our expectations.

He will wear the number 43.5 then

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It’s not so much the effort in the time trial,  but the whole vibe in how he presented himself in a year when there was little or no football, his size, athleticism and the expectations of the supporters versus the way the Ox played in his first couple of seasons (before the knees.    Hard to remember Now ) and the expectations of many the same supporters for the years to come for the Ox as he matured as a footballer.

Very hard to remember, my memory is going the same way as my hairline. It’s disappearing.  
Chase your dream indeed. Good luck !

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On 1/16/2021 at 10:53 PM, 640MD said:

I hope this lad will be as good as his apparent attributes lead many to believe. And I am as bad or hopeful as any poster.

And he may indeed become the one that slipped through, hope so anyway. And all this from a highlights package and no one I know having seen him play in a game as yet.

 

The catch might be that the expectations of the long suffering Demonland readers,  might push him too far and too hard, too early,

and that he shines bright too quickly and burns out in a couple of short seasons. I hope not, but..... So lets not expect too much in his first year. He will have a lot of expectations to carry on his shoulders from us on Demonland. 

I hope he is strong !!    Good Luck,     go hard or go home.   Reminds me a bit of an early Ox.

Ox was a very skilled big man. He could sidestep an opponent and a great kick.

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On 1/14/2021 at 10:43 PM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i don't expect him to play til round 5

He did that in 2018 and came 3rd in the brownlow. Obviously different circumstances and it wasn’t a fitness issue keeping him out bk then,  but hey it’s pre season and i’m looking for omens! 

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As quoted by STINGA re Training Wednesday 27th Jan

"Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up.

Hnmm the more I see and hear the more I like it.

Is it too early to lock him in for Round1 ??

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7 minutes ago, picket fence said:

As quoted by STINGA re Training Wednesday 27th Jan

"Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up.

Hnmm the more I see and hear the more I like it.

Is it too early to lock him in for Round1 ??

He’s got some hype now doesn’t he. Hope we at least see him in the pre season game /s to get a sense of him at this level. 

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5 minutes ago, picket fence said:

As quoted by STINGA re Training Wednesday 27th Jan

"Rosman was the one who stood out for me.  He's athletic, big strong and has a leap. Marked a few over the top of others and got a few handball receives running past.  Plays like Bontempelli and even kicks like him. Wouldn't be surprised if he played first up.

Hnmm the more I see and hear the more I like it.

Is it too early to lock him in for Round1 ??

haha, I don't see why not Picket - why just 2 weeks ago i nominated him for a Brownlow by 2024.

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Id love to see his action kicking a goal from 45 out. Ive only seen his athleticism which seems excellent and would be very happy if he was a natural footballer as well.

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12 minutes ago, Damo said:

Id love to see his action kicking a goal from 45 out. Ive only seen his athleticism which seems excellent and would be very happy if he was a natural footballer as well.

He looks a good athlete as you say 'Damo' and like you I would be happy to see him also being a natural footballer...as we've seen with Frost & Smith athlete doesn't always equal natural footballer.

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One of the things that impressed me the most when watching his highlights was his vice like contested marking. Sure knows how to take a grab. There was no double grab just full clunks.

I know he's been training as a wingman, but do wonder if he'll start up forward. He also has the frame to put on some serious size as well which is exciting.

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Reading through this thread and there's a wonderful sense of excitement. Yet it's like he's been selected as a "project player", like a Category B rookie, rather than someone picked in the 30s in the draft. Any player picked in the 30s should be considered a reasonable prospect of being a great success, not a "project player". I'd be disappointed if we picked anyone in the 30s who we thought was a high risk, high reward prospect. I expect him - like any player picked in the 30s - to be a player who might need some time to physically develop, but should otherwise be skilled enough to play in his first year.  

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I agree - haven't seen him play (only seen his highlights packages) but the fact that he can run (quickly and all day), has size and can take a grab makes me think he must have a few other things to work on (otherwise why didn't he go top 10?)

Like all of his cohort, he's essentially missed a year of footy - let's not put too much expectation on the kid before he's even played a practice match!

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28 minutes ago, deelusions from afar said:

makes me think he must have a few other things to work on (otherwise why didn't he go top 10?)

Like all of his cohort, he's essentially missed a year of footy - let's not put too much expectation on the kid before he's even played a practice match!

I think we can be excited by his prospects but he has not played a game for  many months.  The excitement about his abilities is as I said before very Ox like before his knees,  to my dim memory anyway.  Not saying ability, just the excitement.  

Go Dees, Good Luck Fraser,  make an impact !

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He’s seems to have an X factor about him. Physically he’s going to be a beast. He has a strong grab, is quick and tall and has a good tank judging my his time trials.

His skills are an unknown at the moment. Would love to see him get a run during pre-season so we can see what he can do with the ball in hand.

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16 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

One of the things that impressed me the most when watching his highlights was his vice like contested marking. Sure knows how to take a grab. There was no double grab just full clunks.

I know he's been training as a wingman, but do wonder if he'll start up forward. He also has the frame to put on some serious size as well which is exciting.

Apologies if this is a silly comparison (I have no idea about the kid other than what I've read here) - but could he be a Charlie Curnow type of forward?

 

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Will be much better player than Jack Watts going by his highlights.  Lets not heap pressure on the guy though, he needs to get into side and build from there.  His size and being able to run all day i am sure makes a lot of us quite bullish about his prospects.  Looking forward to seeing what he has got!

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1 hour ago, NeveroddoreveN said:

Will be much better player than Jack Watts going by his highlights.  Lets not heap pressure on the guy though, he needs to get into side and build from there.  His size and being able to run all day i am sure makes a lot of us quite bullish about his prospects.  Looking forward to seeing what he has got!

LOLs!! A Wattsy drive by and not putting pressure on the kid by saying he'll be better than Watts, brilliant!

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1 hour ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Apologies if this is a silly comparison (I have no idea about the kid other than what I've read here) - but could he be a Charlie Curnow type of forward?

 

Its not a silly comparison.  One of Curnow's nights strength was his high end endurance and ability to work his opponents through his workrate. 

The only thing Rosman would have over Curnow is his contested marking. 

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One thing I left out of my training report because I'd already said a bit about rosman, is that he covers the ground.  You know how some players get involved in something, stop and think I need to go there but are then too late.   Rosman just goes.  It's a breaking the lines thing.  I think it's instinctive.  Langdon does it for us.

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

LOLs!! A Wattsy drive by and not putting pressure on the kid by saying he'll be better than Watts, brilliant!

Haha! I was typing it with a lopsided grin. He looks something that we don't have anyway, Tomlinson being the only one that i can think of that will be able to do the repeat runs, roughly his size.  I can see why some think he may end up being our other winger.  Of the 3 draftees he looks the more likely of them to play early. 

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The hype on this kid is getting a bit OTT.

He is a pick 34 without a long list of accomplishments, who is being lauded as a future champ by some, and its based on a few highlights and (admittedly impressive) aerobic capacity.

Poor kid should just be given the chance to see if he can play footy before we go gooey over him.

He is probably the perfect candidate to test our player development skills.

 

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25 minutes ago, ding said:

The hype on this kid is getting a bit OTT.

He is a pick 34 without a long list of accomplishments, who is being lauded as a future champ by some, and its based on a few highlights and (admittedly impressive) aerobic capacity.

Poor kid should just be given the chance to see if he can play footy before we go gooey over him.

He is probably the perfect candidate to test our player development skills.

 

Max Gawn was pick 34 on the back of 2 knee reconstructions and no TAC cup footy.....

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