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On 11/7/2021 at 8:35 PM, BAMF said:

 

I have way more concerns about replacing Ben Brown and Tmac than worrying about May's eventual replacement. 

All of Tmac, Brown and Weid have a history of injuries which could effect the next couple of seasons. 

If we go for JVR, I hope he is developed as a fwd.

Yep, we have Thommo as well who showed he plays very well as a key back. With may, lever, petty, Thommo and Turner, we are stocked for current and project backs.

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Great get for this club.

Big physical 195cm 88kg key forward who has also played down back. Had some insane numbers in the back end of the year in the colts level as a noted goal kicker.

Welcome Jacob.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great get for this club.

Big physical 195cm 88kg key forward who has also played down back. Had some insane numbers in the back end of the year in the colts level as a noted goal kicker.

Welcome Jacob.

34 goals in 9 games, apparently. But not many at WAFL level.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great get for this club.

Big physical 195cm 88kg key forward who has also played down back. Had some insane numbers in the back end of the year in the colts level as a noted goal kicker.

Welcome Jacob.

I've just had a look at his highlights reel and am now an absolute expert on him. I thought he moved a bit like Tom Lynch with his forward play.

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Feels strange to draft a tall in the first round who seems low ceiling but high floor.

Obviously nothing is guaranteed but with a few years development he could then pitch in for 150 or so games at either end and help maximise our premiership window through the early stage of that.

Ticks a lot of the boxes and should settle in well. 

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1 minute ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Welcome aboard JVR.  We can give him the time to develop without rushing him in.  

I can imagine him in a year or two, under our coaching team with good physical conditioning, fitter, tougher, muscled, confident, even more capable from more intense match-play with Casey - a big win for Dees' fans. JT, you've done it again! Team balance in the near future is the priority.

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Good pick up. We needed a tall for depth and he is quality at either end. Higher probability pick being from WA where much more footy has been played than the Eastern States. So we had a good look.  

Wonder whether we try to trade up tomorow? Some quality apparently still on the board.

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1 minute ago, BDA said:

Looks a great prospect. Hopefully another JT special (although i wish fox hadn't compare him to Josh Bruce)

I genuinely dislike Josh Bruce but he had a great year this year. I actually like that fox picked a semi reasonable comparison for once! If he gives us 2021 Josh Bruce we’d be delighted 

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I don't study draft prospects outside Demonland, but I've been keen on JVR ever since the possibility of his selection was mooted here.  Seems like a great fit for our list as it currently stands.  Welcome JVR, you've just joined the very best AFL club in the land!

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On 11/7/2021 at 11:50 AM, spirit of norm smith said:

Totally agree. It’s Best Available at pick 17. No matter who that is (JVR, Chesser, Sinn, Sonsie, Wilmot or whoever) then we trust in JT.  JT is a legend and is one of the key men behind our premiership.  I’d like to see another youngster with skill and pace added to the midfielder but just that’s me. JVR would also be a handy young key position player to develop with time on our side. 

Back in JT.  He knows we will need to develop another young tall, probably in the current Tmac role.  Hope we get to hear from the great man on the selection. 

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33 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great get for this club.

Big physical 195cm 88kg key forward who has also played down back. Had some insane numbers in the back end of the year in the colts level as a noted goal kicker.

Welcome Jacob.

Saw his game pre GF....he had a big presence....confident both ends and went forward to wine the game for WA...cool head at U18 level and a few ok games for Claremont

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