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On 4/15/2022 at 5:38 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

The nature of the NAB League tends to result in players resorting to individual efforts. That comment doesn’t apply to the ones I mentioned above, but I did notice a few selfish pieces of play that will no doubt be picked up by coaches for those who might find themselves lucky enough to be drafted. 

It comes with the territory in this sort of competition. Players aren’t playing for the jumper. They are there to attract the attention of the scouts because their future careers are on the line. The smart ones however, do realise that doing “team” things is important and is taken into account in player assessments.

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On 4/1/2022 at 3:14 PM, Nascent said:

A 2023 potential father/son for us in Kynan Brown (son of Nathan) is named as an emergency for Oakleigh Chargers this week. He'll hopefully get some games this year as a bottom ager and would be doing well to do so considering the quality of that team.

Kynan Brown is a bottom ager at Oakleigh born 13 January, 2005. He’s 180cm tall and could get his chances in the next semester when many APS players are called upon to play Saturday school football.

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Another good display from Finn Emille-Brennan with 22 touches for the Dandenong Stingrays against Bendigo Pioneers at Bendigo. Too early to say whether he makes top 40 in the draft but another Stingray in Mitch Szybkowski surely will. He racked up 33 possessions and was very impressive. Mitch trained at Melbourne in the off season.

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On 4/19/2022 at 3:27 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

Elijah Tsatas of Oakleigh Chargers is the NAB League Player of the Week for Round 3, after the following statistics:

42 disposals, 12 marks, 11 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s 🔥

2022 NAB League Boys Player of the Week: Round 3

I have a feeling that by the time the draft comes around, this guy will be the #1 man!

If Jackson goes to West Coast we may very well be discussing this kid. I hope that doesn't happen.

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On 4/21/2022 at 5:00 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Jaxon Binns is a Berwick lad who has impressed in the early games with the Stingrays.  Outside mid with good skills and pace. Was part of Melbourne Academy as a youngster.  

part of the academy under what links and why is he not anymore?

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On 4/21/2022 at 9:00 AM, spirit of norm smith said:

Jaxon Binns is a Berwick lad who has impressed in the early games with the Stingrays.  Outside mid with good skills and pace. Was part of Melbourne Academy as a youngster.  

Also a very good cricketer having represented Victoria as an under ager...

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13 hours ago, Turner said:

part of the academy under what links and why is he not anymore?

Jaxon Binns (From Berwick) and another youngster Mitch Szybkowski (Beaconsfield) were part of MFC junior AFL Under15s academy a few years ago. They progressed through Stingrays program. Both were very impressive in last weeks Stingrays game.   Finn Emile-Brennan is the young gun in our zone Next Generation Academy program. 

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The beautiful sunshine attracted me to RSEA Park, the Moorabbin HQ of the St Kilda Football Club (once the home ground of that team in the glory days of Plugger Lockett). Legend has it that they used to water the ground on the night before a game so that it would suit the Saints’ style of play and, back in the day, it truly was a smelly bogheap saturated in mud. But this afternoon, the surface was a lush, even magic carpet of green and the Sandringham Dragons put on a master class for the visiting Tasmanian Devils State Under 18s who are part of the NAB Boys League competition.

First things first - the final score was eerily familiar to any Melbourne fan - the Dragons scored 21.14.140, a score that for eternity will always be associated with 25/9/21. Tassie managed to make it to 10.8.68 so they weren’t much better than the Doggies of that day. You get the drift though - Sandy destroyed them. 

The Dragons also had a medium forward who performed his wizardry with the football, kicking some magical goals and displaying some nifty footwork to finish with six goals and a couple of behinds (one poster) on top of giving two or three away and having the occasional stint in the midfield where he also picked up a few touches. Harry Sheezel is good and will go top 10. This is probably not the last time that I provide the disclaimer about having seen him grow up from a 7-year-old junior footballer with enormous talent back then to a 17-year-old on the brink of even bigger and better things.

Now, if he wasn’t best on ground, then fellow 182cm medium forward Charlie Clarke who played half forward and kicked 7 goals would take the chocolates. He’s hard, robust, has great running patterns and is a real goer who is dangerous with ball in hand. From this day on, he will be ranked in the draft top 20 if not higher.

Midfielder and Brisbane Lions father son prospect Will Ashcroft was silky smooth and full of class in the midfield and he and Cameron McKenzie combined well to ensure that the Dragons were well on top in the clearance battles. 

The above four are all going to feature heavily in draft discussion and there are a few others in a very solid Dragon defence who will also be fancied because they certainly combined well to keep the Tassie forwards under control. Unfortunately, I was closely following the Sandy forwards (going from end to end at the start of each quarter) so I couldn’t really pick up the numbers or names of the better ones other than one Jakob Anderson who looks a really good stopper.

And that’s not all - two top agers in Hugo Hall-Kahn (4 goals) and 202cm ruckman Max Ramsden pressed their credentials for possible selection in this year’s Mid Season Draft. 

Tasmania were far less organised and nobody really stood out to me but one of their small rovers was quite nippy and kicked three goals. I discovered later that his name is Brandon Leary. Given that he’s a Tasmanian, I wonder if he’s related to former Demon, Noel Leary who played for Melbourne in the early 70s before going back home and becoming an AFL Tasmania Hall of Famer?

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Jaxon Binns (From Berwick) and another youngster Mitch Szybkowski (Beaconsfield) were part of MFC junior AFL Under15s academy a few years ago. They progressed through Stingrays program. Both were very impressive in last weeks Stingrays game.   Finn Emile-Brennan is the young gun in our zone Next Generation Academy program. 

Mitch is a gun midfielder. He’ll be picked up early.

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1 hour ago, Apocalypse XXXI said:

Cousin in Gippsland went to the Power vs Stingrays game in Morwell this afternoon. Says the locals were far too strong but Finn Emile-Brennan was excellent for the Stingrays. 

Named 2nd best player for Dandenong. Think he's been in the bests 3 out of 4 games so far.

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On 4/23/2022 at 4:56 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

The beautiful sunshine attracted me to RSEA Park, the Moorabbin HQ of the St Kilda Football Club (once the home ground of that team in the glory days of Plugger Lockett). Legend has it that they used to water the ground on the night before a game so that it would suit the Saints’ style of play and, back in the day, it truly was a smelly bogheap saturated in mud. But this afternoon, the surface was a lush, even magic carpet of green and the Sandringham Dragons put on a master class for the visiting Tasmanian Devils State Under 18s who are part of the NAB Boys League competition.

First things first - the final score was eerily familiar to any Melbourne fan - the Dragons scored 21.14.140, a score that for eternity will always be associated with 25/9/21. Tassie managed to make it to 10.8.68 so they weren’t much better than the Doggies of that day. You get the drift though - Sandy destroyed them. 

The Dragons also had a medium forward who performed his wizardry with the football, kicking some magical goals and displaying some nifty footwork to finish with six goals and a couple of behinds (one poster) on top of giving two or three away and having the occasional stint in the midfield where he also picked up a few touches. Harry Sheezel is good and will go top 10. This is probably not the last time that I provide the disclaimer about having seen him grow up from a 7-year-old junior footballer with enormous talent back then to a 17-year-old on the brink of even bigger and better things.

Now, if he wasn’t best on ground, then fellow 182cm medium forward Charlie Clarke who played half forward and kicked 7 goals would take the chocolates. He’s hard, robust, has great running patterns and is a real goer who is dangerous with ball in hand. From this day on, he will be ranked in the draft top 20 if not higher.

Midfielder and Brisbane Lions father son prospect Will Ashcroft was silky smooth and full of class in the midfield and he and Cameron McKenzie combined well to ensure that the Dragons were well on top in the clearance battles. 

The above four are all going to feature heavily in draft discussion and there are a few others in a very solid Dragon defence who will also be fancied because they certainly combined well to keep the Tassie forwards under control. Unfortunately, I was closely following the Sandy forwards (going from end to end at the start of each quarter) so I couldn’t really pick up the numbers or names of the better ones other than one Jakob Anderson who looks a really good stopper.

And that’s not all - two top agers in Hugo Hall-Kahn (4 goals) and 202cm ruckman Max Ramsden pressed their credentials for possible selection in this year’s Mid Season Draft. 

Tasmania were far less organised and nobody really stood out to me but one of their small rovers was quite nippy and kicked three goals. I discovered later that his name is Brandon Leary. Given that he’s a Tasmanian, I wonder if he’s related to former Demon, Noel Leary who played for Melbourne in the early 70s before going back home and becoming an AFL Tasmania Hall of Famer?

Summed up your Dragons perfectly WJ!

2022 NAB League Boys snapshot: Round 4

Also votes for our own Finn Emile-Brennan at the Stingrays.

 

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On 4/12/2022 at 5:02 AM, Elwood 3184 said:

The Early Top 40 from Davo-27 on bigfooty 

1. George Wardlaw - Oakleigh
2. Elijah Hewett - Swan Dist
3. Elijah Tsatas - Oakleigh
4. Harry Lemmey - West Adel
5. Will Ashcroft - Sand
6. Adam D'Aloia - WWT
7. Olivier Northam - Geel
8. Aaron Cadman - GWV
9. Anthony Munkara - NT/West Adel
10. Matthew Jefferson - Oakleigh
11. Jhye Clark - Geel
12. Jackson Broadbent - Peel
13. Harry Sheezel - Sand
14. Isaac Keeler - Nth Adel
15. Lachlan Cowan - Tas
16. Oliver Hollands - Murr
17. Kobe Ryan - West Adel
18. Kane Bevan - West Perth
19. Jedd Busslinger - East Perth
20. Ted Clohesy - Geel
21. Blake Drury - Oakleigh
22. Bailey Humphrey - Gipps
23. Charlie Clarke - Sand
24. Max Clohesy - Murr
25. Jed Hagan - East Frem
26. Max Michaelanny - Norw
27. Sam Gilbey - Clare
28. Josh Weddle - Oakleigh
29. Braden George - Murr
30. Seth Campbell - Tas
31. Paul Pascu - Cald
32. Luke Teal - Oakleigh
33. Jaspa Fletcher - Bris A
34. Mitch Szybkowski - Dand
35. Jaxon Binns - Dand
36. Brady Wright - GWV
37. Matthaes Phillipou - WWT
38. Jonti Schuback - Gipps
39. Henry Hustwaite - Dand
40. Noah Long - Bend

Saw Jedd Busslinger yesterday live, he gets a lot of cheap stats but his disposal by foot for a player of his size is excellent. He is calm ,makes good decisions with ball in hand and has a strong pair of hands. East Perth colts are a big side who play a contested brand of footy, but they lack leg speed and spread, which I think doesn’t compliment his footy smarts, disposal efficiency and penetrating kick.

Saw Jackson Broadbent live a few weeks ago and he is a big lump of a lad. Hard to judge how he will go at AFL level as he doesn’t have great mobility. He’s very strong and imposing but will take a fair bit of time to develop.

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4 hours ago, Pink Freud said:

The NAB League has gone into something of a recess for the coming few weeks to allow for players to represent their schools. What happens to the blue collar types who don’t go to the toffy schools in the APS and AGS?

Back to local grass roots footy.

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59 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Back to local grass roots footy.

Where all kids should be going.

The disconnect from the grass roots level and the AFL is wider than ever, and this could also very well be the infamous neglectful legacy of the Gil McLachlan era. His entire time as CEO has virtually been a big 🖕to local footy through the entire country.

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The metropolitan NAB Boys League clubs are having a break coinciding with the start of APS, AGS and other school competitions but the country boys and interstaters were still at it.

Our own NGA player Finn Emile-Brennan was among the best again. He’s continually improving his chances of making the top forty in this year’s draft and therefore out of our reach.

Liking the looks of Brayden George who booted six goals for the Murray Bushrangers and Geelong Falcons midfielder Jhye Clarke.

2022 NAB League Boys snapshot: Round 5

And here’s a top 20 list:-

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We're in a strange position. If Jackson goes, we'll have either pick 1 or 2 (if he goes to WCE) or 2 picks in the teens (if he opts for Freo). If Jacko stays, we have no first rounder, unless we trade for one. 

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