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11 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

wasn't the prediction recently that there might not be a single wa kid drafted this year?

Yes but that’s pure hyperbole, there are some rumblings here with regards to talent development needing an overhaul which it does desperately and there are some powerful footy people who want to end the job for the boys which has been occurring in the WAFC. It will happen Marc Webbs appointment as full time u/18s coach is just the start.

Bo Allan will definitely get picked up first two rounds and Urquart is that big bodied mid who a club will take a punt on. Kicking is poor but at that size and his impact around the stoppages he will be taken.

I rated Malakai Champion very highly as a14/15 year old and he was one of the best I’ve seen at that age. Still a good player but at that size I haven’t seen a development in explosive speed which he needs.

There are good players in the squad and some late development players who have stepped up like Davis, Angove and Becker. Van Der Struyf has pace and elite foot skills.

Blake Kelly is a gun and Cody Curtin (brother of Dan) and Charlie Banfield developing very quickly but they are 2025 draft.

Just IMO not enough depth to beat the other 4 sides

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On 27/05/2024 at 19:49, Whispering_Jack said:

The usual suspects performed.  Draper. Camporeale brothers x2 . Welsh. Sam Marshall.  All are top 30.  Sulzberger also was good.  

But one player who impressed me was Oliver Depaoli-Kubank (great name). Running wing mid.  Looks composed with the footy. Good pace.  Kicked well on both right a left. Scored a lovely running goal.  Reminded me of Darcy Wilson from last years championships. I’ll see how he goes but another Tassie lad to watch for.  

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Allies on the board after downing plucky Black Ducks

Allies 2.1 5.3 6.7 10.10 (70)

Western Australia 2.1 4.4 7.6 7.8 (50)

Standouts for the Allies were clearly Leonardo Lombard (Suns academy) and Sam Marshall (Lions academy). Both had excellent games as midfielders.  

Others to watch : 

* Jobe Shanahan 👍🏻 Big key forward.  Lovely kick for goal.  Good mark and agile.  Definitely a likely first round pick around 14-15.  

* Oliver Depaoli-Kubank 👍🏻again liked his run through the midfield.  Skills were very good.  Lovely goal from 40 metres out.      

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On 27/05/2024 at 02:39, Oxdee said:

Stat sheets has White with 6 possessions and no hit outs. Isn’t he meant to be ruck? Regardless, and underwhelming result...

...though not bad for zero TOG:

On 26/05/2024 at 13:50, Demonland said:

Screenshot 2024-05-26 at 13-50-39 AFL - News Fixtures Scores & Results - AFL.com.au.png

 

 

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21 hours ago, Nascent said:

No Mentha or White this weekend it appears.

Mentha, isn’t that what Mike Tyson refers to when he’s talking about intellectuals 

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The Captain of Vic Country Toby Travaglia looked very good today.  SA Welsh and McKay were also solid.

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6 minutes ago, grazman said:

The Captain of Vic Country Toby Travaglia looked very good today.  SA Welsh and McKay were also solid.

welsh still a likely top 10 pick according to my crom mate

he thought they'd have to trade out of their first pick to 'preserve' access to him but with their season sliding away looks like they're going to landing two top ten talents

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On 08/06/2024 at 08:42, Whispering_Jack said:

The Allies were once regarded as the “easybeats” of the national championships but after winning them last year, it’s a different story.

This weekend, the Vics join the action.

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: Vic Metro vs. Allies

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: Vic Country vs. South Australia

No KW again?

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40 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Allan, Urquhart, Boxshall and Kelly all contested mids but WAs midfield lacks that touch of class. Burke on the outside is a running machine and Hayes and Angove will give some exciting passages but Vics will have them covered although Riddle is a very talented developing ruckman 

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA            5.2       7.8       9.9       10.13 (73)
VIC METRO                             3.1       7.4       11.9     15.16 (106)

Goals

Western Australia: Champion 3, Allan 2, Davis 2, Angove, Banfield, Evans
Vic Metro: Sims 3, Dolan 2, Armstrong, Dattoli, Gross, Kako, Moraes, Oliver, Reid, Smillie, Smith, Stumpf

https://www.afl.com.au/u18cb/matches/6780

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA            5.2       7.8       9.9       10.13 (73)
VIC METRO                             3.1       7.4       11.9     15.16 (106)

Goals

Western Australia: Champion 3, Allan 2, Davis 2, Angove, Banfield, Evans
Vic Metro: Sims 3, Dolan 2, Armstrong, Dattoli, Gross, Kako, Moraes, Oliver, Reid, Smillie, Smith, Stumpf

https://www.afl.com.au/u18cb/matches/6780

 

 

 

Question for anyone across this draft - where's Thomas Sims expected to go at this stage?

Averaging over 3 goals a game at Coates level, while also spending significant time in the ruck. 199cm and seems aggressive. Also appears to be a "one grabber", based on the limited footage I've come across.

A few links -

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2024/03/29/the-forward-ruckman-with-briggs-like-qualities-who-starred-for-the-knights/

https://www.afl.com.au/video/1156802/sims-sizzling-three-goal-day-catches-the-eye?videoId=1156802&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1719119206001&references=AFL_MATCH:6780

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/thomas-sims/

What's the story, why haven't I seen his name thrown around as a possible top 10 pick? Athletic limitations?

 

 

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Similar to a few talls in the crop, waiting to see a greater body of work against the best players in the country. 

To date it maybe seems like he’s bullied smaller opposition in the CTL and getting the score on the board at the Nationals will push him up. Charlie Nicholls and Jaunty Faull are kpfs in a similar position, could jump up the order by the time August rolls around.

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