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Rising Star Nomination for The Duke?



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16 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Nominated…

 

 

 

 

 

 

For goal of the year.

We’ve all gotta vote!!! Not just for Leb to win it, but also for Weightman and 🤮Stringer🤮to NOT win it! 

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Considering the degree of difficulty and time of the game, I don't think you'll see many first AFL goals better than Windsor's.

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10 hours ago, Winners at last said:

#funfact .... He went to the same secondary school as Hawthorn's wizard. 

Very good mates apparently.

Have been really impressed with Windsor’s composure in traffic and ability to use his agility to weave out of stoppage.

His inside game and ability in the contest is much further along than I saw from him last year and think he’ll eventually get some CBA’s as the season goes on. It’s a massive bonus (and weapon) for us going forward. I know our recruitment team loved Watson, but they were pretty bullish on Windsor. 4 games in and we can already see why.

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Gallagher got the nod this week, nothing against him but 90% of AFL players could get those numbers against WC.

 

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30 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Gallagher got the nod this week, nothing against him but 90% of AFL players could get those numbers against WC.

 

Thinking the same thing. Surely the opposition has to count for something. 
 

Also the complexity of goals kicked. 

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48 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

Gallagher got the nod this week, nothing against him but 90% of AFL players could get those numbers against WC.

 

They probably just looked at the stats sheet and figured 16 and 2 goals is obviously better than 12 and 1.

I’d be amazed if he didn’t get a nomination before the mid season break.

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On 31/03/2024 at 11:23, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

I am certain Saunders will get 25 touches against the Eagles today and get nominated over Windsor's low possession high impact game in a finals like atmosphere. Its just the AFL way.

 

Congrats to Western Builldog’s Harvey Gallagher for his 2 goal/16 possession nomination in his sides 76 point drubbing of West Coast. At least the AFL is predictable.  

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we’ve clearly found one here in Windsor but he hasn’t been in the best 10 players on the ground in any of our matches so far so I don’t think we should be upset by the lack of rising star nomination… 

 

Also just remember that Jaidyn Stephenson and Lewis Taylor have won the award in the last decade. I’m comfortable there remains hope for Caleb if he doesn’t clinch the esteemed medal.

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On 01/04/2024 at 18:42, mt2 said:

I'm yet to see much from him at AFL level that convinces me, but it's round 3 and it's so difficult to show your talent playing in such a dreadful team. I'm sure he'll prove me wrong with time. 

I should have worded it better - I think Windsor is more suited to our current needs. Maybe in a few years we'll be in more need of a Reid type, but I'd take Windsor over Reid this season from what I've seen so far. 

Let’s not hide the fact that once Reid was  gone our target was Windsor. Yes it was “needs” based but he was and is now showing every inch a No 7 pick in any AFL draft. His upside is huge and another great first round JT pick. 

Go the Duke. 

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I personally love his pace and tackling pressure. I think Hunter really hurt us last year. I was stoked we got him but have been underwhelmed with his output since. Things that stick in my mind from last year on hunter:

  • his desire to break tackles and lose (holding ball/turnover),
  • his aggressive kicking that kept missing targets (turnovers). Hunter is meant to be a fantastic kick yet match after match last year his kicks were landing 1 m short (ball up/turnover as a result). 
  • credit though he did slot some very hard boundary line shots.

Overall, i think we are a little too similar for speed as a team, and picket/CW add that point of difference that just helps our bulls so much (i keep thinking Isaac Smith when i see him play and wonder on his output vs smith at a similar age). 

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17 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Nominated … For goal of the year.

Unfortunately these things are a popularity contest. Any time a club with a big supporter base has a player nominated the weight of numbers gets them over the line.

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On 02/04/2024 at 08:35, Winners at last said:

#funfact .... He went to the same secondary school as Hawthorn's wizard. 

Caleb didn't go to Caulfield Grammar, but those two are best mates.

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On 31/03/2024 at 00:37, KingDingAling said:

Without being bias, and on limited viewing, I’d have him top of the class. Dursma looks good too. 

From what I've seen, Harley Reid is already WC's best player. (Bit like Clarry in his first year.)

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4 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

From what I've seen, Harley Reid is already WC's best player. (Bit like Clarry in his first year.)

Oscar Allen goes alright, although is currently injured. A player you can build a spine around.

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On 31/03/2024 at 22:15, Maldonboy38 said:

Love watching him play, and can't wait to see what he becomes. Gives me a Steven Stretch vibe, but with a lot more toughness. And for a young kid, he is still running late in games which is a huge benefit in its own right.

I just hope the selectors don't give Hunter his place at any stage. He might not get the amount of ball Hunter does but his effectiveness with it is way in front of Hunter's. 

I don't reckon any of his games are Rising star worthy yet, but internally I get the feeling the coaches are ecstatic over what he is bringing. 

Steven Stretch was unfairly labelled soft for maybe 2 incidents in his whole career. One involved Dippa so surely doesn't count. Sublime skills, could run all day and didn't mind a goal.......soft.....pfffffft

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2 hours ago, Roost it far said:

Steven Stretch was unfairly labelled soft for maybe 2 incidents in his whole career. One involved Dippa so surely doesn't count. Sublime skills, could run all day and didn't mind a goal.......soft.....pfffffft

Wasn't suggesting Stretch wasn't tough, and agree that it is an unfair descriptor of him as a footballer. I just reckon Windsor has a attitude about him that allows him to be an over-the-ball player as well as an outside runner, to a greater degree than Stretch.

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