TOPIC: Academy Selections

Bizkit Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #1

Bizkit
As per this article on the AFL site, we have 2 academy kids playing on GF day who will be eligible for us next year in Brandon Walker (EF) and Joel Western (Claremont).

Both were part of the WA U18's squad but didn't get any game time which was a little disappointing for mine. I have only seen glimpses of them at other games so I'm not entirely around their game styles/strengths/weaknesses but hope to catch a fair bit more of them over the next year.

I've read a number of write ups on their games over the course of the past couple of years which are often very promising and early signs point to both pushing the top 20 picks in next years draft. Tendai and co must be doing something right down at Cockburn, hopefully these two can light things up on GF day.
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Gumnut Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #2

Gumnut
This increases the importance of getting trade week right as we cannot afford to go trading away future season's picks that may be required to ensure locking away these guys as well as father/son prospect Kobe Farmer. We have to get it right and not trade away our future.
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expat Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #3

expat
Yes I agree... Now do you hear that Belly?
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Raglan Matt Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #4

Raglan Matt
Jeff's young fella should be a priority, footy genius seems to be handed on from generation to generation in that family.
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Corporal Agarn Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #5

Corporal Agarn
Do we know any other generations?

Polly wasn't his old man, so you've got me wondering.
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The_Yeti Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #6

The_Yeti
Polly was Jeff's uncle and it looks like the footy gene runs deep in that family.

Let's have a red hot go at getting Jeff's lad. You'd pay a squillion to watch another Wiz and pay it gladly
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Raglan Matt Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #7

Raglan Matt
Jeff snr and his brother Foster were pretty handy footy players, too, Yeti.
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ghq Academy Selections 1 month 2 weeks ago #8

ghq
Stephen Michael and son Clem, to back up the theory. Did anything ever become public knowledge about Clem suing the club over his knee (?) injury?
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Gumnut Academy Selections 1 month 2 days ago #9

Gumnut
Joel Western playing in colts GF on Sunday for Claremont, named on half forward line #12. Telecast on channel 7, should be worth checking out, also Tyrone Thorne who I think should be playing for Peel, not an Academy player but a player of interest at next years draft.
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Gumnut Academy Selections 1 month 1 day ago #10

Gumnut
Apparently we're also interested in Tigers big man Callum Jamieson 200cm along with most other clubs in the draft.
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Gumnut Academy Selections 1 month 1 day ago #11

Gumnut
And another Freo Academy player Isaiah Butters 2 goals already in first quarter.
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Bizkit Academy Selections 1 month 1 day ago #12

Bizkit
Isaiah Butters with a strong start for Claremont too, 2 goals in the first 10min of the colts GF. Another Freo academy kid for next year with Western and Walker. Western looking lively early in this game.
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Gumnut Academy Selections 1 month 1 day ago #13

Gumnut
Tendai obviously doing some good work with these kids, now we just have to make sure we have the available picks to tie them up next year if they continue with their development.
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cletus Academy Selections 1 month 1 day ago #14

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Ive said this before, but if we are ever gonna 'waste a draft pick' , then please let that be on Kobe Farmer.

If we are ever gonna ' take a risk', then let it be on him.

I don't care how fast he runs 20m, how high his vertical jump is, or how good his beep test is...or how big his hand or arm span is...

Just pick him.
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