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2019 Player Countdown
#21
Today we have # 40 Callum Coleman-Jones

Callum is 200cm and 97kg. DOB is 13/06/1999 so still only 19. Has yet to play an AFL game. He came to us at pick #20 in the 2017 National Draft. He is from Unley in SA and played for Scotch College SA and Sturt.

He was on a modified program in 2018 as the club looks to develop him into a future top side ruckman. All reports he is progressing nicely and he has plenty of time to continue his development
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Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. Ronald Dahl 1978
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#22
On the club website there is a radio interview with Neil Balme mainly speaking about the signing of Sydney Stack however, towards the end of the interview Balmy is asked about our ruckman and he seemed very happy with how Callum Coleman-Jones is tracking this pre-season.
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#23
he looks imposing when you see him live

the game I saw was very lob sided our way so its not a good test

he seems generally liked by our VFL watchers so it will be interesting to see how he goes in the VFL this year

in the VFL we finished minor premiers with a lot of "L" platers in the side
we did have Miles & Lloyd to get us going thru the mids

with them gone it will give opportunities for others to grow their game

we may have more defeats and close games

but I feel our young guys will be ready to step up at VFL level and impact or control games
meaning Balta, Chol, CCJ, Naish , Miller , Baker , Bolton

How the Club grows CCJ as a ruck in the VFL will be a massive challenge, with Soldo holding the top spot and Balta , Chol and Moore are all looking to add second ruck to their list of skills opportunities will be scarce
I feel the need , The need for SPEED
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#24
I just mean that it would be bloody tough to crack the seniors as a key back for Richmond...kids get drafted and 99% of them want to play ones. They’re not just happy to be drafted and learn from the senior blokes...
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#25
(12-02-2019, 20:36)Vines Wrote: I just mean that it would be bloody tough to crack the seniors as a key back for Richmond...kids get drafted and 99% of them want to play ones. They’re not just happy to be drafted and learn from the senior blokes...

Still not used to us being able to have the luxury to let kids develop in the twos and bring them in when they are actually ready

Today's player is Jake Aarts

Jake is 180cm and 76kg. DOB 08/12/94 so he will 24 for most of this year. He has been in our VFL side since 2015 and was added to the senior list in the 2019 Rookie Draft taken at pick 16.

Plays as a small forward, so in a big group jostling for a spot in the top side.

Not overly sure of this selection but it is reward for effort. Good luck to Jake.
2017 Advocate for the Rising Star Jack Graham
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. Ronald Dahl 1978
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#26
(12-02-2019, 20:36)Vines Wrote: I just mean that it would be bloody tough to crack the seniors as a key back for Richmond...kids get drafted and 99% of them want to play ones. They’re not just happy to be drafted and learn from the senior blokes...

yes it would seem like a brick wall in front of them , but injuries and suspensions do happen

The younger players that got a run last year Moore , Bolton , Baker & Soldo

all had many passages of play where they looked real impressive in the VFL and with that side only losing 4 games and handing out plenty of thrashings
it was hard to standout

Moore was controlling games and taking speccys  , Boloton was a highlights package but looked like he did have the motor required for AFL when in the midfield
Soldo a dominant tap ruck and improving at ground level , and Baker was very busy in the forward line and getting noticed by casual watchers   

Nobody was gifted a game

and its looking like similar this year 
without Miles & Lloyd in the line up for senior selection there will be a few more opportunities for our younger brigade

its a great time to be a Tigers supporter  :-)
I feel the need , The need for SPEED
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#27
Today we have # 38 Noah Balta

Noah is 194cm and 94kg. DOB is 23/10/1999 so will be 19 for all this season. Taken @ #25 in the 2017 National Draft. From Essendon Doutta Stars via Calder U18

Another baby with plenty of time up his sleeve. However hasn't put a foot wrong and has the Tiger Army in quiet anticipation of what he add to the top side.

Yet to debut but that appears not to be that far away.
2017 Advocate for the Rising Star Jack Graham
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. Ronald Dahl 1978
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#28
A few of our posters that watch the U18's were touting this guy and were wrapped when we got him

I saw him the VFL take a nice mark but the kick was a turn over, he was filthy but could see where the next kick was going
he really busted his butt and made the contest and took the intercept mark , it was impressive

He despite being young was prowling across half back in a controlling manner , that's only one game but I enjoyed what I saw
Reports from the VFL during the year did indicate he likes to take the game on and has AFL stamped all over him

I note in a report from the training on the Gold Coast his disposals were scrappy and the coaches pulled him a side

a work in progress , but looks exciting
I feel the need , The need for SPEED
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#29
Today we have the enigmatic Connor Menadue.

Our #37 is 187cm and 80kg. His DOB is 19/9/1996 so he will be 22 for all of this season. Came to us at pick #33 in the 2014 National Draft. He is from Spotswood Vic via Western U18

Has now played 33 AFL games in total after 5 games last year. Has kicked 11 career goals and one in 2018.

He is one of our quickest runners and confirmed this with victory on the MCG in 2017 in the GF sprint

Averages just 12 possessions. And here is his problem. Menadue is an outside player and needs to have double the output he is showing to date. With his speed he could be a weapon in getting the ball into our forward 50 quickly.

Surely 2019 needs to be a break out year or he will be wearing different colours next year.
2017 Advocate for the Rising Star Jack Graham
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. Ronald Dahl 1978
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