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jubjub (not verified)
[quote="barker"]Whats not to get? They want to see the kids who are going to play AFL, and the kids who are playing good Footy in the TAC Cup are showing they can play week in and out.. No offence but the TAC Cup is where the better players get drafted.. They ones who get drafted from VFL just need more time to develop and will be good.. But the TAC Cup kids are better[/quote] you dont think its a joke how majority of the kids who get picked up come from the under 18 comp? and once a player has past the 18 mark ( only 1 year later) there suddenly too old, or past it or looked over?they have only aged one year and are playing in a competition that is superior to tac cup. i beleive alot of kids who dont maybe, have there best years at tac and come out and show that they can match it with the players that are from there year level that were drafted, and also matching it with top level vfl players and afl players out of form. I just think alot of good YOUNG players are overlooked as soon as they leave tac cup, and i beleive too many "project" players are taken from tac only to be delisted 1 or 2 years later. Of course the home and away season is a great place to watch the talent radio, but if thats the case why dont we watch the superstars who made up the senior vic team just play for their clubs and not see them combine to watch a higher standard of football. one good game does not make a footballer, but you'll find funnily enough good footballers step up to the mark when the pressure counts. im also sure a recruiter wouldnt take one game as how every single player plays. if they liked what they saw, it is quite easy to gain footage of vfl. my 2 cents for all its worth
jubjub (not verified)
[quote="barker"]Whats not to get? They want to see the kids who are going to play AFL, and the kids who are playing good Footy in the TAC Cup are showing they can play week in and out.. [b]No offence but the TAC Cup is where the better players get drafted..[/b]They ones who get drafted from VFL just need more time to develop and will be good.. But the TAC Cup kids are better[/quote] better players, i reckon there are alot of duds come through tac cup, although superstars have also been born there too. vfl draft: Sam Mitchell Damien Peverill Matthew Boyd Nick Maxwell Aaron Davey Dale Morris Michael Firrito just a few, given a chance that have done well.
InForAPenny
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[quote="CaseyRadio"]Spoke with AFL Vic Word from John Hook. There wont be a U/23 match this year :([/quote] I have watched this game for the 3 years it has been running. I thought it was intended as a sighter for recruiting types but it has progressively deteriorated into a farce. The first year was good but by last year there were a bunch of "look how good I ams" running round in the midfield trying to take on the world. They either made it to the edge of the centre square from where they tried to kick goal of the year, or got nailed and turned the ball over for the same thing to happen at the other end. I doubt they fooled the recruiters. While it is played in last year's fashion it is a waste of everone's time, especially when it is mid week.
Kanga-Rooster
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[quote="jubjub"][quote:6d918775f1="barker"]Whats not to get? They want to see the kids who are going to play AFL, and the kids who are playing good Footy in the TAC Cup are showing they can play week in and out.. [b]No offence but the TAC Cup is where the better players get drafted..[/b]They ones who get drafted from VFL just need more time to develop and will be good.. But the TAC Cup kids are better[/quote] better players, i reckon there are alot of duds come through tac cup, although superstars have also been born there too. vfl draft: Sam Mitchell Damien Peverill Matthew Boyd Nick Maxwell Aaron Davey Dale Morris Michael Firrito just a few, given a chance that have done well.[/quote] You can add Michael Jamison to that list .. also played in the U23 game a coupl of years ago!
barker
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They are all great players.. But still The likes Judd, Fevola, Murphy, Kruzer, Stevens.. And thats just Carlton And i also don't think its a joke so many 18 year olds get drafted! But i do think its a joke that not more VFL players get a shot at the big time
footyman
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[quote="jubjub"] you dont think its a joke how majority of the kids who get picked up come from the under 18 comp? and once a player has past the 18 mark ( only 1 year later) there suddenly too old, or past it or looked over?they have only aged one year and are playing in a competition that is superior to tac cup. i beleive alot of kids who dont maybe, have there best years at tac and come out and show that they can match it with the players that are from there year level that were drafted, and also matching it with top level vfl players and afl players out of form. I just think alot of good YOUNG players are overlooked as soon as they leave tac cup, and i beleive too many "project" players are taken from tac only to be delisted 1 or 2 years later. Of course the home and away season is a great place to watch the talent radio, but if thats the case why dont we watch the superstars who made up the senior vic team just play for their clubs and not see them combine to watch a higher standard of football. one good game does not make a footballer, but you'll find funnily enough good footballers step up to the mark when the pressure counts. im also sure a recruiter wouldnt take one game as how every single player plays. if they liked what they saw, it is quite easy to gain footage of vfl. my 2 cents for all its worth[/quote]You're right with all that. Definately VFL listed guys at aligned VFL clubs who are miles ahead of the AFL guys who play there. Two issues with VFL though - most guys in there have a flaw in their game that has meant they never made the AFL intially (often deficient pace or foot skills) and secondly a lot of AFL recruiter have long memories. So instead of marking or assessing someone on the present, many worry about the 20 games they saw a kid play when he was 17 years old. It's a shame that local kids miss out on opportunities while clubs fork out thousands to go to countries like Samoa, Fiji or Ireland to look for talent which is an almighty and very costly punt. Hopefully the introduction of two new AFL teams will give more guys a chance, and increase the focus on the VFL as a recruiting pathway. And the increase in draft age might reduce the number of young project players who are chewed up and spat out within a year or two. There is no better time for guys to stick at the VFL though.

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