#35 Matt Guelfi - Welcome to the Midfield


#122

Heppell also played half back.

He was named All Australian back pocket in his draft year :grinning:

Zaharakis played wing and hff also which is hardly the type of midfielder we are talking about.


#123

Playing somewhere else at state level, or being named somewhere else at AA, means three fifths of five eighths of f**k all.


#124

I agree.

It’s why I cant understand why people are so against picking guys with minimal exposure to playing midfield.

AFL is a professional environment and it is expected that’s where they will get the majority of their education.

Making a call on an 18 yo kid has never been an exact science. Especially when you start talking about speculative picks.


#125

Couldn’t give a toss where they play as a junior it means very little. This picking HBF BS and turning them into midfielders that keeps going on around here is laughable to me. Most players 190cm and under these days need to be able to play some time in the middle, its the way of the modern game, you need all types rotating through there. On the flip side a pure mid must have ability to play Fwd or Back due to limits in rotations.
Collingwood has tried to pick a team full of mids which is working well…

Back on topic, looks like a solid pic especially late into the draft. Looks clean, composed, and makes good decisions. At the very least will be a good fringe player with potential for more.


#126

So was an ex of mine.


#127

He’s 100% a midfielder


#128

Guelfi - I like the sound of this guy.


#129

Not as often as we’d have liked.
Although except for Parish and McGrath it is our entire first choice midfield;
Heppel, Zerrett, Myers, Zaharkis, Langford,
Plus Stringer, Smith, and Begley.


#130

Did a double take before I realised it wasn’t that CFC


#131

Seems arrogant


#132

The photo in front of the trophy cabinet is a dead giveaway


#133

They got him that jumper quick smart…unless he whipped straight down to Rebel Sports.

He’ll find out soon enough you don’t have to buy your own gear at Essendon…it’s not North Melbourne.


#134

That is a haircut you can set a clock too


#135

Amazing how young he looks, given he’s a “mature aged draft pick”. Sometime forget that these are really just kids.


#136

The anti-Heppell.

Might explain why Cassidy Parish has missed out so far.


#137

May explain why Aaron Heppell thought he should cut his hair this year…


#138

What, we are no longer sensitive to others?


#139

Surely not much evidence of this sort of stuff this year?

Whether they’re right or wrong, all 3 are pretty black and white selections - the most talented junior still there, project tall back, and a mature agent who I suspect will either make it pretty quickly, or not at all.


#140

Who are you thinking of particularly?

Guelfi was pigeon holed as an inside mid as an 18 & 19 year old - he’s only added flexibility to his game more recently.


#141

I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that the CFC on the football is Clarance Football Club and not something far more disturbing…