The 2018 Benfti "in absentia" Hype thread


#261

Dreamtime After Party here we come


#262

Do we have any Tiwi island academy players who are good prospects yet?


#263

All of them.


#264

Fair go, there is only one Norm Smith medal per five hundred male Tiwi Islanders.

Which isn’t far off the number per current AFL players (0.37% vs 0.2%) - if you don’t count Hodge (like Hawthorn didn’t), then there is only Martin, Johannisen and Pendlebury still playing.


#265

Is Robbie Campbell any chance for a rookie spot this year Ben? By all reports was going ok before the foot injury.


#266

That ruck from Hawthorn who Mark Johnno tipped on his scone in the “line in the sand” game?


#267

Ha ha! No. A 17 year old kid from the Tiwi who’s been going very nicely until a foot injury mid year.


#268

You had me at Tiwi.


#269

Are you sure he is from the Tiwi Islands?

There’s an article that talks of a Robbie Campbell from Katherine.


#270

Yeah, on at least 3 clubs radars I’m aware of


#272

I will add, there are 2 lads who I think should be academy eligible who fit the bill.

Next year eligible though.

Brayden Rioli and Jeff Simon, hope they aren’t both in.

Also as a draft age kid next year, Malcolm Rosas Jnr is electric and his u18 testing was staggering for his age. In Darwin so he is open to any club.


#273

Haven’t heard of Simon before. What’s he like?

And is Darwin open to all clubs? Or just the ones with NT academies?


#274

We getting minitippy?


#275

Did I just read premiership?


#276

WANT.


#277

Apologise if this has been answered, but can academy players play in the VFL or are they put into the tac system?


#278

Sambono should have been taken last year.
What’s our chances?


#279

Needs more time.


#280

Want.


#281

Bump for relevance re Adam Tippa