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Liam Ryan Subiaco

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I mentioned him last year, don't know why he wasn't at least picked up as a rookie. He kicked 68 goals this season to win the goal kicking, after kicking 51 goals last year in his first year of senior footy.
Someone will pick him up this year, if he can handle the demands of the AFL he will be a star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_04lpjydf4
 

bullus_hit

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Was discussed heavily in the state league thread, the problem of course was that he ran a 9 beep test which is the worst ever recorded by an aspiring AFL player. Unless he's dramatically improved there's no way he'll get a shot.
 

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bullus_hit said:
Was discussed heavily in the state league thread, the problem of course was that he ran a 9 beep test which is the worst ever recorded by an aspiring AFL player. Unless he's dramatically improved there's no way he'll get a shot.

Cheers bully, he doesn't need to be able to run, because he can fly ;)
 

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bullus_hit said:
Was discussed heavily in the state league thread, the problem of course was that he ran a 9 beep test which is the worst ever recorded by an aspiring AFL player. Unless he's dramatically improved there's no way he'll get a shot.


Wish i could get to 9 on a beep test :-\
 

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tigerman said:
Cheers bully, he doesn't need to be able to run, because he can fly ;)

He has an amazing highlights reel, up there with Jeremy Howe for aerial ability. But the question is what's his opponent doing when Liam doesn't have the ball? Reckon any AFL coach would put an athletic rebounder on him and it would be as good as a loose man in defence. An 11 beep is about the lowest base to work with, Betts & Toby McClean have shown it's possible to lift that to AFL standard but even taking these success stories into account, the odds are remote.
 

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tigerman said:
I mentioned him last year, don't know why he wasn't at least picked up as a rookie. He kicked 68 goals this season to win the goal kicking, after kicking 51 goals last year in his first year of senior footy.
Someone will pick him up this year, if he can handle the demands of the AFL he will be a star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_04lpjydf4
A lot of talk about him last year but no takes, won't be surprised if its the same this year.
The kid can play so there must be a reason not 1 club took a chance on him.
 

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bullus_hit said:
He has an amazing highlights reel, up there with Jeremy Howe for aerial ability. But the question is what's his opponent doing when Liam doesn't have the ball? Reckon any AFL coach would put an athletic rebounder on him and it would be as good as a loose man in defence. An 11 beep is about the lowest base to work with, Betts & Toby McClean have shown it's possible to lift that to AFL standard but even taking these success stories into account, the odds are remote.

His coach is Jarrad Schofield who is a premiership player with the Power, so i'd imagine he would be telling him what he needs to work on.
Even if he does turn out to be a bust, he'd have to be worth a punt as a rookie wouldn't he?
 

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bullus_hit said:
Was discussed heavily in the state league thread, the problem of course was that he ran a 9 beep test which is the worst ever recorded by an aspiring AFL player. Unless he's dramatically improved there's no way he'll get a shot.
Does a bad beep test detract that much? cant a beep test result be improved on? from memory Dean Cox when he started was deplorable and could barely do a lap of the ground ( or something like that). I bet Ivan Soldo had a bad beep test 3 years ago ( not saying hes the bench mark just saying ....)
 

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https://thewest.com.au/sport/subiaco-coach-jarrad-schofield-urges-west-coast-to-recruit-high-flying-wafl-forward-liam-ryan-ng-b88590220z
 

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tigertim said:
Does a bad beep test detract that much? cant a beep test result be improved on? from memory Dean Cox when he started was deplorable and could barely do a lap of the ground ( or something like that). I bet Ivan Soldo had a bad beep test 3 years ago ( not saying hes the bench mark just saying ....)

A 9 beep test is completely unacceptable, the maximum rate of improvement would be 2 levels, going from 11 to 13 is achievable but still requires a lot of work on the part of the player. Going from 9 to 13? Dunno, I have my doubts.
 

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A 9 beep test is completely unacceptable, the maximum rate of improvement would be 2 levels, going from 11 to 13 is achievable but still requires a lot of work on the part of the player. Going from 9 to 13? Dunno, I have my doubts.
yeah, I understand what youre saying I just guess that "they" lower the bar if you're an exciting high marking forward eg Kayle Kirby
 

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tigertim said:
yeah, I understand what youre saying I just guess that "they" lower the bar if you're an exciting high marking forward eg Kayle Kirby

Kirby was 11 so he scrapes in as far as the bare minimum is concerned. Clem Smith was another 11 and couldn't cut the mustard.
 

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Big article about this guy on the website we can't discuss for those interested.

Tested well at state combine.
 

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tigertim said:
Does a bad beep test detract that much? cant a beep test result be improved on? from memory Dean Cox when he started was deplorable and could barely do a lap of the ground ( or something like that). I bet Ivan Soldo had a bad beep test 3 years ago ( not saying hes the bench mark just saying ....)

That's West Coast or Freo telling him to tank so he can stay in WA
 

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AFL site says Ryan's yo-yo test was "respectable" at WA combine. And of course the sprint times and leap were off the charts. A monty to be on a list.
 

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tigertim said:
Does a bad beep test detract that much? cant a beep test result be improved on? from memory Dean Cox when he started was deplorable and could barely do a lap of the ground ( or something like that). I bet Ivan Soldo had a bad beep test 3 years ago ( not saying hes the bench mark just saying ....)

Smoke and Mirrors, Funny Buggers, Shenanigans whatever spin you want to put on it, I'm sure at least one of the Western clubs are in his ear and getting him to tank it up a bit.

Its a shame we dont seem to do the same when we have dibs on players.
 

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So he tanked so well that he achieved a 9 beep test and the result was that he didnt get drafted?
Thats a good tank!


Nah This year he will be putting it all on show to maximise his chances with 18clubs.

The new standard is a fwd line chockers with ultra fast, ultra high pressure runners who contest all game.
A low beep or yoyo doesnt help.

FWIW i'll think he gets picked late, after 50.