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Thread: Jake Lloyd Rising Star Nomination

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    Wouldn't be nice - Harry Cunningham -premiership medal
    - Jake Lloyd - premiership medal.
    Do you think that (and by no means demeaning the Rising Star award) they would prefer the medal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalbilto View Post
    Wouldn't be nice - Harry Cunningham -premiership medal
    - Jake Lloyd - premiership medal.
    Do you think that (and by no means demeaning the Rising Star award) they would prefer the medal?
    Probably a fair chance they'd prefer a premiership medal...
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    I think it is great that they both were nominated. There biggest achievement is to be a permanent fixture in the top playing list (17 & 21 matches this year) for the Swans with the way the team has gone this year and the options available. I wonder how the higher rated Rising Star Nominations would have gone in the same position as Harry and Jake?

    Just on Jake, I would be interested of any other player has been passed over in 2 drafts, then been nominated for rising star award in his first senior year?

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    Bontempelli and Taylor have both been very good, with flashes of brilliance, but over the course of the season Harry and Jake have been every bit as good. To make the Swans you have to be consistent, dependable and defend. Just another example of not giving due credit to those players that come off the rookie list and performing well. There isn't enough recognition of how much higher the standards are at the Swans than at some other clubs.

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    Just to put the RS award into perspective, it's great for players to get a bit of recognition by getting a nomination, and those who poll well in the final award generally go on to become very very good players. Check out the roll call of winners. Plenty of players get nominations and barely raise a whimper later in their careers. Plenty of others fail to get nominated but become excellent players anyway. Luke Parker, for example, never received a RS nomination.

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    Right from his first NAB Cup match at Ethihad I thought he had genuine talent. He had pace and knew where to run and make space and his anticipation was good. Reading the play for good players seems to come naturally. He has it in spades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockOfHair View Post
    AFL website prediction for Rising Star

    It's Bont (61 votes) vs Lewis Taylor (59 votes)

    Harry Cunningham polled 6 votes.

    Jake Lloyd: 0.




    Last Sunday
    Not surprising as the commentators have been pumping up Bont's tyres for some weeks and Taylor has been impressive. Jake goes about his work with the minimum of fuss so probably doesn't get noticed as much. Bont and Taylor play for lower teams so tend to stand out as individuals and not team players.

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