2009 Boy of The Year

As with the past few years, we have decided to follow the progress, trials and tribulations of a young draftee as he goes through his inaugural season in AFL Footy.

In the past, we have chosen Clint Bartram in 2006, who has turned out to be our best BOTY and continues to make a great impression in AFL Footy.

Following up the success we had with Bartram, we looked at a young North Melbourne player who let us down by his pathetic need to cheat and take a dive during a game. We dropped him like a hot spud from our interest and he is known by “He Who Shall Not Be Named”. It is only by a freak accident that this blokes name will ever be uttered by the Footytalk team.

In order to make up for this sort of a bloke, we also chose a young kid from Freo for the remainder of 2007 called Calib Mourish. Unfortunately Cal was unable to break into the Freo side and played a lot of footy at the North Fremantle Sharks – both in the Magoo’s and with the odd smattering of games in the 1’s but he is no longer on the Freo list.

Last year, we managed to find another gem in the draft who played a lot of footy – Craig Bird from Sydney. Whilst he has good sporting pedigree, his ability in the real game was an unknown quantity but he managed to forge a reputation for himself as a nuggety player with decent skills, and Sydney must have seen something in him as they blessed him with Bobby Skilton’s prized number 14.

This year, after checking through the draft list, we have decided that we willtry to remain true to those blokes chosen around Pick 60 (as Bartram was), and we will follow the fortunes of Thomas Lee who was picked up by Adelaide at number 60.

More information to come on Thomas Lee in the near future.

Boy Of The Year

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