Hey Eagles fans, as i know where pissing the rest of Australia with us discussing the Eagles in every thread that is about the AFL. Ive made this thread so all Eagles information will be submitted. We can discuss without offending anyone aswell as talking about the matches.
Should just improve our enjoyment of austadiums.com
First up good news Eagles fan another great midfielder is coming under the father-son rule. Mitchell Morton he would have been a first round draft pick but we have got him in the third round. heres some info from www.sundaytimes.com.au
The next Eagles on-ball star
By DIGBY BEACHAM
THE West Coast Eagles will snap up teenage midfielder Mitchell Morton under the father-son rule in this year's national draft.
Morton, whose dad Noel was a premiership player with Claremont, has been a star performer for WA in the national under-18 championships in Melbourne.
He will become the third player taken by the Eagles under the father-son rule, following Ashley McIntosh and Ben Cousins.
Claremont is aligned to the Eagles.
Rival recruiting managers admitted that Morton, a 17-year-old from Mazenod College, would be a first-round choice if the Eagles overlooked him.
"The kid is just a natural footballer and it's little wonder the Eagles are happy with how he's gone and the fact they can get him under the father-son rule," one scout said. "As a third-rounder, he's a steal."
Eagles football manager Steve Woodhouse confirmed the club would draft Morton.
They will part with a third-round choice to secure Morton, who impressed recruiting scouts in WA's loss to South Australia last Sunday, collecting 24 disposals.
He was also impressive in the first half in WA's shock win over Victoria Metro at Skilled Stadium on Wednesday.
AFL talent manager Kevin Sheehan said Morton was a standout choice.
"Mitch has had a very good carnival," Sheehan said.
"His use of the football is exceptional, he has great balance and is just a natural with hand and foot.
"Because he's such a good kid, he's been manned by other good players and he's learning about how to have an impact even with that occurring."
The Eagles had an opportunity to take Campbell Brown, son of the decorated Mal Brown, in the 2001 draft, but passed it up.
Hawthorn snared him with its fourth choice and 32nd overall.
Another strong performance by Morton today in WA's match against Victoria Country would assure him of a berth in the All-Australian side that is selected by Sheehan, AIS-AFL coach Terry Wheeler, AFL Indigenous Programs Manager Michael Long and recruiting managers Adrian Dodoro (Essendon), Stephen Wells (Geelong), Gary Buckenara (Hawthorn) and Craig Cameron (Melbourne).
Other WA players in line for All-Australian honours are vice-captain Mark LeCras, David Butler, Ashton Hams, Luke Blackwell and Alan Toovey. Scott Delmenico, the son of former South Fremantle hard man Wayne, has also impressed.
WA will claim its second title in six years if it beats Victoria Country at Optus Oval today and Victoria Metro accounts for SA at the MCG.