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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by grassy1 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 pm

From my Selfish Angle,No Injunction,but No Perth Players,8 of whom nominated.

Good!

The AFL Clubs can pick ‘em up in November if they want,but not before!

Now that Distraction is OVER,hopefully the whole squad can knuckle down and get back to Winning Ways,after the past 2 weeks.

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by s'dreams » Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm

BTV: MSRD | Dodoro on Snelling
GM of List and Recruiting Adrian Dodoro discusses our pick in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, Will Snelling.

He’s (Snelling) one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance.

Adrian Dodoro
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Essendon recruit Will Snelling has the attributes to become the best athlete at the club, according to Adrian Dodoro.

The former Port Adelaide midfielder, who has starred for SANFL club West Adelaide this season, joined the Bombers via pick No.7 in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft on Monday night.

A ball magnet with speed and skill, Snelling’s work-rate and attitude in particular impressed the Bombers’ general manager of list and recruitment.

“He’s one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance,” Dodoro said.

“We’re always looking to bolster our midfield. He’s a high-endurance athlete. He’s probably going to come into the club and be our best athlete. He does a 16 (on the beep test) and he’s pretty quick.

“We just felt he was one of the premier players outside of the AFL at the moment ... He's a pro and his form stacks up.”

Delisted at the end of 2018, Snelling spent three years at Port Adelaide after being selected in the 2016 rookie draft, playing one senior game and claiming last year's best and fairest for the Power’s reserves side.

Will Snelling spent three seasons at Port Adelaide. (Photo: AFL Media)

Standing at just 175cm, the tough on-baller averaged 30 disposals, 10 tackles and six clearances after crossing to West Adelaide this season.

His arrival is needs-based, given the similarities he shares with reigning Crichton Medal winner Devon Smith, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

“With Devon going down, it was timely to bring in someone like him,” Dodoro said.

“He’s highly rated in terms of statistics and performance, (so) we’re very happy with the player we’ve got there.”

While revealing the Bombers were interested in South Australian ruckman Michael Knoll (Sydney, pick No.4), Dodoro backed the Bombers’ ruck depth to cover for the loss of developing big man Sam Draper (ACL).

“I think we’re OK. Tommy (Bellchambers) is standing up and playing really good footy for us. We’ve got Zac Clarke waiting in the wings. Shaun McKernan can play there, James Stewart can pinch-hit there and he hopefully comes back this week.

“We’ve got enough depth to cover us for the rest of the year.”

Essendon entered the mid-season draft with two selections, but chose to use one.

Dodoro explained the Bombers’ decision to pass on pick No.18.

“We passed because Ben McNiece is a category B rookie. He’s playing really good footy and we didn’t want to get him off the list.”
Firstly - we want a f****** footballer, not another f****** athlete...

Second - our ruck stocks are f****** bare

Thirdly - you turned down the possibility of securing a 3-5 year player to keep McNiece (who is not playing f****** good footy and never f****** well will) on the available list. Even though we have three ... f****** THREE ... season LTIs and so f****** THREE rookie spots for McNiece.

No-one... absolutely no-one was interested in Snelling except us (the AFL didn't even produce a highlights reel or a photo graphic for their Webcast ).

We could have gone Pickett and then Snelling.

We could have gone Snelling and Tippa 2

We could have gone Snelling and Sam Lowson

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by BenDoolan » Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm

s'dreams wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm
BTV: MSRD | Dodoro on Snelling
GM of List and Recruiting Adrian Dodoro discusses our pick in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, Will Snelling.

He’s (Snelling) one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance.

Adrian Dodoro
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Essendon recruit Will Snelling has the attributes to become the best athlete at the club, according to Adrian Dodoro.

The former Port Adelaide midfielder, who has starred for SANFL club West Adelaide this season, joined the Bombers via pick No.7 in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft on Monday night.

A ball magnet with speed and skill, Snelling’s work-rate and attitude in particular impressed the Bombers’ general manager of list and recruitment.

“He’s one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance,” Dodoro said.

“We’re always looking to bolster our midfield. He’s a high-endurance athlete. He’s probably going to come into the club and be our best athlete. He does a 16 (on the beep test) and he’s pretty quick.

“We just felt he was one of the premier players outside of the AFL at the moment ... He's a pro and his form stacks up.”

Delisted at the end of 2018, Snelling spent three years at Port Adelaide after being selected in the 2016 rookie draft, playing one senior game and claiming last year's best and fairest for the Power’s reserves side.

Will Snelling spent three seasons at Port Adelaide. (Photo: AFL Media)

Standing at just 175cm, the tough on-baller averaged 30 disposals, 10 tackles and six clearances after crossing to West Adelaide this season.

His arrival is needs-based, given the similarities he shares with reigning Crichton Medal winner Devon Smith, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

“With Devon going down, it was timely to bring in someone like him,” Dodoro said.

“He’s highly rated in terms of statistics and performance, (so) we’re very happy with the player we’ve got there.”

While revealing the Bombers were interested in South Australian ruckman Michael Knoll (Sydney, pick No.4), Dodoro backed the Bombers’ ruck depth to cover for the loss of developing big man Sam Draper (ACL).

“I think we’re OK. Tommy (Bellchambers) is standing up and playing really good footy for us. We’ve got Zac Clarke waiting in the wings. Shaun McKernan can play there, James Stewart can pinch-hit there and he hopefully comes back this week.

“We’ve got enough depth to cover us for the rest of the year.”

Essendon entered the mid-season draft with two selections, but chose to use one.

Dodoro explained the Bombers’ decision to pass on pick No.18.

“We passed because Ben McNiece is a category B rookie. He’s playing really good footy and we didn’t want to get him off the list.”
Firstly - we want a f****** footballer, not another f****** athlete...

Second - our ruck stocks are f****** bare

Thirdly - you turned down the possibility of securing a 3-5 year player to keep McNiece (who is not playing f****** good footy and never f****** well will) on the available list. Even though we have three ... f****** THREE ... season LTIs and so f****** THREE rookie spots for McNiece.

No-one... absolutely no-one was interested in Snelling except us (the AFL didn't even produce a highlights reel or a photo graphic for their Webcast ).

We could have gone Pickett and then Snelling.

We could have gone Snelling and Tippa 2

We could have gone Snelling and Sam Lowson

f*** me... What colour is stupid again? That's right - red and Black
Well said =D>

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by Rover99 » Tue May 28, 2019 2:38 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
s'dreams wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm
BTV: MSRD | Dodoro on Snelling
GM of List and Recruiting Adrian Dodoro discusses our pick in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, Will Snelling.

He’s (Snelling) one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance.

Adrian Dodoro
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Bombers select Snelling
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Essendon recruit Will Snelling has the attributes to become the best athlete at the club, according to Adrian Dodoro.

The former Port Adelaide midfielder, who has starred for SANFL club West Adelaide this season, joined the Bombers via pick No.7 in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft on Monday night.

A ball magnet with speed and skill, Snelling’s work-rate and attitude in particular impressed the Bombers’ general manager of list and recruitment.

“He’s one of those guys who thoroughly deserves a second chance. He’s worked so hard, and when you’ve got that attitude you give yourself the best chance,” Dodoro said.

“We’re always looking to bolster our midfield. He’s a high-endurance athlete. He’s probably going to come into the club and be our best athlete. He does a 16 (on the beep test) and he’s pretty quick.

“We just felt he was one of the premier players outside of the AFL at the moment ... He's a pro and his form stacks up.”

Delisted at the end of 2018, Snelling spent three years at Port Adelaide after being selected in the 2016 rookie draft, playing one senior game and claiming last year's best and fairest for the Power’s reserves side.

Will Snelling spent three seasons at Port Adelaide. (Photo: AFL Media)

Standing at just 175cm, the tough on-baller averaged 30 disposals, 10 tackles and six clearances after crossing to West Adelaide this season.

His arrival is needs-based, given the similarities he shares with reigning Crichton Medal winner Devon Smith, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

“With Devon going down, it was timely to bring in someone like him,” Dodoro said.

“He’s highly rated in terms of statistics and performance, (so) we’re very happy with the player we’ve got there.”

While revealing the Bombers were interested in South Australian ruckman Michael Knoll (Sydney, pick No.4), Dodoro backed the Bombers’ ruck depth to cover for the loss of developing big man Sam Draper (ACL).

“I think we’re OK. Tommy (Bellchambers) is standing up and playing really good footy for us. We’ve got Zac Clarke waiting in the wings. Shaun McKernan can play there, James Stewart can pinch-hit there and he hopefully comes back this week.

“We’ve got enough depth to cover us for the rest of the year.”

Essendon entered the mid-season draft with two selections, but chose to use one.

Dodoro explained the Bombers’ decision to pass on pick No.18.

“We passed because Ben McNiece is a category B rookie. He’s playing really good footy and we didn’t want to get him off the list.”
Firstly - we want a f****** footballer, not another f****** athlete...

Second - our ruck stocks are f****** bare

Thirdly - you turned down the possibility of securing a 3-5 year player to keep McNiece (who is not playing f****** good footy and never f****** well will) on the available list. Even though we have three ... f****** THREE ... season LTIs and so f****** THREE rookie spots for McNiece.

No-one... absolutely no-one was interested in Snelling except us (the AFL didn't even produce a highlights reel or a photo graphic for their Webcast ).

We could have gone Pickett and then Snelling.

We could have gone Snelling and Tippa 2

We could have gone Snelling and Sam Lowson

f*** me... What colour is stupid again? That's right - red and Black
Well said =D>

FMD
McNiece...FMD....NO future IMO. Rucks okay for the rest of the year?? Tell that to the fans. One ruck and one backup out, possibly for the year, (Draper & JD) One running hot and cold, with obviously something wrong with him (TBC), two backups returning from injuries (McK and Stewart - Stewart???) and one over the hill. Dreaming!!

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by nudder12 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 am

s'dreams wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm

Firstly - we want a f****** footballer, not another f****** athlete...
Check his stats - he is a footballer

Second - our ruck stocks are f****** bare
Don't think there were any other rucks available worth an investment.
Thirdly - you turned down the possibility of securing a 3-5 year player to keep McNiece (who is not playing f****** good footy and never f****** well will) on the available list. Even though we have three ... f****** THREE ... season LTIs and so f****** THREE rookie spots for McNiece.
Clearly the Club think McNiece is a long-term prospect. Against choosing someone from mid-year draft that has already been tested but discarded previously.

We could have gone Pickett and then Snelling.
Pickett has missed most (all??) this year with a hand injury, and just re-injured it last week. Not sure how long he's expected to be but for but assuming EFC were looking for someone ready to play now.
We could have gone Snelling and Tippa 2
No-one took Tippa 2
We could have gone Snelling and Sam Lowson
Again, Lowson injured last weekend (sadly) and was passed by everyone.

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by grassy1 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:30 am

Marlon Pickett busted his finger,in a freak accident apparently.It cost him the start of the season.Then,a week after he came back,he got injured again.Bad luck in that regard for him.

Two Sandover Medallists who missed out again were Hayden Schloithe and Jai Bolton.

Schloithe is an outstanding player for South Fremantle,whose one small weakness is diving into tackles to get the Free Kick.He doesn’t do it so much now,so I am puzzled really as to why he missed out again.

Same too with Bolton,who occasionally cops a good tag to keep his effect on a game down.I don’t know if last Saturday was meant to be an audition,but his 8 disposals against Subiaco’s Craig Hoskins possibly didn’t help.Nor his reaction to it,where he repeatedly harped at the Umpire to protect him.

But both players were certainly worth consideration(though in November of course :roll: ),so I’m puzzled as to why they were overlooked.

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by s'dreams » Wed May 29, 2019 2:10 am

nudder12 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 am
s'dreams wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 pm

Firstly - we want a f****** footballer, not another f****** athlete...
Check his stats - he is a footballer
Our gun recruiter stated in his presser today that he firmly believe that Snelling will become the BEST ATHLETE" at the club. Doesn't that tell you where Dorito's thinking is at?
Second - our ruck stocks are f****** bare
Don't think there were any other rucks available worth an investment.
Only one ruck was taken from across the country. I find it hard to believe that there were no others available
Thirdly - you turned down the possibility of securing a 3-5 year player to keep McNiece (who is not playing f****** good footy and never f****** well will) on the available list. Even though we have three ... f****** THREE ... season LTIs and so f****** THREE rookie spots for McNiece.
Clearly the Club think McNiece is a long-term prospect. Against choosing someone from mid-year draft that has already been tested but discarded previously.
I can guarantee you that if we delisted McNiece - no other AFL club would pick him.

Second - Essendon had to apply for a second selection in the Mid-Season Draft. We also spenlt last week trying to deny other clubs any access to Tippa 2. But we didn't do either. Why?

Third - we have 3 long term injury vacancies (Draper, JD and Smith) - and McNiece was not elevated against any one of these. He was elevated against Mutch. In other words - a second player could have been selected.

Fourth - most of the players selected last night were for selected the long term. Opposition club selectors, when asked "well they play this week?" said along the lines ... "no they will be unlikely to play this year/this is a long term investment". The majority of players selected were TAC type players playing as 19 year olds because they were injured as U18's but showed the goods.
We could have gone Pickett and then Snelling.
Pickett has missed most (all??) this year with a hand injury, and just re-injured it last week. Not sure how long he's expected to be but for but assuming EFC were looking for someone ready to play now.
See point 4 above. Richmond certainly didn't mind snaffling him with a view to finals or for next year
We could have gone Snelling and Tippa 2
No-one took Tippa 2
So why did we fight to have everyone else stay away?
We could have gone Snelling and Sam Lowson
Again, Lowson injured last weekend (sadly) and was passed by everyone.
OK, he did his ankle ... but does that mean he couldn't have been stockpiled for the long run?

If at the end of the year we recruit anyone who we could have picked up last night (from the 350 registrants) I would be mightily unimpressed.
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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by nudder12 » Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 am

s'dreams....
I'm not trying to argue with you, I'm just stating why decisions MIGHT have been made.

As for your particular responses...
If Snelling is a decent FOOTBALLER, is there anything wrong with the idea that he's a great athlete as well? They're not mutually exclusive.
Seriously, as far as I can remember reading, there were no other developed ruckmen that nominated that were still available when our pick came around. Certainly none more credentialled than our current reserve ruck (Clarke) - whether he's rated or not.
McNiece, Pickett, Lowson, Tippa 2? - you'd have to ask the Club. Like I said, just offering an opinion why they weren't chosen. Bearing in mind no-one else picked them either, and other clubs passed on their selections. It's not like we were the only ones who thought better of choosing them.
FWIW, I'd love to hear the Club explain their decisions - it's something that I think is seriously lacking from the Club for members.

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by s'dreams » Wed May 29, 2019 2:49 am

nudder12 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 am
s'dreams....
I'm not trying to argue with you, I'm just stating why decisions MIGHT have been made.

As for your particular responses...
If Snelling is a decent FOOTBALLER, is there anything wrong with the idea that he's a great athlete as well? They're not mutually exclusive.
Seriously, as far as I can remember reading, there were no other developed ruckmen that nominated that were still available when our pick came around. Certainly none more credentialled than our current reserve ruck (Clarke) - whether he's rated or not.
McNiece, Pickett, Lowson, Tippa 2? - you'd have to ask the Club. Like I said, just offering an opinion why they weren't chosen. Bearing in mind no-one else picked them either, and other clubs passed on their selections. It's not like we were the only ones who thought better of choosing them.
FWIW, I'd love to hear the Club explain their decisions - it's something that I think is seriously lacking from the Club for members.
I take your point Nudder... We at least aren't like the Richmond fans who decided to brawl with each other rather than any Essendon supporter (they probably thought there would be no fight in bombers fans either).

Re explanations - read Dorito's presser (above) and try not to get cross.
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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by nudder12 » Wed May 29, 2019 3:00 am

s'dreams wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:49 am
nudder12 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 am
s'dreams....
I'm not trying to argue with you, I'm just stating why decisions MIGHT have been made.

As for your particular responses...
If Snelling is a decent FOOTBALLER, is there anything wrong with the idea that he's a great athlete as well? They're not mutually exclusive.
Seriously, as far as I can remember reading, there were no other developed ruckmen that nominated that were still available when our pick came around. Certainly none more credentialled than our current reserve ruck (Clarke) - whether he's rated or not.
McNiece, Pickett, Lowson, Tippa 2? - you'd have to ask the Club. Like I said, just offering an opinion why they weren't chosen. Bearing in mind no-one else picked them either, and other clubs passed on their selections. It's not like we were the only ones who thought better of choosing them.
FWIW, I'd love to hear the Club explain their decisions - it's something that I think is seriously lacking from the Club for members.
I take your point Nudder... We at least aren't like the Richmond fans who decided to brawl with each other rather than any Essendon supporter (they probably thought there would be no fight in bombers fans either).

Re explanations - read Dorito's presser (above) and try not to get cross.
Done. Not cross. Snelling as Devon Smith immediate replacement. Rucks will suffice for now. I didn't understand the comment re McNiece as Cat B Rookie - it needs further explanation from the Club, but the inference is that he would have had to be delisted or something for us to make another pick. That being the case, I'm comfortable with the Club sticking with him rather than whatever was available in the draft.
Clearly you think players in the draft were better than McNiece. Personally I don't know their claims so I'll put my trust in the Club's decision.

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Re: Mid Season Draft

Post by F111 » Thu May 30, 2019 12:29 am

Snelling didn't utter a single "yeah nah" in his bomberTV interview. Needs to improve! :lol:

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