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Post by boncer34 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:18 am

Well we're on the board tonight.

Few surprises last night, I'm still a little bemused by Melbourne taking Jackson at 3 and then following up with Pickett at 12. Also annoyed at the free hit the clubs prior to Carlton gave to GWS for Green, they were always going to match him so why not hold them accountable?

The promising thing is with a few clubs "reaching" ie Melbourne with Pickett, Hawthorn with Day and Port with Georgiades there is still plenty of top end talent to be taken in the next 15 - 20 picks, which luckily we hold 2.

What do we want with our picks? Personally I would like us to look hard at Riccardi, I get he's a mature age recruit (Only 20) but I still want him in the 30s. A 20 year old KPF who has shown he can play well at VFL? He fills what I think is still a massive hole for us, KPF. Especially if Joey leaves.

The other one I want to us to try for is Chirgwin, a big bodied midfielder who does his best work at the stoppages. We could probably do with one of those.
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Re: Draft

Post by F111 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:13 pm

Gone tall.
Essendon clearly worried about its tall stocks. Added tall forward Harrison Jones and followed it with ruckman Nick Bryan

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Post by Crazyman » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:53 pm

Good luck to the new kids, but fmd, great to see we addressed our need for hard tough inside mids that can use the pill 🙄

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Re: Draft

Post by Windy_Hill » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:33 pm

Dodoro is a modern day alchemist. Still trying to figure out how we can turn shit into gold.

We go from no rucks in the latter half of last season to 4

The combined weight of the players we drafted is barely more than a bag of Windy Hill peanuts

Our great deficiency, no inside midfielder, remains unchallenged.

Having said that, I wish the new lads all the best and let’s hope they don’t have their no doubt promising futures derailed by our third world physios

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Re: Draft

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:43 pm

“third world physios”

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by s'dreams » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 pm

Most interestingly, Draper was not promoted off the rookie list to the main list (but he has a multi-year contracts) - make of that what you will

We selected 4 kids with the draft (one only just turned 18), and I think that none of these kids will get a run next year. Some may take 3 years to get their first game (a stick bean of a ruck and an underweight KPF spring to mind).

So we cut 6 from the main list and drafted 4 and traded in 2 (so no change)

We cut 4 rookies and 2 Cat B rookies. Interesting to see that we are trying to claim both Irish recruits as Cat B's (not the rule) so we would have a max of 4 rookies left (more likely 3 rookie spots given one of the Irish payers will have to go full rookie) or I believe one main list and 2 or 3 rookies still an option. We may still get Chirgwin (though I wonder what the knock is on him).

Consequently - all the names thrown around as potential (Moore, Townsend, ummm- I know there was another) are looking less likely to be brought in as delisted/off contract players.
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Re: Draft

Post by s'dreams » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:30 am

s'dreams wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Most interestingly, Draper was not promoted off the rookie list to the main list (but he has a multi-year contracts) - make of that what you will

We selected 4 kids with the draft (one only just turned 18), and I think that none of these kids will get a run next year. Some may take 3 years to get their first game (a stick bean of a ruck and an underweight KPF spring to mind).

So we cut 6 from the main list and drafted 4 and traded in 2 (so no change)

We cut 4 rookies and 2 Cat B rookies. Interesting to see that we are trying to claim both Irish recruits as Cat B's (not the rule) so we would have a max of 4 rookies left (more likely 3 rookie spots given one of the Irish payers will have to go full rookie) or I believe one main list and 2 or 3 rookies still an option. We may still get Chirgwin (though I wonder what the knock is on him).

Consequently - all the names thrown around as potential (Moore, Townsend, ummm- I know there was another) are looking less likely to be brought in as delisted/off contract players.
OK- spots still available as we recruited only one rookie (Mitch HIbbard who was cut from North in 2018). Dorodo would love Hibbard as he is classed as an "elite" runner.

Forgot we added Snelling to Rookie list so theoretically there are one or two spots still available for pre-season last chance selections (rookies or main list players).

There must be a real knock on Chirgwin as nobody took him while kids who sat out most of the year injured were picked up.
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Re: Draft

Post by F111 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am

Dodoro would love Hibbard as he is classed as an "elite" runner
Got him👍 191cm, 90kg

....so where does that leave Townsend?

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Re: Draft

Post by s'dreams » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:57 am

F111 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am
Dodoro would love Hibbard as he is classed as an "elite" runner
Got him👍 191cm, 90kg

....so where does that leave Townsend?
Can be added under the AFL's pre-season supplemental selection rules.

It would look like we would be picking him up because GWS had given a commitment to draft hm as a rookie. They didn't.
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Re: Draft

Post by Crazyman » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:57 am

Re Draper, 2020 is the last year of his rookie deal so he can stay on as rookie, but must be upgraded for 2020.

Given he’ll miss most of next cause of his ACL, it’s a good thing for him and club.

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