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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    The latest Twomey phantom draft - LATE MAIL TOP 30 Pick 1 – Carlton – Sam Walsh Pick 2 – Gold Coast – Jack Lukosius Pick 3 – Gold Coast – Izak Rankine Pick 4 – St Kilda – Max King Pick 5 – Port Adelaide – Connor Rozee Pick 6 – Gold Coast – Ben King Pick 7 – Western Bulldogs – Bailey Smith Pick 8 – Sydney (matching Adelaide's bid) – Nick Blakey Pick 9 – North Melbourne (matching Adelaide's bid) – Tarryn Thomas Pick 10 – Adelaide – Jye Caldwell Pick 11 – Greater Western Sydney – Jackson Hately Pick 12 – Port Adelaide – Jordan Clark Pick 13 – Greater Western Sydney – Riley Collier-Dawkins Pick 14 – Geelong – Chayce Jones Pick 15 – Collingwood (matching Adelaide's bid) – Isaac Quaynor Pick 16 – Adelaide – Zak Butters Pick 17 – Fremantle – Ian Hill Pick 18 – Port Adelaide – Xavier Duursma Pick 19 – Adelaide – Ned McHenry Pick 20 – Richmond – Liam Stocker Pick 21 – Brisbane Lions – Ely Smith Pick 22 – Greater Western Sydney – Sam Sturt Pick 23 – West Coast – Curtis Taylor Pick 24 – Greater Western Sydney (matching Adelaide's bid) – Kieren Briggs Pick 25 – Collingwood (matching Adelaide's bid) – Will Kelly Pick 26 – Adelaide – Luke Valente Pick 27 – West Coast – Luke Foley Pick 28 – Western Bulldogs (matching Melbourne's bid) – Rhylee West Pick 29 – Melbourne – Xavier O'Halloran Pick 30 – Gold Coast – Jez McLennan
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    2018 AFL NAB NATIONAL DRAFT ORDER

    DRAFT ORDER (Day 1 - AFL National Draft) ROUND ONE 1. Carlton 2. Gold Coast 3. Gold Coast (received as compensation for losing restricted free agent Tom Lynch to Richmond) 4. St Kilda 5. Port Adelaide (received from Brisbane as part of Sam Mayes trade) 6. Gold Coast (received from Melbourne for Steven May and Kade Kolodjashnij; received from Fremantle as part of Jesse Hogan trade; received from Brisbane as part of Lachie Neale trade; received from Port Adelaide as part of Sam Mayes trade; originally received from Fremantle in a pick swap) 7. Western Bulldogs 8. Adelaide 9. Greater Western Sydney (received from Essendon as part of Dylan Shiel trade) 10. Port Adelaide 11. Greater Western Sydney (received from Fremantle as part of Rory Lobb trade; received from Port Adelaide in a pick swap; received from North Melbourne as part of trade for Jared Polec and Jasper Pittard) 12. Geelong 13. Adelaide (received from Sydney via Carlton as part of trade for Mitch McGovern) 14. Fremantle (received from Greater Western Sydney as part of Rory Lobb trade) 15. Port Adelaide (received from Hawthorn as part of Chad Wingard-Ryan Burton trade) 16. Adelaide (received from Melbourne in 2017) 17. Richmond 18. Brisbane (received from Collingwood as part of Dayne Beams trade) 19. Greater Western Sydney (received from Fremantle as part of Rory Lobb trade; received from Brisbane as part of Lachie Neale trade; received from Gold Coast in a pick swap; received from West Coast in 2017) END OF ROUND ONE 20. West Coast (received as compensation for losing restricted free agent Scott Lycett) ROUND TWO 21. Adelaide (received from Carlton in 2017) 22. West Coast (received from Gold Coast in 2017) 23. Melbourne (received from Fremantle as part of Jesse Hogan trade; received from Port Adelaide in a pick swap; originally received from St Kilda in 2017) 24. Gold Coast (received from Brisbane in a pick swap) 25. Greater Western Sydney (received from Fremantle in 2017) 26. Sydney (received from Carlton as part of trade for Mitch McGovern; originally received from Western Bulldogs in 2017) 27. Western Bulldogs (received as compensation for losing unrestricted free agent Luke Dahlhaus to Geelong) 28. Melbourne (received from St Kilda in a pick swap, received from Sydney as part of Dan Hannebery trade; received from Carlton as part of trade for Mitch McGovern; originally received from Adelaide in 2017) 29. Gold Coast (received from Essendon in 2017) 30. Brisbane (received from Fremantle as part of Lachie Neale trade; received from Port Adelaide in a pick swap) 31. Fremantle (received from North Melbourne in a pick swap) 32. Western Bulldogs (received from Brisbane as part of Marcus Adams trade; received from Gold Coast in a pick swap; originally received from Geelong in 2017) 33. Sydney 34. Essendon (received from Greater Western Sydney in 2017) 35. Brisbane (received from Port Adelaide as part of Sam Mayes trade; originally received from Hawthorn as part of Chad Wingard-Ryan Burton trade) 36. St Kilda (received from Melbourne in a pick swap) 37. Richmond 38. Sydney (received from Collingwood in 2017) 39. Sydney (received from St Kilda as part of Dan Hannebery trade; received from West Coast as part of trade for Tom Hickey) ROUND THREE 40. Sydney (received from Adelaide as part of trade for Mitch McGovern; originally received from Carlton in 2017) 41. Collingwood (received from Brisbane as part of Dayne Beams trade; originally received from Gold Coast in a pick swap) 42. North Melbourne (received from St Kilda via on-trades in 2017) 43. Fremantle (received from Greater Western Sydney as part of Rory Lobb trade; received from Carlton as part of trade for Will Setterfield; received from Geelong for state league player Nathan Kreuger; originally received from Brisbane as part of trade for Lincoln McCarthy) 44. Collingwood (received from Brisbane as part of Dayne Beams trade; received from Gold Coast in a pick swap; originally received from Fremantle in 2017) 45. Western Bulldogs 46. St Kilda (received from Melbourne in a pick swap; originally received from Adelaide in 2017) 47. North Melbourne (received from Fremantle in a pick swap; received from Greater Western Sydney as part of Rory Lobb trade; received from Essendon in 2017) 48. North Melbourne (received from Port Adelaide as part of trade for Jared Polec and Jasper Pittard) 49. North Melbourne (received from Fremantle in a pick swap; received from Port Adelaide in a pick swap; originally received from North Melbourne in 2017) 50. Geelong 51. Geelong (received from Collingwood in a pick swap; received from Sydney in 2017) 52. Greater Western Sydney 53. Hawthorn 54. Melbourne 55. North Melbourne (received from Fremantle in a pick swap; received from Brisbane as part of Lachie Neale trade; received from Geelong as part of trade for Lincoln McCarthy; originally received from Richmond in 2017) 56. Brisbane (received from Collingwood as part of Dayne Beams trade) 57. Collingwood (received as compensation for losing unrestricted free agent Alex Fasolo to Carlton) 58. North Melbourne (received from West Coast via on-trades in 2017) ROUND FOUR 59. Collingwood (received from Geelong in a pick swap; received from Gold Coast for George Horlin-Smith; received from Brisbane in a pick swap; received from Geelong as part of trade for Lincoln McCarthy; originally received from Carlton in 2017) 60. Collingwood (received from Geelong in a pick swap; received from Gold Coast in 2017) 61. West Coast (received from St Kilda as part of trade for Tom Hickey) 62. Melbourne (received from North Melbourne as part of trade for Braydon Preuss; received from Sydney for Ryan Clarke; received from Geelong for Gary Rohan; originally received from Brisbane as part of trade for Lincoln McCarthy) 63. Western Bulldogs (received from Fremantle in 2017) 64. Richmond (received from the Western Bulldogs for Sam Lloyd) 65. Fremantle (received from Melbourne as part of Jesse Hogan trade; received from St Kilda for Dean Kent; received from Adelaide via on-trades in 2017) 66. Essendon 67. St Kilda (received from Port Adelaide in 2017) 68. Richmond (received from Adelaide for Tyson Stengle; received from Gold Coast in a pick swap; originally received from North Melbourne for Aaron Hall) 69. Carlton (received from Geelong in 2017) 70. Geelong (received from Sydney for Jackson Thurlow) 71. Carlton (received from Greater Western Sydney as part of trade for Will Setterfield) 72. West Coast (received from Hawthorn via on-trades in 2017) 73. Adelaide (received from Melbourne in 2017) 74. Richmond 75. West Coast ROUND FIVE 76. Carlton 77. Brisbane (received from Gold Coast in a pick swap) 78. St Kilda 79. Gold Coast (received from Brisbane in a pick swap) 80. Adelaide 81. Essendon 82. Port Adelaide 83. Geelong 84. Sydney 85. Greater Western Sydney 86. Hawthorn 87. Melbourne 88. Richmond ROUND SIX 89. Essendon 90. Port Adelaide 91. Geelong 92. Greater Western Sydney 93. Hawthorn 94. Melbourne ROUND SEVEN 95. Essendon 96. Hawthorn
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    PICKS # 23 & 28

    I'm definitely good with the idea of trading a 2019 first rounder for a late-ish 2018 (say mid teens) and possible swap of our pick 28 to enable us to potentially pick 3 players before bidding for Toby Bedford. Not sure if this can be arranged but it would definitely add interest for tomorrow night/Friday morning.
  4. AFL draft 2018: The AFL rule that is stopping 10 clubs from live trading ”MELBOURNE — free to trade any future selection as they currently hold a full allotment of 2019 picks.”
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    Training - Monday 19 November, 2018

    Our first-to-fourth-year players will return to the club next week. Upcoming Men's Training Session Date: Monday, 19 November Session start time: 10.00am Location: Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Bvd, Melbourne
  6. A good read ahead of the draft at the end of the week. AFL Draft Central: Melbourne Preview
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    AFL Draft Central: Melbourne Preview

    I remember his name came up at this stage last year and the family are legends of the Fish Creek football world. Good luck to him!
  8. I think this is actually a good rule because it rewards clubs that put some initiative into recruiting for their second tier clubs. In the case of Corey Wagner there was the fact that his brother was already at the club but we clearly gave him the chance to play at state league level and he performed by having a consistent season and by winning the B & F at Casey. From what I saw of him, he was better than some of our depth players in the VFL and, had he been on our list, might have snuck in some games at senior level. I hope we offer him a contract and he becomes our first SPP on December 1.
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    Training - Monday 19 November, 2018

    Autocorrect for Clarrie
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Hi bub, Another strange thing happened last night. Went to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody and your name was mentioned in the title song. How very strange?
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    PICKS # 23 & 28

    There is absolutely nothing to fear about drafting players with picks in the 20s. Top AFL Players Drafted In The 20s (RANKED)
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    I’m definitely in the Williams camp as well but we don’t know what the recruiters are thinking. The player I also like is Bytel but his selection would depend very much on his medicals after an injury-affected year has seen him plummet from a top 10 prospect to a late second rounder.
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    Training - Monday 19 November, 2018

    Hardly, Mr. McKern. This is the list I’ve compiled based on the criteria that the players coming into the category of first to fourth year players means that they first became primary list players in 2016 or later:- PRIMARY LIST: Oskar Baker Bayley Fritsch Mitch Hannan Corey Maynard Clayton Oliver Harrison Petty Charlie Spargo Joel Smith Josh Wagner Sam Weideman ROOKIE LIST: CATEGORY A Declan Keilty Tim Smith ROOKIE LIST: CATEGORY B Austin Bradtke Guy Walker I wouldn’t expect to see those like Clarrie who underwent post season surgery to be back on Monday but some of the older players might turn up early if they have permission.
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    I’ve always found the phantom drafts of bigfooty’s Snoop Dog to be interesting, entertaining and informative. As far as this draft is concerned, my feeling is in line with what most of the experts have been saying for a couple of years - this one is strong at the top and goes reasonably deep. With regard to SD’s assessment, he has noted, among other things - * “if a player is an NGA player and played at Champs they can automatically be listed as Cat B players if they miss out in National Draft” * “key themes for me this year are speed, running power, contested ball winning, clean hands and skill”. Some of his key take outs are; * “there is a real shortage of rucks and given only 2 genuine rucks were invited to combine I think some clubs will miss out and you might find them” * “same goes for key forwards. There are very few of real quality and again I think clubs are going to need to do some thinking around how they solve for that”, * “mature age players are in vogue for me. There are a number of high quality ones this year and I expect quite a few to be taken.” SD has even done a mock rookie draft which is a bit much for me. I’m concentrating here on the first two rounds. He has us taking Jez McLennan and Sydney Stack and then matching a bid on Toby Bedford. I don’t think we will be taking Stack - I would prefer Williams who gets taken a few picks later but then I have no idea what our recruiters’ mindsets are. https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/snoop-dog-2018-mock-draft.1208884/ His selections - DAY ONE - ROUND ONE 1 Carlton Sam Walsh / Geelong Falcons / 183cm 2 Gold Coast Suns Jack Lukosius / WWT / 194cm 3 Gold Coast Suns Izak Rankine / West Adelaide / 180cm 4 St Kilda Max King / Sandringham Dragons / 204cm 5 Port Adelaide Ben King / Sandringham Dragons / 202cm 6 Sydney Swans (Matching Bid) Nick Blakey / NSW / 195cm 7 Gold Coast Suns Connor Rozee / North Adelaide / 185cm 8 Western Bulldogs Bailey Smith / Sandringham Dragons / 185cm 9 Adelaide Jackson Hately / Central Districts / 190cm 10 GIANTS Jye Caldwell / Bendigo Pioneers / 184cm 11 Port Adelaide Jordan Clark / Claremont / 182cm 12 GIANTS Chayce Jones / Tasmania / 180cm 13 Geelong Liam Stocker / Sandringham Dragons / 184cm 14 Adelaide Sam Sturt / Dandenong Stingrays / 188cm 15 Fremantle Ian Hill / Perth / 175cm 16 Port Adelaide Riley Collier-Dawkins / Oakleigh Chargers / 191cm 17 Adelaide Zak Butters / Western Jets / 181cm 18 North Melbourne Matching Bid Tarryn Thomas / Tasmania / 189cm 19 Richmond Ely Smith / Murray Bushrangers / 188cm 20 Brisbane Curtis Taylor / Calder Cannons / 186cm 21 Collingwood Matching Bid Isaac Quaynor / Oakleigh Chargers / 178cm 22 GIANTS Xavier Duursma / Gippsland Power / 185cm 23 Western Bulldogs Matching Bid Rhylee West / Calder Cannons / 180cm 24 West Coast Luke Valente / Norwood / 186cm DAY TWO ROUND TWO # 25 GIANTS Matching Bid Kieran Briggs / NSW / 199cm 26 Adelaide Xavier O’Halloran / Western Jets / 187cm 27 West Coast Ned McHendry / Geelong Falcons / 178cm to be named the Captain of Vic 28 Brisbane Matching Bid Connor McFadyen / QLD / 190cm 29 North Melbourne Matching Bid Bailey Scott / QLD / 186cm 30 Melbourne Jez McLennan / Central Districts / 183cm 31 Gold Coast Jacob Kennerley / Norwood / 184cm 32 Collingwood Matching Bid Will Kelly / Oakleigh Chargers / 194cm 33 Melbourne Sydney Stack / Perth / 177cm 34 Gold Coast Fraser Turner / Tasmania / 186cm 35 Fremantle Luke Foley / Subiaco / 188cm 36 Western Bulldogs Bailey Williams / Dandenong Stingrays / 199cm 37 Essendon Tom Joyce / East Fremantle / 179cm 38 Brisbane Thomas Berry / GWV / 186cm 39 St Kilda Zac Foot / Dandenong / 180cm 40 Richmond Will Hamill / Dandenong / 185cm 41 Melbourne Matching Bid Toby Bedford / Dandenong Stingrays / 176cm Very lively small forward who creates a lot of activity around the ball either offensively or defensively. Agile, quick, evasive cability and vision are really good and his clean with his ball use. Can overdo it a bit and can be a bit up and down but when you play that role that can happen.He generally picks the right pathway out of trouble. Will present well and doubt that he will fall through to Melbourne's rookie list. Has spent some time through the middle in games I have watched and looks ok but not sure if has the tank to do it. 42 Swans Jack Bytel / Calder Cannons / 188cm 43 West Coast Matching Bid Jarrod Cameron / Swan Districts / 180cm 44 Swans Jacob Koschitzke / Murray Bushrangers / 196cm
  15. The top two 2018 AFL National Draft prospects are South Australians ~ both considered exceptional.~ Firstly, Izak Rankine AFL Draft prospect Izak Rankine catches talent scouts’ eyes while playing for SANFL side West Adelaide and South Australia Then there’s Jack Lukosius U18: Bottom-ager Lukosius stars in SA's big win And Connor Rozee goes all right too. That trio are all in the AFL Academy squad which is where the better prospects can be found. No wonder the Crows fought tooth and nail to extract our future first round pick for Jake Lever.
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    Andrew Brayshaw

    With the AFL National Draft less than three months away, who more than a Brayshaw brother to focus on? Here's Knightmare's AFL Draft Wrap Another Brayshaw impressing selectors
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    Down Memory Lane # 1

    1986 VFL Round 1 - Richmond vs Melbourne
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Er ... Mr. Leg. There is no city called Kent in England or New Zealand. Kent is a county in England.
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    2018 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    The ultimate Phantom Draft from Knightmare - AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    Knightmare’s Phantom Draft AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3
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    2018 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    AFL Draft Central Power Rankings:- Running down from 60 to 46 -> 45 to 31 - > 30 to 16 - > 15 to 1
  22. Terry Wallace has revealed his top 10 players outside the AFL system who clubs should consider recruiting in this year’s draft. I think he erred in omitting Sam Collins of Werribee who I would rank ahead of anyone on this list. Plough’s top 10 potential draftees outside the AFL system Plough’s top 10 state level players (not in any order): Mitch Grigg (Norwood/SANFL) Shane McAdam (Sturt/SANFL) Josh Clayton (Southport/NEAFL) Michael Gibbons (Williamstown/VFL) Ryan Gilmore (Townsville/Gold Coast Academy) Josh Corbett (Werribee/VFL) Sam Sturt (Peninsula Grammar/Victoria) Jye Bolton (Claremont/WAFL) Jordan Morrissey (County Carlow/Ireland) Will Hayes (Footscary/VFL) ... and there are a couple of handy players at Casey who he has overlooked.
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    Draft Needs Analysis

    Chris Doerre (aka Knightmare) has done an interesting draft needs analysis for ESPN - AFL Draft: Your club's list needs Here's his analysis for the MFC - List needs 1. Classy inside midfielder 2. General forward 3. Relieving ruck Draft picks: 23, 28, 54, 62, 91 Who should they draft? As a medium marking forward, Sam Sturt would be a strong addition to Melbourne's front half at 23. Bailey Williams at 28 would be ideal as a relieving ruckman who has uncontainable athleticism as a marking forward. If one of the Demons' preferred choices in the 20s is unavailable, midfielder Sydney Stack would add further class to the club's engine room. Through their NGA, Toby Bedford will provide speed and pressure through the midfield and up forward.
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