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  1. Thought Jay should get his own thread. 177cm, 75kg, and will be 23 years old for the start of the 2019 season. Runner up in Casey's B&F and very highly rated by Rawlings. Jay has good speed and uses the ball well. Despite his size, he's shown an ability to win his own ball, playing in multiple roles. Started the year at half back, but then moved to a wing and on ball. Spent short stints forward also, kicking 10 goals for the year. Hoping we can get the rights to Jay through trading with Gold Coast in relation to the May/KK deal. He fits our needs and would be especially good to get a mature body in given the likely departures of Tyson & Vandenberg.
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    2019 Ladder Predictions

    1. Melbourne (this is the year!) 2. Collingwood 3. West Coast 4. Richmond 5. Essendon 6. Adelaide 7. Geelong 8. Hawthorn 9. GWS (the era is over) 10. North Melbourne 11. Sydney 12. Port Adelaide 13. Brisbane 14. Fremantle 15. Carlton 16. Western Bulldogs 17. St Kilda 18. Gold Coast
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    2019 Jumper Numbers

    1. VACANT 12. Draftee (Potentially Sam Sturt) 16. Steven May (1 better then his 17 at GC) 21. Draftee (Potentially Jay Lockhart. Think we've had a Tassie HBF in 21 before....) 23. VACANT 27. Kade Kolodjashnij (1 better then his 28 he initially wore at the Suns) 32. Draftee (Potentially Toby Bedford) 34. DFA recruit (Potentially Nathan Wright, wore this no at St Kilda) 37. Braydon Preuss (like our 2 main rucks in 11 & 37) 40. Draftee (Potentially Mason Shaw) 41. Rookie Draftee (Potentially Corey Wagner, wore this no at Nth Melb) 43. VACANT 46. Guy Walker (Max Walker debuted in this no) 47. VACANT 48. VACANT 49. VACANT 50. Austin Bradtke (same no Mark wore)
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    We're essentially in agreement then, as that too is also my point. While some clubs/people may rate a certain player (Lockhart for example) around Pick 60, us and some other clubs may see him around Pick 25. What I do know is that Rawlings rates him very highly. You're thinking of Hutchins.
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    You may well be right. Time will tell I guess.
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    Please feel free to list all the experts who had Fritsch in the top 40. I mean you're welcome to shoot from the hip like that, but it works better if you have something to back it up.
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    As I said, we could look to take Lockhart as early as 28, but it could be later. Rating mature age draft prospects is all in the eye of the beholder. As for Fritsch, Cal Twomey didn't have him in his top 30, Kevin Sheehan in his top 40 or Knightmare in his top 50. So not sure who who you were referring to who ranked Fritsch up higher. http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-22/callum-twomeys-2017-phantom-draft http://www.nmfc.com.au/news/2017-11-22/draft-sheehans-top-40 https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/knightmares-2017-draft-almanac.1161261/
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    You never know where the mature age state players will fall. I don't think any experts had Fritsch in the top 40 last year.
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    The Jay Lockhart Thread

    Still think we're a good chance of taking Jay in the national draft, just a question of where? We'll take the best kid at Pick 23, but we could take Jay anywhere from Pick 28 onwards. I'll be suprised if he isn't a Demon in 2019.
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    The Toby Bedford Thread

    He's got a good initial 2m or so. After that his pace is just average.
  11. Good thread that I think the majority have misunderstood. Tom McDonald & Weideman will clearly be the two key pillars in the senior team, but after that the only players we have in reserve for our key forwards are Tim Smith. In the 2018 season we had Weideman, Pedersen & Smith as reserve, so we need to recruit at least one key forward option in the draft or as a DFA. Best option in the draft with our pick 65 for me would be Mason Shaw out of the WAFL. 24 I think and has kicked over 140 goals in the last 3 years combined. Can also pinch hit in the ruck. As for a potential DFA, I haven't seen anyone that's jumped out at me yet apart from maybe Aaron Black. But we may be able to convince an uncontracted player to refuse a deal in front of them and then be delisted for us to pounce on. Someone like James Stewart from Essendon or even Menzel at Geelong who at a pinch you could play as an undersized key forward?
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    Sam Mayes

    Wrote this in the 'Who do we realistically target' thread, but thought I'd give him his on thread. With our need for an outside runner with good ball use, how about Sam Mayes from Brisbane? Was mentioned on The Wash Up as being out of favor. Was a highly rated junior (Viney's year), so maybe a change of locations would help plus playing in a better team? Given we don't have much to trade with this year, maybe we could get him for a future 3rd rounder? http://www.lions.com.au/player-profile/sam-mayes Cal Twomeys write up on him in his draft year: http://www.afc.com.au/news/2012-11-20/aflcomaus-phantom-draft
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Nathan Wright as back up in the event Nevill were to get injured. We need another small defender in the squad.
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    24 hours to go - closest to the pin

    Posted this in the Hogan thread: HOW TOMORROW WILL PLAY OUT: Brisbane trade Beams, Pick 32 & 55 to Collingwood for Pick 18 & Future 1st Rd Pick. Brisbane trade Pick 5 & 18 to Melbourne. Melbourne trade Hogan & Pick 36 to Fremantle. Fremantle trade Neale & Pick 30 to Brisbane Melbourne trade Pick 5 & Future 3rd Rd Pick to Gold Coast for May & KK This means Bellend can trade Pick 11 & 23 to GWS for Lobb & Pick 14. West Coast trade Picks 20 & 22 to GWS for Picks 11 & 47 West Coast trade Pick 11 to Geelong for Kelly. Bombers trade Pick 9 & Future 2nd Rd Pick to GWS for Shiel & Future 4th Rd Pick ($cully trade). Am I missing anything/anyone???
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Reckon Bulldogs Pick 7 is as high as they'll get. Suns will be happy with 2, 3 & 5, Carlton wont trade 1, Saints want one of the Kings, so wont trade 4 and Port have 6. Nothing more to see....
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Can't go past a Monte Carlo. Oldy but a goody! Oh and Jordan Roughead traded from Bulldogs to Collingwood for Pick 57. Dogs to refuse to trade Marcus Adams.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    HOW TOMORROW WILL PLAY OUT: Brisbane trade Beams, Pick 32 & 55 to Collingwood for Pick 18 & Future 1st Rd Pick. Brisbane trade Pick 5 & 18 to Melbourne. Melbourne trade Hogan & Pick 36 to Fremantle. Fremantle trade Neale & Pick 30 to Brisbane Melbourne trade Pick 5 & Future 3rd Rd Pick to Gold Coast for May & KK This means Bellend can trade Pick 11 & 23 to GWS for Lobb & Pick 14. West Coast trade Picks 20 & 22 to GWS for Picks 11 & 47 West Coast trade Pick 11 to Geelong for Kelly. Bombers trade Pick 9 & Future 2nd Rd Pick to GWS for Shiel & Future 4th Rd Pick ($cully trade). Am I missing anything/anyone???
  18. Cleary is misquoting Cameron. All Cameron said is that May's open to come to Melbourne (city) and his suitors (ie Melbourne & Collingwood) need to come up with suitable currency. Clubs aren't going to come from the clouds tomorrow and trade for a guy they haven't even done a medical on. It's an deliberate misquote non story. May will be with either Gold Coast or the Demons in 27 hours time.
  19. Who I hear you ask? Mason Shaw, 197cm, 95kg key forward/part time ruckman who was delisted today by the Power. Shaw was someone I had my eye on in his draft year of 2012, however I knew we never had the pick to land him. Was selected by Port Adelaide at Pick 30. Here's a bit of what Knightmare wrote up about him pre-draft: Mason Shaw (WA KPF) Height: 197cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 15/01/1994 Recruited from: South Fremantle Style: Kurt Tippett Player comparison: Range: 15-45 Profile: Strong marking key forward. Has a presence, marks out in front and can take a contested grab. Had a sensation 2011 season scoring 66 goals which is a great return for the young key forward. Has good accuracy from both general play and set shot attempts. Also Shaw is a serious big game player kicking 7 goals in the grand final which is a big return and shows potential to continue being a big game player into the future. Good finisher around goal and in general play. Endurance very good for a key forward. Has played in the ruck but I most like Shaw as a key forward and see that as the position where he can impose himself on matches most as a big marking target. Kicked over 20 goals in the SANFL (Reserves/seniors combined) in both 2013 & 2014 despite missing several games each year. Struggled to get on the park this year. Over the course of his three seasons he's mainly played key forward/relief ruck and sometimes specialist ruck, collecting over 20 hit outs on a couple of occasions and also kicked between 4 - 6 goals on a few occasions. Now a few players have been mentioned for the 2nd ruck/forward role like Josh Walker,Casboult etc. But this is a kid with real upside that we could land for nothing. Another WA boy, so Hoges may enjoy sharing the forward line with Mason. I for one would love to see Melbourne go down this path. Wonder what others, especially supporters in South Australia who may have watched him in action think?
  20. BUMP (For the Cheese Board) With Hogan stil likely moving on (my opinion) I expect us to recruit a mature age forward late in the draft in the chance one of Weideman or Tommy Mc were to cop an injury. And three years later I still think this is our guy. http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/3931 Since going back to the WAFL he's kicked over 140 goals in the last three years! Averaging 11 touches, 6 marks and more then 2 goals a game. Will be 25 at the start of next season, has an ability to go into the ruck and could be a handy insurance selection for our first year post Hogan.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    So your saying he doesn't say it??? Funny how you demand quotes from others to prove a point, but when the shoes on the other foot you're as defensive as Geoff Boycott on Day 1 of a Test at Lords on a Green top!
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Where does he say he can't wait to see the back of the joint??? Actual quote please. Not your interpretation from a 10 second news grab.....
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    From what I can make of it, once you have a senior list the size of 38, there's a maximum number of rookies you can have, but nothing about minimum. Meaning no reason a squad of 38, 4 & 2 can't work. http://m.afl.com.au/afl-hq/the-afl-explained/about-the-afl
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Reckon we'll go with 38 senior list, 4 rookie list & 2 category B rookies for the year. 8 retirements/delistings and 3 trades out creates 11 vacancies. We've already got Bradtke & Walker coming in as Cat B rookies takes 2 spots. Trade in May, KK & Preuss makes 5. Use 4 Picks at the National Draft is 9. One Pick in the Rookie Draft is 10. One delisted free agent = 11.
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