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Will Gus' bro last until 27?

Who else might be in the mix? 

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Andy Brayshaw won't make it past the top 20. He doesn't have weapons, he's just a good all-round player with no glaring weaknesses that loves the contest.

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On 03/09/2017 at 6:57 PM, Demon Disciple said:

Andy Brayshaw won't make it past the top 20. He doesn't have weapons, he's just a good all-round player with no glaring weaknesses that loves the contest.

So basically exactly what we have in abundance at our club.

Trent Mynott, Jack Petruccelle, Alex Federico are all players I'd be interested in around that mark.

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Hamish Brayshaw racked up 30 disposals, 8 marks, 11 tackles and kicked 5 goals in TAC Cup this past weekend. He had a really good season for the Sandringham Dragons last year and has been exceptional in the games he's played for them this year and with that in combination with the solid level he's played at in the VFL this year, he's a smokey. Andrew Brayshaw will probably be gone before pick 20 but we'd most likely be able to take him with pick 10. At this stage I don't think we will though but with a strong finish to the season and a strong showing at the combine it is absolutely possible.  

As others have suggested, Bailey Fritsch is a huge possibility. I'd rather we took him with our 3rd round pick just because of out of him and the other prospects lingering in that area, he is most likely to slide due to the fact he is a mature-age player (although barely) but of course, that could be being greedy. If Melbourne has him as the best player at that point in the draft, 100% snap him up.

Noah Balta is a 194cm 92kg key defender who is a chance to be taken with our 2nd pick. He's a top 20 prospect but is a defender so it's entirely possible he slides a bit. If we don't get Jake Lever I think we might consider picking him up. For his size he's fast and agile and is a monstrous kick of the footy. He's also smart and we could do with a smart key defender. 

Jack Petruccele's ceiling is very high. Dylan Moore is small but he has elite fitness and looks like a real competitor. Charlie Constable could slide and if he does, would be worth the selection. I think with the 10th pick we'll go for need which is a speedy outside midfielder who is a good kick, and with the 27th either best available or someone who has real X factor. Or maybe just Hamish Brayshaw so that his brother comes to the Dees when his contract expires ;) Looking forward to the draft 

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Seetrollgetttroll said:

Jack Petruccele's ceiling is very high. Dylan Moore is small but he has elite fitness and looks like a real competitor. Charlie Constable could slide and if he does, would be worth the selection. I think with the 10th pick we'll go for need which is a speedy outside midfielder who is a good kick, and with the 27th either best available or someone who has real X factor. Or maybe just Hamish Brayshaw so that his brother comes to the Dees when his contract expires ;) Looking forward to the draft 

 

 

 

I'm worried Petruccele's kicking is too bog ordinary to add to our swag of sub-standard kicks

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13 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

I'm worried Petruccele's kicking is too bog ordinary to add to our swag of sub-standard kicks

It's an interesting point.

Have you seen him live?

I've seen him a few times this year and you're right it is the knock on him. But what makes me rest easier is that his decision making is actually sound as is his spatial awareness. It's only an execution thing and it's usually because he's running so fast.

On the flip side, I've seen him use the ball very well and kick some serious goals on the run at times too.

I love him. Would love him as a high pressure forward, can take a serious grab too and isn't afraid of the contest.

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Not live, no...so happy to look at this bigger picture - which looks great!

Love the speed!

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More likely this will be used on a former bomber with about 80-100 games and aged 23-25.  Just from history !!! But no one fits this mould so youth is the answer

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On 06/09/2017 at 1:43 PM, Roger Mellie said:

I'm worried Petruccele's kicking is too bog ordinary to add to our swag of sub-standard kicks

Understandable. As Steve said, he has a solid foundation due to his strengths. His biggest "problem" is that he's always going 100% but we could use that. Besides, I'd rather his current weakness was disposal as opposed to spatial awareness and decision making because some things you can't teach. Also, I'd take a 50/50 chance to hit an open target over 67788 handpasses per game :P 

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On 06/09/2017 at 1:13 PM, Seetrollgetttroll said:

Hamish Brayshaw racked up 30 disposals, 8 marks, 11 tackles and kicked 5 goals in TAC Cup this past weekend. He had a really good season for the Sandringham Dragons last year and has been exceptional in the games he's played for them this year and with that in combination with the solid level he's played at in the VFL this year, he's a smokey. Andrew Brayshaw will probably be gone before pick 20 but we'd most likely be able to take him with pick 10. At this stage I don't think we will though but with a strong finish to the season and a strong showing at the combine it is absolutely possible.  

As others have suggested, Bailey Fritsch is a huge possibility. I'd rather we took him with our 3rd round pick just because of out of him and the other prospects lingering in that area, he is most likely to slide due to the fact he is a mature-age player (although barely) but of course, that could be being greedy. If Melbourne has him as the best player at that point in the draft, 100% snap him up.

Noah Balta is a 194cm 92kg key defender who is a chance to be taken with our 2nd pick. He's a top 20 prospect but is a defender so it's entirely possible he slides a bit. If we don't get Jake Lever I think we might consider picking him up. For his size he's fast and agile and is a monstrous kick of the footy. He's also smart and we could do with a smart key defender. 

Jack Petruccele's ceiling is very high. Dylan Moore is small but he has elite fitness and looks like a real competitor. Charlie Constable could slide and if he does, would be worth the selection. I think with the 10th pick we'll go for need which is a speedy outside midfielder who is a good kick, and with the 27th either best available or someone who has real X factor. Or maybe just Hamish Brayshaw so that his brother comes to the Dees when his contract expires ;) Looking forward to the draft 

 

 

 

love it - how do you know this when you're up on the sunny coast?

 

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On 9/3/2017 at 1:20 PM, Moonshadow said:

Will Gus' bro last until 27?

Who else might be in the mix? 

upgrade 27.

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On 06/09/2017 at 11:43 AM, Roger Mellie said:

I'm worried Petruccele's kicking is too bog ordinary to add to our swag of sub-standard kicks

Must say I struggle with the concept of this. Many if not all players have played since a young age. I would think to even make it at wafl/ vfl / sanfl level, you would need to be able to kick.

I is hard to believe we have a group of players that get paid to play but can't hit a target from 30m.

Having watched some of the 70s and 80 s games lately, the skill level is much better. I understand the pace of the game but simple skills aka the Hawks, are still a must.

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Just now, Dirts said:

Must say I struggle with the concept of this. Many if not all players have played since a young age. I would think to even make it at wafl/ vfl / sanfl level, you would need to be able to kick.

I is hard to believe we have a group of players that get paid to play but can't hit a target from 30m.

Having watched some of the 70s and 80 s games lately, the skill level is much better. I understand the pace of the game but simple skills aka the Hawks, are still a must.

Also maybe use pick 27 to grab Scully. He was chasing a premiership 5 years ago. May miss out looking at how they played tonight. GWS may need to start the dreaded 're-build'. 

Next year or two will see the 2nd AFL love team self destruct. We can sit and welcome these players back to their home state. 

 

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46 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Kane Farrell

just watch the kid play

Link to footage would be nice SONS, for those of us not overly familiar with him!

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On 9/6/2017 at 5:13 AM, Seetrollgetttroll said:

Noah Balta is a 194cm 92kg key defender who is a chance to be taken with our 2nd pick. He's a top 20 prospect but is a defender so it's entirely possible he slides a bit. If we don't get Jake Lever I think we might consider picking him up. For his size he's fast and agile and is a monstrous kick of the footy. He's also smart and we could do with a smart key defender. 

 

Balta to potentially slide? The sub-editors around the country are licking their lips in anticipation.

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On 9/5/2017 at 4:06 AM, stevethemanjordan said:

So basically exactly what we have in abundance at our club.

Trent Mynott, Jack Petruccelle, Alex Federico are all players I'd be interested in around that mark.

I'm sold on Petruccelle based on basically nothing. stevetheman - what's your opinion for where he will end up going in the draft? Is the late-20s range realistic in regards to his purported upside and the potential for other clubs to take a punt. Which other clubs do you think would be keen for his type?

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5 hours ago, Skuit said:

I'm sold on Petruccelle based on basically nothing. stevetheman - what's your opinion for where he will end up going in the draft? Is the late-20s range realistic in regards to his purported upside and the potential for other clubs to take a punt. Which other clubs do you think would be keen for his type?

Haha.

It's hard not to like him, given his strengths. So eye catching.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was taken with a mid second-rounder but really I have no idea and I reckon there'll be a bunch of clubs interested depending on how far he slides. 

The fact he didn't play much for Metro works against him and his exposed form is only really from this year with the Knights. Has had some huge games as well as quiet ones at Tac cup level. But from the first time I saw him, he stood out.

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21 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Link to footage would be nice SONS, for those of us not overly familiar with him!

Google 'Kane Farrell Vic Country AFL' and go to video

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Honestly, if we can trade this pick for a proven commodity like we did last year then that's the direction I'm leaning in.

We need to get better fast, and drafting outside the top 10 is a crapshoot. 

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