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The NAB AFL restricted free agency offer and unrestricted free agency period ends at close of business tomorrow and there are still 3½ days of trading left before this part of the current exchange and draft period ends but there's more to come.

On 1 November, it's time for the delisted free agents ~ 

Worth a look: We rank the top 10 delisted players

 

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Zac Clarke maybe. The others; nah.

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Wrong Zac
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I think Zac Clarke, Sam Collins and Aaron Mullett should be on AFL lists and would all offer us something but we have Mitch King, Declan Keilty and *insert back flanker* in their spots. 

If we convert a draft pick in to a future 2nd round pick or free up a list spot in some other way then they are 3 I'd take a look at.

Weak draft = weak delisting year. Most teams aren't cutting too deep this year.

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On 10/15/2017 at 9:35 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Pass on all.  Go to the draft with 3 selections 

With the retirement of Garland we currently have four vacancies on the list.

So we can use our three second-round picks, but should we draft someone with pick 47 or pick up a delisted free agent such as Clarke, Crameri, or Lennon?

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36 minutes ago, ignition. said:

With the retirement of Garland we currently have four vacancies on the list.

So we can use our three second-round picks, but should we draft someone with pick 47 or pick up a delisted free agent such as Clarke, Crameri, or Lennon?

Rather than comparing whoever we get with potentially pick 47, perhaps, as ignition alludes, we should be comparing the potential of what Clarke, Crameri or Lennon might add/strengthen our list more than the potential of Judy (Garland)? 🤔

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No surprise to hear Nick Suban was delisted given the Freo rebuild phase.  

I always rated him even as a youngster in the Vic-Country under 18s. He is strong, skilled and good pace.  Very much in Hibberd mould. Fell out of favour in 2017 and whilst he got back, obviously Freo are cleaning house. 

Not sure he fits the Dees needs but I still reckon at 27 that he has plenty of good footy left.  

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If there is no specific need for a particular player or type of player and the list we have already has players as good as those dfa's, I would pass on them and go to the draft, where with luck we could find a gem.

We don't need to recruit for Casey and end up with more who are list cloggers and have to be paid out at the end of next year.

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On 10/15/2017 at 9:24 PM, RalphiusMaximus said:

Gotta be tempted my Troy Menzel.  He's a dick, but he has talent to burn. 

Agreed, i'd strongly consider him, even as a rookie. he has amazing talent, and played some good footy for Carlton. i think he's definitely worth consideration. 

not many rookies come onto your list with the potential upside of Troy Menzel 

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4 hours ago, Dr evil said:

Agreed, i'd strongly consider him, even as a rookie. he has amazing talent, and played some good footy for Carlton. i think he's definitely worth consideration. 

not many rookies come onto your list with the potential upside of Troy Menzel 

Failure to establish at two clubs suggest to me it's an upside that is unattainable. Would rather we focused on new players than waste our time, resources and a space on the list on this type.

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Happy to back Jason Taylor in the draft.

He could weave some magic with so many second rounders.

 

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I think Henry Shade definitely deserves another crack at AFL. I was quite surprised to see him delisted.

Hartung a certainty to go to Lions I would think. Mullet will be another to find a home quickly. Mu guess is the Suns.

I would consider Shade, Suban, Crameri, Keeffe.

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I'd like to suggest Todd Elton is worth a look. A fitness test and interviews to see if he's capable of fitting the Melbourne mould. 

Predominantly as cover for other talls, but also to help split focus away from weidemann in the vfl so that he can improve his one on one contests  

His price is right, as is his profile for list structure. 

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14 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Looking at the available crop, surely we make a play for Hartung?

We already have enough players who couldn't hit the side of a barn by hand or by foot

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On 10/28/2017 at 6:07 PM, Nasher said:

Failure to establish at two clubs suggest to me it's an upside that is unattainable. Would rather we focused on new players than waste our time, resources and a space on the list on this type.

Perspective i think Nash, he was definitely well on the way or already there at Carlton. Kicked 26 goals in 2014 - his second year

Traded to the Crows and found himself behind Betts, Cameron and so on. 

I think there is still more talent there with Menzel than anyone else in the delisted free agent pool, and i'd argue probably beyond pick 50 in what is a shallow draft pool this year. 

he'd come in on base wage, or even on the rookie list. little to no investment with some upside. 

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Just a technical question. If a team adds a delisted free agent to their list, does that count as one of the three mandatory draft selections? I realise we have four spots to fill at the moment so adding one delisted free agent still allows us to comply. But what if we wanted to add two?

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22 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Just a technical question. If a team adds a delisted free agent to their list, does that count as one of the three mandatory draft selections? I realise we have four spots to fill at the moment so adding one delisted free agent still allows us to comply. But what if we wanted to add two?

Don't think it does, but remember we're upgrading Joel Smith which does make up 1 of the draft selections. So I think we could take 2 delisted free agents and still use 2 draft picks (plus Smith). Personally none of those delisted strike me as must haves, I'd prefer to go to the draft. 

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On 10/15/2017 at 9:24 PM, RalphiusMaximus said:

Gotta be tempted my Troy Menzel.  He's a dick, but he has talent to burn. 

Talk to Cats supporters and the two players they "hang out to dry" are Motlop and Menzel.  And although Motlop is gone, there are no tears from the cattery.  

Cats supporters attitude to these two make Demons supporters appear soft (vis a vis Watts).

Menzel is seen as defensively soft and a front runner, with no ticker. 

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8 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Talk to Cats supporters and the two players they "hang out to dry" are Motlop and Menzel.  And although Motlop is gone, there are no tears from the cattery.  

Cats supporters attitude to these two make Demons supporters appear soft (vis a vis Watts).

Menzel is seen as defensively soft and a front runner, with no ticker. 

Wrong Menzel Ernest, but still applies

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2 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Wrong Menzel Ernest, but still applies

Thanks Saty, I seem to be more wrong than right these days. 

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I'd like to announce that I'm the founding President of the Blaine Boekhorst to Melbourne Society.

Blaine will make the goals rain.

 

 

 

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