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18 minutes ago, deebug said:

That is so unfair for those kids.

Another stuff up by the AFL

Yep, their justification was that kids from a Multi-cultural or indigenous background didn't have the same opportunity to play the game and develop.  Load of political hog wash, it kept the southern clubs happy as they got something and the AFL didn't want to go back to the full on Zones the once had. 

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 The sooner gil the dill gets the a@*# the better , they have taken the game away from the people.

Just feel for a young kid wanting to play the game he loves and he can't because the AFL are a bunch of #*&%$.

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You want fairness and equality

Gill and Eddies AFL is not the place

Interstate teams (academy) and mega powers (free agency) get the sweet deals 

and the draw ... wow that’s biased in so many ways

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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

and the draw ... wow that’s biased in so many ways

It ain't a draw SONS, it's a fixture.

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Have seen him play a couple of times and while I think he’s more of a long term prospect rather than instant impact he clearly has talent. He never gives up on chase and pressure 

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Don't know anything about him, but if he is quick, a goal sneak, or play maker and who applies forward pressure, he is the type we can use.

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Playing right now on Fox Footy. Already laid a big tackle and looks very quick.

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19 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Playing right now on Fox Footy. Already laid a big tackle and looks very quick.

Has laid 3 tackles in the first 3 minutes. Does look quick.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Has laid 3 tackles in the first 3 minutes. Does look quick.

You watched the full game redleg ? If so, how has he gone ?

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38 minutes ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

You watched the full game redleg ? If so, how has he gone ?

I haven’t as I taped it. WJ might have or someone else. 

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I watched the last few minutes of the 2nd quarter and the 2nd half.

Seemed to rotate between the midfield - where he was involved in play -  and full forward - where the ball largely avoided him but he'd go in chasing runs.

Had a nice clearance in the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd half he had a lovely crumb about 40m out but missed the goal.

Went on some big blistering chases to get from a long way to the contest. Nailed a big tackle which gave away a free but was worth it. Was involved with a few link up handballs. Skirted the packs a bit and I thought there were chances for him to jump in a get the ball. 

I'd say he looks like a draft prospect because he can get the ball in a pack and he loves to chase and tackle, but I'd also be concerned he's pretty limited in his involvement otherwise.

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excited to see him in the red and blue.. sounds like exactly what we need. 

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I watched a small amount and what I saw was encouraging. I like Spargos hustle but we need a true crumbing forward and Spargo doesn’t front and centre well and his goal kicking is very average to poor.

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so if we nominate him with our second round pick which is around pick 35 another club has to use their first round pick to take him from us?

Am I correct

At 173cm he is the same size as Spargo... can you carry two smalls in a modern AFL side?

Interesting

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35 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so if we nominate him with our second round pick which is around pick 35 another club has to use their first round pick to take him from us?

Am I correct

At 173cm he is the same size as Spargo... can you carry two smalls in a modern AFL side?

Interesting

No we don't need to nominate him.  A club can select him in the draft and we have the option to select them.  Example say a club picks him at pick 35, each pick has an allocated point value we need to give up our next pick and make up any left over points from other picks.

We hope that no club picks him till after our second pick in the draft and he cost us a couple of late picks

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15 hours ago, drdrake said:

No we don't need to nominate him.  A club can select him in the draft and we have the option to select them.  Example say a club picks him at pick 35, each pick has an allocated point value we need to give up our next pick and make up any left over points from other picks.

We hope that no club picks him till after our second pick in the draft and he cost us a couple of late picks

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1/article/amp/afl/afl-draft-how-fatherson-and-academy-draft-picks-work-explaining-the-bidding-system/news-story/2336f3c1b618638b6f5637bab62676fd

Academy club also gets 20% discount on the points of the pick the other club initially selects the player with so only has to give later picks worth 80% of the points.

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