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How does us being aligned to the Stingrays and NT for junior talent work?

Would we be eligible to nominate him?

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3 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

How does us being aligned to the Stingrays and NT for junior talent work?

Would we be eligible to nominate him?

There are criteria for inclusion in the club’s Next Generation Academy i.e the player has to be indigenous or come from a multicultural background. I don’t think Smart is in that category. Stingray’s Toby Bedford is eligible this year.

http://m.melbournefc.com.au/news/2016-10-11/next-generation-academy-launched

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He should be around picks (excl nga/father sons) 17-25.  Interesting to see what Dees do if he is available.  I think we will call him out if he’s available.  

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Judging from highlights videos can be fraught with danger but  one look at this guys clips and I think he'll be way gone by the time our first pick comes around. Really good overhead, quick reflexes and a lovely kick. I doubt he makes it out of the teens yet alone to where our first pick will be.

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The beauty of these late bolters means that other guys will slip down the order, giving us a chance to get a player that we may have thought we would not get near to with our picks.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Was on SEN this morning.

Badly needs media training.

Is he becoming a reporter???

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6 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Was on SEN this morning.

Badly needs media training.

I heard him.

That's how kids speak. It's more a maturity/confidence issue than anything else.

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10 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Was on SEN this morning.

Badly needs media training.

I think I'd be more interested in how he gets the ball and disposes of it!

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree. We can teach him to speak.  Footy talent is shown. 

Just don't let Clarry teach him.

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7 minutes ago, MurDoc516 said:

Just don't let Clarry teach him.

why not, he seems to have turned into a pretty decent player!

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3 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

why not, he seems to have turned into a pretty decent player!

Still not convinced english is Clarry's first language.

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1 hour ago, MurDoc516 said:

Still not convinced english is Clarry's first language.

Of course it isn't, football is. And that's quite alright for me!

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Barring a trade, I’d probably give up hope of us getting this kid.

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3 hours ago, Mach5 said:

Barring a trade, I’d probably give up hope of us getting this kid.

I agree. So it makes me wonder if we'd do something like:

Out: 2019 1st round pick + pick 28
In: Adelaide's pick 16 + Adelaide's 2019 2nd round pick

Effectively trading to get our own first round pick back. Given the Crows have 8, 13 and 21 they might have got the 2 kids they really want with the first two picks and be happy to slide back from 16 to 28 for a potentially very nice upgrade next year if they improve and we regress.

Port and GWS could do entertain a similar trade. GWS in particular might be keen to move out of a pick around that mark to avoid Adelaide's potential bid for their academy ruckman.

From the history of NFL drafts which are somewhat similar to AFL drafts trading up usually costs a heavy price and I don't recommend it. To get a pick 15 you have to pay pick 10's worth of value and then you hope you're drafting a guy who's rated almost top 5 to make that happen. Throwing in a first round pick ups that gamble even more. I'm not sure it should be us but I hope someone rolls the dice and makes some live trades on draft night!

 

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Nice thinking but probably too risky for the first time. I’d suggest it to the Crows and see what they think.  It’s probably only considered if the Crows have eyes on any 2019 draftees from SA. 

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7 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

I agree. So it makes me wonder if we'd do something like:

Out: 2019 1st round pick + pick 28
In: Adelaide's pick 16 + Adelaide's 2019 2nd round pick

Effectively trading to get our own first round pick back. Given the Crows have 8, 13 and 21 they might have got the 2 kids they really want with the first two picks and be happy to slide back from 16 to 28 for a potentially very nice upgrade next year if they improve and we regress.

Port and GWS could do entertain a similar trade. GWS in particular might be keen to move out of a pick around that mark to avoid Adelaide's potential bid for their academy ruckman.

From the history of NFL drafts which are somewhat similar to AFL drafts trading up usually costs a heavy price and I don't recommend it. To get a pick 15 you have to pay pick 10's worth of value and then you hope you're drafting a guy who's rated almost top 5 to make that happen. Throwing in a first round pick ups that gamble even more. I'm not sure it should be us but I hope someone rolls the dice and makes some live trades on draft night!

 

Can future picks be included in live pick trading on draft night?

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On 11/14/2018 at 7:04 PM, Bitter but optimistic said:

I heard him.

That's how kids speak. It's more a maturity/confidence issue than anything else.

If i want a cunning linguist I'll head to a debating society.

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