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On 10/18/2018 at 6:30 PM, Lord Travis said:

We've now got key defensive depth and a backup ruckman. Our tall forward stocks are lacking with Hogan and Pederson gone. It's TMac, Weid and Tim Smith. Others options like Frost have been tried forward with no success.

What tall forwards are in this draft outside of those top placed ones like the King bros and Lukocious? Are there options for us in the 20s? This area is now the need for our list.

Bailey Williams has been on the fringes of the first round for much of the year. Has drifted out of the conversation for the top 25 or so, but has potential as a tall forward.

 

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3 hours ago, ChaserJ said:

Bailey Williams has been on the fringes of the first round for much of the year. Has drifted out of the conversation for the top 25 or so, but has potential as a tall forward.

 

[censored] highlights. But there's something there. A cross between Cameron Ling and Ben Brown was my first impression, but I might be being misled by certain visual primers. 

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4 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

 

A lot to like with plenty of room for improvement. .. 

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Reckon Khamis could play forward or back and even on the wing. 

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Its Jason Taylor time, ladies and gentleman.

 

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We may have tried Frost forward b4 however that shouldn't stop us from trying again. Would like to see J.Smith play mid/forward or mid/back. Be good to get Hunt into the side.

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Something that has emerged at MFC over the past 2-3 years is a real honesty about our trading and drafting. Although Viney, Mahoney and Taylor do not say a lot publicly, you can take as gospel the things they do say.  They got exactly what they wanted during the trade period - 3 needs filled with the players they wanted. 7 vacancies left.

Picks 23 & 28 will be drafted players. I see a midfielder and a tall.

Up to 3 of our rookies upgraded - possibly Maynard, T Smith, Keilty.

2 vacant list spots - possibly a mature player out of contract and a project player.

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16 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Picks 23 & 28 will be drafted players. I see a midfielder and a tall.

Up to 3 of our rookies upgraded - possibly Maynard, T Smith, Keilty.

2 vacant list spots - possibly a mature player out of contract and a project player.

This is the area where there is some uncertainty. I understand that T Smith and Keilty have been given another year on the rookie list so the only question mark is whether Maynard gets the upgrade. Unless the rules have changed, we could go with a primary list of 38 and take more rookies (Category A) to give us total numbers of 44 plus the Category B rookies.

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2 hours ago, Thehardtackler said:

Reckon Khamis could play forward or back and even on the wing. 

i really hope we get him. he'll surely be in the mix.

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27 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Looks a likely type 

Problem being that Buku Khamis is a NGA tied to the Western Bulldogs who are likely to match any bid from 3rd Round plus which is probably where he’ll go.

Bailey Williams, on the other hand, would be worth looking at with Pick 23 or 28.

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11 hours ago, ChaserJ said:

Bailey Williams has been on the fringes of the first round for much of the year. Has drifted out of the conversation for the top 25 or so, but has potential as a tall forward.

 

17 minutes ago, Elwood 3184 said:

Problem being that Buku Khamis is a NGA tied to the Western Bulldogs who are likely to match any bid from 3rd Round plus which is probably where he’ll go.

Bailey Williams, on the other hand, would be worth looking at with Pick 23 or 28.

Bailey Williams has it all - almost. Agile, great mark, does the pack in the air and on the ground, feeds the ball well - and can only get better, has 2-way running, interceptive and challenging, mobile and quick. He'd be a great get.

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On 10/17/2018 at 3:15 PM, Deevout said:

For mine we need another winger/outside runner, tall forward and small forward/lock-in player. 

Moving up the list to hopefully get what the FD have targeted. 

Take a look, folks, at Bailey Williams - he'd be my first pick - an all-round taller player with mobility and poise. Speed is good. Very good boot and pass. Potential wingman/outside mid or forward. Young, needs some coaching attention but impressive. 

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

This is the area where there is some uncertainty. I understand that T Smith and Keilty have been given another year on the rookie list so the only question mark is whether Maynard gets the upgrade. Unless the rules have changed, we could go with a primary list of 38 and take more rookies (Category A) to give us total numbers of 44 plus the Category B rookies.

I suggest 38 and more rookies is the way we will go. With the serious depth on our list we can take players at 23 and 28 who are high talent that we accept can put significant development time in over their first contract with no pressure to do anything but develop at Casey.

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1 hour ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

I suggest 38 and more rookies is the way we will go. With the serious depth on our list we can take players at 23 and 28 who are high talent that we accept can put significant development time in over their first contract with no pressure to do anything but develop at Casey.

We will probably decide on the night.  As I understand it rookies are paid less and only get a one year contract.  IF this is right we'll use 40 primary list spots if JT thinks the talent warrants it but won't if he doesn't. 

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Khamis is tied to Bulldogs who will match the pick. He is certainly worth 20-35 pick. 

Bailey Williams is probably either going to get picked 13 by Crows, 17 by tigers or 19 by giants. Hard to see him lasting to 23 but never know come the night. 

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On 10/18/2018 at 6:06 PM, Dr.D said:

i like the look of ned mchenry and i think jason taylor would too.

Might need to sharpen up his disposal and his set shots.

Is Duursma a descendent of Jamie Duursma from the Demon teams of the 80s-90s?  I seem to remember him doing a great job on Brereton on a big game.

And Valente / Valenti ?  Related to Shane - not sure if it is exactly the same name.

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McHenry is a Spargo type. Like Gresham of the Saints.  We have one of these already. Small midfield fwd pocket type. Disposal is 50/50.  Cats might grab him as a local product. 

Luke Valente SA U18s skipper is a very good midfielder who will go to either Crows or Power. No relation to “Shane Valenti”. 

Xavier Duursma- fingers crossed. Son of Dean Duursma. Nephew of Jamie. 

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I know it's a highlight packageand all that, but Williams looks underwhelming and his defensive efforts are poor. 

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On 10/20/2018 at 6:37 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Khamis is tied to Bulldogs who will match the pick. He is certainly worth 20-35 pick. 

Bailey Williams is probably either going to get picked 13 by Crows, 17 by tigers or 19 by giants. Hard to see him lasting to 23 but never know come the night. 

It would be a miracle if we got Williams at 23; he is a genuine target for us. 

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Best two midfielders available at 23 and 28 please, unless there is a genuine key forward prospect available. History shows that very few speculative key forwards end up being decent players, so we need to be sure if we go down that path. I would much prefer to find the replacements for Jones and Lewis if possible.

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I doubt he'll last that long,  but the times I've seen Xavier O' Halloran play, he has looked a class above.

Reminds me a lot of Shaun Higgins.

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On 10/20/2018 at 5:11 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

McHenry is a Spargo type. Like Gresham of the Saints.  We have one of these already. Small midfield fwd pocket type. Disposal is 50/50.  Cats might grab him as a local product. 

Luke Valente SA U18s skipper is a very good midfielder who will go to either Crows or Power. No relation to “Shane Valenti”. 

Xavier Duursma- fingers crossed. Son of Dean Duursma. Nephew of Jamie. 

You are comparing Spargo to Gresham? 

One is extremely talented while one gets the most out of his limited ability.

If McHenry is like Spargo, not interested. If he is like Gresham, he won't be available at our pick.

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