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  1. https://m.afl.com.au/news/2019-11-07/get-set-for-draft-night-drama-why-clubs-are-holding-fire-on-pick-swaps Did the memo go out after the above article?
  2. We nominate Green. GWS trade pick 6 to say GC for 15 and 20. GWS get Green at pick 3 using points from pick 15 plus other picks. We now effectively have pick 4 and 9.
  3. We obviously are not doing enough. Alice Springs (our zone) has not been a good zone lately. It’s probably similar to the Kimberley in WA, lots of talent. The Kimberley zone has seen lots of talent drafted recently. Alice none.
  4. I’d love to see him play 22+ games in 2020. He has really good leading patterns imo, which is what our mids need to see more of when going inside 50. If he can improve on the 1.5 goals per game average he had in 2018 is definitely best 22 and with no injury issues I would expect he could improve on 2018.
  5. They’ll still do the pre trade stuff. I suspect why MFC were so happy to trade out next years first for this years pick 8 is we are stocking up on 2nd and 3rds next year knowing it will be easy to trade back down to a 1st rounder next year with all the trading that will go on with nga players. I bet we end up with a decent first round pick next year in a diluted draft.
  6. They need to not allow live trades on NGA bids. If GWS have pick 6 and green is worth that or better, they should not have 5 minutes to trade that for picks 14 and 17 or whatever. They should be forced to use pick 6. The AFL are allowing the draft to be rorted. If it is allowed next year with 15 if the top 40 NGA picks it will be a complete farce
  7. SANFL is not open. They are generally a slog fest. 6 goals each is not uncommon! A couple of 4 goals each last season. Open games are the exception.
  8. If we don’t draft from states where we had previously drafted duds then all we can draft is 6’11” ex kiwis?
  9. I don’t believe we have put a lot of time into him, which is probably because we don’t think he is pick 3 but expect him to go to Sydney, Crows or Freo who all need outside speed.
  10. FWIW, the SA U18 coach, Gould and Stephens all rate Pickett as the most talented player from SA in this years draft. Apparently in school footy he was on a different level. https://amp.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/brenton-phillips-labels-kysaiah-pickett-as-the-most-talented-sa-player-in-the-draft/news-story/9fbfdf650e1a6d6fd2963137ab1d4846 I wanted Young and Stephens, but if Stephens is gone at 8 a split to have a go at Picket and Weightman would be worth a go. You wouldn’t think either would go in the top 15.
  11. In Adelaide and went to the gym next to Adelaide Oval. Will Gould was training and doing weights. He’s tall, but if he put some weight on post season he has obviously put his head down recently and now looks in ripping nick. If our squad were training as hard as he is in the off season I’d be pretty comfortable about next season.
  12. Apparently every club except Richmond has spoken to him. Collingwood, West Coast, St Kilda, and Essendon are being a bit optimistic. Crows his preferred choice but went to school in Melbourne for a few years and moving to Melbourne wouldn’t phase him. I suspect he’ll end up at Crows at pick 4 or Freo at pick 7. They need a couple of new wingers.
  13. Josh Kelly is behind Jade Gresham, who’s only elite stat is clearances which ranked him 50th in the afl last year!
  14. Oliver is an A grader. I think he needs to bulk up to do what you hope and really dominate games so he take more tacklers when he wins contested ball. Also to use his pace out of stoppages more when he can. He’d go from A grader to multiple Brownlow medalist if improved a few things like that but he is already more impactful than all the A grader mids listed bar 2 or 3. Some of the A graders listed in other teams are baffling. Maybe I don’t watch other teams enough, but is he serious that St Kilda have 3 A graders.
  15. Peter Bruckner, who was also the doctor at Liverpool FC and Darren Burgess would have the final say. If we take him I think they would be backing themselves to fix the chronic issues he has had. They seem to have some form. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/11/929
  16. Surely the Jackson talk is more about getting Freo to take him at pick 7 instead of someone we want because no way are we taking him at 3.
  17. That pretty much follows the entire team. There were issues that caused it that hopefully have been addressed by Burgess. I don’t think it was preseason surgeries.
  18. Clarko says hello. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/28/from-collection-to-analysis-sports-data-and-its-profound-impact-on-the-afl
  19. I’m not a close draft watcher, but I’m pretty sure this will be a draft like most before where number 1 and 2 won’t both turn out to be the best picks over time. Is rare they both are. Highlights packages don’t give us the full story, but I personally think from the highlight packages you can see whether players have something that is absolutely elite that can’t be taught. The deficits in 18 year olds can be improved to be AFL standard but elite can’t be taught. Young’s kicking looks elite and directly creates scoring opportunities, and Stephens with his ability to accelerate even while going quick and elite endurance are the two for me. Some others touted as top 10 I just can’t work out.
  20. I think the view of most list managers (Except Norths) is next years draft is thin, and corrupted by 16/40 being NGA. ie If we kept next years first round (assume in teens) we may have ended up with a pick that would be equivalent to a pick around 25+ this year. No way would a Kemp quality player be available next year in the teens (or even at 8).
  21. I went Young plus Stephens (With Robertson and Kemp if Stephens is gone). I like Dylan Stephens - genuine pace plus better 2km time trial than anyone on the MFC list and elite skills (went 80% disposal efficient in SANFL seniors). Seems less of a risk than picks like Serong and Ash. It Just seems WA and SA players are flying under the radar. Vic Metro and Vic Country didn’t win the U18 championships, yet dominate the top 10 draft prospects. That is not reality, and after Rowell and Anderson the next 10 picks should have 6-7 out of the non vic teams. Robertson is better than 10-20.
  22. Spargo needed to build up his strength this year. Sticking tackles is a weakness. He went backwards in 2019 like every 18-23 year old on our list. Burgess will have him prepared to have a decent crack in 2020. If we draft Weightman I’d be really disappointed. His highlight reel doesn’t look any better than Chandlers from last year. Not saying he is not a good prospect, but he just does not look a top 8 pick.
  23. This one has Weightman just inside top 20. https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-draft-2019-top-30-prospects-draft-rankings-afl-indicative-draft-order-matt-balmers-rankings-matt-rowell-noah-anderson/news-story/cb11a9251dd6a277a028f90551d5efa4 8 out of top 10 are Victorian. I suspect even recruiters read these rankings and then pay closer attention to the higher ranked players, which is maybe why guns like Cripps, Fyfe, Grundy etc are more likely to slip down to lower picks.
  24. I hope we draft Dylan Stephens. Impressive video mostly at senior level. The crows also need outside run and class so will surely pick him up at pick 4.
  25. Put the B&F voting in perspective. If he had that season in 2018 he would have finished 13th one vote in front of ANB. About where his season was imo. I hope he bulks back up to return to the scary beast that he can be, ala 2018 when fit as per photo, as opposed to the skinny easily tackled runs out of energy version of 2019.
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