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  1. 1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

    Fox said the AFL needs to tick off the pick swaps and because it was complicated (apparently) it took some time.

    They paused the clock when they were negotiating with West Coast. That fell through and then they got to negotiate with Sydney.  Find it hard to believe they managed to negotiate that with Sydney in the 1 second they had left

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

    Live pick trading has certainly added a bit of a buzz to draft night.  Usually it is fairly boring after round 1.  Watching the Lions try to make a pick swap to get the points to match the bid on Coleman is very entertaining!

    Why did they get more then 5 minutes? New rules on the fly?

  3. Not sure the angst at Pickett at 10. Only 16 players are going to the draft night with Pickett as one of them. Hawks looked at him at 11, Port 12 and Bulldogs at 13. Obviously other clubs rate him around the mark and he fits a huge need for us also. Sounds about right to me.

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  4. 1 minute ago, Dees247 said:

    From the Herald Sun:

    "The Demons are also looking to trade their no.10 choice for two picks, which could come in the teens and early 20s."

    Says leading contenders for our 10 are Geelong, Port & Gold Coast"..

    Port has best option 12 and 18 for 10 and 28

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  5. 56 minutes ago, Vineytime said:

    The latest phantom draft from Jay Clark @ the Herald Sun. 

    If correct, Dees rate Weightman very highly..


    I will throw up in my mouth if we take Weightman over Kemp and Stephens. Would be Prendagast all over again 

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  6. 4 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

    Adelaide likely to grab Stephens.  Dees would have a tough choice here. I’d prefer Kemp and Ash over Weightman

    If that happens then Freo will take Ash. They need wingmen after losing Hill and Langdon

  7. 14 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

    This swap has been in the pipeline for a while.

    We will pick Jackson, then whoever slides to 10 (I don’t think it is weightman who they want), have heard it may be Stephens, and they are wanting Pickett, they really, really like him.

    I would suggest we may need to do something to get pick 28 a bit lower to get Pickett though.

    Also heard De Koning has been spoken about. Super tall but plays tall back at the moment but has played as an onballer in juniors!

    Can’t see Stephens passing Adelaide and Freo who just traded all there wingmen

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  8. Would love to be a fly on the wall, I reckon the conversation went down like thus

    Taylor: We really need players with outside run and can kick well

    Goodwin & Mahoney: Get me an inside contested beast, we need more

    Taylor: There are none around the top of the draft

    Goodwin & Mahoney: Then improvise

    Taylor: *Proceeds to draft a ruckman who plays like an even bigger inside contested beast with even poorer skills*

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  9. 2 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

    We’re taking about the same player right? The 170cm guy who kicks one goal every second match? What attributes does he have that have shot him up the draft boards suddenly?

    He’s not a big goal scorer - averaged 0.5 goals a game at senior SAFL level.

    He’s got a good leap - but he needs to have a good leap to even just be competitive at 170cms.

    He’s quick, but not elite quick - not in top 20 tested.

    He has poor-average endurance - doesn’t find much ball, averaged 10 touches.

    His best attribute is he provides good defensive pressure around packs in the forward line.

    Statistically he’s identical to Charlie Spargo. IMO the best outcome for his career would be an in form Jeff Garlett. Don’t get me wrong, he could be a handy little small forward and have a decent career, but at pick 8 you can pick up much better than that. It would be negligent for the club to draft him at pick 8. 

    Your complaining about a small forward being small????


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