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CEO of St Kilda on now. Saying the Rewvolt line and the we want someone to replace Lenny. It's been Petracca all year long so why soften the ground for McCartin a couple of days out from the draft?

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The saints don't want to miss there chance at a power forward. That's why they offers captain nick 2 more years to train up his replacement. They know big boys don't just come along every year.

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Channel 7 News coming up ...

"Why the Saints are set to do a draft backflip"

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Love seeing St Kilda squirm on this and everyone on demonland all on the same page for once.

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If the Saints go for Shaun McKernan from Adelaide they may see that as filling a key forward spot. Obviously he's not in the same talent range as McCartin, but McKernan is training with them nonetheless. This might leave them to pick Petracca. There's a plethora of reasonings about who will be picked at 1 and why. Thank god it'll be revealed in a couple of days and the the hard work of player development can begin.

Makes sense for the Saints to pick up McKernan. He can provide the cover for McCartin whilst he develops under the tutelage of the peerless Saint Nick. In a couple of years, the transition will be complete (or so the Saints hope) with Riewoldt retiring gracefully and McCartin accepting the mantle of the new 'go to' KPF and McKernan hanging around to provide protection/2nd option.

Let's just hope:

(a) Hogan receives the same tutelage/protection from Dawes; and

(b) Fitzpatrick/Gawn/Pedersen can provide the 3rd tall option.

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3AW saying there not sure if Melbourne will take both mids?

We might go tall f$$$ that

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3aw saying there not sure if Melbourne will take both mids? We might go tall f$$$ that

We arnt stupid enough to pass on Brayshaw or Petracca.

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We arnt stupid enough to pass on Brayshaw or Petracca.

i would be very angry if we let one of them two slip through.
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Callum Twomey has us taking Brayshaw at 2 and Petracca at 3

mother of god

time to get officially excited

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Callum Twomey has us taking Brayshaw at 2 and Petracca at 3

Just read that and so can you

The Phantom Draft

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Who goes number one was not really on my radar. I have found out today that the reason there is so much conjecture on who we would pick other than Brayshaw, is that the coaching staff want one player, and the recruiting staff are aligned to a different player. My mail was based on what the coaching staff wanted.

I'm getting nervous DE! Starting to worry i have might have made my second avatar blunder. And i will blame you!

I have big shoulders!

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Who goes number one was not really on my radar. I have found out today that the reason there is so much conjecture on who we would pick other than Brayshaw, is that the coaching staff want one player, and the recruiting staff are aligned to a different player. My mail was based on what the coaching staff wanted.

I have big shoulders!

whose the 2 players u speak of? Petracca and Wright?

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Lever and McCartin. that could all be thrown in the bin with McCartin going No. 1

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Who goes number one was not really on my radar. I have found out today that the reason there is so much conjecture on who we would pick other than Brayshaw, is that the coaching staff want one player, and the recruiting staff are aligned to a different player. My mail was based on what the coaching staff wanted.

I have big shoulders!!

I'll humour you for a second and take your word.

Now, if that truly is the case, the coaches should back off and let the recruiters do their job. They are the ones who spend the year travelling around the country scouting these kids; the coaches should only be consulted, not allowed to overturn the decision of a recruiter. Even in the case of Paul Roos.

Brayshaw & McCartin/Petracca. Get it done Melbourne.

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whose the 2 players u speak of? Petracca and Wright?

Much as I like Wright, there is very little liklihood that we won't pick up Brayshaw (who trained with us last Pre-season) along with whoever the Saints offer us out of McCartin or Petracca!

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We arnt stupid enough to pass on Brayshaw or Petracca.

Really?

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I'll humour you for a second and take your word.

Now, if that truly is the case, the coaches should back off and let the recruiters do their job. They are the ones who spend the year travelling around the country scouting these kids; the coaches should only be consulted, not allowed to overturn the decision of a recruiter. Even in the case of Paul Roos.

Brayshaw & McCartin/Petracca. Get it done Melbourne.

It is also interesting that I was told the article in the paper the other day about Port Adelaide taking Boak over Sellar was in part because of our dilemma

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our midfield is about to get one hell of a boost

Considering we were still the worst midfield in the comp in 2014 despite some small improvement, we should be kissing Saint recruiters for taking McCartin (if they do)

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Lever and McCartin. that could all be thrown in the bin with McCartin going No. 1

Was never a realistic chance. Time to find a new source of information.
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If the Saints go for McCartin, i reckon it's a smart pick (not necessarily the correct one - that will be decided years down the track). Next years draft is meant to be more of a midfield one (plus we will be tied somewhere to Lovett - maybe even our first rounder).

Saints need a KPF and badly, if they ignore it this year, it's going to be 2 years before they get another look at a quality KPF of McCartin's caliber. Good mids are also easier to come by than good KPP's.

Honestly, i'd be equally happy if we went Brayshaw/Petracca or Brayshaw/McCartin, as we obviously need quality all over our list. Bring in McCartin, hopefully our KPF's are in order for a decade. Bring in Petracca, that's hopefully one less good mid we need to find.

Either way (should our recruiting prove successful) we improve areas of our list.

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At the start of next season, this will be our group of 21 and unders:

Tyson, Viney, Salem, Toumpas, Petracca/McCartin, Brayshaw, Stretch, Kent, JKH, Hogan, Frost (plus rookies, pick 40 and pick 53).

It's been said before (and backfired spectacularly), but there is plenty of room for optimism when you look at that group.

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If the Saints pass on Petracca & grab McCartin, than Petracca will find his way the GWS.

take it with whatever you need. maybe a good lye down

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