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Are Petracca's hips a risk? Could that be why Saints are turning him down?

It's hard to tell when you're joking or not.

So Saints aren't taking him because of his hips and you think he will leave for Collingwood at the first opportunity because he's not loyal...just wow

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I've got a contact at the club who is involved with the recruiting and drafting and I just thought I'd let you know that the issues you've been discussing here are exactly those that are being debated

I was going to post this here this morning but the thread mysteriously disappeared into the ether for a few hours. I went to the club's draft information night on Thursday evening which featured Jaso

This was on bigfooty from a Saints supporter and made me laugh. After I stopped laughing I figured out he was 100% right. "In 9 hours, we find out if Petracca is a very driven, highly talented gun an

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Me too. But I'm over that delusional feeling.

I'm now more logical. The club is being built differently now. Properly built. Resurrected in fact.

For instance, Gartlett and pick 83 for pick 61 and 79. That's simply an outrageous deal.

Previously, we would've traded our first round pick for that. And still been excited.

I rate him and fully support the trade BUT let's not forget he played 9 games last year @ 8 touches a game and has some off-field issues. Certainly not a slam dunk

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Hell, Saints are taking McCartin and Petracca did fail the Psych(o) test

Jeez

Edit: from a dead reliable independent sauce (for me anyway)

If it's the same that Steve Milne, Andrew Lovett, Sam Gilbert and whoever set the dwarf on fire passed then I think we will be ok

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.....Petracca did fail the Psych(o) test

Jeez

Kim Duthie now on the books at the Saints?

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I am pumped.

This is turning out to be a bloody good trade/draft period for us.

Particularly when you add Goodwin and McCartney into the mix.

Go the mighty, fighting Demons. Bring on 2015.

We're back. Almost.

I'm more confident too, Ron.

Also more cautious.

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Will love it if another team passes on a kid for "psych/behaviour" reasons and we are the beneficiaries for a change.

Who knows what his test results were - to me it is sounds like some fabricated justification by Saints supporters as to why they have switched when the reality is probably they can't split McCartin and Petracca but their need for a tall is greater. Behavior has not been touted as issue except in the last 2 or 3 days.

Having said that there were a few on here who were really keen on Dayle Gartlett.

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Who knows what his test results were - to me it is sounds like some fabricated justification by Saints supporters as to why they have switched when the reality is probably they can't split McCartin and Petracca but their need for a tall is greater. Behavior has not been touted as issue except in the last 2 or 3 days.

Having said that there were a few on here who were really keen on Dayle Gartlett.

you've been told, you've been warned....now the naughty corner for you til you can stop talking sense !!

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I'm excited by what drafting Petracca and Brayshaw, along with the recruitment of Newton, does for our midfield profile.

Previously I was a bit concerned about the lack of size, with one of our best contested ball winners being Viney.

Tyson, Brayshaw, Petracca, Newton, dare I say it, Trengove and Watts, all tall prototypical midfielders.

And Michie, Riley, Jones, Vince all are now the smaller-to-medium mids.

It bodes well.

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I'm on a daily roller coaster of who I prefer between the two.

At the end of the day I figure we're in a win win situation, as we'll be getting a great player and the added benefit of our top picks not having the no.1 title as a burden.

Btw today's preference is Petracca!!!

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I'm on a daily roller coaster of who I prefer between the two.

At the end of the day I figure we're in a win win situation, as we'll be getting a great player and the added benefit of our top picks not having the no.1 title as a burden.

Btw today's preference is Petracca!!!

There is no guarantee of that Wormburner.

What we are getting is a good junior footballer.

A good senior footballer is very much in the lap of the Gods.

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There is no guarantee of that Wormburner.

What we are getting is a good junior footballer.

A good senior footballer is very much in the lap of the Gods.

You would think after so many misses ( and not just us but by all clubs - but yeah..us in particular) that excitement would be tempered and posters with the habit of making bold pronouncements about the "guns"we are drafting would see how fraught with danger this habit is....apparently not.

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Is there a listing somewhere of everyone who has registered for the draft?

In particular, I am after those 6 digit player ID's that they call out before they say the players name.

edit - spelling

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From TJ in 97 through to Jimmy Toumpas - I've learned to cool my jets over the years

That's understandable.

But surely we're due to unearth a couple of stars? Surely?

Almost every club except our own has been able to develop A grade AFL players at some point over the last 10 + years.

I've never seen the club in as good a position to do the same. Have you?

There's really no comparison in my eyes. So much has changed in terms of the quality of personell in both our coaching/development and our playing list in general.

Tyson's season alone last year counters any argument against our club being able to develop.

Forget the past.

It is completely irrelevant now.

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Tyson's season alone last year counters any argument against our club being able to develop.

Tyson's season tells us we can now pick a player, and someone from left of centre. He hasn't been with us long enough and his preseason was restricted to claim we can now develop players. Tyson has ability and a good head on his shoulders.

Lets see who we take tonight.

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You would think after so many misses ( and not just us but by all clubs - but yeah..us in particular) that excitement would be tempered and posters with the habit of making bold pronouncements about the "guns"we are drafting would see how fraught with danger this habit is....apparently not.

We all know how our past draft picks have worked out. After so many years of mediocracy this time of the year for most of us, is one of hope and genuine excitement.

If you choose to be so negative about it, then that's also your choice.

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Hell, Saints are taking McCartin and Petracca did fail the Psych(o) test

Jeez

Edit: from a dead reliable independent sauce (for me anyway)

was your source both the herald sun and age writers who mentioned it in articles today that were available for reading last night?

all i heard was that he has major tickets on himself, nothing out of the ordinary.

It was being looked into that he "didnt have the desire to play at AFL level" due to his average beep test and fitness results but at the end of the day this year he improved all of his figures, 3k, beep and 400m sprint significantly

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