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Kennedy has done a knee (medial?) and probably out for the year. Might also (conveniently for GWS) drive his bidding price down.

I think the expectation with Kennedy is that he makes it back for some NEAFL and possibly TAC Cup appearances, but definitely out for Champs.

The minimum expectation is that he's ranked in the top 15 or so. I would have expected him to move further up, but yeah, that may not happen now. SHould still cost GWS some future picks I would have thought.

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Kennedy has done a knee (medial?) and probably out for the year. Might also (conveniently for GWS) drive his bidding price down.

It must be contagious for those academy lads. Sydney's #1 academy draft prospect Callum Mills is also going to miss the under-18 national championships with a shin injury ~ Callum Mills to miss . Swans insisting they're not playing ducks and drakes to reduce his price.

Bailey Rice, a father son eligible for either of Carlton or St Kilda is also injured. The injuries to the other two probably won't change the bidding but Rice definitely could go a bit later as a result of going under the radar.

...and to think the AFL are considering zones. That's a winner, no chance of ducks and drakes there.

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Today's game was the lesser in terms of both excitement factor and potentially high draft pick prospects.

The word among recruiters is that this is not a strong draft and the Vic Metro and WA teams are just so so.

U18s: Jack Silvagni boots six as Vic Metro thumps WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2.2 2.4 5.4 7.5 (47)

VIC METRO 4.1 9.6 13.6 19.7 (121)

GOALS

Western Australia: Waterman, Hinchcliffe, Clark, Schoenfeld, Daniels, Zurharr

Vic Metro: Silvagni 6, Clarke 3, Kerbatieh 3, Hardwick 2, Moore 2, Gresham, Gallucci, Perry

BEST

Western Australia: Hinchcliffe, Mountford, Ridley, Snadden, Clark, Schoenfeld

Vic Metro: Gresham, Clarke, Silvagni, Balic, Phillips, Batty

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Clark & Galucci(spelling?) look lively types for Vic metro. They would both compliment our list well as skilled hard running type players who also enjoy the contest. Does anyone have much background info on these two? Galucci is a bottom ager I believe.

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This question is to the people who actually know a fair bit about the next crop of draftees...who is the ready made mid roughly 187/188cm and 88/89/90 kg. Who loves the contested ball...tackles hard and accumulates big disposal numbers consistently, and will be available with draft pick number 5..??

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This question is to the people who actually know a fair bit about the next crop of draftees...who is the ready made mid roughly 187/188cm and 88/89/90 kg. Who loves the contested ball...tackles hard and accumulates big disposal numbers consistently, and will be available with draft pick number 5..??

Rhys Mathieson. 185 cm, but meets the other criteria. Like many inside mids, may slide to lower half of top 10 as flashier types with higher perceived upside get taken higher, but I think he's worthy of a high selection. Consistent with a well rounded game.

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Clark & Galucci(spelling?) look lively types for Vic metro. They would both compliment our list well as skilled hard running type players who also enjoy the contest. Does anyone have much background info on these two? Galucci is a bottom ager I believe.

Haven't paid too much attention to Galucci, but Clarke's really popped up this year with some excellent TAC Cup performances for Eastern. Good size (186cm) and a pretty good athlete, Clarke's probably moved himself into mid 1st rd range. Can play fwd too.

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Haven'y paid too much attention to Galucci, but Clarke's really popped up this year with some excellent TAC Cup performances for Eastern. Good size (186cm) and a pretty good athlete, Clarke's probably moved himself into mid 1st rd range. Can play fwd too.

Just done some reading on Gallucci, he is only 16 & has been in Metro's best in all their games so far. Looks like he will be a gun in the future.

Clarke really stood out to me in the second quarter of the WA game. Ran hard, won his own ball & also got on the end of a few to kick a few goals. Possible a BOG performance. Looks like his draft range is mid first round depending on his TAC form.

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Kurt Mutimer, Vic Country, is playing down back in the Championships at present. Had a little to do with him. For mine, definitely comes under notice as a late pick. Plenty of talent but flies under the radar. Great kid and I'll be ken to see how he performs today against SA.

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that should seal the carnival for vic country.

when was the last time three talls were picked with the first three picks? schache, weitering and francis a very good chance in 2015.

Francis looks good on tape - from the very little I have seen. But to assess the kid, I'd say he moves extremely well, kicks well on both feet - and is versatile. Weitering also moves well, is strong through the core, looks well balanced, and times the ball well. Those 2 players would be my clear top 2 atm. I haven't seen a lot of Schache, he does appear to be a smooth mover for a forward. I probably wouldn't overlook the other 2 in favor of him though, that would be risky. I think Parish might be the kid who slides to us, and he is very good user of the football, I'd be happy if we landed Parish. I still really like Glen as well, although I have no idea as to where he is perceived to go in the draft.

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If Parish slides to us I will be doing a merry jig! Tucker, Parish and Mattherson should have gone too 3 but with some outstanding performances from the talls have seen them slip down the order. Schache has done a Petracca and moved from a 10-15 range to number 1 contention. Still a lot of football to be played but anyone who goes in the top 5 is going to be a serious gun. This top end is mouthwatering

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Well at least someone broke a hoodoo yesterday, even if it wasn't us!

U18s: Leading Country draft prospects star in win over SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 2.1 5.5 6.6 9.9 (63)

VIC COUNTRY 1.6 3.10 9.12 13.13 (91)

GOALS

South Australia: Hoare 2, Allen, Bonner, Combe, Francis, Dew, Milera, Parella

Vic Country: Schache 5, McKay 2, Simpkin 2, Mathieson, Johnston, Cox, Ainsworth

BEST

South Australia: Snelling, Partington, Bonner, Nunn, Tahana, Dew

Vic Country: Parish, Schache, Mathieson, Berry, McKay, Tucker

SA Hoodoo broken by Vic Country

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Francis looks good on tape - from the very little I have seen. But to assess the kid, I'd say he moves extremely well, kicks well on both feet - and is versatile. Weitering also moves well, is strong through the core, looks well balanced, and times the ball well. Those 2 players would be my clear top 2 atm. I haven't seen a lot of Schache, he does appear to be a smooth mover for a forward. I probably wouldn't overlook the other 2 in favor of him though, that would be risky. I think Parish might be the kid who slides to us, and he is very good user of the football, I'd be happy if we landed Parish. I still really like Glen as well, although I have no idea as to where he is perceived to go in the draft.

Glen might have pushed himself up from a late pick up into third round range.

Enough time in the season left for him to move further, especially if he ends up playing well in TAC Cup finals.

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NSW v Tas on now on AFL website. Hopper (GWS Academy) is one of the best kids in the draft. One's for us to have an eye on are Minogue, Faul, Coughlan and maybe Flynn, from NSW. Lovell and Sushames are interesting types for Tas. I hear Lovell is a relative of Chopper Lovell, very small but a prolific ball winner.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-06-20/watch-it-live

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NSW v Tas on now on AFL website. Hopper (GWS Academy) is one of the best kids in the draft. One's for us to have an eye on are Minogue, Faul, Coughlan and maybe Flynn, from NSW. Lovell and Sushames are interesting types for Tas. I hear Lovell is a relative of Chopper Lovell, very small but a prolific ball winner.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-06-20/watch-it-live

Thanks for that CJ.

Any idea why they didn't stream or televise the SA v Vic Country game last week given it was the feature match of the carnival to date?

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Glen might have pushed himself up from a late pick up into third round range.

Enough time in the season left for him to move further, especially if he ends up playing well in TAC Cup finals.

Chaser, enjoying your work re the Under 18's. Having watched Hawthorn's lefties on Thursday, any idea who the prominent cackies are this year? Tough question I know.

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