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This may be more suited to the 'differing opinions' thread - but you know what JR, this is what Demonland needs - a little self deprecation. Everyone's become a [censored] expert on this site.

We should have a confession thread. I'll start: I too thought Toumpas would be good. I thought Lucas Cook would be part of the answer to our forward line problems and I was staggered Dom Barry wasn't at least a poor man's Cyril Rioli. I am now thinking Curnow could be fools gold and Weideman may be the next Pavlich.

Go Dees.

RTG, I bow to your superior [censored] ups, my friend. :)

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I believe it's a range of tests that usually would have occurred at the Combine (20M sprint, agility, possibly 3k time trial and beep).

In other news, here's the reason we have to bid on Cal Mills with pick 3:

http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/draft/afl-draft-2015-melbourne-expected-to-bid-for-sydney-academy-product-callum-mills/story-fnyc10cj-1227613753378

Bidding on him will move our pick 46 (and 50) up 4 spots in one hit. If Essendon bid on the GWS academy kids, our later picks will get up a bit higher.

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No way we pick him at 3 that would be a terrible pick

You say it would be a terrible pick at 3 yet in your prediction you think he could go the next live pick to Essendon at 4.

So he is a terrible pick at 3 yet a likely good enough to be picked at 4.

If he gets through the session today I'd take him at 3. When fit he looks a sensational prospect. Watch his highlights video, he moves a lot like Pavlich. 12 marks against big bodies in the AIS v Bullants game. He can play. I like Parish too but I think it's simplistic to say Weideman's a terrible pick at 3.

How many guns have slipped down the draft because of injuries? Judd, Selwood, Darling, I'm sure there are many more.

If we want another competitive dominant key forward he is it. Curnow is not.

I don't want to regret this draft, I don't want this to be a Fiora pick over a Pavlich pick.

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If we draft Sam Weideman and he is a star then I can forget what his grandfather Murray did to us on GF day in 1958. A long, bitter memory. We would have had 6 in a row and definitely been the greatest team ever. Oh, for those days back again!

Grand Final 1958 - Demonwiki

With his name, and I don't mean Sam, would he ever be satisfied or allowed to play with ease at a club other than Collingwood? It just doesn't seem right.

My 10 year old grandson is in a similar position, regarding name. His other grandfather played in five winning grand finals for Melbourne. This little bloke gets around with grandfather's number on his Guernsey. I'd hate to think he might play at a club other than Melbourne, should he make the grade

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With his name, and I don't mean Sam, would he ever be satisfied or allowed to play with ease at a club other than Collingwood? It just doesn't seem right.

My 10 year old grandson is in a similar position, regarding name. His other grandfather played in five winning grand finals for Melbourne. This little bloke gets around with grandfather's number on his Guernsey. I'd hate to think he might play at a club other than Melbourne, should he make the grade

Sam barracked for Richmond growing up. Don't see it as any problem whatsoever.

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Sam barracked for Richmond growing up. Don't see it as any problem whatsoever.

Fair enough, MW. Collingwood die-hards might not agree with you.

I guess I'm more of a sentimentalist. I'm old. I attended the 1964 grand final. I liked the 'good old days'. But each to his own.

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I stand corrected Dirty Dog I thought I read 12 somewhere.

Think Sanderson said 12 on the AFL podcast, but think it was Francis who had double figure marks in defence against Northern. Weideman had 7, but as many as five might have been contested.

Weidemans first half or so against Northern was very,very good.

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