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Went to a draft information night the year we drafted Rohan Bail - his Qld Senior League highlights reel looked fantastic.  Loved Rohan but the AFL is a big step up.  Best of luck to Pat!

And I think this will be the thing. Will he be able to execute those skills under the pressure of AFL? You generally need speed, a side step or a great footy brain to give yourself the time to hit targets

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It's not the cap, all about draft points. GWS open up a spot on their list, allowing them to take another pick to the draft which we gave them, giving them more points to use on academy players. 

Good to see we're still making the most of the points system, even after the rules changed. 

Good to see we are maintaining a very healthy and mutually beneficial trading relationship with GWS. So next year if for some unfathomable reason we don't land Fyfe as an FA  we can get Josh Kelly or better still both of them. 

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Good to see we are maintaining a very healthy and mutually beneficial trading relationship with GWS. So next year if for some unfathomable reason we don't land Fyfe as an FA  we can get Josh Kelly or better still both of them. 

Their willingness to palm us rejects - sometimes at great cost - won't really make much of an impact if we try and poach one of their best 3 to 5 young stars!

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I don't normally take much from highlight packages but this kid has a very well weighted kick. Time after time. Floating 20m dinks might not look very glamorous but this is exactly what we need with our delivery to Hogan and Watts - so they're not continually stuck trying to offer them up to each other.

Next thing you'll be saying he's a better kick than Col Garland. Has the world gone mad?

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If you read the summary about Patrick on the MFC website, it seems as if the club have been waiting for the opportunity to get him to the club.  It seems as if they see something special there and it wouldn't surprise me if we've played the long game here. 

We wanted him initially, we missed out and then monitored him for the next two years, you don't do that unless you see a player in the making. He's had his injuries and now it's time to see what he's got, perhaps another smokey from the recruiters. 

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Poetic to snag the man after giving up the pick he was selected with. Now if we can bag J.Kelly next year . . . although he seems to have stacked on a bit of weight in the off-season - https://www.google.com.au/search?q=josh+kelly+afl&client=firefox-b-ab&biw=1252&bih=582&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm-6iE6OvPAhUK6GMKHbWmBaAQ_AUIBygA&dpr=1.09

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If you read the summary about Patrick on the MFC website, it seems as if the club have been waiting for the opportunity to get him to the club.  It seems as if they see something special there and it wouldn't surprise me if we've played the long game here. 

We wanted him initially, we missed out and then monitored him for the next two years, you don't do that unless you see a player in the making. He's had his injuries and now it's time to see what he's got, perhaps another smokey from the recruiters. 

Sounds like exactly the same story as Ben Kennedy

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The best thing I see here is the continuity from Roos to Goodwin. To pick up a kid we were looking at even before Goody came to the club shows how much everyone was on the same page. Good signs. Reckon he'll be a handy pick up. 

Or that the people doing the list building are the same, and Goodwin like Roos lets other people do their jobs.

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Probably not, but the difference is that our delistees were of a known quality (not that good), whilst McKenna is still a bit of an unknown (you never know, we may strike gold)

Less known than Newton et al, more known than a 6th round draft pick.  I have low expectations, but I'm comfortable with the strategy.  

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Is Mckenna going to be better than the ones we got rid of? I can also understand we have to improve our list.

Sometimes the devil you know may not be better than the devil you don't know. 

Those delisted have been looked at pretty closely by our guys and have been found NQR.....they must think that McKenna has something they can work on with better expectations than what we gave had. 

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Poetic to snag the man after giving up the pick he was selected with. Now if we can bag J.Kelly next year . . . although he seems to have stacked on a bit of weight in the off-season - https://www.google.com.au/search?q=josh+kelly+afl&client=firefox-b-ab&biw=1252&bih=582&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm-6iE6OvPAhUK6GMKHbWmBaAQ_AUIBygA&dpr=1.09

His old man's name is Phil too, so we might not want to risk it? ;)

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His old man's name is Phil too, so we might not want to risk it? ;)

I'd be more than happy for the MFC to offer Phil Kelly a position in the recruitment dept. - independently of our signing Josh next year of course, which will no doubt become the biggest story in the lead-up to the 2018 GF.

In other news: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/afl/teams/gws/gws-giants-will-ask-afl-to-take-phil-scullys-pay-out-of-salary-cap/news-story/8fb2bd6e2938be15acffaf42155e4f8a

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I'd be more than happy for the MFC to offer Phil Kelly a position in the recruitment dept. - independently of our signing Josh next year of course, which will no doubt become the biggest story in the lead-up to the 2018 GF.

In other news: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/afl/teams/gws/gws-giants-will-ask-afl-to-take-phil-scullys-pay-out-of-salary-cap/news-story/8fb2bd6e2938be15acffaf42155e4f8a

Seriously, a recruiting scout getting $680k a year! What does the GWS head of recruitment get paid?

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