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On 01/11/2017 at 11:12 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Given a good look over the 2017 draft. Not overly strong but top group is consistent so some bargains for the clubs with picks 10-15.

Top 20 Group predicted: 1 Davies-Uniacke, 2 Rayner, 3 Dow, 4 Brayshaw, 5 Cerra, 6 Coffield, 7 Hayes, 8 Stephenson, 9 Brander, 10 O’Brien, 11 Constable, 12 D.Fogarty, 13 Naughton, 14 Clark, 15 Higgins, 16 Bonar, 17 Balta, 18 Ballenden, 19 Allen, 20 Naish (f/son)

21 Bulldogs  N.Murphy

22 Cats   Ling

23 Kangas  Richards

24 Cats   Worpel 

25 Tigers  Houlahan 

26 Eagles  Clavarino

27 Giants   Garner

28 Giants   Spargo

29 Demons  Wooller

30 Blues   Zac Bailey

31 Demons  Gryan Miers

32 Eagles  Ainsworth 

33 Swans  Mynott

34 Saints   Petruccelle 

35 Cats  Dixon

36 Demons  Bailey Fritsch

37 Eagles   Starcevich 

38 Pies  T.Brown (f/son)

39 Crows  McPherson

40 Lions.  Tim Kelly

41 Suns.  Crowden 

42 Dockers   Patmore

43 Lions. Farrell

44 Hawks. D Moore

45 Saints   Taylor 

46 Power.  Liam Ryan

47 Demons Hayden McLean 

48 Bombers C.Parish

49 Power. Petty

50 Suns.  Crossley

happy with Wooller, Miers, Fritsch & McLean. 

Seb Williams, Aiden Quigley and Matthew Day are my smokies for top 50. Callum Coleman-Jones could be another option. 

Great story about Zac Bailey on AFL website.  Good Demons connection.

I had him at pick 30. Would be happy to see him land at a MFC selection.

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On 10/11/2017 at 11:40 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Hamish Brayshaw. Great grab on afl website. 

Would be great to see MFC potentially grab him at 47.  He has the ability to make it.

It looks like we've spoken to him so I would be interested to hear from track watchers @ChaserJ or anyone? Is he a possibility to add to our midfield depth at 47? There's a bit of speculation on BF that St Kilda want both Andrew and Hamish.

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On 12/11/2017 at 7:56 AM, Roger Mellie said:

It looks like we've spoken to him so I would be interested to hear from track watchers @ChaserJ or anyone? Is he a possibility to add to our midfield depth at 47? There's a bit of speculation on BF that St Kilda want both Andrew and Hamish.

Even in this draft, Hamish still feels like one for the rookie draft.

Probably doesn't have the tricks to compensate for his lack of pace at the highest level.  Has a big body, is competitive and can win his own ball (was an over ager this year), is handy overhead, but haven't seen the standout trait that puts him ahead of others I think would be available at 47.

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7 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The big one is out - but I’m not convinced that the Demons would use two of their four draft picks on 196cm potential tall key position players - 

Knightmare's November phantom draft: The first three rounds

Agree. Most interesting is where the real little blokes go. Mosquito fleet might be in vogue. Jack Higgins, Spargo, Fogarty, Miers, Daniels and Moore. Think Melbourne will go needs first and the pick the best available of these guys.

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Hmmm. Ballard, Moore, Taylor and Walker.

Not a win here.

Ballard ... skinny Grgic type. Disposal is below average.

Moore ... is ok at 31 but not if Garner or Wooller is available.

Taylor ... tall defender. We have plenty. 

Walker ... opportunist forward with some mid potential 

Would prefer if available on this listing

29 Wooller

31 Garner

36 Farrell

47 McLean or Coleman-Jones

 

 

 

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Interesting that a number of potential draftees who have been advocated on here with a reasonable degree of passion have fallen immediately after each one of our Knightmare second-round 'picks' -  Petruccelle at #30, Fritsch at #32, and Starcevich at #37.

I'm of the belief that Knightmare hasn't concerned himself too much with club-needs on this occasion (with us hypothetically taking two more young KPFs) and that maybe the collective wisdom on here might be closer to the pin (although that doesn't account for Knightmare maybe also not accounting for other clubs' needs so much and then the availability of certain players at each selection).

In the least, I can't see us passing up Fritsch if he truly is rated just one spot behind our pick. But above all, I think Goody will be doubling-down on last year, and the directive will be a) competitiveness, and b) some additional leg-speed and the capacity for quick decision-making/ball movement. Foot-skills be damned.

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My new favourite from the highlights videos is Matthew McGannon. 183cm skinny but rangy kid who seems suited to flanks, inside or the wings. Just makes really quick and good decisions in moving the ball on and mixes his kicks between weighted and flat. Not afraid to use his left foot or hand either. Doesn't look fast but seems to glide out of trouble when needed.

Any draft watchers seen him play?

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

My new favourite from the highlights videos is Matthew McGannon. 183cm skinny but rangy kid who seems suited to flanks, inside or the wings. Just makes really quick and good decisions in moving the ball on and mixes his kicks between weighted and flat. Not afraid to use his left foot or hand either. Doesn't look fast but seems to glide out of trouble when needed.

Any draft watchers seen him play?

Seen him play a few times. He's a Fish Creek native. Now the Alberton Football League isn't exactly the cream of the crop, but they hit hard and are true country footy players'. He's a tough kid and isn't afraid to put his body over the ball, played in the seniors as a 16 year old. Not fast no, but he seems to have lots of time when he's got the ball.

I'd be happy to draft him if he is still there at pick 47, we'd get quite a few new members signing up too, as the McGannon family is a big one and the whole town of Fishy would get behind him.

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13 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

My new favourite from the highlights videos is Matthew McGannon. 183cm skinny but rangy kid who seems suited to flanks, inside or the wings. Just makes really quick and good decisions in moving the ball on and mixes his kicks between weighted and flat. Not afraid to use his left foot or hand either. Doesn't look fast but seems to glide out of trouble when needed.

Any draft watchers seen him play?

Paging Simon Goodwin. As stated before, despite the understandable universal desire here for polish and speed,  I believe this will be our primary precondition along with competitiveness when selecting potential draftees.

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17 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Off topic a bit but I’ve never been to Fish Creek. It seems to me to be the quintessential name for a charming but sleepy Aussie country town. 

Does it live up to that image?

Sleepy - yes most of the time.

No doubt young Matthew comes from good stock because the name McGannon seems to be synonymous with footy down there - Cliff McGannon

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Likely to be Matthew McGannon's grandfather. Based on that item about him, Cliff made his senior debut at 13 years of age - a fair effort. Amazing how times have changed if he grew homesick whilst trying out at Geelong. Now his grandson could end up at Fremantle or even worse, out in the backblocks of Western Sydney with Tom Scully and the "no" voters.

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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Off topic a bit but I’ve never been to Fish Creek. It seems to me to be the quintessential name for a charming but sleepy Aussie country town. 

Does it live up to that image?

It's an artsy little town with a few galleries, most of the full-time residents are farmers of some sort. Sleepy during the week, but gameday at John Terrill Park always attracts a crowd.

Like most small country towns, the football and netball form a significant, if not the most significant part of the fabric of the town (this is especially true with footy at Fish Creek).

Everyone knows everyone and it's one-in all-in. If you are a member of the FCFNC you are literally a part-owner of the club. No matter where Fish Creek plays, it always has a strong following from the supporters (even as far as Philip Island to the west and DWWWW to the east).

2 hours ago, Pink Freud said:

Sleepy - yes most of the time.

No doubt young Matthew comes from good stock because the name McGannon seems to be synonymous with footy down there - Cliff McGannon

There are a few famous family names at Fishy. The McGannon's, Park's, Stefani's and Buckland's have been playing with the club for generations.

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On 11/11/2017 at 12:51 AM, Demon Disciple said:

our history overcoming foot injuries is not great reading. First Clark, then Trengove. It's something that our clubs seems to be unable to get right.

 

Same thing with Garland & Jamar. Oh, except they got over their foot injuries. Hmmmm...

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18 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

It's an artsy little town with a few galleries, most of the full-time residents are farmers of some sort. Sleepy during the week, but gameday at John Terrill Park always attracts a crowd.

Like most small country towns, the football and netball form a significant, if not the most significant part of the fabric of the town (this is especially true with footy at Fish Creek).

Everyone knows everyone and it's one-in all-in. If you are a member of the FCFNC you are literally a part-owner of the club. No matter where Fish Creek plays, it always has a strong following from the supporters (even as far as Philip Island to the west and DWWWW to the east).

There are a few famous family names at Fishy. The McGannon's, Park's, Stefani's and Buckland's have been playing with the club for generations.

Nice dream but most of the experts have McGannon going as a rookie at best.

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