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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

As are a few clubs. 

I read today how Carlton and Essendrug are into Declain etc. Why don't we have first dibs on Casey talent like the interstate clubs have first call on their academy kids? It would encourage AFL teams to align with VFL clubs if they knew they had first call on their talent, surely. 

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1 hour ago, Earl Hood said:

I read today how Carlton and Essendrug are into Declain etc. Why don't we have first dibs on Casey talent like the interstate clubs have first call on their academy kids? It would encourage AFL teams to align with VFL clubs if they knew they had first call on their talent, surely. 

I'm glad we don't have first dibs at the moment. Otherwise that would mean the Western Bulldogs would have first dibs on their kids.

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Yeah handy up forward and nearly took a screamer! 

Bit of a shame we didn't see him in his more suited spot down back or get him running in the ruck as the ball was just bombed forward a lot but he did look athletic and physical. 

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21 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

I read today how Carlton and Essendrug are into Declain etc. Why don't we have first dibs on Casey talent like the interstate clubs have first call on their academy kids? It would encourage AFL teams to align with VFL clubs if they knew they had first call on their talent, surely. 

If/when we get our academy, we can do likewise. 

All clubs should have a junior academy from say 16 yr olds +. a schooling scholarship, & taught under elite coaching, but only playing school & Tac cup until say 17yrs minimum, then play VFL from 17yrs, if or when they're ready. 

But not allowing footy to get in the way of school studies up to Yr 12.

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On 15 September 2016 at 5:08 PM, Drunkn167 said:

Pretty well spot on. The only thing I'd like to correct is his ability to ruck. You are right in the sense he can't be a full time ruck but he has an incredible vertical jump that can match/beat most AFL players and the few times he has rucked against AFL listed ruck/forwards this year he has either held his ground or won.

His endurance is a bit on the average side and always has been and he definitely needs to work on it though 

His endurance can be addressed in a pre-season but rightly he deserves to stay in our system. It would be a travesty if he ended up elsewhere and we got no compensation!

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10 hours ago, CBDees said:

His endurance can be addressed in a pre-season but rightly he deserves to stay in our system. It would be a travesty if he ended up elsewhere and we got no compensation!

He's not in our system. The amount of MFC resources spent on his development has been minimal; we won't be compensated if he goes elsewhere and nor should we be.

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On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Drunkn167 said:

Just got the word that the Casey staff members have said that Melbourne are indeed having a serious look at Declan

I wonder if the Dees will bite the bullet and pick him in the National draft knowing that he might be gone before the rookie draft.

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

I wouldn't take Keilty or McInnerney, both VFL players and I don't see a place for them at AFL level.

Agreed.

McInerney did nothing for me and I don't see an AFL quality kpp with Keilty.

Liam McBean looked great at VFL level, but his AFL form exposed the gulf between senior and seconds football. 

Mitch Brown is a terrific VFL footballer and while he's shown a bit at the higher standard I don't project regular games at Essendon. 

He may get rookied, but I see little more than a depth player.

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21 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Agreed.

McInerney did nothing for me and I don't see an AFL quality kpp with Keilty.

Liam McBean looked great at VFL level, but his AFL form exposed the gulf between senior and seconds football. 

Mitch Brown is a terrific VFL footballer and while he's shown a bit at the higher standard I don't project regular games at Essendon. 

He may get rookied, but I see little more than a depth player.

If Oscar Mac wasn't on our list, was there anything that you saw of him at VFL level that made you think he'd be an AFL quality kpp?

 

I see more AFL attributes in Keilty and McInerney than I do in O Mac and Spencer.

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22 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Agreed.

McInerney did nothing for me and I don't see an AFL quality kpp with Keilty.

Liam McBean looked great at VFL level, but his AFL form exposed the gulf between senior and seconds football. 

Mitch Brown is a terrific VFL footballer and while he's shown a bit at the higher standard I don't project regular games at Essendon. 

He may get rookied, but I see little more than a depth player.

While I agree with the majority of this post, brown and mcbean were in AFL environments and still didn't kick on. The club would need to decide of they think either of the Casey boys will kick on when in an AFL program

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15 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

No club should have an academy.

The AFL should run an academy that all clubs have equal access to.

I disagree strongly, there is far too much of interstate players wanting to leave to go home.  This is bad for supporters who get attached, & it is for the clubs losing these star players.

Each club should have an academy of scholarship kids from within their own designated zones which the clubs will develop & nurture.

Each club should have 3 pre-draft selections per draft for their choice from their academy group. Father/Sons should be included in this 3 pre-draft selections.

 

After the clubs have nominated their 3 pre-draft selections, any other academy kids should be open to being selected in the national draft on a bidding system, as we have now. 

This helps supporters, with local Hero's staying home, so the Tribalism returns back to the game.  It keeps local Heros's local. 

 

And it encourages clubs to interact within their own zones.  Bringing back a communal closeness to the AFL's clubs.

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I disagree strongly, there is far too much of interstate players wanting to leaver to go home.  This is bad for supporters who get attached, & its for the clubs losing these star players.

Each club should have an academy of scholarship kids from within their own designated zones which the clubs will develop & nurture.

Each club should have 3 pre-draft selections per draft for their choice from their academy group. Father/Sons should be included in this 3 pre draft selections.

 

After the clubs have nominated their 3 pre-draft selections, any other academy kids should be open to being selected in the national draft on a bidding system, as we have now.  This helps supporters with local Hero's staying home, so the Tribalism returns back to the game.

It keeps local Heros's local. 

And it encourages clubs to interact within their own zones.  Bringing back a communal closeness to the AFL's clubs.

Go back and look at the the VFL/AFL was like when zones were in place, it was a disaster.

There is a reason we have a draft and salary cap, they are the two most important aspects to the competition which is why the COLA and academies are the two biggest blights on the current system.

 

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