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2018 AFLW Draft and Trade

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"Ebony Marinoff is weighing up a shock move to Melbourne"  https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/womens-afl/melbourne-is-aggressively-pursuing-young-adelaide-aflw-star-ebony-marinoff-who-is-weighing-up-her-options/news-story/96785b39401a9249a0660d4404a1e743

She won the 2017 Rising Star and would be an excellent replacement in the midfield for Cranston and is reportedly good friends with Daisy and Paxman as she played with them in the Darebin premiership last year. 

Not sure when the Trade period officially opens/closes but it happens by the end of May. 

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An article about the stars teams cannot afford to lose.  http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-16/aflw-players-your-team-cant-afford-to-lose

"The star: Karen Paxman: The general of Melbourne's star-studded midfield and capable of hitting the scoreboard if required.

The role-player: Meg Downie: Injury robbed her of a chance to play properly in the first season but she impressed on tall and small opponents. Even more important now, given the loss of Mel Hickey to Geelong.

The young star: Katherine Smith: Emerging leader who is also an incredibly consistent lock-down defender".

Obviously the author hasn't heard of Daisy Pearce...  She is an out and out star.  Fabulous captain and leader.  Never gives up.  Her teammates stand taller with Daisy in the lead.  Love Paxman but instead I would name Daisy as 'The Star' of our show.

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I guess Daisy kind of goes without saying. Clearly one of the best leaders the Dees have ever had.

Completely agree on Downie though, loved the way she went about it last season.

Marinoff would be a great acquisition!

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I think Marinoff resigned with Adelaide. Not 100% sure though.

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Our first trade:  "... picks 12 and 47 from the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos...for defender Jasmine Grierson, midfielder Emma Humphries and pick 54". http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-05-30/aflw-trade-two-selections

Effectively pick 12 and a slight upgrade of pick 54.

I guess if as we are not adequately compensated for the players that were poached getting North's end of first round pick is pretty good. 

Gives us pick #8, #12, #21 at the top end and then 3rd and 4th round picks. 

 

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Bugger. Can understand Humphries going so she can stay in Tassie. Disappointed to lose Jazzy Griersen though. Good runner who can kick the footy well

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Sorry to see these two go, but both will thrive with more/different opportunities.

From twitter:

Add Paxman and that's everyone accounted for?

And Daisy,  obviously. Loved the "us" that snuck into her commentary in the Alice 😉

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Our List:  http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-06-04/gay-radan-join-melbourne

ARRIVALS
Trade Period: Maddison Gay (Carlton), Talia Radan (Adelaide Crows)

DEPARTURES
Expansion Period: Erin Hoare (Geelong), Anna Teague (Geelong), Richelle Cranston (Geelong), Melissa Hickey (Geelong)

Trade Period: Jasmine Grierson (North Melbourne Tasmania), Emma Humphries (North Melbourne Tasmania)

Delisted: Laura Duryea, Alyssa Mifsud, Maddie Shevlin (rookie)

DRAFT PICKS
TBC

A bit disappointed but not surprised about Mifsud.  Her first year was terrific but last season she seemed quite overweight as if she hadn't worked hard over the pre-season. 

 

Edit:  A bit more info https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/womens-afl/aflw-melbourne-sign-dynamic-duo-for-upcoming-season/news-story/d9663bd13639b24f981fd03a44e221a4

"MELBOURNE has pulled off a big signing coup on the final day of trade period before the third season of the AFL Women’s competition...The Demons have exchanged picks for Carlton’s Maddison Gay and Adelaide’s Talia Radan, in a complex deal that also involves Collingwood and Greater Western Sydney".

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Some signings: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-09-12/aflw-signing

"MELBOURNE has landed Casey Sherriff as its replacement player for Daisy Pearce and secured Chantel Emonson as its final category B rookie player for the 2019 AFLW season."

CASEY SHERRIFF "will come onto the list from the Casey Demons program. Casey is a 20-year old, highly athletic rebound defender, who showed great progression on our VFLW list this season and will provide some good speed in our defensive half."

CHANTEL EMONSON “Coming from a cricket background where she played at representative level [for Victoria] from under 15 to under 18 level Chantel is very clean with the ball and is a strong technical kick of the footy."

Also of note on the draft, list manager Todd Paterson says he hopes to read out more Casey names on draft day so that might be a clue about our intentions there.

 

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