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I feel as though this draft might be of extra importance for Taylor and his team. Given the numbers he was picking at they have had to get creative and look far and wide.

My take on things, given the state of our list going into to the draft, is if one of the players picked becomes a regular contributor that's a pass, two or three would be a win.

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45 minutes ago, Knuckles said:

I feel as though this draft might be of extra importance for Taylor and his team. Given the numbers he was picking at they have had to get creative and look far and wide.

My take on things, given the state of our list going into to the draft, is if one of the players picked becomes a regular contributor that's a pass, two or three would be a win.

Any recruiter who DIDNT look far and wide as a matter of course, would lose his job in a nanosecond.

From what I have seen of Taylor and his group, they are very good at their jobs. Kudos to the scouts, who rarely get any attention.

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Don't get me wrong, as I do not mean what I'm about to state in a derogatory way at all, but just looking a the photos of JT today, he is starting to look pretty old (no doubts working in that kind of position for the MFC would do that to you).  I'm wondering if we are managing a sucession plan for the recruiting team or 'list managing the list managers' so to speak.

Really do hope that JT is mentoring a good apprentice loyal to the MFC as it would be more than handy to have someone of his ilk recruiting the next several generations of mighty Demons for the decades to come, not only the next period.

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3 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Don't get me wrong, as I do not mean what I'm about to state in a derogatory way at all, but just looking a the photos of JT today, he is starting to look pretty old (no doubts working in that kind of position for the MFC would do that to you).  I'm wondering if we are managing a sucession plan for the recruiting team or 'list managing the list managers' so to speak.

Really do hope that JT is mentoring a good apprentice loyal to the MFC as it would be more than handy to have someone of his ilk recruiting the next several generations of mighty Demons for the decades to come, not only the next period.

On behalf of Demonland, please allow me to apologise to JT and his family for the premature obituaries.

 

Geez (Balls), a bit harsh!

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21 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Don't get me wrong, as I do not mean what I'm about to state in a derogatory way at all, but just looking a the photos of JT today, he is starting to look pretty old (no doubts working in that kind of position for the MFC would do that to you).  I'm wondering if we are managing a sucession plan for the recruiting team or 'list managing the list managers' so to speak.

Really do hope that JT is mentoring a good apprentice loyal to the MFC as it would be more than handy to have someone of his ilk recruiting the next several generations of mighty Demons for the decades to come, not only the next period.

It is not like he needs to play kick to kick with the prospects...

I doubt he is even 50 years old. Got the job for another 20 years as far as Im concerned.

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32 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Don't get me wrong, as I do not mean what I'm about to state in a derogatory way at all, but just looking a the photos of JT today, he is starting to look pretty old (no doubts working in that kind of position for the MFC would do that to you).  I'm wondering if we are managing a sucession plan for the recruiting team or 'list managing the list managers' so to speak.

Really do hope that JT is mentoring a good apprentice loyal to the MFC as it would be more than handy to have someone of his ilk recruiting the next several generations of mighty Demons for the decades to come, not only the next period.

Jeebus! Give the guy a break... he’s only 50 years old.  He’d be good for at least another 10 years.

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1 hour ago, faultydet said:

On behalf of Demonland, please allow me to apologise to JT and his family for the premature obituaries.

 

Geez (Balls), a bit harsh!

Hey, I said he was looking a bit old, not that I thought he was about to drop dead anytime soon (although sadly too many of our MFC heros have passed well before their time).

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I don't like premature adulation on draftees but I have a feeling that JT has nailed a couple.

Probably raised expectations due to his impressive success rate. 

Far more excited about these prospects than I expected to be.

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12 hours ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

It is not like he needs to play kick to kick with the prospects...

I doubt he is even 50 years old. Got the job for another 20 years as far as Im concerned.

I know him through some old mates, he is about 55 i think, give or take. Be around for a while yet

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12 hours ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

It is not like he needs to play kick to kick with the prospects...

I doubt he is even 50 years old. Got the job for another 20 years as far as Im concerned.

I think I read he is late 40's, so a fair way from the pension.

From an article written 2 months ago on the AFL site.

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Taylor played senior football for St Paul's in Melbourne's Southern league, then joined his coach Mark Williams on VFL club Sandringham's match committee for the first of its three straight flags in 2004.

But the 47-year-old earned his living running an air-conditioning business before telling Luke of his interest in recruiting.

 

PS. Should be able to go on for a year or two. He has presided over our best list rebuild ever. We have a list capable of going all the way, with luck on the injury front.

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:16 AM, ProDee said:

Especially when he admitted that playing in front of friends and family was more important to him than success at this stage of his career. 

Sounds like something Watts would say.

I've not been in an AFL environment but I'd be amazed if the best young talent at a club don't make a pact with each other to do stick together and win a flag. 

See ya buddy.

“Duck, I just love skimming and bits” sounds more like something Watts might day.

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Jason Taylor just has an exceptional eye for talent. Few have it and most don't. We see what Jason Taylor can do with second, third and fourth round picks, lets hope the club stops giving away first round charities and Jason Taylor gets a few more opportunities with some first round selections. Fritsch and Spargo last year is an amazing haul. Both could improve and be seriously elite players - especially Fritsch. I'd rate Fritsch as a top 5 pick if that draft was re-run again.

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14 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

Jason Taylor just has an exceptional eye for talent. Few have it and most don't. We see what Jason Taylor can do with second, third and fourth round picks, lets hope the club stops giving away first round charities and Jason Taylor gets a few more opportunities with some first round selections. Fritsch and Spargo last year is an amazing haul. Both could improve and be seriously elite players - especially Fritsch. I'd rate Fritsch as a top 5 pick if that draft was re-run again.

Easily in the top 5.

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I'd rather 2 Taylor picks in the 30s than one in the 20s. It's a deep draft year by all accounts, which they identified... 6 new kids, if he hits on only 50% (which would be a bad year by Taylor's standards) then we've done great.

Love that he takes known quantities almost all the time, and rarely goes for KP players or early 200cm players. I wanted Bailey Williams this year, but the inherent risk of taking those kinds of players early makes it a gamble, which he doesn't seem willing to do.

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Interesting listening to him that we aimed for midfielders as we shored up some areas with Kolodjashnij preuss and May coming in. I think that’s what he was most happy about. 

Does make you think why Tyson was let go. I still think we need one or two midfielders to come though. 

I ama bit less excited by this crop of draftees for some reason,  just on gut feel but his strike rate is so good. If he was at GWS they would have a premiership now. 

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On 11/25/2018 at 11:22 AM, Bay Riffin said:

Interesting listening to him that we aimed for midfielders as we shored up some areas with Kolodjashnij preuss and May coming in. I think that’s what he was most happy about. 

Does make you think why Tyson was let go. I still think we need one or two midfielders to come though. 

I ama bit less excited by this crop of draftees for some reason,  just on gut feel but his strike rate is so good. If he was at GWS they would have a premiership now. 

Because the FD could see that despite racking up reasonable numbers, Tyson's decision making is slow, foot speed poor and disposal iffy. He's an inside mid and we have others that have gone post him. We needed a key back (May), support ruck (Preuss) and an outside runner with good disposal (Kolo). 

According to HS interview, Dom knew the writing was on the wall several months ago. 

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Is his record post-first-round up to scratch?

I would argue that a significant reason why the list lacks depth is that Taylor has a poor strike rate beyond round one of the draft. We laud him for the Oliver recruitment, Brayshaw, Salem and so on and rightly so, but your top scout is paid to find a quotient of diamonds in the rough as well. Nowhere near good enough in this area for mine. 

You be the judge ...

2013 - Kennedy-Harris, Clisby, Hunt, Harmes, Georgiou

2014 - Neal-Bullen, Stretch, O.Macdonald, Vandenberg, M.White

2015 -  M.King, Hulett, Wagner, Michie, J.Smith

2016 - Hannan, Johnstone, Filipovic, T.Smith, Keilty

2017 - Spargo, Fritsch, Petty, Baker

2018 - Sparrow, Jordon, Neitschke, Hore, Bedford, Chandler

 

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