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On 10/29/2018 at 9:22 AM, Dr.D said:

That's an understatement 'Dr'...

He should be talking to the ambulance chasers to see if he can get it embargoed and take action on who put it together.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 7:37 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes forgot to add late mail. Simington has impressed big time in 2018. Kept under wraps.  Will get drafted or rookied. I think Suns will use pick 80. Maguire likely to get late pick 89 to Giants 

What you think about Rubock was impressive in the Acadamy series? I noticed you haven't got him in your phantom draft. He addresses the small forward needs.

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Wishes

23- Xavier O’Halloran (Bailey Williams, Ely Smith, Sam Sturt, Chayce Jones)

28- Xavier Duursma (Tom McKenzie, Sydney Stack)

54-Joe Ayton Delaney (Jacob Kennerley)

62-Toby Bedford *NGA

91- our smoky (Frank Anderson, Nick Rippon, Mitch Lewis)

Rookie #15 Matt Hammelmann/ Hayden McLean/ Lachlan Waddell/ Hudson Garoni (Ruck/big forward options)

#33 Jay Lockhart

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On 11/3/2018 at 9:32 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

91- our smoky (Frank Anderson, Nick Rippon, Mitch Lewis)

Should have picked him up all those years ago instead of Dom Barry.

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Nick Rippon is clearly better than VFL.  I keep seeing Kane Lambert in the AFL and wondering why Nick Rippon is ignored.  Rippon could make a difference and at 91 would be worth a punt. 

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46 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Nick Rippon is clearly better than VFL.  I keep seeing Kane Lambert in the AFL and wondering why Nick Rippon is ignored.  Rippon could make a difference and at 91 would be worth a punt. 

g'day nick :)

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On 11/3/2018 at 8:32 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Wishes

23- Xavier O’Halloran (Bailey Williams, Ely Smith, Sam Sturt, Chayce Jones)

28- Xavier Duursma (Tom McKenzie, Sydney Stack)

54-Joe Ayton Delaney (Jacob Kennerley)

62-Toby Bedford *NGA

91- our smoky (Frank Anderson, Nick Rippon, Mitch Lewis)

Rookie #15 Matt Hammelmann/ Hayden McLean/ Lachlan Waddell/ Hudson Garoni (Ruck/big forward options)

#33 Jay Lockhart

I’m sticking to these for a good draft. Though Duursma is pushing up the draft to top 15-18. 

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Knightmare’s Phantom Draft 

AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3

I can absolutely guarantee that Port won't pick the other King twin at 6. They didn't trade up in the draft to pick a Victorian. Will most likely be Rozee unless Lukosius or Rankine are miraclulously still available.

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Starting to see similar names matched to our first pick - McHenry, Williams, Ely Smith, O'Halloran. 

Yet to really fall in love with anyone tipped to go to us but there's some handy prospects.

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Hopefully Knightmares draft comes to fruition and we land Bailey Williams with our first pick. He's got serious potential and fills the greatest need on our list.

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4 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Knightmare’s Phantom Draft 

AFL Phantom Draft: Rounds 1, 2, 3

Anyone know anything about Fraser Turner?

I’m liking the sound of an outside accumulator that runs all day. 

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2 hours ago, Dr.D said:

 

finally toby bedford has a highlights package. i like what i see :)

Highlights package = grain of salt.  But agree that looks impressive - clean ball winning capability, genuine easy break away pace, great agility, good team oriented play - blocking and running on to assist, nice kicking skills, good game sense playing on from free kicks.  There's some nice highlights there: afterburners at 1:24, contest at 1:30, stood up in the tackle at 2:40, agility at 3:05. A bit of the Daniel Rioli there.   I'm a buyer of what he's selling.

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3 hours ago, Dr.D said:

 

finally toby bedford has a highlights package. i like what i see :)

Toby has a touch of the Matthew Whelans about him - hard to catch, neat kick and apparently likes to stick a tackle. There is also a physical resemblance. Sign him up

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On 10/27/2018 at 10:13 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Refer 23 and 28 thread. 

Mchenry and Stack - not to us at these picks  

Wasted choices given the talent available at each pick

Based on the Knightmare (Chris Doerre) choices, for me it’s 

23 - Bailey Williams (or Ely Smith) 

28- Tom McKenzie 

 

Bailey is the goods for us. Come hell or high water - get him.

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6 hours ago, Dr.D said:

 

finally toby bedford has a highlights package. i like what i see :)

Highlights are highlights for a reason but I like what I see. 

good pace, especially first 5m

nice side step,

clean ball handling off the ground

gives the ball to players in a better position.

could tidy up his kicks, seems to loop them a little.

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Removing the elite 8 and the 5 academy/father son prospects - Blakely, Thomas, West, Quaynor and Scott. Also taking out Jones and Clark, too much top 10 buzz for them to last.

10. Luke Valente
13. Jackson Hately
14. Xavier Duursma
16. Sam Sturt
17. Xavier O’Halloran
18. Zak Butters
21. Ely Smith
23. Ian Hill
24. Bailey Williams
25. Ned McHenry
26. Liam Stocker
27. Jez McLennan
28. Curtis Taylor
29. Luke Foley
30. Riley Collier-Dawkins

Worse case scenario 12 of these guys are gone by our pick. My guess is Hately, Sturt, Butters, Hill, Stocker and RCD are off the board. Same kind of names - Smith, Williams, McHenry, Taylor around the mark for our first pick.

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My semi-realistic preference for pick 23 would be O’Halloran, Butters, Duursma or Luke Foley, whoever slips through. Fraser Turner would be a decent result if the others are gone, as generally predicted.

Bailey Williams at pick 28 would be good, but I’d prefer to chase a small with 23.

I get the feeling Bedford will be picked up around 35-40. 

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Happy to stick my neck out with a few bold opinions, but I don’t think I’d touch Curtis Taylor or Valente. Not blown away by Jackson Hately, Ely Smith or McHenry either.

Collier-Dawkins & Bailey Williams could be anything, but are high risk prospects. Butters could also be one of those if-only-it-clicked types, but I’d roll the dice.

Rate Stocker & O’Halloran, I think they’ll be locks for 150+ games.

I really like the look of McKenzie if we can get him a bit later.

I think at junior level, unless you’re really new to the game, a player really has to have shown an ability to win his own footy & cant purely be an outside accumulator. If you can’t win contested footy as a junior, how will you manage to do it at AFL level? Every player on the list needs to be able to win the footy when it’s their turn, no exceptions.

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On 11/13/2018 at 9:38 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Bedford is exactly the type of youngster to develop.  Dees will grab him. It’s just which pick and what we have to give up. 

Williams is No. 1 for me. He can play tall and master rucking or develop into a KPF/D; outside with pace, movement and poise; and in the crush as a key navigator; and, is the owner of two very good hands somewhere up there in the stratosphere with a leap that would make a bullfrog proud. 

Bedford would be my No.2 who impresses me more than Rankine upon whom the eyes of the hopeful are transfixed. 

Just my opinions, nothing more. 

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