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The 2019 Mid Season Draft


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35 minutes ago, junk said:

If Freeman has overcome his hamstring problems, he would be a good buy. Otherwise I would go for Adam Tipungwati , just a gut feeling.

Freeman might be worth looking at. He is injury prone but if we give nothing then he'd be worth a gamble. We need pace and game breakers.

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53 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

Freeman might be worth looking at. He is injury prone but if we give nothing then he'd be worth a gamble. We need pace and game breakers.

11 odd hammies later.. unfortunately he's lost the pace he had. That's why the Saints got rid of him.

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2 hours ago, Matsuo Basho said:

Broken record graphic ... ooh I get it. Great visual metaphor Moonshadow. Super creative.

Creative maybe, but incorrect visual metaphor. 

A ‘broken record’ is where there’s a defection on the groove of the vinyl, preventing the stylus to continue its path and getting stuck in a loop, hence repeating itself over and over. 

This image implies a ‘smashed’ broken record, ie; a previous benchmark, milestone or achievement that has been superseded, which is not relevant to the poster’s assertion. 

 

 

[censored] this season is boring. ?

 

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10 hours ago, The Lobster Effect said:

11 odd hammies later.. unfortunately he's lost the pace he had. That's why the Saints got rid of him.

No more one paced plodders please.

Off the mark speed and agility/ evasive skills needed, to assist in finding space, time to steady and deliver more accurately and/or finish running into goal.

We also need some overhead contested marking beasties.

We lost Hogan and add to this players out of form and no Pedo bear (not a regular i realise) vs last season.

Our top 5 were taking about 7.5 contested marks per match last season vs only 5 so far.  Might not seem like much but that's off 30%+.

Team is down 14 places to 16th taking 9.3 per match vs 2nd only to the Eagles last season averaging 13.1  Again about 30% off.

No Hogan and out of form Maxy (in the air vs last season), T-mac and Weids all impacting.  No Lever either of course.

We have also dropped 4 places in intercepts now sitting at 7th from 3rd last season.

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47 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Couldn’t get much worse then what we got now. Has his running improved or does he still run all stumpily?

We should add more players to our long term injury list like Guy Walker, Vandenberg and Steven May to make more space.

Bring in Freemen, Toumpas, BenKen and a tall forward or defender. 

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On 4/22/2019 at 11:24 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

The club went cold on Freeman. They were fans of Taylor as he had spent some time with us during the AIS program. Roos was very big on the left footed Salem as he thought he he was versatile enough to play back, forward, or mid. I think he made early comparisons to Jarred McVeigh from Sydney as someone who could really set up across half back.

To add my 2 cents, I recall someone on here at the time of that draft got to have a chat to Shifter Sheehan who advised that both looked like great young kids. When asked who Melbourne should pick first Shifter said that Salem was clearly the better player and alluded that no club would have picked Freeman over Salem.

I think a few people are picking him based on his draft position in 2013. He has been in the system at 2 different clubs for that time but has spent the majority of the time with consistent hamstring injuries. For a player who was basically picked for his elite pace this has buyer beware written all over it.  

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8 minutes ago, BAMF said:

To add my 2 cents, I recall someone on here at the time of that draft got to have a chat to Shifter Sheehan who advised that both looked like great young kids. When asked who Melbourne should pick first Shifter said that Salem was clearly the better player and alluded that no club would have picked Freeman over Salem.

I think a few people are picking him based on his draft position in 2013. He has been in the system at 2 different clubs for that time but has spent the majority of the time with consistent hamstring injuries. For a player who was basically picked for his elite pace this has buyer beware written all over it.  

Sounds like a Misson specialty. Shouldn’t be any issue getting the all clear from the fitness team to bring him in.

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This guy could be the next Liam Jurrah minus the machete.

14 goals so far in the WAFL in 6 games.

Can mark, run and great height around 6'2

Can someone with influence at our club get our brain thurst to interview this guy next week when we play in Perth then draft him mid season.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thewest.com.au/sport/perth-football-club/perth-wafl-captain-corey-yeo-urges-afl-clubs-to-roll-the-dice-on-michael-bennell-ng-b881163571z.amp

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7 hours ago, drdrake said:

I watch Perth V East Perth on Anzac day, looked lazy and just wanted to take mark of the year, didn't hunt defensively and we need forwards that will keep the ball inside our forward 50m arc

I recall these points being made about Liam Ryan though, and he instantly slotted into the West Coast team and adapted to their defensive requirements.

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i would prefer if we took the best forward option. We have already proven we can get the ball into our forward line often enough to score heavily if we have someone down there who can mark or crumb it. Also another forward could allow Tom to go back into defense if required. 

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