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Well, 2019 is proper boned.

Can't believe that the draft will become more relevant than September this year. At least we'll actually have a 1st rounder to use.

Draft:

Matthew Rowell

Noah Anderson

Other top 5-10 suggestions..?

 

Trade/FA:

The dream but won't happen.... Coniglio

Would also love Fiorini from sun's or Florant from swans but probably not worth speculating over.

Other slightly less unrealistic options that are either out of contract or not getting a good run at it...

Zac Jones

Ed Langdon 

Lewis Taylor

Matthew ling

Nakia Cockatoo 

Shai Bolton 

Darcy Parish

Jayden Laverde 

Jack Martin 

Brayden Sier

 

Any half decent small forwards available?

P.s. I'm not advocating that all these players would be a good fit at mfc.

 

Was looking forward to this season for 5 months, ugh...

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Darcy Parish and Lewis Taylor are two interesting players. Taylor has been in the 2s all year and Parish has been dropped again.

I know for a fact that had Salem been drafted earlier we would have taken Lewis Taylor at pick 9. With our other interest on Parish during his draft year i wonder whether we will chase one of these two. Taylor is probably someone we are screaming for in terms of outside run and carry.  

Surely these two would be far better options on a wing then Jones or Lewis.

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Parish is more an insider than an outsider, and Lewis Taylor is very vanilla 

Throw every spare cent we have at Coniglio as a free agent 

Get Ed Langdon as a trade for our (unexpectedly high) third rounder

Draft Rowell with pick 1

Begin again 

 

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Tomlinson is a free agent this year.

Versatile with excellent disposal.  Would play Fritsch’s current role much better and would only cost us cap space.

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I see an article on AFL.com that the saints are already linked to Jack Martin and Tomlinson. Mean while we are probably venturing out to Frankston oval scouting VFL plodders...

 

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I see an article on AFL.com that the saints are already linked to Jack Martin and Tomlinson. Mean while we are probably venturing out to Frankston oval scouting VFL plodders...

 

You mean where Essendon found All Australian Michael Hibberd, before taking him in the pre-season draft..?

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Matthew Rowell is the best kid in the country by a mile. Can run , is tough and has fantastic skills. Target him with pick 1

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6 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Parish is more an insider than an outsider, and Lewis Taylor is very vanilla 

Throw every spare cent we have at Coniglio as a free agent 

Get Ed Langdon as a trade for our (unexpectedly high) third rounder

Draft Rowell with pick 1

Begin again 

 

As much as many fans are upset with our forward and backline's performance, I still think our priority should be to up-skill our mids in order to provide both better delivery and 2-way running. So yes, go hard on Coniglio. Should we have pick 1 (shudder) then by all means draft Rowell and offer 2nd round draft pick for Ed Langdon (can't see 3rd round getting it done). 

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Rowell with pick 1 if that’s where we end up. He is ready to play AFL next year, could have played this year, and has serious pace. Pick 1 should go toward drafting this bloke

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A shame Alex Sexton signed up with Gold Coast, he'd be handy about now.

Alright, others have already noted just how perfectly some of the big fish would suit us, like Coniglio and Tomlinson, so I'll see what might be in the bargain basement bin, since we'll probably have quite a few list spots to fill anyway...

Nope.

On further thought, I don't think we'll do much good with the bargain basement free agents at all.

We need weapons, sharp slashing shiny blades, and I just can't see where they are available at the moment because even the 'just pretty good' ones are proving so useful as the cream on top of the well-organised cakes of the successful clubs, nobody wants to toss them out.

Only thing to give hope is that these players rarely go right at the start of the draft so we can at least make a run at finding a few dangerous diamonds in the rough mid-to-late draft.

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Obviously we're going to end up with a solid first round pick.  We need to grab someone with pace and skill.  Having seen him against Casey I agree with Rowell if we manage to finish last. 

For trading and other, obviously I'd love Coniglio and/or Martin.  I've said that many times and I maintain that they would both be great additions.  Sadly I don't see us getting either of them.  GWS will re-sign Coniglio and Martin is going to wind up a Hawk (I have no evidence to base this on, but I've seen Clarkson having a chat to Martin on the sidelines more than once during Hawks/Suns games). 

I'd also like to throw Tim O'Brien into the ring.  We've seen what he can do when he ripped us apart last year.  He's been patchy and can't force his way into the Hawks' senior side, but he runs all day and takes contested marks.  We need both of those attributes.  I'm betting we could get him fairly cheaply from the Hawks if he said he wanted to jump. 

9 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

 Mean while we are probably venturing out to Frankston oval scouting VFL plodders...

Funny you should say that.  Nathan Freeman is playing for Frankston this year in the hopes of re-starting his career.  He's been getting some very big numbers down there (Aside from last weekend).  He's an inside mid who has a bit of pace and a very nice boot.  Former top ten pick who spent time in Collingwood's system.  I'd spend a rookie spot on him in a heartbeat if he manages to stay healthy through the season. 

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Let’s go to the draft for some early pick potential talent for a change. 

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9 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Obviously we're going to end up with a solid first round pick.  We need to grab someone with pace and skill.  Having seen him against Casey I agree with Rowell if we manage to finish last. 

For trading and other, obviously I'd love Coniglio and/or Martin.  I've said that many times and I maintain that they would both be great additions.  Sadly I don't see us getting either of them.  GWS will re-sign Coniglio and Martin is going to wind up a Hawk (I have no evidence to base this on, but I've seen Clarkson having a chat to Martin on the sidelines more than once during Hawks/Suns games). 

I'd also like to throw Tim O'Brien into the ring.  We've seen what he can do when he ripped us apart last year.  He's been patchy and can't force his way into the Hawks' senior side, but he runs all day and takes contested marks.  We need both of those attributes.  I'm betting we could get him fairly cheaply from the Hawks if he said he wanted to jump. 

Funny you should say that.  Nathan Freeman is playing for Frankston this year in the hopes of re-starting his career.  He's been getting some very big numbers down there (Aside from last weekend).  He's an inside mid who has a bit of pace and a very nice boot.  Former top ten pick who spent time in Collingwood's system.  I'd spend a rookie spot on him in a heartbeat if he manages to stay healthy through the season. 

Mate, if Frankston is the only place he can get a gig, then that says it all

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1 hour ago, bobby1554 said:

If the last 2 years are anything to go by, it won’t matter what number pick we have, coz we will stuff it up anyway

Ah yes...

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I'd throw a heap of cash at Conigilo or Kelly and draft the best available in the ND. 

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Grab anyone with PACE SKILL AND A HEART

draftees : Matthew Rowell, Hayden Young and Noah Anderson are my clear top 3.  But I think as bad as it has started, we will finish above Kangas, Suns, Blues, Lions or Dogs. Likely 13th spot. Pick 6.  

Brodie Kemp, Caleb Serong or Dylan Williams are the young agile mids that have appealed for likely additions if we get a low pick around 5-7 range. Brodie Kemp will rise and rise given he is ready to go round 1 2020 type.

For trade period, pace, skill and heart.  

1. Ed Langdon (Freo) is most likely. MFC 2020 1st round for Langdon and Freo 2020 2nd Round.  

2. Zak Jones and Swans 3rd pick 2020 for MFC 2nd round pick. 

3. Tom Cutler from the Lions. Probably trade Jkh to Lions or perhaps Josh Wagner. 

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Is it just me or is this the most epically and deviously planned tanking ever

prelim 18

surgeries to 5000 players

bottom 4 ‘19

high draft ‘19

2020-2024 gfs

epic

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39 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Grab anyone with PACE SKILL AND A HEART

draftees : Matthew Rowell, Hayden Young and Noah Anderson are my clear top 3.  But I think as bad as it has started, we will finish above Kangas, Suns, Blues, Lions or Dogs. Likely 13th spot. Pick 6.  

Brodie Kemp, Caleb Serong or Dylan Williams are the young agile mids that have appealed for likely additions if we get a low pick around 5-7 range. Brodie Kemp will rise and rise given he is ready to go round 1 2020 type.

For trade period, pace, skill and heart.  

Ed Langdon (Freo) is most likely. MFC 2020 1st round for Langdon and Freo 2020 2nd Round.  Tom Cutler from the Lions. Probably trade Jkh to Lions or even Josh and Corey Wagner. 

A first rounder for Langdon? What a waste of a pick. You want elite talent with first rounders.

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29 minutes ago, A F said:

A first rounder for Langdon? What a waste of a pick. You want elite talent with first rounders.

Maybe he's saying that's what Freo will want for him?

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