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3 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

 

 

If he was such a standout he wouldn't be projected go as low as pick 10,  although to be fair anyone could have made that page.

Well we are all eagerly awaiting your draft guide.

Go ahead and compile all the stats and draft combine results and compile a list of over 100 players.

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5 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Well we are all eagerly awaiting your draft guide.

Go ahead and compile all the stats and draft combine results and compile a list of over 100 players.

No.

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1 hour ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

No.

Could you be a little more succinct. This is not a site for equivocation.

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Well we are all eagerly awaiting your draft guide.

Go ahead and compile all the stats and draft combine results and compile a list of over 100 players.

 

2 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

No.

Aw, go on no one is going to laugh.

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40 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Young at 3.

No brainer.

Please do not split 3. Please.

Yeah, I've taken my time, but I've finally decided I hope we use pick 3 to draft Young. I hope we don't split pick 3, but don't mind if we split pick 8. I still believe we are going to draft Weightman with our second pick anyway, so if we can split it, get Weightman & get Pickett also, even better.

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Young simply is the best choice at 3. For years we have tolerated turnovers and poor disposal.  Young is the best kick but also importantly is a very good footballer. He can play back or midfield (wing) with excellent aerial skills.  
He would bring disposal into forward 50 which is crucial.  

I saw him 3 times in full games and he was BOG in all 3 games imo.  And if you forget how good this kid is, watch his highlights again. 
 

Skills. Footy smarts. Physically sound.  Captained Stingrays under 18s this year.
Knows what’s required as his brother is at the Bulldogs. 
Being a local boy is just a bonus. 

Hayden Young at 3.  

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3 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Young simply is the best choice at 3. For years we have tolerated turnovers and poor disposal.  Young is the best kick but also importantly is a very good footballer. He can play back or midfield (wing) with excellent aerial skills.  
He would bring disposal into forward 50 which is crucial.  

I saw him 3 times in full games and he was BOG in all 3 games imo.  And if you forget how good this kid is, watch his highlights again. 
 

Skills. Footy smarts. Physically sound.  Captained Stingrays under 18s this year.
Knows what’s required as his brother is at the Bulldogs. 
Being a local boy is just a bonus. 

Hayden Young at 3.  

The low ball drop is a delight. Definetely a Hibberd replacement. Be interested to know if he could make it into the midfield. Salem, as an example, has struggled to make that transition. 

 

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On 11/8/2019 at 7:28 PM, Moonshadow said:

Young at 3.

No brainer.

Please do not split 3. Please.

Elite kicking skills. Words not used to describe a Demons player. Young has elite kicking skills. A lock at 3 imo. 

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42 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Elite kicking skills. Words not used to describe a Demons player. Young has elite kicking skills. A lock at 3 imo. 

James Strauss had elite kicking skills. Just saying someone is a nice kick doesn’t necessarily make them the best pick. 

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2 minutes ago, Axis of Bob said:

James Strauss had elite kicking skills. Just saying someone is a nice kick doesn’t necessarily make them the best pick. 

The other reason why I think we are leaning towards Jackson with this pick is a half back flanker who use the footy fine are easy to find. Marty Hore, Luke Ryan, Zac Williams Tom Stewart are just a few gems who were all half back flanker that were picked late in the draft.

A player in the caliber of Brodie Grundy and Max Gawn are very rare to find. It's no coincidence that the past 3 years these two have dominated All Australian selection. Grundy and Gawn are in their own league. Tim English will be right up there in about 2 years time.

Bring in Luke Jackson means we are set for another 10 years in our ruck department and we can focus on other holes on our list for the next few years.

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50 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The other reason why I think we are leaning towards Jackson with this pick is a half back flanker who use the footy fine are easy to find. Marty Hore, Luke Ryan, Zac Williams Tom Stewart are just a few gems who were all half back flanker that were picked late in the draft.

A player in the caliber of Brodie Grundy and Max Gawn are very rare to find. It's no coincidence that the past 3 years these two have dominated All Australian selection. Grundy and Gawn are in their own league. Tim English will be right up there in about 2 years time.

Bring in Luke Jackson means we are set for another 10 years in our ruck department and we can focus on other holes on our list for the next few years.

apart from the jackson go home factor

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1 hour ago, Axis of Bob said:

James Strauss had elite kicking skills. Just saying someone is a nice kick doesn’t necessarily make them the best pick. 

So did jack watts. 

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55 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The other reason why I think we are leaning towards Jackson with this pick is a half back flanker who use the footy fine are easy to find. Marty Hore, Luke Ryan, Zac Williams Tom Stewart are just a few gems who were all half back flanker that were picked late in the draft.

A player in the caliber of Brodie Grundy and Max Gawn are very rare to find. It's no coincidence that the past 3 years these two have dominated All Australian selection. Grundy and Gawn are in their own league. Tim English will be right up there in about 2 years time.

Bring in Luke Jackson means we are set for another 10 years in our ruck department and we can focus on other holes on our list for the next few years.

There are 5 or 6 quality half back options in this draft alone. We could select a good one at 8 or split that pick and still potentially nab Kemp, Gould, Rivers or Day.

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1 minute ago, daisycutter said:

apart from the jackson go home factor

Have to back and trust our system.

For every Jesse Hogan, there is a Cale Hooker, Andrew Swallow, Harry Taylor, Alex Rance, Lance Franklin and Stephen Congilio who have all come from WA and yet most likely will finish their careers with their clubs without going back to their native state.

Go home factor does not scare me.

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1 hour ago, Axis of Bob said:

James Strauss had elite kicking skills. Just saying someone is a nice kick doesn’t necessarily make them the best pick. 

I saw James Strauss gather the ball in the back pocket and kick it 20 metres to the opposition resulting in...... A goal!

Elite kicking skills??? I think not!

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1 minute ago, ChaserJ said:

There are 5 or 6 quality half back options in this draft alone. We could select a good one at 8 or split that pick and still potentially nab Kemp, Gould, Rivers or Day.

Exactly.

The likes of Gould, Rivers and Sharp are all highly talented HBF's that can do just as a good job as of Young.

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26 minutes ago, ChaserJ said:

There are 5 or 6 quality half back options in this draft alone. We could select a good one at 8 or split that pick and still potentially nab Kemp, Gould, Rivers or Day.

None as good as Young.  If GC didn’t have the 1st 2 picks, Young would be in the discussion to  be taken at 2 

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4 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

None as good as Young.  If GC didn’t have the 1st 2 picks, Young would be in the discussion to  be taken at 2 

Doubt it, Tom Green would be right in their sights. He is behind Rowell and Anderson in terms of talent, if not equal.

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37 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I saw James Strauss gather the ball in the back pocket and kick it 20 metres to the opposition resulting in...... A goal!

Elite kicking skills??? I think not!

Was that James Strauss’s first game when the Melbourne coaching staff decided to give him the kicking out duties against a rampaging Hawthorn side? His first game. 


James also had a shoulder reconstruction, ankle and leg problems and that completely sickening injury where he broke both his tibula and fibula. Later he had his face kicked in by Campbell Brown when playing against the Suns. 
 

Who knows James may have not been up to an AFL career but I think it would be fair to say he didn’t get a fair run at it.

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