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Cody Weightman (Drafted by Western Bulldogs)

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He isn't in the top 10 players in this draft.  That doesn't mean we won't take him, but I'd be surprised if we did. Then again, I've been surprised before.

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3 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

If JT' is consistent in his mantra of drafting best available, then Weightman @ pick 8 will not occur.

Didn't they specifically say they're looking for a small forward in the draft? Hopefully if that's the case they split 8, not 3. 

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Like RustyNails, I've downloaded the NAB League App to watch this kid.The highlights are from his Dandenong Stingrays games only.

He doesn't look like the small forward you would spend pick 8 on. He looks like a really solid player and if we still had pick 21 or 26 i'm sure we would be hoping he was still there.

I really expected from media reports and trade radio that he was a cunning goal sneak like Davey, Barlett or Milne. That isn't what the highlights showed at all unfortunately.

He looks like a medium half forward who just happens to be short.

I really want to see the highlights from his Vic Country games as I know this is where he kicked 8 in two games and this could change my mind.

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1 minute ago, BAMF said:

Like RustyNails, I've downloaded the NAB League App to watch this kid.The highlights are from his Dandenong Stingrays games only.

He doesn't look like the small forward you would spend pick 8 on. He looks like a really solid player and if we still had pick 21 or 26 i'm sure we would be hoping he was still there.

I really expected from media reports and trade radio that he was a cunning goal sneak like Davey, Barlett or Milne. That isn't what the highlights showed at all unfortunately.

He looks like a medium half forward who just happens to be short.

I really want to see the highlights from his Vic Country games as I know this is where he kicked 8 in two games and this could change my mind.

I’m not convinced by Weightman at all. The way they talk about him being able to jump high reminds me of Neville Jetta going up for screamers in the backline only for the opposition to mop up uncontested. 

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7 minutes ago, olisik said:

I’m not convinced by Weightman at all. The way they talk about him being able to jump high reminds me of Neville Jetta going up for screamers in the backline only for the opposition to mop up uncontested. 

Yep. I don't want my small forwards to be flying for marks. I want them staying on the ground waiting for the crumbs.

I don't recall Jetta ever flying for marks though.

 

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2 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Yep. I don't want my small forwards to be flying for marks. I want them staying on the ground waiting for the crumbs.

I don't recall Jetta ever flying for marks though.

 

You probably couldn’t see him as he was surrounded by 4 other demon players all flying for the same mark.

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16 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Like RustyNails, I've downloaded the NAB League App to watch this kid.The highlights are from his Dandenong Stingrays games only.

He doesn't look like the small forward you would spend pick 8 on. He looks like a really solid player and if we still had pick 21 or 26 i'm sure we would be hoping he was still there.

I really expected from media reports and trade radio that he was a cunning goal sneak like Davey, Barlett or Milne. That isn't what the highlights showed at all unfortunately.

He looks like a medium half forward who just happens to be short.

I really want to see the highlights from his Vic Country games as I know this is where he kicked 8 in two games and this could change my mind.

 

16 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Like RustyNails, I've downloaded the NAB League App to watch this kid.The highlights are from his Dandenong Stingrays games only.

He doesn't look like the small forward you would spend pick 8 on. He looks like a really solid player and if we still had pick 21 or 26 i'm sure we would be hoping he was still there.

I really expected from media reports and trade radio that he was a cunning goal sneak like Davey, Barlett or Milne. That isn't what the highlights showed at all unfortunately.

He looks like a medium half forward who just happens to be short.

I really want to see the highlights from his Vic Country games as I know this is where he kicked 8 in two games and this could change my mind.

The Vic Country games are on AFL.com.au if you want to watch them

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Just now, Dees247 said:

 

The Vic Country games are on AFL.com.au if you want to watch them

They are worth a watch. Get to see Young, Serong, Flanders etc

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14 minutes ago, olisik said:

You probably couldn’t see him as he was surrounded by 4 other demon players all flying for the same mark.

only to fist the ball into the goal square for the easiest of goals

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15 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Yes i agree.  He'll be gone by 97 or whatever it is.  Unless we can somehow split the pick and still be g'teed of landing Young with the first.  That might give us 6, 8 and something in the 20s/30s that's more appropriate.

I've been wondering if we might use pick 8 in the live trading. Use 3 on Young then wait, come pick 8 if our 2nd target is available (say Flanders or Serong) we take them if not then we try to do a pick swap with a Geelong or GC. 14 and 17 or 15 and 20 respectively for 8 then we might be able to hedge our bets and grab both Wightman and Pickett.

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11 hours ago, adonski said:

Didn't they specifically say they're looking for a small forward in the draft? Hopefully if that's the case they split 8, not 3. 

Another one? To go with ANB, Lockhart, Spargo, Chandler, Sparrow, Bedford, the Wagners, Dunkley, how many do we need on the list? 

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3 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

Another one? To go with ANB, Lockhart, Spargo, Chandler, Sparrow, Bedford, the Wagners, Dunkley, how many do we need on the list? 

I think they meant a good small forward.

Still, it will be a bluff. Not sure we'd openly talk draft strategy on the MFC website. We'll take best available.

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38 minutes ago, A F said:

I think they meant a good small forward.

Still, it will be a bluff. Not sure we'd openly talk draft strategy on the MFC website. We'll take best available.

Think you're right.

If the FD wants to increase our options, they might split either 3 or 8, then take best available with the split picks.

I'd be happy with 3 and 8 though. 

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11 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Think you're right.

If the FD wants to increase our options, they might split either 3 or 8, then take best available with the split picks.

I'd be happy with 3 and 8 though. 

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On 10/21/2019 at 11:22 PM, olisik said:

I’m not convinced by Weightman at all. The way they talk about him being able to jump high reminds me of Neville Jetta going up for screamers in the backline only for the opposition to mop up uncontested. 

Gee, Osilik doesn't rate Weightman. Maybe I should get on the Weightman train.

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Where did all this Weightman business come from? 

Tom Brown reported a month ago that the Saints were into Cody at five, and also us at two, which seemed kinda crazy.

Then we took a punt of Eliot, who as an affordable free agent of that caliber you would take regardless of needs. 

Then we moved on pick 8, which made sense considering it cost us 26 and a likely 15ish in a supposedly crap draft. 

Was the rest just two and two equals five for a small forward, led by Twomey and then widely followed in the media? 

These are the quotes that I can find attributed to Mahoney, interpreted by various agencies in completely opposite ways.

"Part of our strategy during this Trade Period was to improve our draft position by using our future picks... Next year’s draft will have a high number of talented Academy players, and we value another top selection in this draft." 

Achieved, and widely acknowledged as a factor to consider. But with respect to missing out on Jamie Eliot;. 

"It's an area we want to look to address – that small, crumbing forward – and there might be some players on our list who can play that role... In 2018, we were the No.1 scoring team. It didn't work this year for a number of different reasons but we think there's still enough power there to kick winning scores."

These words don't remotely add up to our supposed interest in searching for a small forward in the draft at all.

Have I missed something from a SEN interview or somewhere - or is all the Weightman talk just random speculation? 

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He did say that small forwards were not something we were looking to trade for but we would likely look to bring in that type through the draft.

He didn’t say when, but we only have 3, 8 and 97 at the moment.

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On 10/21/2019 at 11:37 PM, Dees247 said:

 

The Vic Country games are on AFL.com.au if you want to watch them

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2 hours ago, Axis of Bob said:

He did say that small forwards were not something we were looking to trade for but we would likely look to bring in that type through the draft.

He didn’t say when, but we only have 3, 8 and 97 at the moment.

Can you kindly point me to where he said it Axis? Was it on the radio? I just cant find anywhere in print where he's used those words - only journos interpreting the other line to mean an area we want to address . . . at the draft. 

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2 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Can you kindly point me to where he said it Axis? Was it on the radio? I just cant find anywhere in print where he's used those words - only journos interpreting the other line to mean an area we want to address . . . at the draft. 

Yeah I heard him say that too. It was on Trade Radio

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On 9/8/2019 at 12:41 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

 

Obviously the theme for us during the draft will be small forwards and outside players.

When was the last time Melbourne didn't need outside run?  Surely this should have been a theme in the past 3-4 years.

 

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

Can you kindly point me to where he said it Axis? Was it on the radio? I just cant find anywhere in print where he's used those words - only journos interpreting the other line to mean an area we want to address . . . at the draft. 

All I recall was that as soon as we traded to pick 8 there were journalists linking us with Weightman straightaway. It wasn't that we were after a small forward, It was implied that we traded to pick 8 especially to pick this particular player.

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Weightman at 8 is an overreach. There are 14-15 better players.  I think he is good but not top 10.  Maybe it’s just the media reaching for an angle.  

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