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49 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

The Dunkley’s did a deal with Sydney that they would only accept a father son nomination if the Swans agreed to only match interstate clubs. Josh only wanted to go to Sydney if it was to avoid another interstate club, he had a strong desire to stay in Victoria. The Swans not matching had nothing to do with not rating Josh. 

Thanks DS. Didn’t know that intel. 

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Interesting draft year for me, knowing less about the players than in any other year I can remember. I can sit back and be happy with whoever we get. 

McCrae, Laurie, Bowie lock it in, there is magic in the air!

Well done to both these  posters on getting 2 out of the 3 selections correct. But there can only be ONE WINNER of the  @WERRIDEEsigned and framed Best 22 plaque (now includes bonus best 22 for C


3 minutes ago, ProperDee said:

I would like us to grab Caleb Poulter a potential class act apparently  Happy to take Jack Carroll, Errol Gulden and Sam Berry though.

Poulter would also be a good addition. Classy skilled left footer with good size and tackling ability. He’s definitely in the frame.  

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12 minutes ago, demonstone said:

After giving this careful consideration, I think we'll end up with:

1.  Charlie Winner

2.  Juan Hundred-Gamer

3.  Andy Depth

2. Any relation to Jaunara Ugle Hagan?

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On the piece of paper, in order of potential priority and likely availability  

Macrae 🤞

Carroll 🤞

Cook 🤞

Laurie

Stone

* bid Gulden

* bid Coleman 

Poulter

Bowey 

Winder

Ford

Angwin

(* both Gulden and Coleman are excellent youngsters but imv bids are definitely going to be matched... but we may as well force swans and lions to use points) 

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As the picks currently stand pre-draft.

18. Carroll

19. Holmes

28. Bowey (if we keep it)

or

50. Callow 

Think we'll add a tall to compliment our team if we go for two medium sized runners. Either that or another small forward but I don't think there will be much in the way of quality at the back end of the draft.

 

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9 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

I believe Green is pushing the credentials of Holmes very hard at the Dees.  I think he was his school footy coach.  Can anyone confirm this?

I’ve heard of the Green House link but never Green Holmes 

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6 hours ago, Demons11 said:

I believe Green is pushing the credentials of Holmes very hard at the Dees.  I think he was his school footy coach.  Can anyone confirm this?

Green was at St Kevin's and Holmes played school footy at Melbourne Grammar.

No link at all.

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13 minutes ago, No10 said:

Reckon we’ll swap 18 & 19 for North (originally our) pick 11.

And take Archie

Considering Essendon are expected to take him, and the fact that they have three (?) picks before 11, I can't see that happening. I get the feeling we may stay with the two picks rather than upgrade.

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17 hours ago, demonstone said:

After giving this careful consideration, I think we'll end up with:

1.  Charlie Winner

2.  Juan Hundred-Gamer

3.  Andy Depth

And we'll say that we took Charlie Winner because he was clearly "the best available" with our first pick; that Hundred-Gamer "comes from a great family"; and we "couldn't believe our luck" that Depth was still available at our third pick. I accept that I may have those statements in the wrong order, though.

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2 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

So are we taking 3 or 4 players - I thought with the players being shifted to the rookie list we could now take 4?

We’ve got room for 5 if we really wanted to, but every pick after 3 means we’re using a main list spot rather than a rookie spot. In effect we’d be spending 80k salary cap we don’t want to spend. 
 

The draft could fall a particular way that makes 4 picks too good to pass up. But 3 seems far more likely. 

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