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Like to see Will Bravo in this game.  Genuine pace and goalkicker.
Another interesting player is Isaac Wareham. Excellent running half back- wing type.  Good skills. Unlucky to miss out on 2019 draft.  Now at Geelong Cats VFL team. 

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10 hours ago, Fat Tony said:

Boomer Harvey anyone?

So he could train with our players and get them used to incessant “I am innocent, ump” sniping??

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On 5/5/2021 at 5:45 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

On Saturday, May 8, club recruiters will get a chance to see some of the best contenders for the mid-season draft feature in the Colgate Young Guns game for Under 23 prospects at Werribee Oval (2.40pm). 

Is it just me that finds it strange that there appears to be no-one aged 21-23 in an u23 match

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:10 PM, DubDee said:

A key back in case of further injuries would be handy

Also a mature ruck, in case Gawn goes down or needs a breather - as he is getting beaten up every week now.

Ironic that we overlooked Oscar McIneirny when he was playing as a Casey Demon. 🤔

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7 hours ago, Left Foot Snap said:

Former ST Kilda rookie?

Yes.  He has turned into one of the top VFL midfielders (wing/ruck rover).  Has good pace and excellent skills.  Won Port Melbourne B&F in 2019. Has returned this year even fitter and stronger.  Took on some StKilda listed players last week and beat them in the contest and spread.  I guess we are ok for mids but he could play a role on the wing.  I think we probably need a wing/outside pace (Templeton/ Bravo) and/or perhaps another insurance key defender (Coughlan). 

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18 hours ago, CBDees said:

Ironic that we overlooked Oscar McIneirny when he was playing as a Casey Demon. 🤔

didn't overlook him, we thought he'd get through to our pick and he didnt, thats different

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5 hours ago, Turner said:

didn't overlook him, we thought he'd get through to our pick and he didnt, thats different

But he was available at our first pick and instead went for some unknown giraffe in Lochie Fillapovic.

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:10 PM, DubDee said:

A key back in case of further injuries would be handy

Also a mature ruck, in case Gawn goes down or needs a breather - as he is getting beaten up every week now.

That's what we recruited Daw for preseason.

I'd like us to recruit one more inside mid type, as it's an area where we look a bit skinny at the moment depth wise.

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This is now an important part of our season.. we need to make the most of this draft. Do we need an extra back or another outside runner?

What is everyone's thoughts? this is no longer just a draft to fill spare spots, we need to make sure this is used as a strategic move to add to our list and help with player management.

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On 5/10/2021 at 1:25 PM, Demon3 said:

This is now an important part of our season.. we need to make the most of this draft. Do we need an extra back or another outside runner?

What is everyone's thoughts? this is no longer just a draft to fill spare spots, we need to make sure this is used as a strategic move to add to our list and help with player management.

Agree. We need to drive hard for the premiership.  We have the chance this year. We must believe we can win it.  
 

I think the mid year draft could be a “cover all bases” approach and find  

1st a pacy wing type midfielder

and perhaps …

2nd a taller defender.

 I think we have coverage across forwards tall and small, Ruck, inside mids  and small defenders coverage. 

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We definitely need a key back as cover for Petty if he gets injured. I say we need a ruck if Daw gets injured. Do we have 3 picks or 2? If we have 3 just the best available.

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Looks like Marty Hore may be ready for a late season/finals re-birth if we run into a few injuries, re-joining the group for running this week.....you'd assume 10-12 weeks from there to be fit and smash a mini preseason

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27 minutes ago, DurriePirate said:

Looks like Marty Hore may be ready for a late season/finals re-birth if we run into a few injuries, re-joining the group for running this week.....you'd assume 10-12 weeks from there to be fit and smash a mini preseason

I'd prefer him to stay out for 12 months the risk of doing it again is likely.

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One of the boys on the Deebrief podcast has a cousin named Will Hart who plays for Oakleigh Chargers. Apparently someone on our recruitment team is interested in picking him up in the mid season draft. Has anyone heard anything about this?

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45 minutes ago, Marcus94 said:

One of the boys on the Deebrief podcast has a cousin named Will Hart who plays for Oakleigh Chargers. Apparently someone on our recruitment team is interested in picking him up in the mid season draft. Has anyone heard anything about this?

Interesting. 

Will Hart is a 19 year old tall prospect at 195cm.

Has played 3 NAB league games so far. It looks like the theme of the mid season draft for us will be depth for our defenders.

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