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2021 random drafting thread on Demonland


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On 11/15/2021 at 2:43 AM, Fanatique Demon said:

Actually I’m in Spain now, enjoying the sunshine. Went to Texas Hollywood - Fort Bravo today, where they shot many of the spaghetti westerns. Plenty of gumtrees here too.
 

There's a lone gumtree in the middle of Napoli which triggered a very strange psychogeographic response in me (can't remember the story of how it got there, but it's from well over a century ago). Meanwhile, the prevalence of eucalypt in Portugal and Greece is the cause of the devastating recent bushfires in both countries. It keeps burning and they keep replanting it to hide the ugly charred landscape because of the speed that it regrows. Humans are quite stupid for all their technological brilliance. 

I also once visited the outdoor CLA studios in the desert of Ouarzazate in Morocco, where off the top of my head they filmed scenes for Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Stone's Alexander the Great among many older flicks such as Lawrence of Arabia and some early Star Wars stuff. Another strange psychological experience. And Black Hawk Down, including recording portions of in my opinion probably the greatest ever soundtrack, Zimmer's, with contributions from Baaba Maal and Rachid Taha among others. 

Meanwhile, my football team features the following players, some of the absolute greats of the modern era: Buddy Franklin, Dustin Martin, Nat Fyfe, and Patrick Dangerfield, together with emerging superstars such as Christian Petracca, Charlie Cameron, and Bailey Smith, and if I may indulge, our own Kysaiah Pickett. Million-dollar players of the calibre of Zach Merrett, and Josh Kelly seem like mere adornments next to that lot, but they are also in my team, as well as Toby Greene and Jake Stringer among other ****wits.

Vote Skuit, while listening to the epic Black Hawk Down soundtrack and staring at your closest gumtree and imagining who you would really actually want on your side during a metaphorical fire-fight in Mogadishu that is the Australian AFL football field, (with advance apologies for my insensitivities, of course football is nothing like the brutality of real warfare, despite our ANZAC day game promotions to this effect). That said, would you prefer Orazio Fantasia and Tom Papley on your half-forward flanks, or Dusty and Greene? 

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5 hours ago, adonski said:

I'm the only side with defensive integrity 

Sorry donski! My defence would stop a battalion of women wanting a piece of Picket Fence!🤩

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6 hours ago, adonski said:

I'm the only side with defensive integrity 

My side counters that by having no personal integrity. How are you going to stop that? 

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2 hours ago, Skuit said:

My side counters that by having no personal integrity. How are you going to stop that? 

If so change ur side to either GWS or GCS!🤣

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On 11/17/2021 at 10:32 PM, picket fence said:

If so change ur side to either GWS or GCS!🤣

I've living between Cairns and Darwin right now, so happy to be Northern Australia AFL rep. 

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My vote goes for Adonski because he has the tightest back 6.
Since 3 of them have played together in the best defence ever in the history of the game, they would be in sync quicker than the other teams would be re:team chemistry and could hold down the other opposing forward lines.
Looking across the teams midfields and forwards  the 4 teams seem to break even when comparing players in those positions. 

Looks like it would have been a fun exercise for you guys, good stuff. 

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Today is everyone's last chance to ensure that @picket fence doesn't take home the mock drafting recruiter's prize. If you ever hope to see or hear the last of this thread then best get voting. Sheeeit. 

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Clearly you are worried Skuman, no wonder, coz my team of superstars would absolutely obliterate any of the other teams in this fantasy footy league. Champions on every line, multiple goalkickers, resolute defence and a stellar midfield! Cmon everyone a vote for PFFC is a vote for the team that has "Vision with Tradition"🤩

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Why can I not vote?   🤔  The poll has closed?

Vote for me.

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14 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Vote for me.

I can’t vote, though. Perhaps the poll has closed already. 

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Looks like we see more value in keeping a selection for the pre-season than speculating on a kid not seen too much.

Sounds pretty smart. Like the look of both picks. Good couple of nights.

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Im now waiting for Skuman to crown me "King Picket Fence, master team innovator and list management guru"🎉🎊🏉🎆🎇🤩

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