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4 hours ago, Action Jackson said:

I think all talk of 'succession' planning for blokes like Brown, McDonald, May and Gawn is premature and not really needed.

Given the level of talent we have on our list we can easily go pluck mature players as they become available to fill these holes.

I'm not saying we shouldn't draft key position players if they are best available, just we shouldn't be panicking about it now given things can change in one off season. Who knew 1 year ago we would replace Jackson with Grundy!


Who is “panicking”? The whole point of succession planning is getting them in early to grow & develop without pressure to come into the side & perform straight away. We shouldn’t ever be drafted for what the player will be next year, rather what they will be to us in 3-5 years.

I’m talking about a key role where we will need to replace the incumbent, not a mature body gap-filler for a year or 2.

 

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35 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Highlights of ruck/forward prospect phoenix foster who projects to be taken late in the draft. Zero ruck highlights included however.

He's the one I want with our 2nd pick and have voiced this before. 

His ability to go into the ruck using his leap is appealing I would think in terms of Goody liking players with versatility. 

He's a lead up CHF who is a one touch grab and his work rate is what stands out the most. Seriously hoping he's still there and we don't hesitate calling his name out.

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

The Crows have decided not to nominate Keeler as an NGA. I suspect it won't matter as he'll likely be drafted before pick 40 when he'd become eligible to them.

What would be the logic of not nominating him? Surely it's a free hit for a decent prospect later in the draft...

https://www.afl.com.au/news/864695/key-forward-in-open-draft-pool-as-crows-opt-against-nga-nomination

Any word on if we nominated FEB? I suspect we probably haven't.

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2 hours ago, Mach5 said:


Who is “panicking”? The whole point of succession planning is getting them in early to grow & develop without pressure to come into the side & perform straight away. We shouldn’t ever be drafted for what the player will be next year, rather what they will be to us in 3-5 years.

I’m talking about a key role where we will need to replace the incumbent, not a mature body gap-filler for a year or 2.

 

There are a lot of posters on here constantly bringing up the ages of guys like May, Gawn and McDonald.

Hawkins just won a flag at 34 so I'm confident all of those will play at least another 3-4 seasons.

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1 hour ago, Action Jackson said:

There are a lot of posters on here constantly bringing up the ages of guys like May, Gawn and McDonald.

Hawkins just won a flag at 34 so I'm confident all of those will play at least another 3-4 seasons.

I’m confident Gawn and May will, but have concerns on TMac and BBrown as they’ve both struggled with injury. Foot and knee injuries being carried the wrong side of 30 mean they likely wont have long careers. I doubt either will play more than 1-2 season from here.

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5 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

He's the one I want with our 2nd pick and have voiced this before. 

His ability to go into the ruck using his leap is appealing I would think in terms of Goody liking players with versatility. 

He's a lead up CHF who is a one touch grab and his work rate is what stands out the most. Seriously hoping he's still there and we don't hesitate calling his name out.

I may not have looked hard enough, but any size, weight etc on Phoenix??

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The more I think about it, the less confident I am of us having a player I want available at our first pick. I’d be wholly supportive of us going to a team like Essendon & offering them 13 & our F1 for their F1 & F2/F3. I think we’re better off focusing on loading up next year, unless a gun falls into our lap.

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I think our key needs are a key backman, half back, midfielder, key forward, small forward.

The players I'm looking at are Ellison, Emile-Brennan, Phillipou, Keeler and George. Are we a chance to get them all? 

I'm looking at Phillipou at 13, Keeler at 37, George as first round rookie, Ellison at second round rookie and Emile-Brennan at third round rookie.

Seniors

B: Lever, May, Hibberd

HB: Salem, Petty, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Neal-Bullen, McDonald, Pickett

F: Fritsch, Brown, Gawn

FOLL: Grundy, Oliver, Viney

IC: Harmes, Sparrow, Melksham, Bowey, Spargo

 

Casey

B: D.Smith, Turner, J.Smith

HB: McVee, Tomlinson, Rivers

C: Howes, Dunstan, Woewodin

HF: Chandler, van Rooyen, Laurie

F: Moniz-Wakefield, Schache, George

FOLL: Farris-White, Jordon, Phillipou

IC: Ellison, Keeler, Emile-Brennan, White

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12 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I think our key needs are a key backman, half back, midfielder, key forward, small forward.

The players I'm looking at are Ellison, Emile-Brennan, Phillipou, Keeler and George. Are we a chance to get them all? 

I'm looking at Phillipou at 13, Keeler at 37, George as first round rookie, Ellison at second round rookie and Emile-Brennan at third round rookie.

Seniors

B: Lever, May, Hibberd

HB: Salem, Petty, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Neal-Bullen, McDonald, Pickett

F: Fritsch, Brown, Gawn

FOLL: Grundy, Oliver, Viney

IC: Harmes, Sparrow, Melksham, Bowey, Spargo

 

Casey

B: D.Smith, Turner, J.Smith

HB: McVee, Tomlinson, Rivers

C: Howes, Dunstan, Woewodin

HF: Chandler, van Rooyen, Laurie

F: Moniz-Wakefield, Schache, George

FOLL: Farris-White, Jordon, Phillipou

IC: Ellison, Keeler, Emile-Brennan, White

I doubt George will last until the rookie draft.

Sounds like he may be a late first round/early second.

I assume you're referring to Brayden George.

I don't mind the idea of going for Keeler at our 2nd pick though and would love Phillipou at 13.

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The thing that I love about this Draft is that we are no longer looking for Messiahs, we now have most bases covered apart from a tall forward and a tough back-up Ruck / Forward. At pick 13 do we roll the dice and top up our midfield group or go tall as it takes longer to develop a tall forward option? At 37 same again best available or best Tall option.  We currently have 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders in 2023 to bring in some quality talent to upgrade our list, But we can be very selective and perhaps a bit left field to fill the gaps.

We have the luxury of having a number of elite players:- Oliver, Petracca, Brayshaw, May, JV, Gawn, Grundy, Langdon and Kozzie, supported by Lever, Petty, Salem, Rivers, Bowey, Hibberd, Hunter, Harmes, Sparrow, JJ, ANB, Spargo, JVR, TMac, BBB, Melksham, some of who may also become elite, Plus all the potential at Casey. 
MFC are in the Box seat and will be for many years if we continue to get our recruiting right.!!

 

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From: sportsbyfry (whoever that is):

Melbourne Demons

Draft picks: 13, 37
Granting Luke Jackson’s trade request helped the Dees move into the top-15 and thanks to their premiership window being wide open, there’s no pressure with this selection. The core of their midfield are tied to long-term deals, meaning Melbourne could look towards the best possible prospect on the board, while also possibly making life hard for their peers by placing bids on the likes of Jaspa Fletcher and/or Alwyn Davey Jr. A few names to monitor include, Ollie Hollands, Cam Mackenzie and Elijah Hewitt, but to be honest, the Demons can’t really lose when it comes to making two picks in this year’s draft.

Again, would be happy with any of the above picks.

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4 hours ago, Action Jackson said:

I doubt George will last until the rookie draft.

Sounds like he may be a late first round/early second.

I assume you're referring to Brayden George.

I don't mind the idea of going for Keeler at our 2nd pick though and would love Phillipou at 13.

George has done his knee so I thought he would slip. If he goes in the draft is there another small forward we could take in the rookie draft?

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31 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

George has done his knee so I thought he would slip. If he goes in the draft is there another small forward we could take in the rookie draft?

Tbh I'm not that familiar with the players after the top 30 due to just reading phantom drafts.

I just saw someone mentioned we were looking at George with our first pick, but not sure how true that is.

I'd say if he is available at our 2nd pick, we would take him.

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54 minutes ago, Action Jackson said:

Tbh I'm not that familiar with the players after the top 30 due to just reading phantom drafts.

I just saw someone mentioned we were looking at George with our first pick, but not sure how true that is.

I'd say if he is available at our 2nd pick, we would take him.

Agree. If Brayden George was available at pick 37, I’m sure JT would have him in serious consideration.  He’s a lottery pick given his injuries this year. 

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18 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I think our key needs are a key backman, half back, midfielder, key forward, small forward.

The players I'm looking at are Ellison, Emile-Brennan, Phillipou, Keeler and George. Are we a chance to get them all? 

I'm looking at Phillipou at 13, Keeler at 37, George as first round rookie, Ellison at second round rookie and Emile-Brennan at third round rookie.

Seniors

B: Lever, May, Hibberd

HB: Salem, Petty, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Neal-Bullen, McDonald, Pickett

F: Fritsch, Brown, Gawn

FOLL: Grundy, Oliver, Viney

IC: Harmes, Sparrow, Melksham, Bowey, Spargo

 

Casey

B: D.Smith, Turner, J.Smith

HB: McVee, Tomlinson, Rivers

C: Howes, Dunstan, Woewodin

HF: Chandler, van Rooyen, Laurie

F: Moniz-Wakefield, Schache, George

FOLL: Farris-White, Jordon, Phillipou

IC: Ellison, Keeler, Emile-Brennan, White

Brayden George won’t get past the 20’s let alone the rookie draft. Phillipou will barely get past Essendons first pick let alone our first pick. Keeler is a chance. Jefferson will be the likely for our pick 13. Emile-Brennan will be on the list as a rookie if available.

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