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A long wait for the Dees to get in on the action with picks 44 (24), 49 (27), 72 (39), 79 (43).

But some good news from the first rounds with a few Casey players picked up:

22. Hawthorn - Lucy Wales (Casey Demons)

32. Essendon - Stephanie Wales (Casey Demons)

 

That was some good predicting on the Wales twins by you, @Meggs

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Funny, I just quoted your post in the VFLW thread.  Yes, expecting the Wales twins will thrive at their respective AFLW teams.  Looking forward to meeting them against the Dees.

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While we wait for the next pick, another Casey Demon selected.

This time it's Charlotte Blair, who put together some good games after coming up from the NAB league. She goes to Collingwood at #56.

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It's a pass for the last pick.

To re-cap, that brings the list to 29:

23 existing, Wilson (Carlton), Ivey (Geelong), Mackin (rookie), Chaplin (pick 44), Johnson (pick 49), Gall (pick 72).

Not counted are Colvin and Watt, both on the inactive list.

 

Time will tell, but as of tonight we can say we've picked some future champions of the mighty Dees!

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Gee, hope this is true, she is uncanny around goals.  

Does she replace Gaby Colvin who will miss the entire season 7 due to an ACL?

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23 minutes ago, Meggs said:

Gee, hope this is true, she is uncanny around goals.  

Does she replace Gaby Colvin who will miss the entire season 7 due to an ACL?

I just see her as s brand new recruit.

If we're able to pull this off this will be a huge get for us! Just adds further fire power alongside Harris.

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Some very exciting players coming in, I was sad to see Scotty and Parry go but overall we haven’t been pilfered by the expansion teams the way many others have, we’ve kept the core of our group together and added some quality.
 

Duffy is a huge get! Small forwards were our weakness the last few seasons. 


Losing Colvin is the only big downside this year as she was stellar last season. Hopefully Browny or Wilson as the new recruit can step up. 

23 existing, Wilson (Carlton), Ivey (Geelong), Mackin (rookie), Chaplin (pick 44), Johnson (pick 49), Gall (pick 72), Duffy.

Out: Scott, Parry, Petrevski, Magee, Tarrant, Simmons

Edit: I missed that Tarrant had left, that hurts particularly with Colvin’s injury as she had played some decent footy swinging back. Excited for the season ahead, go Dees!

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This has been an amazing trade / draft period for the club. To keep the core of this list together when so many other teams have been significantly affected is huge. Colvin is a big loss, but we have 3 clear best 21 players coming in to replace her. Well done to all involved. If we can keep our better players on the field, another big year awaits.

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Once again we are aiming for the top end of the ladder. 

All too much made of this years draft, full of a lot of 17 year olds who won't play because of when the season is now played i.e. end of year 12 for them.  And with 4 new teams the talent is spread extremely thin.  Worse is that all the selections were compromised by the priority picks handed out.  So for MFC picking up experienced players, while retaining the existing list largely was exactly the right strategy. 

Apart from Gall, the others are ready to play this year, and we know what they can do. 

Both Chaplin and Johnston can hopefully fill the hole created by the loss of Colvin ( big ask I know).  The addition of Duffy is another huge positive.  Goal smart and strong, she is what we have been missing up front, and once again is ready to go this season. 

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Us and Adelaide (Unfortunately) have done well in retaining our lists compared to others.  Which says a lot about our respective cultures.  What is to be seen is how they design eh home and away fixtures and who it favour.  I imagines the expansion teams will be playing each other primarily. 

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