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11 hours ago, Constant Mongrel said:

i realise that its unfair and definitely illogical, but i can't help but compare duursma with his brother, who can be great, but is also super flakey..especially after his first season or two. it looks as though the new version is in a class above, but still, from the online games that i watched, not sure that he is what we need right now.. looks more like a pick from 10 on. i'd be happy to land duursma at our second pick, but not our first.

Interesting you say this, I caught up with my family yesterday - my nephew plays with Duursma at Gippsland Power. I asked them what they think of him and where he should land. They said the same thing. They said he can take great marks and can do amazing passages of play, but he can butcher it and goes missing.
They are a little shocked that he is in consideration for a top 5 pick.

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24 minutes ago, Wormburner said:

Interesting you say this, I caught up with my family yesterday - my nephew plays with Duursma at Gippsland Power. I asked them what they think of him and where he should land. They said the same thing. They said he can take great marks and can do amazing passages of play, but he can butcher it and goes missing.
They are a little shocked that he is in consideration for a top 5 pick.

I think recruiters need to canvas a player's team mates and coaches more - they probably do.

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10 hours ago, Wormburner said:

Interesting you say this, I caught up with my family yesterday - my nephew plays with Duursma at Gippsland Power. I asked them what they think of him and where he should land. They said the same thing. They said he can take great marks and can do amazing passages of play, but he can butcher it and goes missing.
They are a little shocked that he is in consideration for a top 5 pick.

i mean, in saying that, if we take him with our first, jason taylor and the recruiters have done it for a reason.. i just can't see it. also be shocked if we took a mid sized caddy. need more midfield class and skilled KPPs (o'sullivan, et al).

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13 hours ago, Wormburner said:

Interesting you say this, I caught up with my family yesterday - my nephew plays with Duursma at Gippsland Power. I asked them what they think of him and where he should land. They said the same thing. They said he can take great marks and can do amazing passages of play, but he can butcher it and goes missing.
They are a little shocked that he is in consideration for a top 5 pick.

Need to be careful listening to parents of players in same team and without throwing a blanket over all of them. My boy is good mates with Aidan O’Driscoll and parents I speak with are wondering why he’s draftable, they think their kids are just as good. They couldn’t be further from the truth some kids are so clean at ground level, move so smoothly and just make things look so easy the void to Jo citizen is hard to pick up 

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15 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Need to be careful listening to parents of players in same team and without throwing a blanket over all of them. My boy is good mates with Aidan O’Driscoll and parents I speak with are wondering why he’s draftable, they think their kids are just as good. They couldn’t be further from the truth some kids are so clean at ground level, move so smoothly and just make things look so easy the void to Jo citizen is hard to pick up 

I agree with this. My nephew is also hoping to be drafted. So, I know his family are probably watching Duursma’s performances with a glass half full lense. 
However, I’d hate for us to pick him with our first rounder and it turns out that they’re right and he isn’t that good.

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5 minutes ago, FTB said:

Hawthorn right into Curtin. Flew him over to Melbourne for an interview today per Cal Twomey.

Likely we would end up with Sanders if Hawks opt for Curtin. Dogs would very likely snap up Watson.

Someone mentioned Hawks flew Phillipou over this time last year too so might not mean too much

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2 hours ago, adonski said:

Someone mentioned Hawks flew Phillipou over this time last year too so might not mean too much

Hawks interviewed O'Sullivan this week as well. Sounds like due diligence but not sure it's a solid indication of their plans. Yet.

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7 minutes ago, adonski said:

Is there a world where we trade pick 6 back a couple spots to a side with a later top 10 pick, if they want Curtin, and pocket a future pick in exchange?

Twomey said both the bombers and crows would try and move up if Curtin was still on the board at our pick. 

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11 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Thanks, hadn't seen this one.

Find it hard to decipher if they have mail or just making educated guesses. It can read either way with some of these write ups.

There’s enough speculative mail out there where you could connect the dots well enough at this point, but the writer apparently has talent/recruitment roles at Calder Cannons & Coburg VFL programs.

Mail could be aggregated spec, but the profiling and matching to club needs probably has some good insight behind the content.

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3 hours ago, ChaserJ said:

There’s a pretty good draft preview for each club here:

https://houseoffooty.com.au/2023-afl-draft-club-by-club-previews/

Thanks @ChaserJ

Pick “6” (7) likely be looking at Curtin, Sanders, Leake, Caddy or O’Sullivan 

Pick “11” (13)likely looking be at O’Sullivan, Wilson, Windsor or Murphy 

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12 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Thanks @ChaserJ

Pick “6” (7) likely be looking at Curtin, Sanders, Leake, Caddy or O’Sullivan 

Pick “11” (13)likely looking be at O’Sullivan, Wilson, Windsor or Murphy 

A Sanders and O'Sullivan double would be the ideal result IMO.

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Melbourne is circling key tall Daniel Curtin and made the 8000km round trip to interview his Western Australian livewire teammate Koltyn Tholstrup.

The Demons are in a strong position to land Curtin as a flexible key position player who could emerge as the long-term replacement for 31-year-old Steven May.

The Hawks will have the first call on the 195cm Curtin at pick four but could instead pick up exciting small forward Nick Watson, while the Bulldogs like midfielder Ryley Sanders at five.

It means the Demons could land Curtin at six and then take exciting forward-midfielder Koltyn Tholstrup at 11 after visiting him in Esperance in regional WA last week.

Gun recruiter Jason Taylor is believed to have flown to Perth and then taken a light plane to the southern tip of WA to meet the 188cm goal kicker and his parents.

It is understood the Demons are the only club to have made the mega trip down to Tholstrup’s hometown to interview the popular and physical game winner.

The Demons also have Windsor in the mix to help bolster their transition game, but would be ecstatic to secure Tholstrup if Windsor is already gone.

As the Herald Sun revealed last month, West Coast remains interested in swapping its future first-round draft pick with either Hawthorn or Melbourne to land Curtin.

But the Demons and Hawks are expected to knock back that offer in the chance West Coast bounces up the ladder next year with an improved injury list.

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