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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

This makes our drafting of Finn Emile-Brennan interesting as we no longer have a B rookie spot.

So do we think he will go around pick 37 or do we not intend to take.  Of course we could swap in a late pick. 

Intriguing.

Edit: correction of pick 47 should have been pick 37.

Finn could go straight onto the rookie list (category A) if he made it through the National draft. Or Melbourne may choose to upgrade Moniz-Wakefield to the primary list so Finn can take that spot. Think he’ll be at the Dees regardless as long as he makes it past the first 40 picks.

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2 hours ago, Demonstone said:

MFC ruck duo in five years time - Kalani White and Farris-White?

Is there anyone out there called Farris (sic) Fawcett because they should be able to kick majors.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Worth a shot considering we're a bit light on for ruck depth.

I rather like his nonchalance with opposition 'gamesmen'. He seems-  on the footage - to possess some attitude, self-confidence and is not fazed by other blokes. Good qualities for a 'tall', alongside his agility, 'reading' the plays, taking possession of the ball, and he knows (albeit basketball) how to be effective, and when.

 

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I genuinely feel sorry for blokes out there that have been playing footy since day dot, go through the system busting their absolute [censored] [censored] and yet a bloke can get plucked from a basketball court straight onto an AFL list having yet not played footy for a few years.

Doesn't sit right with me.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I genuinely feel sorry for blokes out there that have been playing footy since day dot, go through the system busting their absolute [censored] [censored] and yet a bloke can get plucked from a basketball straight onto an AFL list having yet not played footy for year.

Doesn't seem right for me.

Inclined to agree, and also not convinced about the return on investment.

Someone like Stef Martin went through the grades organically. Turned up to play with his mates then through to the VFL. 

Half decent form in local footy would have anyone 206cm and athletic on VFL clubs radars as is.

I wonder if you gave Casey 100k more on the basis that they could spend 50k per year more on coaching/support staff and 5 x 10k on retaining high upside under 22 talent if you’d produce more afl players.

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2 hours ago, Turner said:

definitely 2 Brookies, maybe we take FEB as an a rookie as we have the spots?

Perhaps there's an ability to shift AMW from Cat-B to A which will allow us to take FEB? We have I think 3? Cat-A rookie spots to fill so could be a way around the issue.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Inclined to agree, and also not convinced about the return on investment.

Someone like Stef Martin went through the grades organically. Turned up to play with his mates then through to the VFL. 

Half decent form in local footy would have anyone 206cm and athletic on VFL clubs radars as is.

I wonder if you gave Casey 100k more on the basis that they could spend 50k per year more on coaching/support staff and 5 x 10k on retaining high upside under 22 talent if you’d produce more afl players.

There are far more advanced footballers or ruckman in this instance, either in the NAB league, suburban and country leagues or state level that would be well ahead and much more developed from a footballing point of view.

Getting a bit over clubs getting so sucked in by raw athletic ability over more natural footballers put there waiting for their opportunities. 

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41 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I genuinely feel sorry for blokes out there that have been playing footy since day dot, go through the system busting their absolute [censored] [censored] and yet a bloke can get plucked from a basketball court straight onto an AFL list having yet not played footy for a few years.

Doesn't sit right with me.

You're either good enough or you're not. 

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12 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I genuinely feel sorry for blokes out there that have been playing footy since day dot, go through the system busting their absolute [censored] [censored] and yet a bloke can get plucked from a basketball straight onto an AFL list having yet not played footy for year.

Doesn't seem right for me.

The thing is Dazzle that as a club we now lack talls and this kid at 18 is already 206cm and 95 kg, he has played footy in the past so not a total novice and is originally from Vic. I also liked the way he handled himself body on body wise on the court. This could fill one of our long term issues, now let’s get a tough tall forward into our ranks. JT is on the move.!!

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24 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Nah, not necessarily. 

It's a fair bit more then that mate.

Let me rephrase that. Some attributes are valued more highly than others.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

He will get to learn at the feet of two of the best current ruckmen.  

He's already 206cm, so there's wont be much learning at the feet. Learning from Gawn's eyebrows and Grundy's man-bun?

Also, that means we now have FIVE 200cm+ players on our list, so we can finally hold an EntMoot.

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24 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Great prospect. Already knows a semi professional environment. Big unit considering he is only 18.  

Love the lateral thinking by the club. We now have 2 A grade rucks, a soon to be developed ruck in Faris-White and a future father son in Kalani White. We also could pick another in this year's drafts or even next year. very happy with this selection.

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