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AFLW: Dees Delist 3



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Duffy is a bit stiff got injured then they let her go. She didn't get much of a chance.

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It's a tough situation for the club as we are forced to take 3 draft picks, so have to delist 3 players to make room.

Clearly Duffy, and probably Brown, are good enough to be on a list somewhere. Hopefully they both commit to the next VFL season and work their way back into the system, as Maeve Chaplin did this year.

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15 hours ago, BDA said:

Sabreena Duffy is a talented forward. If she could just get her conditioning right, she is well worth a spot on an AFLW list

Best of luck to all 3 and many thanks for the service

Agree, Duffy will easily get another team. 

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I feel for Sabreena.  It seems she had a falling out with someone at Freo, and was looking forward to a fresh start.  She's only 22, so hopefully she still has plenty of football she can offer someone.  She didn't look like she was in the same form this season as she's been in previous seasons, I hope she's able to regain that.  I wonder if it was predominantly match fitness that was lacking this year as she had all of last season out with injury.

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Current list standing, after the 3 de-listings brought us back to the normal list size of 30. We'll be required to free up 4 (3?) further list places for draftees. The 2023 draft will be 19-and-over since there is no new pool of 18-yr-olds. It comes down whether or not any premiership players are lured away, retirements, the potential to trade in and upgrade (no need to offer cars, wink wink) and then to retaining the right mix for depth. There's a queue forming for backline spots, ruck stocks are very healthy, so players on the fringe there are targets for other clubs. Johnson will be inactive in '23, so that's a spot one way or another.

And do we have the 2 best rookies in the league, or what!

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A few thoughts here


Like everyone here I was surprised to see Duffy was delisted. Doubly interesting as it could be argued that our one true hole in our list is a crafty small forward. Duffy, at her best, would fit the bill very nicely. 


You’d assume Daisy would retire so who fills those gigantic shoes - Birch? Hore? Duel Captains? The way Harris has embraced the Demon Spirit and the team, perhaps she could be in the leadership group. 
 

Rhi Watt must be a pretty special human. To come in as a newbie, not play a game and still win the club spirit award is extraordinary. I remember there was some angst from the Stkilda playing group when she was delisted from there. One of the players got on social media and said that any club that picked her up would be making a bloody good decision. I’m stoked we did. 

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21 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

A few thoughts here


Like everyone here I was surprised to see Duffy was delisted. Doubly interesting as it could be argued that our one true hole in our list is a crafty small forward. Duffy, at her best, would fit the bill very nicely. 


You’d assume Daisy would retire so who fills those gigantic shoes - Birch? Hore? Duel Captains? The way Harris has embraced the Demon Spirit and the team, perhaps she could be in the leadership group. 
 

Rhi Watt must be a pretty special human. To come in as a newbie, not play a game and still win the club spirit award is extraordinary. I remember there was some angst from the Stkilda playing group when she was delisted from there. One of the players got on social media and said that any club that picked her up would be making a bloody good decision. I’m stoked we did. 

Agree on Duffy, I felt like we'd finally found a winner for that position and with so much upside given her limited preseason and time out of the game. She's second all-time in the league for avg goals per game, and that's not off an overly small sample or anything. Surely she won't be left unsigned again if she wants to continue. Anyway, our list management has been among the best in the league, so I guess they know what they're doing.

Good point about a co-captaincy, hadn't considered that. Hore-Birch might be a good transitional move, but if I had to choose, I'd have Hore as the natural successor if it's a standalone. Loved her finals series in terms of leadership. Chaplin as a smokey if she somehow convinces everyone to vote for her - wouldn't rule it out!

Watt, on paper as a soon to be 35-year-old coming off an ACL, looks an easy de-list. But clearly there are a lot of intangibles going on there! Feels like we got some extremely good karma from throwing her a lifeline...

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