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Phantom Drafts 2023


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7 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Some earlier comments regarding uncertainty over Petty should push us towards selecting Curtin. Petty should line up at CHF for us next year, but what about May, how many years does he have left? 

May and Max probably have 2 good years left at best.

 

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4 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

I say we tell WC to trade #1 for 6,11,F1 or we will take Curtin at #6. WC F1 not going to cut it for mine. 

If Curtin is available at #11 we can then talk about a F1 pick swap.

The only problem then is if Roos or Hawks take Curtin.

Eagles admin could not survive the fallout of losing both Reid and Curtin.

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Some of the Phantom Drafts have Jed Walter at 3, others at 4.

Any reason they think North won't bid at #2 ? GC surely want the kid so it'll be matched. 

I know doesn't really impact us, but still a bit confused. 

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13 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

I say we tell WC to trade #1 for 6,11,F1 or we will take Curtin at #6. WC F1 not going to cut it for mine. 

If Curtin is available at #11 we can then talk about a F1 pick swap.

I think that ship has already sailed… 

Appears moving up to pick 4 is most likely our most-achievable priority tonight 

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

The only problem then is if Roos or Hawks take Curtin.

Eagles admin could not survive the fallout of losing both Reid and Curtin.

Definitely not an easy call. So take Reid and then give us the bank for #6 i.e. F1 & F2. There is a generational player every year and having Pick 1 in 2024 draft or close to it would put us in the driver seat. No doubt the AFL will concoct a way to have the 2024 1st pick end up being 5 or 6 after compensation, Collingwood tax and some other non sensical bull dust. 

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9 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Still cannot believe Curtin could drop to pick 10 through to the Cats. Madness!!! He’s got so much talent and versatility.  If I was Kangas, I’d take Curtin and Mckercher. 

Sounds like he's not really in our primary plans.

If that's the case I hope the roos or hawks take him early and one of Watson/Sanders/duursma (unlikely) slide through.

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14 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Still cannot believe Curtin could drop to pick 10 through to the Cats. Madness!!! He’s got so much talent and versatility.  If I was Kangas, I’d take Curtin and Mckercher. 

So would I, I think we’ll take him.

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Was just watching the draft version of gettable, they were speaking with Adelaide’s recruiter. They mention Adelaide has used a lot of first rd draft picks at the draft in recent years and asked if that would continue next year, the response was we’ll have to wait and see (what Petty does). Then he referenced Joel Selwood who went at pick 7 in 2006 when asked about selecting for needs v best available. I had to double check but their first pick wasn’t until 14 so he may of been referring to pick 2 Essendon : Scott Gumbleton or pick 4 lions : Mathew Leuenbeger.

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2 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Was just watching the draft version of gettable, they were speaking with Adelaide’s recruiter. They mention Adelaide has used a lot of first rd draft picks at the draft in recent years and asked if that would continue next year, the response was we’ll have to wait and see (what Petty does). Then he referenced Joel Selwood who went at pick 7 in 2006 when asked about selecting for needs v best available. I had to double check but their first pick wasn’t until 14 so he may of been referring to pick 2 Essendon : Scott Gumbleton or pick 4 lions : Mathew Leuenbeger.

Adelaide hold picks 10, 14 and 20 and are tipped to do a trade with GWS for pick 7

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The thing that stops most teams trading back is other teams coming up and poaching their guy as they move backwards.

For instance. GWS want Leake, they know if they trade back with Adelaide it probably goes Curtin, Caddy, O’Sullivan, Leake if teams hold their spots.

But if we trade to Ess spot and nab Leake then GWS are stuffed.

Given we can’t go more than 5 minutes without signalling our intentions to move up and the need to telegraph trades to sides so they’re ready to deal on the night it makes trading up very difficult. 

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38 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

If Curtin actually slides to 10 there is a reason for it, perhaps something in his testing has sent out some red flags 

Yet Eagles are apparently desperate to get him.

They would probably know him the best.

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Please not Nick Watson. We had the original Wizard.  Watson is a small one position forward pocket. He was not effective in the midfield this year as shown in the GF. Sure he’s got tricks but we have Kozzy and need more midfield or key back youngsters like Curtin, Sanders, Leake, O’Sullivan or Windsor.  

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On 27/10/2023 at 15:44, spirit of norm smith said:

Will Lorenz will be interesting player through the draft and rookie selections.  Was at the National draft combine so obviously is on the list of a few recruiters. I think he will probably get picked but probably might be the late 3rd round or rookie. Was looking for him to do more in the national championships. Good skills. 

@Nascent Good call adding this kid.  Lorenz went pick 57 

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