Jump to content

Posting Unsubstantiated Rumours on this Website is Strictly Forbidden
  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Demonland has made the difficult decision to not permit this platform to be used to discuss & debate the off-field issues relating to the Melbourne Football Club including matters currently being litigated between the Club & former Board members, board elections, the culture at the club & the personal issues & allegations against some of our players & officials ...

    We do not take these issues & this decision lightly & of course we believe that these serious matters affecting the club we love & are so passionate about are worthy of discussion & debate & I wish we could provide a place where these matters can be discussed in a civil & respectful manner.

    However these discussions unfortunately invariably devolve into areas that may be defamatory, libelous, spread unsubstantiated rumours & can effect the mental health of those involved. Even discussion & debate of known facts or media reports can lead to finger pointing, blame & personal attacks.

    The repercussion is that these discussions can open this website, it’s owners & it’s users to legal action & may result in this website being forced to shutdown.

    Our moderating team are all volunteers & cannot moderate the forum 24/7 & as a consequence problematic content that contravenes our rules & standards may go unnoticed for some time before it can be removed.

    We reserve the right to delete posts that offend against our above policy & indeed, to ban posters who are repeat offenders or who breach our code of conduct.

    WE HAVE BUILT A FANTASTIC ONLINE COMMUNITY AT DEMONLAND OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS & WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THE CLUB WE LOVE & ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT.

    Thank you for your continued support & understanding. Go Dees.


The Pick 3 Thread


Mach5

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Mach5 said:


It’s the AFL’s way of making them be traded without devaluing the picks in negotiations, e.g. “you have to trade these, you can’t keep them, so we are lowballing you because you have to accept”

They effectively used one on Fisher and Stephens which isn’t unreasonable, they then spun the other 2 in to picks 17 and 18, which shows how silly the AFL were because there’s just no need to give a team with picks 2, 3 and 15 those 2 picks.

And my guess is barring a Reid trade they’ll be very likely to trade 17 or 18 back a year for either a future first or a pair of seconds because there’s no reason to draft a 5th player in the first round. Effectively banking the priority pick by moving it up and then back. 

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 22/10/2023 at 21:43, darkhorse72 said:

More top picks the better, closer to 1, if the draft is "Shallow" why go back to 17.

Trust them to get 2 great players for 6/11

 

There's the obvious Harley @ 1 then a bit of daylight imv.

Followed by a clump of potential VG players from 2 to about 8, at least for our potential needs.

No doubt some talent outside of that but is O’Sullivan a priority for us on a needs basis with Turner &  Adams coming through at Casey?

Just comes back to each club's positional needs for mine.

If we can't grab Sanders or Caddy i'd be open to trading up to get who we want (Duursma?) but not three 1sts.

I can see a three way mega trade deal happening between us, the Roos & WC in the final 48 hours or so IF WC are open to it of course.

WC probably doing the right thing by their club if they utilise their 1st pick to get multiple picks.

Mind you Harley is a great asset also but they need more than just one gun imv to start building and moving up the ladder.

A mega trade ensures the three clubs come out the other end of the sausage machine with their preferences, or fairly close, and seems the logical course.

Edited by Demon Dynasty
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We also delisted K Turner, meaning we're taking an extra pick to the draft now. We will now take 3 players plus rookie upgrades instead of 2 plus rookie upgrades. That likely means we tried to trade up, couldn't get a deal done, and now are taking 6+11+42 all to draft.

  • Like 2
  • Clap 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

We also delisted K Turner, meaning we're taking an extra pick to the draft now. We will now take 3 players plus rookie upgrades instead of 2 plus rookie upgrades. That likely means we tried to trade up, couldn't get a deal done, and now are taking 6+11+42 all to draft.

42 might be Brown, or might be a project player (ruck?) and Brown is rookied

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

We also delisted K Turner, meaning we're taking an extra pick to the draft now. We will now take 3 players plus rookie upgrades instead of 2 plus rookie upgrades. That likely means we tried to trade up, couldn't get a deal done, and now are taking 6+11+42 all to draft.

I wouldn’t be sure of that, we’ve still only moved 7 players out and bought 3 in.

2 picks and 2 rookies is just as likely, with the flexibility to take Kynan Brown in either draft. 

Id be pretty surprised if we used 42 straight up. If it doesn’t go in an earlier deal I’d expect it to either be traded out for future picks or possibly a trade up for a slider 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

54 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

We also delisted K Turner, meaning we're taking an extra pick to the draft now. We will now take 3 players plus rookie upgrades instead of 2 plus rookie upgrades. That likely means we tried to trade up, couldn't get a deal done, and now are taking 6+11+42 all to draft.

I think there are still too many variables in play at the moment to know with any certainty.

It does give us more flexibility to add to our list in a variety of ways. Whether it be simply adding another draftee through the national, opting to have more rookies, or holding a list spot over for either a DFA (ruck depth like Lycett of Hayes comes to mind) or simply keeping a list spot open for a ssp player in the preseason.

Melksham going on the inactive list also adds flexibility I believe.

42 is anyone's guess at the moment, but I reckon we'll use it in a trade somehow. Either as an upgrade this year or flip into next.

Edited by Nascent
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


On 24/10/2023 at 08:22, Demon Dynasty said:

There's the obvious Harley @ 1 then a bit of daylight imv.

Followed by a clump of potential VG players from 2 to about 8, at least for our potential needs.

No doubt some talent outside of that but is O’Sullivan a priority for us on a needs basis with Turner &  Adams coming through at Casey?

Just comes back to each club's positional needs for mine.

If we can't grab Sanders or Caddy i'd be open to trading up to get who we want (Duursma?) but not three 1sts.

I can see a three way mega trade deal happening between us, the Roos & WC in the final 48 hours or so IF WC are open to it of course.

WC probably doing the right thing by their club if they utilise their 1st pick to get multiple picks.

Mind you Harley is a great asset also but they need more than just one gun imv to start building and moving up the ladder.

A mega trade ensures the three clubs come out the other end of the sausage machine with their preferences, or fairly close, and seems the logical course.

While I agree, the notion that the best players are limited to say the top 10 in the draft pool.  Time and time again players taken later have proven to be great players.  Though its hard to find them and feel it really about their personal drive than their success in junior/development footy.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, darkhorse72 said:

While I agree, the notion that the best players are limited to say the top 10 in the draft pool.  Time and time again players taken later have proven to be great players.  Though its hard to find them and feel it really about their personal drive than their success in junior/development footy.

Yes there's no reason why talent can't be found outside horse.

Angus Hastie one example of someone who shows a bit.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    GAMEDAY: Practice Match vs Carlton

    It's Game Day and the Demons are headed for a date with the Blues at Ikon Park for their final practice match before the ball is kicked in anger to open the season in just over a week's time. Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024 Location: Ikon Park Gates Open: 5:30pm Match commences: 6:40pm Watch: Foxtel & Kayo VFL practice match: Please note, the VFL practice match (10:30am) is no longer open to public. Entry: Your entry gate will be detailed on your ticket (4, 5 or 6)

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 2

    TRAINING: Tuesday 27th February 2024

    I headed down to Gosch’s Paddock this morning for the Captain’s Run in the lead up to tomorrow night’s practice match against the Blues.  The squad that took the field was indicative of the lineup for that match at Ikon Park.  Likely Selections based on the groupings of players at the Captain's Run today at Gosch's Paddock. Main Group: Gawn, Viney, May, JVR, Lever, Petracca, McVee, Windsor, Billings, Langdon, Bowey, Schache, Rivers, ANB, Fritsch, Sparrow, Chandler, Kozzy,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports 4

    SCRUTINY & RESILIENCE by Whispering Jack

    If the week when preseason training melds into scratch matches with other clubs, is the first marker for the beginning of a new season, then this has certainly been a torrid opener for the Melbourne Football Club in its campaign to remain a leading AFL premiership contender in 2024. The Demons were already under enormous scrutiny from the media and football’s fan base (including their own) after consecutive straight-sets finals exits, with Clayton Oliver’s well documented woes, the Joel Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 27

    Angus Brayshaw Forced into Retirement

    After 167 games including the drought breaking Premiership Angus Brayshaw has made the heart breaking decision to medically retire from football as a result of a series of serious head knocks over his nearly decade of footy. We wish Gus all the best and he'll always be a hero at Demonland. 😢

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 414

    PODCAST: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Tuesday, 20th February @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we dissect the Scratch Match loss to the Tigers and hopefully provide me with some free MFCSS therapy. You questions and comments are a huge part of our podcast so please post anything you want to ask or say below and we'll give you a shout out on the show. If you would like to leave us a voicemail please call 03 9016 3666 and don't worry no body answers so you don't have to talk to a

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 43

    PREGAME: Practice Match vs Carlton

    The Dees will play their final practice match before the start of the 2024 seasons against the Blues at Ikon Park. What are you wanting to see in this final hit out before the season proper? Will Clarry & Salo return to the side? 2024 AAMI Community Series | Carlton v Melbourne Date: Wednesday 28 February Time: 6:40pm (AEDT) Location: IKON Park | Wurundjeri

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 183

    POSTGAME: Match SIM vs Richmond

    The Dees were outclassed and outmuscled in its first practice hit out for the 2024 season against the Tigers going down by 23 points at Casey Fields. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 287

    GAMEDAY: Match SIM vs Richmond

    It's Game Day and it's been 156 days since the Demons were bundled out of the finals in straight sets for the 2nd year in a row. Our redemption starts here. Remember it's only a practice match if we lose. Date: Sunday 18th Feb Location: Casey Fields Gate open: 9.30am Match commences: 10am Watch: Foxtel & Kayo Inclusions: Seven-quarter match simulation Signing opportunities Kids' activities Partner giveaways Demons Squad: 1. Steven May 2. Jacob Van Rooyen

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 402

    TRAINING: Saturday 17th February 2024

    On the eve of the Dees first practice match for the 2024 season a couple of Demonland Trackwatchers bring you their observations from today’s Captain’s Run at Gosch’s Paddock.  KEV MARTIN’S CAPTAIN’S RUN OBSERVATIONS Looks a a dress rehearsal Captain's run. 23 out doing drills.  Included is Will Verall, Kynan Brown, Bailey Laurie, Caleb Windsor, Blake Howes, Adam Tomlinson, Kade Chandler, Jack Billings and Josh Schache. Rehab include BBB, Tom Fullarton, TMac, AMW, Woey.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Training Reports
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...