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The 2023 AFL Draft Thread


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6 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Are we needing to worry about this kid wanting to go home in a few years or will he hang around?

He is from Esperance which is 700km away from Perth.

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1 minute ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Excellent. We can turn this [censored] off now and forget it for another year. 

Won’t waste my time next year either. The whole world knew we were taking this unlikely pairing even before St. Cal pronounced over the weekend. Need to keep our hand better hidden. 

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[censored] me the draft is painful viewing these days. Do we really need Ben Dixon acting awkward and the kids saying "Yeah nah looking forward to meeting all the boys" and "I model my game on [insert A+ grade player the vast majority will never get near] after every single pick. Can understand it maybe for Harley Reid and leave it at that. The academy bids and pick swaps just elongate it even further. Geelong's pick wasted a good 15 minutes of my life. All that just for us to get the two kids Cal Twomey and everyone else knew we were getting anyway.

I remember the good old days of 2003 where you could tune in to the audio on afl.com.au and the first round was done in two minutes. TWENTY YEARS AGO and it was light years ahead of what we get these days. 

 

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3 minutes ago, GBDee said:

Won’t waste my time next year either. The whole world knew we were taking this unlikely pairing even before St. Cal pronounced over the weekend. Need to keep our hand better hidden. 

Cal’s tipped every pick aside from the trades and Gothard in the first 16. Teams and player managers all leak it 

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10 minutes ago, wizardinoz said:

Met Windsor’s grandfather in the newsagent last week. He was super excited but said Caleb was a big Magpie supporter 😟

FWIW, his aunty and uncle are huge Melbourne fans.

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6 minutes ago, GBDee said:

Won’t waste my time next year either. The whole world knew we were taking this unlikely pairing even before St. Cal pronounced over the weekend. Need to keep our hand better hidden. 

Apparently, every club in the top 10 needs to do a better job then, because it played out almost exactly like most phantoms.

And why are you whinging? We got the two guys we wanted... 

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27 minutes ago, hannaman said:

The rules changed. We missed Mac by one year. Could not bid inside the top 20. Mac went 5. The suns have their own set of rules

Did the rules only change for the one season? Because the year before Mac Andrew the doggies took Ugle Hagan as an academy player with pick 1!

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