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1 minute ago, Neitas bump said:

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!

After JUH they changed it to 20

Then after the saints got Owens and Windhager it went to 40

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I like our two picks. Sometimes as a supporter it is a case of distilling down who you don't like. I have reservations over Sanders (lack of explosive pace), Caddy (in between size for key forward), Curtin (a tall flanker who didn't impress me in Colts GF), O'Sullivan (thrashed by Croft in championships).

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16 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

I like our two picks. Sometimes as a supporter it is a case of distilling down who you don't like. I have reservations over Sanders (lack of explosive pace), Caddy (in between size for key forward), Curtin (a tall flanker who didn't impress me in Colts GF), O'Sullivan (thrashed by Croft in championships).

I had reservations with Sanders as well. Seemed another busy type midfielder that we have a few of. 

Can already feel the howitzer aiming at my head..

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28 minutes ago, Beetle said:

Pick 78 isn’t going to cut it sadly. 

We got 42 as well which we probably won't use.

I was more disappointed to see him go rather than hope we were going to draft him though. Could have been useful and wouldn't have been unhappy if we took him at 13.

 

 

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1 minute ago, layzie said:

We got 42 as well which we probably won't use.

I was more disappointed to see him go rather than hope we were going to draft him though. Could have been useful and wouldn't have been unhappy if we took him at 13.

 

 

We traded 42 to the saints before the draft started for their future third rounder. 

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1 minute ago, layzie said:

We got 42 as well which we probably won't use.

I was more disappointed to see him go rather than hope we were going to draft him though. Could have been useful and wouldn't have been unhappy if we took him at 13.

 

 

We traded pick 42 for a future 3rd near the start of tonight.

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I do hope the Collingwood childrens' farm is still running - - somewhere local for KT to hone his skills.

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1 hour ago, Neitas bump said:

Can anyone explain why we couldn't pick Mac Andrew as a Melbourne academy player last year, when gold coast are allowed to pick 2 academy players in the top 10 this year?

The AFL, like God, moves in mysterious ways. 

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Can only go by what we see in highlight videos but really like what I see in both Windsor and Kolt.

Both likely types who have the attributes to end up as permanent midfielders. Windsor likely to start further up the ground while Kolt likely to start forward.

Great to see that both have genuine speed and can use the footy well. Some of those forward fifty entries from both of them were a sight for sore eyes.

Plenty to work with and here’s hoping that both can be 200+ gamers for the MFC.

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10 minutes ago, Beetle said:

There’s soemthing really heartwarming in knowing the Eagles weren’t able to anything else other than use pick 1.

And they missed out on the local boy Lance Collard by one pick

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