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With the current state of the club’s injury list, I think consideration should be given to the field of players out there in the state league competitions to cover potential gaps in our lineup in the event of ongoing issues.

The one clear area where the Demons seem to have a vacancy is a ready made big man to cover the rucks if Max Gawn is injured or simply needs a rest for a week.

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37 minutes ago, Demon Head said:

With the current state of the club’s injury list, I think consideration should be given to the field of players out there in the state league competitions to cover potential gaps in our lineup in the event of ongoing issues.

The one clear area where the Demons seem to have a vacancy is a ready made big man to cover the rucks if Max Gawn is injured or simply needs a rest for a week.

Of course, there are heaps of them around.

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I feel like leg speed and a bit of x-factor would be where I'd be looking or a calm mature wing style player. 

Obviously a JPod style pick up of a tall player would be the dream, but that's extremely unlikely. I wonder whether they might keep an eye on JvR's little bro as an option.

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7 hours ago, Demon Head said:

With the current state of the club’s injury list, I think consideration should be given to the field of players out there in the state league competitions to cover potential gaps in our lineup in the event of ongoing issues.

The one clear area where the Demons seem to have a vacancy is a ready made big man to cover the rucks if Max Gawn is injured or simply needs a rest for a week.

That’s what we got Fullarton for! 

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Geordie Payne was definitely unlucky to miss out. He’d be one to watch.  I think he showed some Trent Rivers/Zac Bailey type intensity around the footy.  I think I’ll call it some “electricity”.  Maybe the future Tassie plans put clubs off these lower ranked Tassie youngsters (couldn’t ignore the elites like Mckercher and Sanders) when compared to a local youngster.  
 

The other is Ben Hopkins.  
 

This weekend SANFL V VFL game might show a player who could be a handy mid year addition.   

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Think I read on the afl website that we had previously shown interest in former Gold Coast rookie Brodie McLaughlin.

The suns picked him up from Frankston during 2023 ssp period.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Here’s an article about the over-agers in the Coates Talent League who are eligible for the 2024 AFL Mid-Season Draft.

Talent League: Over-agers start midseason push

 

Is there anyone that you like WJ?

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6 hours ago, DeeZone said:

Is there anyone that you like WJ?

Given that the club has at least one and possibly two list vacancies, I would go for needs. One of our needs is definitely in the ruck and if Kyah Farris-White hasn’t shown enough by the time of the draft, it might be worth a look at Geelong Falcons ruckman Joe Pike. 

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Thanks WJ agree KFW isn’t helping his cause at all, he is a great size but seems to lack intensity and footy IQ.😪

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Have any of the junior watchers seen anything of Doherty or Pyke?

Are either showing any forward tendencies as well as their ruck work?

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Certainly ex-Sun Jez McLennan would have to be considered.  In todays SANFL v VFL game, he looked very good and would be physically ready and skilled as a 23yo to walk into the team.  The issue is he is a running half back and we are probably ok for that role.  Though his talent would be a handy addition.  

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This article looks at the clubs that could be active in next month’s midseason draft. Melbourne is one because of Angus Brayshaw’s retirement.

The 11 AFL clubs who could be active at the 2024 Mid-Season Draft

The issue remains however, that the AFL has still to announce the position regarding whether Angus’ contract pay out is going to be included in the club’s salary cap. Now that Collingwood has been placed in a similar position with Nathan Murphy’s retirement, I suppose the AFL will treat the matter with a little more urgency. 

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27 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

This article looks at the clubs that could be active in next month’s midseason draft. Melbourne is one because of Angus Brayshaw’s retirement.

The 11 AFL clubs who could be active at the 2024 Mid-Season Draft

The issue remains however, that the AFL has still to announce the position regarding whether Angus’ contract pay out is going to be included in the club’s salary cap. Now that Collingwood has been placed in a similar position with Nathan Murphy’s retirement, I suppose the AFL will treat the matter with a little more urgency. 

Surely we can request permission to open a list spot and put Joel Smith on the inactive spot?

I noticed you mentioned Joe Pike from the Falcons. Certainly a developing ruckman who's got genuine upside and has been dominating in the Coates League.

Big imposing lad who's gets around the ground well and wins the footy. Not only that, he gets in and gets his hands dirty by laying tackles and doing the one percenters.

Certainly a Jason Taylor type pick.

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2 minutes ago, Where Demons Dare said:

Can we get Hibberd in for the back half of the season? One last crack at another premiership with his best mate Melk, and not to mention reaching that 200 game mark which he fell just short. 

No

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The AFL refers to us having one free spot because of Gus' retirement, but what of the Smith spot?

He is not allowed to play, but hasn't as yet had a decision in his case.

Surely he goes onto the LTI and a spot opens up, as he is very unlikely to play again this year.

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