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  1. Like your thinking, need to start planning for next year now ! Assistant coaches and players need to change, we need some fresh ideas. I honestly think at least 11-12 players need to be moved on/traded/delisted at the end of year. We need to be bold at the trade table, use our 1st pick on the best available (Rowell, Anderson or Lachlan Ash ) Draft/trade in another key forward Trade for some running outside mids with later picks ( Ed Langdon hopefully for around a 2nd Round pick , Issac Cumming from GWS who is not getting a game and dominating the NEAFL Draft another small fwd with pace and goal sense Bring in a useful FA if possible (Brandon Ellis perhaps) I think players that may need to be moved on could be: Frost or O Mac Garlett JKH Keilty Lewis ANB T Smith AVB ( would like to keep if he can get fit but if he could fetch a second rounder might be worth trading) C Wagner J Wagner May also need to be really bold like port Adelaide last year and trade a big name like they did with Wingard depending on what we could get of course May be Petracca or T Mac could fall in this category Lastly I think Nathan Freeman could be worth a chance in this up coming mid season rookie draft, dominating in he VFL with huge numbers and has the pace we need But doesn’t really matter what players we bring in our system/game plan is not working and players will start losing faith very quickly if things don’t change
  2. Every single other club except for maybe Sydney has more speed and run in the midfield than us. We have no decent crumbers The game plan is not working at all this year too much reliance on dominating clearances the coaches have not adjusted he plan for the new rules We have failed to recruit/draft to add more balance to the list to give us more pace and run we are in big trouble, won’t be an easy fix !!!
  3. If the worst was to happen and we lost Weideman to another club what would we do for another key forward ? If we want to remain potent up forward we would need a like replacement losing hogan and weideman in consecutive years wouldn’t be great!
  4. Think it is the reverse order of the ladder at the time of the draft so as it’s stands we would have pick 3
  5. As I understand we have one spot available for the up coming mid season rookie draft if we decide to place Aaron Nietschke on the long term injuries list. Who could be on our radar? An article on the afl website listed 50 potential draftees, out of that list a few names interest me : Nathan Freeman (Frankston VFL) Cody Hirst (Eastern Ranges) Mitch Riordan (Dandenong Stingrays ) Liam McBean (Glenelg SANFL) Frank Anderson (Northern Blues VFL) Hugo Munn (Sturt SANFL) Corey Rich (Frankston VFL) Tyrone Smallwood (Claremont WAFL) Adam Tipungwuti ( NT Thunder NEAFL) I think a ready to go small forward, fast midfielder or a key forward would add to our list
  6. As many have alluded on here, we have an imbalance on our list. Not enough outside leaning players that can spread and use the ball cleanly from the contest. We get too many dirty clearances at the moment. Part of this is positioning and tactics at stoppages, but I think we all agree that we need to recruit some more specific skilled outside players Another list weakness is creative and quick small crumbing forwards who can put on pressure as well. I think we could also do with another key forward who can take a contested mark. The game plan is an issue too... to reliant on dominating the contested ball and clearances. Not enough defensive tactics if plan A doesn’t work. Hopefully the coaches can recognise that our game style and personal needs adjusting to suit the 666 rules... because we are going to get left for dead in the comp if we keep the same recruiting philosophy... outside play and skill is more important than ever with 666 ... you still need to win your share of contests and clearances but we need to have players that can create space from clearances and deliver it well and create quality opportunities for our forwards as well. So how do we fix It ? Use what we have Baker, Hunt , KK, Harmes hopefully as the season goes theses types of players can have a real impact on our team. We really need Baker to come on with his speed (not sure of his skills though! ) Hunt- we need the coaches to to improve his kicking because he has all the other tools to thrive. Hopefully Chandler and and Bedford provide some pressure and creativity up forward eventually but they are just making their way in the game at the moment also need Garlett to comeback into the side and have an impact, but his pressure needs to be up on last year. Players to Target form other Clubs Obviously we need to use our 1st round pick this year .. sadly it could be quite early But we need an injection of elite talent ... look what Conor Rozee and Zac Butters has done for Port Adelaide but i think we should be using 2nd, 3rd And 4th Round picks to look at players that could really help our list. players I have identified that could realistically be poached or are not getting regular opportunities are: Jordan Gallucci (Adel) Tom Cutler and Lewis Taylor (Bris) Callum Brown and Josh Daicos (Coll) Ed Langdon (Frem) Jordan Cunico (Geel) Ben Ainsworth (GC) Aydin Johnson and Kane Farrell (Port) Shai Bolton and Connor Mennadue (Rich) Ben Long ( Stk ) * although just signed a contract I believe Matthew Ling and Ryley Stoddart (Syd) Jackson Nelson (WCE) Bailey Dale, Lucas Webb and Patrick Lipinski ( WB) What do people think ?
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