Pretty close to what I would have at this stage.
Personally I would prefer Highmore gets first crack over Battle, but agree its close.
Also for me, if Hill plays wing, then one of Paton or Connelly comes in for McKenzie at the 7th defender.
Personal prefence would also be Byrnes over Bytel. I...
Cooper Sharman (pick 21 mid season draft)
Rd 20 (medisub - 39% gametime): 8 disposals. 2 goals 1
Rd 21: 11 disposals. 5 marks. 2 goals 1
Rd 22: 10 disposals. 4 marks. 2 goals 1
Rd 23: 15 disposals. 6 marks. 4 goals 1
Keen to see what the kid can do with an actual preseason. Hopefully he was...
Should have won a few since 66 to be honest. That is what kills Saints fans more than anything. Yes we have been horrible for long periods such as the 80s, and the last decade or so. But in the last 50 years, we should have pinched at least one of the below ...
1971 - Saints lead by 27 points...
For context: Dunstan wins a contest for us at half forward. Late in the game. We are coming from behind but have a lot of momentum. Jack Sinclair (number 35) is one of our best kicks / decision makers. That game Dunstan had 7 I50s, and potentially even a brownlow vote. Looks great on paper! But...
Solid logic. Tell me then, why will there only be 50-60 live picks in this draft? Why wont we use live picks in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th round if there is such value to be found??
Your cherry picking of a few select examples over the last few pages, and the value you put on picks over 50, have...
Pick 85. Are you actually being serious??
2020 draft only had 59 players picked, with most picks over 40 being junk picks traded as steak knives or acadamy players. 2019 had 65 players picked.
But you dont want to give up one of our 'valuable' picks in the 60's, and only want Xerri if he is...
Mate you are worried about a late pick for Xerri. Melbourne's past 4 draft periods included
Pick 34 - Fraser Rosman
Pick 44 - Oskar Baker
Pick 53 - Aaron Nietschke
Pick 66 - Harley Balic (trade)
Pick 75 - Toby Bedford
They also rookied Majak Daw. Exactly who is being hystrerical here??
Yes. Yes it can. Outside of a few exceptions, pretty much all ruckman look hopeless in their first few years. That is exactly the point I am making
Yet you are bemoaning picking up Xerri. He could be Lewis Pierce. He could be Max Gawn. Nobody knows yet. Including you
Probably why the last two...
Max Gawn at the same age Xerri is now clearly looked like a superstar right??
2010 - 0 games (was playing dev league)
2011 - 4 games for a total of 15 kicks, 5 clangers and 2 behinds. Dropped twice
2012 - 0 games (ACL)
2013 - 13 games averaging 8 touches and dropped twice
Oh and of the teams...
Yes! Is our best small defender by the length of Flemington straight.
Geary is cooked, Long is allergic to the football and we are happily shopping him, Paton is coming off a nasty leg break and will realistically take another 12 months to get going, and Connelly is a really nice prospect but...
Sorry mate, but I think you are replacing 'like for like' with Hamill for Barker. He is hardly bringing across any great IP or success after being part of our setup for the last decade
Don't think I have ever heard a good thing about Hamill's coaching other than he is 'popular'
Good point. Only teams I can think of who do that would be Geelong (Cameron & Hawkins), Richmond (Roo & Lynch) and WCE (Kennedy & Darling)
What would they know? Its not like any of those teams have been successful lately
Depends on how the votes fall the next few rounds but it is possible that:
Dunstan might have polled the 2nd most votes of any St.Kilda player across 2020 AND 2021 (behind Steele)
From about 13 games ...
Might also have a higher 'votes per game' average than Jack Steele too