There's a section in the AFL rules referring to conduct prejudicial to the draft. It would likely be covered by that.
Page 118 in here: https://resources.afl.com.au/afl/document/2023/03/01/b34247f1-8c79-46ae-b564-586716a46bfc/Amended-AFL-Rules-effective-28-February-2023.pdf
No, it would have just given us pick 3 and then not the other picks.
As for complaints from other clubs, well, Gil went on TV the following night and made it clear they gave zero *s what anybody thought.
Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but it reads like you are trying to argue that McKay's contract consists of a significant bonus component, and because of that, he should only have been eligible for band 2 compensation.
Yet again, you're arguing against a point that nobody has made.
You're saying Logan McDonald was the top KPP, which is an opinion you're perfectly entitled to have.
But all I said was that Ugle-Hagan and Thilthorpe were the first two chosen.
And if a side that had just played finals wasn't...
NMFC finished 17th in 2020, which ordinarily would have meant pick 2.
The top 2 that year were both KPPs, Ugle-Hagan and Thilthorpe. Of course, we were prevented from taking one of those because of the Academy rules.
One of those guys to partner Larkey would have been handy.
Having the AFL interfere in who a club selects in a draft is a very slippery slope. Not to mention that we have a bunch of other picks to draft a KPD prospect, or that we don't have to do it all in one year.
We did get extra rookie spots, and added Liam Shiels (triple premiership player), Daniel Howe (27 years old, 100 AFL games), and Hamish Free (mature-age WAFL player).
And still finished second last.
The idea that state league players move the needle for a bottom side is laughable.
It wasn't clear but basically my point is that nobody really cares. The league is compromised all over the place, and we all begrudgingly accept it.
When was the last time there was a premier that didn't have some kind of advantage handed to them by the AFL? It just a part of life, deal with...
There were three priority picks before the start of the second round. Gold Coast got pick 27, which they traded to Adelaide, Port got pick 28, traded to West Coast, and Brisbane got 29, traded to Fremantle.
They were so late because GWS had a bunch of picks ahead of their first season.