Strategy 2016 Draft Needs

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Cleric, Apr 19, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Wouldbetackler

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    Is that the 6 picks we can use and then use the next pick to upgrade ROB?
     

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  2. Danger in Texas

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    Six picks plus ROB upgrade

    Don't think draft is used for rookie upgrades anymore?
     
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  3. James_37

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    Yeah they stopped bothering with that, was pretty meaningless and arbitrary.
     
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    Re: 43.

    Is there any chance of a Venables, Scharenberg, Cox or Fisher here?
     
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    Fisher and Scharenberg only
     
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    If Fisher gets to 43, celebrations at DiT's are on. Would be great value.
     
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    Honestly don't know. Personally I think we might be, but that's probably based on hope as much as anything.
     
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    Steven Slimming is one who has completely fallen off the radar it seems.

    Was being talked up at the start of the year (pretty sure he even trained with us), played U/18's for SA, a handful of league and ressies games, but now he's not even being listed as a late pick in the phantom drafts.

    Would he be worth a punt with one of our late picks? Plays a bit like D-Mac (though I haven't seen him get knocked over by a football).

     
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    I've heard his kicking is the issue there and very lightly framed??
     
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    This draft is all over the place in terms of predictions
     
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    Probably has something to do with clubs learning how to control their information and the media are punting on what they will do

    Loose lips sink ships

    Clubs are becoming more professional with employing people who don't divulge plans and secrets to anyone
     
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    It's all now follow the leader ....every Phantom last week and week b4 had McCluggage at #1 .....now all of a sudden everyone has independently come to the conclusion that McGrath is #1 :rolleyes:

    The supporter Phantoms from here on are simply not their thought but a combination of what others are doing .....and which club has met which player of late

    The only Phantoms worthwhile now are Twomey, Emma Quayle, and Brett Anderson, a couple of days out
     
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    Great endurance and work rate , very outside and an awful sub standard kick

    Can't play AFL as an outside player with poor ball use without other strings
     
  14. Jeffcrowe

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    I've never had luggage at 1 , always McGrath . Doesn't mean that will be final result though
     
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    You and I were all over McGrath early in the season, long before the Championships and he was being spoken of as even a certain top ten pickm I remember vividly one of his scintillating games early days and mentioning it on here.

    I'd still take Hughey before him personally because of the damage he is capable of doing on the scoreboard, mids that can do that are so rare but both are potential guns.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to McGrath on Betts match up !!! Could possibly even happen round 1 , would be amazing. The kid will be hard to play on from day dot
     
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    And Ben Ainsworth's worst nightmare...:eek:
     
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    Kicking isn't the issue. He is a great kick and has a rare combination of speed and endurance.
    The issues are two fold - he is both short and skinny. Not a great combination. His size is a real concern in that he is far too light to play AFL.
    The second issue is himself. He went on the AFL academy trip to the US at the start of the year and did not endear himself to his peers or the coaches and recruiters. Basically came across as a complete tool. Very up himself and there are many who are happy to see him fall off the radar as a consequence.
    It's a shame because he has something. Might get lucky and be a late/rookie pick which will be a huge shock for a guy that 12 months ago looked like a possible top 10 pick.
    If he can get his head out of his backside he just might be a chance. I'm guessing rookie at best, but most likely will need to show he can both put muscle on and can play against bigger bodies at SANFL level in 2017.
     
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    Struggles to kick it 40m and rarely gets it spinning correctly

    his endurance is good but he's not quick
     
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    Strange how Toby Pink hasn't had more love in this year's draft given the lack of Talls available, certainly be worth a shot late or Rookie Draft at 196cm 90kg, very capable up forward and can pinch hit in Ruck. Even after kicking the famous point to win the Grand Final has flown right under the radar.

     
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    Going to have to completely disagree with you there.

    I've watched him since he was in Yr 9. He is definitely quick. He is also probably the fastest 200/400 m runner in the whole draft. He might not be a jet over 10 m but he is an amazing runner. I've also seen him kick goals from 50m out on the run pretty easily.
    His kick can be a little pokey at times, but he is generally good.
     
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    Agree his running over distance is magnificent and can see he'd be a gun over 200/400m

    But his kicking has been deplorable when I've watched him
     
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    Why hasn't Toby Pink had more love, I've not seen much of him but looks to have draftable attributes.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if he has dropped in confidence over the course of the season and that impacted his kicking?
    He used to be a really confident player who would take anyone on (in a Milera/Cameron mould), but that confidence turned in to arrogance and this is what I heard has really impact on his drafting.

    I'm guessing he was told this, it knocked his overall confidence and this flowed on to his football. Interesting one.
     
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    I just think that he's not that good. He's ok, but there are many better.
     
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