2017 National Draft - 24th November 7pm

Bemoreboyddog

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I feel like everyone would have been much happier if we drafted Richards at 9 and Naughton at 16.
I would have been happier with Fogarty at 9 and Richards at 16.

Better yet, had we taken the first bomber deal we could have had Fogarty at 9 and Bonar at 11. That would have been pretty exciting.
 

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I would have been happier with Fogarty at 9 and Richards at 16.

Better yet, had we taken the first bomber deal we could have had Fogarty at 9 and Bonar at 11. That would have been pretty exciting.
First Bomber deal, Fogarty and Bonar at 11 means we didn't get Schache & pick 16.

Let's see how we go. I think D Fogarty will be a bust (not good enough at any particular position) and Bonar will either go off with the same knee injury in the VFL or turn out to be Mr Slow Decision Maker with Concrete Hands when he can't push the school boys around. But you may be right.
 

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Two things caught my eye in that interview transcript:

1. But Dalrymple said the Dogs simply had to take the best player at No.9.
“History is littered with examples of going too early on,” Dalrymple said.


I wouldn't be surprised if he's STILL smarting over that selection of Christian Howard ahead of Nat Fyfe. Don't worry Simon, we should learn from our mistakes and move on ... and you've done just that. You're more than forgiven. On reflection it might have been quite influential in shaping how Dalrymple now goes about his business.​

2. Re Porter: “Talking to him last night I don’t think I’ve ever had a boy that, when I’ve rung to congratulate them, say to me that this is only the start and that I’m coming here to work and won’t let you down.
“It means so much to him and he’ll leave no stone unturned to make it a career.”


This just ups the ante with Porter. Not sure that it was a great idea for Simon to say that because it will increase the pressure a little for the kid to succeed, but I've got to say I love that attitude. Sounds like the sort of kid who thrives on that sort of pressure. He probably won't retire wondering whether he got enough out of his career.​
 

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Personally I'm rapt Dal has finally seen fit to invest a top 10 pick on a KPP. Rapt we finally have some talls with decent pedigree. Schache, Naugjton and Boyd. Very good work!

Those saying we've not invested in KPFs are plain wrong. We've effectively given up a top 10 pick, Griffen and Stringer for KPFs in Boyd and Schache (no 1 and 2 in drafts)

Can't fault the idea. Just hope they all work out. Yet to see Dal draft a tall high so will watch Naughton with interest.

Tiny fast types can be found later in our build and develop quick. Happy for that to happen next year.
 

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First Bomber deal, Fogarty and Bonar at 11 means we didn't get Schache & pick 16.

Let's see how we go. I think D Fogarty will be a bust (not good enough at any particular position) and Bonar will either go off with the same knee injury in the VFL or turn out to be Mr Slow Decision Maker with Concrete Hands when he can't push the school boys around. But you may be right.
First bomber deal 11 and 47 for Stringer and 27.

Next years second and our pick 40 gets Schache.

47 gets Crozier.
 

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Probably reading too much into it but I wonder if drafting Richards has altered their plans to play Crozier down back?
Here's hoping. Crozier is one of the few in that logjam that seems to have some forward nous. Does also suggest that JJ won't be moving forward, however. And we're still no wiser as to which tall defenders will have to make the transition.
 

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First bomber deal 11 and 47 for Stringer and 27.

Next years second and our pick 40 gets Schache.

47 gets Crozier.
The first Essendon offer valued Stringer at pick 20 and was absolutely insulting including the way it was delivered with all the media hustlers joining in. I prefer the way we went, more dignity. Crozier with pick 47, maybe but who knows, maybe someone with a pick greater than 40 and less than 47 may have jumped in? The Schache deal, we worked them, we kept them warm, you can't be sure they would have gone for next year's second, they needed players this year, you can't know what next years second round pick will be. Could be as bad as pick 36;-) - may have been a consideration for them.
 
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No disrespect to Porter mate I know zero about him but the lay pick is always a dart throw.

The first two low picks should have been used for dire needs imo not more depth in a position we arnt too bad in.

Footy is changing to a high pressure, fast movement game and we are going tall????

I really have no idea what the club has been thinking since October 16 but most of what we have done hasn’t worked.
I have to agree re: KPD's ... this is confusing (bewildering) unless some of these guys are earmarked as forwards (like 2 of ... Young, Cordy, Trengrove and Adams). Though as you say in another post this rarely works in the long term.

I'm just not sure who kicks our goals. Dickson on last legs and Crameri and Stringer gone. Boyd and Schache, would need to improve out of sight.
 

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You literally just said there was forwards available, who are they? Answer the question. If you don't want to then stop ******* whinging.
I think everyone will be keeping an eye on how Jack Higgins and lachie Fogarty both go. Dogs spoke and interviewed them multiple times.
Darcy Fogarty another.
Imo our small fwd stocks struggle and will struggle in two years when Dickson and Picken and I think Clay Smith will be finished
 
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I don't think we did this year. You would have to be assuming our current tall backs set up is satisfactory and that none of them could be useful as utilities (e.g., Adams and Cordy).

If Trengove and Naughton fire and Collins, Roberts and Young establish or re-establish credentials, I could not see us going the same way again next year.
Oh we went best available - listen to Simon’s interview post draft - I’m just repeating what’ve is saying.

In another interview he suggests we had a surplus of backs and it’s sure to get to competitive juices going.

So he readily admits we took best available and it’s caused an imbalance - sd has said so
 

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What an insightful image.

Any of you psychology types care to do a bit of spot analysis into what is going through the minds of Coffield and Naughton as they wistfully look at the jumpers of the clubs of their (reported) preferred club?

Very interesting case the saints.
Have delisted docker Sam Collins training with them as a key backman. Have openly expressed a need for a key back.

Yet instead of going Naughton they we half backs and mids.

They didn’t draft best available even when it was one of their needs. They went their higher need first and are willing to go in with a lesser back Sam Collins on their list or even no one
 

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Very interesting case the saints.
Have delisted docker Sam Collins training with them as a key backman. Have openly expressed a need for a key back.

Yet instead of going Naughton they we half backs and mids.

They didn’t draft best available even when it was one of their needs. They went their higher need first and are willing to go in with a lesser back Sam Collins on their list or even no one
St Kilda did trade Logan Austin in from Port as a KPD so
technically going Naughton was not a need.
 

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Personally I'm rapt Dal has finally seen fit to invest a top 10 pick on a KPP. Rapt we finally have some talls with decent pedigree. Schache, Naugjton and Boyd. Very good work!

Those saying we've not invested in KPFs are plain wrong. We've effectively given up a top 10 pick, Griffen and Stringer for KPFs in Boyd and Schache (no 1 and 2 in drafts)

Can't fault the idea. Just hope they all work out. Yet to see Dal draft a tall high so will watch Naughton with interest.

Tiny fast types can be found later in our build and develop quick. Happy for that to happen next year.
I'm wrapped someone else has actually noted we have a number 1 and number 2 picks as KPF's to develop starting from a zero base
 

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I'm wrapped someone else has actually noted we have a number 1 and number 2 picks as KPF's to develop starting from a zero base
Be good to get a decent key forward coach for them though, or better forward line coach. Hell, a better midfield coach might help the delivery.

But it’s a chicken/egg issue. What’s our problem? Forwards can’t lead and mark or our mids can’t kick to the right spot?
 

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You literally just said there was forwards available, who are they? Answer the question. If you don't want to then stop ******* whinging.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa look at the bloody list it isn’t hard even for you.

Bonar
Fogarty!!!!!!!!!!
Higgins
Did I mention FOGARTY!

Stop jumping on that moron who I have ignored, sooking and read what the other 20 people have written on here re forwards. Unlike some I don’t feel the need to repeat other people and claim it as my own.

Oh did I mention FOGARTY??

Yay another KPB well at least he will see plenty of the ball because we have no one to kick goals. Oh no that’s right we will transform blokes who are defenders into forwards coz that has worked so well in the history of AFL. Les use forwards as number one rucks also while we are at it. Oh no too late we already tried that. And Red and Honey are due to break out after 14 years on the list so yipeeeee

Heres hoping next year we can bring in any other KPB coz he is best available and then try to bulls**t why that’s a good idea AGAIN.

We could recruit 7 ruckman and some of you blokes would say but they were the best available and blah blah blah th club knows best and trust in Dalrymple.

Lol lemmings unite!!!!!!
 

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Very interesting case the saints.
Have delisted docker Sam Collins training with them as a key backman. Have openly expressed a need for a key back.

Yet instead of going Naughton they we half backs and mids.

They didn’t draft best available even when it was one of their needs. They went their higher need first and are willing to go in with a lesser back Sam Collins on their list or even no one
Might be part of why their list is so awful.
 

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St Kilda did trade Logan Austin in from Port as a KPD so
technically going Naughton was not a need.
And that proves the point
I didn’t mention him hoping someone e would

Saints used trade : delisted feee agent : free agency to fill a gap
And possibly rookie

We used free agency and a prized first rd pick when w already had greater depth in that area
 

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And that proves the point
I didn’t mention him hoping someone e would

Saints used trade : delisted feee agent : free agency to fill a gap
And possibly rookie

We used free agency and a prized first rd pick when w already had greater depth in that area
I get your point it was strange getting Jackson Trengove and
then selecting Naughton in the draft, years ago i wanted
Michael Hartley 198 cm 102 kg from the Coburg Lions and in
the two years he has been at Essendon he has played 37
games more than any KPD on our list. Sometimes it is hard
to see the logic, but you have to trust even if you love
the work ethic of an Oscar Allen like i did.
 
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