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Game Day 2018 AFL Draft (6:30PM AEDT)

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  1. Mick Oxlong

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    This is the AFL’s fault for allowing them to draft so many 1st rounders at inception plus a year or two. If you think about it, draft a round 1, you’ll want a round 1 at trade. They’ve been very astute.
     
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  2. mikey_san

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    Tell you what it's gotten a lot harder for Ling, Stoddart to get an easy run into the team. As it should, but geeze they'd want to have been putting in early prep. Florent and Hayward will earn their spot every week now too. Options everywhere...
    Bit of a change from 'Robbo or Towers to come in' discussions...
     
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  3. MarkP

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    So like my Friday and Saturday nights eh.
     
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  4. LukeParkerno1

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    I know but still recon their first could be the best of the lot!
     
  5. caesar88

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    How’s the Bagwan going?
     
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  6. caesar88

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    They handle losing worse than any of the other 17 supporter bases, it’s unbelievable. Especially when you consider they’ve had SO much success that you’d think a brilliant ploy to get back into the second round of a draft would pale in comparison. Apparently they simply MUST be jerks as a collective! Oh well!
     
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  7. caesar88

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    They are goners IMO, hope I’m wrong.
     
  8. LukeParkerno1

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    Lukosius seems like a bloke to stay around. Not sure on Rankine BUT he was easily the best in the draft you take him
     
  9. caesar88

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    Agree I rate them both above Walsh so they made the right calls, hopefully their culture changes and they will be able to secure some of the talent on their list.
     
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    You watch Adelaide dump Carlton’s first on their doorstep next year. I reckon Rankine is gone after 1 year. In contrast, I reckon Lukosius stays up there for quite a while.
     

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  12. anotherletdown

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    So, I dunno about our draft.... was it good, ok or a something else? Here’s my rundown and emotional rollercoaster

    Blakey lasting to 10 was beautiful, especially as Thomas was bid on first. Awesome get and nifty piece of trading beforehand. Very melt worthy. C’mon!

    Next day - good first day, now make it count, I’m hoping for McLennan, Rowbottom and Grundy/Koschitzke

    Rowbottom first up. Was a bit of a stretch but I’m onboard with that one as it’s definitely needs based and our like options for that type at our next pick would have been very slim. Besides McLennan was gone, I’m feeling justified.

    McInerney. Who! This is an absolute smokey pick, so much so that the AFL didn’t even have a bio available. I start to question if we needed to go that early. Did we? Must’ve got wind of others interest. Ok, deep breath. In hindsight, I like the skills base and really like the rate of improvement.

    Last pick.... go tall, go tall, go tall I hear myself saying. Foot... only someone called Sole could’ve been further from my wishes. I dunno, highlights look good, he’s quick and is a real youngster so should have more development in him. I should like this pick but at this point I’m thinking needs and I’m not sure he is a need. Still there’s the rookie draft to come, no dramas

    Rookie draft - I’ve got fingers crossed Callum Wilkie slides and we also get Dunkley, Blair and a KPD. Do we have that many spots? Who cares, it my dream and I’ll make the rules, we do!

    Tucker, oh yeah him, forgot about him. Not really a need but at this spot a good pick nonetheless. Without injury he’s a second rounder and hearing how overwhelmed he was at being picked makes me really positive about his future. Still spewing Wilkie went earlier though.

    Last live pick, we have to hit a need now. Reynolds... now say that again in the Homer Simpson ‘Denver Broncos’ tone and you’ve nailed my reaction. He might be good/great/shithouse, either way he’s not a need.

    Tippett.... bloody Tippett. He might need to come out of retirement if things get bad.

    Still not sure where I sit on this draft. Looking back I really wished we’d bid for Scott at our 3rd so their next pick got wiped out, still all is not lost, they picked Ben Lennon MK2. Koschitzke, one pick before a desperate Hawks would have really hit the mark for me too - im just that kind of guy. Anyway. I’m hoping that CHB in the academy can be that tall next year and Blair can be an option next year with a little more exposure to AFL. But then, what do I know... and besides, we’re the Swans, if the players we picked had the talent and application we’ll make them AFL ready. It’s what we do.
     
  13. Blood red

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    CHB?
     
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  15. TheMase

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    We can still sign rookies during the supplementary period from 1st December until March.

    Tippett can be placed on the inactive list freeing up a spot.

    So there could be hope for the likes of Blair yet.
     
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  16. Mick Oxlong

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    Personally, I’ve been impressed by our trade and draft selections this year and look forward to seeing these players shut quite a few posters up in 2019. There’s plenty of outside run and midfield grunt in this squad and I’m hopeful Longmire utilizes that with a vastly improved game plan that makes the most of the players’ combined qualities.
     
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  18. mikey_san

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    Is that based on info, or conjecture? Thought the two were pretty close.
    And I like that GC have shipped out anyone who said they wanted out. Got in some senior bodies desperate for a crack, and some out and out class to sprinkle on top via the draft.
    Dew is on the right track I reckon, reset of the attitude and culture. Shame they couldn't get more for Lyon, Hall and what's his name though...
    Will be a fascinating two years for them, a few beltings no doubt next year, but I think they'll show heart.
    Hope our lads haven't put that game in the W column before playing it again.

    Speaking of our lads, could see Rowbottom putting immeduate pressure on KJ's spot, and Blakey looks like he's been in the gym a fair bit the last few months.
     
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    Hopefully the Swans media team can do better than last year and this time actually post interviews with our new draftees. I could not believe what they did last year, or did not do.
     
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    Someone only needs a boundary for a ton.
    Happy with the draft , our people know better than most on here and i'm prepared to back their selections. Roll on to 2019.
     
  21. 6yearsold

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    isn't that only players who have already been on an afl list?
     
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    I also got him at even money at Sportsbet to be top run scorer.
     
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  24. caesar88

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    I’m actually very impressed with our draft this year. Managed to land one of the “elite eight” for a steal in Blakey, added a desperately-needed hard as nails inside mid in Rowbottom, increased our key position stocks in the rookie draft, and still managed to get a nifty livewire in Foot with a relatively low pick. That is a pretty comprehensive draft that addresses our needs based on the last two years of waning performances.

    Only one I can’t comment on is McInerney as apparently he never existed as a footballer before being drafted??
     
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    I don't have that level of detail in my reactions. All I know so far is that the national draftees other than Blakey have a 20-35% chance to succeed, and the rookie draftees other than Wicks and Tippett have a 10-20% chance to succeed.

    For those interested, the reason Blakey is excluded is that top 10 picks have a significantly higher strike rate than those below. Something relevant to both him and Wicks is also that academy players have a success rate higher than the average as well.
     
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