- Jul 10, 2012
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I couldn't remember if Pickett and Toumpas were still at Carlton and Port...so hedged my bets hahaSo it goes
2012: O’Rourke & pick 4 Toumpas is already gone. (#3 Plowman is pretty average)
2014: McCartin (#4 Pickett has retired)
Combination of poor health, flaky outside types and being Dom Tyson there.Off work sick so thought I'd have a the top end talent from recent drafts. Amazing to think that the following may not be in the AFL system in 2020:
Pick 2 2010
Pick 3 2011 (unless he got a multi year deal, but certainly out of favour?)
Pick 2 2012 (already out of the system, as pick 4 is about to be)
Pick 1 2013
Pick 1 2014 (and pick 4 likely as well)
Admittedly some of the talent was compromised, with the expansion clubs coming in around this time, but to be missing at least one of the top 3 from each draft when we're 5 to 9 years down the track is surprising.
They're saying Ash has doubt's on midfield capability but that doesn't matter if he is good enough to release Salem further up the ground. Probably prefer him over Rowell if Anderson goes at pick 1.The elite talent stay atop Chris Doerre's August Draft Power Rankings, but a couple of general defenders have risen up into top-five calculations.www.espn.com.au
Knightmare was good all the first 6 picks spot on last year, and the top 12~ fairly accurate. Doesn't mean they'll all go on to become good players, but at least is a good guide to where the talent sits.
Ash and Young are two outside, half-back players which could fit our need - but they are somewhat unproven in a midfield or wing role. Interesting Young is compared to Salem... i'd happily have two Salem's!
Are we sold on Salems ability to pay further up the ground? He seems to suit the HB role really well.They're saying Ash has doubt's on midfield capability but that doesn't matter if he is good enough to release Salem further up the ground. Probably prefer him over Rowell if Anderson goes at pick 1.
The start of last season I thought he was excellent in the couple of games playing in the middle, before being moved to half back. So I'm pretty confident he could move to a wing role and play it really well, plus he's not exactly a great defender. All going well and everyone fit and firing next season, our backline should be May, Lever, Frost, Hore, Jetta and Hibberd, so there isn't really room for him back there anyway.
Meh. Happy to keep saying he's not exactly a great defender. He's competent at best so the only reason we have him down there is for ball movement but we have never had an issue moving the ball from defence to attack. Our single greatest issue is kicking it inside 50. He does far more damage up the ground IMO