Game Day 2019 AFL Draft

Corpuscles

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Cheers mate!

I think Jones was an obvious pick for bombers, with or without Daniher they need young key forward depth as Stewart’s body is unreliable and McKernan struggles as the main target.

Think he has huge upside and his athletic profile is terrific. Personally I think Joe leaves to swans next year and that they will be kicking themselves for not doing a deal especially with live trading they could have used that pick 5 as a bargaining chip for an even better draft hand for 2020 which does have better talls.
If it is any consolation. I have good reason to suggest 5 was never really (other than hypothetically) going to be offered.

Anyway, we have instructed Joe to stand near the left goal post, if Harrison would oblige and stand near the right one, then Sir Dane Rampe will be most grateful!!!!. He has learned he needs a human (leg up) next time! ;)
 

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mtooler

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Didn't Dodo say he wasn't interested in draft picks for Daniher, because there were no top draft picks that were key position players?

He did his whole patronizing thing of 'ohhh people don't realise that we look at the draft to see what would actually be available at those picks and there are no replacements for Daniher' ...

pick 3 - luke jackson
pick 6 - fischer mcasey.

The guy is an imbecile ... long may he be Essendon's list boss. The next 15 years will be just as successful as the previous.
I think at Bombers picks the first two they picked were Daniher replacements.
 

Ticky009

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Great to see the our players welcoming the new Bloods to Sydney.
Hayden McLean in a moon boot.
Yes. Moon boy:D How many did you get right in the pic, SP?
hint I totally missed Stoddart now he’s got short hair
Gould looks like he’s permanently sunburnt for some reason
 
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ScottBo

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Shout out to Ted (and anyone else I missed) who pre-draft said he was certain we'd take Stephens when all the experts said we'd pick Flanders.
Even Mr 80% got our selection wrong.
Given he's tracking at nearly 90%, Twomey's record with Sydney is terrible if there isn't an obvious Academy player.
 
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caesar88

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Shout out to Ted (and anyone else I missed) who pre-draft said he was certain we'd take Stephens when all the experts said we'd pick Flanders.
Even Mr 80% got our selection wrong.
Given he's tracking at nearly 90%, Twomey's record with Sydney is terrible if there isn't an obvious Academy player.
Twomey said it would be between Stephens & Flanders, though that was after linking us with nearly every other player in the top 10.

Still his info was obviously pretty good.
 

ScottBo

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Twomey said it would be between Stephens & Flanders, though that was after linking us with nearly every other player in the top 10.

Still his info was obviously pretty good.
From memory Twomey went late on the Stephens option and still locked Flanders in as his first choice for us. I was reading parts of the thread and Ted went Stephens a week out from the draft. What’s great from a Swans perspective is we have become the tightest-lipped team in the league which is invaluable in the era of live pick swaps.
 

SGBeach

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An article from last year on how we measured draft statistics vs inherent bias
absolutely.. stats is a big part and will become bigger in the future
I hope he got the algorithms correct which account for the different levels of competition in WA, SA compared to the TAC cup !! Looking good :)

didn't really work for Clarke and Thurlow. granted that Thurlow was the 3rd choice half back and cost p70 and I still think Clarke (p61) could play a role over the next few years
 

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absolutely.. stats is a big part and will become bigger in the future
I hope he got the algorithms correct which account for the different levels of competition in WA, SA compared to the TAC cup !! Looking good :)

didn't really work for Clarke and Thurlow. granted that Thurlow was the 3rd choice half back and cost p70 and I still think Clarke (p61) could play a role over the next few years
With recruiting there’s always the salary cap issue to be taken into account.

Draft is a different kettle of fish.
 

SGBeach

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With recruiting there’s always the salary cap issue to be taken into account.

Draft is a different kettle of fish.
Just listened to Horses post match round 23.. He was asked 'are the swans in for big trade period?'
replied 'Its not that easy.. theres the salary cap.. theres who's available.. you cant just go out and grab blokes'
Horse spoke about, 'of course we will try and get better'.. and confirmed how invested they are in the young crew

Really enjoyed watching the young crew play this year. Am looking forward and hoping to see more of McLean and Ronke get a good crack. Also Foot, McInerny and Ling and of course the new guys.. All very exciting
Reckon they did a great job with the whole trade and draft period
 

caesar88

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From memory Twomey went late on the Stephens option and still locked Flanders in as his first choice for us. I was reading parts of the thread and Ted went Stephens a week out from the draft. What’s great from a Swans perspective is we have become the tightest-lipped team in the league which is invaluable in the era of live pick swaps.
He went late but he still went with it. But it’s neither here nor there really, he’s hit and miss but I think he is clearly one of the more informed and connected journos out there.
 

bungee

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Gotta say it again.. Soo stoked with this years draft
Warner.. a pure inside mid that tackles, smothers and wins contested footy
Taylor.. x factor forward, seems the skies the limit for this fella
Gould.. has everything our back 6 needs, and seems he could really contribute from round 1
Stephens.. Can do everything in the midfield and do it bloody well
Rowles.. know nothing about, but he got the gig ahead of a few so the recruiters see something there
Mailbaum.. great re-listing, reckon he would've played seniors last year if he didn't do his knee

great job team
Taylor's highlight reel is short but impressive. Nice snaps on both sides of his body. At the end where he does a nice pick up at pace and snaps truly his movements reminded me of the great Micky O, the way his long arms so easily scooped up the ball and snapped instinctively before straightening up. There's something special about that boy. Not quite as tall as Micky O but he's fast elusive and pretty good at selling candy.

I hope Taylor can settle in well, I know it can be especially hard for some indigenous players away from family but the Swans have a good record. Same goes for the other new guys. The Swans are pretty good at setlling players in and generating loyalty but there's always the odd Shannon Grant or Tom Mitchell who leave for the lure of home or cash. Sometimes it can be the player's other-half doing the pushing. Let's hope this lot feel they are part of an up and coming multi-Premiership new generation. Future legends.
 

RobbieK

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Second photo looks like Gould is inappropriately touching himself.
So far this offseason you have speculated on whether a draftee's nickname is related to the size of their penis, expressed the desire for an ex-player to stop using contraception, and now are again drawing attention to a draftee's genital area... Maybe just stop?
 

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