Use our second and a Future second to upgrade if need be. Trust Darymple he’s a master at thisYes, but won't be as good as Robertson. We won't even get Cooper Stephens with our second round pick so by pick 25 we will be looking at perhaps the 4th best inside mid in the draft.
Generally Twomey is pretty average or below at getting the draft right. Emma Quayle usually beat him hands down.Isn't this list more or less spot on every year? Or does he release one on the morning?
If this is the spot on one it means we can get Kemp and Cooper Stephens by trading our 5 and 32 for Port's 13 and 17.
I'm all in on that idea.
George HewettWho is the youngest player in this year's draft? I know we picked up Tommy Mc won was the youngest in his draft year and I'm pretty sure we've done it with someone else aswell. Seems like an extra year of development is something we value highly
Once the decisions are made I never quibble. They are now, Swans players and they deserve to be given every opportunity to flourish. The fans then need to settle down and go along for the ride.It’s funny how so many of “us” can have such strong views based on a 3 minute highlights package. The apparent meltdowns, cringing, and toy tossing that will happen after a seasoned, proven professional in Dalrymple makes our choice will be quite entertaining.
Whomever the Seans pick I will hope like hell they turn out to be amazing but just because the Swans pick them does not mean I will necessarily agree they were the best option. I though Ling was a massive reach 2 years ago and even though I was not in favour of the decision to pick him over others I still very much wanted him to succeed.
That's fine. Everyone had their own opinion. Just add long as that player doesn't get ragged on straight away. It's not the players fault the club chose him.Whomever the Seans pick I will hope like hell they turn out to be amazing but just because the Swans pick them does not mean I will necessarily agree they were the best option. I though Ling was a massive reach 2 years ago and even though I was not in favour of the decision to pick him over others I still very much wanted him to succeed.
Longmire always starts the mids on the forward flank on their first season. Hewett, Heeney (still playing there), Rowbottom (would not have played mids if there were not injuries and Heens carrying one), Ronke (actually came as a wonger/mid), Mitchell also played forward.Examples of this are?
Florent was drafted as a mid and is playing as a mid. Hayward was drafted as a forward and is playing as a forward. Dawson was drafted as a forward, can contribute (to the team’s benefit) in any position.
McCartin was drafted as a forward and whilst had filled in down back, they are still training him as a forward. Rowbottom settled to AFL as a half forward but has quickly joined the mids.
This idea that Horse plays players way out of position to the detriment of the team (which when you think about it, is quite laughable) is a bit of a furphy.
Perhaps the coaches are best placed to determine where a player is likely to contribute considering they get to see them against their peers through the week (Mills?)... certainly the view that they are putting players in positions that make the team worse is pretty ridiculous...
It might be basic coaching but it is also negative coaching and can have the opposite effect than was meant. In one game this year Reid was sensational. He kicked 2.1 in less than ten minutes. He was hot. Suddenly he's in defence. They kicked 5-6 goals with him in defence. All they did was avoid him and kick to space as we were playing a zone. Absutely shocking. We lost the game of course. Could not get momentum back.That nearly always happens when the momentum has swung in the midfield and we are trying to hold on either at the end of a quarter or the game - which is just basic coaching.
We finished second and got Callum Mills the exact same way.So the Giants finish 2nd, keep Coniglio, and they still get two top 10 picks.
Bloody hell this comp is compromised.
He did not play in the Premiership. But was awarded a medal because he played in the drawn GFPretty sure it was the opposite. Did not play in the first Grand Final because of injury but did play in the following because the extra week meant he was fit. Could be wrong but my point still stands that team success is a terrible way of judging an individual player.
We don't need another forward. We have Buddy, Blakey, Papley, McCartin, Hayward, Ronke and Heaney given that Longmire insists on playing him forward. Our forward line does not need improvement right now, and if he isn't needed as a forward what is the point of getting Flanders as his ability in the midfield has not been proven.100% disagree on Flanders. Has the ability to create space and is very sound with his disposal. Can also start forward which means he can play next year
You forgot Paul KellyNot really an argument worth having, there are plenty of other players to use as an example
Premiership stars Toby Thurstans, Aaron Shattock, Mark Blake, Mark Seaby
vs Premiership-less hacks Bob Skilton, Gary Ablett, Tony Lockett, Matthew Pavlich
I never said he was a only a forward all I said is he can start there. Flanders has more than done enough as a mid, he’s just versatile enough to play a few rolesWe don't need another forward. We have Buddy, Blakey, Papley, McCartin, Hayward, Ronke and Heaney given that Longmire insists on playing him forward. Our forward line does not need improvement right now, and if he isn't needed as a forward what is the point of getting Flanders as his ability in the midfield has not been proven.
Yes but those stats include that missed season. His most successful team football is with the Swans.