Port Adelaide this week presented its 2019 national draft strategy exclusively to The Advertiser to provide an insight into how it wanted the nights to unfold – and believed they would pan out. A document The Advertiser was privy to revealed the four names of the players the Power planned to select with its picks in order.Any chance you could summarise? It's locked behind a paywall.
The club is feeling the heat. They need to show competence somewhere.FFS - take a cold war mentality towards our drafting strategies, shut up say nothing, don't let anything out, not worry about the PR shit and trying to engage with the fans. Get the premiership won then reveal some strategies.
By "The Advertiser," they probably mean one reporter Port really trust. It would be silly to reveal our interest in Georgiadis on the eve of the draft after spending months trying to hide it from everybody.They could give them the document because they knew that no-one was taking those players before their picks.
It's like handing someone a revolver with one bullet in it that you know the first five chambers are empty. All the strategy was done during trade week and leading up to the draft. So there's no harm in letting people know what you were doing before the fact.
Once we got inside Geelong with 16 we were sweet.
I don’t think any document is saying we got the best 4 players. It’s about draft strategy, reading tea leaves and moving around in the draft regardless.The document is honestly just dumb.
It should say we want Rowell with 12, Anderson 16 and Young with 18.
I'ld take busts right now. Would rather prepare to leave Schoefield with a list stacked with elite talent, or a terrible list to rebuild. he will be given a few years grace to build his troops.Its really worrying tho that everyone keeps saying about the injuries these players have had.
This has a massive potential to be a big bust year.
key words being used is potential and injuries on all of them doesnt fill you with confidence.
They are either going to be excellent players, high reward, or big busts