Game Day 2019 Draft - picks 23, 55, 60, 65, 68, 83 Thursday 28 November : Mead + 2 picks?

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philthy05

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2008
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Port Adelaide
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I’m nervous as hell about this draft haul. Lots of risk. Injured players galore, and lots of projection going on over actual production.

Having said that we’ve drafted 189,192,186cms. So good sized blokes.

We’ve gone for high upside.

We’ve gone for forwards, and possible match winners.

We’ve gone for good kicks.

And all 3 are very excellent in the air.

I think we’ve reached a bit and taken a big risk but at least I can see some of the positives.

The fact we’ve brought in 2 extra 2nds without giving up anything has settled me a lot as well.
 

PJ Power

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 13, 2003
19,203
22,262
Adelaide
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Port Adelaide
My main concern is that the back and foot problems of Williams and Bergman sound like they have the potential to be long-term or recurring. I really hope our medical guys have done due diligence and that those two guys in particular are not pushed too hard too early.
 

OneGreatClub

Hall of Famer
Nov 6, 2014
36,828
40,314
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
I’m nervous as hell about this draft haul. Lots of risk. Injured players galore, and lots of projection going on over actual production.

Having said that we’ve drafted 189,192,186cms. So good sized blokes.

We’ve gone for high upside.

We’ve gone for forwards, and possible match winners.

We’ve gone for good kicks.

And all 3 are very excellent in the air.

I think we’ve reached a bit and taken a big risk but at least I can see some of the positives.

The fact we’ve brought in 2 extra 2nds without giving up anything has settled me a lot as well.
And our forward half has been our massive issue for years.
Defence we’ve been doing ok, even without Doogs in general.
If we can pick up a tall defender today I am really happy but the club had opportunities to do so last night but in the heirarchy of wants and needs they obviously didn’t see a defender in their top 4 picks.
Drafting has been pretty good over last 3 years so I won’t complain too much.
They know their plans and we aren’t privy to them.
Will see how they pan out.
 

OneGreatClub

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Nov 6, 2014
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Kornes is over the moon with Crows drafting but of course, in opposition to Fox, contrary about ours.
And if he says ‘today will be a massive program’ on SEN one more time for one more day my head will explode.
Bring back Coons.
He is like a dog with a bone. Won’t let go.
Shame he isn’t the same in regards Ken.
 
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raptalia

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 1, 2014
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Port Adelaide
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Kochie is happy so we are all happy. Except that smart koala that a go at Kochie on Sunrise this morning, it says something when even the cute and cuddlies do not want to know you.

Like the comment that the list had 50 names on it!
 

tribey

5 Wins In-A-Row Certificate Recipients '13/'14/'18
Mar 9, 2003
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Port Adelaide
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NUFC, YES.
Kochy has to get back to how he started in the role - let the footballers football and he can focus on off field stuff.
At least this was a good outcome.

The alternative could’ve been akin to the 2017 EF, with him berating the kids for not getting drafted here.
 

Pafcsince86

All Australian
Aug 31, 2012
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539
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Port Adelaide
Don’t think
And our forward half has been our massive issue for years.
Defence we’ve been doing ok, even without Doogs in general.
If we can pick up a tall defender today I am really happy but the club had opportunities to do so last night but in the heirarchy of wants and needs they obviously didn’t see a defender in their top 4 picks.
Drafting has been pretty good over last 3 years so I won’t complain too much.
They know their plans and we aren’t privy to them.
Will see how they pan out.
the players in our forward half hasn’t been the issue. We could of had buddy Riewoldt and Hawkins down there the way the ball was coming in they would of kicked bugger all goals. You can’t dump it on top of blokes or bomb it in and then think shit our forwards suck. We could probably count on our hands Alone he number of times we hit a key forward on a genuine lead over the last year
 

HinkleysHeroes

Club Legend
Jul 1, 2017
1,486
2,396
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Port Adelaide
Felt like a classic Choco draft, was not the drafting of a team that wants to finish 10th.
I know I'm just a white noise fossil but having a Mead and probably a Burgoyne back at the club makes me happy.

Look forward to seeing the kids play next year.
I'm happy with Mead but the Burgoyne selection is like the crows picking the Jarman kid. The old Port would not give a list spot to a name, the old Port would selecte best available.
 

MadFan23

"We're all hurting." PAFC 2015-present
Oct 3, 2013
6,526
18,267
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
I'm happy with Mead but the Burgoyne selection is like the crows picking the Jarman kid. The old Port would not give a list spot to a name, the old Port would selecte best available.
It's a rookie spot, and Burgoyne looks like he's got some talent and upside to work with. Nothing wrong with using a rookie pick on him.
 

VineValerian

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Mar 10, 2014
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I don't care about the first round of next years draft, priority now is getting first pick of the second round again - hell that worth it's weight!!
Need to get points to match any bids for Taj and Jones, plus an early enough pick to nab Borlase that the Cows won't bother to match (providing he is good enough).
 

Enviable Tradition

Professional Procrastinator
Oct 12, 2007
17,657
18,998
The Hills
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Port Adelaide
I'm happy with Mead but the Burgoyne selection is like the crows picking the Jarman kid. The old Port would not give a list spot to a name, the old Port would selecte best available.
Burgoyne is a perfect rookie list player.

Plenty of upside. A few questions.

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