Hahahaha in what strange universe is where we finish not relevant? It's a competition, the idea is to rank teams. Where we finish is completely relevant, it'll determine what picks we get or whether you hold a premiership.Grainger-Barrass is an example, and where we finish is irrelevant. If the club had anticipated a bid at that stage we could/should have taken steps to protect our position. If you translate those points to this draft it could perhaps mean the opportunity to have secured Stephens and Young instead of Young and Serong. It is definitely worth having that kind of option available.
Draft and trading is a major plank in a club's strategy to build a finals and premiership tilt from. As with on-field the club needs to do everything possible to get it all right. It has its own skill set that can be improved (I think we could use someone with better strategic thinking involved in draft trading, and are short staffed). It is a critical area of our club where we need to do the very best that we can.
I really hope that after looking back over their work they don't come away with"Lets move on". I hope they come away with "Let's improve and learn from this".
I don't doubt the club did everything they could to protect themselves as best they could from a bid, moving from 10 to 8 got us another top ten talent. You negative nancy's keep banging on about how the club could have done better but you have no way of telling what efforts the club made. No one on here can tell me the club didn't push for 45 from Adelaide instead of 49 or that we didn't ask for higher picks from Port, you simply have no way of knowing. But sure you can repeat it until you turn black and blue.
My let's move on advice wasn't for the club but good job, some of your best work there mate. Bloody hell, I hope the club doesn't think "where we finish is irrelevant" I hope they think "let's improve and learn from this".