List Mgmt. 2020 Draft and Delistings

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pjfairbairn

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Some interesting insights here.

"In between the Pies' picks was Angwin, a hard-running wingman who had been on Melbourne's radar before the Giants called his name."

"Adelaide had been trying to engineer a pre-draft trade with the Demons – pick 18 and 28 for 22 and 23 – but Melbourne stuck at its spot and took Jake Bowey and Laurie."

"Laurie had become something of an 'it' player at this stage of the draft. Had the Crows moved up the board, they would have selected him ahead of the Demons."

"The final selection of the first round came down to St Kilda, another club who had Laurie in their sights."
 

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Some interesting insights here.

"In between the Pies' picks was Angwin, a hard-running wingman who had been on Melbourne's radar before the Giants called his name."

"Adelaide had been trying to engineer a pre-draft trade with the Demons – pick 18 and 28 for 22 and 23 – but Melbourne stuck at its spot and took Jake Bowey and Laurie."

"Laurie had become something of an 'it' player at this stage of the draft. Had the Crows moved up the board, they would have selected him ahead of the Demons."

"The final selection of the first round came down to St Kilda, another club who had Laurie in their sights."
Interesting. Just from the limited vision I've seen of both I'd have thought Bowey would be the far more popular out of he and Laurie.

Recruiters obviously seen a !of more of them than me though. Good signs that Laurie was popular amongst a few clubs all the same.
 

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jhong

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Hopefully we are past the point of needing some random kids in the team to improve us. Oh and btw , Melk on last years form is not best 22 , he better pull his finger out , lucky for him the coach picks his favourites.
 

Demon bhoy

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Hopefully we are past the point of needing some random kids in the team to improve us. Oh and btw , Melk on last years form is not best 22 , he better pull his finger out , lucky for him the coach picks his favourites.
Yep Melk and AVB were liability’s last season, combined they would be lucky to have 3 good games to their name since the end of 2018
 

Gysberts2Bate

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That Adelaide deal would have gotten us Macrae but probably neither of Laurie or Bowey at 28. Not sure if it would have been worth it, clubs seems happy with what they did.

Hopefully we are past the point of needing some random kids in the team to improve us. Oh and btw , Melk on last years form is not best 22 , he better pull his finger out , lucky for him the coach picks his favourites.
We clearly aren’t though. We’re desperate for high IQ and highly skilled players around the wings and HFF. Whether they’re random kids or not is irrelevant when they don’t exist on the list currently.
 

gawndog37

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That Adelaide deal would have gotten us Macrae but probably neither of Laurie or Bowey at 28. Not sure if it would have been worth it, clubs seems happy with what they did.


We clearly aren’t though. We’re desperate for high IQ and highly skilled players around the wings and HFF. Whether they’re random kids or not is irrelevant when they don’t exist on the list currently.
I think you might've gotten a little confused, we had picks 18 and 28, Adelaide had 22 and 23, these picks looked different at the end of the night because of picks sliding back due to academy bids. Nevertheless sounds like neither of Laurie or Bowey would've been there at 22 and 23 anyway as the Giants and Saints were keen on both.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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I think you might've gotten a little confused, we had picks 18 and 28, Adelaide had 22 and 23, these picks looked different at the end of the night because of picks sliding back due to academy bids. Nevertheless sounds like neither of Laurie or Bowey would've been there at 22 and 23 anyway as the Giants and Saints were keen on both.
Right. It’s confusing bc journos seem to change between using original pick numbers and post-draft pick numbers within the same article.
 

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schmuttt

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Excellent news. Clearly the club has seen the feedback that supporters love this type of footage and is going again with it.
 

adonski

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Oh sh*t yeah
Yeah, really liked those videos. Keen.
Interesting. Will be curious to see if we had any interest in Jack Carroll (remember the name ImissFrosty) or Jackson Callow, and if we were angling for someone like Finlay Macrae with our earlier picks. Also what happened with Max Holmes.
Excellent news. Clearly the club has seen the feedback that supporters love this type of footage and is going again with it.
It's already on the MFC website if you didn't want to wait

 

stEdy

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Interesting that there was a real focus on blokes that "love footy"

Probably been burned by too many talented but ultimately not 100% dedicated types - Hogan, Watts etc

I like that they backed themselves to pick up Rosman as a more speculative type that could "explode" rather than the safe bet in Jack Carroll. Jackson was a similar pick based on potential rather than production, will be interesting to see how they go over the next 5 years versus the safe bets (Young, Ash, Serong from Jackson's draft).
 

schmuttt

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Seemed bloody strange that the coach of the side didn't even know who one of the potential picks was.
I almost feel like it is intentional from the club keeping him out of some things (Which probably isn't a good thing).
 

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