- Apr 26, 2016
- AFL Club
Clubs would use a smokescreen. The draft prospects wouldn't. I very much doubt that we've sent Phillips out to do the media rounds and create the illusion that he won't be a Swan.Then again it might be the same smokescreen we used last year.
In any case, his family believe he will be taken by Essendon or Hawthorn and that it's a given. They are the only two clubs who have been in touch with him since his second round of interviews that wrapped up ten days ago. This is generally what happens as the field narrows for each club heading into the draft. So the only way we will get Phillips is if our first or second preference is gone, which is highly unlikely given we have pick 3/4, and it will likely be as much a surprise for him as it is for us.