Sorry.. my mistake.. I didn't account for the long term injury factor - Tucker, MailbaumMax List is 47.
Here is the part of the CBA that is relevent
Player Lists – 2018 - 2022
(a) Each AFL Club shall maintain their Lists during the Term as follows:
(b) Any amount paid to a Rookie Player in excess of the base payment payable to a 1st year, 41+ choice selection shall be included in the relevant AFL Club’s Total Player Payments. For the avoidance of doubt, the minimum base payment payable to a 1st year, 41+ choice selection shall be excluded in the relevant AFL Club’s Total Player Payments for each Rookie Player.
- (i) The number of Players on the Club’s Primary List shall be not more than 40 and not less than 38;
- (ii) The number of Players on the Club’s Category A Rookie List shall be not more than 6 provided that a Club must not have more than 44 Players on their Primary List and Category A Rookie List at any time;
- (iii) The number of Players on the Club’s Category B Rookie List shall be not more than 3.
(c) Players included on a Category A Rookie List shall be eligible for selection in a Match from 1 November 2017 notwithstanding any contrary provision in this Agreement or the AFL Rules. Prior to 31 October 2017, AFL shall make all necessary amendments to the AFL Rules so that they shall provide for a Player on a Category A Rookie List to be eligible for selection in any Match played after 1 November 2017.
I reckon Menzel, Maibaum and Pink will be delisted.Sorry.. my mistake.. I didn't account for the long term injury factor - Tucker, Mailbaum
including those two, we had 39 on the seniors list and 9 on the rookie list
Question remains.. How do we fill the remains 6 spots?
P5. p25, p32, p44
Menzal, Wicks, Mailbaum, Pink, Hirst
other new rookies
Im thinking maybeI reckon Menzel, Maibaum and Pink will be delisted.
Hewett is still a young fella
Cheer up mate.You know you have problems when melican is your best kd and still so heavenly reliant still on Kennedy and Buddy who both could be finished by seasons end
Be lucky to have 3 A graders on the list which is more depressing
Wicks has signed another 12mth cat b contractHeres a crack at where our list is as right now.. we're still 5 months away (and a few operations, player movements and a pre-season) from round one, so none of this is set in stone.. more of a starting point.
Buddy, Reid, Papley, Ronke, Haywood, Heeney
Naismith, Parker, Kennedy, Hewitt, Florent, Blakey
Rampe, Allirr, Mills, Lloyd , Dawson, Melican
Cunningham, Rowbottom, McCartin, O'Riordan
Soo.. from the forwards.. Heeney and Paps (Ronke at a stretch) can play through the mids. Reid can play as 2nd ruck and also as a spare in defence
....... from the mids.. Parker, Kennedy, Blakey can all play up forward
....... from defence.. Mills and Lloyd? can play through the midfield, Dawson can play mid and forward, Allirr can pinch hit in the ruck
....... the interchange includes inside & outside mids, forwards and defenders.
Quite well balanced?
Reserves that have experience or proven ability at AFL level..
Sinclare, McLean, Clarke, Fox
Second tier reserves - need to (or likely to) develop, or need to step up for senior selection
McInerny, Stoddart, Foot, Ling, Bell, Thurlow, Amartey, Knoll, Reynolds
Lewis Taylor, Irish fella (193cm, can't remember his name)
P5, p25, p32, p44
Menzal, Wicks, Mailbaum, Pink, Hirst.
This equals 41 players on our list, 8 spots remaining.
The development of a few of the second tier reserves + Taylor + p5, means theres a solid 30+ players who'll play seniors this year.
Do we take 4 picks to the draft or trade p32 + p44 for (freos) p22 and take three picks to the draft?
Do we recruit Bennel?
Who do we re-contract?
Do we fill all the remainder rookie spots now or save space for the pre-season draft?
Where do we finish in 2020?
Where do we finish in 2021??