Preview 2021 AFL National Draft

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Snake_Baker

L'enfant terrible
Apr 24, 2013
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inside your head
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Just quietly, I reckon Horne is playing SANFL because the neither the colts competition nor Horne would get anything out of him playing there.

He's a brute for an 18 year old.

Jason Horne 2021

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Tom Powell 2020

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Elroo

Premiership Player
Jul 2, 2014
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Just a question for those who understand the AFL draft, F/S Picks and the points systems better than me, can someone answer a question myself and a few mates were throwing around.

Say we get to the end of the season and we end up finishing above the Pies who finish last. At the draft Pies pick 1, North pick 2;

Pies pick 1: Horne.
North pick 2: we bid on Daicos but Pis match.

Could this play out, and could the Pies realistically pick up Horne at pick 1 and match our bid with the 25% discount for Daicos?

I'd hate to have our worse finish ever and end up with essentially pick 3 and see the Pies get the best 2 players by a long way in the draft?
 

Devington

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 4, 2013
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North Melbourne
Just a question for those who understand the AFL draft, F/S Picks and the points systems better than me, can someone answer a question myself and a few mates were throwing around.

Say we get to the end of the season and we end up finishing above the Pies who finish last. At the draft Pies pick 1, North pick 2;

Pies pick 1: Horne.
North pick 2: we bid on Daicos but Pis match.

Could this play out, and could the Pies realistically pick up Horne at pick 1 and match our bid with the 25% discount for Daicos?

I'd hate to have our worse finish ever and end up with essentially pick 3 and see the Pies get the best 2 players by a long way in the draft?
Pies don't have a round one pick.
 

Elroo

Premiership Player
Jul 2, 2014
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Pies don't have a round one pick.
Then change the scenario to GWS having the Pies pick 1.

GWS pick 1: Horne.
North pick 2: we bid on Daicos but Pies match.

Could this play out, and could the GWS realistically pick up Horne at pick 1 and the pies match our bid with the 25% discount for Daicos?
 

Devington

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 4, 2013
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Then change the scenario to GWS having the Pies pick 1.

GWS pick 1: Horne.
North pick 2: we bid on Daicos but Pies match.

Could this play out, and could the GWS realistically pick up Horne at pick 1 and the pies match our bid with the 25% discount for Daicos?
We came second last and ended up with the third pick just last year. Yes it's possible.
 

shintemaster

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 24, 2002
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North Melbourne
Then change the scenario to GWS having the Pies pick 1.

GWS pick 1: Horne.
North pick 2: we bid on Daicos but Pies match.

Could this play out, and could the GWS realistically pick up Horne at pick 1 and the pies match our bid with the 25% discount for Daicos?
Yep. And they're way too mercenary not to shut up shop and gun for that pick.
 

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Mr north man

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Mar 12, 2016
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Why would that be? The club is 100% confident he'll be fine , his issue isn't rare fwiw. He's had chalky bones and that apparently isn't hard to rectify.
Chalky Bones Ha
If you're going to recruit a player you check everything on the player.
If the club has drafted a player like this and they knew there was a problem with his past history and if injuries were part of his football resume then the person who has the final say on drafting him should be sacked.
 

The Filth Wizard

These Meats Are Spoiled
Jul 26, 2007
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Chalky Bones Ha
If you're going to recruit a player you check everything on the player.
If the club has drafted a player like this and they knew there was a problem with his past history and if injuries were part of his football resume then the person who has the final say on drafting him should be sacked.
Check their bones before drafting them.

Now I've heard everything.
 

Souup

Norm Smith Medallist
May 8, 2005
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Matthew Roberts the standout performer this weekend with 33 touches, 2 goals, 8 clearances and 9 tackles. Will most likely find himself taken in the top 10-15 by year's end and the only reason he won't end up at the real pointy end is because he doesn't really have the eye-catching traits or upside that others do.

Jack Williams also progressing nicely with a 4 goal performance. Expect to see him continue to move up draft boards.
 

Devington

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Jun 4, 2013
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Check their bones before drafting them.

Now I've heard everything.
TBF Comben had broken half of them prior to being drafted. IIRC he had some awful luck once his growth spurts started.

As to drafting an injury prone player we had 3 picks basically all at once and got a variety of players. That far back in the draft if you want elite attributes it generally comes with a downside, and we've had a tendency to select players with past injuries as theirs. Flynn was the other in that trio with an injury history, and likewise has been struck down again.

Jy a couple years earlier is another, but he turned out pretty bloody alright.
 

The Filth Wizard

These Meats Are Spoiled
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TBF Comben had broken half of them prior to being drafted. IIRC he had some awful luck once his growth spurts started.

As to drafting an injury prone player we had 3 picks basically all at once and got a variety of players. That far back in the draft if you want elite attributes it generally comes with a downside, and we've had a tendency to select players with past injuries as theirs. Flynn was the other in that trio with an injury history, and likewise has been struck down again.

Jy a couple years earlier is another, but he turned out pretty bloody alright.
I'm half tongue in cheek, the thought of checking bones has me thinking of those x-ray machines in Total Recall. Which then makes me go full circle and think about our injury time frames.


 

Devington

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 4, 2013
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I'm half tongue in cheek, the thought of checking bones has me thinking of those x-ray machines in Total Recall. Which then makes me go full circle and think about our injury time frames.


All good. TBH my post was more directed at the one you were replying to, which I thought had a half decent point shaded by an awful conclusion.
 

The acurate one

Premiership Player
Jan 23, 2019
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Chalky Bones Ha
If you're going to recruit a player you check everything on the player.
If the club has drafted a player like this and they knew there was a problem with his past history and if injuries were part of his football resume then the person who has the final say on drafting him should be sacked.
Why? If the issue is fixable and we feel it is, we may have just got the bargain of the century. There's ten years worth of sh*t rd two selections that we've made. I'd rather us take a chance on a footballer with all the necessary skills to be a bloody fine footballer than some plodder from Queensland.
 

Mr north man

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Mar 12, 2016
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Why? If the issue is fixable and we feel it is, we may have just got the bargain of the century. There's ten years worth of sh*t rd two selections that we've made. I'd rather us take a chance on a footballer with all the necessary skills to be a bloody fine footballer than some plodder from Queensland.
Well if Comden comes good and becomes a great player I'll eat my own words but I have my doubts that he will play this year or next.
 

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