Preview 2021 AFL National Draft

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WD Roo

Team Captain
Dec 18, 2018
516
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North Melbourne
I see the Cresswell boys are still in our NGA. What are the chances of the AFL changing the rules to suit the Swines?
 

Pykie

Cancelled
Sep 17, 2006
20,605
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Lord's
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North Melbourne
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I see the Cresswell boys are still in our NGA. What are the chances of the AFL changing the rules to suit the Swines?

They already have.

In two years we won't be able to match a bid inside of the top 40 of the draft for them, but Sydney will be able to match a top 40 bid for them under the F/S rule.
 

WD Roo

Team Captain
Dec 18, 2018
516
1,092
AFL Club
North Melbourne
They already have.

In two years we won't be able to match a bid inside of the top 40 of the draft for them, but Sydney will be able to match a top 40 bid for them under the F/S rule.
Getting sick of the moving goalposts. Image if we were still linked to Ballarat, we could effectively have JUH (given the Rebels are now more representative of the WD rather than just Ballarat).
 

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Dangercrow32

Draftee
Dec 8, 2020
9
23
AFL Club
Adelaide
GiantRoo how do u rate the 2021 draft to 2020?

I really like the look of Sonsie, Horne and Murley. Horne has the scope to be a premier player of the league and Murley possesses the explosiveness at stoppage like Dangerfield. Sonsie looks like a very smart and crafty player.
 

giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
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GiantRoo how do u rate the 2021 draft to 2020?

I really like the look of Sonsie, Horne and Murley. Horne has the scope to be a premier player of the league and Murley possesses the explosiveness at stoppage like Dangerfield. Sonsie looks like a very smart and crafty player.
Midfield wise, easily one of the best. Very light on for KPP at this stage.
 

King Corey

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Jun 9, 2001
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Windy Hill Safe Injecting Room
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Maybe the talls we rated were gone early.
Yeh the logic of not taking a tall is confusing me.

We couldn't get Ugle-Hagan or Thilthorpe.

We obviously rated Phillips above the next immediate subset of talls - McDonald, Reid, Cox.

The next run of players were smalls and mediums (including Powell) until Neale who went just before our 3rd pick. No talls of reputational note went after that.

In conclusion there were 5x high grade talls in the entire draft, 2 were gone before our pick and the others were all gone by pick 9. Can't do much about that.
 

the Ziebull

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2010
21,279
17,391
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Yeh the logic of not taking a tall is confusing me.

We couldn't get Ugle-Hagan or Thilthorpe.

We obviously rated Phillips above the next immediate subset of talls - McDonald, Reid, Cox.

The next run of players were smalls and mediums (including Powell) until Neale who went just before our 3rd pick. No talls of reputational note went after that.

In conclusion there were 5x high grade talls in the entire draft, 2 were gone before our pick and the others were all gone by pick 9. Can't do much about that.
Rookie draft is where we should have taken talls and let them develop
 

Heaps of fun

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 13, 2013
19,588
44,694
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North Melbourne
Yeh the logic of not taking a tall is confusing me.

We couldn't get Ugle-Hagan or Thilthorpe.

We obviously rated Phillips above the next immediate subset of talls - McDonald, Reid, Cox.

The next run of players were smalls and mediums (including Powell) until Neale who went just before our 3rd pick. No talls of reputational note went after that.

In conclusion there were 5x high grade talls in the entire draft, 2 were gone before our pick and the others were all gone by pick 9. Can't do much about that.
I'm thinking that those taller players are ones we'll target in the mid-season. They'll be 19 and more seasoned. It will be much clearer which of Kolar, Callow, Baldwin (if he was fit) etc will make it then.
 

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Psicosis

Premiership Player
May 7, 2012
4,968
11,575
Bird Rock
AFL Club
North Melbourne
More mids, yes please ✔

2021 isn’t gonna be easy on-field, but getting access to one of these Star Mids will be worth it with the excellent crop we now have.

Don’t stress about KPPs. Primary focus is building an elite midfield that can get it to Larkey and our other dynamic forwards quickly. I have no doubt we will take one via mid season or next draft, but they will be raw and take time.

If we need one urgently in the next couple years (if Comben doesn’t come on & J.Walker doesn’t work) we will hit FA.
 

RossHenshaw

Senior List
Sep 12, 2020
172
441
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North Melbourne
Yeh the logic of not taking a tall is confusing me.

We couldn't get Ugle-Hagan or Thilthorpe.

We obviously rated Phillips above the next immediate subset of talls - McDonald, Reid, Cox.

The next run of players were smalls and mediums (including Powell) until Neale who went just before our 3rd pick. No talls of reputational note went after that.

In conclusion there were 5x high grade talls in the entire draft, 2 were gone before our pick and the others were all gone by pick 9. Can't do much about that.
I still reckon we did the right thing looking back it all .
Logan MAC - still unsure about the 1 season he had (he wasn’t even talked about earlier in the year )
Elijah H - acl risk & hope he can talk walk walk the talk . I actually found him F#cking annoying when he talked ! God help his teammates!
The 2 defensive talls * took - one if not both smelt of a Lauchie Hansen recruit .
So Yeah Phillips all the way 👍👍👍
 

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