Mega Thread 2021 Draft

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raptalia

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Hey all, what time do I tune in for our selections today?
FOXTEL will probably replay last night's riveting procedings if you are interested. Unless of course they have scheduled more of that Bombers - Tales of a Great Club, crap. I still have not caught the Stephen Dank, James Hird, Bomber Thompson episode.
 

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Re Sandringham's production line, somethings have changed the last 10-20 years and maybe its recruiters looking to kids with a strong private school football program to complement their TAC Cup / NAB League club stuff.

But there are a lot of private schools in Victoria and a few in SA and WA who are finding 15 year olds who are bloody good footballers and offering them sports scholarships for years 11 and 12 to pump up their football program and the marketing opportunities that come from it.

In the thread linked below that Ford cut away from stuff I posted in another thread, I posted the stats from Inside Football's 2011 draft special edition and it had stats on how many players each feeder club had drafted and how many games they played in different categories ie 0, 50, 100, 50, 200+ games for all 3 drafts between November 2000 and December 2010. In those 11 draft years ie inc PSD and rookie drafts the following clubs supplied the most number of players.


Calder 67
Geelong 58
Murray 55
Oakleigh 49
Sandringham 48
Dandenong 47
Eastern 44
Gippsland 40
North Ballarat 40

Others - most in each state / region
Claremont 40
West Adelaide 31
VFL clubs 74
AFLQ 71
NSW/ACT 40

Calder Cannons had won flags in 2001-03-04-07-09-10 and were runners up in 2002-06. So its no surprise that during those 11 years they had the most players recruited from any one club in the country. Murray Bushrangers and Eastern Ranges were next most successful with 1 flag and 2 GF loses each.

Since then, remembering 2020 and 2021 were cancelled by Covid, the following have been the dominate teams;
Oakleigh won flags 2012-14-15-19 runners up 2011-18
Sandringham won flags 2011-16 runners up 2017
Eastern Ranges won 2013 runners up 2015-19

If draftguru's site is correct since and including the 2011 drafts to last night's national draft they have had;
57 players taken in national draft ( draftguru didn't have pick 61 from last mick Luke Cleary in his list, I have)
1 in Pre season draft
14 in the rookie draft
2 in the mid season draft
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74

So Sandringham in the last 11 draft years is a bit better than Calder did in their 11 draft years above, with today's rookie draft to come, but nowhere near the premiership and GF level that Calder achieved.
 

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to be honest most clubs had ‘meh’ drafts, including ours. Richmond and Freo were really good. Collingwood also got lucky and worked it very well.

Outside of that, everyone else just seemed to tick the boxes and do as expected.

That being said across the draft and trade period port has added KPP depth in Skinner and Finlayson, a developing ruck (REH must think he is dreaming), some outside run and class in Burgoyne and Jackson and much needed speed and midfield depth in Sinn. Future looked after (Sinn) and the now covered too(skinner and Finlason). We’ve lost Ladhams and a few past it or not going to make it players.
From what we had available to us, we’ve done the best we could. It’s not Richmond’s draft, which we didn’t have the picks for and we didn’t get lucky like Collingwood, but we did well and optimised what we had.

He rated Richmond a D as well lol
 

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Are Adelaide going for a midget 22?
Adelaide’s strength used to be good talls, off the back of they just kept recruiting them, whether that was a desperate need or not. That they’ve still got most of their other issues, but now will have few quality talls coming through as well is great.
 

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Those are his phantom drafts (more based on where he thinks they will go) rather than his power ratings (based on where he values them).

He also tends to put a high value on contested possessions which might have gone against Sinn.
No, in the past he's changed his power rankings based on draft rumours. McAsey went from 12 to 6 in his power rankings a few years back once the rumours about Adelaide locking on him started. And there was no football played to influence that change.

It's not a big deal and I see what you're saying. It's all subjective and maybe they have a better draft haul, we won't know for years. But I just don't get how our draft haul is so bad compared to Adelaide's.
 

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Gold Coast drafted Rory Thompson in the PSD. Bit of a safe pick that one ;)
 

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The interesting stat I would like to know is the amount of Private School boys who end up in leadership positions.
I asked an assistant coach why the AFL recruiting preference seemed to be Private Schoolboys alot of it he said was due to scholarships but invariably he thought because they had been in structured coaching programs with excellent coaching staff they had learnt how to take instruction and feedback exceptionally well. He also commented on their ability to implement what they are told in terms if something was verbalised they were able, in alot of cases, able to understand the sentiment rather than necessarily have to be shown visually.
In regards to leadership, he thought that many of them were more familiar with what it meant and how to enact it.
He did say that there are still many a Private Schoolboy that arent the sharpest going around.
 

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