List Mgmt. 2021 Trade, FA and Draft Chat

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LeverPuller

BigFooty Tanker
Jun 23, 2011
34,454
39,631
Q49, Olympic Stand
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Newcastle United Seattle Seahawks

Retired:
Nathan Jones, Neville Jetta

Delisted:
Aaron vandenBerg, Austin Bradtke (CatB), Aaron Nietschke, Jay Lockhart, Kye Declase, Marty Hore

Added:
Luke Dunstan (Unrestricted FA, St Kilda)

List Spots (18/10):
6 (4 main, 2 rookie)
 
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Guy Threepwood

Premiership Player
Jul 24, 2009
3,327
2,849
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Phoenix Suns, Sunderland
van Rooyen adds much needed depth in the KP department, wouldn't be surprised he is moulded as a defender considering we don't have much after Tomlinson/Petty/Smith

Already 91kg which is a plus

Forwards - B Brown, M Brown, Daw, Weideman, McDonald, Jackson
Defenders - May, Lever, Petty, Tomlinson, Smith
I'm pretty sure JT said he was recruited as a forward, but that can easily change quickly. Picking a guy like that who has shown ability at both ends and trying to work out where to fit him in is a nice problem to have.
 

Demon 16

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 25, 2009
10,845
6,795
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
I'm pretty sure JT said he was recruited as a forward, but that can easily change quickly. Picking a guy like that who has shown ability at both ends and trying to work out where to fit him in is a nice problem to have.
Sort of reminds me of the TMac pick some years ago. A bit of a swing man who was recruited as a potential forward. Fingers crossed this one works out as well as that!
 

Dogga6

Team Captain
May 11, 2021
530
1,024
AFL Club
Melbourne
Really like this pick.

He's a big unit who's already played WAFL senior, so he's physically ready to go. We're not bringing in a Watts/Weideman who's skinny and needing to put on muscle.

The beauty about this selection also is that Jason Taylor as already stated that he's coming in as a key forward. There is no rush to get him in the senior side and for all I care I would be happy for him to spend half the year at Casey just getting use to the bigger bodies.

At the start of the year he was talked up as a potential top 10 pick so the talent is certainly there.
 

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dylan93

Club Legend
Mar 16, 2011
2,259
1,634
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Really like the pick with our ageing key position stocks.

Now for the rest of the draft/s aside from Taj Woewodin and Andy Moniz-Wakefield I guess we just go best available or for some sliders?
 

Deelighted

All Australian
Aug 2, 2009
643
841
AFL Club
Melbourne
Not really clued in on the other prospects available at our pick but feel like KPF is the most obvious area of our weakness in our side (TMac & Brown were competent this year, but both nearing 30), so I'm pretty happy with the selection. From his comprehensive 1 minute highlight reel it's obvious he will be a force.
 

El Gringo

Perro Jefe
Oct 29, 2009
423
476
AFL Club
Melbourne
Looks like there could a few quality sliders available at our next pick but I’ve got the feeling JT already has someone lined up he is very confident will be available at that selection.

I’m interested to see what happens with Freo’s first pick, they must be getting a bidding frenzy right now with clubs trying to get one of the “guaranteed first rounders” that got overlooked. It’s crazy to think Gold Coast basically gave that selection away for free in the Brodie trade due to their epic mismanagement.
 

Guy Threepwood

Premiership Player
Jul 24, 2009
3,327
2,849
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Phoenix Suns, Sunderland
Looks like there could a few quality sliders available at our next pick but I’ve got the feeling JT already has someone lined up he is very confident will be available at that selection.

I’m interested to see what happens with Freo’s first pick, they must be getting a bidding frenzy right now with clubs trying to get one of the “guaranteed first rounders” that got overlooked. It’s crazy to think Gold Coast basically gave that selection away for free in the Brodie trade due to their epic mismanagement.
I'm not a draft watcher, but Johnson being available is surprising. He was talked up as being a top 10 pick (Hawks were linked with him at pock 5/7). Being a WA boy, Freo seem to be in a good spot.... they can land another local kid who slid further than they expected or a club pays through the nose to get the pick.
 

El Gringo

Perro Jefe
Oct 29, 2009
423
476
AFL Club
Melbourne
I'm not a draft watcher, but Johnson being available is surprising. He was talked up as being a top 10 pick (Hawks were linked with him at pock 5/7). Being a WA boy, Freo seem to be in a good spot.... they can land another local kid who slid further than they expected or a club pays through the nose to get the pick.
BEST REMAINING PLAYERS (Fox Lab overall rank)

13. Matt Johnson (midfielder)

14. Josh Goater (midfielder)

16. Mitch Knevitt (midfielder)

17. Tyler Sonsie (mid-forward)

18. Sam Butler (mid-forward)

20. Zac Taylor (midfielder)

24. Josh Fahey (defender)

25. Mitch Owens (mid-forward)

26. Jesse Motlop (mid-forward)

27. Blake Howes (wing)
 

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Grimesy87

Club Legend
May 22, 2018
2,462
4,858
AFL Club
Melbourne
I won't pretend to know much about Blake Howes (or any other draftee) but it seems a great result considering many had us linked to him with our first pick.
I didn't have much mail from this draft, but asked my mate last night afterwards and he said he heard they were tossing up between Howes and van Rooyen at our first pick. After Wilmot went.

I can only imagine how pumped they would have been to see him still there at 39
 

Lampers

Club Legend
May 27, 2004
1,221
2,293
Eastside
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Melbourne
Boss mode status for Taylor, Howes with the second round pick.
Yes and No.

The reason he was linked for Melbourne’s first, which makes getting him 20 picks later look great, was because it got around Melbourne were into him - and the journo guessed the wrong pick.

In other words, it was Melbourne that inadvertently created the interest that made Howes appear as a top 20 prospect.

If he was a genuine steal someone else would’ve already drafted Howes.

Don’t get me wrong, I hope Howes is great, but it’s not a coup until Howes proves something at AFL level.

What I’m interested in is what Melbourne were up to that the AFL rejected with the Adelaide pick 36. It could only have been they thought Howes was going to get picked up at 37 or 38, or Melbourne were really into someone they missed at 36, 37 or 38.
 

King Kunta

Team Captain
Jun 30, 2015
446
745
AFL Club
Melbourne
What I’m interested in is what Melbourne were up to that the AFL rejected with the Adelaide pick 36. It could only have been they thought Howes was going to get picked up at 37 or 38, or Melbourne were really into someone they missed at 36, 37 or 38.
Fox is showing Adelaide as having #43 which I understood to be our pick. Maybe there was a pick swap that wasn't mentioned on the coverage.
 

sledbomber

All Australian
Jun 18, 2009
618
522
AFL Club
Melbourne
Yes and No.

The reason he was linked for Melbourne’s first, which makes getting him 20 picks later look great, was because it got around Melbourne were into him - and the journo guessed the wrong pick.

In other words, it was Melbourne that inadvertently created the interest that made Howes appear as a top 20 prospect.

If he was a genuine steal someone else would’ve already drafted Howes.

Don’t get me wrong, I hope Howes is great, but it’s not a coup until Howes proves something at AFL level.

What I’m interested in is what Melbourne were up to that the AFL rejected with the Adelaide pick 36. It could only have been they thought Howes was going to get picked up at 37 or 38, or Melbourne were really into someone they missed at 36, 37 or 38.
On the draft and trade board Lore said that there is a rule that you can't trade a pick back to a club that has been traded to you. Potentially we were trying to trade the pick 39 to Adelaide as part of the deal to get 36 which isn't allowed as we received 39 from Adelaide initially.
 

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