Norm Smith Medallist
- Jan 23, 2019
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
If you are going to make a statement like 'freak of nature' then at least understand the rules.
Priority picks pre 2012 were based on a straight formula of games won - there was no 'AFL discretion' as there is now.
The clubs you are referring to played the game according to the rules then and received the PP's associated with that - irrespective how well or otherwise they managed their list.
The rules have been changed now for a decade now hence only in exceptional circumstances are PP's awarded.
Yes it is now at the discretion of the AFL and well I'm in the camp that we will receive one.
I got it wrong the other day we're 8.5 wins from our last 48 games.
Carlton got bugger all but their 3 year comparison is 14 wins from there last three seasons. We won't get near that.
GC got 13 wins from the 3 seasons that led to them getting ridiculous draft concessions. I am not suggesting we'll get the same. I am very confident we will get an end of first rounder at worst. I hope it's a mid first rounder.
So to match or better those two clubs we need to win either 5/6 more games this season. We all know that aint happening. Not sure why this has only been looked at over two years, the AFL will look back further than that.
Also when your VFL team is getting smashed weekly that kind of adds further weight to your argument.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR AFL ASSISTANCE? North Melbourne in 2021: Eight wins in previous 44 games, six seasons without finals.
Gold Coast in 2019: Seven wins in previous two seasons, nine seasons without finals.
- Pick No.1 and pick No.20 in 2019 NAB AFL Draft
- Pick No.11 in 2020 NAB AFL Draft
- Pick No.19 in 2021 NAB AFL Draft
- Increased rookie list, Darwin as Academy zone, ability to pre-sign Academy players
Gold Coast in 2018: 20 wins in previous four seasons, eight seasons without finals.
- Ability to pre-list three state league players
- Increased rookie list
Carlton in 2018: Eight wins in previous two seasons, five seasons without finals.
- Ability to pre-list two state league players
Geez we were so badly managed previously, not sure why the AFL didn't ask questions