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Would you say West Coast doesn't have a massive advantage in the draft?

Good to hear that the top group are midfielders because I always felt we lacked depth in that area.
They get to pick first each round so they have an advantage but they also need quality talls and there are simply none in this draft. Their first pick is key. I think they need to pick Dowrick because they could build the whole forward line around her for the next decade but it must be pretty tempting for them to pick Davison given what she's shown in WAFLW this year. If WC focus on the future (not the present) they'll do ok out of this draft - could set them up really well for a few years time.
 

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They get to pick first each round so they have an advantage but they also need quality talls and there are simply none in this draft. Their first pick is key. I think they need to pick Dowrick because they could build the whole forward line around her for the next decade but it must be pretty tempting for them to pick Davison given what she's shown in WAFLW this year. If WC focus on the future (not the present) they'll do ok out of this draft - could set them up really well for a few years time.
Dowrick is a small/medium forward? Can we play midfield on a part time bases?

If West Coast go Davison, then it's a no brainer with Dowrick?
 

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Courtney Rowley and the youngsters at Peel are going great v East Freo atm. Not convinced WC should have delisted Bartlett.

I thought Bilcich and Church were pretty good.

Ella Roberts two goals were awesome from 15 year old kid.

Kira Phillips commenters saying she is 16 and WAFL website saying she is 23. Destroyed the Sharks and pretty straight kick.
 
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I thought Bilcich and Church were pretty good.

Ella Roberts two goals were awesome from 15 year old kid.

Kira Phillips commenters saying she is 16 and WAFL website saying she is 16. Destroyed the Sharks and pretty straight kick.
Yeah they've got some great youngsters at Peel. Rowley still the pick of the bunch imo but those two goals by Roberts were great.

Kira Phillips is 25? Did you mean Courtney Rowley?

Great win Peel. Sorry to Hayley Miller but I'm barracking for the Peel youngsters. Love an underdog story :)
 

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Yeah they've got some great youngsters at Peel. Rowley still the pick of the bunch imo but those two goals by Roberts were great.

Kira Phillips is 25? Did you mean Courtney Rowley?

Great win Peel. Sorry to Hayley Miller but I'm barracking for the Peel youngsters. Love an underdog story :)
Must have got my wires crossed.

Does my love for Hayley Miller override my hatred for Scabbiaco?
 

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Yeah they've got some great youngsters at Peel. Rowley still the pick of the bunch imo but those two goals by Roberts were great.

Kira Phillips is 25? Did you mean Courtney Rowley?

Great win Peel. Sorry to Hayley Miller but I'm barracking for the Peel youngsters. Love an underdog story :)
Makes more sense.
 

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Must have got my wires crossed.

Does my love for Hayley Miller override my hatred for Scabbiaco?
I treat the Subi women's team completely independent from the men's (they aren't ****s like them until they prove otherwise). Loving both Miller and Stannett helps that but still supporting Peel for the GF despite having zero Freo players playing for them atm. Can't lose really with these WAFLW GFs - will be happy with whichever wins.

BTW Kira Phillips used to be on Freo's list in 2017. She's a bit like the forward line version of Emily McGuire. Very talented but seemingly not quite suited to the AFLW environment.
 

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I treat the Subi women's team completely independent from the men's (they aren't ****s like them until they prove otherwise). Loving both Miller and Stannett helps that but still supporting Peel for the GF despite having zero Freo players playing for them atm. Can't lose really with these WAFLW GFs - will be happy with whichever wins.

BTW Kira Phillips used to be on Freo's list in 2017. She's a bit like the forward line version of Emily McGuire. Very talented but seemingly not quite suited to the AFLW environment.
I will go for Peel.
 

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For those interested, the WAFLW Grand Final is going to be televised on 7 this Saturday.

I considered heading up to Joondalup to watch but have an event in Freo that night so wouldn't make it back in time. Anyone know of any pubs that might be playing the game on a big screen in Freo?

Freo players Miller (#19), Cuthbertson (#26) and Stannett (#22) will no doubt feature prominently for Subi. You should also check out Abbey Dowrick (#23) and Maggie McLachlan (#21) who are prospects this year, plus Charlie Thomas (#4) who is a prospect for next year.

Freo doesn't have anybody playing for Peel but worth watching them to see some top future AFLW talent. Sarah Verrier (#7) and Ebony Bilcich (#17) are two prospects this year. Verrier was injured in the first passage of play last weekend and didn't return to the ground, so not sure if she will be playing (it was her first game back so she's been a bit unlucky lately :(). As for future drafts they have two absolute top end talents in Courtney Rowley (#18) and Ella Roberts (#38).

A lot of these best up-and-comers in WAFLW (including others like Chloe Reilly from East Freo) are excellent on the outside so look to the wings and you should find a few of them :)

edit - I forgot Cuthbo is out with an MCL - big loss for Subi down back.
 
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For those interested, the WAFLW Grand Final is going to be televised on 7 this Saturday.

I considered heading up to Joondalup to watch but have an event in Freo that night so wouldn't make it back in time. Anyone know of any pubs that might be playing the game on a big screen in Freo?

Freo players Miller (#19), Cuthbertson (#26) and Stannett (#22) will no doubt feature prominently for Subi. You should also check out Abbey Dowrick (#23) and Maggie McLachlan (#21) who are prospects this year, plus Charlie Thomas (#4) who is a prospect for next year.

Freo doesn't have anybody playing for Peel but worth watching them to see some top future AFLW talent. Sarah Verrier (#7) and Ebony Bilcich (#17) are two prospects this year. Verrier was injured in the first passage of play last weekend and didn't return to the ground, so not sure if she will be playing (it was her first game back so she's been a bit unlucky lately :(). As for future drafts they have two absolute top end talent in Courtney Rowley (#18) and Ella Roberts (#38).

A lot of these best up-and-comers in WAFLW (including others like Chloe Reilly from East Freo) are excellent on the outside so look to the wings and you should find a few of them :)

edit - I forgot Cuthbo is out with an MCL - big loss for Subi down back.

What do you think of Abbey Barndon?
 

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What do you think of Abbey Barndon?
Thought she did well in the ruck against Bowey on the weekend. She'd be fairly undersized as an AFLW ruck though.

Peel has a few in their early 20s like Abby. They are probably all a bit unlucky with the timing of AFLW. Teams invested in mature bodies in the early years of AFLW and now the under 18s coming through are projecting at a whole new level, so clubs are investing in the youngsters, leaving few opportunities for those in their 20s that aren't already in the AFLW system. I just hope the WAFC invests in WAFLW because it is still miles from its potential ceiling and it could become a really attractive comp to watch in the not-to-distant future.
 

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Thought she did well in the ruck against Bowey on the weekend. She'd be fairly undersized as an AFLW ruck though.

Peel has a few in their early 20s like Abby. They are probably all a bit unlucky with the timing of AFLW. Teams invested in mature bodies in the early years of AFLW and now the under 18s coming through are projecting at a whole new level, so clubs are investing in the youngsters, leaving few opportunities for those in their 20s that aren't already in the AFLW system. I just hope the WAFC invests in WAFLW because it is still miles from its potential ceiling and it could become a really attractive comp to watch in the not-to-distant future.
I would hope that mature age players get a chance.

Bilcich on the weekend was very good. Love for her to get a go at AFLW.
 

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I’m going for Peel so she won’t anyway.
I want Abby and her team to win even more after reading this.

 

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