List Mgmt. Draft Watch - Country win two in a row

Who will win the 2017 AFL Championships?

  • Allies

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • South Australia

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • Vic Country

    Votes: 9 31.0%
  • Vic Metro

    Votes: 17 58.6%
  • Western Australia

    Votes: 1 3.4%

  • Total voters
    29
  • Poll closed .

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TheGrizz

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Sep 29, 2016
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I know its a long season and a lot can change draft stock wise, but id be keeping an eye on Cooper Stephens from the Geelong Falcons.

Good sized inside mid (188cm) and a decent build who finds the footy pretty well.
Reminds me a bit of Ely Smith from last year (saw a bit of him playing falcons as i live in that area).

Exactly the type of 'Vanilla' (term used facaeciously) mid that could slide in to one of our 2nds. Although a good year could have him in the top 15 easily.
 

eDPS

Devon Goods
Nov 4, 2010
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At this stage Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson are the standout top two players in this draft, good time to have pick one or two because both are on Sam Walsh's level of quality, both ooze leadership and lift when the team needs them most. Dont think ive seen a player more suited to our needs than Noah Anderson just a shame i cant see how we would trade up to those top 2 picks.
 

Red Black and Blue

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Oct 1, 2006
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What do people think our number one position required for this draft is? Think it’ll be more divisive than previous years as we look pretty balanced.
 

eth-dog

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Jan 11, 2007
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What do people think our number one position required for this draft is? Think it’ll be more divisive than previous years as we look pretty balanced.
We currently have 28 players who will be 25 or under at the end of the year. If we arrange them into a 22 plus extras:

Gleeson - BZT - Saad
Ridley - Francis - McKenna
McGrath - Parish - Ham
Fantasia - Daniher - Laverde
Stringer - Stewart - Begley
Draper - Langford - Merrett
Mutch - Mynott - Redman - Guelfi

Gown, Mosquito, Houlahan, Jok, Clarke, Long miss out.

I wouldn't mind spending a later pick on a key defender looking at that, maybe another winger
 

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Yoda_

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May 6, 2007
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Note that the transfer of Riley Bowman from Dandenong to Sandringham has worked wonders. Kid is doing exceptionally well.

Certainly someone I would be looking at years end. Genuine #1 ruck and an overager.
 

eDPS

Devon Goods
Nov 4, 2010
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Kysaiah ‘Kozzie’ Pickett looks a gem this year, we think Mozzie and Tippa are exciting this kid is on another level, recently played though the midfield in the SA v WA trials and looked sensational, could be the smallest player (170cm) to be picked in the top 20 of a draft.
 

Mr Mojo Risin

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Jul 15, 2008
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Do we have any MSD picks and if so how many?
 

Mr Mojo Risin

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GUMBLETRON

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One with Draper's absence. I thought we'd be able to have 2 since Mutch was a LTI
LTI isn't enough - you need to denote a player 'inactive' and thereby ineligible for the whole season, where LTI is only 8 weeks minimum. LTI is nearly defunct now though given Cat A rookies no longer need elevating.
 

eth-dog

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:think:

So somewhere between 0 and 2.

Glad we’re all on the same page!! :D
It's one as explained in the post below yours apparently
LTI isn't enough - you need to denote a player 'inactive' and thereby ineligible for the whole season, where LTI is only 8 weeks minimum. LTI is nearly defunct now though given Cat A rookies no longer need elevating.
It's for the Cat B though. Imagine if we had a Mark Blicavs and we decided not to demote someone straight after they had a 10 week injury?
 
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