- Jan 11, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Hibberd is by far the most likely of our recruits to play game for us this year. At our picks there weren't exactly many other ready made inside mids. If we need inside depth for a shot at September this year is value.lol we got an inside midfielder with the 9th pick in the rookie draft and now the egg's on our faces for critiquing the national draft strategy
Shoulda picked O'HailpinJake Townsend has been playing as an inside mid and floating up to half forward in the VFL, seems Caracalla likes what he brings and got in the recruiters ears. Might be the kick in the arse someone like Langford needs to take that next step.
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Is Townsend confirmed, or speculation?OUT:
Mitch Brown 196cm Forward/Defender
Jordan Houlahan 185cm Forward
Mark Baguley 178cm Forward/Defender
Zac Clarke 203cm Ruck
David Myers 191cm Mid
Jake Long 185cm Mid
Trent Mynott 185cm Mid
Michael Hartley 198cm Defender
Thomas Jok 193cm Defender
Matt Dea 186cm Defender
Ben McNiece 178cm Defender
Harrison Jones 196cm Forward
Ned Cahill 178cm Forward
Nick Bryan 202cm Ruck
Andrew Phillips 201cm Ruck
Tom Cutler 192cm Mid
Mitchell Hibberd 191cm Mid
Jacob Townsend 187cm Forward/Mid
Cian McBride 197cm Gaelic Defender (not sure what his position will be in AFL)
Ross McQuillan 188cm Gaelic Defender (again not sure about his position in AFL)
Lachlan Johnson 175cm Defender
No, it's analysing a draft strategy once the whole thing is actually complete.
I am pointing out the fact people went early and were plugging the recruiting team for not recruiting an inside mid, before the entire draft process had been completed.
it's not me benfefitting from hindsight as much as highlighting the fallacy of criticising a draft crop before we had used all our picks
Sounds like Dodoro tried pretty hard to get up to Ports selection to take Robertson, but just didn't have the currency to get it done. No real issue with that, Brisbane had the ability to trade up and got in. I'd have been dirty if we hadn't tried, or had passed.Did he though or just a pivot after being unable to move up during the draft? Could have easily had him mid year if he was in the plans.
Exactly.Could we guarantee Hibberd would be available?
Surely taking two inside mids in 3 years, as rookie both time, speaks to a distortion of our drafting and list management values.
Remember, the ruck we took at 37 was second choice behind a half back who was first choice.
I'm a big supporter of the haul but that's after the fact and largely because of the player we took as much as the type. The player isn't always available.
It's not like we haven't missed out on picking Tom Campbell, Tory Dickson, Shane Biggs and even Nick Hind in the past.
So we can slam him now or do we have to wait for all the SPS to be done? I want to get in before the same people saying it's too early start saying it's all "hindsight heroics"I have criticised Dodoro in the past for not valuing certain positions in the draft (midfielders, traditional shut down defender) but I think it's only fair we wait for the draft to finish before we slam the choices he makes in it.
Why make a premature call on the quality of the crop before we have finished, when the sum total of the draft top can be analysed as a whole and we can then evaluate its quality.
My original point was multiple people on this board were ready to riot on the basis Dodoro didnt pick an inside midfielder. Well if they had waited around 12 hours then they would see the guy they wanted at pick 50 odd, we ended getting as a rookie and we pick up another couple of players as well.
We don't know if he would be available, that's the nature of the draft. But we didn't know for sure he wouldnt be, and the fact remains he was so why bother with the hypothetical.
I have criticised Dodoro in the past for not valuing certain positions in the draft (midfielders, traditional shut down defender) but I think it's only fair we wait for the draft to finish before we slam the choices he makes in it.
That depends on if people want to admit their early melts were ridiculous or not. If they're happy to concede they went way to early then yes he had a plan, if they can't concede they melted too early then he pivoted.Did he though or just a pivot after being unable to move up during the draft? Could have easily had him mid year if he was in the plans.
People I consider small forwards:So many? How many do we have on the list? How many did he take last night?