Review Essendon - Essendon's drafting since 1998 under Adrian Dodoro

TerryWallet

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If the club doesn't want to sack him then find him a different role.

Dodoro imo is very good at the trade table but when it comes to drafting talent he's meh.
This sums up the problem B4L. It is that they can't sack him....and even if they could somehow manage to, that they would then be obliged to find him another role.

Adrian is a glaring example of Essendon's deeper issues. Their setup. They are beholden. It creates malaise.
 

Vindicater

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Said it earlier.

In a vaccumm his drafting (as in each individual pick) is average to above average.

But his drafting as a whole (when looked at big picture) is horrendous.

I can't remember a time where we did not have at least three big hole in our list.
 

Mikevk123

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Trade/Recycled players brought in by Disco. Draft/Pre Season Draft and Rookie Draft Included.
Ilija Grgic West Coast: Games 2 ❌
John Barnes Geelong: Games 46 ✅
Jonathan Robran Hawthorn: Games 8 ❌
Paul Salmon Hawthorn: Games 15❌
Damian Cupido Brisbane: Games 40 ❌
Adam McPhee Fremantle: Games 142 ✅
Toby McGrath West Coast:Games 0❌
Ben Haynes Richmond: Games 21❌
Matthew Allan Carlton: Games 21❌
Justin Murphy Carlton: Games 40❌
Mark Alvey Western Bulldogs: Games 14❌
Nathan Lovett-Murray Collingwood: Games 145✅
Paul Thomas Adelaide: Games 8 ❌
Richard Cole Collingwood: Games 7 ❌
 

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Mikevk123

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PT 2 50/50 on Chappy and Gwilt thought they were okay.
Undecided on Mckernan(Journeyman), Stewart(Injury Prone) and Hartley(VFL) and Shiel

Ty Zantuck Richmond: Games 9❌
Scott Campoerale Carlton: Games 19❌
Chris Heffernan Melbourne: Games 26 ❌
Mal Michael Brisbane: Games 37❌
Brent Prismall Geelong: Games 36❌
Hayden Skipworth Adelaide: Games 11❌
Mark Williams Hawthorn: Games 4 ❌
Brendan Goddard St Kilda: Games 129✅
Kurt Aylett GWS: Games 2 ❌
Shaun Edwards GWS: Games 12❌
Paul Chapman Geelong: Games 29❌
Adam Cooney Western Bulldogs: Games 31❌
James Gwilt St Kilda: Games 29 ❌
Jonathan Giles GWS:Games 3 ❌
Craig Bird Sydney: Games 20 ❌
Shaun Mckernan Adelaide: Games 41 ❓
Matthew Luenberger Brisbane: Games 29 ❌
Mitch Brown Geelong: Games 52✅
Michael Hartley Collingwood: Games 43❓
Matt Dea Richmond: Games 39 ❌
James Kelly Geelong: Games 40 ✅
James Stewart GWS: Games 29 ❓
Josh Green Brisbane: Games 24 ❌
Adam Saad Gold Coast: Games 41 ✅
Devon Smith GWS: Games 29 ✅
Jake Stringer Western Bulldogs: Games 37 ✅
Dylan Shiel GWS: Games 19 ❓
 

Mikevk123

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Players he has selected with our First and Second Round Picks.

1998
Mark McVeigh Pick 9 ✅
Adam Ramanauskas Pick 12 ✅
Chris Ladhams Pick 23 ❌
Aaron Henneman Pick 25 ❌

1999
No First or Second Round Picks.

2000
James Davies Pick 17❌
Ted Richards Pick 27(Traded to Sydney 😑)❌
Sam Hunt Pick 32 ❌

2001
Shane Harvey Pick 18 ❌
Joel Reynolds Pick 31 ❌
Simon O’Keffe Pick 34 ❌

2002
Jason Laycock Pick 10 ❌
Jason Winderlich Pick 11 ✅
Darren Walsh Pick 27 ❌
Tristan Cartledge Pick 28 ❌

2003
Kepler Bradley Pick 6 ❌
Brent Stanton Pick 13 ✅
Jay Nash Pick 28 ❌

2004
Angus Monfries Pick 14(Played his best footy at Port) ✅
Andrew Lee Pick 30 ❌

2005
Paddy Ryder Pick 7(Left after we put up with his worst) ✅
Courtney Dempsey Pick 19 ❌
 

Mikevk123

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2006
Scott Gumbleton Pick 2 ❌
Leroy Jetta Pick 18 ❌
Tom Hislop Pick 20 ❌

2007
David Myers Pick 6✅(Underwhelming)
Tayte Pears Pick 23 ❌

2008
Michael Hurley Pick 5 ✅
David Zaharakis Pick 23 ✅

2009
Jake Melksham Pick 10❌(Serviceable For us but vastly improved at Melbourne)
Jake Carlisle Pick 24 ✅(Ran off to the saints)
Travis Colyer Pick 26✅(Was pretty good for us at a time. Now at Fremantle.
Anthony Long Pick 33 ❌

2010
Dyson Heppell Pick 8 ✅
Ariel Stienberg Pick 31 ❌

2011
Elliot Kavanagh Pick 19 ❌
Jackson Merrett Pick 31 ❌

2012
Joe Daniher Pick 10 ✅
Jason Ashby Pick 34 ❌

2013
Zach Merrett Pick 26 ✅

2014
Kyle Langford Pick 17 ✅
Jayden Laverde Pick 20 ❌

2015
Darcy Parish Pick 5 ✅
Aaron Francis Pick 6 ❓
Alex Morgan Pick 29 ❌
Mason Redman Pick 30 ✅

2016
Andrew McGrath Pick 1 ✅
Jordan Ridley Pick 22 ❓
Josh Begley Pick 31❓

2017
No First or Second Round Selections

2018
Irving Monsquito Pick 38 ❓
 

TerryWallet

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Nice posting Mikevk123.

But whether anyone thinks that adds up to good or bad, it is all pretty irrelevant really.

In the deals that really matter, Adrian and the coterie boys made millions together.

He's staying. Indeed just been added to The Executive Board. And long may he be the symbol of the EFC malaise.

16 years.
 

Mikevk123

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Nice posting Mikevk123.

But whether anyone thinks that adds up to good or bad, it is all pretty irrelevant really.

In the deals that really matter, Adrian and the coterie boys made millions together.

He's staying. Indeed just been added to The Executive Board. And long may he be the symbol of the EFC malaise.

16 years.
The club needs a broom through the place.
 

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citizen-erased

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i think the issue for Dev was he wanted midfield time, but GWS had a powerhouse middle. so he couldn't get extended time in
Early days he played a bit of midfield and his tenacity was impressive.
Missed him this year.
 

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It's an interesting one given the last build, wiped out by the saga, was (over)filled with big, one-paced midfielders. As a broad point though, absolutely - it's a list with serious talent yet also clear gaps.
You also had talented but injury prone players such as the bloke on your avatar.

Yes Im gutted how scott gumbletons career went.

hell of a talent but his body constantly broke down with injury
 

ferrisb

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This sums up the problem B4L. It is that they can't sack him....and even if they could somehow manage to, that they would then be obliged to find him another role.

Adrian is a glaring example of Essendon's deeper issues. Their setup. They are beholden. It creates malaise.
You know you have a real problem when a Carlton supporter accuses your club of poor governance and insularity..... :p
 

citizen-erased

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If they have any sense they'd be going hammer and tongs at Wines. Instead it seems Martin is their primary target. Must be frustrating for the supporters.
We abandoned Martin last year the second Shiel became a possibility.
I think we know what our priorities are however when quality comes up, we will still pursue.

If Wines moves, we'd surely be going hard for him.
But if he doesn't not much you can do about that.
 

DarkSaint

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As much as i dislike the guy, he has done very well at the trade table the last 3 or so years.

No idea about drafting etc and who is in charge, but hats off to him for getting it done during trade week.
 

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