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Asty

Club Legend
Jul 19, 2006
1,691
69
S.E. Asia
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Geelong / Sturt
they do genuinely seem to change the rules every year.
That suggests to me, that is all a bit up in the air.

I just think it will get 86'ed in the not too distant future, and Geelongs success right now is doing it no favours at all.
I think it will/should stay. I know geelong got some good picks through the F/S but I am not sure it bothered the AFL from their point of view they had the vics complaining of interstate dominance and now it has come full circle.

They will only care if a team can be dominant for an extended period and this is more controlled by the salary cap (concessions are very valuable to keeping a strong team together).


I am not sure how I would go watching GAJR play for any team but geelong? It would take some of the rivalry out of the game.... "I used to hate collingwood but now they have JR and I used to love his old man when he was at the cats!"
 

Porps is a star!!

Team Captain
Jun 5, 2008
404
0
Melbourne
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool
So does anyone know who the oldest out of all these kids?? And if they are any good??

I hope the club is smart enough to not just pick them up for the sake of it like certain other clubs...Essendon, Collingwood, Richmond
 

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Crow-mo

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Dec 31, 2005
24,557
51
Mo Mansions LA
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
adelaide
I think it will/should stay. I know geelong got some good picks through the F/S but I am not sure it bothered the AFL from their point of view they had the vics complaining of interstate dominance and now it has come full circle.

They will only care if a team can be dominant for an extended period and this is more controlled by the salary cap (concessions are very valuable to keeping a strong team together).


I am not sure how I would go watching GAJR play for any team but geelong? It would take some of the rivalry out of the game.... "I used to hate collingwood but now they have JR and I used to love his old man when he was at the cats!"
saying it will stay is one thing, deluding yourself that it should is another.

it is an unfair compromise on the draft, and in an era of true professionalism it has no place. sorry it just does not.

of course i'll be happy if we benefit from it, but it won't change the rights and wrongs of it all.

this crap about Ablett jr, is just that. if someone else drafted him, you wouldn't care today.
 

Vader

Sith Lord
Oct 14, 2005
42,668
23,781
Canberra
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood, Adelaide Crows
saying it will stay is one thing, deluding yourself that it should is another.

it is an unfair compromise on the draft, and in an era of true professionalism it has no place. sorry it just does not.
It used to be an unfair compromise. I personally feel that the new bidding system has removed most of the inequality. Clubs no longer get 1st round players for a 3rd round pick, they pay fair value (or close to it).
 

Crow-mo

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Dec 31, 2005
24,557
51
Mo Mansions LA
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
adelaide
It used to be an unfair compromise. I personally feel that the new bidding system has removed most of the inequality. Clubs no longer get 1st round players for a 3rd round pick, they pay fair value (or close to it).

that they needed to equalise it, is of itself evidence of the problems inherent in the system.

how does the romanticism elements of the 'pro' argument reconcile itself to the equalisation of bidding?

isn't that really saying all the airy fairy arguments don't stack up on their own merit? if no, why have it at all.

my biggest argument against is that a player can decline to be selected. no other draftee has that level of determination, and it isn't right.
 

MickyCrow

Club Legend
Mar 11, 2007
1,438
78
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
CDFC, Salisbury North FC
Jammo got one poppin in October. Lets hope its the right flavour

Oh yeah best of luck to mother and baby for a safe delivery as well:thumbsu:
 

McCavity

All Australian
May 22, 2008
645
3
Pakenham, VIC
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Gembrook-Cockatoo,Central Districts
The following is a list of all players who have been good enough to represent the Adelaide Football Club on 100+ occasions. Below each of them are their male prodigy.
I hate to be pedantic, but I will be anyway. The word is actually progeny. A prodigy is someone with precocious talent (eg. Mozart, Patrick Dangerfield).
 

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McCavity

All Australian
May 22, 2008
645
3
Pakenham, VIC
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Gembrook-Cockatoo,Central Districts
Not only am I pedantic...but have I obviously have bugger else to do other than target other people's mistakes. What a worthless existence I lead...someone hide the sharp objects please.
...and then I make mistakes of my own! one too many haves! Oh woe is me.
 

-CG-

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 5, 2005
5,560
7
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
There was a rather small mention in the paper today that Kylie Green, Ben Rutten's partner gave birth yesterday to baby Jack :)
 

SydCrow

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 17, 2008
9,283
8,491
East Falafel Town
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood
I'm wondering what the rules are here. Is there a paternity test involved? DNA testing? Does adoption count? If so, I suggest we send Roo on a recruiting/adoption mission to Fiji, Ireland and Nigeria :D
 

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