List Mgmt. Geelong’s looming list profile crisis (it’s not what you think)

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Turbocat

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I think the overriding issue we have is the lack of elite players in that younger group coming through. Bit hard to achieve when you haven’t had high draft picks. We will need a couple of elite mids to replace Selwood and Danger (even Kelly) over the next few years, hence I assume Wells’ desire to trade up in this year’s draft - trying to secure one of the elite mids from this draft class.
We lucked out a bit 20 years ago... we not oly decided to bring in a coach and do a major reset..we also had the luck of a very good group of Father sons coming thru..
If this year is an example ..I think we better accept that we will not be aspiring to have single digit draft picks any time soon..if we could not arrange losing kelly then it probably not going to happen.... so thsi yea is a bit of a test... can we find 2 elite players with a good solid bunch of draft picks rather than 1 or 2 picks where we simply must hit ..or else.
So we add 4 , hopefully very good young players this year... and then next year ..maybe we add a FA , maybe a quality OOC mid that we have to trade for to give us a chance of having another 5 years period like Danger has given us. The challenge ... is convincing "the next Danger" the Geelong is the place he wants and needs to be...
 

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We lucked out a bit 20 years ago... we not oly decided to bring in a coach and do a major reset..we also had the luck of a very good group of Father sons coming thru..
If this year is an example ..I think we better accept that we will not be aspiring to have single digit draft picks any time soon..if we could not arrange losing kelly then it probably not going to happen.... so thsi yea is a bit of a test... can we find 2 elite players with a good solid bunch of draft picks rather than 1 or 2 picks where we simply must hit ..or else.
So we add 4 , hopefully very good young players this year... and then next year ..maybe we add a FA , maybe a quality OOC mid that we have to trade for to give us a chance of having another 5 years period like Danger has given us. The challenge ... is convincing "the next Danger" the Geelong is the place he wants and needs to be...
Yes, definitely need to make every post a winner in this draft. Critical that Wells picks as you say at least two that go on to be part of the next flag side.

Can’t think who the “next Dsnger” is? Is there another local Geelong boy playing interstate that would be attractive and amenable to moving home? I can’t think of anyone.
 

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Yes, definitely need to make every post a winner in this draft. Critical that Wells picks as you say at least two that go on to be part of the next flag side.

Can’t think who the “next Dsnger” is? Is there another local Geelong boy playing interstate that would be attractive and amenable to moving home? I can’t think of anyone.
In that sense no...but thats taking hope to exteme level is you expect that every 5 years... we have to convince a non go home type or the method will fall over... there is just not enough Ex top 10 , AA Falcons that we can attack and rely on.. and even ideal players ..not every one will return ..think Boak for example.
So ..the likes of Crouch who we were linked to thru the trade period will probably get another run... but can we get a Whitfield or get a McLuggage before he is a FA.
 

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Don't suppose you or anyone else can translate paywall to English?
Unfortunately I don't have those magical powers :(
I do!! That article was actually written by ex-Hawk Gary Buckenara. Apparently he's a list guru!!


Gary Buckenara analyses Geelong’s list after the 2019 season


List guru Gary Buckenara believes Geelong’s ageing list, even without Tim Kelly, can finish in the top four but he says he is puzzled the Cats didn’t target Paddy Ryder to address their most glaring need — a premium ruckman.

Geelong’s list is ageing but expect the Cats to feature at the pointy end of the season again next year after some smart recruiting and list management.
We know the Cats have superstars — Dangerfield, Selwood, Ablett, Hawkins, they’re all names we’ve loved watching over the years.

But what some might not realise is, list manager Stephen Wells has been planning for the future and developing the next wave of stars for some time.

Geelong has eight players aged 21 or under who I believe can develop into A or B-grade players in the future, which is a huge number for a club that has been contending for premierships, regularly playing finals and has been very active during almost every trade and free agency period.

The beauty of these players, led by Esava Ratugolea, Jordan Clark, Brandan Parfitt and Jack Henry, is they have been able to come in and have an immediate impact. It’s a real credit to Geelong’s coaching and development staff to fast-track these players to help rejuvenate the playing group while still playing finals and contending for premierships...
 

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We lucked out a bit 20 years ago... we not oly decided to bring in a coach and do a major reset..we also had the luck of a very good group of Father sons coming thru..
If this year is an example ..I think we better accept that we will not be aspiring to have single digit draft picks any time soon..if we could not arrange losing kelly then it probably not going to happen.... so thsi yea is a bit of a test... can we find 2 elite players with a good solid bunch of draft picks rather than 1 or 2 picks where we simply must hit ..or else.
So we add 4 , hopefully very good young players this year... and then next year ..maybe we add a FA , maybe a quality OOC mid that we have to trade for to give us a chance of having another 5 years period like Danger has given us. The challenge ... is convincing "the next Danger" the Geelong is the place he wants and needs to be...
I think if you draft well this year and get young guns on your list, you would be well placed to attract Jeremy Cameron as a free agent, if he decides to leave sydney.
 

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