Strategy How to fill the list of a new team

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Sep 13, 2000
Melbourne cricket ground. Australia
AFL Club
Other Teams
Strikes me that as tassie is not producing a lot of AFL players these days, they cant go the WA or SA plan, and the Gold coast GWS strategy was flawed as well (not to mention GWS got 2 strong drafts and GCS got just one which was weak as well

GWS got arguably about 16 first round picks over two years. GCS got about 8 in one year but there was pre-listing over a couple of years for both franchises

GWS then formulated a strategy to keep recycling their players and have been well represented in first rounds since. its been successful and probably should be formalised for any new team

In terms of first round picks, it would be better for a new team to have 16 first round selections over 4 years (4 per year), or have 3 in first and 3 in second over a 4-5 year period, than have them all concentrated in one or two drafts which could turn out to be duds.
thereafter just have the first pick each round

Limits on how many can be traded, or also have free agency type picks with compensation for 'donor' clubs


Team Captain
Apr 30, 2020
AFL Club
I would actually consider giving them all access to the best Vic Country kids over a 2 or 3 year period. Then obviously they would get a few top 10 picks in the year they are entering, but I feel like the country kids would be easier to retain in smaller towns like Hobart and would form a close bond whilst not killing the top ends of the draft quite as much. I'd also give them access to the top 5 state league players before any other club gets to pick those, plus obviously any Tasmania players as part of their academy.

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