If you were list manager…

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Arthur Cloke

Club Legend
Nov 14, 2012
2,258
8,428
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Doutta "Porn" Stars
How many players on our current list would you be staunch to hold onto?

For me, it’s 6.

The remainder - wouldn’t lose any sleep over.

Am I being harsh?
 

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Frank Thring

Premiership Player
Mar 3, 2016
3,723
11,658
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I'd delist/trade the following:

Taylor
Spicer
Goldy
Cunners
Hall
LMac
Zeibell
Edwards
Dawson
Mahoney
Perez
Howe
Shiels

Actually I haven't finished so should have just listed who I'd keep.
 

Twangler

Team Captain
Jul 19, 2022
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886
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I’d definitely like to keep: Larkey, Logue, McKay, Scott, Sheezel, Wardlaw, phillips, Thomas, Zurhaar, LDU, Curtis, Stephenson, Simpkin and one of CCJ/Xerri

14 in total who I think are either good enough now or at least likely to have the potential to be good enough to play in a premiership side.

I also wouldn’t be delisting Powell, Ford, Goater, Comben, Harvey, Bergman or Archer either but these players are perhaps more speculative at this stage.
The rest of the names in the squad I’d be very surprised if they were in our next premiership push.
 

Val Keating

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 27, 2017
24,010
52,833
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I’d definitely like to keep: Larkey, Logue, McKay, Scott, Sheezel, Wardlaw, phillips, Thomas, Zurhaar, LDU, Curtis, Stephenson, Simpkin and one of CCJ/Xerri

14 in total who I think are either good enough now or at least likely to have the potential to be good enough to play in a premiership side.

I also wouldn’t be delisting Powell, Ford, Goater, Comben, Harvey, Bergman or Archer either but these players are perhaps more speculative at this stage.
The rest of the names in the squad I’d be very surprised if they were in our next premiership push.

Disagree on Stephenson. He couldn’t tackle a 9 year old girl and he doesn’t give us enough offensively to cover that. He’s supposed to be able to run all day, yet he doesn’t work hard enough to give us defensive cover or link up enough going forward.

I think he can play, but he’s not working hard enough. I wouldn’t be fussed if they let him go.
 

FootySmartSimpson

Premiership Player
Jun 18, 2007
3,525
6,941
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I’m assuming this list manager has god-powers to change the list…

Remove: Rawlings

Demote: McDonalds

Trade: Taylor, Powell, Perez

Free agent loss: McKay

Retire: Ziebell, Goldstein

Delist: Bonar, Mahony, Turner, Lazzaro
 

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Twangler

Team Captain
Jul 19, 2022
324
886
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Disagree on Stephenson. He couldn’t tackle a 9 year old girl and he doesn’t give us enough offensively to cover that. He’s supposed to be able to run all day, yet he doesn’t work hard enough to give us defensive cover or link up enough going forward.

I think he can play, but he’s not working hard enough. I wouldn’t be fussed if they let him go.
Agree he could and should be doing more around the ground but he’s currently only one of two players consistently capable of kicking multiple goals. Don’t think he’s be one we want to lose or give up on.
 
Is this the new delist thread?

Delist/Retire off senior list
1. Goldy
2. Ziebell
3. Cunners
4. Hall
5. Spicer
6. Mahony
7. Young

Delist/retire off rookie lis
1. Shiels
2. Howe
3. Free

We currently only have 4 decent draft picks, 5 once we get our pp. need to bring in 2 players through trade/FA
l would keep Shiels, Young and Free..........the rest can go..and seriously go after Harry Himmleberg..
 

Val Keating

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 27, 2017
24,010
52,833
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Agree he could and should be doing more around the ground but he’s currently only one of two players consistently capable of kicking multiple goals. Don’t think he’s be one we want to lose or give up on.

He doesn’t kick enough goals to justify getting away with the other stuff.

I don’t want to give up on him either, but I’m going with the theme of this brutal thread.

He has so much potential and is just coasting on it.
 

Psicosis

Brownlow Medallist
May 7, 2012
13,132
58,381
Bird Rock
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I wouldn’t be trying to do this overnight. We’ve seen what happens when we cut too deep. One of the positives about 2023 has been how strong our vfl team has been which is helping the young guys develop. 5-7 delistings is probably where it needs to be, depending on how many picks we have/players traded in.

We need to be methodical about who we bring into the club moving forward. Athletic profile and skill being a huge emphasis. Replacing s***men with more s***men isn’t the answer.
 
Jan 2, 2009
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20,584
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I wouldn’t be trying to do this overnight. We’ve seen what happens when we cut too deep. One of the positives about 2023 has been how strong our vfl team has been which is helping the young guys develop. 5-7 delistings is probably where it needs to be, depending on how many picks we have/players traded in.

We need to be methodical about who we bring into the club moving forward. Athletic profile and skill being a huge emphasis. Replacing s***men with more s***men isn’t the answer.

Next 12 months is operation get McKay, LMac, Ziebell and Corr out of the team. Don't care how we do that but it needs to happen.
 

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