But you got him under those rules? And haven't they changed the Academy rule now to the set up everyone was happy with?
You missed out on him because he chose us.
No, they have changed the NGA Rules.
Not all the Academy rules.
They shafted the rest of the competition and left the Northern Academy rules as is.
My argument is, if if Northern Academy rules were subject to the same changes as NGA, in your example of Blakey, he would probably be at North or Brisbane. He would have been unavailable to Sydney.
Just as Thomas would be at Adelaide now.
Only one of those events have changed.
History looks like repeating itself with John Longmires son this year. Excellent of Sydney to ensure that another son of an AFL coach isn't lost to AFL football.
I know it's fun to speculate in threads like this but we won't know for another 3 or 4 years. KPP's take time and Phillips missed a lot of footy due to covid and now has glandular fever. Give them a fair run at it and re-evaluate down the line. This thread title is all wrong anyway. If we weren't taking Phillips, we should have taken DGB to sort out our defence long term.
I'm a skeptic. Not sure what the elite traits are.Am I the only one who doesn't see much in this kid? Saw him play a great game in the VFL against us last year but every time I see him at AFL level he seems miles off it. His agent is a moron for declining the 10 year contract
Thread is having a go at North for picking Phillips in front of him, so stands to reason when he's omitted it'll get a retort.
Yep. I struggle to see what the fuss is regarding McDonald. Just looks like your standard young tall to me without anything particularly exceptional going for him.Didn't see it with this kid pre-draft and haven't seen much to change my mind. Ends up a decent AFL player but no star for mine.
A WA club reportedly tabled a 10 year contract to him
When it comes to all-time draft blunders, Melbourne don't get the credit they deserve for the 2009 catastrophe.
1. Melbourne: Tom Scully... a mediocre mercenary who took the big coin on offer from the Giants after just 2 years at Dees-land
2. Melbourne: Jack Trengove... played 86 games, but never reached his full potential due to a nagging foot injury
3. Richmond: Dustin Martin... one of the greatest players of the modern era who has led the Tigers to 3 flags
Scully and Trengove were better than timid Tambling... but fancy having 2 chances to pick Dusty and not taking them?