- Sep 22, 2010
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The NAB League will definitely be impacted.Bit of a broad question, but the cuts to the football department soft cap, how do you think it will affect recruiting and scouting? Do you think drafting and recruiting strategies will be altered because of it?
We know that the cuts to the NAB League will put it behind the SANFL and WAFL in terms of player development, but the other side of that coin is that surely there will be good players that will slide down the draft?
On clubs though, they've cut staff, and no doubt their part time staff or a good number in most if not all clubs have had to be moved on, without having spoken to club officials to get a feel for exactly how deep those cuts have been.
Whether club drafting and recruiting strategies will be altered is an interesting question. I do think there will be relatively more overagers taken this year from Victoria, mostly due to the unknowns around those who should get drafted out of Victoria last year, surely there are a number of good ones who were overlooked. But beyond that, I think the splits of how many drafted, how many of roughly draft age v mature agers would be about the same as normal, and with those overlooked Victorians from last year, it's hard to see this year those numbers drafted from Vic dropping away, though there is the chance in the next few years those splits move away from Victoria. Why I'm still fairly confident on Victoria is a lot of the talent comes out of the private school football systems, so they'll still be churning out talent, it's more so the public school kids and those not in the APS or AGSV systems will be those disadvantaged and see their stocks lower than otherwise might in times past have been. I do think from a club perspective the accuracy of recruiting decisions broadly to reduce (slightly), with less eyes looking at the talent. In particular pertaining to junior talent given that's where clubs pump their recruiting resources.
Charlie McKay is the one who has shown signs as an overager to date. Not going to say he's likely to get picked, but he's the one to track with interest at least based on performances to date. He's a very competent ball winner and has been (not great) but good for Sandringham in his first two games for the season, and looks like he'll be consistent. He just needs to show he has some tricks and can be more than a just reasonable mid, as at this stage he's looking more-so like a VFL mid than AFL.Hey Knightmare, can you give me your thoughts on all the Carlton potential father sons?