Melbourne in the Media

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Tulip

Hall of Famer
May 3, 2009
32,041
25,735
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Tottenham
2009 proves the point in many ways, take your shots and hope for the best, Scully has been a fine AFL footballer for a decade, Trengove got wrecked by injury and incompetence.

Teams draft at about 50% in the first round, you can get good real quick if you do what Hawthorn did in 04 with multiple picks early, Melbourne in 14 and 15 did a similar thing and it seemed to be working well until they started trading away all our picks
Scully is bang average. He’s lost a lick of pace with that ankle and absolutely cannot kick. Henderson is a better winger for Hawthorn than Scully
 

Topkent

Premium Platinum
Aug 29, 2010
34,057
41,344
Canada
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Winnipeg Jets
Two firsts for a bloke who plays KPF, was still in contract and had a decent body of work under his belt. Not unreasonable. Lever was a very good intercept defender, out of contract and has had question marks over his knees.

Negotiating, using leverage, etc, its not hard to imagine we could have done a fair bit better out of those two deals than what we've got.

And I wanted 8 firsts, and you included as steak knives. You'd make an awesome Freo fan.
You've included Levers negatives but ignored Hogans navicular and drug issues. Sneaky campaigner
 

Demon bhoy

Team Captain
Oct 7, 2017
531
264
AFL Club
Melbourne
You so understand we still get more picks next year and the years after?
I do and I hope we use them wisely, I was replying to you saying if our 14 and 15 first rounders wasn’t enough another player won’t make a difference, I disagree good players always make a difference
 

Tulip

Hall of Famer
May 3, 2009
32,041
25,735
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Tottenham
Cut it out. Preuss is a 2nd ruck. Never will be in Max's class. Hes a backup. So we need to develop a main young ruck, and no saying yet that Bradtke will be that player.?

Hore is a good medium defender. But he's not a Jetta, for sure. As a stopper. Hore is more a replacement for Hibbo. We haven't really tried out that small defender position yet, IMO.
I think Salem will end up in the midfield, and cetreline.
Lots of good ruck talent in the 3rd round and beyond, just gotta develop them. We’d be dumb to spend an early pick on one with Gawn still likely to play 5-6 more years. Just gotta pick a raw one a few years in advance and develop them
 

Topkent

Premium Platinum
Aug 29, 2010
34,057
41,344
Canada
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Winnipeg Jets
I do and I hope we use them wisely, I was replying to you saying if our 14 and 15 first rounders wasn’t enough another player won’t make a difference, I disagree good players always make a difference
Mackie and Lonergan wouldn't have done fu** all if Ablett Kelly Bartel etc hadn't become superstars.

If Oliver Brayshaw Petracca and Weid just become good to average then we are f’ed anyway
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Demon bhoy

Team Captain
Oct 7, 2017
531
264
AFL Club
Melbourne
Mackie and Lonergan wouldn't have done **** all if Ablett Kelly Bartel etc hadn't become superstars.

If Oliver Brayshaw Petracca and Weid just become good to average then we are ****** anyway
Mackie was a 3 time premiership play and an all Australian, Lonergan a premiership player, the point is you keep drafting good players with your high picks and you build great sides as Geelong did
 
Top Bottom