Mid season draft

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I have a feeling that, sadly, we could hear of a giant retirement in the coming days. If this is the case who do you favour for a replacement. Mids seem to be our most pressing need but a backup key defender or a like for like ruck replacement might also come into play.
I would go for
1) Marlon Pickett
2) Dillon O'Reilly (train him as a key back)
3) Mitch Grigg
 

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Pickett is an interesting one.

Generally speaking I see this as another way to try and improve your list for most clubs - not many are going to need to draft specialist depth players by round 10.

I remember watching South Fremantle vs Subiaco a few years ago when there was hype around Ryan, Schloithe and a few others. One of those others was Tim Kelly who impressed me far more, along with Matthew Parker and Marlion Pickett. Those three were the three AFL prospects to my eye but Pickett’s age and history was always going to count against him.

If not Pickett I’d rather draft whoever we think will be the best player in three years time for our club. Early on this draft could get you the next Tim Kelly - later on it’s probably just an extra rookie selection but no point getting a depth player just to win an extra game or two this year.
 

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I have a feeling that, sadly, we could hear of a giant retirement in the coming days. If this is the case who do you favour for a replacement. Mids seem to be our most pressing need but a backup key defender or a like for like ruck replacement might also come into play.
I would go for
1) Marlon Pickett
2) Dillon O'Reilly (train him as a key back)
3) Mitch Grigg
Is that an "I can feel it in my waters" type feeling, or a feeling because you have some kind of inside information feeling?

Regarding the draft issue itself, we have a small mountain of likely types who we need to debut. It seems a little pointless if we are just scratching around because we can.
 

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I have a feeling that, sadly, we could hear of a giant retirement in the coming days. If this is the case who do you favour for a replacement. Mids seem to be our most pressing need but a backup key defender or a like for like ruck replacement might also come into play.
I would go for
1) Marlon Pickett
2) Dillon O'Reilly (train him as a key back)
3) Mitch Grigg
Pickett's a tough one for me. On the one hand I want him to have the opportunity of playing AFL, and particularly for Freo. On the other hand Souths have lost a lot of decent players over the past couple of years due to drafting & retirements and will be weakened further should he leave.

What I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't have feelings.
 

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We have up until 10am WA time on May 27th for any player driven list change in order to participate in the mid season draft.

I expect players who suffer injury in the two or three weeks prior will be put on the long term injury lists, as though it was a hamstring in round 19.
 

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I have a feeling that, sadly, we could hear of a giant retirement in the coming days. If this is the case who do you favour for a replacement. Mids seem to be our most pressing need but a backup key defender or a like for like ruck replacement might also come into play.
I would go for
1) Marlon Pickett
2) Dillon O'Reilly (train him as a key back)
3) Mitch Grigg
Mitch Grigg in a roundabout way has pretty much stated he doesn't have a desire to play AFL.

The way we are going we will probably take Tom Lewis......... after he just tore his ACL.
 

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None of the above.

We need a quality small forward and apparently an inside mid that’s up to winning p,entry of ball at AFL level.
 

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I honestly think the rest of the season will be a write off for most of these. Draft for next year and beyond.

Best available under 25 talent - but no key forwards or rucks.
 

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There is bound to be a 2018 draft class player who missed out that rips it up in the first half of the year. Pick them (if we have a spot).

I'd only be looking at a 20yo+ player if they are tearing it up Kelly style. Feeling like they may just clog the list otherwise.
 

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We don't need to lose anyone from the list to select in this draft, we just need someone on the long term injury list.

Sandi, Kersten or Bennell could all be on it if things go poorly.
 

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Heard through the grape vine that Sandi had reinjured his calf and retirement was looming. When hackdorn report the recent calf injury I then doubted my info
 

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Did Finn Betterman get drafted? Josh Kemp? Ben Jarvis?

Thought Oliver Eastland and Dylan Curley were a touch stiff not to get drafted last year. Where are they at?
 
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