North Melbourne Priority Pick 2021

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Purple7x08_24

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I've had many discussions about priority picks and historically I've been against it but I think when a team is as bad as North I think they need a bit of a boost to accelerate a rebuild.

It's not as if they're tanking, they're just that bad and it's going to take years to get out of the mess. If we look at three bad seasons we could award a PP. No team is going to duck around for three seasons to get a PP.
 

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Tonythetiger

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They are bad, no doubt about it. Probably bad enough to warrant some assistance but what sort of complicates it a bit for me is they delisted so many experienced players at once that they were always going to be anchored down the bottom for a bit. It's not as if they took a slower approach whilst trying to rebuild whilst stay competitive. The hard rebuild is trying to go down as low as possible for less time and come back up with top end talent. Whilst I am no fan of Geelong, they have turned their list over whilst staying competitive.

If the tigers in one year traded out and delisted everyone over 27 then were bottom 2 for 4 years I would think that it was totally of our own doing.
 

the Ziebull

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Nov 14, 2010
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They are bad, no doubt about it. Probably bad enough to warrant some assistance but what sort of complicates it a bit for me is they delisted so many experienced players at once that they were always going to be anchored down the bottom for a bit. It's not as if they took a slower approach whilst trying to rebuild whilst stay competitive. The hard rebuild is trying to go down as low as possible for less time and come back up with top end talent. Whilst I am no fan of Geelong, they have turned their list over whilst staying competitive.

If the tigers in one year traded out and delisted everyone over 27 then were bottom 2 for 4 years I would think that it was totally of our own doing.
In that situation I’d say no priority pick for you since you have had multiple before

If a club did that that never received one I’d cop them getting one on the proviso they never get another one again
 

Blackas87

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North have plenty of young talent, what they need is experienced leadership similar to Hodge going to Brisbane.

I’d be looking at a few West Coast players if I was North
 

Le Grille

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North have plenty of young talent, what they need is experienced leadership similar to Hodge going to Brisbane.

I’d be looking at a few West Coast players if I was North
I dunno half of the ones they’d want to let go look crocked
 

Blackas87

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I dunno half of the ones they’d want to let go look crocked
Unrestricted free agents. West Coast don’t have a choice of letting them go or not. Shannon Hurn and Luke Shuey are the ones I’d be looking at if I was North. Do North still have the war chest?
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Le Grille

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Unrestricted free agents. West Coast don’t have a choice of letting them go or not. Shannon Hurn and Luke Shuey are the ones I’d be looking at if I was North. Do North still have the war chest? View attachment 1397835
I reckon hurn is tired. A big problem north has is that there is no run, where Brisbane had running players when hodge came over to them. I think those two make north slower, which won’t work.
 

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Le Grille

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You can't deny the timing is extremely coincidental.
No I can’t but if anything you could construe it to give him a bit of space, considering the guy has been all over thrr we’d media this week more than he’s probably ever experienced.

There just seems to be an awful amount of glee thrown around in this situation. Not just here
 

boncer34

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No I can’t but if anything you could construe it to give him a bit of space, considering the guy has been all over thrr we’d media this week more than he’s probably ever experienced.

There just seems to be an awful amount of glee thrown around in this situation. Not just here
Because if it was happening to another club you and other North fans wouldn't be getting the boots stuck in. You'd all approach the topic with respect.
 

Deeluded

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Oct 31, 2012
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I think the priority pick system would work better if they get an extra pick (or two) after the 1st and 2nd round. Most of the dominants sides over the last 20 years have a group of players that come through together and change the culture of the club. having a few more picks in the 18-22 and 36-40 range gives the opportunity to do that and also some currency if they want to bring some players in.
 

Le Grille

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Because if it was happening to another club you and other North fans wouldn't be getting the boots stuck in. You'd all approach the topic with respect.
i can only speak for myself and say I probably wouldn’t, it’s kinda low hanging fruit. Not really my thing.

Even when we tried to get dusty I was pretty reserved (probably because deep down I felt we weren’t a realistic chance, I mean when had a Brownlow medallist and recent flag winner left a club?)

At any-rate why do you find joy winding people up in this subject ? Sure banter away about the team but I’m sure you’d be concerned if your biggest draftee in 30 years was in a similar spot.

It’s not massively important or a problem btw just a bit annoying really
 

boncer34

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i can only speak for myself and say I probably wouldn’t, it’s kinda low hanging fruit. Not really my thing.

Even when we tried to get dusty I was pretty reserved (probably because deep down I felt we weren’t a realistic chance, I mean when had a Brownlow medallist and recent flag winner left a club?)

At any-rate why do you find joy winding people up in this subject ? Sure banter away about the team but I’m sure you’d be concerned if your biggest draftee in 30 years was in a similar spot.

It’s not massively important or a problem btw just a bit annoying really
I haven't wound anyone up. You're getting overly emotional at a 2 word post
 

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