Preview Pick 1, 2019 Draft: Who Do AFC Target?

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  • Noah Anderson

  • Matt Rowell

  • The Best SA Boy Available (please name in thread)

  • Hamish Special (Please name in thread)

  • Your Personal Favourite (Please name in thread)


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That feels like a passive strategy to me. I'd prefer we went out and got what we wanted.

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I know where you are coming from, but what if for example GWS desperately wanted pick 1 and were prepared to offer up their 2 x 1st round picks and Himmelberg. It would be really interesting to see what clubs would be prepared to offer to secure it if these 2 kids in Rowell and Anderson are really that good

Edit: GWS are actually a very interesting proposition as they have their academy graduate Green who is expected to go inside the top 5 - now if they had pick 1, they could take a Rowell or Anderson and then use later points to secure green - 2 super midfield recruits to compliment their already talent laden team. It would actually pay them to trade their 2 x 1sts and maybe extra to try and temp us if we get pick 1
 
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Crows getting and using pick #1 in a draft is a bucket list item for me ... think it's very unlikely we would ever get another chance at pick #1.


Rowell looks good - his resale should probably hold pretty well at worst case.
The top few draft prospects must be pretty happy that they are no chance to go to Carlton this year. Would be pretty happy that they are a strong chance to go to either Adelaide or Sydney instead of regular cellar dwellars who would normally be around the top 3 pick range.
 

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The top few draft prospects must be pretty happy that they are no chance to go to Carlton this year. Would be pretty happy that they are a strong chance to go to either Adelaide or Sydney instead of regular cellar dwellars who would normally be around the top 3 pick range.
Indeed, imagine being the number one pick and there being a realistic chance of playing finals in your career.
 

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I still don’t think we will get pick 1. Carlton look too competitive to get the wooden spoon. Take out that North game and they have been in every game and is some cases very winnable positions.

Any young team that can challenge Collingwood like that isn’t a typical 18th ranked side. GC losing last week really hurt. They could have gone 3 games clear of Carlton. It still might not have been enough considering Carlton’s decent percentage but it would have certainly helped.
Now GC are only 2 games clear of Carlton.
I fear Carlton will finally win a big game and then start to get on a role.

In the mean time we desperately need GC & Kangaroos to win as many as they can. Kangas face Sydney (without Buddy) in Tassie this week. While GC face an injury plagued Port at AO. Are they any chance?
 

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I still don’t think we will get pick 1. Carlton look too competitive to get the wooden spoon. Take out that North game and they have been in every game and is some cases very winnable positions.

Any young team that can challenge Collingwood like that isn’t a typical 18th ranked side. GC losing last week really hurt. They could have gone 3 games clear of Carlton. It still might not have been enough considering Carlton’s decent percentage but it would have certainly helped.
Now GC are only 2 games clear of Carlton.
I fear Carlton will finally win a big game and then start to get on a role.

In the mean time we desperately need GC & Kangaroos to win as many as they can. Kangas face Sydney (without Buddy) in Tassie this week. While GC face an injury plagued Port at AO. Are they any chance?
I have a feeling the Kangas will destroy Sydney this weekend in Tassie, they seem to love playing that oval (so much so that I think they should just bite the Bullet and become the Tassie Devils at some point). Its way more of a home field advantage then Marvel is too them!

GC with have to have everything go right, but its not outside the realms of possibility. Dew has them playing hard honest footy, and that's the kind of team that often proves to be Ports undoing, especially after the hype of the Showdown!

Fingers Crossed for that and a Big GWS win... And an even BIGGER Crows win!
 
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I know where you are coming from, but what if for example GWS desperately wanted pick 1 and were prepared to offer up their 2 x 1st round picks and Himmelberg. It would be really interesting to see what clubs would be prepared to offer to secure it if these 2 kids in Rowell and Anderson are really that good

Edit: GWS are actually a very interesting proposition as they have their academy graduate Green who is expected to go inside the top 5 - now if they had pick 1, they could take a Rowell or Anderson and then use later points to secure green - 2 super midfield recruits to compliment their already talent laden team. It would actually pay them to trade their 2 x 1sts and maybe extra to try and temp us if we get pick 1
Sure, if GWS start drinking now then by the time trade week comes around they have lost their minds ... we should take advantage !!

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I still don’t think we will get pick 1. Carlton look too competitive to get the wooden spoon. Take out that North game and they have been in every game and is some cases very winnable positions.

Any young team that can challenge Collingwood like that isn’t a typical 18th ranked side. GC losing last week really hurt. They could have gone 3 games clear of Carlton. It still might not have been enough considering Carlton’s decent percentage but it would have certainly helped.
Now GC are only 2 games clear of Carlton.
I fear Carlton will finally win a big game and then start to get on a role.

In the mean time we desperately need GC & Kangaroos to win as many as they can. Kangas face Sydney (without Buddy) in Tassie this week. While GC face an injury plagued Port at AO. Are they any chance?
I also am afraid of this but every week no matter how close they get they can’t find a way to win. The more close losses they have as well the more it will dent their belief and confidence
 
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I still don’t think we will get pick 1.
I don't think we will either.

I put Carlton down for 4 wins before the season started, and I think that might end up being about right. That will still be bottom 4 though ... and deliver the best pick we have ever had in our history
 

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no no no..its all about Duursma (well that is the line they would take like Carlton with Stocker haha)
Looks like they'll probably finish just outside the 8.
Would you take pick 6-10 and Duursma or Rowell?
 

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How sweet is it that Rowell is a Carlton supporter?
Surprisingly, a very good selling point. You need to have some seriously loyalty to stick to Carlton after their last decade and a half, and all that "who you support" affinity dies the moment you are drafted by a club.

Especially when he has a better win rate then Boltons last 40 games at Carlton, he may be truly appreciative that the grass is not always greener.
 
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Going a bit early mate - Sweet if he has a long and productive AFC career full of Brownlows and Norm Smiths. Less sweet if he requests a trade after a couple years.
Rowell is a gun, and with every draft pick you back the club to retain the player.

If he did want out after 2 years it would come at a hefty price. The guns tend to go for two first rounders, at least one a very early one.

We trade the second of those picks for Carlton's first rounder, and head back to the draft with pick 1 & 2 ;-)
 

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This is from a week ago.
Holy ******* shitballs have a look at Rowell's acceleration at 0.13s haha! He goes off the screen.
Even at the start of the video have a look at that burst. Damn....
I don't think AFC will be trading pick 1, they'd be mad to.
 

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Rowell is a gun, and with every draft pick you back the club to retain the player.

If he did want out after 2 years it would come at a hefty price. The guns tend to go for two first rounders, at least one a very early one.

We trade the second of those picks for Carlton's first rounder, and head back to the draft with pick 1 & 2 ;-)
I think if we do end up with pick 1 or 2 and Hamish can't be convinced that Rowell or Anderson are truly ok with joining our club, we should trade our pick with the next lowest finish Vic club (aside from Bloos and probably North) for their first round pick and either their 2nd round this year or their round 1 pick next year.
 
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Rowell is a gun, and with every draft pick you back the club to retain the player.

If he did want out after 2 years it would come at a hefty price. The guns tend to go for two first rounders, at least one a very early one.

We trade the second of those picks for Carlton's first rounder, and head back to the draft with pick 1 & 2 ;-)
Absolutely - agreed thats the approach to take. Just think its a bit premature to rub it in about him being a Carlton supporter.
 

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Crows getting and using pick #1 in a draft is a bucket list item for me ... think it's very unlikely we would ever get another chance at pick #1.


Rowell looks good - his resale should probably hold pretty well at worst case.
Yep. This isn’t the year to get cute. Don’t think trading pick 1 for a player usually ends well. At least in terms of premierships. We need to face facts about the age profile of our list. We are in for short term pain as these top players like Sloane, Eddie, Tex, Talia, Lynch (and the already cooked ones like Sauce, Douglas etc) finish up. It’s the perfect time to grab a pick 1 and develop him in a good team rather than in a team that will get smashed every week like is typically the case.

I like the idea of Anderson cause he is more outside and tall. Feel elite inside players have less hurt factor than elite players that are slightly more outside, but Rowell does look like an absolute beauty too.
 
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