Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 10, 2010
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
Good to hear that they're over compromised drafts. And yet they're happy to have let half the competition proceed with the same (or greater) priority pick gains with no repercussions? I'm all for less compromising of drafts in general, provided those who benefited from priority picks in the past pay restitution for what they were awarded, my own club included. Until then, people ought to stop whinging.I think people are just over compromised drafts in general with PP of the 00s, expansion drafts of this decade, crap FS rules, etc.
If there was nothing wrong with it, we wouldn't have FA compensation picks, father-sons or academies. All drafts will be compromised drafts until and unless these measures are removed.Again, is there anything wrong with:
Pick 1 - last place
Pick 18 - Premiers?
Especially with the introduction of future trading.
Priority picks fall within that category of measures, and the rules have stated for a decade that the AFL are capable of awarding them whenever and wherever they think it's a good idea. Clubs knew this, therefore they accepted that risk when they made future trades. I didn't see a big outcry when Brisbane got a priority pick in 2016 even though other clubs had made future trades for picks that were bumped backwards as a result.