VFLW St.Kilda VFLW/AFLW Thread

jonathons11

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Just found a little write-up about them.

27-year-old midfielder Drennan and 30-year-old ruck Watt both earned VFLW Team of the Year selection and spots on AFLW lists (North Melbourne and Carlton respectively) following standout 2018 seasons. Drennan was prolific in averaging 22 disposals, eight tackles and six clearances per game in 14 VFLW matches, while Watt dominated at stoppages to average 15 disposals, 27 hitouts and four clearances in her 14 appearances.

Also saw that based on the players in the VFLW Team of the Year, Ali was 2nd for disposals, 1st for contested disposals and 2nd for tackles
 

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So, for those who have followed these players, how are we looking? Like, could we be a force,
or is this just going to be a get used to the comp year?
We scooped a whole heap of mid range players, which is great for depth as it's vitally important in W. Lack of marquee/s sticks out like a sore thumb though, so no I don't think we'll be a force next season. What would work in our best interest is to play the long game and build through the draft because we will never have the $$$ or endorsements to entice established A-grades like Richmond, Carlton and Collingwood can do (they can package careers, cars, sponsorships outside the official "salary cap" - which for semi-professional athletes is a big big carrot, just like the old days). We just gotta develop our own and hope like hell they stay loyal, the fact that we signed a large chunk of the Southern Saints who got drafted last year is a great start.

The Brisbane duo are comfortably our best signings, but there is a 2nd sign and trade window coming up this week so there's still time to pull a surprise (OG Saints fan Darcy Vescio pls :praying:).
 
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The Brisbane duo are comfortably our best signings, but there is a 2nd sign and trade window coming up this week so there's still time to pull a surprise (OG Saints fan Darcy Vescio pls :praying:).
You know... there's a Melbourne AFLW player who didn't play this season, hasn't been announced as signing on with the Dees yet for 2020... and previously played under St Kilda AFLW coach Peta Searle at Darebin...


Daisy Pearce.
 

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You know... there's a Melbourne AFLW player who didn't play this season, hasn't been announced as signing on with the Dees yet for 2020... and previously played under St Kilda AFLW coach Peta Searle at Darebin...


Daisy Pearce.
Is there anything to this or just speculating?
 

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Looks like we have grabbed Mackie from WB and Whitford from Melbourne.

Gave up 9 for Mackie, 24 and 30.

Gave up 54 & 72 for Whitford and 63.
 

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Looks like we are going for pace.

The player form Melbourne is Claudia Whitfort. Interesting selection, great athlete but a terrible footballer did stuff all at Melbourne. Hope she commits to our VFLW program as spends winter playing netball instead of trying to improve her game.

Emma Mackie would be Close to mid thirties but supremely fit.
 

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Looks like we are going for pace.

The player form Melbourne is Claudia Whitfort. Interesting selection, great athlete but a terrible footballer did stuff all at Melbourne. Hope she commits to our VFLW program as spends winter playing netball instead of trying to improve her game.

Emma Mackie would be Close to mid thirties but supremely fit.
How do you think the team is shaping up? Who should we be excited about?
 

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