The Association Football AFL Thread 2.0

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TheGreatBarryB

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 20, 2007
29,826
30,749
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Texans, Astros, Leeds
Used to be a fan of father/son but seems like anachronism these days. They’ve copied US draft system with a big kink. Generation rule was re-done but it’s left the runner up with a no 1 and no 2 picks in two years. Even the Sydney and Brisbane youth schemes …AFL should just set up a AIS style thing for those states.
 

SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
110,525
71,746
North Shore
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Hull City, Adelaide United, EP
Used to be a fan of father/son but seems like anachronism these days. They’ve copied US draft system with a big kink. Generation rule was re-done but it’s left the runner up with a no 1 and no 2 picks in two years. Even the Sydney and Brisbane youth schemes …AFL should just set up a AIS style thing for those states.
They tried something like that and it failed miserably.
 

Elmer_Judd

#InBielsaWeTrust #MOT
Jul 25, 2019
22,160
37,813
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Leeds United
Used to be a fan of father/son but seems like anachronism these days. They’ve copied US draft system with a big kink. Generation rule was re-done but it’s left the runner up with a no 1 and no 2 picks in two years. Even the Sydney and Brisbane youth schemes …AFL should just set up a AIS style thing for those states.
It's how the AFL keep shifting the goalposts for academy picks that annoys me. Melbourne by all rights under previous criteria would have been able to draft Mac Andrew as part of their NGA.

It's just really amateur stuff from a so called professional sporting body.
 

Loonerty

TheBrownDog
Jun 1, 2008
52,247
69,355
Wollongong
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Chelsea
Essendon board 2010-2018: wtf why are we drafting half back flankers when we need an inside mid!!!!!!! fu** you dodo!!!!

Essendon board 2021 when we draft the best inside mid in the group: wtf why didn't we draft a half back flanker??????? fu** you dodo!!!!
 

Loonerty

TheBrownDog
Jun 1, 2008
52,247
69,355
Wollongong
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Chelsea
I'm watching on afl.com.au. Are they not announcing all the picks on a stage and having shifter et al giving their views? I can't get Kayo and it's not on BT/Sky so I can't watch alternative coverage if there is any.
That was all happening on Kayo, Shifter included.
Happy with Sinn, can’t wait to see him and Horne in midfield together when he comes home in 3 years. Tasty.
Port must have been concerned we'd take him to give up a second rounder just to get up two places.
 

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Bojan KantKick

Man United Legacy Supporter
Sep 5, 2014
23,201
21,067
Hertford
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Manchester United, Stevenage FC
Happy with Sinn, can’t wait to see him and Horne in midfield together when he comes home in 3 years. Tasty.
People rarely move home to a country town after they've tasted the big smoke. But yeah I could see Sinn running off a half back flank for North in a couple of years.
 

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