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Review The Unlucky Ones

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  1. roos_fanatic08

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    This is a discussion thread about those who were unlucky not to get drafted this year.

    Every year there is a number of heart break stories as to those who didn’t
    make the cut. Being a relatively deep draft pool it seems there is more of these stories than normal. There is however the chance that some of these players might find a rookie list spot in the supplemtary period.

    Under 18’s
    - Sydney Stack
    - Angus Hanarhan
    - Stefan Radononvic
    - Mitch Podhajski
    - Hugo Munn
    - Dillon O’Reilly
    - Hayden Sampson
    - Joe Ayton-Delaney

    Mature Agers
    - Mitch Grigg
    - Jye Bolton
    - Michael Gibbons
    - Marlion Pickett
    - Mitch Maguire

    Delisted Players
    - Luke Partington
    - Nathan Freeman
    - Kieran Lovell
    - Dec Mountford
    - Mitch Hibberd
    - Kieran Collins
    - Billy Hartung
    - Jesse Lonergan
    - Tom Campbell
     
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  2. fridgeman

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    Tom Campbell is another, thought he would have been picked up with the lack of ruck options but maybe some Doggies supporters could tell us why the lack of interest in him
     
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    Kennerly went to Geelong in the ND with pick 50.
     
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    I thought Kennerley was drafted?
     
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    I knew there would be 1. Thanks & edited.
     
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    I still reckon the Suns may pick up Freeman as a SP rookie. We have a space still on our rookie list for that.

    Surprised no one picked up Jesse Lonergan, feel for him.
     
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    Yeah I thought Lonergan might have been one of those sneaky rookie picks. Has had his career cut short from consistent niggly injuries.
     
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    Club don't like injuries prone players, waste of time ,money and list spot .
     
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    So what’s the next step for a Gibbons or Bolton. Are they able to get picked up as a supplement Cat A rookie? I have no idea of the rules.

    Or will they need to try again in 12 months?
     
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    Probably because the modern game requires Ruckman to be mobile and effective around the grounds? See Gawn and Grundy, in the past Cox and Sandilands. Campbell can win hitouts, but isn't that quick or mobile, and doesn't get a heap of the ball. Need to do more than just win a tap to advantage these days.
     
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    Tom Lewis - Sturt.
    Played well in the champs and was playing most lf the year in Sturts reserves.
     

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    Keiren Collins didn’t nominate for the draft.
     
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    Did Zane Barzen get selected?

    I thought Hanrahan and Stack definitely deserved to be selected


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    Barzen was another who didn’t make the cut!
     
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    I'm hearing rumours of him to North as a delisted December rookie whatever it's called.
     
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    There has to be concerns over either character of whether their games fit at AFL level with the first two because they are way too good. Gibbons it has to be a height and skills thing. Is Pickett an out of WA risk? Maguire shocks me given how much publicity he had for a NEAFL player but he might be the perfect kind of guy to have train on and pick up before March.
    All of these guys have considerable deficiencies in skills, size, athleticism or ball winning. They might be better than some of the kids drafted but it can't be hard to find a midfielder either in the 2nd or 3rd round but even in the 4th onwards that has similar traits and can be given a chance.
     
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    Sydney Stack the big one for me. Some people rated him around the 20 mark throughout the year. Looked to have a lot of talent, maybe there's other factors at play?
     
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    Rumours about commitment and missing training.
     
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    Still hope for him yet. Probably better that he doesn’t go into the AFL system until he is ready. Spend a couple of years in the WAFL and when he is up to being a professional he is every chance of being drafted if he is good enough.
     
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    They basically have to hope for long-term injuries or retirements, then they can be picked up as rookies during the offseason, or at round 10 in the mid-season draft. You would think they'd be high up the queue for best ready-made players though.

    I would assume Sydney is one club already in the market with Tippett retired and only still on the list for his compensation package.
     
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    drugs /alcohol?
     
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    The rumours are more about training, diet, game preparation, and attitude. Not heard anyone mention drugs or alcohol.
     
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    I am still surprised that Mitch Grigg wasn't picked up. Two Magareys and his SANFL GF performance was amazingly good, leathal on the left
     
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