Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 28, 2014
- AFL Club
Charlie Cameron also had X factor. Unfortunately he didn't want to display it here.Eddie really was the last player we had with genuine X factor. If Rachelle has half the class he had, we're an extremely lucky club. And from the admittedly few things we know of him, it seems like he does.
I would like to know the salaries of their players before making that decision.
Rankine may shock all of us.
Most of us (including me) thought we got a decent return despite not wanting to lose him. It ain’t looking so good with Fogarty at this point.
Goes to show that from the moment someone is drafted, that their draft position means diddly squat.
He displayed X-factor plenty of times at Adelaide. What he didn't do was play consistent footy.
I disagree. If you prove yourself while you're at your AFL club, you get more opportunities. Not even close to a hard-and-fast rule that higher draft picks get more opportunities and liberties by default. Plenty of examples of suchWrong, but its a nice sounding cliche though.
Clubs put significantly more resources into high draftees, they are afforded more liberties and gifted more opportunities. Ya think the club would have let No 71 draft pick Aaron Kite stay in Melbourne in 2008 like they did Patrick Dangerfield?
If you are drafted high it also means a big advantage in getting a 2nd chance at AFL level. sh*t, just looking at our club alone do you think we were able to trade away Fergus Watts & John Meesan based on their AFL play or the fact they were 1st round draftees? Do you think delisted players Darren Pfeiffer & James Sellar are given 2nd chances at other clubs for another other reason than they were first round draftees?
Daniel Gorringe survived 6 seasons in the AFL based purely on the fact he was a top 10 pick.