We had interest in a basketballer but Cats managed to sign him
Agreed, high risk high reward is where you should be looking with these spots.Newchurch is the kind of player I like as rookies. A bit of X-factor. Could be the next Charlie Cameron or a complete bust. Hopefully it works out.
Ironically busts are better for your club than someone who is thereabouts.Newchurch is the kind of player I like as rookies. A bit of X-factor. Could be the next Charlie Cameron or a complete bust. Hopefully it works out.
Poholke was also proof that consistent SANFL performances don't necessarily indicate a player will take the next step. He's a pretty dominant SANFL mid but his qualities never translated to AFL. Then you look at McAdam's performances in the SANFL as a contrast. He showed a lot of raw talent and athleticism but never really dominated. It's not like he was kicking 6 a game in the SANFL before he got called up. Sometimes the cream just rises to the top.Ironically busts are better for your club than someone who is thereabouts.
Eg a player like Poholke stays on the list for 4 years, plays 20 or so matches. Eventually you see that he's not quite up to it and he gets cut.
During those 4 years he's soaked up development resources, coaching time, playing opportunities and a list spot ahead of other players. Those investments ultimately come to nothing and could have been used elsewhere. You're not to know at the time of course.
You want either picks who become good players or blazing, immediately obvious failures that you spend no time on.
Not every draft pick will make it and you don't need them to. If players have a 10-12 year career then you only need 1-2 from each draft on average to become a first 22 quality player. And you only have space for that many anyway.
Probably fair considering. Newchurch could be elite of he sorts his sh*t out. Borlase probably won't be.Hamish seemed really excited by Newchurch in his interview, not so much about Borlase
Similar thing happened with Taylor WalkerNot only that but Tariek was told to take down the highlights video of him that was up on YouTube. And it was indeed taken down.
Looks like we drafted 3 and picked one up in the PSD who can find it, what they need to do is feed him and let him do his stuffI think he looks awkward when he runs. His arms are flailing and his head moves around a lot.
Think he is worth a punt. Serious x factor. Just needs to learn how to find it more often and work harder.