Welcome Welcome National Draft Pick #82 - Ben Davis

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by deaneus, Nov 25, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. betterthanu

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    Could be we just really rate our current batch of rookies? Greenwood, Beech and Keath are all a chance to push for selection so they might just want that flexibility.
     
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  2. Danger in Texas

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    Good to see Seed there
     
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    I see Buckenara is classing Davis as more a mid than a forward, I'm liking that, really like blokes with mid/forward capabilities.

    All 4 mids we've drafted seem to have that this time
     
  4. Danger in Texas

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    Yeah I can definitely see the midfield potential in Davis, he has some speed and agility and has clean hands, his forward nous really needs to be used though. I reckon, if he develops, he's a 50/50 forward/mid.
     
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  5. fairfooty

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    And apologies if anyone has already mentioned this - but anyone else notice that our crappy Sunday paper (bought for the elderly mother BTW!) on p 44 has a picture of Ben Davies - Crows pick 75. And looks nothing like Ben Davis... Mob of imbeciles... great way to welcome the kid to Adelaide. :rolleyes: Oh well... Suppose he'll get used to the complete incompetence of the local press here.
     
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  6. Danger in Texas

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    Ahh, so it looks like Ben's staying with CC

    How the tables have turned, only three years since Eddie was telling Charlie to eat his vegetables :D
     
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    And Eddie and Anna's baby-sitting options increase!! :D
     
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    Must be in Eddie's contact must select at leat 1 baby sitter per draft.
     
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    Maybe... but if they really rated them that highly, then why didn't they just promote them directly to the senior list (as they did with ROB)?
     
  10. Mr MysteryGuest

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    Because you can only promote 1, now we can do it with any of them based on need/form.
     
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    And we can put one up as part of Shaw's injury replacement.
     

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  12. Vader

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    Could have done that anyway. The situation now is no different to what it would have been if Shaw had been placed on the LTI list, instead of being retired.
     
  13. Crowfoot

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    Gallucci is staying with Seed for a few weeks until he gets farmed off to a host family. Poholke is staying with Greenwood, Davis is staying with Cameron, Himmelburg with Sauce and the Sig is staying with Harto.
     
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    My thoughts on why we went one short this year is that it is salary cap based. Pay the minimum salary cap this year (with one less player) so we can load up a big offer next year for free agency. There is some rule that you can pay more than 100% in a year if the previous 2(?) have been under (i.e. The rolling 3 years is less than 300%). Plus we dont actually know the salary cap for next year yet.

    In fact I think this is why a lot of clubs have gone 1 or 2 under this year, as there are a few "elite" free agents next year, or in the case of geelong, port etc, they are bursting at the seams.
     
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    I really like the highlight package of this dude, remindes me a bit of S Burgoyne.
     
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    Thanks OCG - clearly a list management tactic as someone in another thread said. Issue over.
     
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    In the case of Keath and Greenwood, it may be because I believe they're on a higher salary than the average rookie would be. Wouldn't make sense to have that higher salary sitting within the TPP unless it was guaranteed that they'd be playing. Just a theory though, I have no idea why.
     
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    Not picking up a player on a 12 month contract in 2016 because of what might happen in 2018?

    Not to mention we have a stack of likely delistings for next year (Thompson, Otten, Gore, Kelly, CEY, possibly others).

    I think I need a new avatar.
     
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    Not sure if it's confirmation bias building, but I did scratch my head after reading Justin Reid's comments there

    I'm inclined to think he's probably ****** up in some way he'd rather not broadcast and this is the best alternative explanation he can think of
     
  21. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

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    Yep, that's just a ridiculous explanation and isn't the reason. Our extra rookie could be on a one year deal and not impact our 2018 list at all.

    What is the reason? I don't know.
     
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    Interesting that in the sam shaw article it says that Sydney had filed paperwork to take Davis in the rookie draft as an academy pick. Wonder if we got late mail about this.
     
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    There was talk in some circles that Davis was a strange pick considering our stance on Jarman. But again if he was ranked for selection on our list then he should be picked. Has something about him.
     
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