Toast Welcome to Freo: Dillon O'Reilly

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grimlock

Hall of Famer
Sep 27, 2001
32,516
26,437
Luke Parker's Bandwagon
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Liverpool, NSW
Dillon O'REILLY (EAST FREMANTLE)
2019 WAFL

Totals

  • 2 games
  • 0 goals
  • 1 behind
  • 0 times in best players list

Averages
  • 4.0 kicks
  • 2.0 handballs
  • 6.0 disposals
  • 2.0 marks
  • 0.0 tackles
  • 1.0 frees for
  • 0.0 frees against
  • 0.0 inside 50s
  • 1.5 rebound 50s
  • 23.50 AFL Fantasy points
 

Joao

Norm Smith Medallist
May 2, 2017
7,144
10,019
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AFL Club
Fremantle
Dillon O'REILLY (EAST FREMANTLE)
2019 WAFL


Totals
  • 2 games
  • 0 goals
  • 1 behind
  • 0 times in best players list

Averages
  • 4.0 kicks
  • 2.0 handballs
  • 6.0 disposals
  • 2.0 marks
  • 0.0 tackles
  • 1.0 frees for
  • 0.0 frees against
  • 0.0 inside 50s
  • 1.5 rebound 50s
  • 23.50 AFL Fantasy points
Not good reading, but he did get injured in both games and was playing defense I believe.
 

nando2au

Draftee
Nov 9, 2017
3
10
Perth
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Fremantle
Hopefully nepotism hasn't played a part with SO'R on the board but I do like the idea of having the son of a former player finally on our list. They obviously see something in him though.

Otherwise welcome to the club SOSO'R. Looking forward to seeing what you can do.
 

Joao

Norm Smith Medallist
May 2, 2017
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So we ******* should after letting the other two slide by us!
Yeah I defended the club for Gov and Mgov because there were some pretty obvious flaws with both.

Got to take the stab this time. I'd prefer us to do it and be wrong than not do it and watch Gov Jnr tear us a new one every time we play whomever he ends up at.
 

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Silent Alarm

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Jul 9, 2010
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Mid season draft is an ideal way to try before you buy with kids that are speculative because they are ‘lazy’. You have 6 months to try them on a list without needing tie up a list spot. He may thrive or he may flounder. All that is lost is 50k
Do these kids on six month contracts still get paid 50 grand?

fu**. That's good.
 

PapaJ

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Jul 15, 2007
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So we ******* should after letting the other two slide by us!
Yeah I defended the club for Gov and Mgov because there were some pretty obvious flaws with both.
Damn straight. Dodged a bullet is what I call it after so many calling for him to come in. I was never convinced myself, glad we missed the 2nd McGov.

3rd one's a charm hey :thumbsu:
 

Silent Alarm

sack Lyon
Suspended
Jul 9, 2010
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If they spud it up and don’t get drafted next year or held on they get a 20k parachute payment too
Wait so it's $50,000 to play football from May to (in most cases) August? And then if you get kept on you get another contract but if you don't you get another 20 grand?

Considering it's basically June now, that's three months of work for 70k.

And footballers constantly ask for pity and say how hard everything is.

Wow.
 

Channels

Senior List
Dec 2, 2017
227
326
AFL Club
Fremantle
Yes. Likely. But like I said, that makes the midseason draft pointless somehow.
I reckon the AFL didn’t think this through when they implemented it.

I think they were hoping the clubs would choose Barlow/Bewley types, the mature agers that had been overlooked previously. I guess they got that with a few picks but mostly kids taken.
 

theGav56

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 11, 2004
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13,907
Bali
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Fremantle
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Fremantle
I reckon the AFL didn’t think this through when they implemented it.

I think they were hoping the clubs would choose Barlow/Bewley types, the mature agers that had been overlooked previously. I guess they got that with a few picks but mostly kids taken.
Never a realistic expectation that there will be a dozen ready to go players lurking in the lower leagues with the capacity to step up immediately. Half a dozen were taken with that in mind though, so that seems like a reasonable outcome.
 

arsesmart

Team Captain
Sep 25, 2018
383
667
AFL Club
Fremantle
Wait so it's $50,000 to play football from May to (in most cases) August? And then if you get kept on you get another contract but if you don't you get another 20 grand?

Considering it's basically June now, that's three months of work for 70k.

And footballers constantly ask for pity and say how hard everything is.

Wow.
The thinking was that many of these blokes would need to give up jobs/ apprenticeships/careers, possibly shift girlfriends/wives/families for a gamble on a potential 3 month marginal spot on a list.
 
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