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theDuckFarmer

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Well, you see, as I clearly alluded to all along and was apparent at the time is that his chakra and those of his teammates weren’t aligned and besides it obvious their auras are not in cognitive dissonance with each other since my spirit animal, Ulaf the 3 legged gecko told me in my last sweat lodge meditation.
Just needed to slip in egregore to complete your bingo card.
 

Janus

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He is known for some “out there” haircuts, has battled a swag of injuries this year and is highly regarded for his X-factor.

Now Port Adelaide draftee Dylan Williams is heading to Alberton to reunite with “little pest” and former Vic Metro teammate Zak Butters after being selected at pick 23 on Thursday night.

Williams will aim to make an impression on his new teammates and coaches during pre-season when he hopes to get his fitness up and push for an AFL spot next year.

He said his back was feeling “97 or 95 per cent” and was doing gym work and running without issues.

“I’m very excited to move over.”
 

Grave Danger

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I like a player who has self belief even a bit of a swagger and Dylan strikes me as just such a player.
Can see him lighting up AO. A younger stronger Polecat?

I'm hoping something like a De Goey or a Stringer or a Greene - with a bit less of the dickhead factor.
 

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Coobk001

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People don’t stay injured forever...


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It's more that we didn't actually get to see how they developed this year. The injury prone factor is a small one, but that absence of clear 2019 development is the risk, why they slid, and where our strategy will be interesting.
 

robbo1981

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It's more that we didn't actually get to see how they developed this year. The injury prone factor is a small one, but that absence of clear 2019 development is the risk, why they slid, and where our strategy will be interesting.
You don't lose your talent
 

Janus

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The reason why Williams and Georgiades slid is the same reason why I knew Kemp would be available at 12 - clubs want first round picks to be as safe as they can be due to how much it sets back their program if they are a bust.

For mine, Williams will be the Jack Darling of this draft - when he’s kicking goals out of his arse and asking other clubs how his shit tastes, other fans will be screaming about why they didn't do what Port did and instead went for safe inside mid plodders.

You have to give it to them: they have a plan. And it's starting to make sense, in a Port sort of way. No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.
 
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Jack Grange

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It's more that we didn't actually get to see how they developed this year. The injury prone factor is a small one, but that absence of clear 2019 development is the risk, why they slid, and where our strategy will be interesting.
IMHO players don't lose their talent...build their fitness which they have done by yrs end to attend draft camp etc...club , doctors & fitness staff do their due diligence etc so i'm pretty comfortable we have drafted bloody well...yes i know...time will tell but that applies to all kids / young men drafted..
 

Coobk001

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You don't lose your talent
Unless they were already AFL capable they still need to develop their talent. It's not me picking on them, it is a fact that players are developing at these ages and if they missed out on a year, plus we haven't got to see how their trendline of development continued to go, then there's clearly a risk in assuming they were just going to continue on an upward curve.

It's a high risk, high possible reward strategy. There can be no denying that.

Let's hope it pays off.
 

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