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Mackay, Seed and Kelly. Davis deserves another preseason. But, we need some experience outside our best 22 and hopefully that's what those 3 bring. If they're anywhere near the 22 + emergencies in round 1 then god help us.I'm indifferent regarding Edwards, but think we should have moved on more players this year - Mackay, Seedsman, Davis and Kelly.
No regrets at all. With recruitment, you win some, you lose some. You just make the call you believe in, at the time. Every club does that. We'll see how he goes. Like you said, best of luck to him.I hope the lad gets on a list but I think at worst it will be a minor regret we didn’t take him. We have Hamill Scholl Milera MacPherson plus Smith Laird Brown who still have 5 years in them - plenty of depth and young prospects in that part of the field.
Good luck to him though
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What a baseless comment. You can’t blame him looking out for his kids . Tyson professionally played out an outstanding career at our club , despite a major rift with another Macca . Both were extremely professional and put the club first. He also had to deal with the club forgetting that he had cancer towards the end of his career. I still can’t believe that .Tyson thinking he's more important than the club (not for the first time), doesn't help.
Didn't I say it seemed the club didn't rate him inside their first 4 picks 1, 9, 22, 23 and I think there's every chance we only take 4 players in the National Draft.From what I can take out of your comment you believe the club has stuffed up. They have missed an opportunity. I am not really trying to find out why we didnt take him. What I want to know is in your opinion whether the club stuffed up or wont live to regret their decision.
Don't forget the draft picks we have, that we got in part by being bottom.If the worst club in the league doesn't want a free hit father son who's been around the club for years as an academy member, then surely no other club would pick him
I think it's a very likely scenario Colonel and I can understand the club's reluctance to go all in on the kid for that reason.I wonder if the poor kid is not being hung out to dry by the perception of difficult parents?
pure speculation, but i hope not
Pure professionalism and drive can get you ahead of the class up to a point. If that's the case, you'll likely get found out in draft year. Similar to how the big blokes and man-children mids can flatline so quickly. Edwards has slipped against a draft class that's mostly been playing Xbox all year. That says a lot to me.I’m slightly disappointed that he won’t even be on our rookie list, but I trust our recruiters to make the right call.
He’s a father-son prospect who has has been a member of our academy for years. To get to this point and decline to nominate him shows we just don’t rate him. If it was line ball, I’m sure we would have claimed him. To me, it shows he wasn’t even that close.
But we don't even want him as a rookie if he falls through to the rookie draftDon't forget the draft picks we have, that we got in part by being bottom.
West Coast are one of the top teams and they could potentially select Edwards with their first pick, currently 62.
Does that mean WC rated him higher than the AFC? No, just means AFC had picks available to use which gave them access to players higher on their board. At WC's first pick maybe he is the highest available on their board.
This is either the wake up or goodbye moment for Davis.We could've traded out players, we could've delisted Ben Davis and paid out his tiny contract, we didn't have to re-contract others.
This decision wasn't made in the last 2 weeks. We've got enough half backs who we can't fit in already.... So sure let's add one more.
Isn't what you're talking about doing exactly what he and his family don't want?But we don't even want him as a rookie if he falls through to the rookie draft
We have the choice not to match and could easily let him go through to any other club. By not nominating him, we've said we don't even rate him high enough for our rookie list. We don't think even the 42nd spot on our list (the worst list in the competition) is worthy of a place for him
On Edwards - right call.I understand your analogy but did the club make the right call or the wrong call???
There's a "perceived" attitudinal issue with Luke .....maybe Tyson is the speechmaker, maybe notI wonder if clubs (not just us) have been put off by the perceived baggage?
AFL is a ruthless business. If he was good enough of a player to be better than our 42nd best player, we'd tell his family to get stuffed and take him to make us better.Not really