Prediction Who gets picked up as a Delisted Free Agent?

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briztoon

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Any team that needs good backup KPP depth should be looking at Josh Walker, delisted by the Lions.
 

HTPunter

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Ben Keays should get another go.

Turns just 23 at the start of next season.
Someone needs to get Keays
Got to disagree here. Limited at AFL level, not a senior depth player like some that have been mentioned (Robertson, Brand), his main limitations (skill and athleticism) aren't likely to change/improve.
 

BlackGun1

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Got to disagree here. Limited at AFL level, not a senior depth player like some that have been mentioned (Robertson, Brand), his main limitations (skill and athleticism) aren't likely to change/improve.
Kicked 47 goals in 19 games in the NEAFL as a reinvented Small Forward and was largely improved at Senior Level this year - named emergency 17 times and would have got many more games this year if not for the lack of injuries. Had to be delisted as it was too little, too late.

I agree that I don't think he will be picked up as he simply doesn't have the profile (like you say, a Robertson that's played 73 games) or a position that's a commodity (like a KPP) - but I think he is good enough to still be on a list.
 

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Kicked 47 goals in 19 games in the NEAFL as a reinvented Small Forward and was largely improved at Senior Level this year - named emergency 17 times and would have got many more games this year if not for the lack of injuries. Had to be delisted as it was too little, too late.

I agree that I don't think he will be picked up as he simply doesn't have the profile (like you say, a Robertson that's played 73 games) or a position that's a commodity (like a KPP) - but I think he is good enough to still be on a list.
He's just not quick enough to play that position effectively at senior level.
 

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I thought Walker played well this year, surprised Brisbane aren't keeping him given they are in their window and depth is important, I'd certainly take him.
Wylie Buzza as well, even if he's no good you got to have him!

Can't see much else to get excited about.
 

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Suspect Newnes stays at St Kilda although surely Freo ask the question given they just lost their two first-choice wingmen.

Buzza will find a home, Port a possibility.
 

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Surely Newnes is good enough to be on an AFL list next year
I think Newnes has proven to be quite serviceable.

He didn't miss a game for five straight seasons (2014-2018), and played 148 of a possible 154 games from 2013-2019. Some might say that's a symptom of St Kilda's mediocrity, but he's a solid (albeit unspectacular), capable contributor who has greater staying power than the majority of the league. It's bloody hard to keep fronting up, week in, week out, year in, year out in today's AFL, no matter what role you play.

Kind of surprised if the Saints suddenly don't have a place for him, just because of their new acquisitions. If he doesn't play 22 games at the Gold Coast in 2020 at the very least, and just falls back to the state leagues, I'd be surprised.
 
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saintkildaman

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I think Newnes has proven to be quite serviceable. Didn't miss a game for five straight seasons (2014-2018), and played 148 of a possible 154 games from 2013-2019. Some might say that's a symptom of St Kilda's mediocrity, but he's a solid (albeit unspectacular), capable contributor who has greater staying power than the majority of the league. It's bloody hard to keep fronting up, week in, week out, year in, year out in today's AFL, no matter what role you play.

Kind of surprised if the Saints suddenly don't have a place for him, just because of their new acquisitions. If he doesn't play 22 games at the Gold Coast in 2020 at the very least, and just falls back to the state leagues, I'd be surprised.
He has an offer there, I believe he is still assessing his options after the inclusions of Hill and Jones.
 

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Angus Schumacher was a surprising delisting to be honest Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I was very surprised he got drafted at all to be honest....Clearly not up to the level at the under 18 champs.

The 3 Tigers boys de-listed today would be top of a few clubs lists you'd reckon.
 

cotter101

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Really think all of Walker, Keays and Robertson could be very handy pick ups for a team.

All unlucky not to play more senior football this year due to our incredibly lucky injury run. Walker was fantastic when called upon and the main reason he couldn’t stay in the seniors is because he’s a poor mans Andrews. Surprised we didn’t keep him for Cover though.

Robertson is limited but no one gives more effort. He played a really good negating role against Whitfield.

I would’ve loved to see Keays get more time in the seniors. He went okay when called up and his best footy is ahead of him.

All came out of contract at the wrong time and there’s a huge squeeze on list spots at the moment.
 

Foucault1989

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Richmond should definitely consider Harley Bennell. I think we could make him work.

I realise Hardwick said a few weeks ago we werent that keen, but it sounded more like a throw-away line.
Hardwick should apply to become an NDIS service provider and start getting funded for offering psychosocial recovery for young men who have lost their way
 

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