Prediction Who should we take with pick 2?

Who do you want at pick 2?

  • Riley Thilthorpe

    Votes: 16 6.6%
  • Elijah Hollands

    Votes: 111 45.7%
  • Logan McDonald

    Votes: 86 35.4%
  • Will Phillips

    Votes: 20 8.2%
  • Denver Grainger-Barras

    Votes: 5 2.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 2.1%

  • Total voters
    243

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Rad Roo

Premiership Player
Aug 2, 2017
3,020
1,385
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North Melbourne
Hollands noise is getting louder. Hopefully North pick him!
Yes, that's indeed the hype. This explosive half forward has often been mysticized by the emergence of Martin as an all time great, little do people know that Martin if not for his miraculous awakening in 2017 would be only a very good player in the previous 7 years. In other words, Martin is only one of a kind for the type of player. De Goey and Stringers are the next two best of that type and they are a considerable downgrade.

I rather us getting a harvey or wells type player and that would actually complete our midfield.
 

Rad Roo

Premiership Player
Aug 2, 2017
3,020
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Is that such a bad thing? Early mids might outclass the later picks by a lot whereas the talls might be farely even.
Let's look at the players who have recruited thus far to ascertain possible draft options. We picked up atu (small forward), Corr (Key defender), young (small defender), stephenson (medium forward). This leaves only 1 conclusion and that is we will be going after midfielders in the draft, at least the first 2 picks. Even if we get holland, he is there to play midfield. If it was back in the old days, we would most definitely be going after a solid dependable player in Phillips but under new management.............dare i say we might aim to get someone with more x-factor.
 

Zondor

Premium Platinum
Oct 5, 2004
16,381
16,554
Hell
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North Melbourne
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Leigh Brown
Yes, that's indeed the hype. This explosive half forward has often been mysticized by the emergence of Martin as an all time great, little do people know that Martin if not for his miraculous awakening in 2017 would be only a very good player in the previous 7 years. In other words, Martin is only one of a kind for the type of player. De Goey and Stringers are the next two best of that type and they are a considerable downgrade.

I rather us getting a harvey or wells type player and that would actually complete our midfield.
Just like Luke Skywalker. :stern look
 

kaboom kid

Club Legend
Apr 28, 2016
1,995
3,410
Destination club
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I think it'd be silly to take Phillips over Hollands.
Based on highlights video alone, I'd take Phillips over Holland's. Some of his clearance work was jawdropping. Love his composure and decision making in traffic. He has the pace, the endurance and lateral movement. Holland's might end up being a gun mid too but a lot less evidence for that so far. Based on his highlight video does anyone else think McDonald is a bit meh? Highly competent and can't fault his numbers in the WAFL but doesn't exactly ooze X factor. The Thilthorpe laddie looks a much better prospect to me.
 

Agenda 21

Senior List
Mar 9, 2019
291
617
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I'll take a bloke who can dob goals from 60 out, anyday. We need a center square mid who can really ROOSt the ball. Perhaps that's Stephenson, who knows.
 

speedy

Premiership Player
Sep 5, 2001
4,771
1,998
Melbourne, VIC
AFL Club
North Melbourne
ALL the key forwards taken top 5 in the draft since the buddy and roughie draft in 2004.

2019 Luke Jackson - looks promising
2018 Jack Lukosius - playing backline
2018 Max King - looks promising
2015 Josh Scache - BUST
2014 Paddy McCartin - BUST
2013 Tom Boyd - BUST
2012 Jonathan O'Rourke - BUST
2011 Jonathon Patton - BUST
2010 Sam Day - BUST
2008 Jack Watts - BUST
2007 Jarrad Grant - BUST
2006 Scott Gumbleton - BUST
2005 Josh Kennedty - BOOM
 

shinboner magic

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 17, 2007
13,606
15,930
melb home of the kangas
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North Melbourne
Other Teams
hellas,liverpool,storm,au
ALL the key forwards taken top 5 in the draft since the buddy and roughie draft in 2004.

2019 Luke Jackson - looks promising
2018 Jack Lukosius - playing backline
2018 Max King - looks promising
2015 Josh Scache - BUST
2014 Paddy McCartin - BUST
2013 Tom Boyd - BUST
2012 Jonathan O'Rourke - BUST
2011 Jonathon Patton - BUST
2010 Sam Day - BUST
2008 Jack Watts - BUST
2007 Jarrad Grant - BUST
2006 Scott Gumbleton - BUST
2005 Josh Kennedty - BOOM
O’rourke was a mid
 

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Psicosis

Premiership Player
May 7, 2012
4,970
11,587
Bird Rock
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North Melbourne
ALL the key forwards taken top 5 in the draft since the buddy and roughie draft in 2004.

2019 Luke Jackson - looks promising
2018 Jack Lukosius - playing backline
2018 Max King - looks promising
2015 Josh Scache - BUST
2014 Paddy McCartin - BUST
2013 Tom Boyd - BUST
2012 Jonathan O'Rourke - BUST
2011 Jonathon Patton - BUST
2010 Sam Day - BUST
2008 Jack Watts - BUST
2007 Jarrad Grant - BUST
2006 Scott Gumbleton - BUST
2005 Josh Kennedty - BOOM
It’s no doubt a concern.

I do think in recent years, recruiters have gotten better, avoiding the man child types. It’s also worth noting that the majority of gun KPFs in the competition were first round picks/FS/Academy, however no question there is more a risk if we go that path.
 
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Shinboner1

Club Legend
Aug 13, 2020
1,560
2,172
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North Melbourne
ALL the key forwards taken top 5 in the draft since the buddy and roughie draft in 2004.

2019 Luke Jackson - looks promising
2018 Jack Lukosius - playing backline
2018 Max King - looks promising
2015 Josh Scache - BUST
2014 Paddy McCartin - BUST
2013 Tom Boyd - BUST
2012 Jonathan O'Rourke - BUST
2011 Jonathon Patton - BUST
2010 Sam Day - BUST
2008 Jack Watts - BUST
2007 Jarrad Grant - BUST
2006 Scott Gumbleton - BUST
2005 Josh Kennedty - BOOM
Didnt tom boyd win a premiership?
 

speedy

Premiership Player
Sep 5, 2001
4,771
1,998
Melbourne, VIC
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North Melbourne
O’rourke was a mid
My bad mixed him up with Tim O'Brien.
 

Shinboner1

Club Legend
Aug 13, 2020
1,560
2,172
AFL Club
North Melbourne
PHILLIPSPHILLIPSPHILLIPSPHILLIPS AND THEN SOME MORE PHILLIPS.

Inside bull with burst of speed.

Guaranteed gun.

Just imagine for a moment if CUNNINGTON had a burst of speed.

Now no need to imagine that anymore if we get PHILLIPS.

PHILLIPS and say no more.


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He might be a better pickup for North than Hollands.
 

Roman Roy

I’m dumb, but I’m smart.
Oct 3, 2017
1,610
5,187
AFL Club
North Melbourne
PHILLIPSPHILLIPSPHILLIPSPHILLIPS AND THEN SOME MORE PHILLIPS.

Inside bull with burst of speed.

Guaranteed gun.

Just imagine for a moment if CUNNINGTON had a burst of speed.

Now no need to imagine that anymore if we get PHILLIPS.

PHILLIPS and say no more.


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Phillips might still be there at pick 6
 

Dan

Well you know...
Mar 21, 2010
23,420
36,027
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Bali 6's, Dorothy Mantooth
ALL the key forwards taken top 5 in the draft since the buddy and roughie draft in 2004.

2019 Luke Jackson - looks promising
2018 Jack Lukosius - playing backline
2018 Max King - looks promising
2015 Josh Scache - BUST
2014 Paddy McCartin - BUST
2013 Tom Boyd - BUST
2012 Jonathan O'Rourke - BUST
2011 Jonathon Patton - BUST
2010 Sam Day - BUST
2008 Jack Watts - BUST
2007 Jarrad Grant - BUST
2006 Scott Gumbleton - BUST
2005 Josh Kennedty - BOOM
Damn...
 

Wonderdog

Team Captain
Nov 14, 2001
477
494
Canberra
AFL Club
North Melbourne
It has to be a big forward. That is the hole in the list. We only have one, larks who has played <50 games. Comben untried, injured & physically underdeveloped & Xerri a raw ruckman. We have not replaced Brown. If Larks goes down we have no key forward.
 

Passmore

Brownlow Medallist
May 22, 2001
13,792
34,412
The Gasometer Wing
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North Melbourne
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Norf
It has to be a big forward. That is the hole in the list. We only have one, larks who has played <50 games. Comben untried, injured & physically underdeveloped & Xerri a raw ruckman. We have not replaced Brown. If Larks goes down we have no key forward.
If we were concerned with replacing Brown we would have kept him.
 

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