Review Winners and losers, obligatory 2021 edition

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Farm Boy

Premiership Player
Dec 6, 2015
4,778
5,653
AFL Club
St Kilda
What makes you certain JHF is leaving?

The only narrative I’ve read from the kid is that he does what is best for him. When he wants to go home he will do what he thinks is best for him, and in the past he has stated a desire to not only play for Port, but remain in SA. I’d have taken the draft haul and chosen more wisely.


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Elmer_Judd

#InBielsaWeTrust #MOT
Jul 25, 2019
22,889
38,526
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Leeds United
What makes you certain JHF is leaving?

Hard not to think of a take like that has blatant Trolling.

If they knew JHF would be bail after two years, they probably would have done that picks trade/swap with the Crows.

North believe it or not, are not run by mugs, they probably knew or were told Logan McDonald would be a massive flight risk and it's why they took local boy Will Phillips instead, who likes he is an elite 250 plus A grader in the making.

Clubs are more switched on to flight risks about draftees than ever, especially premium top 10 picks.
 

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Sphynx

Premiership Player
Jul 10, 2011
3,284
8,457
AFL Club
North Melbourne
The only narrative I’ve read from the kid is that he does what is best for him. When he wants to go home he will do what he thinks is best for him, and in the past he has stated a desire to not only play for Port, but remain in SA. I’d have taken the draft haul and chosen more wisely.


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Lol, you mean the narrative you have just invented?

Everything written about him actually alludes to him being a very loyal kid, not the opposite, as you are insinuating.

Where has he said he wants to play for Port? He supports Fremantle and is fanatical for South Adelaide, i.e he didn't even want to play colts/senior football for the Port Magpies.

He's actually said he wants to return to play for South Adelaide at some point before he retires.
 

Golumless

A bigger deal out west.
Jul 12, 2013
34,583
42,449
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Newcastle, Rockies, Oceanics
Yes there is, if Hornes was genuinely hypothetically ranked as the number one pick, we would be taking best available.

And it’s not like we haven’t passed on father son selections before - Jake Kelly, James Stewart etc

They're not Daicos, and the only reason Horne is seen as the number 1 pick is because Daicos isn't available to North. Otherwise good luck splitting them.
 

Pleasedontfail11

Club Legend
Oct 28, 2010
2,628
1,528
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
F1 racing
They can bid on the talls after they've made us ante up for Daics. They'll use pick 2 for that surely!
Why would they? Sure clubs make bids, but only for players they actually want. They have no intention of drafting a player like him. All it does is upset Collingwood, a club no even close to being in contention.
 

Robroy22

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 24, 2012
7,639
13,161
Jindabyne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Central Broken Hill (Magpies)
Why would they? Sure clubs make bids, but only for players they actually want. They have no intention of drafting a player like him. All it does is upset Collingwood, a club no even close to being in contention.



You are correct. Clubs make bids for players they actually would want (at that pick IF they could get them). It keeps the bigger clubs with more history and more access to the father /sons honest and also ensures that players being drafted get the recognition they deserve in their draft year. And seriously, do you really think footy clubs worry about upsetting the best laid plans of their opposition clubs? That's their focus on all areas every day of the year!
 

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theGav56

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 11, 2004
25,442
23,029
Bali
AFL Club
Fremantle
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Fremantle
Not a lot happened aside from the Cerra trade.

Mainly just fringe players and pick swaps for various agendas.

The AFL should really look at points value for picks over 50 as it is a bit of a rort for father and son picks
Just catching up on this thread during the off season doldrums. It was a pretty uneventful trade period, but a couple of comments from a Fremantle perspective.

The Cerra trade is a loss for us, but I am not unhappy to have acquired a genuine KPF prospect as a result.

Clark is a fringe player trade as you describe, but he is a significant boost for us, and an immediate best 22.

The Brodie + 19 trade unpredictably netted us Johnson which is as good as it gets. Immediately mitigates the loss of Cerra with a like for like replacement, and Brodie may not progress, but is a free hit.

Excellent trade and draft period for us.
 

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