2018 Pre Season Discussion


#181

Now we just need to get Langford on board


#182

Looks like a fresh cut @S_K


#183

Sensible enough, do you reckon? :joy:


#184

You can tell Guelfi’s had a couple more years in ‘the system’… he’s perfected his game face :neutral_face:


#185

Blitz can’t survive without positing assumptions.


#186

God I love positing.

I get a kick out of just POSITING those assumptions, nice and hard, again and again, while they scream ‘oh god, posit me MORE!’

Posit.

POSIT.


#187

Showing off his Hird ears proudly …


#188

also doubles as his “im a serious buyer at this open house” face


#189

So #5 then??


#190

The gap between the youngest and oldest lists seems to be less pronounced than in the past.

Only a handful of clubs taking a full senior list with the majority now utilizing the new rules regarding the use of the rookie list.

https://www.draftguru.com.au/lists/2018

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#191

Excuse my ignorance, but most teams seem to have around 44-45 players (including rookies & Cat B), except Hawthorn & Sydney who have 46.
Does that mean we could in theory have added one more rookie?


#192

Yep, we have room for another.


#193

No wonder Ben is well pisssed off


#194

Maybe they didn’t think the talent was there.

Looking at the main draft there were a lot of players recycled from other lists and also quite a few state league players.

The draft was talked up for most of the year as lacking depth and it has proven to be so based on how it panned out.

As others have suggested we still may look at a Cat B player to fill out the list.


#195

What about one of our VFL players?


#196

I was hoping Hind would get picked up but it didn’t happen.

He is very light but has a set of wheels and can play.

Based on the mature players taken I think a few clubs sense that the competition is very even at the moment and wanted experience on their list rather than taking a chance on project players.


#197

KM, you’ve mentioned this a few times, but from what I can tell Hartung was the only player drafted in the main draft that was on an AFL list in 2017


#198

Crammers , Garlett and mat Shaw off the top of my head, but there were a few more than that.

A lot more than usual from the state leagues also.


#199

O’shea?


#200

Of the Rookie draft only 7 of the 36 come from the TAC cup.

I’m not sure how that stacks up against past drafts but that seems low.