Adrian Dodoro - Flankers into Mids since 2000


#957

I’m expecting something now, so when nothing happens, it will be unexpected!


#958

You’d have to be pretty chuffed if you were Dodoro

Huge pressure with pick1 to get it right.

And it comes up absolutely trumps with McGeath.


#959

Not exactly hard to pick the best kid in the country


#960

Ask Melbourne that question


#961

It challenged quite a few Blitzers.


#962

I think it was pure luck we got McGrath and not that McGeath guy who has quietly disappeared into obscurity.


#963

Yeah-nah.
there was serious external (I mean…I don’t know how much was actually felt, possibly noe, but still) pressure to pick one of two different blokes.


#964

Really?
Were you reading Blitz at the time?


#965

We still don’t know whether is the best kid.

Don’t forget Pears was rated better than AA captain and greatest player ever Rance. Players mature at different rates.


#966

According to whom? Rance was picked first.


#967

Yeah, but blitz thought we got the better player after his game on Fevola. Rance was VFL bound for 2 years.


#968

This picture is trying to sell me an apartment off plan.


#969

That picture is trying to sell me a prosthetic chin implant.


#970

Dodoro looks practically naked with only one jacket


#971

Pears was exceptionally promising in his first 2 years.


#972

And if not for injuries might have been at or near the top of the defenders tree.

And Blitz didn’t think we’d necessarily got the better player. We rated Rance.


#973

Pears was a completely different player pre-injury.

If there is one thing Dodoro knows, it’s how to find gun talls.


#974

The irony is if not for injuries and people being swiped, we could almost put another spine up. Based on their early potential, a spine of Carlisle, Pears, Jenkins, Gumby, D. Daniher might have been pretty damn good.


#975

I’m more concerned at our ability to develop the kids than Adrians ability to pick the right names.


#976

Don’t let dodoro off the hook just yet. He nailed 2013 draft with what he had and that buys him some credits. But of our last 5 1st round picks, 2 are guns, jury still out on the other 3