Dodoro on Cal Twomey's 'Road to the Draft' podcast

An excellent listen.

Well worth the 40 minutes.

Answers A LOT of Blitz’s questions.

Was interesting Dodoro at the last second changed his mind and told them to say Zach Merretts name for pick 26. Just had an instinct he would be great. Very happy now
Adrian actually made that call himself on the night. He actually was supposed to select Lobb who went to GWS but as it came to our selection, he changed his mind and selected Zach.

Love that he went with gut instinct in that situation. Draft sanctions, Crameri gone, turmoil, picked the natural footballer. Well done.

Agree. Dodoro is very very underrated. Many other clubs would love him as their list manager.
Dodo Much maligned or mediocre or a bit of both who knows. A Recurring EFC theme! Either way the lack of drafting a midfield jet in this era of midfield jets the last 15 years when virtually every other AFL club has, is a blight on his recruiting record and EFC. Surely he must land one this year.

Heppell? Merrett? Laverde? Did he not draft these guys?


Not 1 Brownlow between them…to me that means ■■■■ recruiting.

Let’s see, since 2008 Hawthorn have played in 4 grand finals and will have played in 5 by the end of next weekend, they have currently won 3 of those. How many Brownlow Medalists do they have in their team?

But I’m sure they have 40 guys who all finish top 10 in the b&f every year!

Good point - Hawthorn’s list has 28 failures on it. Even the twelve who get premiership medallions each year but don’t get top 10 in the b&f. How on earth are they successful given that most of their list are failures?

Maybe because their supporters are loyal and not a bunch of whining prats who bag their own players at every opportunity?

Goes alright does disco.

Sweet thanks.

Notes from Dodoro on Essendon

Goes for about 40 mins so a lot to cover and he goes over history of last 3-4 years and why we chose players.

Said he likes Parish but still assessing who they will pick. Mid likely.

Would ask for pick 5 if Carlisle goes to Saints. Carlisle wanted a change in environment as he was struggling

Melksham was tearful when advising he was leaving. Has a new baby and Fatherhood and Goodwin relationship tipped him to go there. He loves the club and was sad to leave

Stanton talks is on hold as he is overseas. Confident he will re sign but still a few things to sort out

Talking to Luenberger and we are competing with a few other clubs. We are keen on him. Free agent so we dont have to use a draft pick.

List is having a refresh and not a rebuild.

The challenge for Dempsey is to get fit in the off season and is likely to remain on the list. New coach to talk to him

Notes from Dodoro on Essendon

Goes for about 40 mins so a lot to cover and he goes over history of last 3-4 years and why we chose players.

Said he likes Parish but still assessing who they will pick. Mid likely.

Would ask for pick 5 if Carlisle goes to Saints. Carlisle wanted a change in environment as he was struggling

Melksham was tearful when advising he was leaving. Has a new baby and Fatherhood and Goodwin relationship tipped him to go there. He loves the club and was sad to leave

Stanton talks is on hold as he is overseas. Confident he will re sign but still a few things to sort out

Talking to Luenberger and we are competing with a few other clubs. We are keen on him. Free agent so we dont have to use a draft pick.

List is having a refresh and not a rebuild.

The challenge for Dempsey is to get fit in the off season and is likely to remain on the list. New coach to talk to him

Good summary, thanks.

Notes from Dodoro on Essendon

Goes for about 40 mins so a lot to cover and he goes over history of last 3-4 years and why we chose players.

Said he likes Parish but still assessing who they will pick. Mid likely.

Would ask for pick 5 if Carlisle goes to Saints. Carlisle wanted a change in environment as he was struggling

Melksham was tearful when advising he was leaving. Has a new baby and Fatherhood and Goodwin relationship tipped him to go there. He loves the club and was sad to leave

Stanton talks is on hold as he is overseas. Confident he will re sign but still a few things to sort out

Talking to Luenberger and we are competing with a few other clubs. We are keen on him. Free agent so we dont have to use a draft pick.

List is having a refresh and not a rebuild.

The challenge for Dempsey is to get fit in the off season and is likely to remain on the list. New coach to talk to him

Excellent much appreciated

Gumby gives dodoro nightmares.

Was interesting Dodoro at the last second changed his mind and told them to say Zach Merretts name for pick 26. Just had an instinct he would be great. Very happy now

Was interesting Dodoro at the last second changed his mind and told them to say Zach Merretts name for pick 26. Just had an instinct he would be great. Very happy now
Adrian actually made that call himself on the night. He actually was supposed to select Lobb who went to GWS but as it came to our selection, he changed his mind and selected Zach.

Well thank ■■■■ for that.

The loonyberger talk baffles me.

We’ve just jumped back on the Tbell train so we are assuming he is number 1 ruck.

Surely we can’t carry both in the team.

So if tbell gets going does loony just languish in the twos?

Was interesting Dodoro at the last second changed his mind and told them to say Zach Merretts name for pick 26. Just had an instinct he would be great. Very happy now
Adrian actually made that call himself on the night. He actually was supposed to select Lobb who went to GWS but as it came to our selection, he changed his mind and selected Zach.

Stunned that that actually happened.

Great end result for us, but would be very interested to know what made him change his mind basically at the last minute.

The loonyberger talk baffles me.

We’ve just jumped back on the Tbell train so we are assuming he is number 1 ruck.

Surely we can’t carry both in the team.

So if tbell gets going does loony just languish in the twos?

I get the feeling in a perfect world Dodoro wants Luenberger to take 70% of ruck and have Tbell as more forward option with 30% ruck

That’s more a matter for the coaches perfect world than the list manager.

Was interesting Dodoro at the last second changed his mind and told them to say Zach Merretts name for pick 26. Just had an instinct he would be great. Very happy now
Adrian actually made that call himself on the night. He actually was supposed to select Lobb who went to GWS but as it came to our selection, he changed his mind and selected Zach.

Love that he went with gut instinct in that situation. Draft sanctions, Crameri gone, turmoil, picked the natural footballer. Well done.

That was a very interesting interview. “Do yourself a favour” as Molly would say.

Carefully avoided the Tayte Pears question… Like a boss.

I agree with others, it’s a pretty good listen

Said Port were fantastic in trying to get the Ryder deal done…WTF

DODORO DOESN"T RATE PADDY YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

very encouraging