"Mock draft"... what does each club "need"?

"Mock draft"... what does each club "need"?

Post by Lucky Ott » Sun, 24 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
in the upcoming draft?

Here are my ill informed opinions (where I can think of something!)...

Essendon - Ruckman or tall defender
Melbourne - Tall defender
Carlton - Forward to complement Whitnall
Kangas - Pacy midfielder
Doggies -
Geelong -
Hawthorn -
Brisbane -
Adelaide - Ruckman (Rehn replacement)
Port Adelaide -  Goalkicker
West Coast -
Fremantle -
Richmond -
St Kilda - M Allan???? :-)
Collingwood -
Sydney -

 
 
 

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Post by David J Richardso » Mon, 25 Sep 2000 10:22:04


Quote:

>Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
>players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
>in the upcoming draft?

>Here are my ill informed opinions (where I can think of something!)...

>Essendon - Ruckman or tall defender

Note Wallis appears set to play on, and Robran stood tall when needed near
the end of the year, not too worried about key defenders. As for ruckmen, I
note Eastaugh has geen given the chop - I hope reserves player David Hille
is good! Essendon has stated that they're after youth.

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>Melbourne - Tall defender

Well, der :)

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>Carlton - Forward to complement Whitnall

Nah, they'll repick one of the ones who walks out on them. Should be a few
left by pick 4 :)

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>Hawthorn -

Midfield, midfield, midfield!

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Post by Andrew Monusk » Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:31:09


Quote:
> Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
> players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
> in the upcoming draft?

> Here are my ill informed opinions (where I can think of something!)...

> Adelaide - Ruckman (Rehn replacement)

They're pretty set at ruck between Clarke, Biglands, & Marsh, ideally a
marking forward, but I'd say they'll take best player available, regardless
of position.

drew

 
 
 

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Post by begg.. » Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:49:56


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> Note Wallis appears set to play on, and Robran stood tall when needed
near
> the end of the year, not too worried about key defenders

Wallis is not really going to play on.

His accountant advised him it is better to say he is and hang onto the
3 week suspension rather than fork over say a $20K fine now,  He can
save 6 mos interest on $20K...

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Post by David J Richardso » Tue, 26 Sep 2000 10:23:48

Quote:

>> Note Wallis appears set to play on
>Wallis is not really going to play on.

>His accountant advised him it is better to say he is and hang onto the
>3 week suspension rather than fork over say a $20K fine now,  He can
>save 6 mos interest on $20K...

Well, Essendon are backing the bluff to the hilt then, he's not amongst the
7 players who have retired/delisted/traded.

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Post by Zane Whitehor » Tue, 26 Sep 2000 11:11:18

On Violetta's Port Adelaide mailing list recently there was a discussion
of the sort of player Port needed to get and the name Justin Leppitsch
came up.  So, a Justin Leppitch type player who can play at either end
would be good.  Short of that, Port Magpies' full back Corey Ahchee, who
has been performing well in the draft camp, would be a good get.

Zane

Quote:

> Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
> players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
> in the upcoming draft?

> Here are my ill informed opinions (where I can think of something!)...

> Essendon - Ruckman or tall defender
> Melbourne - Tall defender
> Carlton - Forward to complement Whitnall
> Kangas - Pacy midfielder
> Doggies -
> Geelong -
> Hawthorn -
> Brisbane -
> Adelaide - Ruckman (Rehn replacement)
> Port Adelaide -  Goalkicker
> West Coast -
> Fremantle -
> Richmond -
> St Kilda - M Allan???? :-)
> Collingwood -
> Sydney -

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Herlih » Wed, 27 Sep 2000 08:08:41

Quote:

>Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
>players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
>in the upcoming draft?

>Here are my ill informed opinions (where I can think of something!)...

>Essendon - Ruckman or tall defender

Ruckman for sure, but then they've got a couple of young ones developing
already.  They look OK for tallish defenders to me with Fletcher, Henneman
and Soloman expected to be around for quite a while.

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>Melbourne - Tall defender

Melbourne drafted Chris Lamb in 1998's draft and with any luck he'll kick on
in 2001.  It's hard to draft a big player in a National draft as a 17 or 18
year old and expect them to contribute consistently to senior football the
following season.  Melbourne do need more classy talls, but with pick 16
that won't be easy to achieve so they'll probably just go for the best
available no matter what type.

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>Carlton - Forward to complement Whitnall

I think some defenders are a bigger need.  Silvagni, Sexton, O'Reilly,
McKay, Christou, Rice and co. are all past their best and some aren't even
getting into the team on form.

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>Kangas - Pacy midfielder

Been saying that for years.

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>Doggies -

Some talls, but you can't really pick up someone this year and expect them
to contribute in 2001.  More what they don't need is some more running
midfielders.

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>Geelong -

Some more versatility, not sure in what form though.  Apart from Graham, who
might line up forward, you know how Geelong is going to line up every game.

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>Hawthorn -

Midfield class for sure, lots of triers but not much polish.  Now they've
got rid of Collica and Taylor there's and even greater need.

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>Brisbane -

No major needs, maybe some forwards to replace *** in a year.

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>Adelaide - Ruckman (Rehn replacement)

Some midfield help for McLoed and Ricciuto

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>Port Adelaide -  Goalkicker

Defender.  Wakelins aren't young and Mead and Paxman are even older.

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>West Coast -

A bit of everything. Real changing of the guard there and it's hard to see
an area they don't need someone in, except maybe ruck with Gardiner.

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>Fremantle -

Consolidate with complimentary types (flankers, pockets) as they seem to
have a pretty good nucleus.  Perhaps another ruckman to develop as Michael
and Bandy are OK, but with Bandy often needed elsewhere I don't think
Michael is good enough to handle first ruck consistently.

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>Richmond -

Midfield for sure.  Some guys playing too much on reputation and they need
some players who are more effective in the middle.

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>St Kilda - M Allan???? :-)

Without the Wakelins defence might be a problem.  Hudghton is very
undersized and if it's him and Blake as the key backmen, they will struggle.

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>Collingwood -

Better midfielders (disposal wise) and another key defender.  I guess they
need a forward too, but if Anthoyn Rocca can play at FF and Tarrant at CHF
with Davis crumbing, that should be reasonable.

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>Sydney -

Forward line focal point (already got with Fitzgerald?), someone to replace
Duknley and Schwass in a couple of years time.

Alan

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Hoope » Wed, 27 Sep 2000 12:20:25



Quote:
>Okay, all you would-be recruiting dudes out there, what *sort* of
>players do you think each club will covet most with their first pick
>in the upcoming draft?

Carlton priorities (in order, according to Recruiting Manager Shane
O'Sullivan):

1.  Key defender (long-term Silvagni replacement)
2.  Quick, running-type midfielder (to complement Camporeale)
3.  Marking forward (to replace Moneybags)

The club is expecting some 2-3 years of development until a young key
forward from this draft reaches the playing standard of Hamill, so
don't expect any quick fixes (Rocca aside, of course).

Paul

 
 
 

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Post by rob.b.. » Wed, 27 Sep 2000 12:44:31



Quote:

> >> Note Wallis appears set to play on

> >Wallis is not really going to play on.

> >His accountant advised him it is better to say he is and hang onto
the
> >3 week suspension rather than fork over say a $20K fine now,  He can
> >save 6 mos interest on $20K...

> Well, Essendon are backing the bluff to the hilt then, he's not
amongst the
> 7 players who have retired/delisted/traded.

the ruse wouldn't work too well if they did "retire" him.

is it surprising that essendon would back their players to the hilt?

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Post by mark_w7.. » Sat, 07 Oct 2000 10:36:13



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> >Collingwood

> Better midfielders (disposal wise)

well actually I don't see this as a problem long term - I'm fairly
confident that most of Nick Davis, Leon Davis, Adkins, Shaw, Johnson and
Scotland will be good quick skillful midfielders - of course they will
take a year or two to develop and what our midfield really lacks at the
moment is a bit of defensive nous- strength, grunt etc....

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> and another key defender

Agreed I Hope Ben Kinnear's good form of the last couple of games
continues as there is no one else in the squad who springs to mind...

 I guess they

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> need a forward too, but if Anthoyn Rocca can play at FF and Tarrant at
CHF
> with Davis crumbing, that should be reasonable.

Also there is Jarrod Molloy, who is potentially a 50 goal a year
forward. My worries are that like with Sav and Anthony, you may not be
able to afford to play both of them (A. Rocca and Molloy), on the same
forward line.....fortunately both can play in defence and this might
have the very agreeable consequence of relegating Richo to the bench....

To me, the big short term requirement is a Ruckman, and with Allan -
re-signing with Carlton, just don't think anyone good is available....

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> >Sydney -

> Forward line focal point (already got with Fitzgerald?), someone to
replace
> Duknley and Schwass in a couple of years time.

> Alan

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