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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    It still wasn't fair to all the other teams.
    Totally agree - I was with you. The two picks for Scully also another conspicuous hand me out to the AFL's Melbourne side.

    They got Hogan and Dom Barry so didn't really work out that well for them. We got Macrae for Ward so win.

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    Re: North Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    It still wasn't fair to all the other teams.
    Cooney was a priority pick
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Cooney was a priority pick
    I didn't realize that or have forgotten. Don't know which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    I didn't realize that or have forgotten. Don't know which.
    There was 3 PP that year. Cooney, Walker and Sylvia. Farren Ray was the 4th overall pick.
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    Re: North Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Cooney was a priority pick
    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    There was 3 PP that year. Cooney, Walker and Sylvia. Farren Ray was the 4th overall pick.
    And it was also pretty transparent who would get a PP and how. I think if you had under a certain number of wins you qualified. Not just based on a gut feel.

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    Re: North Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Cooney was a priority pick
    Old mate Griffen was a PP.
    More of an In Bruges guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Cooney was a priority pick
    Technically, yes, but really it was Ray that we got cause we had the additional pick. If there were not PPs that year, we still get Cooney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMahatma View Post
    Technically, yes, but really it was Ray that we got cause we had the additional pick. If there were not PPs that year, we still get Cooney.
    Yes technically a priority but then technically Ray was #1 too of the "normal" picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Old mate Griffen was a PP.
    Yes we got Williams with our real pick 3 which was 6 after priority.

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    How did we not pick Buddy seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    And it was also pretty transparent who would get a PP and how. I think if you had under a certain number of wins you qualified. Not just based on a gut feel.
    Yes if you won less than 5 games you got a PP
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    There was 3 PP that year. Cooney, Walker and Sylvia. Farren Ray was the 4th overall pick.
    Correct

    Without the priority pick we still would have selected Cooney. Farren Ray was the effect of having the PP.

    Selection of Cooney as best player in the draft was clear cut and even correct in hindsight. It looks like it might even pay off further under father/son


    Additionally the real PP in 2004 was Tom Williams. Griffen was our selection regardless of PP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Correct

    Without the priority pick we still would have selected Cooney. Farren Ray was the effect of having the PP.

    Selection of Cooney as best player in the draft was clear cut and even correct in hindsight. It looks like it might even pay off further under father/son


    Additionally the real PP in 2004 was Tom Williams. Griffen was our selection regardless of PP
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    Re: North Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    I'd keep JHF.

    Split this year's and get a couple of solid types.
    Me too. He's an outstanding talent who could be the best player in the comp. If they give him up then in 3 or 4 years we will be saying that North are in the position they will be then because they gave JHF up for some magic beans.

    Unless he wants to come to us. Then I'd say clear him by all means.
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    Re: North Melbourne

    North Melbourne is beginning to look like the old Fitzroy and South Melbourne who were both resurrected in their emerging as the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans to now be two powerful and successful Clubs.
    The Kangaroos best option would appear to merge with a Tassie side which would avoid the bye by maintaining an 18 team competition.
    Tasmanian football has been severely weakened ever since NM and Hawthorn were given access to Tasmania which severely weakened its local football which is now at a low ebb. The annual sponsorship by the Tasmanian Government of 20 million dollars to the two Victorian clubs is money not going to boost Tasmanian local football. A combined team could see 9 games played in both Tasmania and Victoria with a further 4 games Interstate. The AFL provided GWS with 80 million dollars in its first two years to establish it in NSW with generous priority picks resulting in 5 Finals appearances in its first 9 years.
    The major drawback to a Tasmanian team entering the AFL is the selfish attitude of established Clubs protecting its own interests.
    Alastair Clarkson having played with North Melbourne and the experience of Coaching Hawthorn in Tasmania would be a great fillip as its senior Coach with an attraction to maintain and increase major sponsorships which has seen North Melbourne now struggling in this important area of operation.

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