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    Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Don't worry too much about the players that are available in this years draft or what number our first round pick will be, just describe the type of player we should target and why.
    There is a bit of list management in this question.

    - A key defender
    - A small defender
    - A mid sized defender

    - A inside midfielder
    - A outside midfielder
    - A ruckman

    - A key forward
    - A small forward
    - A mid sized forward

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    We're actually pretty well balanced looking forward.

    I think we need a mid-sized utility back, quick enough to play on the smalls.

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    We're actually pretty well balanced looking forward.

    I think we need a mid-sized utility back, quick enough to play on the smalls.
    A Shaggy or Morris clone?

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    A Shaggy or Morris clone?
    Exactly

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    1. Outside Mid - not too much pace in our mids coming through
    2. Small Forward - Harbrow playing back, not sure if Lynch will make it
    3. Key Forward - Murph, Hahn, Welsh, Aker, Johnno all aging - could go for a ready made big body to support the rakes coming through
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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    1. Pacy, outside midfielder (Stephen Hill)
    2. Small, quick goalsneak (Alwyn Davey)
    3. Mobile, mid-sized forward (Jason Porplyzia)
    4. Mobile, mid-sized defender (Sam Fisher)
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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    A good old fashioned pack buster (inside mid) with blinding skills ala Daniel Rich To feed all our up and coming talls

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Key forward, I reckon...
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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Not in priority order

    1. A linebreaking midfielder/half back. I can see why we showed some interest in Lovett a year ago.

    2. A pacy & creative winger/half forward. If Wells was on the market we should consider strongly.

    3. A key defender. Wight is gone and O'Shea probably gone. That leaves us light on for depth.

    4. A small/midsized forward. Our currently supply is getting long in the tooth.

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Is this the first time in many years where the focus hasn't been on getting a key forward? (except for AndrewP6)

    That's a lot of faith in the inexperienced group of Grant, Boumann, Cordy, Jones and maybe Roughead.

    No one has nominated a ruckman either which would normally get some sort of a a mention.

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    We're actually pretty well balanced looking forward.

    I think we need a mid-sized utility back, quick enough to play on the smalls.
    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    A Shaggy or Morris clone?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    Exactly
    Does Everitt fit this bill or will he eventually develop into more of a key defender?

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Does Everitt fit this bill or will he eventually develop into more of a key defender?
    Everitt is definitely more of a Shaggy than a Morris, and with Williams the preferred option at CHB for the next while (touch wood), I'd prefer Everitt on a flank. His fleet footedness and skills will allow him to play this role well, he just needs to become more accountable.

    Boumann is potentially another one who could play this role, although his development will be more centered around turning him into a KPP. But from what he has displayed at Williamstown, I think he would be best as the third man up type of role, similar to Harley and Maxwell, as he has the marking ability to do this, and the toe to hurt them going the other way.
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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Is this the first time in many years where the focus hasn't been on getting a key forward? (except for AndrewP6)

    That's a lot of faith in the inexperienced group of Grant, Boumann, Cordy, Jones and maybe Roughead.

    No one has nominated a ruckman either which would normally get some sort of a a mention.
    I think there comes a time when you just have to back the young guys you've drafted - particularly as the group of young talls we have sitting at Williamstown is probably the most promising we've seen in 20 years. If we keep drafting talls (particularly in what is being roundly lauded as a midfield draft) and hoping one sticks, we're in danger of neglecting other areas of our list that needs attention.

    As for a ruck man, we probably do need another one, but I think we have other more pressing positions we need coverage for. If we did pick one, I'd hope it's with a late/rookie pick.

    Shaw is starting to show a bit, and has been in our system for a couple of years - would he be worth more than a raw kid taken at a late pick in a shallow draft? I think so.
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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Is this the first time in many years where the focus hasn't been on getting a key forward? (except for AndrewP6)

    That's a lot of faith in the inexperienced group of Grant, Boumann, Cordy, Jones and maybe Roughead.

    No one has nominated a ruckman either which would normally get some sort of a a mention.


    I'm hoping and fairly confident that Roughead will be our no.1 ruckman in a year or so. Just needs to work on his around the ground stuff and build up his engine. Very good tap ruckman from what i've seen. All 4 talls mentioned will play a big part in our future

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    Re: Drafting - What type of player do we need?

    1. Pacy outside midfielder/ wingman

    2. Mid-sized defender who uses the ball well

    3. Small/ mid-sized 'deep' forward

    4. Mid-sized half forward.

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