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2020 AFL Draft

Dyer'ere

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I dont think its potting Will Phillips vs potting North who are screaming out for a Key Forward and had a great opportunity to draft one. Phillips will play a lot of games for them and be a good player, but who is he going to kick the ball to?
Thank you, D85. So there's a school of thought that McDonald may be a better player or at least a more appropriate player for North to select.
I agree. I think Philips is a safe bet to play 200 games. I regard it as a bit like the Sam Walsh pick for Carlton. Its a relatively safe bet that you have picked up a 200 gamer potential future captain, but he lacks the ex-factor that you'd get from someone like McDonald.

Its especially important to consider in line with the draft next year which appears to have few talls in the top 20 and none in the top 5. They will again add a strong midfielder, but they aren't developing talls at the same time.
Your pot, MrP, seems the be the other main one - Phillips is very blue collar.

My take on North's selection is that they rate him best available at #3. I think it's quite possible they're potting McDonald. McDonald did well in the exit polls with four of twelve clubs canvassed declaring him #1 after JUH. But eight clubs polled otherwise.

This is Luff's first draft as list manager at North so it will be interesting to see how he goes. Their choices look to be numbers informed if not driven.

I'm very interested in this mythic game where Grainger-Barrass was moved onto McDonald. Did he get him by the hair or did supply dry up?
 

D85

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Phillips definitely has some game breaking abilities, not a pure accumulation mid like Walsh, and was able to do that in games as a bottom ager and without Rowell & Anderson. Extraction at the coal face and then acceleration out of the pack to deliver F50.
 
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eZyT

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EZJr reckons Eddie Ford was the steal of the draft, and I tend to agree.
 
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eastlavy

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Dyer'ere

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Thank you, estlavy. The report supports what is clear about McDonald. That he has elite ground game with halving aerial game rather than elite marking. It does seem that GB may have got a hold of him in the air. Wish I could see it.

The ground game I've seen from McDonald is crisp, abundant and insightful. I'll be interested to see how his aerial game stacks up at AFL level.

Phillips definitely has some game breaking abilities, not a pure accumulation mid like Walsh, and was able to do that in games as a bottom ager and without Rowell & Anderson. Extraction at the coal face and then acceleration out of the pack to deliver F50.

That's the Phillips I've seen in my recent forays, D85. Multidimensional and great values.
 

eastlavy

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Thank you, estlavy. The report supports what is clear about McDonald. That he has elite ground game with halving aerial game rather than elite marking. It does seem that GB may have got a hold of him in the air. Wish I could see it.

The ground game I've seen from McDonald is crisp, abundant and insightful. I'll be interested to see how his aerial game stacks up at AFL level.
Watch here: https://7plus.com.au/sevens-wafl?episode-id=WAFL20-008
 
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Brodders17

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I dont think its potting Will Phillips vs potting North who are screaming out for a Key Forward and had a great opportunity to draft one. Phillips will play a lot of games for them and be a good player, but who is he going to kick the ball to?
Jaiden Stephenson.
 
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Scoop

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I’ll never understand North passing on McDonald. Screams future captain. Competitive in all facets of the game.

And it was there biggest need. Luff has put them on the line with this pick.
 

King Kong

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I’ll never understand North passing on McDonald. Screams future captain. Competitive in all facets of the game.

And it was there biggest need. Luff has put them on the line with this pick.
It was based on go home factor with the 2 WA talls. Which if you are lolnorf u should be concerned about. It was always going to be Holland’s or Phillips. Will get no.1 next year also when a couple of gun Vic KPPs will be available.
 
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craig

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It was based on go home factor with the 2 WA talls. Which if you are lolnorf u should be concerned about. It was always going to be Holland’s or Phillips. Will get no.1 next year also when a couple of gun Vic KPPs will be available.
Smart work if you are on the money Kong, sounds feasible.
 
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mrposhman

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It was based on go home factor with the 2 WA talls. Which if you are lolnorf u should be concerned about. It was always going to be Holland’s or Phillips. Will get no.1 next year also when a couple of gun Vic KPPs will be available.

On most of the early 2021 draft views are only mids in the top 5. The highest I've seen a tall is around 10.
 

DuD_Delist

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Reckon we’ll take another rookie before the season starts. I just heard we have invited some players to do preseason with a view to giving one a rookie spot. One player invited is my cousins son Rhyan Mansell, a Tassie lad from Nth Launceston who played in Woodville-West Torrens senior flag last season. He’s a small defender, quick and tough
Baker Mk2.
 
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Brodders17

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Reckon we’ll take another rookie before the season starts. I just heard we have invited some players to do preseason with a view to giving one a rookie spot. One player invited is my cousins son Rhyan Mansell, a Tassie lad from Nth Launceston who played in Woodville-West Torrens senior flag last season. He’s a small defender, quick and tough
is that your cousin's son or your cousins' son?
 
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caesar

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Reckon we’ll take another rookie before the season starts. I just heard we have invited some players to do preseason with a view to giving one a rookie spot. One player invited is my cousins son Rhyan Mansell, a Tassie lad from Nth Launceston who played in Woodville-West Torrens senior flag last season. He’s a small defender, quick and tough
Below was Draft Central's take, so mature aged and overlooked in main and rookie drafts 3 times now? (not that there is anything wrong with that how many times was Lambo overlooked).
Tarryn Thomas is a cousin apparently.

Rhyan Mansell | WWT Eagles
4/06/2000 | 182cm | 75kg

A small-medium defender who has come on leaps and bounds this year, Mansell allayed late injury concerns to help Woodville-West Torrens take out the premiership flag. The Tasmanian native was a key rebounder out of the back half and showed good skills with ball in hand, while also bringing a hard edge to the side. It could be his year after being overlooked twice.
 
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tigerman

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Reckon we’ll take another rookie before the season starts. I just heard we have invited some players to do preseason with a view to giving one a rookie spot. One player invited is my cousins son Rhyan Mansell, a Tassie lad from Nth Launceston who played in Woodville-West Torrens senior flag last season. He’s a small defender, quick and tough
Might be a good replacement for Houli, I hope he goes well.
 
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