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2021 Draft Thread

tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Cale Morton, Paddy McCartin, Jimmy Toumpas, Jarrad Oakely-Nicholls, Beau Dowler, Scott Gumbledon, Mitch Thorp.

Not saying Tambling was a success at his pick but he wasn't as bad as those guys. Pretty sure we could get that list to 20. :). Let's say top 40 ......

Richard Lounder !!!!
Lounder wasn’t in the last 20 years but here’s a few more names (top 10 picks) :

2002: Tim Walsh Luke Brennan Jason Laycock
2003: Kane Tenace David Trotter Ryley Dunn
2004: Tom Williams, John Meesen, Chris Egan
2005: Marcus Drum.
2008: Jack Trengove Anthony Morabito John Butcher Andrew Moore
2010: Harley Bennell Daniel Gorringe
2011: Jon Patton Billy Longer Liam Sumner
2012: Jonno O’Rourke
2013: Tom Boyd Kade Kolodjashni Matt Scharenberg Nathan Freeman
2014: Jarrod Pickett Caleb Marchbank* Paul Ahern Nakia Cockatoo* Peter Wright*
2015: Josh Schache* Aaron Francis* Sam Weideman *
2016: Will Setterfield* Griffen Logue* Will Brodie*
2017: Paddy Dow* Lochie O’Brien*

* still playing
 
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TigerMasochist

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Lounder wasn’t in the last 20 years but here’s a few more names (top 10 picks) :

2002: Tim Walsh Luke Brennan Jason Laycock
2003: Kane Tenace David Trotter Ryley Dunn
2004: Tom Williams, John Meesen, Chris Egan
2005: Marcus Drum.
2008: Jack Trengove Anthony Morabito John Butcher Andrew Moore
2010: Harley Bennell Daniel Gorringe
2011: Jon Patton Billy Longer Liam Sumner
2012: Jonno O’Rourke
2013: Tom Boyd Kade Kolodjashni Matt Scharenberg Nathan Freeman
2014: Jarrod Pickett Caleb Marchbank* Paul Ahern Nakia Cockatoo* Peter Wright*
2015: Josh Schache* Aaron Francis* Sam Weideman *
2016: Will Setterfield* Griffen Logue* Will Brodie*
2017: Paddy Dow* Lochie O’Brien*

* still playing
In all fairness, there's a few players there that were more than talented enough, but crapped out due to massive injury issues. *smile* happens sometimes n it's a tad harsh to lump them in with the early draft pick spuds.
 

tigertim

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In all fairness, there's a few players there that were more than talented enough, but crapped out due to massive injury issues. *smile* happens sometimes n it's a tad harsh to lump them in with the early draft pick spuds.
The initial comment was "busts" not "spuds".
 

richards42

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This is the most excited I've been about a crop we've had since that 04 class. More excited about the timing as well, this could be a real bridge between one generation to the next.
I agree. The 2004 was more in hope. These kids we picked up this year seem to have a bit more study put into them.
 

nikolasmia

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Tambling is the biggest draft bust of the last 20 years because the player we passed on has achieved the following and is still playing

4 Coleman medals
8 All Australian jumpers , 1 as captain
318 games, 995 goals
2 flags
1 best and fairest

Tambling biggest career highlight was winning the Sturt Best and fairest after he was delisted by the crows in 2012.

The only other draft bust that was arguably worse was Trengrove and Scully ahead of Dusty. Both of those players were Elite talents however crueled by injury
 
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Dont Argue

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Tambling is the biggest draft bust of the last 20 years because the player we passed on has achieved the following and is still playing

4 Coleman medals
8 All Australian jumpers , 1 as captain
318 games, 995 goals
2 flags
1 best and fairest

Tambling biggest career highlight was winning the Sturt Best and fairest after he was delisted by the crows in 2012.

The only other draft bust that was arguably worse was Trengrove and Scully ahead of Dusty. Both of those players were Elite talents however crueled by injury
1 Best and Fairest.
Jayden Short?
 
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Leysy Days

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Ah Tambling. Could see very early on he just didn't have it.

Geez had some debates over the years with Disco08 who used to go into bat for him ha!
 
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Scoop

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Dec 8, 2004
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Tambling is the biggest draft bust of the last 20 years because the player we passed on has achieved the following and is still playing

4 Coleman medals
8 All Australian jumpers , 1 as captain
318 games, 995 goals
2 flags
1 best and fairest

Tambling biggest career highlight was winning the Sturt Best and fairest after he was delisted by the crows in 2012.

The only other draft bust that was arguably worse was Trengrove and Scully ahead of Dusty. Both of those players were Elite talents however crueled by injury
Still yeah naw not even close.
 

Smoking Aces

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Sep 21, 2007
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We aren’t seriously comparing Short with Franklin? *smile* it’s going to be a long off season on PRE.
 
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