Whatchu talkin about Jack?
- Apr 3, 2006
Let's just rewind for a moment, most of those guys were rated first round talents, Kennedy cost the best player in the AFL & was a top 5 pick, Lynch another high selection, Darling was a top pick until the scandal arrived. But all that aside, no club has managed the feat with free agency alone. We need 2 forwards & pronto, this probably the best year to do it & leaves our options open for a free agent down the track. Get it right at the draft & you are sitting on a blue chip investment.Geelong- Hawkins ( Father-son ) & Cameron ( Free Agent)
Melbourne - Brown ( trade) & McDonald ( 53rd pick) , Fritsch (31st pick mature age)
Richmond - Lynch ( FA) & Riewoldt (13th)
WCE - Kennedy (trade) & Darling ( 26th)
Absolute mix and match. But every team has traded or grabbed a free agent, poaching talent is what you can rely on. And all key forwards didn’t win flags till 24 ( Fritsch) or older. And most were grabbed after pick ten.