Only a Tiger premiership can make 2020 a good year
- Apr 19, 2004
I also attended these. Frank was a part timer talent spotter prior to the 2005 draft - Miller was running the show. Miller's preferences for pick 7 that year were JON, Varcoe and Courtney Dempsey. I recall Miller did not think much of Shannon Hurn.I hadn't remembered mention of Varcoe, but interestingly he went later to Geelong. Suspect Varcoe may have been favoured by Frank, but Miller wanted Oakley-Nichols.
At one of these sessions I recall asking about the recruitment of an x Footscray player? in exchange for an early pick and Frank just shrugged his shoulders and shook his head. While he was our senior recruiter I think his judgement may often have been stuffed by the efforts of Miller and Wallace?
I also distinctly recall the following year that Miller was adamant that Joel Selwood would not be an AFL player due to his dodgy knees and being below par in a range of testing metrics.
I loved those evenings, I couldn't believe the transparency - but unfortunately MIller did not have a clue what he was doing.