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Re: AFLW - Contracted or uncontracted?

Reply #30
Would we offer someone like Downie a one year deal to hold a potential KPF position out of the square leaving Vescio and others to be more mobile, or has that ship sailed?
With the picks we have, and the picks we will get from the Harris trade we would either have to delist more players, or forgo a first or 2nd round pick if we re-signed downie.

Not worth it, 18yo kids will be better players nowadays as they have been full time footy players their whole lives rather than converts from other sports

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Reply #31
Winnie Laing has been delisted today.

Probably to make room for all of our early draft picks we now have. 5 inside the 2nd round whih equates to 5 inside the top 20 from the vic pool of players.

Downie
Loynes
Harris
Dalton
Edwards
Laing

6 out
1 in - Dal Pos

So 5 picks to use.

Re: AFLW - Contracted or uncontracted?

Reply #32
Jess Hosking traded to Nthmond.

She only gave the club one day of notice that she wanted a trade! :o
The Force Awakens!

Re: AFLW - Contracted or uncontracted?

Reply #33
Winnie Laing has been delisted today.

Probably to make room for all of our early draft picks we now have. 5 inside the 2nd round whih equates to 5 inside the top 20 from the vic pool of players.

Downie
Loynes
Harris
Dalton
Edwards
Laing

6 out
1 in - Dal Pos

So 5 picks to use.

Wrapped to get Jess DP. I recall watching a GWS game and to me she was a real stand out with her endeavour, reading of the play and skills, even Mrs Baggers commented on how good she is.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

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Reply #34
Jess Hosking traded to Nthmond.

She only gave the club one day of notice that she wanted a trade! :o

Do the boys impact the girls at all?

Lockdown is a factor too.  It doesnt bode well. 
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

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Reply #35
Do the boys impact the girls at all?

Lockdown is a factor too.  It doesnt bode well. 
The girls have had their own seperate issues.

I think the head of womens football resigned, or got sacked recently. Not sure if that has anything to do with anything.

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Reply #36
Jess Hosking traded to Nthmond.

She only gave the club one day of notice that she wanted a trade! :o
Very disappointed, especially after the season she had. But that is that. We got 2 draft picks from it, but ... :(
Live Long and Prosper!

 

Re: AFLW - Contracted or uncontracted?

Reply #37
1. Grace Egan (2022)
2. Katie Loynes - delisted
3. Darcy Vescio (2023)
4. Maddie Perspakis (2022)
5. Abbie McKay (2023)
6. Gab Pound (2023)
7. Tayla Harris - traded
8. Vaomua Laloifi (2022)
9. Kerryn Harrington (2022)
10. Mimi Hill (2023)
11. Jess Hosking - traded
12. Lauren Brazzale (2023)
13. Lucy McEvoy (2023)
14. Chloe Dalton - traded
15. Brooke Walker (2023)
16. Breann Moody (2022)
17. Charlotte Hammans (2022)
18. Maddy Guerin (2022)
19. Georgia Gee (2022)
20. Charlotte Wilson (2022)
21. Nicola Stevens (2023)
22. Courtney Jones (2022)
23. Daisy Walker (2023)
24. Winnie Laing - delisted
25. Jess Edwards - delisted
26.
27.
28.
29.
30. Alison Downie - delisted
31. Brooke Vernon (2022)
32. Natalie Plane (2022)
33. Serena Gibbs (2022)

46. Elise O'Dea (2022)

xx. Paige Trudgeon (2022)
xx. Jess Dal Pos (2022 + ?)

delisted/retired/traded
Signed until end of 2021 season

Signed until end of 2022 season
Signed until end of 2023 season



The rest of our girls who were out of contract have all signed on. Most for 2 years, but a couple for 1 more year. 13 in total signed new contracts.

Now we have everyone contracted, and 5 list spots available.
I reckon we'll use 3 picks and maybe pick up a few others in other ways, like delisted free agents, code crossers etc.

Re: AFLW - Contracted or uncontracted?

Reply #38
Given we have a strong draft hand and given that each year the quality of footballers in the graduating junior cohort keeps going up I doubt we will pick up more than 1 player outside the draft, maybe none.   One experienced player might be worth thinking about. Rocky Cranston might have a point to prove and would be a fairly like for like swap with Harris, whilst the loss we weren't expecting is inside mid Hosking and maybe an experienced hand there would be worth thinking about, but I don't know who there is worth looking at. Alternatively Phoebe Monahan is inside albeit a defender (where Hosking ended up last year) and has a long kick which is handy. AFL site has this article:

https://womens.afl/news/72742/pick-me-t ... ind-a-home

Kaslar is probably not within our age profile, Svarc would offer welcome pace off half back or wing. Forth still only 24 has a wealth of experience and no disgrace to be cut by Adelaide. Any interest in these guys, or anyone else?

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Reply #39
I think the younger girls are going to be more capable of being tougher harder and faster than the older girls.
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

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Reply #40
Given we have a strong draft hand and given that each year the quality of footballers in the graduating junior cohort keeps going up I doubt we will pick up more than 1 player outside the draft, maybe none.  

We are taking at least 1 outside the draft IMO. Simply because of this....
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7. Collingwood trade selection 26 (on-traded from Richmond) and selection 55 (on-traded from Richmond) to Carlton for selection 29 and selection 32 (on-traded from Melbourne).

8. Carlton trade selection 12 and 27 to the Western Bulldogs for selection 11 and 57.

The wash-up from that is that we traded away pick 29+pick 32. All we got back was moving up 1 spot (pick 12 to pick 11 and pick 27 to pick 26). Why would we lose pick 29 + 32 if we were planning on using them? We wouldn't.

Since then we traded Jess Hosking for 23 and 40.

End result is, we have 5 list spots.
Pick 10
Pick 11
Pick 23
Pick 26
Pick 40*** I don't think we'll use this pick. If we had plans to use a pick that late we wouldn't have traded away pick 29+32.

We've obviously got someone in mind.....don't know who though.

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Reply #41
FWIW, we have until June 16 to sign a delisted free agent.

Pies did just that and signed up Al Downie (which we knew was on the cards anyway).

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Reply #42
We are taking at least 1 outside the draft IMO. Simply because of this....
The wash-up from that is that we traded away pick 29+pick 32. All we got back was moving up 1 spot (pick 12 to pick 11 and pick 27 to pick 26). Why would we lose pick 29 + 32 if we were planning on using them? We wouldn't.

Since then we traded Jess Hosking for 23 and 40.

End result is, we have 5 list spots.
Pick 10
Pick 11
Pick 23
Pick 26
Pick 40*** I don't think we'll use this pick. If we had plans to use a pick that late we wouldn't have traded away pick 29+32.

We've obviously got someone in mind.....don't know who though.

You might be right, but the other possibility is that we  have an eye on someone at 11 who might otherwise have been grabbed at 11 before our pick 12 or same scenario at 26 and 27.  However given that we swapped 11 and 12 with the Bulldogs that would suggest there wasn't someone both were red hot on at 11 - perhaps Carlton was keener than the dogs though. 

Don't see anyone leaping out at me as a DFA we'd be keen on, but you never know.   Cranston, Svarc, Monahan and Forth might interest us for different reasons.

Looking to the draft my thoughts are as follows:

We have picks 10,11,23,26 and 40 or more pertinently in the Victorian pool these are picks 6,7,14,16 & 24.

I would have thought there is no chance that either Georgia Prespakis or Charlie Rowbottom will get down to our first pick - they seem to be consensus 1 & 2 probably Rowbottom first.  After that the field seems to even out and there doesn't seem much consensus. Assuming those 2 are gone before we get a pick these seem to be the names in rough consensus order in the Victorian pool that might get through to us:

Stella REID 173cm left footed w/hf OAKLEIGH CHARGERS
Ella FRIEND 175cm tall utility GWV Rebels (ex Horsham) - might chose Geelong?
Tara SLENDER 175cm tall utility PIONEERS - mainly fwd or mid strong ohead
Nyakoat DOJIOK 175cm KD can play fwd Rebels - elite athlete but is KD where we have needs?
Tess CRAVEN 163cm in mid Geelong Falcons
Tahlia GILLARD 189cm KF/Ru Calder Cannons strong ohead but skilful on ground - rate her highly
Amanda LING 161cm mid Oakleigh - star of last GF which always bodes well for prospects of succeeding at next level
Jayde ANTHONY 166cm top ager def/util DANDENONG
Annie LEE 169cm defender GEELONG FALCONS - might chose Geelong?
Aurora SMITH 165cm defender Geelong Falcons - might choose Geelong?
Maeve CHAPLIN 162cm def/mid top ager Northern Knights has played VFLW at Blues
Poppy SCHAAP 153cm mid/fwd captain of Falcons - might choose Geelong?
Perry KING 169cm Tasmanian mid - might be claimed by North
Gabbi FEATHERSTONE 169cm KF Geelong Falcons - might chose Geelong?
Neve CROWLEY 175cm mid/fwd Calder Cannons
Megan KIELY mid NM VFLW 
Ingrid HOUTSMA 176cm wing Geelong Falcons - might choose Geelong?
Emilia YASSIR - 160cm mid/fwd Calder Cannons - some rate very highly
Maykaylah APPLEBY - 171cm wing or flank either end - quick and good disposal like this player some rate very highly
Imogen MILFORD 179cm KF Casey
Elizabeth DOWLING 171cm utility Geelong Falcons - might choose Geelong?
Oliva MEAGHER 157cm mid top ager tough EASTERN captain
Jorja BORG 182cm Ru Carlton VFLW - mature (1998 birthdate) Carlton VFLW ruck has been excellent

That takes us through to Carlton's last available pick (as I understand it) so I won't go any further other than to note a few more names connected to the Blues - Tarrah Delgado from the Knights has played with the Blues VFLW team whilst Akaylah Peterson, Ally Bild and Jennifer Lew of the VFLW team seem to show AFLW traits. 

Given the fairly broad range of opinion after the players that won't likely last to us, we may well be tempted to look to needs a fair bit.  It seems to me we need midfield speed, a rebounding defender and a KF who can pinch hit in the ruck would seem to me to be priorities.  The loss of Hosking might add an inside player into the mix but I am inclined to the view that even without her and given we have Dal Pos coming in we are more in need of the speed and a tall athlete forward/ruck.  Assuming no Prespakis or Rowbottom I'd lean towards GILLARD at first or second pick (they are back to back so no matter which) along with REID and then quick players from there on (unless we go small early in which case I'd like to see a tall later on) and maybe BORG if we want a mature ruck backup with plenty of footy ahead of her.  I see value in this - as our list currently stands if MOODY goes down we have GIBBS whi is pretty green and then no real backup for her.

Something like

GILLARD
REID
SLENDER
APPLEBY
BORG

would do me fine.

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Reply #43
Charlotte Wilson and Mua Laloifi have extended their contracts for another year until 2023.
That makes 15 of our girls who have signed on (or extended) this trade period.
Plus Dal Pos, makes 16.

Not many left on the list who haven't signed on again.