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2020 Draft

For those interested, the AFLW draft is tomorrow night (Tuesday), 6PM AEST. Lots of information on the AFL website :

https://womens.afl/news/52149

Best of luck to all the girls.

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Reply #1
Indeed. We don't have a lot of picks: we did a fair bit of trading. But the draft is important.
Live Long and Prosper!

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Reply #2
Anyone interested in watching the draft can do so as its live now.....
https://womens.afl/news/52590/

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Reply #3
Done and dusted. We picked up 3 new Blues.
[1] Mimi Hill from Oakleigh Chargers
[2] Daisy Walker from Sandy Dragons
[3] Winnie Laing from Sandy Dragons
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MIMI HILL
Pos Midfielder
Ht 165cm, DOB 4/10/02
From Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro

A two-year skipper of Oakleigh, Hill was a member of the NAB AFLW Academy this year. She's strong in the contest and is a proven ball-winner. She's especially handy at setting up forward 50 entries with her sharp kicking. Hill reads the play well, anticipating where best to set herself to have an impact on the contest.

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https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/823264/pick-no-12-mimi-hill
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Position: Wing/Inside midfield
Height: 166cm
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers

The youngster’s speed and class with ball in hand will be welcomed by the Blues, as well as her clean hands and developed craft around stoppages.

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/823316/pick-no-28-daisy-walker
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Position: Wing/Half back
Height: 169cm

With natural athletic ability, elite endurance and speed, Walker is set to add vital run off half back as the Blues gear up for their fifth AFLW campaign.

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/823329/pick-no-36-winnie-laing
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Position: Midfielder
Height: 165cm
Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons

POWER, grunt and a leader in the making.

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We seem to have a serious midfield bent this recruiting period, yet I would not have thought that is our weakness.
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I must admit I was expecting us to consider a young ruck. Alison Downie is 36 and not getting any younger. Moody has years left in her. But these arw the only really ruck-tall players we have.

I have noted that we've gone for pace. It was a hallmark of our side last year. We appear to be following that trend.
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I suppose the AFLW game style is different from what we know and love and so it should be, so I suspect team structures and trends will be quite different in the long term.

As the AFLW evolves we will see a clearer trend.
The Force Awakens!

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I must admit I was expecting us to consider a young ruck. Alison Downie is 36 and not getting any younger. Moody has years left in her. But these arw the only really ruck-tall players we have.

I have noted that we've gone for pace. It was a hallmark of our side last year. We appear to be following that trend.

Will be interesting to see how the AFLW evolves.

Purely based on the how fledgling the game is, yesterdays heroes will come back to the field quickly as the youngsters evolve and get, bigger, stronger, faster.

Experience is king, but they play so few games per season, that the newbies will catch up quickly.

A tactic to rejuvinate the midfield every year is probably a good one.  The older players can crack in, the youngsters can hit the outside and do the damage.  A lot of the womens games are rolling mauls due to inability to clear the contests with a long kick or handpass because the range isnt there in the kicking at this stage too, so its not a bad tactic to try and run and carry.
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

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Paul Hewson

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Losing the young-ish Sarah Hosking and bringing in the older, better Elise O'Dea was a good swap. Now covering the age difference with young midfielders means years from now when ODea hangs up the boots, we have a new breed of players already there.

Clearly Petrakis is a midfield gun with years ahead of her. But she is slow. We can't afford too many slow players in the midfield, so this speed helps. Good users of the ball, helps.

re Ruck....i think they will be easier to find in the future. You'll get a lot more taller basketball girls switching to footy earlier in the future.
As for Downie, an AFLW ruck doesn't quite take the hits of an AFL ruck and there bodies will hold up for longer. The bigger worry was Downies previous basketball career and the toll that took on her. Either way, we have Moody as well, and with the smaller list sizes, you can't carry too many rucks.

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We also have Gibbs who at 186cm is a decent ruck size and played a bit in the ruck albeit more of a forward before coming to us.  The more cogent reason for not picking up a ruck (or key forward - we only have Gibbs and Harris if Vescio is counted as a flanker which is where she played best last season).  I think Maggie Caris is the only pure ruck drafted (at pick 17) and perhaps Amelia Velardo who plays more as an extra midfielder but does take the tapouts so I guess you class as a ruck.   We would have needed to use our first pick in order to secure either.  I could have handled using it on Caris but probably not Velardo.  No-one else drafted in the Victorian pool with pure ruck credentials and the only pure ruck overlooked amongst those touted a chance to be drafted was Charlie Vandenberg from Tassie but she was a bit of a long shot to be drafted.  Personally would not have looked at her even with our last pick.  Olivia Barber primarily a full forward (AAU18) can also run through the ruck and went at 21 so again would have taken our first pick.  Again might have been worth it.  Georgia Hammond at 44 to North is a forward-cum-ruck.  Not many other KF in the mix let alone with ruck potential.  Alyssa Bannan went before our first pick.
Personally I'd have grabbed Barber with our first pick, or Caris if we really wanted a ruck rather than a ley forward who can take a turn in the ruck.  They and Sarah Hartwig (defender) were the 3 on my board I rated above Hill when our first pick came and Hartwig and Hill were neck-a-neck and I probably would have gone the mid in Hill if it came down to a choice between them.
I think passing on Barber was a mistake but that in no way is a criticism of Hill, it is more a view that we probably needed a key forward or ruck or key forward who can ruck and they were only around at the top end of the draft rather than taking the mid.

 

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Reply #12
Interesting thoughts Ian.