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Richmond Rant / Re: 2018 draft thread
« Last post by one-eyed on Yesterday at 04:35:45 PM »
From BF:

some guy who has mail (taztiger) we will not take stocker at the draft we think he has no tank we have someone else in mind and want Ely smith with our second pick.


Is that you, taz?

guilty
All good. Means it's reliable info  :thumbsup.
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Richmond Rant / Re: 2018 draft thread
« Last post by taztiger4 on Yesterday at 04:32:44 PM »
From BF:

some guy who has mail (taztiger) we will not take stocker at the draft we think he has no tank we have someone else in mind and want Ely smith with our second pick.


If that you, taz?

guilty
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Richmond Rant / Re: 2018 draft thread
« Last post by one-eyed on Yesterday at 04:30:13 PM »
From BF:

some guy who has mail (taztiger) we will not take stocker at the draft we think he has no tank we have someone else in mind and want Ely smith with our second pick.


Is that you, taz?

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General Discussion / Re: Politics thread [merged]
« Last post by Assange Tiger on Yesterday at 04:26:04 PM »
Can you even vote?
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Inside story: Why the Tigers passed on Pav

SAM EDMUND,
Herald Sun
17 Nov 2018  3:30pm


Danny Frawley’s rollercoaster reign as Richmond coach started late in 1999.

Frawley was a Collingwood assistant coach when he got the senior gig at Punt Road and the intel gathered at the Pies was handy given the draft was rapidly approaching.

“Spud” had been mentored by recruiter Noel Judkins, who is now the godfather of his youngest daughter.

Frawley and Judkins had made a couple of trips to South Australia that year to watch a kid named Matthew Pavlich dominate SANFL games as a 17-year-old.

“Noel goes: ‘This is the guy. He’s a gun, he’s gonna be right up there,” Frawley recalled.

The Pies would finish with the wooden spoon and took picks 1 and 3 into the draft. But while they’d earmarked Josh Fraser with the first selection, Frawley knew they needed an established ruckman after trading veteran Damian Monkorst to St Kilda.

A day after taking the Tigers job, Frawley called Judkins looking to do a deal.

The Tigers had pick 7, but “Spud” wanted pick 3 and Pavlich with it.

“We had talls (Ray) Hall, (Ben) Holland, (Brendon) Gale, (Brad) Ottens and (Steve) McKee. I said: ‘Noel, take your pick. You can have any one of them apart from Ottens’,” Frawley said.

“He got back to me and said: ‘You bastard, Mick needs one (a ruckman).

“I said: ‘Well, you know I want pick 3 and you know the player I want. “I thought, ‘Geez, imagine having a forward line with Ottens, (Matthew) Richardson and Pavlich’.”

Frawley would get his way, with the Pies giving up pick 3 and Clinton King in exchange for the McKee and the Tigers’ pick 7.

“I thought ‘How good is this?’ Frawley said.

His joy was short-lived, however, when his recruiting team told him they were instead set on Aaron Fiora with pick 3 to help solve a well-known list weakness — speed and ball use.

“I said, ‘Look, Fiora is gonna be a good player and I know we need speed, but I just can’t get my head around why you wouldn’t get a guy who is 6’6 and going to dominate,” Frawley said.

“The day after I got the job Leon Daphne resigned because he said he didn’t want to be president with another coach. So he appointed me and quit.

“Then about four weeks later the CEO, Jim Malone, resigned. So I thought, ‘What if the coach overruled the recruiting department?’

“Even on the way to the tennis centre, which is where the draft was in those days, I had this sh**y feeling in my mouth.

“I looked at Pavlich’s number and I thought, ‘Sh*t, I’m just gonna read it out’. But then I thought ‘Nah, better not, I’m paid to coach and not recruit’ and that’s the way it was.”

Sacked five years later, Frawley got a call from Fremantle coach Chris Connolly asking if he’d be interested in becoming an assistant coach at the Dockers.

Frawley flew in for a tour.

“I was with the recruiter Phil Smart when Pavlich went past. I said: ‘Oh geez, I probably wouldn’t be here if I’d taken Pavlich instead of Fiora’,” Frawley said.

“Phil said: ‘Danny, we wanted Fiora. I’m not saying we didn’t want Pav, but when you took Fiora it simplified our options to get Pavlich’.

“Talk about sliding doors.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/former-richmond-coach-danny-frawley-reveals-the-inside-story-behind-why-the-tigers-didnt-pick-matthew-pavlich/news-story/6a956a139d98dd0d10c7202a35853fa7
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AFL set to revamp AFLX competition with stars to hand-pick teams for one-off tournament

Herald Sun
November 17, 2018


AFL superstars Dustin Martin, Lance Franklin, Patrick Dangerfield and Nat Fyfe are set to be the centre of the AFL’s revamped AFLX competition.

According to reports from Seven News Perth, the quartet would pick their own teams made of the game’s biggest names.

The concept is similar to the NBA’s All-Star game, where captains LeBron James and Steph Curry picked teams schoolyard style for the marquee match.

The report stated the one-night, four-team competition would take place on February 22 at Marvel Stadium with the AFL to confirm the changes next month.

The revamped model would replace the inaugural version where clubs were split into four groups and played around the country.

AFL clubs are set to meet on the proposal next week.

AFLX features 10 players on each side, with seven on the field and three substitutes, who compete across two 10-minute halves under a number of modified rules.

These include 10 points for a super goal, kicked from outside the 40m arc, as well as a kick in after any score and no time on.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/afl-set-to-revamp-aflx-competition-with-stars-to-handpick-teams-for-oneoff-tournament/news-story/a764a9585cb5e8d80ac0133dc1873f97
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Richmond Rant / Re: 2018 draft thread
« Last post by one-eyed on Yesterday at 03:30:16 PM »
RICHMOND

Dream draft according to Cal Twomey:


A strong midfielder could be the target for the Tigers, bringing Liam Stocker or Xavier Duursma into the equation. They could also add another small forward to their list, with Ian Hill and Ned McHenry on the radar.

Source: AFL website
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Richmond Rant / This is what Richmond needs at this year's draft (afl site)
« Last post by one-eyed on Yesterday at 03:28:56 PM »
This is what your club needs at this year's draft

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
17 Nov 2018


RICHMOND

Backs: There's decent depth here. Alex Rance, David Astbury and Dylan Grimes are the keys, while Ryan Garthwaite is a talented apprentice. Noah Balta can play at both ends, and Jayden Short and Nick Vlastuin are set for more responsibility.

Midfield: It could do with some bolstering after they saw off a host of depth in trade period. Another inside mid or wingman wouldn't hurt in case of injury, given their charmed run in that department surely won't always continue.

Forwards: They're fine for key forwards. They want more out of Shai Bolton, potentially on the wing, while Dan Rioli and Jack Higgins have been earmarked for more midfield minutes. They're set for a forward-line restructure, but look to have enough pieces to play with.

Rucks: Could do with another. Ivan Soldo is a developing back-up option for Toby Nankervis, but two have retired in the past 12 months with undersized option Shaun Grigg to follow in the coming years.

The priority: Best available midfielders and maybe one who can fill a run-with role down the track. A project tall wouldn't be a bad idea either to boost their ruck depth.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-11-17/what-your-club-needs-at-this-years-draft
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