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Media Rating of our Draft

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sun 26 Nov 2017 1:28pm

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Picks (at start of night): 7, 8, 34, 45

Selections: Hunter Clark (7), Nick Coffield (8), Oscar Clavarino (35), Ben Paton (46)

St Kilda stole the show inside the top 10. Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield were clearly the best players on the board, with the duo both skilful in their position. That class is what the Saints lack — and what they addressed at this year’s draft. They also attempted to fill a void in a key-position role down back, picking up Oscar Clavarino — who is great at reading the play. Ben Paton is another fine intercept player who can also add a bit of rebound. St Kilda’s defensive stocks are certainly stronger after this.


BUCKENARA SAYS: St Kilda has some really good players on their list but what they’re crying out for is some star power and I think they might have found it in Hunter Clark. The No.7 pick is really highly-rated, he’s got some real upside and is a competitor who also brings an x-factor. I really like his competitiveness. I also rate Nick Coffield, I think he’s going to be a really good player in the future. His speed and size makes him the perfect modern-day halfback/midfielder. He’s also a potential star. The Saints really nailed picks 7 and 8. The club also addressed a need for a developing key defender for the future behind Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown, while Ben Paton uses the ball really well and makes good decisions by both hand and foot.

THE VERDICT: The Saints were always going to be one of the big winners with two picks inside the top-10 but you’ve got to nail your selections and I think they Saints have done that. They’ve also addressed two needs with their later picks, which is the cherry on top.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby parkeysainter » Sun 26 Nov 2017 1:48pm

Saints did well at the draft. We have to give it to Trout and co this year.

The more I hear about Claravino the more I like him. It was actually a very good call when analysed fully.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby BackFromUSA » Sun 26 Nov 2017 2:30pm

Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby parkeysainter » Sun 26 Nov 2017 2:34pm

The Age (realfooty) pretty much said we won the draft. If not us, then Freo.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby CQ SAINT » Sun 26 Nov 2017 10:11pm

BackFromUSA wrote:Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!


I took 'on the board' to mean 'after 1-6'. Now Im confused but a tad more excited!
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby evertonfc » Mon 27 Nov 2017 9:45am

CQ SAINT wrote:
BackFromUSA wrote:Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!


I took 'on the board' to mean 'after 1-6'. Now Im confused but a tad more excited!


On the board means still to be picked, not overall.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby BackFromUSA » Mon 27 Nov 2017 9:56am

evertonfc wrote:
CQ SAINT wrote:
BackFromUSA wrote:Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!


I took 'on the board' to mean 'after 1-6'. Now Im confused but a tad more excited!


On the board means still to be picked, not overall.


Hmmmm so implied should be:

Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield were clearly the best players STILL on the board AFTER PICK 6.

Rather than

Hunter Clark and Nick Coffield were clearly the best players on the board OVERALL.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby magnifisaint » Mon 27 Nov 2017 11:32am

BackFromUSA wrote:Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!

I certainly didn't read it like that at all. I read it as the best picks available at 7 and 8
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby SaintPav » Mon 27 Nov 2017 12:16pm

BackFromUSA wrote:Where did that first review come from? Trout's office? I love our picks but HUGE call saying 7 & 8 are better than 1-6!



You should send him a warning.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby SaintPav » Mon 27 Nov 2017 12:16pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
THE VERDICT: The Saints were always going to be one of the big winners with two picks inside the top-10 but you’ve got to nail your selections and I think they Saints have done that. They’ve also addressed two needs with their later picks, which is the cherry on


All things being relative, the assumption is we were going to do well given our two picks inside ten..
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby DJ Higgins » Mon 27 Nov 2017 12:47pm

If you read all of BUCKENARA article he says most clubs did really well and were the big winners so grain of salt with him.

I prefer this review from http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/2 ... ers-losers. I think it is fair and you get to see the clubs who did better and worse for what they had going in and what they got.

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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby SaintPav » Mon 27 Nov 2017 1:17pm

Hawthorn gets an A+.

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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby parkeysainter » Mon 27 Nov 2017 2:03pm

That is a shocking review.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby on the outer » Mon 27 Nov 2017 9:04pm

How can you rate a draft before they have played a game.

It makes no sense, I like how racing tipsters do the form but I would wait till after the race to work out whether their a A, B, C rating.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby David-Lee » Mon 27 Nov 2017 9:21pm

Based on player performance in various comps and combine ( if they participate) and endless interviews....we sat at the combine in 2013 watching Bontempelli get hammered before, inbetween and after with 5-10 minutes interviews from 8 people ( I only recognised 2) and overhearing just a few questions with breeze blowing oir way... they were putting it to him no fluffy questions about his favourite ice cream. I thought struth this is in the open...imagine the interviews behind closed soors....if any team makes a pick a hell of a lot of dollars in resources has been invested. Granted everyone cocks up and makes poor draft choices in every flipping draft in every code globally. I feel we have had some amazeballs and flops.

I did want other position players but no doubt we did REALLY damn good ( yes I was a cry baby at first and needed someone one to pat me on the poo poo). But watcging game reels, reading reviews I was wrong and I reckon there's many teams ready to jump on our boys if we left them on the board.

Not sure of everyone but watched Clavarino play and he is the one I am actually quietly thinking could leap frog Goddard.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby ace » Tue 28 Nov 2017 10:55am

parkeysainter wrote:Saints did well at the draft. We have to give it to Trout and co this year.

The more I hear about Claravino the more I like him. It was actually a very good call when analysed fully.



But the most important issues are not addressed
Do they have good characters ?
Are they fantastic members of the community ?
Do the come from wonderful families ?

Issue far more important than ability to play footy.
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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby thejiggingsaint » Tue 28 Nov 2017 12:55pm

ace wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:Saints did well at the draft. We have to give it to Trout and co this year.

The more I hear about Claravino the more I like him. It was actually a very good call when analysed fully.



But the most important issues are not addressed
Do they have good characters ?
Are they fantastic members of the community ?
Do the come from wonderful families ?

Issue far more important than ability to play footy.


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Re: Media Rating of our Draft

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 28 Nov 2017 5:39pm

ace wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:Saints did well at the draft. We have to give it to Trout and co this year.

The more I hear about Claravino the more I like him. It was actually a very good call when analysed fully.



But the most important issues are not addressed
Do they have good characters ?
Are they fantastic members of the community ?
Do the come from wonderful families ?

Issue far more important than ability to play footy.



You sound like Con G!! Although it does seem he has turned the corner a bit!!
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