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    Its an interesting year. There doesn't seem to be a standout swans academy player in this years lot , albeit Thorne , Parks and Ellem are I think the only ones who have played all Allies games in the series.

    You would think that any Swans pick this year will possibly come from those three on that basis but not sure if one or two others may have been affected by injury or if in fact the allies team may suffer from the same bias as many other teams that are thrown together like this in that the selection panel tend to share spots around to cater for all of the represented academies/ states that make up the allies team.

    Not sure if the Swans and Giants have some unwritten rule about drafting each others academy boys but I find it interesting that they rarely (if ever) seem to do so.

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    Green is reported as a very strong inside mid. We have more need for that type now than GWS
    They have 2 first round picks so they would have the points to guzump us if they wish to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Magoo View Post
    Not sure if the Swans and Giants have some unwritten rule about drafting each others academy boys but I find it interesting that they rarely (if ever) seem to do so.
    Swans have taken three players from Giants Academy in the rookie draft. Most successful by far has been Harry Cunningham. Other two were Kyle Galloway and Sam Fisher, the latter as a Category B rookie.

    Academy Graduates - GWSGIANTS.com.au

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    Thanks for the heads up, have just hit the record button.

    Gulden and Parks were in the best players in the win over Vic Metro.

    GWS Academy Green is shaping as a top 10, maybe top 5, could well be there when our first pick comes along - could we??
    Tom Green should be a top 5 but you can forget about any chance of us getting him. Knightmare had him at no.2 a few months ago. No way will GWS pass on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.S. Bleeder View Post
    Tom Green should be a top 5 but you can forget about any chance of us getting him. Knightmare had him at no.2 a few months ago. No way will GWS pass on him.
    Currently they hold pick 9 (Essendon's) and their own pick 15, so if he was bid on at pick 5 with discount it would burn just pick 9. The hope is that Green gets bid on higher than that and that the picks they hold drift out burning both first round picks.

    We bid on Isaac Cumming in the 2016 ND at pick 19, they matched and we then took Hayward, so we have form!

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    In The Age today an article about Campbell and Gulden:
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...04-p5246g.html

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    Quite a measured article.

    Interesting that Gulden is seen where he is. From his game the other day he certainly gets a lot of the ball, he is defensively strong and quite fearless BUT at times his disposal left a lot to be desired and his options were not always the best options. In saying that I thought he was still very good considering he is an underager.

    Campbell on the other hand , was less involved in the game but has exquisite disposal , a raking kick and he is hard at it defensively and when he is involved he does impact the game.

    If the article is any indication , Swans may easily, if they choose , get both players considering Gulden is considered a later pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimitron5000 View Post
    In The Age today an article about Campbell and Gulden:
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...04-p5246g.html
    I loved the quotes;
    "Up until then, Campbell said, he had not been aware of the game". And
    "Campbell said he would "probably not" be playing the game if not for the Swans academy".
    Excellent justification for our academy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimitron5000 View Post
    In The Age today an article about Campbell and Gulden:
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...04-p5246g.html
    Luke Power gave them a rap on SEN during the week.

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    Some preliminary leaks about changes to the NGA system have just appeared on the AFL website. At a quick glance it appears to give even more access to players under the NGA banner including the possible inclusion of Darwin for yet to be determined clubs.

    Have to wait and see what the final report looks like ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Some preliminary leaks about changes to the NGA system have just appeared on the AFL website. At a quick glance it appears to give even more access to players under the NGA banner including the possible inclusion of Darwin for yet to be determined clubs.

    Have to wait and see what the final report looks like ....
    The zones continue to expand by the sounds of it...
    "You get the feeling that like Monty Python's Black Knight, the Swans would regard amputation as merely a flesh wound."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    The zones continue to expand by the sounds of it...
    That’s exactly what I thought when I read that it is expected that Adelaide, Port Adelaide, West Coast and Fremantle will gain priority access to indigenous prospects in metropolitan regions - boys who will play Australian Rules anyway. Although it seems this will only apply after pick 40 so no priority access to the Tarryn Thomas equivalents.

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