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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Half their best 22 are imports
    I think the path St Kilda are following will be adopted by more clubs going forward. "Organic" growth and development thru the draft will
    be seen by some clubs as too slow as a way of moving towards success. A large platoon of players staying at the one club for a long time
    together will likely become a thing of the past.

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    I think it will be adopted my most clubs, should such a patchwork / rag-bag team ever actually win a flag.

    Until then I think at least most people will continue to view it as a sign of a dysfunctional club.

    Our '05 and '12 teams both had 6 players from other clubs, and I think that's pretty high. I can't think of any premiership with less than 2⁄3 of the team recruited through the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck'n'Roll View Post
    I think it will be adopted my most clubs, should such a patchwork / rag-bag team ever actually win a flag.

    Until then I think at least most people will continue to view it as a sign of a dysfunctional club.

    Our '05 and '12 teams both had 6 players from other clubs, and I think that's pretty high. I can't think of any premiership with less than 2⁄3 of the team recruited through the draft.
    Hawthorn 2014/5 had 7 but that’s still less than 1/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markwebbos View Post
    Hawthorn 2014/5 had 7 but that’s still less than 1/3
    If you look at Hawthorn's current squad, they have (on my count) 16 players who started their careers at other clubs. Not all of those are first 22 players, and a couple had been delisted by their previous clubs before being drafted by the Hawks (rather than traded for or nabbed via FA). But that's still a fair chunk of their list.

    By comparison, we have eight players currently on our list who started out at other clubs (presuming my fingers are working correctly).

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    The "Do Better" report appears to be having a personal impact on Eddie & Buckley. Eddie is reported to be so crushed how his presidency ended that he is unlikely to attend any of his media duties when the season commences in 2 weeks. Wonder if his hurt will give him even a tiny insight on how broken Goodes felt leaving the game the way he did, even though both circumstances are incomparable.

    Not surprisingly, Buckley is prepared to step down as season's end if club sees fit to move in new direction. He probably sees the writing on the wall as he & Eddie were seen as hand in hand from the beginning. Only a successful season (top 4 finish?) will save him. If Buckley does finish up, will he get a senior coaching role elsewhere or is he so typecast as a Collingwood person with his reputation now possibly being seen as stained by some?

    With the draft period, it certainly has been a revealing off season for the Pies.

    AFL 2021: Eddie McGuire Collingwood departure, star in a bad way

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    Nothing new here KSAS, it's still all about him...

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    Only caught a few minutes of the Saints and Blues game last night, the statue on the mark was annoying but the game was fast and free flowing, will this be footy in 2021?

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