Interesting pick Barrett for Brisbane, I think it shows why they are still on the rebuild, that a bloke they traded in last year is in this conversation.
Another article on this site suggested that 3rd year players are where they "break out" should happen, for Brisbane I think this would be Harris Andrews if he hasn't had a breakout season already I would definitely tip him for this year. I can't even think who else was picked up in that draft?
Fortunately it looks better for coming years, I can't wait to see Hipwood's breakout year, he probably needs 1 or 2 more preseasons, but I think he's going to be good.
Late to the conversation but I think the penalty is a lot greater then is being made out. it depends on how the 1000 points are allocated. if for example GWS have pick 17 next year (1025 points) less 1000 gives you pick 71.
I am sure it will be more complicated than this, but to me it looks like there first pick won't be in the first round next year.
Yeah the $100K is barely a slap on the wrist.
I am with you the blocking just wouldn't work. How would you adjudicate it if Fyfe or Bontempeli got blocked in a boundary through in situation. Both have a history of going 3rd man up, but both also have a history of just ripping it out of a contested situation. "Legally" blocking these players would be a blight on the game.
You all ready have to nominate the Ruck so they can get there ridiculous 1 meter separation. Do you then nominate a 3rd man up, so you know who you can block?
For me I think the no 3rd man up rule should be trialed in the preseason to see if there is any real benefit.
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