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Twenty-one. A New South Welshman, supporting a West Australian team, living in South Australia, formerly studying in Germany. Live blogger, 2018 + 2019 AFL Power Rankings columnist and Freo fan.

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AFL Power Rankings 2019: Round 21

What a weird weekend of football. I could be sad that Fremantle’s season is effectively over, I could be amused by the impressive efforts of Essendon, North or GWS put into losing, or I could be enthused at the prospect of continued uncertainty around finals positioning. A fortnight of 2019 footy remains for ten teams.

Hiya 6×6, just saw the news that Shannon Hurn is stepping down as captain of the Eagles. Who’s your pick for your new skipper?

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

Bingo.

I know we got a very sweet deal for Hill, but I’m decisively not a fan of the whole girlfriend (at least partly) contributing to him moving back to Victoria.

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

So you’re saying you’ll be an avid Freo viewer if Henry plays 😛

But yeah, very much hoping the lad lives up to the hype!

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

Ah, gotcha. Thanks champ.

Sucks for him. Hopefully it doesn’t interrupt his preseason too much, because his supposed talent is seriously good and I’d love to see him in the team sometime next year!

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

That’s Maddy you speak of, not Marnie, Tom.

Given his talented lineage, I’m surprised that Corey Lyons hasn’t had a career game since he was drafted in ’16. Injury? Not getting good enough form in the NEAFL? Just can’t fit into the team? What’s the story there?

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

Enjoyed the read, thanks guys. Glad to see neither of you bought into the “go-home factor” argument I’ve seen propagated a little in relation to Freo’s draft haul; which might hold a smidgen of validity if not for the fact that four of seven draftees are WA prospects and the two Victorian inclusions are already good mates. Gotta get them all some Perth-based girlfriends though 😛

Young and Serong are probably the likely two to be playing regular footy for us next year, although I’d be prioritising Tabs, Hogan and Alex Pearce’s returns into the team. Also, dunno if I’m missing something obvious but what is Henry’s injury Maddy mentions?

Bolters, sliders, and everything in between: a conversation about the 2019 AFL draft

Ah, Tassie. The only state or territory in this country I haven’t yet been too.

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

Yeah dude, very happy about the future. Properly excited about our new draftees, and very excited about next year.

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

Oh, sorry man. Must’ve missed that.

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

Was working last night (bloody Frozen 2 opening night) so missed the draft’s second night, but seems the Eagles went locally? Another ruckman and a defender by the looks of things. Both look like good West Aussie prospects.

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

Well, it’s the third kid from my school to end up on a list in the last few years; just the first to Freo.

2019 AFL Draft Day 2 wrap: Every player picked

Nope, my school in Adelaide.

2019 AFL Draft Day 2 wrap: Every player picked

Googling complete, seems like a nice pick up.

We’ve also picked up two more of our NGA players – Leno Thomas and Isaiah Butters – too.

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

*rapidly googles who Jarvis Pina is*

Martin and four others find new AFL homes in 2019 preseason and rookie drafts

Shameless shoutout, but Freo’s pick 61 in Minario Frederick means my high school is now represented on Freo’s list!

2019 AFL Draft Day 2 wrap: Every player picked

Yeah, but this isn’t a trade period rankings. It’s a prospect-for-2020 rankings list, and Gold Coast, as much as I want them to do well, don’t have the world’s greatest prospects for next season.

AFL Power Rankings: 2019 Trade Period

I guess any semblance of plausible deniability – “it was our fans, not representative of Bulgarian football” – kinda went out the window with the managerial blame-game comments. Major probs to the Bulgarian captain for trying to intervene, though.

I think staying on the field was the right thing to do. It sends a message of non deterrence, and alleviates the effect the racist fans were trying to have.

Apart from the racist fans and an ignorant manager, I think football persevered through the saga today. What UEFA does from now will put a final exclamation point on this whole rubbish saga.

UEFA must send a message after Bulgarian racism storm

To be fair, Josh does suggest Saints sending through two first rounders; albeit one is next year’s pick. Not too certain that Freo have to send a pick back in return, though.

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

Ah, good read! Think I’ve pieced it all out.

Fremantle: Pick 12, St Kilda’s 2020 first round selection (in), B. Hill, Melbourne’s 2020 second round pick (out)

St Kilda: B. Hill, Z. Jones, D. Howard, P. Ryder, J. Steven, J. Bruce, D. Butler, Western Bulldogs 2020 first rounder, (in); Pick 12, Pick 18, 2020 first round selection,

Port Adelaide: Pick 18 (in), D. Howard, P. Ryder, 2020 third round selection (out)

Geelong: J. Steven, Port Adelaide’s 2020 third round pick (in), 2020 second round pick (out)

Western Bulldogs: J. Bruce, Geelong’s 2020 second round pick, St Kilda’s 2020 second round pick (in) Pick 53, 2020 second round pick (out)

Richmond: Pick 53 (in), D. Butler (out)

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

Part of me is hoping they’ll find it tough doing deals aplenty that they’ll be unable to come up with a satisfactory deal with us for Hill and we can keep him.

Not gonna happen, but, ya know, I have my aspirations…

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

Oooh yes. Not looking forward to it.

I recommend Joker is you’re inclined to see a movie anytime soon btw – it’s frighteningly good.

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

On Birchall – last I checked the Lions said they were interested, the Hawks were like “we haven’t heard” and the Suns have been silent.

So it’s anyone’s guess, really.

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

I’m planning to try and head back to Perth to catch one of next year’s derbies. Chances are you’ll win, so you could shout me a beer as a consolation prize. Or I could be shouting you a beer if you ever venture over here to SA.

No where in the middle for us to meet unless we sit at some middle-of-nowhere settlement on the Nullarbor 😛

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

Duuuuude, Frozen 2 is coming. Prepare yourself!

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

😢

AFL Trade News: Tim Kelly, Joe Daniher, Jamie Elliott, Ben King and more