AFL


#2149

The AFL Draft returned to Melbourne tonight after spending a few years interstate. The top 10 draft picks were:

  1. Sam Walsh - Carlton
  2. Jack Lukosius - Gold Coast
  3. Izak Rankine - Gold Coast
  4. Max King - St Kilda
  5. Connor Rozee - Port Adelaide
  6. Ben King - Gold Coast
  7. Bailey Smith - Western Bulldogs
  8. Tarryn Thomas - North Melbourne
  9. Chayce Jones - Adelaide
  10. Nick Blakey - Sydney

Max and Ben King are the first set of twins to be taken in the top 10 of AFL Draft.


#2150

Biggest talking point was the length of time the whole process took. To drag the whole first round out to well over 2 hours is ridiculous. Making clubs take basically 5 minutes to make a pick that they would have made in less than 2 (which in this age would be more TV friendly, even for FOX) is the biggest case of overkill imaginable.


#2151

Does anyone know what is happening with AFLX?

I have been watching the behind the scenes from draft night. I have been finding it very interesting. I hope they release more.


#2152

AFL X is now a 4 team comp all held on one night, teams are selected by the captains from a preselected 100. Hopefully I miss it.


#2153

At around midday AEDT today, Nat Fyfe, Jack Riewoldt, Patrick Dangerfield and Eddie Betts each posted a different logo on their Instagram accounts. I think these are the logos of the four AFLX teams and each player will choose who will be in his team.




EDIT: the four stars will captain the new four AFLX teams in a revamped tournament, to be held at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on Friday, February 22.
Fyfe - Team Flyers
Dangerfield - Team Bolt
Riewoldt - Team Rampage
Betts - Team Deadly


#2154

Dear AFL.

Please give up on AFLX. It sucks as a concept and last year proved it.

Kind regards,
The wider AFL community


#2155

If you compare it to the main season you can definitely question its merit, but I for one definitely found the concept more enjoyable than any of the pre-season matches last year so am definitely in favour of it.


#2156

I am too they just need to make some tweaks. I think this is a good step. No need to have every team have a team.

Personally I would rather a state of origin game during the off season.