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.


#2157

Wouldn’t it be better to be played at AAMI Park since it’s a rectangular format and stadium?

Unlikely to draw more than 30,000, atmosphere would then be better there too with fewer empty seats?


#2158

There is a A-League derby at AAMI Park on Saturday February 23 (Victory v City).


#2159

This doesn’t sound good.


#2160

Gold Coast, West Coast, St Kilda and Richmond will officially enter AFLW competition in 2020.


#2161

the something tells me the marvel naming rights had something to do with these atrocious names. sounds like superhero teams more than footy teams.


#2162

Except they’d be actual Marvel characters if there was any money in it. They sound like BBL teams


#2163

Adelaide v Port considered to be 2 of the top 4 best games in2018 yet the AFL and Seven not willing to give it its own primetime slot to showcase it to the rest of Australia.


#2164

Speculation at best.

Non-Vic clubs get 19 to 22 games live on FTA in state Live.
Some Vic clubs are lucky to get 11 on FTA total.

Every week, 2 to 4 Vic clubs aren’t on FTA, and for every non-V on FTA, another V club misses out (generally the Docklands teams + Geelong and Melbourne).

If it were profitable for Ch 7 to show the showdown they’d do it. The fact they don’t speaks volumes for the game outside of SA.


#2165

What?

It’s about showcasing good football on Thursday and Friday nights. Not sure why it can’t be a showdown, derby etc?

It’s not always about Victoria. These clubs deserve to have their game broadcast to a national level and for sponsors to be exposed. They certainly have proven they will have a good match. Unlike say Richmond v Carlton at the beginning of the year.


#2166

Carlton and St Kilda games should never be broadcast on FTA. Change my mind.


#2167

Can I add GWS games to that list? No one needs those toss-pots. :joy:


#2168

Not even if they played in a GF?