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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2007, 06:59:17 PM »

Again, check the front AFDA page....NUFL team numbers have been released.

As expected, Fak have elected to avoid free agents where possible and Melbourne women will have no free agents at all (Or their picks are effectively going to be the 17/18th melb women anyway)

24 spots for boys and 18 spots for girls

There are about 34 boys trying out for those spots, so thats a bunch that will miss out, I know how that feels Sad

I suppose the distribution is fairly even amongst the teams, aside from Fak and Sublime. Fak only want 2 free agents and Sublime will be picking up quite a few. There are a couple of ex-WA players that might slip on to Sublime very easily, it will be interesting to see. By sheer fact that they have to pick more than the others, I'd suggest Sublime gets the first draft pick. I presume JD is picking...I wonder who he'll pick as the first draft pick! (I think Hobbit is a good chance)

Should be interesting to see how it all turns out!

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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2007, 08:31:30 PM »

Free Agent players have been announced on AFDA

Can't wait to see who goes where!
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2007, 11:22:40 PM »

Yep, I'm quite excited as well.

From what I have heard about the draft process, teams that have the smallest core rosters will pretty much automatically get their extra picks before everyone else. This is primarily Sublime, Factory Girls (Canberra women) and Sultry (Qld women).

Of the 24 free agents, 18 played for deathstar, hah!

So Sublime will probably get the first three picks automatically and then Sublime, HOS, Chilly and Firestorm will fight off for the fourth pick.

I certainly think its a little extreme to say that HOS won't win a game. They are certainly stronger than Chilly B or Karma, who both filled the 6th team gap in past years.

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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2007, 03:16:39 AM »

Sweet! Now we can have AFL/NBA style #1 draft pick discussions!

Women: Ash Martens
Men: Jonno Holmes

Anyone care to disagree?
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« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2007, 05:40:19 AM »

Most of the Newwie guys would be a great addition to any NUFL team.

Probably what will be of much greater interest will be which teams get first pick. I would appear that with Chilly missing a few of their stars that the loose seeds would be something to this effect:

1:Fak
2:Barefoot
3/4:Chilly/Firestorm
5/6:HoS/Sublime

Well that is the general vibe I'm getting from people I have spoken about it with. Though of course being a Firestorm boy I'm more than confident that with the core roster that Firestorm has posted has the ability to win the 07 NUFL series. Of course I'm interested to see how thing shape up after the draft picks.

Can I ask - do any of the HoS boys know what the go is with your team yet? You guys took 21 to Nationals didn't you? But you've only nominated 14 for NUFL - is this due to expenses? time? availability? or did you cut your roster down significantly? How's it looking now? Stronger/weaker than Nats?

I'm just asking because HoS from my perspective is one of those mostly unknown quantities.
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« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2007, 06:53:05 AM »

I'm just asking because HoS from my perspective is one of those mostly unknown quantities.

And you're scared of the unknown aren't you! Tongue hehe.



Here's what happened.

We took 21 to Nationals.
We lost Piers to Firestorm 21 - 1 = 20
2 guys didn't want to play 20 - 2 = 18

Of that 18, 10 are making up the core team to play both NUFL 1 & 2.
The other 8 guys are only playing one NUFL. 4 are playing in Sydney at NUFL1 and 4 are playing in Melbourne at NUFL2.

So, 10 core HOS players + 4 other HOS players + 4 free agents = 1 Mighty NUFL Team.


NUFL wasn't in our initial 5 year plan. We're stoked to have been offered a spot in our first year as a team.
And with G'pa Piers gone, our average age will drop to somewhere around 20-21. That means many more years of NUFL.

Yay Ya!
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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2007, 11:22:17 PM »

OK so I'm to understand than that the reducing from 21 to 14, isn't as much a "trimming of the fat" per se as it is just availability and desire to play. So then my understanding is the HoS team won't be any stronger than their Nationals team before pickups?

I'm actually really interested to see how some of these teams stack up after the draft picks, and it will be interesting to see the people that some teams pick. Like obviously different teams are going to be lacking different aspects whether it be handlers, cutters, recievers, bench warmers, except of course for Firestorm who have it all...   Grin!

(note: I got the role of bench warmer)

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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2007, 06:43:05 AM »

Nah, HoS have certainly trimmed the fat. Look at who isn't playing for them *cough*piers*cough* Tongue

I expect great things from these boys, I hope they beat up some chumps at nufl.

The first draft pick won't be as exciting as it will effectively be the first draft trio pick, as Sublime will make the first three picks before other teams start contesting the picking thingo. I'm certain that johnno and hobbit will be in that top three and then probably Timmah L. I imagine this is how it is happening for the boys because this is what I have been told is happening for the girls.

Ummm I just thought of something....do all the NUFL core teams have extra shirts for us free agent chumps?

I also have good word that Ash Martens *does* have a pretty good chance at being the first draft pick, as I was chatting with the canberran lady that is making the decision about who the first pick is.
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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2007, 06:31:47 PM »

When's the draft occurring?
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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2007, 07:28:29 PM »

After the National Training Camp I think.
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« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2007, 11:14:39 PM »

Hey Tom

Firestorm are currently working on getting some extra playing strips imported.

Which number do you want mate?

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« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2007, 04:49:49 AM »

Awesome, I'd like 8 or 88 if you can manage it Smiley

Hah, Reminds me of the silliness of getting my number for the original deathstar shirts. I put my preferences in late and said I'd take 8, then 18 or 88 and I joked that if those numbers were taken then I'd go sideways eight, infinity..... of course, thats what I ended up with.

The NUFL team selectors will be meeting the night of the 22nd of July to do the draft, so i imagine it'd be announced in the couple of days after that.

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« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2007, 09:50:31 AM »

I also have good word that Ash Martens *does* have a pretty good chance at being the first draft pick
If the open teams were eligible to pick her I'm quietly confident she'd have a fair crack at being the top draft pick - she's unreal!
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« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2007, 08:07:22 PM »

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(note: I got the role of bench warmer)

ill be there with you however i think i am more of a water boy.
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« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2007, 07:19:08 AM »

Sweet! Now we can have AFL/NBA style #1 draft pick discussions!

Women: Ash Martens
Men: Jonno Holmes

Anyone care to disagree?

me likey...let the bidding begin...anybody give me 5bucks?

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