Luke Reynolds has gone to Carlton at #12. Luke said that he was disappointed that Collingwood re-signed Corey Gault at Pick #10 ahead of him. “I’m with Jolls. Bucks is a weak prick who didn’t have the guts to tell me to my face. I had to read about it in the Almanac,” life-long Magpie Reynolds told our reporter at Pomborneit CC net practice tonight. “Still Mick has thrown me a lifeline and I look forward to repaying the faith by forming a stellar midfield with Daisy and Litza”.
The Almanac was further weakened by Melbourne’s selection of J Harmes from the Northcote Social Club Stingrays at Pick #2. The Stingrays President said the loss of Harmes could spell the end for the club. “The bar takings will take a massive hit. I doubt we can recover from this.”
Your reporter must declare a personal interest in the Rookie Draft as Melbourne took Norwood (SANFL) full back Alex Georgiou with Pick #35. Alex is a 23yo engineer who has been going out with my niece for several years. The Demons couldn’t have got a better character or tougher/tighter tall defender.
Having lost their twice premiership coach Nathan Bassett to Essendon, and a host of premiership players to the AFL draft, it is understood that Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood will be making a comeback as playing coach of his beloved Norwood Redlegs in 2014.
For West Coast Eagles fans, talented small forward Murray Newman was given a second chance at Pick #38 after being delisted last week. Murray has buckets of talent if he can get his fitness and off-field life together. He is a Swans Districts boy so I know he will come back stronger after his 2013 annus horribilus.