Almanac Footy: The 2021 AFL Draft, Night Two

The 2021 AFL Draft has been completed and we think that Les Everett will be happy to see two of his nominations from the WAFL selected.

Almanac Footy: The 2021 AFL Draft, Night One

The 2021 AFL Draft is underway. Here are the top 20 picks from Night One.

AFL Draft: What’s in the WAFL?

Our WAFL correspondent Les Everett offers his thoughts on possible WAFL candidates for the AFL Draft.

SANFL Draft Dodgers – 1982: You Got Nothing I Want

The second of the VFL’s hidden drafts took place in 1982. ‘Swish’ lets us know how it turned out for the Croweaters involved.

SANFL Draft Dodgers – 1981: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

As if we did not need a reminder of the SANFL’s love-hate relationship with the VFL/AFL! Swish Schwerdt runs us through the ‘forgotten’ draft of 1981, and tells us who stayed and who went

AFL post-season: Who is ready for a superdraft?

Waiting for something to happen in trade period? Still don’t understand how the draft rates the comparative worth of players? Prior to last year’s draft, Dave Brown tried to make sense of how it all works.

Draft Day – Not as good as the movie and the AFL has the wrong script

There are big problems with the draft process in the AFL system as Steve Earl explains. How does it serve footy generally? And, importantly, who does it serve a large number of undrafted aspirants the system spits out?

The evolution of Jack Macrae

Exactly five years on from the debut of Jack Macrae, Alex Docherty has written about just what makes Jack such a key cog in the Dogs’ midfield and the development that got him to where he is today.

Kevin Sheehan’s Top 40 2017 AFL Draft Prospects

In preparation for this Friday’s Draft, the AFL has provided us with profiles of Kevin Sheehan’s top 40 prospects.

Confessions of an AFL talent spy

Les starts off draft week with this run down of the WAFL players who could feature on Friday.

The #1 Draft Pick Fallacy

With the National Draft not far away, Wesley Hull presents a history of No. 1 draft picks. [Lots of reminders here – Ed]

To trade or to draft, that is the question.

Dave Boon looks at all sides of the list management conundrum.

Yoshi on requesting trades because of homesickness

Yoshi presents some thoughts for discussion about players from interstate clubs wanting to be traded back to their home states.

AFL Trade Period: Free Madness or Regulated Tyranny?

Dips O’Donnell reckons that Pope Leo XIII was on the money when it came to AFL labour laws

Retirements, Delistings, Trades: Don’t Dream. It’s Over

The club departures scoreboard is ticking over rapidly. Who will you miss? Who didn’t you even know about in the first place?

Trade Tirades

Jake Lever – $nake in the grass or making hay while the sun shines?

Emma Quayle: A Giant Success

Deakin student Marnie Cohen interviewed GWS recruiter and former Age journalist Emma Quayle about her journey in footy. [This is a truly fascinating interview – MNQ].

AFL Draft: What might come out of the WAFL

Les Everett runs a keen eye over the talent out west ahead of next week’s draft. Quinton Narkle is giving Hugh McLuggage a run for his money in the ‘best name in the draft’ stakes

Jaeger O’Meara nominates Hawthorn

Jaeger O’Meara wants to play for Hawthorn in 2017. What does that mean?

Frustrated Eddie: another snide remark about the Swans

Jan Courtin wonders to what Eddie McGuire is referring when he mentions Sydney’s “controversial recruits.”