Bulldogs accused of the “ultimate spin” after list manager’s Ugle-Hagan, Darcy comments

Bulldogs accused of the “final spin” after list manager’s Ugle-Hagan, Darcy comments

David King has laughed off options that the Western Bulldogs’ list construct has been impacted by needing to bid for Academy prospect Jamarra Ugle-Hagan and father-son prospect Sam Darcy.

The Bulldogs had entry to Ugle-Hagan in 2020, who was bid on by Adelaide with the 1st choose in the draft. Then in 2021, Darcy was bid on with choose two by GWS.

Regardless of being a high eight workforce, the Canine acquired the finest key place participant in successive drafts.

Nevertheless, Bulldogs list supervisor Sam Energy believes that needing to match bids for each stars has impacted their depth, given the second and third-round picks absorbed.

“Matching bids with Jamarra and Sam early in drafts has meant that we picked early and picked late,” Energy instructed AFL Media’s Gettable.

“Clearly incredible bringing these boys in, however we’ve paid most for them with the place these picks got here, so we haven’t had entry to sure components of the draft.”

It comes after the Bulldogs missed the eight in 2023, with query marks from coach Luke Beveridge over the true high quality of the list.

David King, nonetheless, can not cop Energy’s comments given the unbelievable precedence entry the Canine have had.

“He even had hassle getting these phrases out,” King instructed SEN Breakfast.

“He’s making an attempt to inform us that what they paid for Jamarra – which was choose 29, 33, 41, 52 and 54 – for the finest child in the draft, was a setback for his or her list construct?

“After which he’s additionally throwing Sam Darcy in there – which was choose 32, 34 and 40.

“Now look, that’s simply the final spin. ‘We’ve needed to pay overs for these blokes’ – they’re future key place stars!

“Their list construct has been hamstrung by having to bid on Jamarra with picks in the 30s? And Sam Darcy has value them three picks in the 30s? Come on Sam (Energy).”

Kane Cornes agrees, including {that a} bit of finger pointing is happening at the Canine.

“You’ll be able to’t complain about being blessed with one of the nice draft free kicks you’ve ever seen,” he stated.

“Think about the workforce down the backside listening to that whenever you’ve bought a finals contender having access to the finest gamers in the draft for not a lot in any respect. We’re not copping that.

“There’s a bit of the blame sport happening at the Canine.”

The Bulldogs have been blessed once more in 2023, with father-son prospect Jordan Croft out there for choice.

AFL Media’s Callum Twomey has Croft, a 201cm key ahead, ranked eleventh in his phantom kind information for this season.

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