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The Western Bulldogs’ list supervisor has been accused of utilizing “the last word spin” in relation to the club’s drafting.
With the Canine lacking the finals, questions have turned as to whether the facet is maximising its list construct, with an intense overview flagged for the low season.
Club list supervisor Sam Power instructed AFL Media’s Gettable this week that matching bids for Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (2020) and Sam Darcy (2021) had left them with little entry to different areas of the draft.
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“Matching bids with Jamarra and Sam early in drafts has meant that we’ve picked early and picked late,” Power mentioned.
“Clearly incredible bringing these guys in, however we’ve paid most for them with the place these picks got here, so we haven’t had entry to sure elements of the draft.”
Two-time North Melbourne premiership participant David King scoffed at Power’s comments on SEN Breakfast on Friday.
“He even had bother getting it out,” he mentioned.
“He’s making an attempt to inform us that what they paid for Jamarra, which was decide 29, 33, 41, 52 and 54 for the very best child within the draft, was a setback for his or her list construct? After which he’s additionally throwing Sam Darcy in there with decide 32, 34 and 40.
“That’s simply the last word spin. ‘We’ve needed to pay overs for these blokes’ – they’re key place stars!”
“We’ve been hamstrung with this list construct by having to bid on Jamarra with picks within the 30s? And Sam Darcy has been an actual kick within the prunes, he’s price us three picks within the 30s? Come on Sam (Power).”
Co-host, Port Adelaide 300-gamer Kane Cornes, mentioned Power’s comments had been symptomatic of a blame sport unfolding after the club’s lacklustre season.
“Lets not complain about being blessed with one of many nice draft free kicks you’ve ever seen,” he mentioned.
“Think about the groups down the underside listening to that while you’ve received a finals contender having access to one of many two finest picks within the draft for not a lot in any respect. We’re not copping that.
“There’s a little bit of the blame sport taking place on the Canine.”