2020 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'ORFFU' started by JPK, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. eagle_eyed

    eagle_eyed Moderator

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    He was already in the pool, everyone has had access to him so far so I can't see why he couldn't be chosen. He's not like one of the guys from outside the system (like Stack, Gibbons, etc. last season). Maybe wrong, but makes sense to me.
     
  2. choppers

    choppers Well-Known Member

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    My 2 cents worth...
    Harley only became a listed AFL player on Feb 4th, when he signed with Melbourne, so he wasn't in the pool prior to that IMO.
    But he has been since then, so I believe he has been available for selection since that time. So anyone with a Pick after 1pm Tuesday could have selected him, including myself.
    I have no problem with Bennell being selected.

    Over to the Commish and crew.....
     
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  3. tyze1

    tyze1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say its identical to Gibbons etc he wasn't on a list until as choppers said 4 Feb. I'm pretty sure there was a decision last year (when I asked about gibbons) in that they needed to be in the pool at the commencement of said draft.

    Doesn't worry me either way as I wont be taking him but we need to be consistent.
     
  4. choppers

    choppers Well-Known Member

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    No worries @tyze1. If it was decided last year a player had to be avail prior to the draft starting, then Bennell isn't available to be selected.
    But I can't remember that, which is par for the course, I can't even remember what I ate for dinner 3 nights ago...geez I hate getting old...;)
     
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  5. DamoH

    DamoH Well-Known Member

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    Just found this in last years draft thread - so looks like Bennell is out.

    All good - with my injury riddled team I really shouldn’t be taking another one!
     
  6. eagle_eyed

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    Fair call, not being on an AFL list at the start of our draft would make him ineligible.
     
  7. eagle_eyed

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    So a question with this. If I had not delisted Harley would I have been able to take him into this season? He had a period of time where he was not on an AFL list, so did he leave the Sandgropers and go into the draft? Something to think about really. Doesn’t matter to me in this circumstance as I delisted him, but everyone had access to him and it was not until late in the draft someone was prepared to take a punt on him, I think he should have been eligible. There’s plenty of players whose contracts lapse between signing with new clubs however they are not excluded from the draft.

    My understanding with what you found in last years draft thread was that we had already started our draft and then Gibbons (who had never been on an AFL list) was signed by Carlton and added to the TS database making him (and Stack) available further down the draft order, excluding some coaches from access to them. To fix this it was decided those “added” players were not eligible for the ORFFU draft.
     
  8. tyze1

    tyze1 Well-Known Member

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    my 2 cents worth is that at the time of when FU delistments were due Bennell wasn't on an AFL list so therefore couldn't be on an FU list.

    He was then subsequently relisted and only when Melbourne signed him could he be redrafted

    04 February - Melbourne signed him 4 Feb
    30 January, Thursday, Midnight AEDT - Delistments complete.
    31 January, Friday, 08:00 AEDT - PSD commences.

    Had Melbourne signed him before delistments and the commencement of the FU draft happy days open to all or you could have elected to retain.
     
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  9. eagle_eyed

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    If this is the case then I feel the rules need to be clearer, as any player that was listed, left a club, trained with a new club and was then added to the new club's list (irrespective of whether this happened in November, December, January, etc.) would need to be ineligible for the ORFFU draft. I'd hazard a guess that this same scenario has played out in the past and the player was drafted without there being any objection or issue.

    *Edit: What happens with Jack Martin? Was on a list, then off a list, then drafted pre-season? Should he have been put back in the pool as there was period of time where he was uncontracted?
     
  10. choppers

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    My take on this situation........

    Jack Martin was on an AFL list at the time of ORFFU De-listment deadline, and on an ORFFU list (Cow Bay) so was not available as an ORFFU Free Agent.

    Harley Bennell was NOT on an AFL list at ORFFU De-listment deadline and should have been de-listed from his ORFFU team, (Sthn Cross) and he duly was de-listed.
    Because he wasn't on an AFL list at this time, he was not an ORFFU Free Agent at the commencement of the ORFFU PSD and was not available to be selected.
     
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  11. fresh

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    PattonDownTheHatch has joined the SC league :)
     
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