ORFFU Draft Round 1

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    [span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt;]ORFFU Draft- Round 1 Wrap
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    [span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt;]By HOLKY
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    [span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]The ORFFU Draft is finally underway. Officially it
    started in mid-December but we had a few issues. Mick's absence left us having
    to wait awhile, annoying for those of us in a hurry but he came through in the
    end. Ironically, I was the only one to take an auto-pick, (distracted by the
    seaside scenery I guess). Now with everyone ready, the draft should speed up.
    Interesting choice of players taken R1:
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    <p style='font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Nic
    Naitanui: The King of King Is. Strangely, the first pick had the lowest 2013
    average. He's still a good pick for the long run though as he will be West
    Coast's next R1.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Scott
    Pendlebury: Blanchetown's stalwart star. I half expected Ablett to be first mid
    but Pendles is younger and more consistent.
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Patrick
    Dangerfield: Going to Serengeti as the crow flies. An already proven star at
    only 23 and could be an FU star for a long time.
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Joel
    Selwood: Something the Barcrawlers dragged in. 25 years of age and already the
    Cats M1. Have we seen his full potential yet? (scary)
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Gary
    Ablett: The shining star of Cow Bay. I don't think he needs much of a
    description, has topped the league for the last 2 years.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Tom
    Rockliff: Now leading Staghorn Flat's pride. An up and coming superstar, despite
    losing DPP status this year he's only 23 and could regain FWD mode in years to
    come.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Jack
    Steven: The saint handpicked by the chairman. Often overlooked but at 23, he
    will be St. Kilda's and Gisborne's M1.
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Now, the one we've waited for&amp;hellip;
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Todd
    Goldstein: The Blowflies' Boomer. Narrowly missed out on top ruckman last year.
    But at 25 he won't let that slip out of his grasp easily.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Dayne
    Beams: The Parasite Pie. He recovered from injury last year and still got in
    the top 40 average, turning 24 before the season he's looking to make up for
    lost time.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Jobe
    Watson: An experimental selection from Manangatang. The 2012 Brownlow winner
    definitely will not play for the thirds.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Nat
    Fyfe: Shipping out to the Southern Cross (I didn't say it would be easy). At
    22, this star player has years of opportunity. A definite force to be reckoned
    with.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Dane
    Swan: A pie moving up to the &amp;lsquo;annas. The oldest player selected in round 1 but
    has proven himself countless times.
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Trent
    Cotchin: The Tigerbarramid. At 23, his skills at Tigerland may transfer to
    Groote Eyelandt and could be a star for years.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Ryan
    Griffen: How could the Whalers not pick him? As a star in the midfield he can
    get big scores and as a Dog, he has our pres. Crusher's nod.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Dustin
    Martin: Part of the Smugglers' cunning plan. The first DPP selected, he
    switches from a star forward to a backup mid, and at only 22 he'll be turning
    back opponents for longer than Tony Abbott.
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    <li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;]
    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Harley
    Bennell: The Panthers' glimpse of the future. At 21, he is part of the Suns'
    starter set, will he flash or shine?
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]JPK
    picks JPK: Have the Prospectors struck gold with this swan, at 25 and scoring
    well, probably.
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    <p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;][span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]Chad
    Wingard: Part 1 of Ararat's &amp;lsquo;double shot'. The youngest player picked in round
    1 and already DPP, almost notched up the 100 average in only his 2nd
    year.
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    </ol>
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    <p style='margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 18pt;][span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]11 of the top 20 2013
    average players were selected, mostly high-scoring mids, we could see a BAFFU
    from this round of drafting, the average age was ~25.5.
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    <p style='margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 18pt;][span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt;]And that's just from 1 round
    of selections, what will happen next&amp;hellip; stay tuned and find out. [span style='mso-spacerun: yes;]
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