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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2002, 07:16 Thread Starter
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1997 National Draft ... Oh dear ...

And people thought 2001 was packed full of future stars!

1. Travis Johnstone (Melbourne)
2. Brad Ottens (Richmond)
3. Trent Croad (Hawthorn)
4. Mark Bolton (Essendon)
5. Luke Power (Brisbane)
6. James Walker (Freo)
7. Kris Massie (Carlton)
8. Chris Tarrant (Collingwood)
9. Chad Cornes (Port)
10. Shane O'Bree (Brisbane)
11. Jason Saddington (Sydney)

20. Dean Solomon (Essendon)
21. Clem Michael (Freo)
22. Troy Longmuir (Melbourne)

25. Nick Stevens (Port Adelaide)
26. Brodie Holland (Freo)

31. Simon Black (Brisbane) - :depress:

43. Adam Goodes (Sydney) - :depress:

45. Matthew Scarlett (Geelong)

49. Ian Perrie (Adelaide)

60. Phil Read (West Coast)

66. Nathan Brown (Melbourne)

71. Andrew Kellaway (Richmond)

73. Beau McDonald (Brisbane) - 73???? ARGH!!!

77. Guy Rigoni (Melbourne)
78. Richie Vandenburg (Hawthorn)

82. Nathan Thompson (Hawthorn) - 82?

"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.

There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2002, 07:56
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sh!t hey

Prob the most talent laden draft ever?

I wonder how many clubs looked at black and passed him over, not to mention thompson, scarlett, goodes and McDonald......
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Brisbane sure got value from ther pick #31 !!

Freo shouldve gone for Black instead of Holland & Michael !!

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