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Draft countdown: join a live blog with Emma Quayle

The Age football writer Emma Quayle.

The Age football writer Emma Quayle. Photo: JOHN DONEGAN

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the draft

The lead-up to this year's AFL draft has been overshadowed by the dramatic events in the game surrounding Adelaide's alleged draft tampering with Kurt Tippett and the ongoing issue of third party payments to players.

But the annual event on footy's calendar still remains the focus of intense interest from footy fans. It's a time of hope and, critically, a time for footy recruiters to make the right decisions for the future. Supporters spent weeks and sometimes month speculating about the needs and wants of their club.

Thankfully, we have a resident expert, footy writer Emma Quayle, who knows the business inside out.

The experienced scribe has already outlined her top 25 selections of this year's batch of young guns, as well as offered her club-by-club guide to the 2012 edition of the draft.

But from midday on Tuesday she'll answer your questions. Join a live blog to get her thoughts and news hot off the press. Send in your questions now.

88 comments

  • Do you think collingwood would really pass on garlett if he is there?

    Commenter
    Arkana04
    Date and time
    November 20, 2012, 9:38AM
    • I think it's more likely than not, yes. I'll be really interested to see if and when Garlett gets picked up.

      Commenter
      Emma
      Date and time
      November 20, 2012, 12:05PM
  • Hi Emma, is the top 5 locked in yet? It really seems like the top 5 is alot less clear then at the same time in previous years. Given Garlett's issues could he end up not being picked up until the rookie draft

    Commenter
    MC
    Date and time
    November 20, 2012, 11:17AM
    • Hi MC. I'm hoping that by tonight the top three at least is clearer! It's certainly been a hard one to figure out, lots of very even players. I think there is some chance Garlett will be overlooked, though there are still a handful of clubs considering him.

      Commenter
      Emma
      Date and time
      November 20, 2012, 12:07PM
  • Hello Emma how far do you see both Grundy and Kennedy falling?

    Commenter
    Mark
    Date and time
    November 20, 2012, 11:22AM
    • Hi Mark. I think the furthest Grundy could get is 15. I think if Port Adelaide doesn't take him at 7 then he could go to GWS at 14 or even NM at 15. As for Kennedy, he has quite a broad range too. Could to go North, Collingwood, Sydney or get into the mid-20s.

      Commenter
      Emma
      Date and time
      November 20, 2012, 12:08PM
  • Got to admire Brenton Sanderson's dealings with the media and K.Tippett it's like he has walked into a circus in Adelaide, but has refused to back away for the serious allegations leveled at his club dealing with them in a straight forward matter . a true leader.

    Commenter
    Geoff
    Date and time
    November 20, 2012, 11:28AM
    • Nice statement/ad but seems like you forgot to ask a question

      Commenter
      Mark
      Date and time
      November 20, 2012, 11:44AM
    • I think they picked a good one when they appointed him.

      Commenter
      Emma
      Date and time
      November 20, 2012, 12:09PM
  • Hi Emma - I loved your book The Draft based on the 2007 AFL National Draft. Is there another version in the pipelines? It really opens your eyes as to what these young men have to go through to achieve their goals especially the kids from rural areas where travel is a huge factor. Also - are the thoughts that this draft is the deepest in a few years accurate or exaggeration?

    Commenter
    Digby
    Location
    Melbourne
    Date and time
    November 20, 2012, 11:41AM

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