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Lystics AFL Podcast

We pull apart current AFL playing lists, analyse the key indicators, and determine who they should resign, delist, make a play for in trade/free agency, draft, and what moves they should make in the offseason.

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The Offseason Report Card - From Delisting to Drafting - Eagles, Bulldogs, Lions - Part 3 of 6

It's our last episode before the new year (and we just snuck it in)! The AFL lists are all but finalised, and we've been able to reflect on the multitude of different player movement types, both together and separately. We heard about delistings and retirements months back, but only found out which draftees we'd get a months ago. We have reviewed it all to give you the most comprehensive assessment of your offseason.Due to the long and sometimes meandering nature of The Offseason Report Card series, we are recording 3 clubs per episode. They will be recorded in the order that we released the original list assessments, with this episode with West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs, and Brisbane Lions.

58mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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The Offseason Report Card - From Delisting to Drafting - Dons, Roos, Suns - Part 2 of 6

The AFL lists are all but finalised, and we've been able to reflect on the multitude of different player movement types, both together and separately. We heard about delistings and retirements months back, but only found out which draftees we'd get a few weeks ago. We have review it all to give you the most comprehensive assessment of your offseason.Due to the long and sometimes meandering nature of The Offseason Report Card series, we are recording 3 clubs per episode. They will be recorded in the order that we released the original list assessments, with this episode with Essendon, North Melbourne, and Gold Coast.

41mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Draft Review 2: How did you your club really perform? Hawthorn to Western Bulldogs, the last 9 clubs reviewed - Player Movement Period Wrap Part 7

It's not so easy as saying "Gold Coast had a great draft, look at those great players", when Gold Coast went in with the best picks. To us, they simply met the expectations associated with those picks. Do you want to hear an honest assessment of how your club performed at the AFL draft? Tune in to part 2 of our draft review, reviewing the last 9 clubs alphabetically in this instalment. This was the first ever national draft with live trading of picks, and there were clear winners and losers, find out who did well and who could have done much better.

58mins

2 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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The Offseason Report Card - From Delisting to Drafting - Crows, Blues, Saints - Part 1 of 6

The AFL lists are all but finalised, and we've been able to reflect on the multitude of different player movement types, both together and separately. We heard about delistings and retirements months back, but only found out which draftees we'd get a few weeks ago. We have review it all to give you the most comprehensive assessment of your offseason. Due to the long and sometimes meandering nature of The Offseason Report Card series, we are recording 3 clubs per episode. They will be recorded in the order that we released the original list assessments, starting with Adelaide, Carlton, and St.Kilda.

38mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Footy is Back (and so are we)

Footy is back! Thanks everyone for understanding while we took a break, but we are now well and truly back as the restrictions have eased. Even after we finished recording this, we couldn't stop smiling as it felt like a return to normality, and footy returning will help that too.We are changing some things with the tech and audio setup, so let us know what you think, and if we got something (anything) wrong. Cheers to all.

1hr

28 May 2020

Rank #5

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COVID-19 and the 2020 Draft including the no-season top 10 prospects

As Cal Twomey penned earlier this week, there is genuine uncertainty around this year's draft format due to the coronavirus outbreak. We were already thinking of an episode on the 2020 draft, but his article brought our timing forward. We cover the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 draft, as well as the likely shift in mentality that recruiters will have with prospects.

1hr 9mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Paused: The lay of the new land

Just a few days after the AFL announced that the 2020 season would go ahead as planned, it has been paused until 31st May at the earliest, with the achievability of that date set to be reviewed at the end of April. We take a look at what this means for the AFL players and clubs, and what the 2020 season could look like by the end of it all.

58mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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AFL Season is on* with 16 minute quarters, 17 games, and 14 days quarantine

This will be a season like none before, and hopefully none again. COVID-19 has seriously impacted society, and what the 2020 AFL season will look like. Shorter season, shorter games, potential league wide shutdowns, these will all become regular topics of conversation.In this episode we look at COVID-19, what is means for the AFL season, and what it means for your SuperCoach season in 2020.

1hr 21mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Daddy's Back Again - Quadruple Trouble! Lions v Port, Hawks v Saints

The Daddy's Back or Return of the Dad series is continuing this week with 4 clubs, not 2. We are running out of time, but are going to work extra hard to get content out over the coming week. In this episode we look at the Lions v Port and Hawks v Saints after the first preseason hitout. In our preseason prepisodes, we take a look at the injuries, the best 22 coming into round 1, as well as some of the best fantasy options in each team.

1hr 4mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Trade Review Part 1 - Pre Draft: All Trades up until the draft

We're back, and hopefully there will be no more intermission. We wanted to do a full trade review as most of them happen immediately after the player exchange period, and exclude all trades that happen between then and the draft, some of which were fairly major. This will be Part 1 of the 2 Part Trade Review where we look at all of the trading that's occurred and make an assessment on the period as a whole.

1hr 9mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Mock 2019 AFL Draft Rounds 1 & 2 - Why Rowell shouldn't go at Pick 1

It's reached our favourite time of year. Teams are changing, they've already changed a lot during the trade and free agency period, but they're about to have their biggest change, and that happens when they go to the draft (maybe except the Saints who have made massive changes already).In this episode, we take a look at the 2019 AFL Draft pool and mock draft players to clubs where they could be a good fit. N.B that this isn't a power rankings of simply the best players in order, but an assessment of which players may actually go to each of the 18 clubs. It's a fun and long episode so strap yourselves in.

1hr 25mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Richmond Tigers 2019 List - Hunters. Hunted. Hunters. Hunted?

The Tigers have done it again, and in some serious style this time. Congrats to all Tigers fans, it's time to celebrate (but don't get all in John's twitter feed about it). Like the Cats of 07-11, the Tigers seem to thrive on having someone/something to chase, and to climb the mountain again in 2020 they'll need to be more alert than ever.In this podcast, our last list review for 2019, we take a look at the Tigers list structure, and what they should be doing at the draft to ensure they're well placed for 2020 and beyond.

29mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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GWS Giants List 2019 - Another Giant step required

The Greater Western Sydney Giants made there first ever Grand Final in 2019, and while that would make it their most successful season ever, they failed to make the top 4 at the end of the home and away season and were well and truly accounted for at the big dance. The Giants are still as well positioned as ever to go one step further in 2020. In this episode, we take a look at the Giants' list build and drafting options, as well what they'll be hoping for in 2020.

37mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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2020 AFL Draft Part 2 - Mock Draft / is this the most compromised draft ever?

We've been talking about it for a while, and we finally got our act together and recorded our two-part 2020 draft podcast feature. In part 1, we looked at some early favourites for the top 25 in the 2020 pool. In Part 2 we find out if this the most compromised draft ever. This episode has it all. We run the numbers on other draft years, we run a mock draft to understand how it could play out in reality, Sean compares footballers to crumpets, it's a rollercoaster ride of emotion that really needs to be heard to be believed.

1hr 12mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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2020 AFL Draft Part 1 - Early Top 25 Prospect Rankings

We've been talking about it for a while, and we finally got our act together and recorded our two-part 2020 draft podcast feature. In part 1, we take a look at the pool, and discuss 25 of the players that could be amongst the best in the 2020 pool. This far out we aren't exacting a high level of accuracy, but this is part of the broader thought exercise that we will carry out in Part 2, where we find out if this the most compromised draft ever.

51mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Geelong Cats List 2019 - Eight lives down, one to go

The Cats finished on top of the ladder, an amazing effort for a club that was being written off by most of the main stream media coming into the year. The problem is, it's been eight years since they won that 2011 flag, and the regular players at the Cats are all ageing. A few will retire after 2020, more in 2021. The Cats are running out of time, and we take a look at what they've done, and what they can do to ensure they have one big final push.We also take a look at the Cats' list build, contracts, free agency, trade and drafting options, as well as who might need to move off the list to make room.

40mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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1hr Trade and Free Agency Special - Every player and club

It's almost trade time! AFL trade and free agency period is almost upon us and we've taken the opportunity to review and discuss every player, from every club, that's been linked to a move this offseason. It's short and sharp, perfect for you to get the 411 on it all before players start moving.

58mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Adelaide Crows List 2019 - Stale Crows need more changes to fly

Adelaide already had a huge task ahead to make the finals, and ultimately missed out. They have look flat for some time though, often beating down on lesser sides, then being flattened against the top squads. The Crows had a good offseason in 2018, but need more of the same in 2019 to move forward. The Crows need change. We take a look at Adelaide's list build, contracts, free agency, trade and drafting options, as well as who might need to move off the list to make room.

40mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Fremantle Dockers List 2019 - Unstable docking distracts Fremantle from real issues

We recorded this episode prior to the news of Ross Lyon and Steve Rosich leaving the club, but as you'll find when listening, instability was one of the key problems we found when assessing Fremantle and the list.We also take a look at the Fremantle's list build, contracts, free agency, trade and drafting options, as well as who might need to move off the list to make room.

48mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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AFL Draftees you need for your Fantasy Keeper League + the state of veteran contracts

As there are still 3 teams outside the 8 that are a realistic chance of the final spot in finals, we will only be releasing one list review podcast this week (Fremantle). In its place will be a fantasy draft podcast for @SpoilersFc, and any other keeper leaguers. We'll also cover the state of veteran contracts as well as some recent news.

41mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #20