Phantom Drafts

2020 AFL Women’s season review: St Kilda

ST KILDA’S inaugural AFL Women’s season saw the newcomers bring football back to Moorabbin in 2020, and very nearly ended with an unlikely finals berth. Led by a trio of co-captains in Rhiannon Watt, Kate Shierlaw, and Cat Phillips, the Saints notched two very impressive wins on the way to a 2-4 record, combining experience […]

2019 Draft Central Phantom Draft

THE 2019 AFL National Draft is just a couple of days away and it is clear that trying to work out which clubs favour which players is incredibly difficult given the evenness of the draft crop outside the first round. Even inside the first round, preferences will play a huge role in where players go […]

2018 AFL Draft Central Phantom Draft

WE are now just three days away from the first pick being called in the 2018 AFL National Draft, and at AFL Draft Central, we have put our heads together and put forward our Phantom Draft, based on how some of the picks can fall. A few things to note: The pick numbers are different […]

Matt Balmer’s 2017 Phantom Draft

Well it’s been a strange season. As they say – you’re only as good as your last Phantom Draft. With one of the more even top 10s in recent years, clubs have varying draft boards and it makes for another unpredictable draft night. The depth of the 2017 draft isn’t as strong as last year […]

Matt Balmer’s 2017 early Phantom Draft

IT IS just over a month until AFL clubs will meet at Sydney Showgrounds for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft. At the conclusion of trade week, Matt Balmer predicts who will go where inside the first round, in his 2017 early Phantom Draft. Pick 1: Brisbane – Luke Davies-Uniacke Inside Midfielder (Dandenong Stingrays/Vic Country) 08/06/1999 […]

Matt Balmer’s 2016 Phantom Draft

Well draft time is upon us. It’s certainly been a big year – I’ve spent just shy of 300 hours watching football this season and it is one of the most even drafts for a long time. The depth of the 2016 draft is a big strength and clubs with multiple late picks should be […]

October 2016 AFL Draft Central Phantom Draft

Our AFL Draft scouts have seen over 200 games combined in 2016 and will give you some of the best analysis online in the lead up to November 25th’s NAB 2016 AFL Draft. For the purpose of the draft, we filled all clubs lists up to the maximum of 40 on the primary list. As […]