Jay Clark Discusses The League-Wide Reaction to North Melbourne’s Priority Pick Situation
Jay Clark outlined the current situation out of North Melbourne and the AFL on Dead Set Legends, detailing the assistance the club could receive come the end of the season and how the rest of the league has responded.
“The rival clubs are angry that North Melbourne is looking at potentially not only one huge free kick, two huge free kicks at the end of the year.
“Ryley Sanders, who’s a Tasmanian prospect who has Indigenous heritage… (he’s) enlisted in North Melbourne’s academy.
“Normally if he is picked in the first 40 selections he is free for anyone to take, but what the proposal is is that North Melbourne just basically gets him under the rug.
“He won the Larke Medal as the best player at the national under-18 championships, so this guy is a jet.
“The other issue is a part of this Ben McKay free agency compensation.
“Instead of an end of first round pick, do they get pick three as part of an upgraded assistance (deal)?
“Other clubs are phoning the AFL flat-stick over the past three days saying this can not happen. It’s too big of a boost.”