The Demons have yet again asked the AFL for the priority pick in the national draft.
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Melbourne have asked the AFL for a priority selection in this year’s national draft.
The Demons pushed for a priority pick last season after recording just two wins, but were turned down by the AFL Commission.
The club confirmed late Monday, just a day after its worst performance under Paul Roos, that it would make the same request again for “special assistance”.
“I can confirm that the Melbourne Football Club has today lodged a submission with the AFL for special assistance under ‘Rule 19’ for a priority selection in the 2014 National Draft,” Melbourne chief executive, Peter Jackson, said in a statement.
“This is now a matter for the AFL Commission to consider and because of that, we won’t be making any further comment.”
The AFL have changed its rules governing the allocation of priority picks in 2012.
Instead of looking purely at a club’s win-loss record, the league takes into account various factors such as injuries and finals appearances.
Melbourne were comprehensively beaten by Greater Western Sydney by 64-points on Sunday, despite the fact the Giants had just one fit player on the bench for the entirety of the second half.
Coach Paul Roos labelled the performance “embarrassing” and that the team were not of “AFL standard”.