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    Traded Orazio Fantasia [traded with #73 to Port for #29 and 2021 R3]

    Nah a large base of Port supporters were adamantly against recruiting him at ANY price. Look here for dozens of examples: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/orazio-fantasia.1251413/
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    Prediction The next four-club player

    We don’t really know why he left Essendon - he stated he wasn’t going to make it public, but wanted a fresh start and thought about it for weeks before he made his decision. After walking out on two clubs already I am not convinced that he will retire a Blue.
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    Essendon 2021

    That’s a rather negative take. If I was to do that for hawthorn I’d say that one is a completely one dimensional inside mid who’s game seriously diminished when put beside a better inside mid, another is a 22 year old kpf who is still in and out of the side and who only averaged 0.6 goals per...
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    Prediction The next four-club player

    Eh Saad only played his first game for Essendon in 2018. He might not of won a final, but his first two seasons were at least decent with 24 wins. If he was at Carlton he would of won only 9 games in the same period. He jumped ship after only one bad season, but we finished only half a game...
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    Contracted Josh Dunkley [OOC 2022]

    Essendon are probably a top 5 favourite for the spoon next season. A top 10 pick last year and potentially a top 5 this year is way too much for a player that hasn’t even made the AA team. That trade would make him one of the most expensive players of all time. He’s just not worth that...
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    Your clubs 26 and under side

    Your posting is just really boring though. You have said the same thing a bunch of times without adding anything new to the thread. Yeah we get it - you don't rate the Bomber's 26 and under team, but you don't need to post that ten times. It just lowers the quality of the thread for everyone.
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    2021 Wooden Spoon

    Fair enough mate. I don't particularly rate your young players like Florent, Hayward, Rowbottom or Blakey yet either and would prefer McGrath or Ridley to any of them. Heeney is only 7 months younger than Merrett so didn't include him. We had Ridley win our B&F and Mcgrath, Parish and Langford...
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    2021 Wooden Spoon

    You have gone into the Cox thread on the Bombers board for those quotes. And most of those are from draft night - not really surprising to see supporters excited for the new kids then is it?
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    It doesn't bother me that Wright didn't play last season. For whatever reason they preferred Sam Day, and he didn't exactly set the world on fire. It is rare for two 202cm kpfs to work well together and Ben King is always going to get games ahead of Wright. I was slightly wrong about Mcgovern...
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    I agree it is one area Dodoro never properly addressed. But I still wouldn't overpay for Dunkley.
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    Love that Carlton arrogance after barely finishing ahead of the Bombers and GC. Yes it's true they played Sam Day instead of Wright and he kicked a massive 12 goals in 17 games. But I can understand why you think Carlton is so above Wright with superstars like Casboult and McGovern running...
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    Thanks it means a lot. Feel free to call Peter Wright a massive spud with players like Casboult, McGovern and McKay kicking even less goals than him. Enjoy. And I am glad you are not our list manager. Paying two top 10 picks for Dunkley would of been negligent. He is not Dangerfield, and has...
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    You said he was short and implied his clearances per game would stop him being a dominant inside mid. I simply pointed out that he is actually average height and those clearance stats don't mean much so early into his career, as you can see if you compare them to players like Setterfield...
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    Who is our best small defender now that Saad is gone? Was definitely the right decision getting him for cheap, and Carlton were prepared to pay pick 8 for him, so teams clearly rate him highly. Smith won our b&f, broke tackling records and had a high defensive work rate. Wouldn't really call him...
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    Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

    Who cares if Caldwell isn't a big bodied inside beast? He can be an important piece of the puzzle, and that's good enough. You say it's a massive failure that Essendon didn't get Dunkley or anyone similar, but the fact is we are years off challenging, so there is no rush to get one now. We could...
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    2021 Wooden Spoon

    Essendon's list is fairly cooked but here's a few points to keep things in perspective: Ambrose is a capable replacement for Hurley - he's just been injured a lot in recent times. But he is a solid lock down defender option when fit. We are also getting Brand this year and probably another...
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    Contracted Josh Dunkley [OOC 2022, requested a trade to Essendon, didn't get there]

    I would of been upset if one of those picks was our 2021 first, which from what I've heard would of been required. We will most likely have a top 5 pick in that draft and it has some really exciting top end talent. I think there is a good chance we could get a player as good or better than...
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    Club Focus Essendon

    I am not 'ropable' at my club and to explain why I will address some of your points. First please provide a source for your claim that Joe left Essendon because of 'poor medical treatment' - I call bs. Daniher didn't want to be in Melbourne. How is that the clubs fault? The fact is based on his...
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    Traded Adam Saad [traded to Carlton with #48 and #78 for #8 and #87]

    Who knows? Ollie Wines is the type of player Essendon needs so I am glad the question was at least asked. But my point was that we have a huge cap space now to pursue players, which we didn't have when pursuing Wines in the past.
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    Traded Adam Saad [traded to Carlton with #48 and #78 for #8 and #87]

    It is about as empty as Carlton supporters suggesting Saad will walk into the national draft only for them to use the same pick Essendon wanted in the first place. Laughable. And who knows who Essendon might be able to lure with a North style war chest. Maybe Dunkley this year, maybe Cripps...