You're being disingenuous. We think he will be more than a role player.
We will try to trade our first pick anyway.
We’re set for young talent. A pick downgrade does little for us, and we’re absolutely no guarantee to retain the pick anyway. 12 months development into an extra first round mid is the part of this trade that continues to be overlooked.
Our midfield is currently the worst in the league and the aim this trade and trade period was to add extra players in this area, as realistically going forward all we’ve got for young talented mids are Dow, Fisher and SPS, and the latter two aren’t guaranteed to be playing as permanent midfielders.
Adding Walsh, Setterfield and Stocker does far more for us than a (hypothetical) Top 4 Pick in a weaker draft pool.
dozens of times i have read "we carlton will trade our first pick".
we are in trade week (or pre-draft week, whatever this is) - Who are they going to trade the Adelaide first round draft pick (owned by Carlton) for? Jack Martin, Butler, Papley, Betts, other? Fascinating period coming up
Good luck to Stocker. Seems like a good bloke for all accounts Ive hard hope has a huge season.
Yes, this is a point that may have been overlooked."we will trade our first pick anyway" is what I keep hearing.
So wouldnt that be worth more if it was 1 rather than say 12-14?
Its amazing how many ways blues fans can defend this trade.
The "oh well we didnt want our pick 1 anyway" is the best of them.
The (original)Carlton pick is worth a lot more on the trade market than the (original)Adelaide pick
Are we now in Year 2, of phase 2, of the SOS master-plan?