List Mgmt. 2019 Trade & Free Agency Thread V2

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Luke72

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Talk of Majak maybe not making it back is so ******* sad to me. Would be a massive tragedy if he doesn't get back for at least one more game.
I was at the game where he did his hammy and it looked a whole lot worse to me. It might just have been the gravity of the situation. He had been looking really good up to that point.
 

big_e

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Reckon a few people are being too harsh on Durdin. Still played fewer than 20 games, not sure what people expect at this stage.

That said, happy to pick up Walker. At worst, he can come in and do a decent job to cover injuries, while putting pressure on McKay and Durdin to perform. Or he may just be the really solid key defender we need to replace Thompson, all at a bargain price.
 

leighlee13

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I would rather we had given Thompson another year than pick up Walker.
Pick the best 20-22 year old key defender available. That way we have a mature body, more cover down back and potentially a player who could be apart of our future. That makes more sense to me than wasting a spot for an average footballer who will be nothing more than a stop gap.


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Thompson didn't want to play another year. I would rather pick up Walker who has shown what he is capable of if McKay and Durdin aren't up to it yet/at all. I also pray nothing happens to Robbie.
 

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Sorry. I'm dumb. Where are we at with draft picks? Off the senior list is Thompson, Hrovat, Wright and Watson but Bonar and Zurhaar go on. So does that leave us with just 2 live picks?
 

Rusty Buckets

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I posted previously in this thread that I liked the look of a kid named Coughlan for Werribee. You can't tell me there isn't someone in the state leagues worth a go. After all, it was Thompson's pathway and Spud'S too IIRC.
 

Marstermind

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I think we had one extra spot
So we take Walker as a DFA and that's the extra spot. And we go to the draft with #26 and #27 but pass on #47 and #50 even though we traded in #50 from Melbourne?

I honestly really don't get a lot of the draft stuff at the end of the year so don't hold this against me. I swear, I'm asking honest questions. But assuming I'm on track here, then getting Walker as a DFA looks really irresponsible. Nothing against Walker - I reckon he would be handy depth as a rookie pick. But missing the finals 3 years on the trot, finishing 13th and investing only two picks in any national draft doesn't add up.

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Le Grille

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So we take Walker as a DFA and that's the extra spot. And we go to the draft with #26 and #27 but pass on #47 and #50 even though we traded in #50 from Melbourne?

I honestly really don't get a lot of the draft stuff at the end of the year so don't hold this against me. I swear, I'm asking honest questions. But assuming I'm on track here, then getting Walker as a DFA looks really irresponsible. Nothing against Walker - I reckon he would be handy depth as a rookie pick. But missing the finals 3 years on the trot, finishing 13th and investing only two picks in any national draft doesn't add up.

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It tells me we have something planned for 26 and 27, or that we will wait till rookie draft
 

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guapo

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Apologies if I'm labouring the issue ... I was attempting to make the point that had Waitey played on, Larkey may well have been on the periphery or playing for Old Trinity now. Even following Waite's retirement, Brad was reluctant to play Larks in a forward line with Brown.
Spot on RB, totally agree
 

The acurate one

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Which is what The acurate one has been saying, and I'm of the same view.

Some people actively want Majak to not get up. And never have wanted him to get up.
Yep, but I will say and no doubt you're the same. I hope Ben can turn it around. Ben needs to listen to his coaches.

On Majak , the hammy wasn't serious , they figured he'd done more than expected and deserved a rest.

Will add though he is nervous about whether he can get back to where he was. Understandable of course.
 

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Sorry. I'm dumb. Where are we at with draft picks? Off the senior list is Thompson, Hrovat, Wright and Watson but Bonar and Zurhaar go on. So does that leave us with just 2 live picks?
If Marstermind thinks he's dumb, the rest of us are completely f’ed.
 

Groin guru

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Sorry. I'm dumb. Where are we at with draft picks? Off the senior list is Thompson, Hrovat, Wright and Watson but Bonar and Zurhaar go on. So does that leave us with just 2 live picks?
1993: 2 live picks
1997: 2 live picks
2003: 2 live picks
2010: 2 live picks
2018: 2 live picks

1925: Don Watson
2003: Ash Watson
2016: Dec Watson
2019: *** Watson ???
 

The Y Factor

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So we take Walker as a DFA and that's the extra spot. And we go to the draft with #26 and #27 but pass on #47 and #50 even though we traded in #50 from Melbourne?

I honestly really don't get a lot of the draft stuff at the end of the year so don't hold this against me. I swear, I'm asking honest questions. But assuming I'm on track here, then getting Walker as a DFA looks really irresponsible. Nothing against Walker - I reckon he would be handy depth as a rookie pick. But missing the finals 3 years on the trot, finishing 13th and investing only two picks in any national draft doesn't add up.

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All reasonable thoughts but nothing to worry about.

- I’m assuming they are looking to trade up in the draft for sure -package up whichever picks to get higher in the draft. Another club may need pics for academy or father sons or just extra picks in that range.
- teams usually go ‘best available’ if Walker is better than their options at 50 - bingo
- If the 50 got the other trade done - deal , they are always looking steps ahead

Walker may not happen and it could be Murray!

It’s all just about filling needs and best available option within the rules - of which they are getting more complicated!
 

Footywizard

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I'm really surprised we don't delist Ben Jacobs and move him to the rookie list.
I'd be surprised if he wouldn't accept that considering his situation. Without knowing anything I doubt he plays again.
 

Snake_Baker

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People are being a bit narrow minded with B-Mac.

He missed opportunities due to Thommo & Tazz doing so well, then Majak got in and finally got going, then when Maj got injured he got his shot this year under an absolutely idiotic game plan that made the entire backline look bad, before succumbing to pneumonia resulting in a long layoff. Then when he got back, Durdin had grabbed the spot.

As for whether he "want to be an afl FOOTBALLER", the bloke has done non club related off season training every year mate. There's nothing wrong with his application or his ability. He just needs to sharpen up his smarts (experience) and get a chance for a game in the seniors.

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Heaps of fun

Put something on the table.
 
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