Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 11, 2003
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
If Stephens and Young (or Ash or Flanders) are both there at our picks, I would stick with that. If one of those is gone I would consider the pick swap.Plus later bids that would of been eaten up if there was a bid on Henry around 10-14 previous
I guess it all depends on who and where we rate the top players
This is in essence what Cal was insinuating last night. If McAsey is still on the board after Pick 6 (crows pick Stephens) then Geelong will come very hard at freo and blues pick 7-9 or 8-10 (green bid). As you mention, one way to prevent points deficit is to simply evaluate & then pick Henry ourselves or have a pick that is near enough to when the exact bid falls. Would 14 do the job? Maybe. Would we get Robertson then at 17? or vice versa? Maybe. Seems risky and could easily backfire. Interesting thought though.Something eats up points associated with a bid for Henry anyway...it is a matter of: More picks that still give us talent while also preserving all our 2020 picks (no deficit). Would prefer Young, Henry re bid, Robertson and Sharp (and points and picks intact) than to Young and Serong/Stephens and Henry and deficit
Not if the two birds combined equal more than the one. Young and Stephens appear (to me at least) to be must haves. Serong doesn't. Freo don't see much difference between Serong and Robertson. So having Robertson (= to Serong) and then throw in a outside jet like Sharp would seem a better option.A bird in the hand, is worth 2 in the bush
the suggestions I have seen are that Carlton don't have much to trade up with (next 2019 pick 43), but potentially open to trade down if the player they want (Stephens) is gone and McAsey still available to split for a couple of highish picks e.g. with Geelong/GC/HawksCarlton trade up, bid on Henry which we match then they take Young...
I'd almost suggest the punching should be done to the team that trades Carlton the pick. If it's Adelaide for example, and their expecting McAsey at Carlton's pick 9, we could take Stephens at 7 then look at trading 8 to someone chasing McAsey.If Carlton trade ahead of us to grab Young we are going to need do some punching on with them.