2020 trade targets

Thetrader15

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Ok, so we didn't get anyone across the line in 2019 and with Grundy off the market, who are we targeting to come to the crows in 2020?

A top line, fast, goal kicking mid would be nice.

How much $ did we free up for them?
 

Peter J

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There’ll be no one of any note. There never is. No need to worry about cap space.

If we trade for anyone it will be a middling role player where we see a hole that needs plugging.

We’ll continue to try and identify and develop future stars via the draft
 
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There’ll be one of any note. There never is. No need to worry about cap space.

If we trade for anyone it will be a middling role player where we see a hole that needs plugging.

We’ll continue to try and identify and develop future stars via the draft
Where we're situated at present I think that's the correct strategy personally, only players we should even consider as "targets" should be 22 or younger IMO with where our list is now?
 

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Where we're situated at present I think that's the correct strategy personally, only players we should even consider as "targets" should be 22 or younger IMO with where our list is now?
That being the case, what age do we limit signing our better players to long term big contracts?
 

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Where we're situated at present I think that's the correct strategy personally, only players we should even consider as "targets" should be 22 or younger IMO with where our list is now?
Absolutely and there was no sarcasm in my post at all.

I think we have an excellent crop of kids right now, they need to be moulded and built from the ground up.

We are also well set for next years draft so need a big slurp from that one too.
 

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Trade for needs, as always - I wouldn’t mind us identifying a young outside mid with speed for us to develop, especially considering the fact that IMO all of Rat (FA), Mackay (retire) and Gallucci (trade) could be gone next year

Any that are under the age of 23 and out of contract?

Going after Hately isn’t necessary a dire need, but would be a nice bonus. I can see Port going hard for him if they feel Wines will request a trade to the Blues
 

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And I think the Razz will be knocking next year . Razz for Gooch swap?
When's he out of contract? Wouldn't be going after him if he's still contracted, Dodoro will ask for an arm and a leg. That's before even considering his IMO worrying injury history

On the young outside speedy types I mentioned above - unknown names I know, but wouldn't mind going after Ben Paton (St K) and Matthew Ling (Syd), even if we can really convince him Narkle from the Cats would be superb

I'd be trying to trade up to get two picks before the Edwards bid, too
 

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It'll be the same as 2019, we may gun for 1-2 recycling projects, but there won't be any big trades.

NGA locked, need to add more high end youth to our side, as well as next year is going to be a rough one is going to prevent us from attracting anyone of note. 2021-2022 we may see it, providing we follow the Brisbane model, and attract good people in GM/SA.
 

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Trade for needs, as always - I wouldn’t mind us identifying a young outside mid with speed for us to develop, especially considering the fact that IMO all of Rat (FA), Mackay (retire) and Gallucci (trade) could be gone next year

Any that are under the age of 23 and out of contract?

Going after Hately isn’t necessary a dire need, but would be a nice bonus. I can see Port going hard for him if they feel Wines will request a trade to the Blues
Hately's versatility is a need. 190cm strong mid than can be a marking option at HF and kick goals.
Similar size to Yeo and a bigger and better version of Caddy.
 

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Hately is the main achievable target we should be persuing.
Not to mention GWS are absolutely stacked with midfield talent, inside and out, and still have the likes of Caldwell and Green waiting in the wings also. He'd be one of the easier ones to pry away for more opportunity straight off the bat.Just hand GWS back their first for him, I'd be pretty content with that.
 

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Not to mention GWS are absolutely stacked with midfield talent, inside and out, and still have the likes of Caldwell and Green waiting in the wings also. He'd be one of the easier ones to pry away for more opportunity straight off the bat.Just hand GWS back their first for him, I'd be pretty content with that.
Or our second. Is he out of contract?
 

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Not to mention GWS are absolutely stacked with midfield talent, inside and out, and still have the likes of Caldwell and Green waiting in the wings also. He'd be one of the easier ones to pry away for more opportunity straight off the bat.Just hand GWS back their first for him, I'd be pretty content with that.
Don't be forgetting Xavier O'Halloran either, he has speed and agility Green and Hately can only dream about.
 

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Or our second. Is he out of contract?
Believe so, don't recall him signing a contract extension. I'm saying GWS first assuming its going to be very close to 16-18 again (or 17-19 given GC have been given 11), and that's before a handful of academy bids.
 

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Slightly digressing I know, but have a gut feel that if Doedee has a good comeback year, Geelong are going to come hard for him. Will want him as their Taylor replacement.


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A 188cm 3rd tall to replace a 195cm KPD when they have just drafted KPD Sam De Koning and have taller options in Mark Blicavs, Jack Henry, Tom Stewart. Jake Kolodjashnij, Mark O'Connor and Lachie Henderson all taller than Doedee? I'm not seeing the Cats being that keen personally.
 
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A 188cm 3rd tall to replace a 195cm KPD when they have just drafted KPD Sam De Koning and have taller options in Mark Blicavs, Jack Henry, Tom Stewart. Jake Kolodjashnij, Mark O'Connor and Lachie Henderson all taller than Doedee? I'm not seeing the Cats being that keen personally.
They have gone pretty hard for ex Geelong Falcons players in recent years.

Amazing (and rather funny) that they haven't won a flag considering all the players they've bought/brought in. I think it's becoming more and more clear now that premiership success is built on the back of a successful draft intake (and subsequent player development) over a 2-3 year period. Brisbane with McCluggage, Berry, Andrews, Hipwood, Rayner, etc look to be next in line.
 

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