List Mgmt. 2020 Trade Thread.....

the Ziebull

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There is no indication either kelly or whitfield will be gettable because GWS has afl backing to keep their foundation superstars. Collingwood on the other hand is vulnerable and will have to make a decisions on the big 3. Grundy and Moore are key position structural player that are very difficult to replace. De Goey as good as he is does not have the same value. He is not as a consistent match winner like Martin. We can swoop in with a 5 x 1.5 offer and it's a done deal. At a new club, he is no longer a luxury player but a hired top gun, he has to perform to justify his price tag. Humans are funny creature, quite often greatness is achieved when you are forced to do something and not being too comfortable.
Gws always loses at least 1 best 22 player each year

With the amount of blokes out of contract again that are in their 22 it is bound to happen again

Question is do they lose a few in the lower part of their 22 or just lose 1 superstar like Kelly, Whitfield or Williams

Is Kelly/Whitfield finally ready to come home and set themselves up for the rest of their lives
 

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Snake_Baker

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Gws always loses at least 1 best 22 player each year

With the amount of blokes out of contract again that are in their 22 it is bound to happen again

Question is do they lose a few in the lower part of their 22 or just lose 1 superstar like Kelly, Whitfield or Williams

Is Kelly/Whitfield finally ready to come home and set themselves up for the rest of their lives
How boogie are you gunna get next year tZ?

2 x 1st rounders, guns coming OOC and star kids in the draft.

I'm looking forward to it.
 

roos_fanatic08

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I’d be keeping a close eye on Jye Caldwell, Xavier O’Halloran and Jackson Hately from GWS, with Ward returning from injury and then picking up Green there will be even more competition for spots.

Hately in his first year was particularly impressive, strong bodied inside/outside mid that was ultra consistent in the NEAFL. (He was actually one of the reasons why Bonar wasn’t getting midfield time)
 

TennisPlayerAndy

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I’d be keeping a close eye on Jye Caldwell, Xavier O’Halloran and Jackson Hately from GWS, with Ward returning from injury and then picking up Green there will be even more competition for spots.

Hately in his first year was particularly impressive, strong bodied inside/outside mid that was ultra consistent in the NEAFL. (He was actually one of the reasons why Bonar wasn’t getting midfield time)
Aaand they’ll be traded for more early picks and this f’ed up carousel will just keep on spinning.
 

Rooboys Rool

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Whilst I hope Rhyce can get the best out of every single one of our players next year, chances are that some will not meet the required standard and will be out the door at the end of 2020. And it might be players that we wouldn't expect, so I won't be surprised if our 2020 trade period ends up being far different to what anyone expects 10 months out.

FWIW, my hope for best case next year is Melbourne give us a top 4 pick, then we package up our first (pick 19 after winning the flag :) ), Essendon's second and other picks as required (which might include picks for players we've traded out) for another top 10 pick. Supplement that with a few picks in the 40s/50s - with all the academy & F/S picks next year, the clubs with those will stockpile picks in the 20s - 40s, so picks in the 50s will probably end up in the 30s anyway after bid matching occurs.

But I think it's more likely that Melbourne will be not far off the 8 next year, so we might trade our two firsts for an established player, then try to use Essendon's second and other picks to trade back into the first round. IMO it's going to be which pick Melbourne gives us that will ultimately determine our plans for end of next year.

On the free agents, the one I think we should chase hard is Zac Williams. We should chase Whitfield too, but GWS haven't lost too many players they really want to keep. So we should shake the tree, force up Whitfield's price, then snag a free player lower down the tree that would still fit really well into our team.
 

speedy

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The final ladder positions in 2020 is going to have a huge bearing on what we can get out of our draft hand. Not only where north and melbourne finish but also the other teams with academy picks. I don't want us trading picks for players. Get 2 picks in the top 10 and try to snag what ever free agents we can.
 

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the Ziebull

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I’d be keeping a close eye on Jye Caldwell, Xavier O’Halloran and Jackson Hately from GWS, with Ward returning from injury and then picking up Green there will be even more competition for spots.

Hately in his first year was particularly impressive, strong bodied inside/outside mid that was ultra consistent in the NEAFL. (He was actually one of the reasons why Bonar wasn’t getting midfield time)
Caldwell would be nice to add to our young gun mids

Hoping he doesn’t get games this year and we can get him home relatively cheap
 

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