2021 draft and trade period

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SnusCG

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I don’t think Dew has been sabotaged in any way, he has put the gun to his own forehead with his inability to see player strengths while getting too focused on weaknesses, his reluctance to move the chess pieces around to see if players have more strings to their bow.

Its finals of bust for Dew and the club has hopefully made that crystal clear
It's genuinely understated how stupid Dew was when he told Lyons he wasn't good enough of a runner to be in our team.

9th in the Brownlow this year (would have been our highest ever poll from anyone other than Ablett), top 3 B&F finishes in a top 4 team and 2x Marcus Ashcroft medals this year.

and he's in the age bracket of players he's crying out for.

Deserves every bit of pressure and more that he's put on himself.
 

The Kings Ransom

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If we couldn’t get mature players in given list spots / salary management then I’m ok with what we did moving assets to the future.

The problem with holding future assets, is they are all off field..

mother clubs are putting their assets on field, we have a significant portion of assets off field.
 

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Iva Bigun

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So Craig Cameron said to wait until after the trade period to judge it, well here we go

as it stands now with us getting Chol, losing Brodie and picks 19 and 22 plus the moving of picks to next year with Collingwood it rates as a D+ to me, no Dixon, no Buddy, no step jump

the only way this becomes a win is if the picks were moved to help get Clarko across the line or we have our eyes on a few players next year we needed points for
 

The Kings Ransom

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So Craig Cameron said to wait until after the trade period to judge it, well here we go

as it stands now with us getting Chol, losing Brodie and picks 19 and 22 plus the moving of picks to next year with Collingwood it rates as a D+ to me, no Dixon, no Buddy, no step jump

the only way this becomes a win is if the picks were moved to help get Clarko across the line or we have our eyes on a few players next year we needed points for
Buddy haha.
 

Sunny_

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Sorry if this is a dumb question but don’t you need to make a minimum 3 selections in the draft..? What’s the plan here..?
Not as specific as this.

For us, we can use pick 3 and pre-select 2 guys from the Academy.

Or we can use pick 3 and put some guys onto the rookie list to the primary list I think?
 

Damo T

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I feel this trade period is a pass.
We managed to keep all required players which is something we have struggled with in our short history. This shouldn't be taken lightly.
Chol is an upgrade that costs us nothing.
We still have an amazing pick in this years draft at pick 3.
We have a strong draft hand in next years draft. Early reports are next years draft will be strong.
We are always going to struggle in attracting A grade talent at this stage and I would of liked the club to land a big fish but looking at the big picture we already have the talent to push for finals. Just need the football gods to give us a break with injuries.Finals are within reach with some luck. GO the SUNS.
 

SUNS

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I still don't understand why Cameron would say judge us at the end after he made the only 2 moves of the trade period?
It's a statement that suggests The Suns were trying to be active
As it stands we could have judged it as soon as the Brodie pick 19 trade was made over a week ago
A bit strange
I rate the moves we made as a pass, however this is also 100% correct. Absolutely perplexed he made such comments without there even being a hint of more trades to follow
 

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GC2015

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no one will ever come out publicly and say they didn’t do the best they could this trade period with the hand they were dealt.

just seems a little off all year Dew and Cameron said we needed more mature 25-30yr olds and leaders etc

And we have done the opposite at crunch time 🤷‍♂️
I'm not saying I'm overly happy with this year's trade period but I will point out that we traded out a 23 year old (Brodie) who plays a position we have plenty of depth and brought in a 25 year old (Chol) who plays a position that we're screaming out for depth in. Cameron's comments about waiting until the end of trade period to judge do seem very odd though.
 

SnusCG

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I'm not saying I'm overly happy with this year's trade period but I will point out that we traded out a 23 year old (Brodie) who plays a position we have plenty of depth and brought in a 25 year old (Chol) who plays a position that we're screaming out for depth in. Cameron's comments about waiting until the end of trade period to judge do seem very odd though.
We didn't lose any players we wanted to keep. By our standard this was our best trade period ever.
 

TheSunGod

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So Craig Cameron said to wait until after the trade period to judge it, well here we go

as it stands now with us getting Chol, losing Brodie and picks 19 and 22 plus the moving of picks to next year with Collingwood it rates as a D+ to me, no Dixon, no Buddy, no step jump

the only way this becomes a win is if the picks were moved to help get Clarko across the line or we have our eyes on a few players next year we needed points for
Maybe he meant wait until after the trade period 2022?
 

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