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Hopefully he stays for a couple more years at least. I don't want a drawn out trade like with jeremy cameron. It might be pick 2 and Kelly for pick 1 and norths 2022r1. If we get pick 2 from Collingwood, it will be bumped down to pick 3 after Collingwood match bid on daicosOr it means with all the spare cap with the players that have left past season that they could redo Greene’s contract to take advantage.
He’s a free agent if he opts out of his option, we’d get a first rounder after our own pick if he walks.Hopefully he stays for a couple more years at least. I don't want a drawn out trade like with jeremy cameron. It might be pick 2 and Kelly for pick 1 and norths 2022r1. If we get pick 2 from Collingwood, it will be bumped down to pick 3 after Collingwood match bid on daicos
But if I asked you who would be harder to replace in our current list out of kelly and cogs....?He’s a free agent if he opts out of his option, we’d get a first rounder after our own pick if he walks.
tbh $1m back in the cap and a third first rounder not a bad result
I actually believe that the KPD issue is overstated for the reasons you state.By my thinking, we have 8 KPDs on the books - Davis, Taylor, Haynes, Keeffe, Buckley, Stein, Buntine & Fleeton.
That ignores Idun, putting him in with the medium/small defenders, which by my view also total 8: Ash, Cumming, Idun, Reid, Kennedy, Wehr, Brown & Shaw.
That also ignores guys such as Perryman & Whitfield who play in defence at times.
So the issue is not a shortage of KPDs (or defenders more generally) on the books, just the massive injury toll with 4 out - any club will struggle with that toll.
Last trade/draft period we went with Fleeton, who to mine is closer to a Haynes replacement than a fist or second KPD, and not really able to replace Keeffe/Davis.
So the question is, do we select someone in the MSD with a view to extra backup in a position of shortage ... but then what do we do at end of year? Do we look at a delisted back - such as Macreadie or Goddard - to provide an injection of someone experienced, or go for someone who has just missed on recent drafts like Jack Johnston, Dyson Hilder (SA) or Daniel Sparks-Fahey (SA)? Or are we prepared to thrown HH and/or Riccardi back if required (noting we still have Briggs & Flynn who could play forward if we're really short of bodies. An interesting question for the club to ponder.
For the ease of demonstrating my point on numbers I ignored the ''middle category'' (able to take tall & small), into which you could put Buntine, Idun ... and possibly Haynes & Fleeton too. My point with Idun taking tall & small, though, is that I haven't seen him jump much ... or at all from recollection. He seems to do everything at ground level, hence why I categorised him as I did. But he may get the job this week, or Buntine. If Richmond bring in a third tall in CCJ, though, I'd hope we would consider Riccardi to be a closer match in height (and also inexperienced) rather than use Bunts at 11 cm shorter!I actually believe that the KPD issue is overstated for the reasons you state.
Only difference, I see Idun as a a defender who can take tall or small. He seems to get the 3rd tall. He'd struggle with a genuine key forward though. He'll probably get 1 this week though.
With our injuries, not adverse to picking up a state league key defender in the MSD.
Short term solution for a short term problem.
He could warm the seat up!It's a no Faheys club, were only allowed one
I do agree, but you always have to manage numbers within a balanced list - which is why getting Fleeton last year when we'd lost Corr to my mind unbalanced our numbers (and agreeing with you that Stein is limited). We've now got a compounded problem for next year that one of our true KPDs in Keeffe will be sidelined for the whole year.My issue is less so stocks, but more so quality youth in the KPD spots, or even quality depth. Stein and Buntine are not guys you want in the AFL side really, and Davis/ Keeffe aren't getting any younger, I think we should be looking for replacements, whether that's through trading or drafting