List Mgmt. 2021 Trade, FA and Draft Chat

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Draft order

LeverPuller

BigFooty Tanker
Jun 23, 2011
34,457
39,663
Q49, Olympic Stand
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Newcastle United Seattle Seahawks

Retired:
Nathan Jones, Neville Jetta

Delisted:
Aaron vandenBerg, Austin Bradtke (CatB), Aaron Nietschke, Jay Lockhart, Kye Declase, Marty Hore

Added:
Luke Dunstan (Unrestricted FA, St Kilda)

List Spots (18/10):
6 (4 main, 2 rookie)
 
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Daemon

Club Legend
Apr 1, 2018
1,546
2,034
AFL Club
Melbourne
Really hope and trust that we won't do anything spectacular at the trade table this year.

Would love to see some contract extensions ala Trac for Oliver and Jackson.
 

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rhaz

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2008
8,275
6,434
AFL Club
Melbourne
If we only draft (don't trade anyone in), and we lose Melksham and Jones, that is a bit of cap relief.

After seeing Woey in the rooms after the game, I wonder if Taj will nominate father-son? It seems like he is fringe to be drafted but it would be nice.
 

Grimesy87

Club Legend
May 22, 2018
2,472
4,888
AFL Club
Melbourne
If we only draft (don't trade anyone in), and we lose Melksham and Jones, that is a bit of cap relief.

After seeing Woey in the rooms after the game, I wonder if Taj will nominate father-son? It seems like he is fringe to be drafted but it would be nice.
Nah, recruiters think pick 40 odd, which means we basically get him for free. Has had a big finish to the year which bumps his value up.

Not sure he will be a gun or not, but he's bloody dedicated to the cause.
 

deeco

Premiership Player
Jun 3, 2012
4,630
5,915
AFL Club
Melbourne
rofl bloody ruthless cutting blokes 2 days after winning the GF... not that any of them really had futures with the club
 

Dory_77

Spec Moderator
Apr 2, 2012
6,378
6,497
AFL Club
Melbourne
rofl bloody ruthless cutting blokes 2 days after winning the GF... not that any of them really had futures with the club
You'd think they'd give them a heads up beforehand, or they probably realise that if they don't have a contract by this point of the season and are well behind in the pecking order...
Still, would be tough to take rn.

Also Nev just retired :'(
 

rhaz

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2008
8,275
6,434
AFL Club
Melbourne
rofl bloody ruthless cutting blokes 2 days after winning the GF... not that any of them really had futures with the club

Goodwin was on Fox earlier talking about it. Exit interviews today, AFL requirement that they're done by Wednesday. Seems like it was out of the club's hands.

Interesting changes and there are guys like Mitch Brown, Daw, Declase likely being kept on?
 

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Fitzey

Painting The Town Red
Jun 2, 2011
8,607
5,249
Tas
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Gold City Royals
Goodwin was on Fox earlier talking about it. Exit interviews today, AFL requirement that they're done by Wednesday. Seems like it was out of the club's hands.

Interesting changes and there are guys like Mitch Brown, Daw, Declase likely being kept on?
Declase deserves to be kept on I think. Will be good to see what he can do with a preseason under his belt. Wonder if Brown might retire?
 

schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
25,363
42,176
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
West Ham United
Goodwin was on Fox earlier talking about it. Exit interviews today, AFL requirement that they're done by Wednesday. Seems like it was out of the club's hands.

Interesting changes and there are guys like Mitch Brown, Daw, Declase likely being kept on?

We don't have a heap of high picks this year (Obviously :drunk:) so they probably would rather keep a few guys on than draft 3 players after 50.
 

LeverPuller

BigFooty Tanker
Jun 23, 2011
34,457
39,663
Q49, Olympic Stand
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Newcastle United Seattle Seahawks
So apart from the delistings Melk is apparently open to a trade but we will see what happens there.

Hard to know what our needs really are - a small defender probably the biggest priority and maybe a developmental KPF?
 

danster168

Club Legend
Apr 29, 2016
2,045
2,068
AFL Club
Melbourne
So apart from the delistings Melk is apparently open to a trade but we will see what happens there.

Hard to know what our needs really are - a small defender probably the biggest priority and maybe a developmental KPF?

I agree. A small defender, with speed. Or a project key defender who is 195cm+ for life after May. A key forward may also be worth it considering McDonald is slowing down, Weideman is hit and miss and brown isn't super young.
 

LarryDavidNeitz

Team Captain
Sep 9, 2020
518
1,514
AFL Club
Melbourne
We're about to start living in a different world where all the Free Agents suddenly want to play for us instead of Geelong or Richmond. Hopefully we use it wisely and sparingly and keep going to the draft and letting Taylor do his thing.
 

rhaz

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2008
8,275
6,434
AFL Club
Melbourne
We're about to start living in a different world where all the Free Agents suddenly want to play for us instead of Geelong or Richmond. Hopefully we use it wisely and sparingly and keep going to the draft and letting Taylor do his thing.

Nah free agents can get stuffed, if they didn't want in before, it's too late now!!! 😂
 

CWaffles

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 10, 2012
5,259
5,772
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Ferrari, Chicago Bulls, NY Giants
We're about to start living in a different world where all the Free Agents suddenly want to play for us instead of Geelong or Richmond. Hopefully we use it wisely and sparingly and keep going to the draft and letting Taylor do his thing.

Is there a list of free agents? anyone worth a look at?
 

Dogga6

Team Captain
May 11, 2021
581
1,112
AFL Club
Melbourne
Think it'll be a fairly quite trade period. Wouldn't be surprised if are just hoping to gain a few more picks to take to the draft.

No one in the Free agent list that really sticks out for our list.
 

TheBoss

Club Legend
Oct 28, 2010
1,119
722
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
The age profile of the list is in good shape. I'd make re-signing key players a priority as I feel a cap squeeze coming soon.

We have 3x million dollar players between Clarry, Trac and Jackson. Sparrow, Bowey, SGTR and Pickett deserve more than what we are paying them now too.
 

Dory_77

Spec Moderator
Apr 2, 2012
6,378
6,497
AFL Club
Melbourne
Keen to do more frantic flipping of future picks because we love that and it usually works out for us.
Might be slightly harder now that teams won't expect us to fall in a heap again, but agree we should look at this. We'll have 4-5 spots on the list to fill and while we've been good with picks between 30-50 of late another late first/early 2nd would be handy.
 

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