2021 Trade/Free Agent Targets

Throw all the money at?

  • Josh Kelly

    Votes: 8 14.3%
  • Merrett

    Votes: 20 35.7%
  • Kelly and Merrett

    Votes: 24 42.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 7.1%

  • Total voters
    56

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Strapping Young Lad

previously grumbleguts
Apr 19, 2006
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I mean, I know it’s hard for some people, but can we not do the “we need to trade into the first round” thing in here.

😞

It's also not the thread to discuss current Hawthorn players and if they are in form or not, and whether they’re tradeable.

Trade targets. Trade targets. Trade targets.

That means players at other clubs, and our interest in them going forward.
 

Bardo State

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Nov 21, 2010
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Must go for both Dylan Williams and Sam Hayes from Port. Hard to get a game there and we’re both highly touted juniors.
Both the SA backup rucks Hayes and Strachan seem to be dominating the SANFL. Hayes is 21 and extended his contract to the end of 2023 earlier this year so seems committed.
 

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VandoHawk

Premiership Player
Oct 2, 2014
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Both the SA backup rucks Hayes and Strachan seem to be dominating the SANFL. Hayes is 21 and extended his contract to the end of 2023 earlier this year so seems committed.
Strachan is out of contract and would be 26 at the end of this year. Could even get him as a DFA. No idea if he's any good but that's still a pretty good age for ruck depth. Hayes obviously more ideal but probably not obtainable.
 

AlwaysHawks15

Club Legend
Nov 12, 2014
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Disagree. The guy was one of the main instigators of their fightback Friday night. Is an elite talent and has amazing agility. Part of the reason Richmond have been able to stay on top because guys like Bolton are fullfilling their potential. Thats the way i see it.
 

Lickmesocks

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Oct 2, 2019
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We have had over the past 3-4 years some players we have either given them a farewell tour and or paying others more than they would normally get with our list profile.

We really should be in a position now to attack free agency and pay what is needed to secure a few big names without worrying about key players falling out the other side.
 

TylerDurden

Premium Platinum
Mar 5, 2007
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We have had over the past 3-4 years some players we have either given them a farewell tour and or paying others more than they would normally get with our list profile.

We really should be in a position now to attack free agency and pay what is needed to secure a few big names without worrying about key players falling out the other side.
As ive said for a while now, soon we'll find out if it was Wright who was the tight wallet, or it really is Clarko.
 

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HODGEYROAD

Brownlow Medallist
May 10, 2007
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We will not be paying top dollar for players. We r now invested in the draft. The focus has been the draft the last couple. My feeling is we will get other so called list fillers and experienced players to fill holes in the mean time.
A few more off season Hartigan type recruits too look forward to is it ?
 

Steven Tyler

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Aug 16, 2009
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We will not be paying top dollar for players. We r now invested in the draft. The focus has been the draft the last couple. My feeling is we will get other so called list fillers and experienced players to fill holes in the mean time.
List fillers is a polite way of saying list cloggers

No thanks

Hit the draft by all means, but don’t then trade for “fillers“ who won’t be there when we are challenging

We have enough “list fillers” already
 

TheFourPillars

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May 6, 2009
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List fillers is a polite way of saying list cloggers

No thanks

Hit the draft by all means, but don’t then trade for “fillers“ who won’t be there when we are challenging

We have enough “list fillers” already
We will need those to fill the gaps until our players mature. We are not going to rebuild the list in one or two drafts you need other players to fill the gaps in the mean time
 

Crankyhawk

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Sep 21, 2007
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If they wouldn’t release Dunkley they won’t release Smith. But yes, he’s the type you’d throw the sink at and build a midfield around if there was the slightest sniff. The dogs just happen to have a few such blokes you could build a midfield around .
Throw money at a few and maybe someone gets squeezed out
 

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