List Mgmt. 2021 Trade Targets

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manureid

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Pick 18 is a first rounder and 24 year Goal kicking 202cm Ruckman/Forward with good skills is effectively worth a late first rounder.

Essendon will match any offer we give him, he's their best player and they have a fair bit in their salary cap from all reports. They will try and force a trade.
I dont watch them really, but is he the best they have? Who was the dude who won the anzac medal with like 40 touches? He seemed pretty good.
 

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Yeah, I know 18 plus Ladhams is effectively 2 first rounders. They may match, if they do I don't think we should do the deal.
Again why?

You don't think a 26 year old A grade midfielder with the exact attributes we need joining us when we are in our premiership window is worth a late first rounder and our third string ruckman?
 

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Again why?

You don't think a 26 year old A grade midfielder with the exact attributes we need joining us when we are in our premiership window is worth a late first rounder and our third string ruckman?
For the same reason that a 26 yo A grade midfielder helps us with our current list, their list profile is probably better served continuing to get high end picks that can all come through together. But there again - Dodoro.
 

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Merrett not worth two late first rounders? If anything that is under valuing him. He's a gun.
Correct. Essendon will not let him go without a fight. I'm just thinking of scenarios that could potentially work in a trade situation. Ladhams is about the only player that we'd trade that has significant currency. People get confused between FA and RFA. Merrett is RFA. Essendon can and will match.
 

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Correct. Essendon will not let him go without a fight. I'm just thinking of scenarios that could potentially work in a trade situation. Ladhams is about the only player that we'd trade that has significant currency. People get confused between FA and RFA. Merrett is RFA. Essendon can and will match.
Im almost certain they will match - however as someone mentioned earlier, we wont make an offer unless we are committed to bringing him here either via FA or trade. You don't have a bloke commit to your club just to leave him holding his dick when it all gets too hard.
 

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Essendon have Draper. They don't need a Ruckman. Ladhams wouldnt be involved. My feeling is that if Essendon indicated they would match then we would move on as the price they would ask for would exceed what we would want to give up.

We don't have draft capital. They would request our best players.
 

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The way Ladhams is tracking right now he won't be worth much by the end of the year. If we somehow got Merrett for pick 18 and Ladhams that would be a massive steal for us.

I didn't think it was going to happen but it is starting to smell a bit like the Lobbe situation with Ladhams, he needs to pull his finger out. The biggest disappointment of the year so far. I thought he looked alright in the pre season too.
 

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Essendon have Draper. They don't need a Ruckman. Ladhams wouldnt be involved. My feeling is that if Essendon indicated they would match then we would move on as the price they would ask for would exceed what we would want to give up.

We don't have draft capital. They would request our best players.
Draper has played 10 games. I'd hardly be stamping him as a 10 year ruckman yet.
 

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Question, regarding the rule that you have to use a 1st round draft pick in the draft at least once every two years... does that count if we only got into the first round via the Academy points pick of Lachie Jones in 2020? We didn't use a "true" first round pick. So does that mean our first rounder in 2021 is untradeable?
 

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Essendon wouldn't want Ladhams because aside from Draper, they also have Peter Wright who's effectively a Ladhams clone with more runs on the board. Cannot see who we'd be willing to part ways with to get Merrett here if Essendon match.
 

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Also just saying but I'd rather keep Ladhams. He's still a baby at top level with the amount of games in him and this is his first down period. People writing him off already is just stupid when this is a player who's shown he can get midfield numbers playing in the ruck in AFL footy.
 

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Correct. Essendon will not let him go without a fight. I'm just thinking of scenarios that could potentially work in a trade situation. Ladhams is about the only player that we'd trade that has significant currency. People get confused between FA and RFA. Merrett is RFA. Essendon can and will match.
There is no way that Essendon match if the alternative to free agency compensation is Peter Ladhams and pick 18.

They'd take the top 10 pick compensation.
 

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