2022 Gold Coast Draft & Trade periods

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Yeeted Suns

Caleb Graham Metricon Event Crowd Controller
Jun 7, 2018
2,444
4,449
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Gold Coast
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Subiaco Lions
No rival star coming to us, sorry to disappoint.
 

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Big Red Machine

Der Sonnenkönig
Jul 11, 2006
5,107
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Chermside
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Terms like "star" are applied pretty loosely in the AFL.

Ben Long is probably considered a "star".
Just like wrestling really, WWE insists on calling all their performers "Superstars" no matter if it's Brock Lesnar or Madcap Moss.

So doesn't matter if it's Touk Miller or Jason Castagna anymore, Everyone's referred to as a "star"
 

Maybe Tomorrow

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 7, 2019
11,326
29,053
AFL Club
Gold Coast
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Manchester United, All Blacks
Just like wrestling really, WWE insists on calling all their performers "Superstars" no matter if it's Brock Lesnar or Madcap Moss.

So doesn't matter if it's Touk Miller or Jason Castagna anymore, Everyone's referred to as a "star"
And they all seem to be great blokes too. Then they retire and the truth comes out (tbf most of the players probably are good blokes)
 

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Jirik13

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 22, 2018
6,142
8,066
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Gold Coast
Also Suns want to keep Burgess, he wants to stay, a deal on the table.

Constable, Casboult and one more I forgot (Markov or Ace?) - deals probably done within next 2 weeks.

Expect to have an early pick this year (from Rankine deal?).

Moving picks to next year to have similar picks situation like this year.

Up to Fiorini if he wants more opportunity, would need to be compensated, happy for him to stay.
 

Jirik13

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 22, 2018
6,142
8,066
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Gold Coast
So likely we'll try to get a future first out of someone.

Maybe Bowes + 7 for Geelong's future 1st, it's definitely a cap dump but allows us to match early bids on Jed Walter while also allowing us to potentially trade our first pick for a mature aged player.

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It will probably end up to be future 2nd is my uneducated guess.
 

AFLQLD

Premiership Player
Jul 15, 2012
4,114
14,186
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
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There are other teams?
Just my opinion, but I think you guys are now recognising the trap that GWS found themselves in where they had a lot of talent but the whole seemed to be less than the sum of the parts. The cost of keeping that talent together gets too high and offloading it becomes a cycle of continual renewal with high-ish draft picks but not really getting many to the peak mature phase of their careers before they become too expensive or too enticing for other clubs with fat wallets.

I feel Gold Coast have recognised this and are shaping the list the right way now, even if it means losing the likes of Rankine and trading in slightly less talented mature players based on need, but ultimately getting guys like King, Ainsworth, Anderson and Rowell to the peak stage of their careers when they become the experienced core of the team with 150 or more games under their belt. I think that is what mostly wins flags - a hardened core of talent that has developed together over multiple seasons.
 

The Kings Ransom

Club Legend
Aug 30, 2021
2,223
2,737
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Gold Coast
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Just my opinion, but I think you guys are now recognising the trap that GWS found themselves in where they had a lot of talent but the whole seemed to be less than the sum of the parts. The cost of keeping that talent together gets too high and offloading it becomes a cycle of continual renewal with high-ish draft picks but not really getting many to the peak mature phase of their careers before they become too expensive or too enticing for other clubs with fat wallets.

I feel Gold Coast have recognised this and are shaping the list the right way now, even if it means losing the likes of Rankine and trading in slightly less talented mature players based on need, but ultimately getting guys like King, Ainsworth, Anderson and Rowell to the peak stage of their careers when they become the experienced core of the team with 150 or more games under their belt. I think that is what mostly wins flags - a hardened core of talent that has developed together over multiple seasons.
don’t think it’s just been recognised this year. But it’s certainly become more obvious to everyone.
 

Hollow Knight

Imperfect vessel
May 3, 2005
94,969
102,901
Brisbane
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Brisbane Lions
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Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
Tom won’t die wondering.

Makes up for lack of polish with toughness and desire. Take care of him. :)
 

Yeeted Suns

Caleb Graham Metricon Event Crowd Controller
Jun 7, 2018
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4,449
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Gold Coast
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Subiaco Lions
Tom Berry will cost bugger all and is a super likeable human and clubman. If he finds form he's also incredibly fast too with a hard edge. I like our target profile this offseason. It's all about hard edged campaigners.

Whether the trades that get executed mirror my current satisfaction remains to be seen but I like these astute finds by Cameron.
 

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