That will only work if we have the draft picks available by delistings or trades.Pick 18 will be traded out for a heap of later picks, 2nds and 3rds.
We wouldn’t have any where near enough room in the cap.Latest article on AFL.com suggests Dusty wants out of Melbourne and to a non-fishbowl existence...should we make the enquiry?
Yep, would definitely prefer 27 year old free agent Angus Brayshaw who plays a role of definite need ie. elite 2 way running balanced mid than Dusty who will be turning 32 years of age mid next season.Not sure he really suits our needs. Brayshaw might be better
I believe we can match Ashcroft with 4 picks (if we have the right picks/points).Which is an interesting point for people to remember - we need to have open list spots corresponding to the number of live picks we want to count towards Ashcroft and Fletcher.
Some of that may be by delisting and re-listing players, but that's always a risk (cf: Greenwood, Hugh) and we've already been pretty aggressive in doing so with marginal guys already.
Not sure if this was cleared up elsewhere but can’t you only take as many picks to the draft as list spots available? There would have to be a fair few delisting for this to occurI believe we can match Ashcroft with 4 picks (if we have the right picks/points).
We would still have 3 late draft picks after matching, and could trade pick/s back in for future pick/s, depending where the bid comes for Fletcher.
Maybe. I'd imagine Riley Thilthorpe didn't care too much since he got to play for his favourite team and didn't have to move interstate. That might be worth more to him than $10k.Yep, when you think about it if a team bid on Ashcroft at 1 and we matched the player they took at number 2 would probably be a bit miffed knowing he was 2nd choice and could have been the number 1 selection and also picked up the IIRC 10K he would have got from NAB for that honour.
That is correct.Not sure if this was cleared up elsewhere but can’t you only take as many picks to the draft as list spots available? There would have to be a fair few delisting for this to occur
Yep, that's my point too.Not sure if this was cleared up elsewhere but can’t you only take as many picks to the draft as list spots available? There would have to be a fair few delisting for this to occur
He is. I don't mind. He's complete professional and doesn't get overly emotionally invested like many do. Unlike most others who are all about themselves he's a total team player who always does the team thing. He's a rare best who can totally commit without punishing himself over it if it doesn't work out.You'd hope so. But word is that Neale is very much about Neale. It's all a business to him. Nothing wrong with that.
Because the northern academy clubs were trading their high picks for multiple low picks to match bids, and some clubs whinged, because they didn’t get in on the trades and benefit from moving up the draft.I know it’s been the rule for a couple of years but I don’t get why you can only take the number of picks that you have spaces. What does it matter? If you don’t use those picks, everyone moves up. It all comes out in the wash.
The McStay one is fascinating.Lots of variables.
Ashcroft and Fletcher have to nominate as FS. If so, probably 1,20 are close to worst case scenario.
What is happening with McStay? Possibly end of first round compo if (I hope not) he leaves
Other potential trades either way
I’m hoping we have the nominal 18th pick
Any other first round compos/priority picks, that may push us back
In others words, let’s wait and see how things pan out