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Pleasedontfail11

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Just want to thumbs up our 2023 recruits that we got from other clubs. In the end they were the difference this year. They all contributed big time this year. McStay was great in the second half of year, to bad about the grand final. Frampton was amazing rounds 2-16? Especially when he played in the ruck. Mitchell was probably our best all round recruit this year, Markov was a burst of energy across half back and Bobby was a finals specialist, but also great throughout the year.

Pies premiership heroes.

Edit: technically we recruited them in 2022
 
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I posted something along these lines at the time when the last transfer period ended, and Mitchell, Hill, McStay and Frampton came in: "we might look back on this transfer period at the end of this season as a stepping stone to a premiership".

Well, here we are, baby. Every one of those guys - plus Oleg - played crucial roles in getting us first the minor premiership, and then the Cup.
 

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Tippy78

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Just want to thumbs up our 2023 recruits that we got from other clubs. In the end they were the difference this year. They all contributed big time this year. McStay was great in the second half of year, to bad about the grand final. Frampton was amazing rounds 2-16? Especially when he played in the ruck. Mitchell was probably our best all round recruit this year, Markov was a burst of energy across half back and Bobby was a finals specialist, but also great throughout the year.

Pies premiership heroes.

Edit: technically we recruited them in 2022
I was mulling over that myself, what a recruiting move. 100% success rate

1. Mitchell - norm smith votes and HUGE with Adams injured
2. Hill - norm smith
3. Markov all year evolving
4. Mcstay 2 goals a game past 7 or 8
5. Frampton hole plugger to the point of plugging his way to a premiership medal
 

pz5151

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Very strong similarities to 2009 off-season too. We had two clear gaps in that list, an inside midfielder (filled by Luke Ball) and a ruckman (Darren Jolly). It's recruiting to fill holes that usually wins you a flag, not recruiting a superstar on big money. Note for Melbourne haha.
 

Pleasedontfail11

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Very strong similarities to 2009 off-season too. We had two clear gaps in that list, an inside midfielder (filled by Luke Ball) and a ruckman (Darren Jolly). It's recruiting to fill holes that usually wins you a flag, not recruiting a superstar on big money. Note for Melbourne haha.
Yeah totally agree. Although we recruited a few extra on top this year.
Ball=Mitchell
Jolly =Frampton (sort of ended up as awesome ruck cover)
L Brown= McStay (didnt ruck as much as Brown)

Markov and Boby were icing.
 

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