Agree that both Cerra & LDU will have 200+ game careers and will be good players but will they become the type of players we want from top 5 talent ?Cerra is still very much potential to me. I think he'll get there, with both him and LDU having huge ceilings, but have to rate them clearly below those others for now. Of course, a lot can change in the space of a year so we could all have different answers by the end of this season
He’s only finished top 3 in a b&f. You make him sound like someone that is a fringe best 22 player.Cerra is still very much potential to me. I think he'll get there, with both him and LDU having huge ceilings, but have to rate them clearly below those others for now. Of course, a lot can change in the space of a year so we could all have different answers by the end of this season
Nah I don't think soTipping the daylight disappears this year.
Thought the same of Petracca - who like LDU struggled with injuries early in his career. I will be surprised if there is daylight between Cerra, Rozee, Walsh and LDU. Rowell and Smith do look amazing however.Nah I don't think so
I think LDU will be a good solid player but he doesn't belong in the conversation with the other mentioned 5. You could have them in any order as they all look like being absolute elite players.
I see LDU having a career similar to Cunnington. A very good player but a drop down from the top level players
you could be right and I could be wrong, time will tell I guess. I actually rate Cerra & Rozee as the most damaging players out of all of themThought the same of Petracca - who like LDU struggled with injuries early in his career. I will be surprised if there is daylight between Cerra, Rozee, Walsh and LDU. Rowell and Smith do look amazing however.
I asked about his 6 games.By the end of this season, which is when any potential trade will happen, Jackson will have shown everyone else in the comp what we already know - that he can play multiple positions on the field including ruck, key forward, half forward and wing. The main reason he didn’t play more than six games last year is because he injured his hamstring, but he’ll play 22 games this year and show his capability and there is no way that after that we would accept Cerra in a straight swap for him knowing what his potential is as a key position player with freak athleticism, as good as Cerra is, because it’s a lot harder to find another Luke Jackson than it is another Adam Cerra.
I’m not sure what exactly upset you so much about my implication that the Dees would want more than Cerra for Jackson but facts are that athletic and tall key position players are generally considered to be more valuable than midfielders, and the market naturally values potential over a small amount of exposed form when it comes to second to fourth year players unless they’re already elite, which neither Jackson nor Cerra would qualify as yet. Whether that’s right or wrong is another thing, but I can guarantee that Cerra would not satisfy a trade for Jackson if the Dockers were trying to get him, which was the context for my original post. We took a huge risk selecting Jackson and the recruiters copped a lot of sh*t for it from fans and 12 months later Dees fans have unanimously changed their minds on Jackson based on how unique he’s shown himself to be. Wouldn’t make sense to give him up for Cerra now, esp considering our glut of midfielders. As skilled as Cerra is he’d be forced into a role at the Dees which is less valuable than what Jackson will provide as one of our few tall prospects . Not a slight against him, there just aren’t many midfielders we’d accept as a straight swap for Jackson.
Of course if Jackson goes off the rails like Hogan and we’re looking to force him out and rip Freo off before they notice something is wrong, we’d jump at it.
Mate you’re the one who got so incredibly upset about one inoffensive statement, I don’t think I’m the one with the issues here.I asked about his 6 games.
You respond with a jumble of predictions "by the end of the season", an incorrect assumption about talls worth more than mids, and some unrelated crap about Jesse Hogan.
Pretty much encapsulates everything wrong with bf.
I think in the not to far future you would live to regret that trade. Am i bias not at all. I follow all teams young blokes and hope they all succeed but i think we just might have a cracker in LDU.I would actually love Cerra but it would be a shame for Freo he has done the hard yards there stick around lad. I also rate Brayshaw a lot higher than most. He is going to be a great great player for Freo. Pick 2 to high not in my opinion at all.If I am Freo and Cerra wanted to go to North, I would be asking for North's first pick, not LDU.
Will Hayes even be on Ports list in 2022 ?Cerra is a super talent I'm sure every Vic club would be making inquires or they should be.
Freo have really recruited well in recent yrs and are building a very good list.
I know Cerra had a really good relationship with Sam Hayes but that's not going to make any difference unfortunately it's obvious home our stay with Freo.
DOCKERS OFFER LONG-TERM DEAL TO YOUNG STAR
FREMANTLE has moved to lock in young gun Adam Cerra, with the Dockers offering the emerging midfielder a four-year contract extension.
Cerra looms as one of the club's priority re-signings this season as he enters his fourth year at the club. His contract expires at the end of the year, with the Victorian remaining on the radar of clubs in his home state.
But the Dockers have put forward the long-term offer, which mirrors the tenure accepted by Andrew Brayshaw at the end of last season and would keep Cerra in purple until at least the end of 2025 when he would qualify as a free agent.
Brayshaw (No.2 overall) and Cerra (No.5) were selected at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.
The 21-year-old has been a constant member of Fremantle's line-up since joining the club, missing only three games in the past three seasons and last year playing every game under new coach Justin Longmuir.
The classy ball-user is settled in Perth with his partner, and is considered a huge part of the Dockers' climb up the ladder.
Cerra, who has not been in a rush to re-sign, is expected to feature this season as an inside midfielder, having been a regular wingman last year as well as stints across half-back and half-forward in his career so far. - Callum Twomey
He won't leave, why would you, Freo on the up and up and lol Fremantle list manager should be sacked if he went for that.Given the Hawks will finish bottom 4 this season, their first pick with Freo's first 2nd rounder going back Hawthorn's way for Cerra seems like a fair deal.