Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud IMO

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Milanista28

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His 2020 off season looks good early, Caldwell, Hind are wins for sure, Wright is a stopgap but is playing his role well enough, Waterman can play, Cox and Perkins have already shown a bit especially Cox. Reid and Eyre doing bits in the VFL. Considering who we lost I think we've come out ok, but early days.
 

dave10

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Cant wait to see how you manage to fu** it up this time!
If (if) they fix the wider club properly this time, they might finally deliver on converting talent into wins.

Talent alone won’t convert to onfield success if culture (standards & accountability), player development, game plans and injury management are not managed successfully. This has been Essendon’s failing for 15 years.

They need another low finish to secure another quality midfielder (inside). Then they should have the bases broadly covered with a 3-5 year horizon of development with young talls and mids in place as the foundation. It has a quality young ruck (Draper) and a strong but young and inexperienced defence. It needed to plug other holes along the way to add further quality and depth.

Will Essendon finally come good? That comes down to whether Xavier Campbell and Josh Mahoney can successfully deliver on the outcomes of Paul Brashers 2020 football review.... That’s it.

Time will tell. We won’t know for a couple of years.
 

citizen-erased

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His 2020 off season looks good early, Caldwell, Hind are wins for sure, Wright is a stopgap but is playing his role well enough, Waterman can play, Cox and Perkins have already shown a bit especially Cox. Reid and Eyre doing bits in the VFL. Considering who we lost I think we've come out ok, but early days.
Im hoping baldwin gets fit and gets a career off the crowd
Forgot all about him draft night.
Ridiculously good talent.
 

Yoda_

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Let's face it. He's a dodo but the list is looking promising. Guys like Caldwell Parish Ridley Merrett are a decent top group.

Wright looks a bargain
I’ve mentioned this a number of times over the years but he you g talent each club brings in is talented, it’s the development our coaching group lacks that ruins these kids. Dodo is just a face and an easy target for people to shoot at to kick the tyres at


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Synth

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As does Hind.

COMFORTABLY has Saad covered this year, at a substantially lower cost.
I wouldn't say comfortably but to give up Saad to bring in pick 8, and then to get Hind effectively for free is a brilliant move.
Both players are 26, so we don't lose anything in age.

This is all assuming Hind stays at this level. Saad has proven his worth over multiple years.
 

Jade

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I wouldn't say comfortably but to give up Saad to bring in pick 8, and then to get Hind effectively for free is a brilliant move.
Both players are 26, so we don't lose anything in age.

This is all assuming Hind stays at this level. Saad has proven his worth over multiple years.
Yeah I don't want to sound like I'm going too hard with the mayo.

Saad is class - we know this, and over the course of the season his class may very well win out in this specific head to head - but I am comfortable that in the small sample size of three rounds in, Hind is performing better than Saad is.

Happy for anyone to correct me here (hard to keep 100% track of it when academy/FS bids are matched), but the totality of Essendon's Hind/Saad deals equals roughly this:

Out: Saad
In: Hind, Reid

The pick exchanges proved effectively moot to Essendon outside that with the Eyre/Brand bid matches.

I mean - they've done EXCEEDINGLY well out of that.
 

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