Speculation Ben McKay

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Munnez

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Was more thinking one of our 3rds seen as he hasn't been able to cement a spot in your side. We do need a KPD and has been some talk that he might want out.
If we miss on Keath , thought Ben may come under consideration so wanted to gauge what North thinks his value is
 
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Was more thinking one of our 3rds seen as he hasn't been able to cement a spot in your side. We do need a KPD and has been some talk that he might want out.
If we miss on Keath , thought Ben may come under consideration so wanted go gauge what North thinks his value is
He was out first round pick a few years ago, and is a good mark and could good become a very good KPP in time. I wouldn't want anything less than a mid 20s pick, otherwise we keep him.
 

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He was out first round pick a few years ago, and is a good mark and could good become a very good KPP in time. I wouldn't want anything less than a mid 20s pick, otherwise we keep him.
Happy to give up a less than mid second for him if GCS somehow found one.
 

Munnez

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We have 3 3rds so might trade up to get a pick. A lot will depend on what happens with Keath for the Dogs
 

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named in the bests 4 times in 2019 (VFL) is a million miles off the pace, doesn't mean he cannot get there, but is unlikely. Spent four full seasons on the list and is contracted until 21.

Reckon he might want out , just quietly.
 

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He was out first round pick a few years ago, and is a good mark and could good become a very good KPP in time. I wouldn't want anything less than a mid 20s pick, otherwise we keep him.
First round shmirst round, he was taken with pick 21. You’re essentially saying that he should have the same value as when he was drafted despite only playing 4 games in 3 years. There’s no way to justify that.
 

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North have traditionally been very good at drafting and developing big guys.
If he can't make it at North, the issue may be more him.
Maybe North are just too good at developing tall players, and McKay can’t get a game.
 

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43 + McKay for a pick around 27 would probably get it done.

Is very good one on one. I would prefer to keep him.

4 years is a bit misleading, he was very very young when drafted.
 

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4 years is a bit misleading, he was very very young when drafted.
Yep, both McKay's were a matter of days being ineligible for that draft.

He's also a bit unfairly compared to Harry... Harry was clearly more talented and has had much more opportunity at the highest level, I think some of the concerns about Ben's development is a little skewed as a result. I hope we give him another year.
 

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Yep, both McKay's were a matter of days being ineligible for that draft.

He's also a bit unfairly compared to Harry... Harry was clearly more talented and has had much more opportunity at the highest level, I think some of the concerns about Ben's development is a little skewed as a result. I hope we give him another year.
Plus I was told he had pneumonia during the early stages of the year, which stuffed his fitness, ala a less severe case than Jed Anderson's. He was also playing in a fairly sh*t VFL team, with no experienced AFL standard mids to help out a really average VFL midfield.

Sound like excuses, but there were legitimate reasons as to why he stalled a bit this year. Still got in the VFL bests a few times regardless. He'll be fine. Depends if North pick up any mature KPD's this year.
 

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I would like the Dogs to have a crack if we don't get Keath over the line. Think Ben could fill a big need for us and not be too costly at the trade table
 

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4 games in 4 years.

“2nd rounder or we keep him”
- guess you ll keep him then

“Was really young when he was drafted”
- absolute lol,Hes a fully grown man ffs , 4 years in, not a premature baby

“Unfairly compared to Harry “- well umm he is Harry’s twin who else did you think they d compare him too?

He’s norths new Aaron black ,talked up by all and sundry at north thus resulting in a high price placed on him at the trade table but will ultimately be delisted, if they continue to hang onto him.
 

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Pick in the 40-50s if he wanted out. We'd stand our ground somewhat due to being contracted, opportunity to move up the order I'd think, but ultimately not the hill we'd choose to die on.

He could be a player but unfortunately just hasn't done enough to command valuable compensation should he request a trade
 

The Filth Wizard

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4 games in 4 years.

“2nd rounder or we keep him”
- guess you ll keep him then

“Was really young when he was drafted”
- absolute lol,Hes a fully grown man ffs , 4 years in, not a premature baby

“Unfairly compared to Harry “- well umm he is Harry’s twin who else did you think they d compare him too?

He’s norths new Aaron black ,talked up by all and sundry at north thus resulting in a high price placed on him at the trade table but will ultimately be delisted, if they continue to hang onto him.
He's not being talked up by anybody, the preference of most of the North supporters is to give him some more time because while he could track like Aaron Black he could also track like Robbie Tarrant or Drew Petrie, two other big men we have experience with that "took time" according to the old adage. He's contracted until the end of 2021, there's no real reason to move him on, especially as we just lost Thompson and Tarrant will start next season at 31.
 

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Pick in the 40-50s if he wanted out. We'd stand our ground somewhat due to being contracted, opportunity to move up the order I'd think, but ultimately not the hill we'd choose to die on.

He could be a player but unfortunately just hasn't done enough to command valuable compensation should he request a trade
Good to see a North supporter who can objectively look at the situation and relative trade value.
 

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Bump.

OOC This year and one of our most important signings because he is our only young key defender.

Had a really good game yesterday and I would only make him accountable for 2 of Walker's goals alongside taking 11 intercepts.

Can imagine at least the Dogs having a sniff at him, what worth does he have now that he is playing and up to AFL standard?
 

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Bump.

OOC This year and one of our most important signings because he is our only young key defender.

Had a really good game yesterday and I would only make him accountable for 2 of Walker's goals alongside taking 11 intercepts.

Can imagine at least the Dogs having a sniff at him, what worth does he have now that he is playing and up to AFL standard?
Previously was worth a packet of chips when this thread first started. Now I'd think he's worth a mid 2nd or so, depending on how his form goes the rest of the year. His value to North is surely higher than his actual trade value
 

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