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DeadlyAkkuret

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 10, 2007
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Sydney
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I posted something in the Hickey thread about how we seem to recruit a lot of rucks from West Coast (Ball, Seaby, Sinclair, Hickey) and it got me thinking about which club has been the best "breeding ground" for us over the years?

Recent times we did well with JPK, McGlynn and Buddy from the Hawks. Got Spida a year too late, though. Collingwood were generous enough to give us two players who contributed to our 2005 flag with Davis and Williams, but even before that we saw guys like Schauble and Ahmat running around for us.

The Saints used to be huge. Locket and Barry Hall the obvious steals from them. Unfortunately that Irish flop ruined the streak.

I can really only comment on players we picked up from 95 onwards because that’s when I started watching footy but it seems there are clubs we never really trade with. I can’t remember doing much with Fremantle except being mad that they got Troy Cook and Geelong have been a disaster for us with gems like Spriggs, Chambers, Menzel etc.

I’m also fuzzy on the details of how North got Longmire and Carey but they also got Shannon Grant so they comfortably fit into the nightmare category.


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Heeney2Franklin

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 20, 2007
28,782
19,284
Sydney
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Sydney
I posted something in the Hickey thread about how we seem to recruit a lot of rucks from West Coast (Ball, Seaby, Sinclair, Hickey) and it got me thinking about which club has been the best "breeding ground" for us over the years?

Recent times we did well with JPK, McGlynn and Buddy from the Hawks. Got Spida a year too late, though. Collingwood were generous enough to give us two players who contributed to our 2005 flag with Davis and Williams, but even before that we saw guys like Schauble and Ahmat running around for us.

The Saints used to be huge. Locket and Barry Hall the obvious steals from them. Unfortunately that Irish flop ruined the streak.

I can really only comment on players we picked up from 95 onwards because that’s when I started watching footy but it seems there are clubs we never really trade with. I can’t remember doing much with Fremantle except being mad that they got Troy Cook and Geelong have been a disaster for us with gems like Spriggs, Chambers, Menzel etc.

I’m also fuzzy on the details of how North got Longmire and Carey but they also got Shannon Grant so they comfortably fit into the nightmare category.


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We actually sold Carey/Longmire to North its a black period in our dark days so it doesn't get discussed.


Carey was the "steak knives" in the deal that saw himself and Longmire, who were zoned to Sydney at the time due to their Riverina extraction, sold to the Kangaroos as teenagers in 1987 for the princely total of $70,000.

It sounds worse for the Swans every time it is spun.

"It's long enough now - it was worse when I was playing against them," said Swans icon Paul Kelly, another Wagga boy who was named in the opposite pocket.

"We all knew - it wasn't much money. At the time we were broke."
 

brad cooper

Club Legend
Jul 5, 2014
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I posted something in the Hickey thread about how we seem to recruit a lot of rucks from West Coast (Ball, Seaby, Sinclair, Hickey) and it got me thinking about which club has been the best "breeding ground" for us over the years?

Recent times we did well with JPK, McGlynn and Buddy from the Hawks. Got Spida a year too late, though. Collingwood were generous enough to give us two players who contributed to our 2005 flag with Davis and Williams, but even before that we saw guys like Schauble and Ahmat running around for us.

The Saints used to be huge. Locket and Barry Hall the obvious steals from them. Unfortunately that Irish flop ruined the streak.

I can really only comment on players we picked up from 95 onwards because that’s when I started watching footy but it seems there are clubs we never really trade with. I can’t remember doing much with Fremantle except being mad that they got Troy Cook and Geelong have been a disaster for us with gems like Spriggs, Chambers, Menzel etc.

I’m also fuzzy on the details of how North got Longmire and Carey but they also got Shannon Grant so they comfortably fit into the nightmare category.


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the flip side to your Geelong trades in, is that we traded them Jason Mooney for pick 8 which got us Jude Bolton.

in fairness the Shannon Grant trade we got Wayne Schwass back in return so wasn't do bad. that was still at a time where we lost players after their initial draft contract.
 

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BloodySwan

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 2, 2016
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We haven't lately but we used to have a good trading relationship with Collingwood as well. Davis, Williams, Jolly, Shaw, I never felt like the trades were unfair one way or another.
 

RUNVS

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Feb 28, 2007
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Not mentioned but what puts West Coast over the edge of the other clubs is what West Coast did with us in hiding our pick from the Blakey bid. Sure West Coast got something out of it too but it took a lot of trust on our end to do that because West Coast could have seriously screwed us if they chose not to trade that first rounder back. Shows both clubs trust each other.
 

brad cooper

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Jul 5, 2014
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Not mentioned but what puts West Coast over the edge of the other clubs is what West Coast did with us in hiding our pick from the Blakey bid. Sure West Coast got something out of it too but it took a lot of trust on our end to do that because West Coast could have seriously screwed us if they chose not to trade that first rounder back. Shows both clubs trust each other.
they still have a sense of guilt over their junkie 06 flag
 

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Crust

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Jun 9, 2016
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Many forget that we had rocca and licuria that we traded to pies
And Jesse White
 

dosser

All Australian
Sep 15, 2012
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Craig Bird says hi.
And Ben Doolan, Michael Werner and Ed Considine! Ah, the glory days...
 

mtooler

Premiership Player
Feb 5, 2012
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Getting deals done like grown ups with near value is WCE and Hawks. Getting a deal done but being screwed is St Kilda. Worst is always Bombers, but we haven't done too much with them for a while.
 

DeadlyAkkuret

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 10, 2007
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Getting deals done like grown ups with near value is WCE and Hawks. Getting a deal done but being screwed is St Kilda. Worst is always Bombers, but we haven't done too much with them for a while.
You didn’t think Ryan O'Connor and Bomford were steals?


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Grand Uncle Horace

Brownlow Medallist
May 24, 2017
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We are the best Club to deal with. We mostly take unders, with the exceptions that with Rohan we really tore the Cats a new one and of course we also ripped off the Pies.

An ex Swan has played in the last five Premierships and we traded a subsequent Brownlow Winner for Sanboys.
 

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