The way De Goey keeps getting himself into trouble I am glad we didnt end up keeping pick 6 to take him. He would surely have FIGJAMed out of here at 2 years like Prince Aish. Already reports of poor culture under Rockys leadership. Imagine having De Goey in that mix whilst our football department has been shedding former greats as coaches. Would have been a disasterThe Beams to Collingwood trade. We shed a ticking time bomb for two first round picks, and as a bonus it was the scum who we ripped off. It was a masterstroke by Noble & friends, especially since we were in a bad negotiating position to begin with. We needed another first-round pick to get Neale, so Collingwood were trying to force us to take less than our demanded price. Making that side trade with Gold Coast swung the leverage back to our side. And it made up for any disappointment that we may have had for missing out on De Goey with the first Beams trade.
Neale and Cameron are the best incoming players we've received, but we also paid a fair price for both of them at the time, they've just gone on to outperform it.
I’ll make the call that as great at Neale is and will be that Berry and McCluggage was a turning point for the club. Will go down as one of the best moves the clubs has made in its history.Pick 2 for berry and McCluggage swung the pendulum.
Berry signed a few weeks into 2017 when the kids were routinely leaving. Set the scene for others to do the same.
So many things had to go right for it to happen the way it did.
Probably not the best trade ever but still an important moment that lead to the position we're in today.
As good as the Neale trade was, as you said, this was the most defining trade in our club's history IMO.I’ll make the call that as great at Neale is and will be that Berry and McCluggage was a turning point for the club. Will go down as one of the best moves the clubs has made in its history.
I never really understood why Fevola was so bad. He was the reining Coleman medalist iirc. We traded a lot to get him and it was obviously a risk, but l suppose the thing that made it really bad was we didn't put someting in the contract that helps us in case he did something bad e.g. gambling etc.In order.
Quinlan , Neale , Zorko, Michael, Martin , Pike.
Fevola. Anything else pales into insignificance.