We hope not.I wonder if the Mid we're looking at is Cam Ellis-Yolmen? Available as a free agent, might fit the role of a big body at clearances to relieve Cripps / provide cover for taggers. I know he was part of the original discussions about Gibbs a few years back and Teague worked with him at Adelaide when he was more a forward. I like him as a role player, especially at the asking price (nothing but cap space.)
No one could have predicted Cloke changing his mind in the carpark.I suppose the same principle applies as it does to our ITK posters, that being the landscape can change within an hour.
I remember speaking to Sticks at the Casino late one Saturday night, and he said Cloke to Carlton was 'as good as done'.
I even remember one of our ITK basically declare him a Blue!
A very long, cold winter that went from 2007 to 2009.. i mean that never actually happened.I'm sure I saw a cloke playing for carlton - was that part of the long, cold winter and never actually happened?
I'm confident on both. I'm also confident Gold Coast won't accept a future 2nd on it's own for Martin.No one could have predicted Cloke changing his mind in the carpark.
We dodged a bullet there anyway.
I'm being cautiously optimistic. Don't want to be shattered if we miss one or both.
Next year's draft and a November "foal" so very young. Likely to have plenty of upside. Cool the heels for 12 months.How old is Tom Papley's brother, Will?
From what i can tell, seems about drafting age. Draft him as a rookie, will that help the decision?
Oh though i suppose the drafts come after the trade period.. *hmm*
Seems to get decent contested ball numbers, 49-43 (53% or so).. but only 92 touches from 9 matches.
Thinking EddieBetts might not happen due to the $$$ like the romance of him coming back and playing then going into a coaching roll but mainly like the idea of younger aged players that will have a impact for us in a number of ways being speed skill and more goal kicking abilities that we do really need. We can't get everything we need mainly because we just don't possess enough picks and would be really concerned with trading out any players that need more development atm that could have an effect on the strong bonds these players have made with each other.Question for y'all. How would you rate our targets - outside of Papley, Martin, Eddie (the obvious ones we're looking at getting) - in terms of preference/importance to our side, on the assumption that our Future first rounder and change is on the table?
NB: Must be names we've heard of that could be on the move.
For mine, it'd be:
1. B. Crouch (perfect foil and on cusp of A grader but has injury risk, which Russell would help with)
2. Laird (dual-AA HB capable of pushing up the ground)
No doubt a few others I've missed, but these would be my personal hit list. Get Papley and Martin to publicly jump on board, Eddie/Sauce to commit then we've got much more pull/momentum to make a deal happen.
Shouldn’t have watched that, got myself way too excited,m. Can picture him in the navy blue already.