Confirmed Braydon Preuss [traded with #62 to Melbourne for Tyson]

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I'm happy to have him on the list, because if Gawn goes down we literally have no back-up.

But I don't see him playing in our best 22 when Gawn is fit. It may be tried on the odd occasion, especially if someone like Weideman is injured, but not often if everyone is fit.
I wonder if we'd have been so happy to let him go given what happened with Daw.
 

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I wonder if we'd have been so happy to let him go given what happened with Daw.
I know what you mean from a versatility point of view, but, as you know, Daw has become a fine defender, so I'm not sure there's much correlation there now.

But you'd know better than me.
 

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I know what you mean from a versatility point of view, but, as you know, Daw has become a fine defender, so I'm not sure there's much correlation there now. But you'd know better than me.
Daw's pinch-hitting in the ruck means Ben Brown doesn't have to do it so much. It's probably not a one-for-one issue, given I doubt we'll play two ruckmen in any case. Goldy likes the solo gig and does his best that way.
 

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I’ve still got no issue with the trade because Tyson was unlikely to get any games this year barring injuries and we have a ready made backup for Gawn. It is still a weird move for Preuss though, he could conceivably barely play AFL for the next 3-4 years.
 

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I’ve still got no issue with the trade because Tyson was unlikely to get any games this year barring injuries and we have a ready made backup for Gawn. It is still a weird move for Preuss though, he could conceivably barely play AFL for the next 3-4 years.
Could just be Melbourne offered the best money.
 

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How has this become the most controversial trade of last year, lol?
It makes sense for everyone but Preuss himself really. Just seems a bizarre decision when he could go to any number of clubs and be in a better position. He must really like playing in the VFL.
 

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Was disappointed when we traded Preuss. He just needs to get himself really fit over the next 12 months so he can keep up with Brodie Grundy types.
Could have a big impact in games this season though when resting forward.
 
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He looked a little cooked the other day. But he's going to be a real handy type for the dees. Perfect backup if any tall goes down. Is more than capable of playing from the goal square and has a decent set shot.

On the other hand Tyson is an inside mid and will be played as such with the roos. So will be very valuable.

Is a win/win trade.

Tom campbell seems just as good a backup option for us as Preuss was anyway.
 

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The fact that I can't figure out who is who in that analogy shows how bad it is.

Neither players are worldbeaters.
Suspect Melbourne probably cleared some valuable cap space in that deal (get the feeling Tyson was on a big wicket ) so in that regard, Melbourne won the trade, don't think Tyson will add much to North, seems like a top up addition only (yes I am aware they need support for Cunnington in the guts)
 

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He looked a little cooked the other day. But he's going to be a real handy type for the dees. Perfect backup if any tall goes down. Is more than capable of playing from the goal square and has a decent set shot.

On the other hand Tyson is an inside mid and will be played as such with the roos. So will be very valuable.

Is a win/win trade.

Tom campbell seems just as good a backup option for us as Preuss was anyway.
Or a Lose / Lose trade

Melbourne dont need a Ruckman like Preuss whilst they have the best Ruckman in the league and McDonald/Weideman able
to chop out
North dont need another slow inside mid

Nil all draw
 

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Or a Lose / Lose trade

Melbourne dont need a Ruckman like Preuss whilst they have the best Ruckman in the league and McDonald/Weideman able
to chop out
North dont need another slow inside mid

Nil all draw
Who's our backup ruck if Gawn goes down ?
 

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Who's our backup ruck if Gawn goes down ?
Pretty expensive backup if thats what he is.

Think with Preuss people just look at his massive size and think Sandilands but have not seen anything from him at AFL level that indicates he will get to that level. Game is past the big lug that cant get around the ground these days

Gawn & Grundy are the mobile types that will be the way of the future and unless the Ruckman can accumulate possessions and provide options they are a liability
 

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Pretty expensive backup if thats what he is.

Think with Preuss people just look at his massive size and think Sandilands but have not seen anything from him at AFL level that indicates he will get to that level. Game is past the big lug that cant get around the ground these days

Gawn & Grundy are the mobile types that will be the way of the future and unless the Ruckman can accumulate possessions and provide options they are a liability
I couldn't care how expensive he is or isn't.

We now have important backup.
 

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Melbourne has zero realistic ruck back up. Preuss is just 23 so also has some development in him. However will be able to step in if needed now. Tyson was mid a which is an area we have depth. I don’t think preuss is being paid silly $. Not sure how this whole deal has been expensive.
 

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Melbourne has zero realistic ruck back up. Preuss is just 23 so also has some development in him. However will be able to step in if needed now. Tyson was mid a which is an area we have depth. I don’t think preuss is being paid silly $. Not sure how this whole deal has been expensive.
Yeah I don't see how 2 sides swapping surplus players to fill a need could be seen as an expensive deal for either side.
 

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Yeah I don't see how 2 sides swapping surplus players to fill a need could be seen as an expensive deal for either side.
Agree - Tyson going back to play where he is best suited - inside mid - allows Ziebell to play forward. The gap between Ziebell the mid and Ziebell the forward is stark. With a little more accuracy this JZ could be looking at kicking close to 50 goals. I think the 6-6-6 rule will really suit him.

Preuss is great insurance for Gawn. We are now weak with Daw out for the year but we didn't know that at trade time. Still I am good with this trade.
 
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