The dockers are not going to give the west coast eagles a first round pick for nothing really so that the eagles can trade it to port so port can trade Ryder. They’ll also want something for their hill .Here are two questions for Pete Ryan and Kingy can be the devil's advocate (hope Pete can say what he thinks on this podcast without putting his Age journo hat on: Newtown resident Warwick Hadfield will be listening):
1) Since 2007, the Cats have turned over their fitness and conditioning staff every 4 to 5 years to prevent complacency from creeping into the Sports science department. Nothing against Chris Dennis and Scott Murphy, will the Cats offer the kitchen sink to Darren Burgess? In my opinion, only there are three fitness gurus who can solve Nakia Cockatoo's problem: Andrew Russell, Darren Burgess and John Quinn.
2) Can this three way trade deal work if Tim Kelly decides to leave for WA. Tim Kelly is the best 1st and 2nd year recruit since Tom Hafey and Bill McMaster got Greg Diesel Williams to Geelong in 1984. You cannot trade a potential Top 2 Brownlow Medalist and the best 2nd year recruit since Greg Diesel Williams for a Toyota Camry (1st round draft picks):
Tim Kelly goes to Eagles.
The Cats get the one of the Hill Brothers and Patty Ryder from Port Power.
Dockers give their 1st round draft pick to the Eagles.
The Eagles then on trade the Dockers' 1st round draft pick to the Power.
Kelly goes to the Eagles and we Patty Ryder from Port Power who has been superseded by Scott Lycett.
it is a win-win for all clubs. I back the Eagles, Dockers and Port to develop their draftees into A grade players. And young Sav has the time to develop into a part time ruckman and key forward.