Delisted Charlie Constable [drafted by Gold Coast at pick 63]

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foxdog50

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I might be in the minority, but I rate him... People will say he doesn't have a defensive game an why couldn't he find a home last year ( bit hard when spots were squeezed and no one knew what the salary cap was)
He clearly can win the centre clearances, plus he can wins his own ball with ease, its just sad our coach doesn't like playing young mids. Who ever gets him will only have to trade peanuts 🥜 to get him...
All the best for him, id be disappointed...
 

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I could see him at Sydney.
Yes, they have salary cap issues, but he won't be expensive & will be ready to step in when Kennedy moves on.
Smaller ground at the SCG is also less of an issue for players who aren't quick.
I was keen on him last trade period but seeing our team's game style evolve this season I'm not sure if he's the right fit anymore. Yes, we need quality players to win the ball at the coalface as we were often beaten in the stoppages this year but if Constable isn't skilled by foot then I doubt we'd pursue him. Haven't seen him play a lot of footy but if his only skill is winning contested possessions then I'll pass.
 

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I was keen on him last trade period but seeing our team's game style evolve this season I'm not sure if he's the right fit anymore. Yes, we need quality players to win the ball at the coalface as we were often beaten in the stoppages this year but if Constable isn't skilled by foot then I doubt we'd pursue him. Haven't seen him play a lot of footy but if his only skill is winning contested possessions then I'll pass.
I don't think his kicking is particularly bad, he just doesn't use it as much because he's always so tight in the contest. His weakness really is just leg speed and endurance
 

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calder_daddy

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Really fell away since July
That IMO would mainly be fitness, due to his lack of being able to do pre seasons it’s hurt him.
He’ll be able to run out games more often if he was able to get a good fitness base pre season
 

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Shadow89

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Sier has more exposed form but which one has higher (any) value?

Sier has been in the system 6 years, whereas Constable has only been in for 4. Would probably say it's Constable, given he's always racking up monster numbers in the VFL - but neither are worth anything more than a token pick at the end of draft IMO
 

The 747

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Sounds like no one is really interested. His manager just trying to get his name out there.

Just not suited to the modern game. Would have been in his element 20 years ago where he would just need to win the ball. This is the second year he has been floated and there were no takers for a token pick last year. I suspect all the clubs agree with Geelong's assessment of him.

Great player at VFL level.
 

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Richmond really put a dagger to slow on ballers with the amount of pace they put on the game. They've slowly been pushed out of the game. But I do wonder with his height if Constable could start at half forward then rotate in to an on ball role post centre clearance

If he's free and happy for a cheap contract I'd say he's worth a look for just about any team in the comp because he's got upside and is an unusual type of player.
 

The 747

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Richmond really put a dagger to slow on ballers with the amount of pace they put on the game. They've slowly been pushed out of the game. But I do wonder with his height if Constable could start at half forward then rotate in to an on ball role post centre clearance

If he's free and happy for a cheap contract I'd say he's worth a look for just about any team in the comp because he's got upside and is an unusual type of player.

He has never really shown any aptitude for that, centre bounce and clearance work is his biggest (and only strength).
 

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Richmond really put a dagger to slow on ballers with the amount of pace they put on the game. They've slowly been pushed out of the game. But I do wonder with his height if Constable could start at half forward then rotate in to an on ball role post centre clearance

If he's free and happy for a cheap contract I'd say he's worth a look for just about any team in the comp because he's got upside and is an unusual type of player.
He would need to have a tank to do that and unfortunately that's his biggest weakness. I think you can get away with being slow if you can run all day but Constable fails in both categories. I've wondered before if he could drop behind the ball instead and be an intercepting player when he's not involved in the middle but realistically any small forward is going to have a field day running off him. The only way I can see him working at AFL level is if a team has a hole in their side for a clearance specialist but can also carry someone playing 50% game time. Realistically that leaves a list of zero clubs.
 

master bate

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He would need to have a tank to do that and unfortunately that's his biggest weakness. I think you can get away with being slow if you can run all day but Constable fails in both categories. I've wondered before if he could drop behind the ball instead and be an intercepting player when he's not involved in the middle but realistically any small forward is going to have a field day running off him. The only way I can see him working at AFL level is if a team has a hole in their side for a clearance specialist but can also carry someone playing 50% game time. Realistically that leaves a list of zero clubs.
Has a team ever tried something out of the box like that before?

I look at Richmond with Lambert, Edwards, Cotchin all ageing and their young mids probably being either a bit away or possibly not up to mixing it in the midfield and think what if you used Constable for the minutes that Prestia, Martin and Graham aren't on ball and you need some beef.

With the sub rule now you don't have to worry about rotations as much. Teams can easily get away with 1 guy playing around 60% game time. Melbourne and Brisbane did it for large parts of this year.

I know that's a gamble of a list spot that probably doesn't work out but clubs waste list spots all the time for all sorts of reasons.
 

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Has a team ever tried something out of the box like that before?

I look at Richmond with Lambert, Edwards, Cotchin all ageing and their young mids probably being either a bit away or possibly not up to mixing it in the midfield and think what if you used Constable for the minutes that Prestia, Martin and Graham aren't on ball and you need some beef.

With the sub rule now you don't have to worry about rotations as much. Teams can easily get away with 1 guy playing around 60% game time. Melbourne and Brisbane did it for large parts of this year.

I know that's a gamble of a list spot that probably doesn't work out but clubs waste list spots all the time for all sorts of reasons.
West Coast basically do it with Nic Nat but in my (probably unpopular) opinion they're worse off for it.

I wonder what Dane Swan's TOG was in his prime, Collingwood used to rotate him very aggressively but you couldn't do it with the interchange caps today. And of course those players are way more influential than Constable. It might be a better option for a good team than playing their current second reserve midfielder or whatever though, but with limited list spots teams will probably prefer to get a kid in the door.
 

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He can't be on a large salary, would like Collingwood to have a punt, he will have ample opportunity too.

Maybe a future 2nd (probably 19-22 range) for Constable, Kreuger and a few late/unused picks?
 

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No doubt Geelong feel he isn't training hard enough, but it's obscene that he's been given 12 games over four years whilst they top up around him and a few others. Surely you have to give kids a run in the side so they know what it takes? He may never make it, but it feels to me like Geelong's coaching group have incredibly high standards, built on past glories that are now a decade old, and need to adapt to help the less mature and/or resilient kids get a go.
 

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He can't be on a large salary, would like Collingwood to have a punt, he will have ample opportunity too.

Maybe a future 2nd (probably 19-22 range) for Constable, Kreuger and a few late/unused picks?
Number 1 rule of trading is you don't give up quality assets for a combination of ordinary ones. Unless it's an academy type situation. There's other ways to get Kreuger and Constable has no value.
 

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