List Mgmt. Contracts, trades, draft - 2021 offseason edition

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So the 2021 season is officially done and dusted.

It’s time now to fully turn our attention to the off season and what we can do through the trade period/draft to chase down Melbourne in 2022.

List and personnel changes have already been made and I’ll update this OP as and when any further changes are made.

As it stands these are our official list changes :

Out -
• Venables (R) - retired
• Vardy - retired
• Hutchings (R) - delisted
• Ah Chee (R) - delisted
• Ainsworth - delisted
• Johnson - delisted
• Collins (R) - delisted
• Brander - clusterfu**
• Cameron - retired/delisted to be confirmed

In-
• Petrevski-Seton - traded for pick 52
• Chesser - Pick 14
• Hough - Pick 31
• Bazzo - Pick 37
• Williams (Jack) - Pick 57
• Clark - Pick 62

Players on main list - 38
Players on rookie list - 3

Future trade picks :
In - Port Adelaide future 2nd
Out - Future 4th

Assistant Coaches :
• Out - Graham, Hickmott
• In - Schofield (Strategy and Stoppage), Knights (Midfield), Wiley (WAFL coach)
Link to contract status of all players -

 
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Get_The_Gaff

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Best 22 round 1 without shep , mcgovern and redden

B. Cole Hedwards rotham
HB. Hurn Barrass Duggan
C. Gaff Yeo Sheed
HF. Rioli Allen Ryan
F Cripps Kennedy Darling
Foll. Natanui shuey Kelly
Int . SPS Petruccelle Foley Ledwards

Beagles 22
B Witherden Bazzo
HB Chesser Jwilliams Nelson
C Hough Clark O'Neill
HF langdon Waterman Jones
F winder Bwilliams
Foll Jamerson Trew west
 

mattyc75

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Whilst I'm hoping we grab dittmar I've got a feeling it might be jack avery if the news on shep is true


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The sleeping giant is now awake...
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Gave Sydney a C even though i loved their draft.

No one really knows for 4 or 5 years on these things.
Warner was a good get at 40. Don't know enough about Rankin.

I thought that Sheldrick was a bit of a reach at 18.

Seeing that we were given an A+, a C to them is a little harsh.
 

ziad

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We haven't played a mid as a mid straight after being drafted for quite a long time.
Even Shuey didn't become a regular until his 3rd season in 2011, although he was affected by injury.
Since then we haven't drafted too many highly regarded full time mids apart from Sheed (DV was a forward/mid), but either way we don't have trust in young mids playing in their actual position. The drafting of Clark at a low pick over Hobbs and Johnson reeks of it.
Unless things change, our strategy might continue being looking for ready made mids instead of drafting and developing them.
Only the Judds and Bonts are up to playing midfield from day one.
Chesser actually has the untrainable pace and movement to start on the wing as he grows into a mid. He is a power athlete and will be powerful - a State sprinter not a marathon runner. But he has a great footy tank as a huge bonus.
 

The wily weagle

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The thing that demoralises a lot of us, is the way we draft, anyone would think the midfield/onball division was the least important area of the team make-up.

Other clubs draft midfielders because they know that's where a side can succeed or die. And too many gun midfielders on your team list is a good problem to have.

With us, we seem to do everything except that: we draft talls, flankers and utilities and hope perhaps they can make it as a midfielder and then failing that, when we do actually look at a midfielder with an early pick its always someone with running power who plays outside, rather then an inside, contested ball winning player who tackles.

Its like contested ball and tackling in the eyes of our coaches/recruiters has no value at all.
 

SumaGodCoach

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Almost.

We gave away our 4th rounder to Port
TRADE: West Coast has traded a future fourth-round pick to Port Adelaide for pick No.62
We then used it on Clark(e), only to see Adl, Coll, NM, Carlton, Ric and StK all pass before our next pick (which we passed on). Given that not a single player was taken between our pick we traded for and our next pick, we gave away a 2022 4th rounder for absolutely nothing.
Giving Port a future 4th could have been a part of the original 12 for 14 and a future 2nd trade. But it would be sneaky to keep it as a separate trade once Port are on the board at 62 so that the teams between 62 and our pick 69 don't get pre-emptively tipped off. Port and WCE both knew that Port would be passing on pick 62 anyway. Even if there was only a 1% chance that the teams between 63 and 68 want Clark, it's still smart to do it this way.
 

shooshka

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If yeo, Kelly, Shuey, Nic Nat all stay healthy (a big if) our contested ball will be good enough next year.

It just means though we are playing with fire if we have any injuries.
I'm not saying any of the following are going to be AFL quality, on the list next year, or elite inside mids of the future - but we actually have drafted a number of inside leaning types recently.

Trew, West, Clark all fit that category (and all are depth currently).

Winder, LEdwards, Chesser, Hough, Duggan, Gaff (then pinch hit forwards like Rioli) are all players who can play at the coalface for short stints (hopefully less of Gaff doing that as others have said). The 'potential' is there for Chesser and/or Hough to move into a Kelly style role (or they may end up more like a Kelly from GWS...)

I think we do have depth there - the quality of that depth is a massive ? - but that can go either way
 

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bluengold89

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Our love affair with half back flankers has even Freo trolling us 😭
nah that’s a freo board meme, pretty much goes all the way back to Pitt over darling.


They’ve addressed it this year, but their board has an issue with them taking flankers over talls, while ours is flankers/talls over mids.
 

Dark Sharks

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If Redden is injured and unavailable... which he is currently... there is absolutely NO reason not to play Clark in round 1.

He should be the first player tapped on the shoulder the second one of our first choice contested midfielders are out (Yeo, Shuey, Redden)



On his output compared to XON, Trew, West and Winder he'd be leading by the length of the Flemington.
 

Into The Black

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If Redden is injured and unavailable... which he is currently... there is absolutely NO reason not to play Clark in round 1.

He should be the first player tapped on the shoulder the second one of our first choice contested midfielders are out (Yeo, Shuey, Redden)



On his output compared to XON, Trew, West and Winder he'd be leading by the length of the Flemington.
Yep. No 18 year old mid was ever going to be ready for 2022. We have mids developing, think Chess may have been a very smart move. Time will tell. Wonder if any of the feeble minded on here would offer their apologies to O'brien if Chesser becomes A+ ?
 

Obeanie1

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LOL. Its almost as if the club is trolling us on here!!

Draft wrap: Eagles swoop on local talent (westcoasteagles.com.au)

The West Coast Eagles concentrated entirely on local talent on the second night of the NAB AFL Draft today, selecting both untried talent as well as a mature age WAFL star.

Midfielder Brady Hough, from Peel, defender Rhett Bazzo, from Swan Districts, tall utility player Jack Williams, from East Fremantle, and experienced Subiaco defender Greg Clark rounded out the evening with that quartet all given an opportunity in their home State.

The Eagles selected Hough with their first pick (31) of the second night, adding another versatile youngster to the squad.

Hough hails from Harvey, but also made his senior debut with Peel in the last qualifying game of the season. He has good speed and played wing and high half-forward, but at 189cm has the capacity to develop into a quality midfielder.


Greg Clark is a defender? Really!

Hough named as a midfielder! We hope!

The tall utility added some were joking about.


;) :straining::$:rainbow:
 

Obeanie1

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If Redden is injured and unavailable... which he is currently... there is absolutely NO reason not to play Clark in round 1.

He should be the first player tapped on the shoulder the second one of our first choice contested midfielders are out (Yeo, Shuey, Redden)



On his output compared to XON, Trew, West and Winder he'd be leading by the length of the Flemington.
100% agree with the obvious condition. He's fit with good form preseason.

Cant gift debut games on reputation alone, gotta earn it.
 

JoshWoodenSpoon

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Saying the reason we drafted him was not simply for next year is not implying that he won't be played or be integral next year. We said the same thing about Kelly, it just means they consider him to have plenty of strong football left and that is the fundamental basis for the selection. If you really want to be cynical, you could maybe say the statement is to dilute any notion that we are "all in" on next year, but "WTaF would you bother drafting a 24 year old if you don't intend to play him?" is not a very strong comprehension and reads like you just want to be aggrieved.
 

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