No Opposition Supporters DEATH RIDE 2: A TEAGUE OF THEIR OWN! (Picks 3 and 21)

How many wins for the rest of the year under their new coach David Teague?


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SaltPeter

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fu** off. What an embarrassing request.
They've currently got the best draft hand. They already have another first round pick, pick 14. That would mean essentially they will have had 5 top 6 draft picks and 6 first round picks, plus 2 second round picks, plus 3 mature aged second tier draft picks (only offered to them and Carlton) in 2 years ..

Agree with other posters that it'll make a mockery of the trading of future picks.

Looks like the club needs to go and buy a bucket of lube, the AFL are going to come in dry again
 

GROTTO

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surprised no one has posted this yet

Suns want pick 1 and 2
The AFL surely can't give them pick 2 this year as future picks have already been traded in last years draft. If it was going to happen it shouldn't be allowed to happen until art least 2020.
Pick 2 is not going to help them in the immediate future of not being a basket case.

What they need is strong experienced and mature bodies in their team. An 18 year old kid is not going to change their short term performances in the first few years.

I agree the AFL cannot grant them Pick 2 because essentially it means that trading draft picks is going to be fraught with danger and it does then bring into question the integrity of the drafting process. The AFL need to give all Clubs a heads up if they intend to do this and not when future draft picks have already been exchanged between Clubs.

The AFL needs to be seen as being open and transparent. This would make a mockery of that if they allow the Suns access to Pick 2.

Carlton have already demonstrated very clearly that having multiple Pick 1s and or very high end picks, does not improve a Clubs onfield performance.

The Suns should use the process that the Lions implemented in establishing their current squad, shrewd trading is also another option to improve their performance. The Suns have Pick 1, they should dangle that carrot at a few Vic Clubs in particular for ready made and experienced players.

The only reason IMO why the Suns are doing this is primarily because the top 2 picks are "good friends" so it helps them to want to stay at their Club. If the Suns only get one of them, its less likely that the Metro Vic kid may stay.



*This is a heavily biased opinion. Normally I couldnt give a flying f**k if the Suns got Pick 2.

I actually believe though the majority of Clubs will support the Suns request.
 
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SaltPeter

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Just had another look. They had 4 top 10 picks in 2016 as well. They traded pick 2 away in 2017 for Weller with their next pick at 19. If they are given a PP at pick 1 or 2, that would be 10 top 10 draft picks they've had in 4 years .. not a bad haul.
 

GROTTO

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Just had another look. They had 4 top 10 picks in 2016 as well. They traded pick 2 away in 2017 for Weller with their next pick at 19. If they are given a PP at pick 1 or 2, that would be 10 top 10 draft picks they've had in 4 years .. not a bad haul.
I will hand them Pick 2 and a package of Sauce/Mackay/Douglas/Gibbs myself if they give us Luko and Rankine.
 

Sloane13

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I will hand them Pick 2 and a package of Sauce/Mackay/Douglas/Gibbs myself if they give us Luko and Rankine.
That would make a mockery of the draft and live trading they r just trying find a way get both kids hopefully to stay together this is the issue as they have had many talented players to make a good team but they just don’t stay together
 

Sloane13

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That would make a mockery of the draft and live trading they r just trying find a way get both kids hopefully to stay together this is the issue as they have had many talented players to make a good team but they just don’t stay together
Does this maybe suggest Rankine and lucko intent having not signed extension. Maybe he knows the prospect of keeping them is minimal They were told the risks and this years draft the same risk. Gettting pick 1 and 2 won’t change their big problem which is not quality of player but keeping them wanting to stay at GC
 

Johnny Rutten

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The AFL should say no to Gold Coast's request, because if they say yes, Carlton will justifiably come-a-knocking as well.

Suns have won 19 games over the last 4 years. Carlton have won 18.

Even if they take into account the last 2 years... Suns 7 wins, Blues 5.

This board will right-royally implode if our pick drops due to priority picks being handed out.
 

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CroCop

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Crow till I die

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Meh, they'll just do a data dump of BF and show all they quotes saying how stoked we were to be getting a top 5 pick. We still are.

Bummed if it's not 2, but still ~10 and 19 for 3.
I know what you are saying, but it is a bit like as a kid if you were told you were getting a bike for your birthday only to be told close to the day that instead of a bike, you got a couple of nice jumpers instead, it would be rather deflating
 

whitey_1975

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IF this were to happen I’d almost be at breaking point with the afl. I love the game but the organisation is a shambles and this would be the straw to break the camels back
Too late for me. Fully into NBA as my first sporting passion. Watched just 3 Crows games this year. AFL house is crooked, Crows are a basket case of incestual goons, too busy rubbing each others balls to actually run a successful organisation.
 

Crow_68

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Too late for me. Fully into NBA as my first sporting passion. Watched just 3 Crows games this year. AFL house is crooked, Crows are a basket case of incestual goons, too busy rubbing each others balls to actually run a successful organisation.
Used to religiously watch 5 or 6 games a weekend, never missed one of our home matches. Now, lucky to watch a quarter of another match apart from ours and certainly not the end of the world if I miss an Adelaide Oval game. The AFL and AFC have both become stale and it’s no longer fun watching.


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Bring back Bas

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Used to religiously watch 5 or 6 games a weekend, never missed one of our home matches. Now, lucky to watch a quarter of another match apart from ours and certainly not the end of the world if I miss an Adelaide Oval game. The AFL and AFC have both become stale and it’s no longer fun watching.


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If you genuinely feel this way, try staying away from bigfooty for a while and see if that helps. The negativity in certain areas of this place is ridiculous and it is contagious. I found myself in a similar position early last season. I avoided this place all together for a while and now only read on here about the draft and threads like this where there are no Adelaide supporters bagging their own side, just some friendly banter aimed at Carlton. I am also now selective in what other media I read, staying away from the "whats wrong with teamX/umpires/the AFL" articles. I am now back to enjoying football as much as I ever had and I think I am a happier person all-round.

I am sure this place, including the extremely negative areas add to some peoples enjoyment of football so this advice isn't for everyone, but it was the case for me. I hope you get back to enjoying the footy!
 
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