- Oct 20, 2012
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
THis is not expressly correct, you didn't turn say 2 picks into 4 players, but don't have the energy to argue that going into detail on pointsI must admit that on the bus home last night I did think of this thread and the fact that it was Polec who gave away that free. But hey, if Dixon, Gray, Boak and Wingard hadn't messed up 14 shots at goal between them, Polec never would've been in a position to cost us the game with a poor tackle in the first place.
No you didn't. The Witherden pick was always Brisbane's. The Cedric Cox pick was involved in the trade but it came from Gold Coast, not us.
The overall deal (combined with a follow-up deal we did with Sydney) from Port's perspective was basically 2016 pick 11 and 2017 pick 12 for Sam Powell-Pepper, Todd Marshall, Joe Atley and Willem Drew. SPP for pick 11 you'd do again every day of the week, Marshall has shown enough that I'm sure we'd be happy enough to keep him over 2017 pick 12 in a weaker draft, which means anything we get out of Atley and Drew in future years is a bonus. So I'd say Port came out alright. Pearce Hanley for pick 12 means a club in Brisbane's position probably came out alright too.
You should be happy enough though, made some risky moves which could have gone horribly but turned out quite well, but cant paint it as though a 2 for 4 deal