Club Focus Fremantle - Chapman, O'Driscoll, Walker, Western, Treacy

What do Freo need most from the 2020 off-season?

  • Recruiting via the draft

    Votes: 10 38.5%
  • Recruiting via trade

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • Re-signing existing talent

    Votes: 12 46.2%
  • Managing the salary cap

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Managing the age profile

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    26

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Quokka

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He is contracted for another season and probably won’t be going anywhere, but what do Fremantle fans think of Hugh Dixon’s trade value? If Hawthorn offered a 2020 3rd round pick for example would the Dockers do that trade?

Can't see much upside in trading him out this year if we've got room to keep him, he has basically no value and yet Fremantle's forward structure is so unsettled at the moment with;

Hogan, Taberner, McCarthy, Cox

All four (for differeing reasons) could be a part of the forward structure or just about done in AFL so Dixon could still become a required player at Fremantle and if not he hopefully gets 5-10 games next year and builds at least a small amount of trade value.
 

theGav56

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He is contracted for another season and probably won’t be going anywhere, but what do Fremantle fans think of Hugh Dixon’s trade value? If Hawthorn offered a 2020 3rd round pick for example would the Dockers do that trade?
A 2020 3rd round pick has virtually zero appeal. He wouldn't even be needed to be rated highly for that kind of trade to be rejected.
 

WWSD

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A 2020 3rd round pick has virtually zero appeal. He wouldn't even be needed to be rated highly for that kind of trade to be rejected.
What do you think is his market value right now? He won’t be pushing Hogan, Lobb, Cox, Taberner and McCarthy out of the team and may struggle for opportunities next year.
 

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Millsie69

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Wizard

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I think it's great. Why waste money paying for players to stay in the hub that won't play and wouldn't be on the list next year.

Courteous to the players too so that they can begin to make plans for their next career move.
In the case of Cam McCarthy, he actually approached the club and asked the question because he didn't want to go to the hub for 5 weeks if he didn't have a future at the club.
 

WilloTree

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A Melbourne player will ask for a trade to Freo. Very good info.

Manager wants it done. Has been on it for 12-18 months. Big Payday for him. We're looking at 2m over 4 years.
 

Wizard

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Has stated his desire to join Collingwood instead
Did you actually listen to the interview?

He has said if he got back into the system his preference would be for Collingwood but wished he could play his career at Fremantle. He also made it pretty clear he knows his 2021 is going to be at South Fremantle and will need to have a good year to earn a spot on a list.
 

Joao

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A Melbourne player will ask for a trade to Freo. Very good info.

Manager wants it done. Has been on it for 12-18 months. Big Payday for him. We're looking at 2m over 4 years.
Who? Not that many WA boys and only a handful of the assumed "untouchable" players that would be worth 500k.

I hope it's Petracca...

Wait, is it Gus? It's gotta be Gus but 500 seems low for him despite indifferent form.
 

Wizard

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Who? Not that many WA boys and only a handful of the assumed "untouchable" players that would be worth 500k.

I hope it's Petracca...

Wait, is it Gus? It's gotta be Gus but 500 seems low for him despite indifferent form.
Gus is really the only option i think and for the life of me i still can't quite get why we would chase him hard, i'm not sure he compliments what we currently have.
 

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Joao

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Gus is really the only option i think and for the life of me i still can't quite get why we would chase him hard, i'm not sure he compliments what we currently have.
I like Gus but I agree it doesn't seem to be a need. Unless both Fyfe and Sonny are spending a lot more time forward next year onwards I think our resources are best used elsewhere.
 

freo1997

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A Melbourne player will ask for a trade to Freo. Very good info.

Manager wants it done. Has been on it for 12-18 months. Big Payday for him. We're looking at 2m over 4 years.
Any names with that sauce?

It's probably gus, hope it's someone else like Petracca who would probably ask for 700-800 a year. But it seems like the Brayshaw bros want to play together.
 

Prochard123

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Did you actually listen to the interview?

He has said if he got back into the system his preference would be for Collingwood but wished he could play his career at Fremantle. He also made it pretty clear he knows his 2021 is going to be at South Fremantle and will need to have a good year to earn a spot on a list.
Relax lol...

Knowing he will be South Fremantle next year is not mutually exclusive with wanting to join Collingwood.
 

maccamk

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A Melbourne player will ask for a trade to Freo. Very good info.

Manager wants it done. Has been on it for 12-18 months. Big Payday for him. We're looking at 2m over 4 years.
I got some reliable info yesterday that the club and Gus would like to be united at year end.


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Joao

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I got some reliable info yesterday that the club and Gus would like to be united at year end.


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I'm happy because I like Gus but a bit worried about price and what this means for others at our club.
 

Lach72

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I'm happy because I like Gus but a bit worried about price and what this means for others at our club.
He's a instant upgrade on Blakely...would we give up pick 10 for him? Is he going to offer more than say a Phillips would? And a first year draftee gives us cap space

I dunno...Maybe if Melbourne sling us a 3rd back or something to help pay for Western and Walker?
 

Joao

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He's a instant upgrade on Blakely...would we give up pick 10 for him? Is he going to offer more than say a Phillips would? And a first year draftee gives us cap space

I dunno...Maybe if Melbourne sling us a 3rd back or something to help pay for Western and Walker?
Yeah but I don't think Blakely is B22 anyway. Tucker is definitely and rightly ahead.

I don't think he is worth 10 given his recent form (although I think 90% of that is just being played out of position). Would definitely want points in return.

We'll see I guess. Someone else on here has him penciled in for the Saints so bit to play out yet.
 

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