Traded Geelong trade #38, #48, #55, F2, F4 to Brisbane for #25

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Nov 26, 2008
PODS fan club office
AFL Club
Look if the Pies take 25 for Henry (or it’s a key piece to the deal) then it makes sense. Could have been a buyers market for 25

If Geelong end up taking 25 to the draft then it’s one of the worst trades I’ve ever seen

We wont take 25 to the draft its for henry. We are only taking 2 picks max at the draft.


Hall of Famer
May 3, 2007
Parts Unknown
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Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
We don't need to manufacture anything now. Pick 25 for Henry, F2 for Bowes, shut the gate. Take pick 7 to the ND and upgrade two rookies.
Sounds like a crazy vossy type trade to me.

Pick 38 and either 48 or 55 for 25 should of been enough in my view


Club Legend
Apr 2, 2018
AFL Club
There are two ways to improve your position each year; you get better and your opponents get worse

Paying fair value to maintain your standing as a club and gets deals done makes perfect sense. Just giving away picks for free to help another team out of a jam seems counter productive
You’re looking at this from a very zero-sum perspective. Coaches probably think that way; I doubt list managers have the luxury, as their ability to get deals done is based on relationships and persuasion. If every list manager thought as you did, very few deals would get done cos any mutually beneficial deals are “helping the enemy” and thus verboten.

The art of sustainable negotiation in these kinds of deals is persuading the other club that if they give you what you want, they can also benefit as well. If you think of this deal in two parts, it makes more sense:

1) 38 + F2nd + F4th = 25 (fair deal on points)
2) 48 + 55 = cherry on top for Bris, locks out the rest of the comp on lucrative points deal, & (potentially) unlocks the Henry trade by locking away our F1st

We continue to make out like bandits, Bris get enough points for Ashcroft/Fletcher, and Collingwood get a worse pick for Henry (and who doesn’t like that outcome? 😃).

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Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
AFL Club
I totally understand that you weren’t going to use those picks. Doesn’t mean you should just give them away though

Like I said earlier makes more sense to pass on those picks on draft night and watch Brisbane struggle to get what they need done
Draft period is time constrained. If you aren't using them then just move on.


Premiership Player
Sep 23, 2017
AFL Club
We are using a F3 for Bowes and P7. 25 on Henry. Its good trading as its mainly a bunch of picks we will not use


Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2014
AFL Club
I assume another club wanted 25 and it kicked off a massive bidding war

You guys were the only club that wanted picks in this draft so I expect there were a few other clubs trying to get it

What Mackie giveth to Brisbane, Mackie going to taketh from Collingwood

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Oct 20, 2010
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If this doesnt get used for Henry trade its a bit of a fail this deal
If the Henry trade isn't done then cat use this in the draft to pick him

25 gets Henry

Pies may fold right at the end and swap some late picks + 25 (If Cats even have any)

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