Club Focus GWS 2019 - Bid came for Green at #10

What is GWS's greatest focus this off-season?

  • Recruiting via trade

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Recruiting via the draft & academies

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Player retention

    Votes: 17 58.6%
  • Salary cap management

    Votes: 7 24.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Wines to cripps

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I think there is an element to it. Maybe not as large as what some think.
It is funny. When gws stood there ground over cam trade it was ugly from both teams yet fast forward a year and the trade gets done ..


Like suns with the blues this year. Can't agree on trade for Martin yet trade two weeks later lol .. even the head list manager came out and said they didn't want to play games over the green bid
 

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Dez!

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Are you arguing that that's what they would have done? If so, that's exactly what the OP was suggesting. If not, how do you know they wouldn't have? I fail to see how it can be "blatantly wrong".

Either way, it's not really the point of the thread.
GWS wanted Jackson hence them trying to trade up with us so they could get both.

We didn't need another inside mid and GWS weren't going to match the bid because they wanted Jackson, that's the long and short of it.
 

Peel67skin

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It is funny. When gws stood there ground over cam trade it was ugly from both teams yet fast forward a year and the trade gets done ..


Like suns with the blues this year. Can't agree on trade for Martin yet trade two weeks later lol .. even the head list manager came out and said they didn't want to play games over the green bid
Lol You know more about Carlton than Port.
 

Ticky009

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How many times did Thomas or the interviewer say 'richmond'?

i wonder if he will end up at tigerland
Brown’s interviews were an embarrassment to Fox and showed lack of respect for the teams who just drafted

Spent most of the interview with Stephens talking about Carlton, then talked about Richmond with Green. Typical Vic media flog
 

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I didn't watch any footage as I've been working past two nights

In what way were Fox interviewers bringing up Richmond ? Or Carlton with Stephens?
 

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I don't think there's any funny business here. But the GWS talent cycle continues, another elite kid(s) gotten for a good price, sooner or later some other elite players will be forced out or ask for a trade, they will get in more first rounders and the cycle continues.

They really do have a ridiculously talented list.

I'm not a big fan of these academies for any club, don't feel it's improving anything.
Clubs are investing resources in kids from regional areas. The AFL gets more high quality draftees. It doesn't benefit established Melbourne clubs unless they want to contribute to regional development. For clubs with issues with player retention, the academy system is a godsend.
 

Marcel Proust

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Clubs are investing resources in kids from regional areas. The AFL gets more high quality draftees. It doesn't benefit established Melbourne clubs unless they want to contribute to regional development. For clubs with issues with player retention, the academy system is a godsend.
the afl wants zones and a draft, its bullshit

one or the other
 

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DangerSloane

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Correct me if im wrong but once it was after GWS' first pick it didn't matter much where the bid came and theyd end up paying a similar price.

Can any draft gurus confirm that?
 

Andre the Giant

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All year we've been hearing about how good Tom Green is, and how he's just as good as the top two picks Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson. GWS spent a ton of draft currency just to trade their way up ahead of Sydney and Adelaide just to ensure they could select a player before a bid came through for Green.

So why did he last all the way to pick 10?

Considering the sacrifices GWS had to make just to get pick 4, there is no way they weren't going to leave tonight without Green + a top 5 pick. A simple bid from Sydney or Adelaide, who were perpetually linked to Green, would've 100% resulted in GWS matching, leaving them with a deficit next year, which would've been a first.

Yet somehow, this superstar junior who plays like Patrick Cripps drifts all the way out to 10. How exactly? It's not like Sydney, Adelaide and Fremantle wouldn't have loved a player like Green, and even if they didn't, it's a free swing that forces GWS to pile on the points debt. So it begs the question: did the AFL step in behind the scenes to provide leeway for their project again? Going into deficit would've heavily compromised GWS's offseason in 11 months time, especially after already trading their future first to Adelaide, and naturally, this wouldn't please the AFL.

I mean, Fremantle selected Caleb Serong, an inside midfield who is almost universally rated lower than Green. How can such a decision be explained outside the notion of the AFL asking them not to bid on Green, or else...
How did you compose this fine piece, observe a UFO, family of Bigfoots shopping at Woolies and still have time to have brunch with Elvis Presley and troll Big Footy!

Impressive effort 👏
 

Ichabod Noodle

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So Trent Bianco, a collingwood supporter growing up was rated by Fox as a top 25 prospect. Collingwood’s first pick was at 40. They got the kid at 45.

There’s a top 25 kid going to his club of choice at 45 - how did that happen?

What instructions from the AFL warned every other club off the kid so he could get through to Collingwood 20 places below where he should have gone?

Why aren’t we talking about this scandal?






Love a good conspiracy theory, me, fun and easy to come up with. No basis in reality needed.




So Tom Green didn’t go as high as some people thought he might. He didn’t drop as far as some players did. Happens any number of times with any number of players with every single draft.

Some players go higher than expected, others slide.

Just cause it’s GWS does not make it a f***ing conspiracy.
 

DangerSloane

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So Trent Bianco, a collingwood supporter growing up was rated by Fox as a top 25 prospect. Collingwood’s first pick was at 40. They got the kid at 45.

There’s a top 25 kid going to his club of choice at 45 - how did that happen?

What instructions from the AFL warned every other club off the kid so he could get through to Collingwood 20 places below where he should have gone?

Why aren’t we talking about this scandal?






Love a good conspiracy theory, me, fun and easy to come up with. No basis in reality needed.




So Tom Green didn’t go as high as some people thought he might. He didn’t drop as far as some players did. Happens any number of times with any number of players with every single draft.

Some players go higher than expected, others slide.

Just cause it’s GWS does not make it a f***ing conspiracy.
The thing is once GWS had their first pick it made virtually no difference.
 

Cobwebs

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Well don't blame us, Melbourne could (and should) have bid on Green, probably the Swans as well.

Don't think it's a conspiracy so much as clubs wanting to be in the Giants good books next time one of their decent young players who are probably surplus to requirements up there, want to return home for.more opportunity.
Not our job to wipe your anus for you, we picked who we wanted, not a player that was going to make things easier for other clubs. Your club needs first grade players more than us.
 

Cobwebs

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Correct me if im wrong but once it was after GWS' first pick it didn't matter much where the bid came and theyd end up paying a similar price.

Can any draft gurus confirm that?
Yeah if Adelaide hadn't gifted them pick 4, they would have been back at pick 6, still picked another player if Green was there and then used picks-points to secure him at the bid time. He should have been bid on by Adelaide at 4. ;)
 

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General Giant

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No one's sooking at all you numpty…..Just pointing out certain 'anomalies'.....Good luck to both the Blues & Suns for utilising the system for mutual benefit.

Which- by the way - is a perfect example of conspiring.....Just calling it a 'conspiracy theory' means nothing....Other than an admittance that you've been brain-washed by the MSM.
Lol numpty
Reduced to name calling. Pathetic as always.

If that were true I would believe the VFL bullshit that spews forth from the MSM. I don't. Hence not brainwashed.

Keep on telling yourself that.
 

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