- Sep 26, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- MUFC, LAL, PSG
My comment has nothing to do with being opposed to trading the pick - on the contrary I am very open to trading it for the right deal.Do you bozos actually pay attention to the quality of the draft pool ??
This year, if you haven't got pick 1 or 2, you have lucked out badly, it's very thin on talent.
Therefore, you trade your picks for players who fill a strategic hole on your list, not take them to the draft.
Also, Carlton don't need any more 'fresh faced' players from the draft, we have squillions of them already. What we do need is players who have some senior experience already.
It does though have everything to do with not getting a particularly good return on what remains a good pick despite the commentary surrounding the strength of the upcoming draft pool.
There is just no need to involve that pick to facilitate deals for Tom Cutler and Dan Butler, two out of contract fringe players who would realistically be obtainable without giving anything nearly as valuable as a top 10 pick. Nor is there any need to downgrade it so significantly to bring in Petruccelle, who despite showing some good signs in his first couple of years at AFL level, is far from a sure thing at this stage.