Confirmed Jared Polec [traded to North Melbourne with Pittard and pk48 for pk11 and 2019 fourth round pick]

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Think North come out of this trade clearly ahead but both teams should be reasonably happy with it given Pittards contract and the fact one team has no money and the other has too much.
 

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if only you understood like Port do and regularly watched Pitard. But you're right we'll have to wait and see.
FMD can you port fans get over this "woe is me, no one watches us so they don't understand" crap?

I live in Adelaide you numpty, and would've watched 90% of ports games over the last 2 seasons. Pittard looked like a gun in 2016 when you guys were playing a run and gun game plan which suited his style. The last 2 seasons you've changed to an ultra defensive scheme, so a player like Pittard who thrives when dashing out of defence looks up and sees bugger all upfield. Then he gets indecisive and ends up turning it over or getting caught.

North are aiming for outside run this trade period, and trying to add run across half back and the wings. This should suit Pittard to a tee, and I reckon we'll be a real shot at getting him back to playing good footy.
 

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FMD can you port fans get over this "woe is me, no one watches us so they don't understand" crap?

I live in Adelaide you numpty, and would've watched 90% of ports games over the last 2 seasons. Pittard looked like a gun in 2016 when you guys were playing a run and gun game plan which suited his style. The last 2 seasons you've changed to an ultra defensive scheme, so a player like Pittard who thrives when dashing out of defence looks up and sees bugger all upfield. Then he gets indecisive and ends up turning it over or getting caught.

North are aiming for outside run this trade period, and trying to add run across half back and the wings. This should suit Pittard to a tee, and I reckon we'll be a real shot at getting him back to playing good footy.
Strange because you should know what he plays like then. Couldn't give a damn if you watched them or not I just assumed because the way your hyping him up. Absolutely he looked a gun in 2016 but that was then this is now, hasn't looked close to it since. This is a dude who would get games in the SANFL a bit this year imagine if Hartlett and Broadbent were fit he may not have played this year.
 

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Think North come out of this trade clearly ahead but both teams should be reasonably happy with it given Pittards contract and the fact one team has no money and the other has too much.
It's just been reported that Port is paying 1/2 of Pittards contract for the next two years. Keeps getting better for North.
 
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While the age profile of recruits might raise eyebrows, it’s not like professional footballers forget how to play, lose all value and talent at the ripe old age of 26/27
 

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Trade radio. Said Port are paying 300k of his wages.
Haha who said that? Damo Dish? Because every single one of them have lied so much. Supposedly Watts was having his partially paid also but it was untrue. Can't forget when Damo lied about what Shiel was being offered. Also interesting it wasn't bought up to either list manager when they were both on, hmmm maybe they'd get their lies shut down.
 

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Haha who said that? Damo Dish? Because every single one of them have lied so much. Supposedly Watts was having his partially paid also but it was untrue. Can't forget when Damo lied about what Shiel was being offered. Also interesting it wasn't bought up to either list manager when they were both on, hmmm maybe they'd get their lies shut down.
Your list manager.
 
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I live in Adelaide you numpty, and would've watched 90% of ports games over the last 2 seasons. Pittard looked like a gun in 2016 when you guys were playing a run and gun game plan which suited his style. The last 2 seasons you've changed to an ultra defensive scheme
Yeah, you watch heaps of Port games. Ultra defensive team in the last two years? We were the second highest scoring team in the home & away season in 2017. And remember 2017, where the joke was Port couldn't beat anyone in the top 8? Thats because we got burnt a lot on the turn over from run & gun out of defence. Guess who that was.
 

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I can sorta understand why they did it. On paper it looks good but if you analyse Norths list and reaslise most of there talent that actually wins them games are the wrong side of 30....they add two more older running types.

They should have gone to the draft and picked elite runners that would grow with there other kids.
 

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I can sorta understand why they did it. On paper it looks good but if you analyse Norths list and reaslise most of there talent that actually wins them games are the wrong side of 30....they add two more older running types.

They should have gone to the draft and picked elite runners that would grow with there other kids.
You mean TT and Bailey Scott, we'll be fine champ.
 

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I can sorta understand why they did it. On paper it looks good but if you analyse Norths list and reaslise most of there talent that actually wins them games are the wrong side of 30....they add two more older running types.

They should have gone to the draft and picked elite runners that would grow with there other kids.
Average age of 26y109d in Rd 23 with total games played of 2531.

OUT: Waite (35, 244 games) + whoever
IN: Polec (26, 106), Pittard (27, 126), Hall (28, 103), Tyson (25, 107), Thomas & Scott (18/19, 0 each)

It's an interesting approach. When you are starting the season with 12-14 players with 100+ games played and a team profile of roughly average age 27/total games played 2500-3000 it would suggest you think you are contending.
 

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I can sorta understand why they did it. On paper it looks good but if you analyse Norths list and reaslise most of there talent that actually wins them games are the wrong side of 30....they add two more older running types.

They should have gone to the draft and picked elite runners that would grow with there other kids.
I think you should head back and recheck that 'analysis' m8. Of the top 10 in the BnF, one is clearly over 30, and we already have a natural replacement for him ready to go, while two more are 30 on the dot. That actually makes "most of our talent that wins us games' on the other side, the so-called right side, of 30.

If anything, we should be doing pretty much exactly what we're doing. Recruiting players in that 25-28 age range to make the most of the 3 or 4 years that Higgins and Goldstein have left and while the likes of Cunnington and co are in their prime, and try to have a crack while the league is as even as it is.

I think we've managed to strike a pretty good balance of building for the present while not leaving us in trouble for the future. We're not completely neglecting young talent. Brown, LDU, Thomas, Simpkin, McKay, Wood, Walker and Blakey is a decent group of 25 and under players to have coming through, and should be hitting their prime as the likes of Cunnignton and Ziebell reach the twilight of their careers.
 
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