Contracted Joe Daniher 2019 [requested a trade to Sydney - didn't get there]

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sr36

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I wonder if Sydney have reassessed and realise they need a re-build rather than taking a punt on a mid twenties guy who could be a star or may continue to have fitness issues.
 

RobbieK

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I wonder if Sydney have reassessed and realise they need a re-build rather than taking a punt on a mid twenties guy who could be a star or may continue to have fitness issues.
We knew we were rebuilding this time last year when we first started exploring Daniher as an option, so I'm not sure what has really changed beyond the fact that he is still yet to get back on the field, which only seems to heighten the risk that he never actually will.

If we think he is able to get back on the field he should be in his late 20s, the prime years for a key forward, when we are planning to be competitive again. That he still isn't playing again would be the concern. We have had a shocking season with injury to key position players and unless we see him prove his fitness this season I struggle to imagine how the club could justify taking the risk on.
 

sr36

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We knew we were rebuilding this time last year when we first started exploring Daniher as an option, so I'm not sure what has really changed beyond the fact that he is still yet to get back on the field, which only seems to heighten the risk that he never actually will.

If we think he is able to get back on the field he should be in his late 20s, the prime years for a key forward, when we are planning to be competitive again. That he still isn't playing again would be the concern. We have had a shocking season with injury to key position players and unless we see him prove his fitness this season I struggle to imagine how the club could justify taking the risk on.
He's 26. In my mind, 4 years, when he's 30, would be a pretty quick rebuild. I think he'd be worth a punt for a current contender, but not where you guys are currently at.
 

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RobbieK

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He's 26. In my mind, 4 years, when he's 30, would be a pretty quick rebuild. I think he'd be worth a punt for a current contender, but not where you guys are currently at.
I think the club would be hoping to be back in the finals mix in closer to two years than four. How realistic that is, well, I guess we will see.

I'm not too fussed if he doesn't get to us, and I don't know of any Swans fans who are. That being said, if he can get fit again he will improve us significantly for maybe 5 seasons or so, and I would hope that means he is part of our next period of finals appearances.

If we continue as we are this season we are going to be one of the first teams to pick in the draft, and could conceivably look to pick him up in the PSD, that is for basically nothing. The only risk we would be taking is his wages.
 

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