Contracted Josh Dunkley [OOC 2022]

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It’s almost the Anti Dodoro is North Melbourne.

Imagine having a generational key forward available and you go for yet another run of the mill midfielder?


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i dont think Horne will be run of the mill 🤔
 

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Wherever we finish this year, losing Merrett likely means we'd finish in a similar position next year. Would you give up a top-5 selection for a guy who'll start the season in a bottom 4 side at 25 and likely be at least 27 / 28 by the time that side returns to finals? Given losing Merrett would almost definitely mean EFC finished bottom 4.
Clubs would give a pick 5 for Merrett, if it's the player they needed, as in a skillfull mid.
 

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It’s almost the Anti Dodoro is North Melbourne.

Imagine having a generational key forward available and you go for yet another run of the mill midfielder?


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1 game in - but yeah if it ends up like Parish and McKay it will be really disappointing.
 

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McKay really wasn't rated that highly pre-draft. Classic case of revisionism here, would have been a reach to take him there, Schache and Weideman both went before McKay as well yet he'll end up better than both.

McDonald was in discussion for #1 so was well and truly in the frame at North's selection, and the argument as to whether they should have taken the KPF or Mid is a very clear discussion point moving forward given they needed both.
 

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McKay really wasn't rated that highly pre-draft. Classic case of revisionism here, would have been a reach to take him there, Schache and Weideman both went before McKay as well yet he'll end up better than both.

McDonald was in discussion for #1 so was well and truly in the frame at North's selection, and the argument as to whether they should have taken the KPF or Mid is a very clear discussion point moving forward given they needed both.
I was more-so having a bit of an uninformed dig for the sake of getting a few chuckles. You don't have to ruin it with facts sir.
 

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McKay really wasn't rated that highly pre-draft. Classic case of revisionism here, would have been a reach to take him there, Schache and Weideman both went before McKay as well yet he'll end up better than both.

McDonald was in discussion for #1 so was well and truly in the frame at North's selection, and the argument as to whether they should have taken the KPF or Mid is a very clear discussion point moving forward given they needed both.
There was some talk about which McKay brother was rated higher. Most clubs rated Harry higher, a handful of clubs (including the bulldog) liked Ben. IIRC mid-teens was where a lot of phantoms had Harry.
 

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Hooker? Who had kicked 28 goals in 133 games.
Yeah but he kicked 21 goals and 21 behinds from 10 games when he moved forward for the last 10 rounds in 2015. Hooker played as a defender from round 1 to round 13 that year and every year before that. Daniher and Hooker forward meant that we selected a defender in Francis and a mid in Parish.

I wanted Curnow and Parish at the time as we had lost Crameri, but that wouldn't have worked out well for us.
 

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My issue with lots of the comments is that when Dodoro says he wants a first rounder for Fantasia a lot of the supporters hit back to opposition posters that this is just the starting point in the negotiations etc etc but when Power says 2 good first for Dunkley those same posters kick up that Power was asking too much. Isn't it the same thing? Who's to say that just our future first might have ended up being enough if it was on the table? Or future first plus a 3rd for points for JUH? Who knows, but it's a bit incongruous for people to only look at it with one lens on.
my issue with all the crap I have read in this thread is that you are talking about an elite mid that had 2, count that 2!, years to run on his contract. So take what he worth (perceived or otherwise) and pretty much double it to convince the club that owns the player for the next 2 years to release him.
Really simple
 

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as most people are oblivious too, it was in reference to Roos selecting Will Phillips over Logan McDonald last year.


Small midfielders are dime a dozen, top end talented key forwards are scarcer than a Covid 19 vaccine
From what i know there are no really promising key forwards that are worthy of pick 1. so he is a goal kicking mid that North will select
 

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In a surprise to no one. Whether Dunkley still wants to move if he's playing as a genuine on-baller now is the question.
Personally I think the driver was $ during and post career. The Dunkleys already have an eye on maximizing his career. You can see it on his Instagram effort. He’s very marketable in that he’s handsome, wholesome, very safe/bland/dull. He’ll end up on Homes and Gardens or something similar post career and that is easier if you’re former Essendon champion than former Western Bulldogs champion.
 

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Personally I think the driver was $ during and post career. The Dunkleys already have an eye on maximizing his career. You can see it on his Instagram effort. He’s very marketable in that he’s handsome, wholesome, very safe/bland/dull. He’ll end up on Homes and Gardens or something similar post career and that is easier if you’re former Essendon champion than former Western Bulldogs champion.
Definitely a consideration, whilst being thrown around as a forward-ruck-midfield utility he was never going to maximise his earnings, and wasn't a shout of AA selection. Playing full-time through the middle he'll be a better chance of the money and the awards, I think in the Essendon midfield he'd be a lock for AA selection given he's not competing for that clearance role with anyone really, but he's back to around his 2019 second half numbers now so should run close to the AA side again I'd think, and will be offered a reasonable contract renewal ahead of 2022 at a guess.
 

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Definitely a consideration, whilst being thrown around as a forward-ruck-midfield utility he was never going to maximise his earnings, and wasn't a shout of AA selection. Playing full-time through the middle he'll be a better chance of the money and the awards, I think in the Essendon midfield he'd be a lock for AA selection given he's not competing for that clearance role with anyone really, but he's back to around his 2019 second half numbers now so should run close to the AA side again I'd think, and will be offered a reasonable contract renewal ahead of 2022 at a guess.
Completely agree, champion midfielder from either club has a lot more star attraction.
 

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In a surprise to no one. Whether Dunkley still wants to move if he's playing as a genuine on-baller now is the question.
Interesting that news.com.au is saying Essendon botched the deal on the final day. They supported this by saying Essendon offered pick 7 and a future second to Bulldogs, which was not accepted. Any deal is about offer and acceptance, so not sure how they can describe it as botched on the basis of one party not agreeing.
 

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