No Opposition Supporters Non Bulldog Footy Talk - Bulldogs only - Part 3

Sharkey66

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Talk about clubs slipping up, I have chatted with a few StK supporter mates and they are not happy with the Bruce trade. They think that Zac Jones is a good player, but Bruce was worth more to the list even with the steak knife pick that was thrown in.

Then there is the Hill recruitment: Hill + a future third-round selection were traded for Blake Acres, Pick 10, Pick 58, and a future 2nd and future 4th round pick. My mates say Acres is not a bad footballer and therefore their club gave something up in trading him. Say Acres accounts for the future 3rd (which may be harsh), Stk paid a high first round pick, a second (potentially high) pick, a third round and a fourth round pick. That is, somewhere around 2500 points or thereabouts, which equates to pick 2 for Hill. He's a damn good player but that's a lot to pay.

But I have to say the Saints did brilliantly with the Howard trade. What were Port thinking?

I think the Saints go into next years draft with a 1st round draft pick and two 4th round picks. Not good and it highlights the risk of paying multiple picks for players: Multiple picks for a player now = marginalised recruitment opportunities later. Essentially, mortgaging the future.
Have heard through the grapevine that Howard was on a crap load of money, north of 600k which port wanted off the books.
 

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Snarls Barkley

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GWS give up pick 6 & a future first rounder just to move up to pick 4 to get another player in ahead of Green. Please Melbourne, bid with 3 & be relevant again
Don't forget they traded two firsts to get up to six in the first place. Imagine trading three first round picks and having to settle with matching the bid anyway. You'd hate to see it...
 

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Bont2Bruce

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Mar 15, 2012
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Honestly I’ve had enough of Gold Coast. What is the point of them?
Pick 27 this year for Pick 11 and 60-something next year?

Stop the compensation picks now. They've already pissed into the wind one of the free picks the AFL gave them.

You can't help this lot, they just have NFI.
 

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Pick 27 this year for Pick 11 and 60-something next year?

Stop the compensation picks now. They've already pissed into the wind one of the free picks the AFL gave them.

You can't help this lot, they just have NFI.
They should be using them to bring in GOOD and established players. Not overrated fringe players (Ablett aside). Though their pick was a good one, they overpaid a fair bit. Geelong will be laughing. That's 3 first round picks next season now?
 

Snarls Barkley

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I think its a little overplayed how useless next years picks are going to be. You look at GWS trading three first round picks to get ahead of the Green bid, Fremantle traded to get ahead of the Henry bid. There is going to be a number of teams next year in the same situation and a good opportunity to get value back in trades.

In all Gold Coast had a pretty good draft/trade period. It would be hard to lose with the assistance package they were given to be fair. But they got four really good kids that they like and seem ready to go straight away and added some decent older talent in Greenwood and Ellis who should provide some leadership and a bit of quality.

Really annoyed that they gave up a good asset to Geelong for seemingly peanuts and annoyed that they knocked back a future second and future third (two decent enough picks) for Martin to let him leave to the club he wanted for nothing in return. Wish they would stop shooting themselves in the foot.

And please no one give me the ‘its good the Suns sent out a message that they wouldn’t be pushed over” spiel. They rejected a decent quality return for nothing. I’d be furious if the Bulldogs did something like that. I’d be shocked if any players or player managers saw it as a power move by the Suns either.
 
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