North Melbourne Priority Pick 2021

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Grand Uncle Horace

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It should take at least another year in the cellar before assistance is considered. It is just North's turn.

  • They will have pick 2 or 3 after Ashcroft goes to the Brions.
  • They should have sufficient cash to pick up a couple of FAs. Hopefully they have the sense to target honest players, interested in more than their bank balance. They could probably pick up a smart and reliable player like Jake Lloyd from my mob. There will be others.
  • They need to explore what draft picks players like Davis-Uniacke and Thomas would attract if put on the block.
 

Themanbun

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It should take at least another year in the cellar before assistance is considered. It is just North's turn.

  • They will have pick 2 or 3 after Ashcroft goes to the Brions.
  • They should have sufficient cash to pick up a couple of FAs. Hopefully they have the sense to target honest players, interested in more than their bank balance. They could probably pick up a smart and reliable player like Jake Lloyd from my mob. There will be others.
  • They need to explore what draft picks players like Davis-Uniacke and Thomas would attract if put on the block.
Lmao. List is devoid of 23-27 year old talent so let's just sell off our best two players about to hit that bracket for more 18 year olds. That'll get the rebuild going!
 

Grand Uncle Horace

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Lmao. List is devoid of 23-27 year old talent so let's just sell off our best two players about to hit that bracket for more 18 year olds. That'll get the rebuild going!

neither deliver.... Clarkson flogged off Thompson and Hay who he had assessed were not the future at the Hawks. LDU and TT are further down the quality chain but would attract competitive offers.
 

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The Filth Wizard

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neither deliver.... Clarkson flogged off Thompson and Hay who he had assessed were not the future at the Hawks. LDU and TT are further down the quality chain but would attract competitive offers.

There was a particular issue with both Thompson and Hay that went undisclosed until they ended up on our list. One was able to play through it.
 

Elmer_Judd

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neither deliver.... Clarkson flogged off Thompson and Hay who he had assessed were not the future at the Hawks. LDU and TT are further down the quality chain but would attract competitive offers.

They wouldn't get much for either of them right now (certainly not first round picks)

No point trading them at this point.
 

The Filth Wizard

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Unhappily others will come for BenMc next year when your Club lacks leverage. Better now than then. test these guys' commitment.

Do you mean test the waters with trading him or re-signing him? We should be putting a big contract in front of him, sure, but there's no benefit trying to shop him. It just makes it look like we're willing to sell. If other clubs have him in sight we'll get a good trade offer this year, if they want to offer him a boatload to move him next season we'll get just as good compo if he goes.

I think he'll stay regardless, he won't be short of money and he's deep in the rebuild by the time the contract comes, you'd expect things are clearer by then.
 

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Grand Uncle Horace

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Do you mean test the waters with trading him or re-signing him? We should be putting a big contract in front of him, sure, but there's no benefit trying to shop him. It just makes it look like we're willing to sell. If other clubs have him in sight we'll get a good trade offer this year, if they want to offer him a boatload to move him next season we'll get just as good compo if he goes.

I think he'll stay regardless, he won't be short of money and he's deep in the rebuild by the time the contract comes, you'd expect things are clearer by then.

I like him but he is injury prone. Put a 2 year extension in front of him with a modest increase and not truckloads. He does not deserve it.
 

Rioli2Rioli

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I think it’s different as they were specifically targeted players to address a need (there was a distinct lack of a grade talent) had we landed one or two of those targets that would have been the end of it.

Carlton in my opinion took it way over the top McGovern,Docherty, Saad,McGovern, Touhy, Williams, Martin all on big $ to me that is excessive it’s a pretty big difference than a couple of signings. I didn’t think it’d lead to any success but that said they are winning games now so maybe it will
I highly doubt it is any different to the Carlton situation and the only difference is that Carlton we able to land their targets and north failed in their attempts.

North have had this 'War Chest ' Now for 10 years and were well and truly in the market to grab 3-4 of these free agents
Touhy is a geelong player that left Carlton and im not sure why he would be in that group

Both teams totally gutted their lists and rebuilt from ground zero , The difference i am seeing at the moment is that carlton went with KPP first and mids later on and topped up with expensive players from other clubs. North have done it differently going for Mids first whislt at the same time taking speculative mid tier players in the hope of creating support but my original reply to your post about cheque book recruiting is valid and both teams used cash to lure players but in norths case they went for the elite and failed . Principle is exactly the same
 

Rioli2Rioli

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fwiw I would also test the waters now with McKay who is out of contract next year.
Why would Mckay leave now ?
Next ear i believe he is a free agent and can choose where he goes for the $$$ he will be demanding

But he is the last player north should be considering trading with no defence. He is exactly the type of player they are desperate for
 

Schnitzengruben

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What's the point in giving them a free pick just so they use it to draft another Will Phillips? Bigger issues won't get fixed with handouts.
 

Elmer_Judd

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oops statistically ed is ahead in most things other than on handballs.

ed superior statistically as well as endurance

Mate give it up, I love Ed as much as any Carlton fan, but he is not in Cunnington's level as an elite footballer. I cannot believe you are serious about this, its a wind up right
 

Juddernaut08

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Mate give it up, I love Ed as much as any Carlton fan, but he is not in Cunnington's level as an elite footballer. I cannot believe you are serious about this, its a wind up right
cunnington gets more plaudits since theres no one else to take the media attention

but compare them statistically, ed is ahead
 

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