Confirmed North Melbourne trade #8 to Melbourne for #26, #50 & 2020 1st Round Pick

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Theo X

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Didnt think it possible, but picking the biggest reach for needs since Lucas Cook, in pickett, has made this trade look even worse for us.
 

Dez!

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Didnt think it possible, but picking the biggest reach for needs since Lucas Cook, in pickett, has made this trade look even worse for us.
Statements like this make absolutely no sense, the kid hasn't even trained let alone played a game and you come out with garbage like this.
 

perplexed

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Statements like this make absolutely no sense, the kid hasn't even trained let alone played a game and you come out with garbage like this.
I'll try and walk you through it.
Melbourne traded a future first, a second and a third for a pick they used on a player who was rated as a likely second/third rounder at the time of the trade.
Pickett should be a useful player for Melbourne and would already be the hardest bloke on your list. But the trade makes no sense.
 

Dez!

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I'll try and walk you through it.
Melbourne traded a future first, a second and a third for a pick they used on a player who was rated as a likely second/third rounder at the time of the trade.
Pickett should be a useful player for Melbourne and would already be the hardest bloke on your list. But the trade makes no sense.
The only thing you got correct in that post is the name of the club, the rest is just pure garbage.
 

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markm106

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No, they got who they wanted.

A supremely skilled and quick player who applies great defensive pressure.
This is it. We got who we wanted. There were no other players like Pickett with his attributes in the pool. Weightman was also a consideration but doesn’t have the defensive pressure we desperately need. Also not sure he has the same crumbing ability. Word was that Hawks Port and Dog we’re keen on Pickett. So we needed to commit.
 

TheBoss

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No, they got who they wanted.

A supremely skilled and quick player who applies great defensive pressure.
He hasn't had his first training session yet and is already home sick

Pickett has some good attributes but Melbourne got played tacking him at pick 12. I guess this happens when you put an air conditioner repairman in charge of drafting.

If Pickett was the target he could have traded down and got him at 20-25. Similar to how the Blues played the Kemp situation. Jeez, who knew SOS was a better operator than Jason Taylor?!?!
 

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He hasn't had his first training session yet and is already home sick

Pickett has some good attributes but Melbourne got played tacking him at pick 12. I guess this happens when you put an air conditioner repairman in charge of drafting.

If Pickett was the target he could have traded down and got him at 20-25. Similar to how the Blues played the Kemp situation. Jeez, who knew SOS was a better operator than Jason Taylor?!?!
Maybe Melbourne got played, maybe not. I think we will never really know for sure.

The same media who said Pickett was too early at 10/12 said Green would get bid on at 3, or definitely 5, and that ended up being wrong. In that case GWS got played to trade up from 6 to 4.

They also said Jackson was Melbourne’s target, and that was true.

There is clearly plenty of misinformation flying around.

It only takes one of the clubs between pick 10/12 and the pick Melbourne could have traded down to to love Pickett and that trade down is a huge mistake if Melbourne really wanted Pickett.

Maybe Melbourne tried to trade down and there were no takers.

The alternate view is so many clubs letting Kemp slide to 17 means there’s something seriously deficient in Kemp and SOS got played. A sure fire multi position gun would go top 5, so he can’t be that.

While maximising value and paying the least you can for what you get is a big part of drafting, getting exactly who you want given your picks is surely more important than getting who the herd think is the best player you could have got.

I hope Taylor chose well, but I have no idea if he did get played or not in reality.
 

Dez!

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He hasn't had his first training session yet and is already home sick

Pickett has some good attributes but Melbourne got played tacking him at pick 12. I guess this happens when you put an air conditioner repairman in charge of drafting.

If Pickett was the target he could have traded down and got him at 20-25. Similar to how the Blues played the Kemp situation. Jeez, who knew SOS was a better operator than Jason Taylor?!?!
Any chance you post something factual? It'd be nice for a change.
 

the Ziebull

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Pickett vs next years first rounder we select with dees pick, Perez and whoever we select with our second rounder

I’m feeling confident and look forward to seeing how Pickett compares
 

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