Certified Legendary Thread Q: Why did Freeman Leave St Kilda? (A: He was delisted)

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That year we actually got pick 6 (used on Scharenberg) from West Coast, and gave them 11 (Sheed). Some other lesser picks were thrown in as well. At West Coast they're probably still smiling over that one, and who could blame them! The Eagles were seemingly very confident of still getting their man with pick 11, and were prepared to do that deal to get a couple of mid-range picks (31 & 49) in exchange for the one (44) they gave us. Funny how these things work out!
So to make it all work beautifully we need to win the flag (this year) with Scharenberg making the side and winning the Norm Smith Medal.

(I’ll retrieve this post when it happens :D)
 

Black_White

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The great shame for us (and I suppose St Kilda) and really for Freeman is, with all his injury issues we’ll Never know what his real abilities could have been. (Ofcourse his attitude might have played a role.)

It’s the great unknown.
 

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Interesting question, if you could only have 1 of Bont, Cripps, or Brown, who would it be?
It’d have to be Cripps ...

... ‘cause I’d wanna hear the commentators continually stuff up “Crisp kicks it to Cripps” (Try to say that aloud, it can’t be done. The commentators struggle now even when they are on different teams!)
 

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Yeah I do, that's a little personal.

I meant his phantom draft (which was incredibly accurate), not his ranking, but anyway I get your point I'm just not convinced yet.
My apologies. Didn’t mean to get personal.
I have to ask, since suddenly Sheed has entered the conversation, is he that good?
Apart from that one kick, is he a superstar? I don’t follow the Eagles enough to make the judgement.
 

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My apologies. Didn’t mean to get personal.
I have to ask, since suddenly Sheed has entered the conversation, is he that good?
Apart from that one kick, is he a superstar? I don’t follow the Eagles enough to make the judgement.
Superstar I don't believe so, in their best 22 yes.

I accept your apology, though I have shifted slightly towards what your saying and realise it's not that easy to choose the best player (top 10 or so ) as it might seem. I just wonder the bad luck we had in 2013 could it have been mitigated?
 

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My apologies. Didn’t mean to get personal.
I have to ask, since suddenly Sheed has entered the conversation, is he that good?
Apart from that one kick, is he a superstar? I don’t follow the Eagles enough to make the judgement.
Averages 27 disposals, 5.5 clearances and a goal per game this year. Those are numbers that Freeman was unlikely to ever replicate, even without getting injured.
 

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Superstar I don't believe so, in their best 22 yes.

I accept your apology, though I have shifted slightly towards what your saying and realise it's not that easy to choose the best player (top 10 or so ) as it might seem. I just wonder the bad luck we had in 2013 could it have been mitigated?
Thank you for accepting my apology.
I don’t think that the 2013 recruiting could have been mitigated.
You just don’t know what the future holds.
As a counterpoint to taking two supposed healthy, fit players, we took recently a player with a known heart condition!
So far, that one’s working a treat.
 

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Averages 27 disposals, 5.5 clearances and a goal per game this year. Those are numbers that Freeman was unlikely to ever replicate, even without getting injured.
Good to know.
I thought all the hype was over that one straight kick.
Appears not.
 

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That year we actually got pick 6 (used on Scharenberg) from West Coast, and gave them 11 (Sheed). Some other lesser picks were thrown in as well. At West Coast they're probably still smiling over that one, and who could blame them! The Eagles were seemingly very confident of still getting their man with pick 11, and were prepared to do that deal to get a couple of mid-range picks (31 & 49) in exchange for the one (44) they gave us. Funny how these things work out!
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Alexander323bc

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That year we actually got pick 6 (used on Scharenberg) from West Coast, and gave them 11 (Sheed). Some other lesser picks were thrown in as well. At West Coast they're probably still smiling over that one, and who could blame them! The Eagles were seemingly very confident of still getting their man with pick 11, and were prepared to do that deal to get a couple of mid-range picks (31 & 49) in exchange for the one (44) they gave us. Funny how these things work out!
We did the deal to get us closer to Bont. Had we not done the deal I suspect that both Bont and Sharenberg would have been gone and we would have had 10 and 11 to pick someone. Sheed was going at 6 nonetheless if WC still had that pick.
 

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We did the deal to get us closer to Bont. Had we not done the deal I suspect that both Bont and Sharenberg would have been gone and we would have had 10 and 11 to pick someone. Sheed was going at 6 nonetheless if WC still had that pick.
Yes, it seems very likely we made that move thinking it would get us Bontempelli, while West Coast wanted the local lad all along. They must have had a very good idea of who clubs picking from 6-10 would take, for them to do that deal. I was ecstatic when we ended up with two top 10 picks, but unfortunately the deal has worked out much better for West Coast than for us!
 

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