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Bradesmaen

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Build the cake first. Add the icing later.
Their cake isn't too bad.
They're front loading to get to the cap floor so there should be massive backended cash deposits to lure stars in years to come.
There is no elite ball users in that list, an area they struggled at last year and haven't addressed. Forward line is also a bit of a Hodgepodge of crap that doesn't perform often enough
 

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jd2010

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Papley always tough to get done with no Danniher deal.

SOS would want to be confident he can get Martin for nothing. No excuse to let that one miss out
 

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Sounds like 3 clubs all needing different things but unable to find another club to help them find the pick needed.
Given we have 4 picks up to 36 and at present don't even have 4 spots available we'd probably have helped but Swans needed 5 cos Dodo is a stubborn flog and the Blues needed 9. The two picks us (and others) would have wanted to get hold of.
 

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When you're a club like Carlton, who see themselves as one of the traditional big boys, just down on their luck. You need to make every post a winner.
Players may have second thoughts now about choosing Carlton as their destination in future given SOS can't get it done.

Two players choose to go to you after the decade you've just had and you can't get either done.
Absolutely woeful trade period.
 

jd2010

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Can't blame them for Papley as that is on Sydney. Martin is a big balls up by SOS and should have been done once it became clear that Papley wasn't going to be.
He'd want to be confident he gets to us in the PSD

Knocked back Martin and 15 for 9 and 2020 first
 

jod23

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Happy with our trade period.

Kelly. :fire:

Window wide open. NN needs to stay fit to ruck to Kelly, Shuey, Yeo, Gaff and Sheed. Gov, Sheppard, Barrass, Hurn, Mehta down back. JK, Darling, Allen, Cripps and Ryan up forward.

Let's go!
 

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Happy with our trade period.

Kelly. :fire:

Window wide open. NN needs to stay fit to ruck to Kelly, Shuey, Yeo, Gaff and Sheed. Gov, Sheppard, Barrass, Hurn, Mehta down back. JK, Darling, Allen, Cripps and Ryan up forward.

Let's go!
With you guys getting Kelly the next Richmond vs Eagles game will be a ripper contest in the midfield
 

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Someone check on RPCB

Blues now relying on draft to try and salvage at least one deal...

Dodo proves unmoveable and a general p.i.t.a. To deal with as always
I am fine but thanks for checking in on me. It’s disappointment, however, there is another avenue at least for Jack Martin. We will see. Unless it was only a threat for a 1st rounder yesterday, GCS did say they would re-draft Jack Martin through the PSD, which surely you wouldn’t re-draft someone who wants out.

Carlton courted a player with 4 years left at his current club yet didn't have the currency to get it done. It's on them
Carlton had the currency to get Tom Papley - Pick 9. Essendon wanted Pick 5 and Pick 9 (from Carlton) from Sydney for Joe Daniher. Sydney, well within their rights, felt that too steep a price to pay for Joe Daniher. We can’t help Dodoro’s demands.

As for “courting” a player. Tom Papley nominated Carlton. No nomination, no courting. The end.

Can't blame them for Papley as that is on Sydney. Martin is a big balls up by SOS and should have been done once it became clear that Papley wasn't going to be.
only last week people on here were saying how Tim Kelly is only worth a second rounder because he’s out of contract and yet, Carlton should have given up a 1st rounder for the uncontracted Jack Martin, which is what GCS asked for. SOS was never going to do that.
 
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He'd want to be confident he gets to us in the PSD

Knocked back Martin and 15 for 9 and 2020 first
Of course SOS knocked that back. Imagine in 12 months time, Papley nominates Carlton again when Daniher is uncontracted and wants to head to Sydney but this time, Carlton has no 1st rounder to deal for Papley. That would be a disaster. Carlton were never doing one 1st rounder for Martin, let alone two.
 

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Of course SOS knocked that back. Imagine in 12 months time, Papley nominates Carlton again when Daniher is uncontracted and wants to head to Sydney but this time, Carlton has no 1st rounder to deal for Papley. That would be a disaster. Carlton were never doing one 1st rounder for Martin, let alone two.
Yeah that's true. If he is confident and can find a way to get him thru the PSD it's not that bad at all. Can't pay overs for Jack Martin in a trade sense. Melbourne won't have the cap space to pick him. It's whether or not gold coast pay him the big money when they know he wants out
 

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I know he isn't half the player Papley is but we should be making contact with Sam Gray again. He's still an upgrade on no small forward. Also look at Lowson from Coburg again. Whilst missing Papley who is a gun sucks we've just got to get another small fwd in the door
 

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