The Browne-Clark-McClure-Barrett Register - Measuring AFL journalist performance at trade time

Who do you think will have the best success rate?

  • Sam McClure

    Votes: 22 18.6%
  • Jay Clark

    Votes: 9 7.6%
  • Damian Barrett

    Votes: 18 15.3%
  • Sam Edmund

    Votes: 10 8.5%
  • other

    Votes: 38 32.2%
  • Tom Browne

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mitch Cleary

    Votes: 18 15.3%
  • Tom Morris

    Votes: 3 2.5%

  • Total voters
    118

rogiebear93

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2017
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Hawthorn
I'll be set to update the sheet perhaps today at some stage, there's been a lot of goings on that need to be added. I'll also start adding in a page for % correct.
 

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Pessimistic

TheBrownDog
Sep 13, 2000
71,168
30,452
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Horks
Hows it going? I made a clear effort to avoid trade radio type things this year. Just check out Mitch Cleary occasionally

Dal Santo was on SEN when the Frost deal announced and it seemed to completely escape him that the Hawks are looking for F-S points.

Instead he said they should pick a jingle for trade announcements, spent time discussing that instead.
 

parsons nose

Club Legend
Dec 23, 2008
1,611
1,595
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Hawthorn
Hows it going? I made a clear effort to avoid trade radio type things this year. Just check out Mitch Cleary occasionally

Dal Santo was on SEN when the Frost deal announced and it seemed to completely escape him that the Hawks are looking for F-S points.

Instead he said they should pick a jingle for trade announcements, spent time discussing that instead.
Dal Santo is a lightweight. Has never offered anything remotely insightful in a football sense or on anything else for that matter.
 

Pessimistic

TheBrownDog
Sep 13, 2000
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When malcolm blight went to adelaide fc, all the list management was done before he fronted up, that turned out OK

Maybe in light of all the ructions and factions, the have decided to revisit that. So the new coach gets clean air

Maybe the adleaide coach is already settled, but the announcement comes after the stuff is over
 
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HurleyHepsHird

Maximum Praxis
Oct 2, 2011
3,244
4,092
AFL Club
West Coast
BigFooty - I come to you in need of assistance to act as the 'Champion Data' of sorts for the AFL media with the onset of the trade period.

I'm working on what I call The Browne-Clark-McClure-Barrett Register, which is essentially a running sheet of all the rumors and predictions spouted by sources in the media, and later on making a call on whether or not it's true or false.

This will give the community a basis on which to judge the efficacy of a prediction or a call from each of the journalists, based on how many predictions they make and the success rate of those predictions.

Just post here or submit via this form when you see a rumor from a media pundit with the source and I will put it in the register and update it daily (hopefully).

EDIT: I won't be including Facebook or Twitter pages for a few reasons; one, because they're honestly not to be trusted in the first place and, two, no one on earth has that amount of time.

Need to update this, Langdon now at MFC.
 

TheWeapon

Club Legend
May 20, 2012
1,260
553
AFL Club
Essendon
Bump for results
Most of them are worse than a coin flip

From Essendon alone Daniher, Fantasia, Mason Cox speculation all false in the end
 

Blackhawk42

Premiership Player
Feb 5, 2018
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McClure spent the entire trade period getting basic facts wrong about players ages, Brownlow winners etc. This was despite the fact you could hear them typing in the background to 'verify' information. So that tells me that either he is too lazy to do the leg work on certain topics OR he is one of those people who flatly tries to tell you they are correct and don't give themselves wiggle room in case of they are wrong.
 

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radiojake

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 28, 2011
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the other thing that pisses me off about these clowns is their inconsistent views on trades depending on the player/club

Barrett slammed Sydney for not offering two top 10 picks for Daniher, a player who has been struck by injury for the past two seasons, albeit a quality player

In the same breath he'll say Adelaide should accept #15 & #20 for a contracted Brad Crouch as his injuries bring down his price (Crows would legit get a better FA compo pick next year than that if he leaves)

I know Crouch has had his injury concerns, but he did just play a 22 game season -

the discrepancy between these two is quite staggering -
 

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