Just to recap Ted.We were no where near giving them 1 first round pick.
When did he say that?Harley is on record saying that we offered them 9 from the Papley trade and a future first.
We also offered them Papley or Zak Jones and a future first
Or Jones and 9/Jones and a future first.
Basically any workable of combo of 9, 2020 1st, Papley, and Jones was on the table for Daniher last year. Obviously 9 and Papley would have been impossible, but other permutations were available to the Bombers.
Mmmm.Just to recap Ted.
Charlie Gardiner detail of events.
"We were open minded about what a selection of picks might look like to satisfy Essendon. We were open to exploring a number of options or arrangements, in the end it was made pretty clear to us that pick five and nine or two first-round picks was not going to be enough"
“We did not offer picks five and nine. We were advised five and nine would not get it done. We didn’t need to offer it. We had a number of discussions over 10 days or so and it became clear that that deal was not going to satisfy Essendon.
“Essendon were really clear from the outset that they wanted a player who could replace Joe. He’s a terrific player and a contracted player. We knew entering the negotiation that it wasn’t going to be straight forward because Joe is contracted and we respect that.
“Essendon were clear that they would like a player and we weren’t able to add a player that was of interest to them.”
Adrian Dodoro detail of events.
“The media was speculating that nine and five were compelling picks. We made it clear we weren’t interested in nine and five, we wanted players.
“Their final offer was selection nine and a future first-round pick and that wasn’t good enough. We made it clear what we needed.
Took me a little while to find the article, it was buried deep in my browser history. https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/10...-and-the-two-swans-mentioned-in-negotiations/When did he say that?
He is on my hit list. Not on his form though. If list sizes go to 40(from 46), we have to get rid of 10 just to get 4 new players in from the draft and or trade. More if we do more trades. A very tough year for new players last year. Foot for example. Its going to be tough.Might even get the number 6 if thurlow doesn’t get a contract