Speculation Tim Taranto [OOC 2022]

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the Ziebull

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Easily gws best out of contract player next year.
Can hit the scoreboard forward or play on ball.

does he come home and collect more money or do gws have space to match big offers whilst still having Whitfield, kelly, greene, Haynes, coniglio all on big coin long term. then to a lesser extent hopper, Taylor and himmelberg on decent coin too
 

the Ziebull

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out of all the players who have been with us for a bit, he is the one I can see going. But in saying that with the talent we have in the middle can see us not being concerned by it.
Love him but can’t keep em all.
Plus you will get well compensated anyway if he does go
 

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JayJ20

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).
 

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).
Lol always amusing have a dodo fan in these threads.
 

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).

Geelong will be after midfielders id imagine and will have the cap space (4 or 5 retirements likely which will open up a lot of $) but we might be more focused on FAs rather than trades as it will allow us to keep our picks. You would imagine richmond would be very keen if he comes back and with retirements they should have the cap space.
 

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).

I could see Richmond being a good fit, they are still in an around it. If they bounce in 2022 they will be more likely cough up what the Giants would request.

Haw..would they appeal. They look like they may be in for a couple of harder years.

Geelong probably not the destinations they once were, and probably should focus on building for a while. That means keeping their picks and only looking at cheap options... just like this year with Stengle
 

AFDogs

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Vic clubs will chase and they will chase hard and he will most likely leave and be another ex-GWS player floating around at a Melbourne club. The cycle will continiue, GWS will get a good draft pick, pick up another elite talent, blood them, then lose them.

In saying this he probably stays, seems like he enjoys the place. Would be the best player in the comp if he tidied up his disposal.
 

Lego23

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).
Doubt we would be interested

Jaeger, Mitch and Worpel as current inside mids

Newcombe, Ward, MacDonald and Long as future prospects.

Great player but probably not worth the assets for us
 

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

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Would have been great to see another Dodoro vs McCartney battle (which is just McCartney having a cry), but we don't need more mids.

Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond are possible destinations for him. I don't see any other Vic club as realistic options (should he come to Victoria).

You need Taranto more than any of your current mids.
 

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AFDogs

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Apart from Bulldogs or Demons he would be great for any Vic club IMO. Can see him fitting in well at Carlton or Saints.
 

JayJ20

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You need Taranto more than any of your current mids.
Not really. Parish, Hobbs, Caldwell and Perkins are enough developing/established inside mids. There's no point wasting two first rounders for someone that won't get us closer to a premiership. If we were going to give up two first rounders, then it needs to be Ben King.
 

General Giant

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Vic clubs will chase and they will chase hard and he will most likely leave and be another ex-GWS player floating around at a Melbourne club. The cycle will continiue, GWS will get a good draft pick, pick up another elite talent, blood them, then lose them.

In saying this he probably stays, seems like he enjoys the place. Would be the best player in the comp if he tidied up his disposal.

We keep the majority of who we want. We aren’t the Suns.
 

Vic pokiesmon

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We keep the majority of who we want. We aren’t the Suns.
From memory when looking last years finals teams Giants had more players trom our orignal 2012 list than any of the other club.Who would have predicted thatin 2011.Cats possibly were the exception..We havent.lost many that we rrally wanted to kerp and u cant keep em eall with the salaries there worth eg Treloarr, and Shiel
 

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Vic clubs will chase and they will chase hard and he will most likely leave and be another ex-GWS player floating around at a Melbourne club. The cycle will continiue, GWS will get a good draft pick, pick up another elite talent, blood them, then lose them.

In saying this he probably stays, seems like he enjoys the place. Would be the best player in the comp if he tidied up his disposal.

The thing is, this so called cycle allows us to see first hand each players strengths and weaknesses close up and I can't think of too many trades where we have been burnt. It's funny how the clubs that receive our blooded elite talents soon realise their major flaws are a real PITA and soon delist them.
 

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This guy is a little over rated. Statistically hasn't improved since 2019. A very good player but not yet a star
 

Elmer_Judd

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You can probably count Carlton out. Doubt we have the salary cap space to sign him, esp as we are giving Sam Walsh a massive 5 year extension over the Summer/Christmas Period..


Don't think we have the picks or trade assets to satisfy the Giants in a trade either.
 

bc27

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Reckon he is Tigerland bound just quietly.

They have the cap space, flag window is still wide open for a few more years and he was a Richmond fan growing up i believe..
Taranto was a Melbourne supporter growing up.
Richmond are definitely going to be a contender if he decides to leave.
Cotchin, Riewoldt, Lambert and Edwards all are at the end of their contracts.
Baker, Short, Stack, Rioli, Broad and Pickett all out of contract.
If it comes to a trade tigers will have their own 1st,&2nd and also Kangaroos 2nd round as a start. GWS would obviously require probably two firsts (early) as a start. 24 years old and 80 odd games will command a decent paycheque.
 

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Apart from Bulldogs or Demons he would be great for any Vic club IMO. Can see him fitting in well at Carlton or Saints.
Indeed. But the issue is the money. Not many clubs have the resources available. He'd look pretty good in a Carlton guernsey, but I expect him to remain faithful to GWS. The money that would require could make some interesting fallout. I would not want to be a GWS lad living in the borderlands.
 

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With Hopper, Green and now Callaghan providing a nice age spread it could be TT that is a bridge too far with regard to keeping them all ... hate to see him leave, of course, but should he go it will be for big dollars
 

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