- Aug 30, 2016
- AFL Club
Crazy if you think Essendon would trade their contracted marquee forward when they don't even get offered pick 5.Hey Melty,
The most obvious flaw in your argument is that the 'facts' you are presenting are just your opinions, which you then convert into and state as being fact. Let me help you.
1) A realistic offer by the swans is not contingent on simply agreeing to the demands of Essendon. Swans offered two first round draft picks, which is more than fair for a player who has played a dozen games in 2 years. Jon patton was worth a 5th rounder?
Dodoro didnt want to trade Daniher so he made the asking price ridiculous, and then attempts to blame Sydney for not agreeing to the ridiculous offer
2) Carlton didn't have to do anything. They chose to wait for Papley. It was a risk given the essendon trade might not happen and they decided to roll the dice and take the risk. In hindsight it didnt work for them. They could have used that #9 for Jack Martin
3) Again, Sydney gave a realistic and fair offer. Most Swans supporters would say it was an over the odds offer giving up two first rounders (this year and next year). That Dodoro wanted to package in a player who a) didn't want to move b) would be a top 5 Sydney player who , again, didn't want to move, seems to be not computing with you . Simply put, Dodoro didnt want to trade Daniher so made the demands unrealistic and unable to be met by Sydney.
Swans clearly didn't do enough to get the trade done.. which is fine, you wanted to use pick 5 at the draft and replace Papley with Joe Daniher for a 2020 1st.
Carlton copped it because the Swans had agreed to terms on Papley and were using pick 9 in negotiations with Essendon but then backflipped on trading Papley because they couldn't get Daniher across the line.