Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 2 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

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ScragCity

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Wouldn’t mind getting him but the prospect of dealing with dodo again is just not enticing
People seem to think that it's impossible to negotiate with Dodoro. It's not hard.

Step 1: Make Tippa a reasonable enough money offer that he requests a trade.
Step 2: Offer the Bombers something reasonable for him.

At that point we win regardless of what happens. Either we get our man or Dodoro unreasonably keeps a player from getting to his desired location and ends up with an unhappy player on his list. Once a player wants to come to us we have all the power and can't lose unless we cave to his demands.
 

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People seem to think that it's impossible to negotiate with Dodoro. It's not hard.

Step 1: Make Tippa a reasonable enough money offer that he requests a trade.
Step 2: Offer the Bombers something reasonable for him.

At that point we win regardless of what happens. Either we get our man or Dodoro unreasonably keeps a player from getting to his desired location and ends up with an unhappy player on his list. Once a player wants to come to us we have all the power and can't lose unless we cave to his demands.
Not quite that simple. What does that say to other players that want to be traded to us? If they can’t get a deal done then that puts players in an incredibly awkward position. Can’t have been fun to be Bryce Gibbs in his last year at Carlton.
 

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ScragCity

Norm Smith Medallist
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Not quite that simple. What does that say to other players that want to be traded to us? If they can’t get a deal done then that puts players in an incredibly awkward position. Can’t have been fun to be Bryce Gibbs in his last year at Carlton.
Says to players that we are reasonable but won't be bent over when we are in a position of power. If everyone but Dodoro can see that we offered a fair trade but he refused us and stopped Tippa from getting to his desired club then it makes him look like a dick, not us. People seem to think that because he is a tough negotiator that you can't win with him but it's simply not true. He paid a fair price for both Smith and Shiel. We just got bent over with Stringer because we gave the bombers the upper hand.
 

ScragCity

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What would be a 'fair' trade for Tippa?
Pick 26 would be fair or slightly generous. Having said that you could probably find a better player in that pick range at the draft. The Eagles seem to be able to pluck talented small forwards from the draft at will.
 
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