Strategy Trade and List management Thread Part 4 (opposition supporters - READ posting rules before posting)

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Northernsoul74

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As a Dogs fan growing up, I can't imagine Lipinski will be in any rush to leave the club. Admittedly i've not seen much of the Crows, but given the hype around McAsey, he hasn't seemed to live up to it just yet from the bits i've seen.
I’m not convinced by McAsey either yet but very early days. He does seem gettable though which is the first challenge and I believe we do need to improve at KPD.
 

dogwatch

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We have absolutely zero chance with Balta. Would love it to happen though. He would improve us so much.
I’m not convinced by McAsey either yet but very early days. He does seem gettable though which is the first challenge and I believe we do need to improve at KPD.
I didn't followed McAsey's 2020 form but speaking more generally it can change quickly, especially for taller players. A topical example: Balta didn't get a game in his first year at Richmond but played 13 games in 2019 and 17 games in the shortened 2020 season.

I agree it's unlikely we'd prise Balta away from Richmond. We had our chance in the ND if we were after a quick tall player. He went at pick 25 in 2017 while we took Richards at 16 that year. However we need to remember that Balta would have been considered a huge reach at pick 16 especially after we'd drafted another tall defender in Naughton at pick 9. Knightmare had him going at pick 49 and Brett Anderson at pick 41. Twomey / Landsberger didn't mention him at all in their top 30/20. Fox had him at pick 40. Congrats to Richmond on their courageous drafting. Sometimes it pays off!

It's a hindsight call. I was happy with the Richards pick at the time but would we swap Richards for Balta now? I certainly would. Would it be enough for a trade? Nuh. Although who knows, maybe Richards will have a breakout year ... ?🤞

It's another reason why debates about "who won this year's draft" are meaningless until you have a longer perspective, say 4-5 years.
 

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Munnez

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What would MacAsey cost? I get the feeling he wants out of the Crows.
If I recall MD was saying something about McAsey and the dogs at the next trade period. So there could be something brewing there particularly if Dunks still wants out, would have enough trade capital to work out a deal
 

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If McAsey is available and willing to come across at a reasonable price, you do that every day of the week. Supremely talented junior that has been hung out to dry by the crows. Haven’t settled him in at one end. Treat him very similarly to how we treat Lewy Young. He’s still stick thin, too.
 

weltschmerz

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I'd use our first rounder on McAsey in a heartbeat. Top 10 pick with two years of development under his belt. He's a Dogs man through and through, bring him home.
 

Northernsoul74

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If I recall MD was saying something about McAsey and the dogs at the next trade period. So there could be something brewing there particularly if Dunks still wants out, would have enough trade capital to work out a deal
Not a pop at MD but wasn’t sure if that was actual intel he’d heard or just putting 2 and 2 together due to McAsey being a huge fan.
 

Bulldogs85

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Few on the Adelaide board think he wants out. Sounds like a bit of a loner at the club. A footy obsessive apparently.
I remember watching the draft that night when the crows called his name out he didn’t look all that happy. Before all the COVID-19 crap happened he was going to sign a two year extension
 

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Munnez

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Highly rated KPD with 2 years development I would give up a 1st in a heart beat to bring him aboard. He won't have shown a lot at this point as the Crows have been getting smashed. There is a lot of upside IMO and well worth taking a punt if he is gettable
 

dergert

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As a Dogs fan growing up, I can't imagine Lipinski will be in any rush to leave the club. Admittedly i've not seen much of the Crows, but given the hype around McAsey, he hasn't seemed to live up to it just yet from the bits i've seen.
It was his first year. He will be exactly what we need....

Then we will play him in the forward pocket
 

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