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

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Dale4captain

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The very good Carlton poster with intel has said we were very interred in Balta but no chance he leaves. At least we’re looking at that type.
have it on good authority we had Nik Cox on speed dial if the Dunks trade was to go through. We're def looking at that type
 

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Bulldogs85

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Some kind of trading out/trading back in shenanigans, I assume. Nik Cox is a big Dogs fan, would have loved to get him.

We also bid on Cody Brand who's a pure lockdown key defender.
I was hoping when we placed a bid on Cody Brand Essendon wouldn’t match they want tall in last year’s draft
 

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Interesting approach considering how sh*t their midfield is. Maybe they’re admiring they’re a rebuild off so start with the talls first, I can see that approach but I also see the opposite. I think it’s hard to develop talls with a sh*t midfield. I think you build from the midfield out like us. It does leave you struggling for a few years with a sh*t spine though.
 

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Interesting approach considering how sh*t their midfield is. Maybe they’re admiring they’re a rebuild off so start with the talls first, I can see that approach but I also see the opposite. I think it’s hard to develop talls with a sh*t midfield. I think you build from the midfield out like us. It does leave you struggling for a few years with a sh*t spine though.
Isn’t the theory that mids develop quicker so you pick them up later when the talls have developed?
 

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Interesting approach considering how sh*t their midfield is. Maybe they’re admiring they’re a rebuild off so start with the talls first, I can see that approach but I also see the opposite. I think it’s hard to develop talls with a sh*t midfield. I think you build from the midfield out like us. It does leave you struggling for a few years with a sh*t spine though.
North have done what you said and drafted no talls.
 

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I think I read some stats about Dusty playing more forward than mid these days.
Don't think Danger is far behind either.
Main difference though is that Danger and Dusty will be 31 and 30 next year so reducing midfield minutes makes sense.

Both won Brownlows as midfielders at 26, which is what Bont will be next year.
 

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Sounds like Freo have found another gun defender in Chapman. Reckon one of their backline could be surplus to requirements come season end.
He's 192cm and a first round pick, I don't think he plays as a KPD for a while.
They do seem to have a surplus of KPD sized backmen but I don't think they've all been fit at the same time. If Pearce could stay on the paddock he'd be their next captain. Logue is highly mobile for a tall too so might be shifted around a bit.
 

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He's 192cm and a first round pick, I don't think he plays as a KPD for a while.
They do seem to have a surplus of KPD sized backmen but I don't think they've all been fit at the same time. If Pearce could stay on the paddock he'd be their next captain. Logue is highly mobile for a tall too so might be shifted around a bit.
Such a big reach on him.
 

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I know the Crows are a bit of a basket case but MacAsey is a long way off making it in my opinion. He’s been terrible in their game against Port and didn’t show anything last year either. If we bring him in he isn’t going fix our backline anytime soon.
There is an element of being "the best tall defender/forward/ruckman" in a draft year that can blind some people to a players faults. Not saying this specifically about MacAsey, but it does happen when supporters are discussing players.
 

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I know the Crows are a bit of a basket case but MacAsey is a long way off making it in my opinion. He’s been terrible in their game against Port and didn’t show anything last year either. If we bring him in he isn’t going fix our backline anytime soon.
If we took McAsey, it should only be as a cheap long term prospect. I'd be wary of the premium that is often attached to ex-1st round picks. Think I'd sooner draft a state league 19/20 year old who impresses this year than pay through the roof for McAsey who, as you said, has shown very little so far. There's hardly anything to suggest he's any better than Lewis Young honestly. Would rather give him games than overpay for McAsey
 

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I really like the direction we've been taking the last couple of years with some of the draftees we've taken.

Guys like Butler, Vandermeer, Cavarra and McNeil are the kind of speedy, tough/high pressure types you want filling out your list and are the types we've sorely lacked with the retirements of Picken and Smith especially. Based on the practice match, I'm picking West to solidify his spot in our forward line this year which adds that high pressure element. Just one more quick player would really change the look of things - one of JJ, Cavarra, Vandermeer or McNeil could make it a viable forward group
 

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I know the Crows are a bit of a basket case but MacAsey is a long way off making it in my opinion. He’s been terrible in their game against Port and didn’t show anything last year either. If we bring him in he isn’t going fix our backline anytime soon.
He was always going to struggle Adelaide have a young list and with no SANFL last year most likely hurt him as well
 

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