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

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Philthy1

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He’d have to really want to come here. Like really want to as he’d be giving up a lot of $.
And that's the key issue. Firstly, a bloke has to be willing to come. Blokes don't just wake up one morning and say to their manager "just get me there" as much as we joke on here that they do. There are four or five other teams in the premiership window to choose from and then we have to have the cap space to make it happen. That's before the draft / trade assets required to get a deal done let alone the bloke being a good fit for the club and team culture.
 

footscray1973

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Let's unite the McKays - one at each end.
Keath and McKay back, Naughton, Bruce, English, JUH, McKay forward. Maybe McStay back too.

I can hear the commentary now:
"McKay of the Bulldogs kicks in after the behind, picks out McStay. McStay hits up a loose McLean on the wing, wheels and hits Macrae running through half forward, and Macrae picks out the other McKay at the top of the goal square. The tartan Bulldogs are almost a team within a team."
 

dogwatch

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Let's unite the McKays - one at each end.
Keath and McKay back, Naughton, Bruce, English, JUH, McKay forward. Maybe McStay back too.

I can hear the commentary now:
"McKay of the Bulldogs kicks in after the behind, picks out McStay. McStay hits up a loose McLean on the wing, wheels and hits Macrae running through half forward, and Macrae picks out the other McKay at the top of the goal square. The tartan Bulldogs are almost a team within a team."
Disappointed you couldn't fit in a shepherd from Anthony Scott.
 

ScottyDogg

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For me, these are the players i'll be open to trade out
Bank in some draft picks now while some players have decent trade value

JJ
Young
Wallis
Lipinski
Richards
Cavvara
Schache
I wouldn’t trade Richards under any condition. As much as he’s been maligned on this board, if played in his natural position he would absolutely become a critical part of our best 22 for 10 years to come.

Lipinski may appear additional to needs right now, but the next gen of mids we have isn’t enormous. Basically Lipi, West and Garcia. I wouldn’t want to thin this crop.

The holes at KPD and small forward can certainly be filled without needing to lose these two.
 

ossie_21

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Let's unite the McKays - one at each end.
Keath and McKay back, Naughton, Bruce, English, JUH, McKay forward. Maybe McStay back too.

I can hear the commentary now:
"McKay of the Bulldogs kicks in after the behind, picks out McStay. McStay hits up a loose McLean on the wing, wheels and hits Macrae running through half forward, and Macrae picks out the other McKay at the top of the goal square. The tartan Bulldogs are almost a team within a team."
If there’s not a Macca or Bailey across every line, we’d be doing list management wrong
 

BRWB

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I wouldn’t trade Richards under any condition. As much as he’s been maligned on this board, if played in his natural position he would absolutely become a critical part of our best 22 for 10 years to come.

Lipinski may appear additional to needs right now, but the next gen of mids we have isn’t enormous. Basically Lipi, West and Garcia. I wouldn’t want to thin this crop.

The holes at KPD and small forward can certainly be filled without needing to lose these two.
Bailey Smith was drafted in the same yr as West IIRC. Next gen looks ok in Bailey's hands.

In any case, doubt we move anyone on who is any good. It's exceedingly rare for clubs to do this. A lot of player movement for good players is player driven (stringer and Treloar exceptions proving the rule)

If.he is out of contract I'd imagine Richards will be sniffing around given his opportunities at the Dogs. He has some nice traits. Lacks composure though
Lucky to get a second Rd pick

Guys like McLean, Richards, and Wallis will be looking around IMO. Schache and JJ too. Maybe West and Jong as well.

Clubs will target us this yr I reckon. Hope it's a deep draft.
 
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Mofra

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Look, we all want Moore or May, but we just aren't going to have the draft capital to get mega A grade deals done.

Jack Hombsh? Is OOC at the end of the year, 28 year old mature body who hasn't played for the Suns yet (although he performed well in the VFL last game according to match reports). If we offered a two year contract he'd jump, and he'd be cheap.
 

dergert

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Look, we all want Moore or May, but we just aren't going to have the draft capital to get mega A grade deals done.

Jack Hombsh? Is OOC at the end of the year, 28 year old mature body who hasn't played for the Suns yet (although he performed well in the VFL last game according to match reports). If we offered a two year contract he'd jump, and he'd be cheap.
IIRC he had a degenerative knee condition. Either way, his first season at GC was positive.

Jake Riccardi played defence for GWS in the VFL on the weekend and had a blinder. 40 odd disposals and a number of intercepts. Could he be the solution?

It'd be humorous to see a trade between us and GWS.
 

Mofra

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IIRC he had a degenerative knee condition. Either way, his first season at GC was positive.

Jake Riccardi played defence for GWS in the VFL on the weekend and had a blinder. 40 odd disposals and a number of intercepts. Could he be the solution?

It'd be humorous to see a trade between us and GWS.
I'd love that idea but I just can't see any GWS player coming to us in the near future
 

josh the gent

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Perfect for us would be a Brian Lake to Hawks style trade.

For reference, Lake was 31 years old for the start of the 2013 season.

Robbie Tarrant just turned 32 - that ship may have sailed.

Unfortunately i think the bridge is burnt, but the perfect fit could have been Daniel Talia. 30 years old for season 2022...
 

bigboysdontcry

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Look, we all want Moore or May, but we just aren't going to have the draft capital to get mega A grade deals done.

Jack Hombsh? Is OOC at the end of the year, 28 year old mature body who hasn't played for the Suns yet (although he performed well in the VFL last game according to match reports). If we offered a two year contract he'd jump, and he'd be cheap.
yeah it’s on good record that we made a strong play for May before Melbourne offered pick 5. We offered pick 9 which happened to be used on Naughton(thank damn that didn’t go ahead). You have to give up something really good to get them.
 

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