List Mgmt. Trade & F/A - 2018/2019 - Part 3

Shpeshal Ed

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Sep 17, 2007
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Collingwood
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I’m a bit disappointed we’re not linked to any of the free agents and such at the moment.

Mainly because I feel at least 1 or 2 are players we really should be going for. Is it simply because we’re still deep into finals? Or are we really not looking into any of them?
 

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ThePhantom777

Premiership Player
Apr 2, 2014
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Canberra
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Collingwood
I’m a bit disappointed we’re not linked to any of the free agents and such at the moment.

Mainly because I feel at least 1 or 2 are players we really should be going for. Is it simply because we’re still deep into finals? Or are we really not looking into any of them?
Agree. We should be into Tomlinson, he's a versatile big.

And we should wave a 3 year contract in front of this man who kicked 43 goals this year in a putrid team: https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pp-adelaide-crows--taylor-walker
 

partypie

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Nov 26, 2013
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Shaun Burgoyne.

He would be an ideal replacement for Wells except without the injury concerns.

He’s the ideal Mr.FixIt

He would come cheap and be perfect to mentor our young players.
As if the AFL would let him come to Collingwood - they're too heavily invested in propping up their basket cases for that to happen...
 
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partypie

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And took all the money. GWS have salary cap squeeze.
They'll just shift numbers on existing contracts around a bit to make it fit, which players are generally happy to do if it means retaining gun team mates (and thus a bigger chance for on-field success).

Happens all the time at every club.
 

Quicky

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May 27, 2008
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I’m a bit disappointed we’re not linked to any of the free agents and such at the moment.

Mainly because I feel at least 1 or 2 are players we really should be going for. Is it simply because we’re still deep into finals? Or are we really not looking into any of them?
Which players would you like to see us target?
 

partypie

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Nov 26, 2013
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Agree. We should be into Tomlinson, he's a versatile big.

And we should wave a 3 year contract in front of this man who kicked 43 goals this year in a putrid team: https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pp-adelaide-crows--taylor-walker
I would dead set walk out on the club if we even entertained bringing that flog in, irrespective of the fact that he also looks like he might be cooked both physically and above the shoulders (you just don't see a bloke like him with his track record shirk contests on a regular basis out of the ground unless there is something not right upstairs).
 

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TrollCrusher

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Aug 5, 2019
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I just read a rumor that Hurley wants out of Essendon, should we have a look? I would be OK for cheap cause I think the guys close to cooked would not part ways with a first but would have jumped at the idea a few years ago. Others will bave a different view.
 

Timmy from Thomastown

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May 25, 2006
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I’m a bit disappointed we’re not linked to any of the free agents and such at the moment.

Mainly because I feel at least 1 or 2 are players we really should be going for. Is it simply because we’re still deep into finals? Or are we really not looking into any of them?
Would you like to name them or are you just interested in a free agent for the sake of getting a free agent? I can’t see any holes in our list except perhaps a backup key position player to replace Dunn/Goldsack.

We have picked up a number of free agents and we have traded away picks to get players in recent years.

Maybe going to the draft is a better option this season and topping up our youth that is a bit thin on the ground.
 
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Timmy from Thomastown

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I just read a rumor that Hurley wants out of Essendon, should we have a look? I would be OK for cheap cause I think the guys close to cooked would not part ways with a first but would have jumped at the idea a few years ago. Others will bave a different view.
No thanks, terribly overrated and not sure why you think he’d be cheap
 

TrollCrusher

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No thanks, terribly overrated and not sure why you think he’d be cheap
I agree with you. Don't think he would be cheap however, if he wants out and all the other clubs are on our wavelength then he's not going to cost a first. I would be happy to pass, think he's about cooked but thought it's an interesting proposition all the same.

FWIW - Most wanted Hurley after his ban expired in 2017 - over those years we secured Dunne and Roughead who've provided as much as Hurley and they cost nothing, and on minimum chips re salary. Hurley would have cost us something like Jaydn Stephenson and he'd have been on about $700 to get him over.

Despite our lack of KPP credit where it's due - the aquisitions of Dunne/Roughead have worked much better for us then chasing the so called big ones.
 

nahnah

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Sep 26, 2012
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Big no to Hurley, cheap stats and I question his desperation... a few times I have seen him let a goal through when he could have touched it. Bring in a cheap tall, Roughy and Dunn have worked for us and they don't come at a cost.
 

Unknown Identity

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Oct 7, 2009
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Who does a 37 year old Burgoyne replace? No thanks..

Hurley wouldn't come cheap, nobody is getting Hurley for less than a pick in the 8-14 range + steak knives.
 

TradeDraft

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Oct 18, 2009
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Collingwood
I’m a bit disappointed we’re not linked to any of the free agents and such at the moment.

Mainly because I feel at least 1 or 2 are players we really should be going for. Is it simply because we’re still deep into finals? Or are we really not looking into any of them?
Well last year we heard nothing from Collingwood Really until the Friday of the 1 Week of Trade Period
 

Pragmatic Shill

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Jul 2, 2017
3,672
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Collingwood
I don't want to stifle discussion but can we put a line through names such as Tomlinson, Langdon, Burgoyne, Bruce and (though I know it was tongue in cheek) Daniher?

Multiple media outlets confident enough to run with these players going to specific clubs that are not Collingwood. While it's not over until it's over, I don't think we're in much of a position to swoop in late and overtake other clubs on these specific names (particularly ones that require a trade for in-contract players).
 

jackcass

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Oct 8, 2007
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Collingwood
As much as I like Keane as a solid prospect and think Atu has shown really good development this year... the list of names there is highly speculative.

Kelly and Wilson seem likely types but not in 2020. Tohill is so far back that I doubt he is ever AFL quality and after a few years on the list Lynch is no certainty to further develop or get a game in the ruck over Cox should Grundy go down

A chance none of those names force their way into the seniors in 2020
Equally, there's a chance all of them could have an impact in 2020.

I'm really excited to see what Wilson, Atu and Keane in particular will bring. I think Kelly's injury issues have derailed his 2019 and that may well delay his development. I think Lynch has improved year on year so won't discount what he might be able to do in 2020. Agree, Tohill is a long way back.
 

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