List Mgmt. Trade & Free Agency IV - hypotheticals etc. (Continued in Part V)

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  1. Runk

    Runk Brownlow Medallist

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    This Lever stuff is borderline bush league. Adelaide chucking the baby out with the cot and Lever camp sticking to their 'I'm going home for family reasons...' line. Serious amateur hour.

    On a side note: I can't wait to see what Melbourne are going to have to cough up for him. And that's not me having a go at Melbourne, just honestly interested in what they are definitely going to have to part with. Whilst the price tag salary wise is arguable, what they lose re: draft picks has the potential to be huge. This wont get done quickly.

    Melbourne must really think they're in for a tilt and their list is in good nick. Fascinating.
     

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    They said Francis' manager will be on trade radio soon if anyone is interested.
     
  3. Orasia Fantazio

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    Looks like Geelong have pulled out of the Smith race. His agent said it's down to us, Carlton, St Kilda and Collingwood
     
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    Franga's manager just said on Trade radio he expects Aaron to be with us next year and a trade is unlikely, Says a little homesickness but nothing major.

    His manager sounds like he's still asleep really annoying to listen too, Making me angry, I wanna slap the campaigner.
     
  5. citizen-erased

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    Yeah, Smith may not JPK style at the stoppages, but he has a good work-rate and plays pretty good defensively when in the middle.
    One of those players GWS really missed during the finals. Not sure what the non-selection was about, but it hurt them.

    I'd be quite happy to add Smith.
    Even Smith & Stringer.
    Pick 11 to Dogs for Stringer and Dogs 2nd
    Our 2nd for Smith.

    11 = Stringer & Smith, plus an upgrade on our 2nd.

    Hooker has a man bun.
    We are a forgiving club.
     
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    Personally think he is best 22 at GWS, Cameron has just selected an incredibly unbalanced forward line. Stevie J shouldn't have been selected a single game before Smith this year.
     
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  7. Orasia Fantazio

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    Not to mention the things on Darcy Parish's head and Joe's top lip.... We do let a lot slide
     
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    Culture is poor.
    Dyson is pushing it with his dreads and microwaved steak. It comes from the top.

    Pick 11 for Stringer and 25
    Pick 28 for Smith
    Pick 25 for Saad

    Gleeson Hartley Francis
    McKenna Hurley Saad
    Parish Merrett McGrath
    Stringer Daniher Tippa
    Fantasia Hooker Stewart
    TBC Heppell Smith
    Langford Laverde Zaka Goddard

    not too shabby.
     
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    Before his injury this year he was clear best 22. started like a house on fire. He is a very good player and he would flourish with us I reckon.
     
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    Most definitely is best 22 at GWS. Only injury has derailed this season, and couldn't get up to play in finals.

    Im not saying he is some absolute superstar, but he walks into our best 22 very easily and improves us. If he's interested in coming here, we should be too.
     
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    Id rather Smith over stringer. Straight swap for green with stints in midfield. Stringer while a talent and an upgrade still fills a role that we have other players to hopefully fill (Laverde/Langford).

    I'd be happy either way, but if I had a choose I'd go Smith. Thats purely onfield aswell, ignoring off field problems.
     

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    Could also get in on the Lever trade

    MFC give up 1st and 2nd to AFC
    AFC give up Lever

    EFC give up 1st
    AFC give up AFC 1st and MFC 2nd
    we make off like bandits in terms of points, but Adelaide do get the luxury of 10 and 11.

    AFC 1st - Stringer
    MFC 2nd - Saad
    EFC 2nd - Smith
     
  13. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Did he get injured in Round 23?
     
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    Has not played midfield in any meaningful sense.

    Upgrades you mentioned are already on the list.

    He's another small, light player with no grunt whatsoever so he's hardly an ideal player to commit to for the long term.

    If we can get him for the right price and there are no other options then so be it but that's not how it will work. We have to beat Carlton to him and if he then nominates us we have to get the deal done otherwise we can kiss goodbye landing good players (and we would truly be hard to deal with). That almost certainly means compromising deals for more useful players.

    It's about the most unexciting trade I can think of.
     
  15. Fear Boner

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    Devon smith is a jet and instant upgrade on our best 22 .
    Some of you guys are crazy...
     
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    Well it is crazy season ...
     
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    From what I understand, it was the knee issue he had all year, make the comparison with Johnson, could get up but then couldn't back it up.

    Or, hell maybe the club was aware he was leaving and didn't play him.


    I understand your point, im assuming laverde and Langford are your colyer and green replacements?

    Just on the bolded, a trade doesn't have to be exciting to be good for the club, example is Stewart.
     
  18. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    Or he got dropped?
     
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    Are you drunk?
     
  20. Alfred E Neuman

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    I think BrunoV ‘s post was a typo?
     
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    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    You're right. Smith is a gun. Will win the brownlow.
     
  22. Mercurial89

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    Cameron has dropped out-of-form forward Stevie Johnson and was unable to pick fellow attacker Devon Smith because of a knee injury.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/07/giants-ponder-late-changes-afl-final


    I just think people are reading into his form a bit too much from this year. He is a good player who would make us better.

    I know that he doesn't fit the big bodied midfielder type people are obsessed with on this board, but he is an upgrade on at least 2 players in our best 22 and is at a good age for our list.
    We were at our best when we had our small forwards in form, if our game style is dependent on these guys, id like to upgrade to the best available, who appears to be interested in coming to us.
     
  23. Jaxes

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    clubs need more power in trading... this situation where a player nominates a club and then they get held to ransom is total bs
     
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    That's the spirit Bonce. Welcome to the season!
     
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    I agree, but let's go nuts this window with players apparently wanting to nominate Essendon, then ask for a rule change next season ;)
     
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