List Mgmt. Trade & Free Agency VI

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Milanista28

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Dec 2, 2014
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The only way we will go for a big name is if Raz left, Which is fine i think, a player @ Brodie or Sier's level possibly, Happy enough to hit the draft this year.

Martin depending on cost should also be considered.
 

rumply

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Apr 11, 2002
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Do we have a first round pick this year, I forget.
 

BrunoV

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May 5, 2009
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It's gotta be a problem with balance. Swallow, Miles, Bowes, Miller, McPherson and Fiorini is a very slow midfield group before you add Brodie to the mix.

He's still behind some very average players
 

eth-dog

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Jan 11, 2007
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I would have zero issues with no trades this year barring getting guys OOC and unlikely to play with us anyway places they want to go to (Hartley for example)
 

MightyDons4

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Oct 12, 2014
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He's still behind some very average players
Undeservedly so might I add. We kept guys like Baguley and Myers in the team because their 'known' mediocrity was valued higher than an 'unknown' kid.
 

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Orasia Fantazio

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Jun 26, 2017
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So, categorically, who should we be discussing?
Someone who isn’t 29 still playing good footy, top 5 important player, stuck by us even after ruining a large chunk of his peak footy and still has 3 years left on his contract.

Facts are if he doesn’t want to leave we aren’t pushing him out the door.
 

Red Black and Blue

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Oct 1, 2006
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Someone who isn’t 29 still playing good footy, top 5 important player, stuck by us even after ruining a large chunk of his peak footy and still has 3 years left on his contract.

Facts are if he doesn’t want to leave we aren’t pushing him out the door.
Other thing is we don’t need to trade a player. We have two second rounders and a future first or second rounder to trade. Trading a 28 year old Hurley won’t get us anything greater a combination of picks we have won’t be able to.
 

ghostdog

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Oct 18, 2008
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Someone who isn’t 29 still playing good footy, top 5 important player, stuck by us even after ruining a large chunk of his peak footy and still has 3 years left on his contract.

Facts are if he doesn’t want to leave we aren’t pushing him out the door.
Other thing is we don’t need to trade a player. We have two second rounders and a future first or second rounder to trade. Trading a 28 year old Hurley won’t get us anything greater a combination of picks we have won’t be able to.
Well, there's nothing like a 'fact' to shut down an opinion. Hopefully we go into 2020 with a fit and competent key forward and ruckman.
 

foj1

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Oct 25, 2005
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I reckon the battle will be to keep fantasia, draper and zerk-thatcher.
The latter two will be coveted by other clubs no doubt.
 

Orasia Fantazio

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Well, there's nothing like a 'fact' to shut down an opinion. Hopefully we go into 2020 with a fit and competent key forward and ruckman.
Why would we need to give up a top 5 player to get one? Which Ruckman or Key Forward would you propose we trade Hurley for?

Zerk and Franga potentially both best 22 next year, Hooker can play forward if he has to. Lose Clarke and Get Ceglar as a free agent.

Our out and out Key Forwards on our list are currently Daniher, Smack, Brown, Stewart, Gown. Then Stringer, Hooker, Laverde and Langford can all play a similar role. Our list balance is pretty good right now, we don’t need any more Key Forwards, any more and we’re simply robbing Peter to pay Paul.
 

ghostdog

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Oct 18, 2008
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Why would we need to give up a top 5 player to get one? Which Ruckman or Key Forward would you propose we trade Hurley for?

Zerk and Franga potentially both best 22 next year, Hooker can play forward if he has to. Lose Clarke and Get Ceglar as a free agent.

Our out and out Key Forwards on our list are currently Daniher, Smack, Brown, Stewart, Gown. Then Stringer, Hooker, Laverde and Langford can all play a similar role. Our list balance is pretty good right now, we don’t need any more Key Forwards, any more and we’re simply robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Because, I think, Zerk and Franga are both potentially best 22 next year, and by trading in a quality key forward we could keep Hooker as a key back. This could allow us to make the most of the talent we have, given Daniher's a 50/50. I'm not interested in either Smack or Brown having the key forward role full time.

Also, because Daniher and Stewart are by no means certainties. I see two or three of Stringer, Laverde, Langford and Smack in the forwardline. TBell doesn't have the capacity to continue as the number 1 ruckman and Draper will need support.

I don't have a full knowledge of who is and isn't available. I realise we don't have a lot of currency for this trade period, which is another reason why trading Hurley is, I think, worth discussing. If it were me, I'd be asking about Peter Wright; gun key forward/ruck. Smack gives us depth. We would potentially look like this;

Laverde - Wright - McDonald Tipungwuti
Fantasia - Daniher - Stringer
Redman - Heppell - Smith
Francis - Zerk Thatcher - McKenna
Saad - Hooker - Ambrose
Draper - Shiel - McGrath

I/C: Parish, Langford, Ridley, Guelfi

I realise Wright is highly unlikely. Interested in your opinion and facts as well.
 

owen87

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Apr 23, 2016
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Don't think we need to chase any big fish this year, happy to take our picks to the draft and look at some FA options to round out our depth. Assuming Draper & Fantasia stay of course.

Sier / Brodie are both worth a look as players that are likely obtainable for a 2nd round pick. We've got a number of young players that will want contracts of higher value, we've brought in Shiel, Saad, Stringer and Smith all on pretty reasonable money one would assume.

A Saad type trade would be ideal, picking a player who slots in with a skill set we need and can have a real role for instead of just whatever is available.
 
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