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Anyone who seriously thinks Essendon chose Mos just to make us match is just bat shit crazy, sorry...I actually think Essendon felt he was worth the draft pick. The fact we didn't get a discounted free hit at him is just a bonus, but not why they went early on him.
I agree that Essendon wanted him. Their second pick was #60. If they waited till then, the Hawks might have jumped in. So they had to use pick 38.I actually think Essendon felt he was worth the draft pick. The fact we didn't get a discounted free hit at him is just a bonus, but not why they went early on him.
The Scum wanted Mozzie however there was also an element of wanting us to play more than he was worth. They played the same game with Carlton for the FS who is more obsessed with how his hair looks than getting the footy.Anyone who seriously thinks Essendon chose Mos just to make us match is just bat shit crazy, sorry...
I've read it way too often here, it's just embarrassing
There is no way Essendon paid more than they thought he was worth purely to try to make us pay more than he was worth.The Scum wanted Mozzie however there was also an element of wanting us to play more than he was worth. They played the same game with Carlton for the FS who is more obsessed with how his hair looks than getting the footy.
But it can't be both! It's a logical impossibility.I didn't write the Scum paid more than they thought Mozzie was worth! However I maintain there was an element of wanting us to pay more than we thought he was worth. Time will be the judge with both Kosi and Rog being interesting prospects.
in hindsight no, but like houdinihuddo said, more than likely played some influence in them 'valuing' him at 38 (i.e. they didn't know we wouldn't match and was an added bonus if they made us do it). we are not talking about the most professional 'sporting' club here.
Why cant it be they took a risk at 38, thinking if we want him we will over pay or worst case they will get him and overpay.
Can you or someone please remind or update us as to which kids are on our 2019 horizon?
At the risk of offending Abasi, no.Why cant it be they took a risk at 38, thinking if we want him we will over pay or worst case they will get him and overpay.
The gamble had to be played with an early enough pick to make us hurt or flinch
No one said didnt really want.At the risk of offending Abasi, no.
Read your statement again. You're saying that they risked overpaying for someone they didn't really want that early, just to make Hawthorn pay a little bit more?
To believe this, you would have to believe they happily ignored the player they really wanted, called out Moz' name purely with our match in mind, and have now missed out on their real target.
It didn't happen. They called Moz because they rated him and need quick small forwards. There was no "gamble" that backfired.
Seriously, this is getting into #headfu++edbyessendon
2019 prospects from NGAThat's why I'm here, not to read oeiole's opinions on why Mozzie is at the scum. At least it's the club he followed, so I for one am happy for him. Now let's look at the present, and future, shall we?
There's absolutely no evidence of 'bluff' or 'gambling' except in the heads of some posters here. None whatsoever.Its called gambling and involves an element of bluff and a possibility of win or failure.
Some good things being heard about Toussaint already...2019 prospects from NGA
Marcus Toussaint (2019), Inverloch, Multicultural
Todd Garner (2019), Gruyere, Indigenous
Tot Jok (2019), Pakenham, Multicultural
Charles Power (2019), Heathmont, Multicultural
Sebastian Reyneke (2019), Park Orchards, Multicultural
Harrison Pepper (2019), Morwell, Indigenous
The list of potential father sons is:
Then there are the 2018 f/s that didn't get selected, such as Devlin Brereton, Kye Barlow, Tom Graham