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What’s the worst trade your club has ever made?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by donkeypunchd, May 22, 2018.

  1. donkeypunchd

    donkeypunchd Club Legend

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    Premise of this thread is simple, what’s the worst trade your club has ever made and/or been involved in? We’ve had a few down the years but trading in Heritier was a definite loss for us, he had trouble getting on the park and left in acrimonious circumstances, threatening legal action because we didn’t offer him a contract extension.

    On the flip side we made out like bandits in the Melksham and Hibberd trades, both have been excellent for us and are walk up starts, costing us a second round pick each, they would certainly count as poor value trades from an Essendon POV.
     
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  2. Doctor Gero

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    Justin Murphy for pick 11.
    Thrown out of the club a year later for pick 23
     
  3. Thomas9

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    Not the worst, perhaps, but in hindsight the JP Kennedy trade wasn't Clarkson's best move.

    Oh well, can't win them all.
     
  4. The_Flying_Egg

    The_Flying_Egg Norm Smith Medallist

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    Got Steven Koops for a pick at about 20. Ended up Mundy :eek:
     
  5. Saint12

    Saint12 Club Legend

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    Pick 16 for Andrew Lovett still makes me shake my head.
    Let alone that he never played a game for us....
     
  6. Hobbes

    Hobbes Club Legend

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    I win.
     
  7. Jcpdragonx

    Jcpdragonx Brownlow Medallist

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    Frank Gallagher Diamond Encrusted Unobtainium Premium Member

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    Chris Mayne says hi.
     
  9. Daniel1812

    Daniel1812 Brownlow Medallist

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    Wayne Carey for picks 2 and 18

    like what the actual f**k? He was what? 30 at the time?
     
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    wal Club Legend

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    Wasn't a trade.
     

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  12. Saint12

    Saint12 Club Legend

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    What did you give up?
     
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  13. longsuffreosupp

    longsuffreosupp Premiership Player

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    Stephen O'reilly trade set Carlton back a decade or so
     
  14. BuffDog

    BuffDog Team Captain

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    Which we used on Mark Williams...
     
  15. Norwood1878

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    Didn't we also get Jason tourney in the deal? He played alright for us.
     
  16. Saint12

    Saint12 Club Legend

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    "Riffle" Williams?
     
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  17. La Dispute

    La Dispute La Dispute

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    Cue the annual Stephen Reilly to Carlton post
     
  18. Daniel1812

    Daniel1812 Brownlow Medallist

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    Kane Johnson and draft picks #12, #28 and #41

    He was decent but not for all that. Who was the list manager back then? That was a brutal trade period for us.
     
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  19. SuperSteele22

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    I’d forgotten about that one

    Pick 18 on its own would have been cutting it fine but to give away pick 2 was bizarre considering not only his age but the fact that he’d been out of the game for a year
     
  20. Isaac Cumming No 1

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    I think we're unique in being the only club that's been bent over a barrel twice by Freo of all people. There were circumstances though, McCarthy we were blindsided and Wilson was a compassionate transfer.

    Marchbank wanted to go and we couldn't do much.

    It's Townsend or Stewart. Both given away during the period we had to reduce our list and make some tough calls. Both would walk into our best 22 now.
     
  21. Tas

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    Thanks, Hawthorn.
     
  22. Daniel1812

    Daniel1812 Brownlow Medallist

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    I can understand to approach Carey despite his age, we had a shot at a premiership in 2002 but fell short against you lot. Our forwardline was dreadful but to give up pick 2 was a joke, I would of been fine with pick 18 for him.
     
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  23. donkeypunchd

    donkeypunchd Club Legend

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    You guys won large on the McCarthy trade, he’s played WAFL quality footy for most of this year.
     
  24. Tbonefreo

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    Bloody McPhee to bombers for pick 60odd
     
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  25. Wojcinski

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    Travis Varcoe for Mitch Clark
    Pick 21 for Rhys Stanley
     
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