I was thinking of it more as 'spring cleaning'Steady, don’t sell the farm
I don't think they have any reasonable trade value that will make it worthwhile for us. Jones and Cas are either 30 or thereabouts and Marchbank can't get on the park.One of Marchbank, Jones or Casboult seem to be surplus to requirements. I'm unsure of their trade value but there is value in each being decent talls.
I'd deadset shed a tear if Cas got traded.
No, I wouldn't have thought so.So we're the new Giants? ha.
Having said that, past teams have done the same: Capt Ryan Griffen, Vice Capt Brett Deludio.
If I knew we continued to have people to make ruthless list manager decisions I would agree.
But I was asked tonight by a friend who is a friend of the Silvagnis where he will be playing (?) and it got me thinking/worried. I'd hate to lose a 'son', blue blood.
Where would he play he asked. I said HFF, he asked who would he replace? I pivoted and said how about tagger when Ed retires? He was non-plussed and inferred he's on the move. And it did make me really think, and a bit sad, that we have to lose a fair bit of loyalty and sentimentality to move forward.
(Afterall SOS really screwed us hard not to move to the saints himself at various negotiation stages).
Is Jack 'expendable'?
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mate, no offence, but how would trading dow, obrien or similar for papley send us backwards? People get hung up on draft pick position and potential. Papley is elite. Would be starting 22 for any team in the comp and almost all australianCan't trade any of the players we've taken with top end picks since the 2015 draft.
Quite a few will be ready to take their games to the next level in 2021. Trading them out to bring in someone like Papley could actually make us go backwards. With the amount of young players coming through, the biggest growth should come from within.
McGovern and Kreuzer would be the names I'd throw out there:
McGovern: Don't see him in our best 22 come 2022. Really bullish on Kemp. See him playing on the ball and rotating with Cripps as the 3rd tall forward. Can't have McKay, Curnow, McGovern + Cripps or Kemp in the same forward line. Too top heavy.
Kreuzer: Injury prone and turning 32 next season. We've tried building our midfield around him for over a decade and it hasn't worked. Maybe a fresh start will see him gain a bit of continuity. Also, with Pittonet showing decent signs, it's probably best to give him an opportunity to try and improve the consistency of his performance. His best is as good as Kreuzer's and whilst we're still in the development phase, it's probably best to see what he's capable of.
Don't know what sort of trade currency either have, but it's probably all we should offer at this stage.
Hold your tears, won’t happen. None of these guys will leave via trade. Free agency though?One of Marchbank, Jones or Casboult seem to be surplus to requirements. I'm unsure of their trade value but there is value in each being decent talls.
I'd deadset shed a tear if Cas got traded.
Dow and O'brien clearly haven't reached their peak, but they offer key attributes our team is lacking.mate, no offence, but how would trading dow, obrien or similar for papley send us backwards? People get hung up on draft pick position and potential. Papley is elite. Would be starting 22 for any team in the comp and almost all australian
I'm not sure if I could disagree any more vehemently!LOB is the player who has the most replaceable skill set. Seems to lack defensive capacity and doesn’t hurt with his disposal. Not sure if he has much currency though.
Not saying I don't like the kid or see an upside. I just see him as the most replaceable.I'm not sure if I could disagree any more vehemently!
The kid is quick, his kicking is very good, he is an endurance machine, and whilst weighing 45 kilos wringing wet just kept throwing his body in at the ball, going even harder if he got knocked off it.
There is not a player on this list that has been more in danger of getting smashed than LOB over the last 3 years. It never stopped him. Imagine what he's going to be like, once he's actually done three years in an AFL gym environment!
You're mad. I'm mad. We're all going slowly insane. I blame the Coronavirus.