The North board liked this kid, I remember many hoped he'd slip to us (not that we're regretting Simpkin). Can see a few known North posters hitting this thread soon with some trade scenarios.
This is where Adelaide can hopefully attract some of these guys like Brodie, Hately , Valente, Caldwell offering them regular games and midfield minutesRemember him being touted as a potential pick 1 for a fair bit of his draft year, could be wrong. Interesting that he hasn't come in with Rowell out, wouldn't be surprised to see him request a trade as other inside mids are clearly preferred at GC atm.
If that is the price, think many clubs would jump at that.Behind the pecking order at GC
What would it take to get him ?
Adelaide should be into him
2021 2nd rounder (pick 19>21 likely) gets it done ?
Not in the hub, that's why.Remember him being touted as a potential pick 1 for a fair bit of his draft year, could be wrong. Interesting that he hasn't come in with Rowell out, wouldn't be surprised to see him request a trade as other inside mids are clearly preferred at GC atm.
This is where Adelaide can hopefully attract some of these guys like Brodie, Hately , Valente, Caldwell offering them regular games and midfield minutes
I would argue that resigning and working on his deficiencies is a sign of good character and attitude.I vaguely remember hearing rumours his professionalism is very poor.
still not sure why he signed a new deal should have left like Scrimshaw and gotten a fresh start.
in reality Brodie offers poor versatility but can win a contested ball. Problem is for him GC Suns don’t want to gift games to anyone you have to earn them which i love as that’s what hurt them when they first started.
Guys like Miller, Bowes, Fiorini are all ahead of him and are leaders at the club plus add in Greenwood. Throw in Rowell when he returns, Anderson, Swallow, Weller, Ainsworth, Ellis I see no reason why he will get a good look in. especially if his attitude is poor. Don’t forget the suns have Sam Flanders who will be a very good player.
Settle down.Honestly, I can't see Adelaide even being in the hunt for someone like Brodie. Why on earth would he want to go there unless it was on ridiculous money? Adelaide have shown that they won't even pay the good players they have 'market value' or close to it over recent history and they double down by overpaying middle of the road players they have under their model. Perhaps some SA lads might be realistic at a stretch, but even then they would have to fight off Port who have shown they are far more aggressive and flexible in the trade market and would be a far, far more attractive proposition. The question remains, why would anyone want to be traded there? The AFC is an absolute dumpster fire.
What the Crows will have to do is go super hard at drafting their own players and pick up role players with good character to rebuild their culture and club which is quite frankly, in the toilet. The only players in the short-medium term I see them being able to get in are fringe, role players way on the outer (think Ben Keays), mature state league players desperate for opportunity (think Kyle Hartigan, Mick Gibbons types) and 18 year olds out of the draft rather than former and recent high pick talents who may want a club change and better opportunities elsewhere (think Will Brodie).
Players like Brodie will have their pick of 4 or 5 clubs you'd think at least and Adelaide would be stone cold last on any list IMO.
The Crows are rebuilding. Players that want opportunities will come to rebuilding sides. Brodie has a VERY healthy contract for the next few years already, so GCS may want him gone and he may want to prove himself.
Carlton were absolutely embarassing for almost 20 years, and they got players to come to them. It happens.
The Crows are a vastly larger club in South Australia than their competition, and admittedly have always been pretty good. They've never in their history been favourites for a wooden spoon. They are a club that will turn this around, just as West Coast did a decade ago, and the fact they're aggressively rebuilding hopefully means that happens quickly.
And any talk of culture is just rubbish. They've not overpaid for middling players like Lever or McGovern, or aging players that don't fit their list profile, like Greenwood. That's meaningless. And if doesn't matter how many times Eddie Betts wife wants to complain about Eddie not being allowed his phone at a work function, the camp is just not something that would factor into any player's opinion going forward.
You can count on one hand the amount of big name players either Adelaide side have been able to attract who weren't already from SA, even the ones who are from SA is small. It's also a very small list in that next tier that have gone there. The simple reality is that fu** all people want to live in Adelaide and it's a reality both sides need to contend with. Just because you won't accept it, doesn't make it not true.
I know your trying to stir the pot but Port has never really had any issues retaining interstate players that we want to keep at the club. And we've had our fair share of high profile interstate recruits also, so I don't know if your purposely being misleading or are just completely unaware of the goings on of things outside of your own club.
Paddy Ryder, Charlie Dixon, Tom Rockliff And to a lesser extent of “high profile” Jack Watts and Steven Motlop. Some higher paid players at port are ooc so I hope another can be added to that list this year.I never mentioned anything about retention, in fact earlier on I suggested that drafting their own good players was the way to go moving forward.
If i'm being misleading, why don't you compile a list of 'high profile' recruits that either club has had and show it? If your argument is that the Adelaide clubs can easily attract talent who aren't originally from SA I reckon you're going to have a hard time, because IMO history shows it's my statement that's closer to the truth...
Which is no case really. I agree the Crows haven’t been able to attract interstate high profile talent, but don’t paint us with the same brush.
i think that's a bit disingenuous, Carlton wanted Rockcliff pretty badly at the time IIRC