Confirmed Will Setterfield [traded to Carlton with #71 for #43 & future 2nd round pick]

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We haven't been burnt on many trades like this. Ahern has shown a bit, Pickett would not get a game in a good side, Kennedy has his limitations and has limited potential, Marchbank can't kick. Setters is probably the best of them but I wonder what the club knows of his injury, rehab has been slow. Problem with high draft picks is the ego, quite a few just expect it to happen for them and expect to be best 22 from year 1 or 2.
 

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I watch him closely out of interest on fox

To me he had a few "almost" moments and looked a bit out of sorts. It's his first game for 12 months so being a but rusty is hardly surprising.

He did what players should do when that happens. He chased and tackled hard trying to find a way to contribute.

With the Blues developing it's likely it'll be easier to follow the JLT games through to the ones. Hopefully he can, I think he has a lot of upside.
 

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Got through the game. Few good things. Still racked up 19 possies (17 kicks) and had a few shots on goal.

I like that he kicks much more than handballing. This may change a bit as he gets more into the guts.

The guy had a very good game after 2 knee recos.

Again, our recruiting team had a day out last year no matter what knightmare believes
 

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Got through the game. Few good things. Still racked up 19 possies (17 kicks) and had a few shots on goal.

I like that he kicks much more than handballing. This may change a bit as he gets more into the guts.

The guy had a very good game after 2 knee recos.

Again, our recruiting team had a day out last year no matter what knightmare believes
Actually a single ACL. His first stint in rehab was a bad concussion from an accidental collision with a Nat Fyfe knee. Certainly deserves better luck.
 

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We haven't been burnt on many trades like this. Ahern has shown a bit, Pickett would not get a game in a good side, Kennedy has his limitations and has limited potential, Marchbank can't kick. Setters is probably the best of them but I wonder what the club knows of his injury, rehab has been slow. Problem with high draft picks is the ego, quite a few just expect it to happen for them and expect to be best 22 from year 1 or 2.
Setter doesnt strike me as the fig jam/look at me type.
you guys certainly lost out on this one.

When we had pick 1 in this draft, i was keen on either of McGrath, Taranto or Setterfield
Honestly thought we'd land Setter if/when he decided to leave.
I'd have happily forgone the return pick and added a little extra to the Shiel deal if Setter had been on the table.
 

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Setter doesnt strike me as the fig jam/look at me type.
you guys certainly lost out on this one.

When we had pick 1 in this draft, i was keen on either of McGrath, Taranto or Setterfield
Honestly thought we'd land Setter if/when he decided to leave.
I'd have happily forgone the return pick and added a little extra to the Shiel deal if Setter had been on the table.
He chose the Blues is the reality. Not sure if it was money related. He was reputed to be on $400k with us. You'd expect his manager not to accept less. Hard to see anyone offering more though in the circumstances.
 

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He chose the Blues is the reality. Not sure if it was money related. He was reputed to be on $400k with us. You'd expect his manager not to accept less. Hard to see anyone offering more though in the circumstances.
i think we would have.
Game time is my guess. Though with Myers turning 30, and not a lot of depth at essendon, i felt he'd have had a year or two to ease back from injury, and could have played when ready. Be it Rd1 2019, or a little later.

it is the ever so slightly bitter aftertaste of an otherwise sweet couple of years of trading where Shiel, Smith, Stringer and Saad came in.
I'd have been happy to offer our 2018 and 2019 1sts for Shiel and Setter with nothing in return.
 

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Interesting I never saw that detail. I think he'll be worth good money, just the unproven thing.
Read an article a little while back which said that Setterfield was signed until 2022. I was surprised. If fit, he is well well worth it.
 

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i think we would have.
Game time is my guess. Though with Myers turning 30, and not a lot of depth at essendon, i felt he'd have had a year or two to ease back from injury, and could have played when ready
Who would he have been competing with at Essendon for an inside midfield role?

He’s got more competition at Carlton with Cripps, Dow and Kennedy at Carlton as young inside mids.
 

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i think we would have.
Game time is my guess. Though with Myers turning 30, and not a lot of depth at essendon, i felt he'd have had a year or two to ease back from injury, and could have played when ready. Be it Rd1 2019, or a little later.

it is the ever so slightly bitter aftertaste of an otherwise sweet couple of years of trading where Shiel, Smith, Stringer and Saad came in.
I'd have been happy to offer our 2018 and 2019 1sts for Shiel and Setter with nothing in return.
I dont think there's much risk he would have played in the ones with us. Good sources saying he was rated our best prospect since Kelly.

An ACL isn't a huge risk but there us some. He looked to be moving laterally ok in the JKT and with the confidence to throw his body into the contest in the JLT, even though the touch wasn't there. That's a good sign.
 

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He might be the WHE for Carlton.

A high draft pick that has not lived up to Expectations and not had the best Injury Run.

Get Him Fit and he might get something close to what he showed why he was Rated to be Worth Pick 6
Extremelyyyyyyyyy different.

Setterfield more highly rated internally and around the competition and barely got a chance to play senior football due to injury.

WHE played 50 games.
 
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