Will/Should clubs raid Richmond's list?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Luv_our_club, Apr 12, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. Luv_our_club

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    I want to compliment the Tiges on their depth, but is it too deep?

    Excluding the superstars, the Richmond rotation of forwards could include:
    Naish
    Higgins
    Chol
    Stengle
    Graham
    Balta
    Baker
    Moore
    Drummond
    Bolton
    Townsend
    Short
    Castagna
    Lloyd
    Caddy
    Rioli
    Lambert
    Butler
    Edwards

    and there also is Miles, C. Ellis, Menadue


    After a flag, player managers can expect to see their player's wages go up. Some players want more opportunity.

    There are strategies that clubs can use to combat this, and Richmond are in a fine position to do so, but normally something will give.
     
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    Yes, Hampson would be an excellent get for a lot of sides.
     
  3. Snake_Baker

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    I can understand a Hawthorn supporters interest in them.
     
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  4. Luv_our_club

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    Because all our forwards suck.... i get it
     
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    Lambert
    Castagna
    Townsend

    All welcome at Melbourne.
     
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    He could come home.
     
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    Wouldn't mind Townsend back, and we really could have used one or two of any number of small forwards on their list able to apply defensive pressure last year. We've addressed it in different ways though, and I wouldn't like the idea of getting the ones they want the least.

    Our cap situation probably means we'd have to swap value in players anyway. I dont hate them but it might be a strategic mistake to help them strengthen their list, talls for example.
     
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  8. Luv_our_club

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    It is unusual for top clubs to trade, but it can happen.

    Sydney got both McGlyn and Kennedy off of the Hawks. Or via free agency, Buddy to the Swans. And then Mitchell to the Hawks.
     
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    No way that list could win a flag.

    Oh wait.
     
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    The Hawks already took Vickery off us. Surely that's enough?
     
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    Rance because we need a 6th KPD
     
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    No. We only have 2 good players anyway. Actually scratch that, Rance had a bad game recently.

    We have 1 good player.
     
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    I'd say 4: cotchin rance dustin riewoldt. the rest are roleplayers but the system worked
     
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    You can have them, for a price.
     
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    What would be a realistic offer for Dusty? Doubt any team would do it, but if someone offered 3 first rounders, you'd have to do it.
     
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    A few guys you list there would be handy but I would not want to pay overs for any of them as none of them in isolation are going to help a club a lot.
     
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    No we wouldnt
     
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    It really is amazing how such a plodder list won it all. Speaks volumes about just how good Dusty was.
     
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    What's the price then?
     
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    3 personnel have already been raided since our premiership.

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    Lloyd is Lloyd. C. Ellis is C. Ellis. Miles is Miles. Conca is Conca. Not many teams would want them.

    Short is getting a go down back. Higgins and Bolton are young and getting a go as small forwards.

    Useful players other clubs will probably look around: Menadue, Moore, Markov and Garthwaite.
     
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    Right now we are in "the premiership window".Trading Dusty right now for draft picks would put us out of the window. We wouldn't trade him for picks, doesn't make sense to do that.
     
  24. Jedi Tiger

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    Possibly - but only as a tactical measure to ensure Richmond don’t snag another flag.

    Anyone who knows anything about football will tell you that the Tigers’ list is full of spuds. However - through structure/game-plan/unexplainable sorcery, said list won a premiership. Surely removing any singular player from this environment would not only expose said player for their complete inability, but would also break up that working Richmond system.

    If each club targets just 1 or 2 players (purely to run around in their seconds), any chance of continued Richmond success is nullified.
     
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    I think there's a few more than just those 4 but you're not far off the mark. Players like Rioli, Graham, Astbury, Vlastuin, Grimes are more than just role players but your point is still valid for a majority of our team.

    Would players such as Butler, Castagna, Townsend even Lambert get a game at another decent team? They would if the game plan was built around defensive pressure and hard up and down running but certainly not because of their skills alone.

    Good thread.
     
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