Strategy Your club's draft/trade needs 2021

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Virgin Dog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 29, 2017
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Western Bulldogs
Trade capital?
We're not getting anything serious in return unfortunately. I'd guess that if Essendon were to offer their (current) Pick 45 + Pick 51, we'd take it, even if we needed to send a late future pick back. I'm inclined to think we'll prioritise points in any player trades made this year in the hope we can get full value out of our 1st without just selling it for points.
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
23,425
18,532
Victoria
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Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan, Celtic
1- midfield depth
2-key forward, ready to play, 22-25yo range
3-small forward

1-dunstan & hewett via FA. Goater via draft, trade 2022 1st in for 2x top 20 picks and two more bites
2-????
3-Billings
 

Instincts

Cancelled
Sep 21, 2020
600
976
AFL Club
North Melbourne
1- midfield depth
2-key forward, ready to play, 22-25yo range
3-small forward

1-dunstan & hewett via FA. Goater via draft, trade 2022 1st in for 2x top 20 picks and two more bites
2-????
3-Billings
CCJ is probably your best option that is on the market. (I haven't really been paying attention to trade news this year so I may be wrong)
 

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BrutThough

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 2, 2010
13,678
50,482
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St Kilda
1- midfield depth
2-key forward, ready to play, 22-25yo range
3-small forward

1-dunstan & hewett via FA. Goater via draft, trade 2022 1st in for 2x top 20 picks and two more bites
2-????
3-Billings
Billings isn't really a small forward. He's spent more time forward this year due to a foot injury but would still primarily see himself as a wing.
 

Dexter6

Debutant
Mar 14, 2021
64
144
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
1. Experienced KPD: Astbury would be ideal as it would only cost salary cap and allow Gardner to develop more.

2. Draft Points for Darcy: Whether that's trading 2022 picks forward or losing depth

3. Mature Ruck: English looks better as a 70/30 forward-ruck, and Martin hasn't been able to get on the park as much as we'd like. Don't know who would be on the market that we'd go for. Maybe a Ladhams who can swap more with English resting forward.

4. Burning the photos that Roarke Smith has of Bevo that he uses as blackmail to be picked over higher quality players.
 

Obeanie1

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 26, 2007
24,596
20,826
Darwin
AFL Club
West Coast
West Coast
1. Big bodied Inside Midfielder. Ideally someone that can be damaging on the outside too, but a genuine big bodied midfielder.
2. Creative Mid/FWD. Preferably with some pace, but capable of playing on a HFF as well. (rather than a forward capable of some inside minutes)
3. Project KPD or Ruckman
2. Sam Butler - likened to Butters at Port (no pun intended)
 

Obeanie1

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 26, 2007
24,596
20,826
Darwin
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West Coast
Brisbane Lions:
1. Big bodied, explosive mid.
2. HBF who is a good kick and can run fast.
3. KPP either forward or back.
4. Points in next year’s draft.
Why do Brisbane need points for next year? Which father son do they have coming up?

Thanks

Would like to see the Eagle trade in for another 1st in the teens.
 

briztoon

Wannabe Draft Nuffie
Nov 28, 2015
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Brisbane
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Brisbane Lions
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Thats a lot of points required - 3000+.

Swap a future first for one of yours this year?
No.

As long as we have enough points to cover an early first round bid on Ashcroft, we shouldn’t care about a draft deficit on a second round bid or later on any other father son or academy prospects next year.
 

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I Lost My Keays

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2013
19,032
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Adelaide
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Adelaide
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Celtics , England FC
Mids - 100%

Schoenberg, Pedlar and Berry are our inside midfielders, but we need someone who can produce x-factor a player similar to Bont or Petracca
 

dylan93

Club Legend
Mar 16, 2011
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
Looking at our ageing players:

SMALL/MED DEF: Hibberd (31), Jetta (31),
KEY DEF: May (29), Tomlinson (28)
MID: Jones (33)
RUC: Gawn (29), Daw (30)
SMALL/MED DEF: Melksham (29), vandenBerg (29),
KEY FWD: M. Brown (30), T. McDonald (28), B. Brown (28)

I think we've got ample small/medium defenders coming through (Bowey, Lockhart, D. Smith, Laurie, etc). Ditto with most of our small/medium forwards are rather young (Pickett, Spargo, Bedford, etc).

Jackson appears to be that Grundy-esque RUC who can push MID/FWD when needed so RUC is covered for the most part.

Petty/Turner/Hore/Declase should be fine to get a few more seasons under the belt before May or Tommo consider retirement.

It pretty much leaves our glaring need to be a Key Forward especially if we trade Weideman. Additional midfielders probably the next areas of need.

Draft/Trade Needs:

1. Key Forward (Mac Andrew if he falls outside the top 20, otherwise I could see the club trading up the order if we think we've put a lot of effort into his development).
2. Midfielders (particularly outside mids with pace and good kicking skills).
3. Taj Woewodin (Father/Son - doing rather well in the WAFL Colts by the look of it but should go late/rookie at the moment).
4. Small/Medium Forwards.
 

Blackhawk42

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Feb 5, 2018
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Looking at our ageing players:

SMALL/MED DEF: Hibberd (31), Jetta (31),
KEY DEF: May (29), Tomlinson (28)
MID: Jones (33)
RUC: Gawn (29), Daw (30)
SMALL/MED DEF: Melksham (29), vandenBerg (29),
KEY FWD: M. Brown (30), T. McDonald (28), B. Brown (28)

I think we've got ample small/medium defenders coming through (Bowey, Lockhart, D. Smith, Laurie, etc). Ditto with most of our small/medium forwards are rather young (Pickett, Spargo, Bedford, etc).

Jackson appears to be that Grundy-esque RUC who can push MID/FWD when needed so RUC is covered for the most part.

Petty/Turner/Hore/Declase should be fine to get a few more seasons under the belt before May or Tommo consider retirement.

It pretty much leaves our glaring need to be a Key Forward especially if we trade Weideman. Additional midfielders probably the next areas of need.

Draft/Trade Needs:

1. Key Forward (Mac Andrew if he falls outside the top 20, otherwise I could see the club trading up the order if we think we've put a lot of effort into his development).
2. Midfielders (particularly outside mids with pace and good kicking skills).
3. Taj Woewodin (Father/Son - doing rather well in the WAFL Colts by the look of it but should go late/rookie at the moment).
4. Small/Medium Forwards.
I honestly don't see Andrew making it to Melbourne. Think he's a chance to bolt high into the top 10.

At that point you'd have to question what you'd be willing to give up just to get him?
 

weltschmerz

Premiership Player
May 23, 2019
4,992
11,131
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I honestly don't see Andrew making it to Melbourne. Think he's a chance to bolt high into the top 10.

At that point you'd have to question what you'd be willing to give up just to get him?
Id imagine that to get a top 10 pick Melbourne would need to trade this year and next year’s first rounder.
 

dylan93

Club Legend
Mar 16, 2011
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
Do you guys have a first rounder this year?
Nah Melbourne don't have a first rounder this year currently.

I could see us trading next years first to get back into this years, then through Weideman/swap of picks/other players like a Harmes type to guarantee a high enough pick.

Then again some boards have many midfielders leapfrogging Mac and that a 15-25 pick should be sufficient to nab him considering how raw Mac is.
 

Mofra

Moderator
Dec 6, 2005
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Footscray
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Western Bulldogs
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We're not getting anything serious in return unfortunately. I'd guess that if Essendon were to offer their (current) Pick 45 + Pick 51, we'd take it, even if we needed to send a late future pick back. I'm inclined to think we'll prioritise points in any player trades made this year in the hope we can get full value out of our 1st without just selling it for points.
Essendon could just package up a bunch of late picks they may not use anyway, as we're only concerned with total points.
Could wind up as a classic win/win trade.
 

briztoon

Wannabe Draft Nuffie
Nov 28, 2015
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Brisbane Lions
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Both Greg Swan and Stephen Conole have said the Lions won’t be active in the transfer market this year, due to a tight salary cap, and have said the we plan on taking our two first round picks to the draft.

That leaves us with two 3rd round picks and two 4th round picks that we’re likely to trade for future picks.

So if you’re a club that needs some points this year, we might have a deal for you.
 

Davo-27

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 9, 2006
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Melbourne
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Hawthorn
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Box Hill Hawks
Outside Mids
Rucks
Inside Mids (if we are planning to trade/delist some underperforming mids)
KPP or sml/med forws (as a secondary option)
 

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