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  1. Poll: Rate our Trade Period

    Without agreeing or disagreeing, there's no "slightly" in the trade period. You're dealing with the draft selections that clubs hold. If they want 10 and you've only got 30, you can't compromise and agree to meet in the middle on 20. It's not like a housing auction where bids go can up in increments of $1000. When you're trading picks, there are almost always big gaps between picks/offers.
  2. Except that Goodwin doesn't make either list management decisions, nor trade decisions. Also, re the Watts trade, Mahoney (who isn't Goodwin last time I checked) has constantly stressed it was a FD decision. On the other hand, don't care who made it, clearly the right decision and best for the club (and for Jack).
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    Says the guy posting private information about a player, information received in confidence, on a public forum. Respect?
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    You're being sarcastic, right?
  5. Poll: Rate our Trade Period

    Get the man we wanted and the best player available in the draft: tick Move on someone we no longer wanted for what he was worth (2nd rounder): tick Pick up a depth player for a (very) low pick: tick Hard to find fault.
  6. We also paid less than what Fremantle initially wanted for Balic. (But heh, ignore what doesn't confirm the narrative.)
  7. Trade rumours

    You're right, I'm wrong. More "Emerging mid" (or even "Emerging half back").
  8. AFL review of Trade Period. We're equal 4th (or equal second, depending on how you look at things ...) Port Adelaide - 9/10Essendon - 9/10Fremantle - 9/10Adelaide - 7.5/10Brisbane - 7.5/10Melbourne - 7.5/10Geelong - 7/10Richmond - 7/10Sydney - 7/10West Coast - 7/10Gold Coast - 6.5/10GWS - 6.5/10Western Bulldogs - 6.5/10Carlton - 6/10Hawthorn - 6/10St. Kilda - 5.5/10Collingwood - 5/10North Melbourne - 5/10
  9. What they couldn't get done: The Demons had an extremely targeted trade period and hit their primary mark, Crows defender Jake Lever. Nick Bowen's verdict: Melbourne's post-season was a success from the time it landed the most exciting young talent in this year's trade period, Lever. Lever, 21, will slot seamlessly into the Demons backline and should help strengthen a team that already looked well placed to break a 12-year finals drought next season. The Dees also made the tough call to trade Jack Watts to Port Adelaide. Melbourne had been hoping for a pick in the 20s for 2008's No.1 draft pick, but eventually accepted pick No.31, feeling it was time to cut its losses. Homesick Fremantle youngster Harley Balic came at a bargain price and the Demons are excited by his ability to play a hybrid forward/midfield role. Rating: 7.5/10
  10. Trade rumours

    "Nick Bowen's verdict: Melbourne's post-season was a success from the time it landed the most exciting young talent in this year's trade period, Lever. Lever, 21, will slot seamlessly into the Demons backline and should help strengthen a team that already looked well placed to break a 12-year finals drought next season."
  11. Trade rumours

    They were thinking that desperate situations need desperate solutions. In their position, I don't mind it. Better an A-grade mid who's ready to go now than an 18 year old future star who takes a few years.
  12. Farewell Jack Watts

    Also based on only one side of the story.
  13. Trade rumours

    About the only thing that's staggering is that people think that the Lever deal is staggering. Thank god some of you aren't "negotiating" for us. The object of the exercise is to get the player you want, there are no bragging rights in not getting a deal done. To come out of that Trade Period with our picks intact but nothing to show for it but Harley Balic would have been a disaster, especially in light of what Lever brings.
  14. Mahoney, get away

    Not to mention Adelaide re Gibbs (second year they've tried now).
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