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It was said at the time of the 2014 AFL National Draft that Melbourne was heavily into getting Lever who would have been rated even more highly but was coming back from an ACL injury. The word was that the club offered up Jack Trengove for a trade with Richmond just so that we could get in a position draft Lever (as it turned out the Tigers' pick would have been insufficient).

It would be nice to get him to the club but can we do it?

 

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8 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

It was said at the time of the 2014 AFL National Draft that Melbourne was heavily into getting Lever who would have been rated even more highly but was coming back from an ACL injury. The word was that the club offered up Jack Trengove for a trade with Richmond just so that we could get in a position draft Lever (as it turned out the Tigers' pick would have been insufficient).

It would be nice to get him to the club but can we do it?

 

Sufficient I think you mean. They took Ellis with pick 12 and lever went pick 14.

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18 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

What can we use as leverage? 

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Would be a big get- every club would be into him.

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Pull the trade Lever! 

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He's worth a look, for sure.  Very, very good player.  Will he leave the Crows?  I'm not convinced, but we should at least ask the question.

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I love this kid. The most composed defender from day dot you'll ever see. Exactly what we need. 

Crows will be spewing if they lose him and Mitch McGovern, whom I also rate extremely highly and I believe he will definitely go to WA. 

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If we got Jake Lever, we would be on the brink of list management nirvana - strong in every role in every part of the ground.

Hawthorn's acquisition of Josh Gibson comes to mind.

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he is sturdy, organised and belongs on the top shelf. reminds me of a lever arch file

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he's a ten year key back capable of being around the mark of all Australian for most of that time. 

Mid personally be happy to over a very good salary and see if we can lure him home. 

If we can pay melksham 400k surely we could put 600-650 on the table for lever 

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28 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

If we got Jake Lever, we would be on the brink of list management nirvana - strong in every role in every part of the ground.

Hawthorn's acquisition of Josh Gibson comes to mind.

I still reckon we need a big A grade midfield acquisition, but adding Lever's composure to our backline would be massive. Maybe it's a case of putting up our first rounder this year and a future first rounder to acquire Kelly and Lever? If we could manage that somehow, we'd be a real shot at the top 4 next year.

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Just now, A F said:

I still reckon we need a big A grade midfield acquisition, but adding Lever's composure to our backline would be massive. Maybe it's a case of putting up our first rounder this year and a future first rounder to acquire Kelly and Lever? If we could manage that somehow, we'd be a real shot at the top 4 next year.

We need a genuine outside midfielder I think, but I also think hunt will eventually move into that role 

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He's fair dinkum exactly what we need. First rounder and a player.

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He would slot straight in, he's going to be a special player.

Wish we'd found a way to get him back in his draft.

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Posted (edited)

2017 first rounder + ANB (provided he plays 15+ games and increases his value a bit)? 

Would that be enough? 

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9 minutes ago, Demon Jack said:

2017 first rounder + ANB (provided he plays 15+ games and increases his value a bit)? 

Would that be enough? 

Nope, unfortunately. Upon reflection, I just can't see us satisfying the Crows. We might be able to convince Lever, but can't see the Crows coming to the table. 

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2nd round pick + Jamar and Matt Jones should get it done. 

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6 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

2nd round pick + Jamar and Matt Jones should get it done. 

lol

 

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What about first rounder this year and next. That would be enough to get it done you'd think, even with us considered likely to be later in the first round this year and next. What do demonlanders think of that though?

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Was interesting to see that it was Roos who really rated Oliver upon seeing footage of him, despite him being rated as a 15-20 selection at the time.

And it was Roos who really rated Lever, again well above his likely draft selection. He loved his competitiveness and composure. I seem to recall that Lever did a lot of boxing as a kid. The Trengove trade was about Lever - even though it appeared brutal at the time, it clearly would've enhanced our squad.

Roos knows a player when he sees one. As a senior coach, he's an awesome list builder.

Don't expect we'd have much chance of getting Lever though - the Crows aren't exactly the Suns, and I expect it'll be super hard  if not impossible to dislodge him when push comes to shove.

 

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If we wanted him that badly and he was keen on coming back to Vic/us, we'd be able to satisfy the Crows.

Let's hope his girlfriend decides she wants to come back home because that- as he states- (along with family) will be the deciding factor.

I think we're two players short of being a well balanced list. Another quality key defender and a Josh Kelly type of mid. (Someone with silky skills and a tank).

 

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I suspect crows will want Gibbs again so maybe a three way deal would be possible, 

first rounder and bugg to Carlton ( they love gws rejects) 

 

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To get something you have to give something

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