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2 hours ago, Dockett 32 said:

Don't know much about this young fella, hope it works out for all , but a couple of bells are ringing. We only need A graders now and we can be a little 'Sandringham Centric ' at times.

 

I disagree. We need to generate depth for years to come, not just focus on the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Keep in mind, Vince, Lewis, and Jones may only have a year or two left. We also need to improve the list at every turn, whether that's at the bottom end or top end. If Balic replaces and improves the position (increasing spot competition) of say Trengove or Kennedy from this year, JKH or Johnstone next year, so be it, it's a win. What do you think the probability is to draft "a star" with or between our picks of 45 and 63?

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Hope this young man makes it.

At the very least it will be great to have another player to keep an eye on at Casey.

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Viv Michie, Ben Newton, Ben Kennedy, Aiden Riley, and countless others. Not sure why this club keeps thinking it can make AFL players from other teams' state league players. We've proven time and again that we're not up to the task. Good luck to Balic if he comes on board, but the odds are well and truly against him.

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3 minutes ago, poita said:

Viv Michie, Ben Newton, Ben Kennedy, Aiden Riley, and countless others. Not sure why this club keeps thinking it can make AFL players from other teams' state league players. We've proven time and again that we're not up to the task. Good luck to Balic if he comes on board, but the odds are well and truly against him.

Under the current regime, we seem to have done quite well with the likes of Hannan and Pedersen.

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We are a sad lot! With all respect to young Balic, he's hardly a household name at Freo, as indicated by the number of games he's played for them. I look at the players linked to other, more successful clubs, and shake my head in wonder.

Apart from Lever - and what a great get he will be, if we get him - we are still not a destination club.

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When the Dockers Footy Manager (Lloyd) was interviewed (on departure) and asked about Balic he confirmed he wants to return to Melbourne, but we haven't caught up with the MFC, so we'll do that tomorrow.

I know it's been referenced, but It's now clear Balic has chosen Melbourne.

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Tbh, am keen for any player whose surname rhymes with Jakovich.

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5 hours ago, poita said:

Viv Michie, Ben Newton, Ben Kennedy, Aiden Riley, and countless others. Not sure why this club keeps thinking it can make AFL players from other teams' state league players. We've proven time and again that we're not up to the task. Good luck to Balic if he comes on board, but the odds are well and truly against him.

Every team takes chances on other teams cast offs. We really had no midfield when Michie, Newton and Riley came on board, all worth a go. Ben Kennedy we swapped in for Toumpas. Hardly a costly move and if our list hadn't progressed we could've easily played him more and kept him for another year.

As for Balic being a state league player, in his second year this year:

2 state league games, 4 AFL games before a lay off with personal leave, then first game back in 8 weeks in the WAFL he had 27 touches. He's a promising youngster and the concern is more his injury and personal stuff than him being a state league talent.

 

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Is the surname pronounced Ba-lick or Ba-lich?

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2 minutes ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

Is the surname pronounced Ba-lick or Ba-lich?

The former.

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This deal could be done pretty quickly, unless we are looking at combining it with another player, theirs or ours.

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

This deal could be done pretty quickly, unless we are looking at combining it with another player, theirs or ours.

Kent?

 

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

This deal could be done pretty quickly, unless we are looking at combining it with another player, theirs or ours.

mahoney just said on Trade Radio that Freo have other priorities atm... don't think anyone is in a rush.

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2 minutes ago, The Stigga said:

Kent?

 

Possibly.

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Freo apparently asking for pick 27 for Balic. Would maybe explain the hold up

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6 minutes ago, SFebey said:

Freo apparently asking for pick 27 for Balic. Would maybe explain the hold up

For real, 27? I'm clueless when it comes to drafts and points systems but surely not.

I just read Impey became a Hawk for pick 31 and some swaps later on in draft.

27 seems rich.

Not having a go at you by the way, just the asking price.

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11 minutes ago, SFebey said:

Freo apparently asking for pick 27 for Balic. Would maybe explain the hold up

No way that will happen.

Will be a 3rd pick at most.

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11 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

For real, 27? I'm clueless when it comes to drafts and points systems but surely not.

I just read Impey became a Hawk for pick 31 and some swaps later on in draft.

27 seems rich.

Not having a go at you by the way, just the asking price.

All good mate, its all rumour and innuendo until proven and was just taken off a twitter page. I would've thought we'd do this deal first perhaps though

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Give we traded so soon for Lever, surely we have something else brewing other than Balic.

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1 minute ago, Moneider96 said:

Give we traded so soon for Lever, surely we have something else brewing other than Balic.

I'd say so. Mahoney says we don't have much else on the go, but he did the same the year we got Melksham and all of sudden we had pick 4 and 9.

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3 minutes ago, Moneider96 said:

Give we traded so soon for Lever, surely we have something else brewing other than Balic.

I rekon this will get done.

3rd rd pick for this or next yr

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1 minute ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I'd say so. Mahoney says we don't have much else on the go, but he did the same the year we got Melksham and all of sudden we had pick 4 and 9.

Im not sure what you've seen or heard but i heard Mahoney today say we were keen on Balic and they had nothing else in the works 

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2 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I'd say so. Mahoney says we don't have much else on the go, but he did the same the year we got Melksham and all of sudden we had pick 4 and 9.

Yeah. Don't think we will land a player. I think we will trade into the first round of either this year or next year. Something along those lines.

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