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2 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

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 

I heard that. I'm saying I would be surprised if we don't do another deal before the end of trade period (other than for Balic). Something along the lines of Pick 27 & 35 for Lions pick 19.

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2 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I heard that. I'm saying I would be surprised if we don't do another deal before the end of trade period (other than for Balic). Something along the lines of Pick 27 & 35 for Lions pick 19.

Sorry mate, i misread the comment you replied to.

I hope as well there is another little surprise 

 

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3 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I heard that. I'm saying I would be surprised if we don't do another deal before the end of trade period (other than for Balic). Something along the lines of Pick 27 & 35 for Lions pick 19.

What about 27 and 35 for Schache?

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45 minutes ago, SFebey said:

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

Impey goes to Hawthorn for pick 33 and Freo are asking pick 27 for Balic !!

Tell'em I know where to get a good deal on some jousting sticks !!

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I’m hoping Balic is a 4th rounder, or whatever we have leftover from other deals.  Think this will go down at the end of the period, rather than early.  I don’t think there will be other deals contingent on this.

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10 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

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 

I'd be very happy to see a series of 5 year contract extension announcements for several of our existing players such as Petracca, Oliver, Hogan, Hibberd and Hunt.

Our main challenge will be keeping the core of this squad together for the journey. Supplementing it with players like Balic is good, but we have more special talent on it already.

Lever and potentially a Gaff or Rohan type aside, I no longer think we need to trade our way to a flag. The players are already in da haus.

 

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39 minutes ago, Redleg said:

What about 27 and 35 for Schache?

Yep I'd have a crack at Schache with what we have left (points up our sleeve).

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31 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I'd be very happy to see a series of 5 year contract extension announcements for several of our existing players such as Petracca, Oliver, Hogan, Hibberd and Hunt.

Our main challenge will be keeping the core of this squad together for the journey. Supplementing it with players like Balic is good, but we have more special talent on it already.

Lever and potentially a Gaff or Rohan type aside, I no longer think we need to trade our way to a flag. The players are already in da haus.

 

In Dalhaus?

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If Plapp and Vineys have the info pre docker and issues why not . Id trust em with my son although it would be a little intimidating bunking in the viney house!!  Father and son having a playfight after watching lone wolf mcquade . 

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1 hour ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I heard that. I'm saying I would be surprised if we don't do another deal before the end of trade period (other than for Balic). Something along the lines of Pick 27 & 35 for Lions pick 19.

I reckon so its a good  draft - hoping we land a first rounder somehow . 

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2 minutes ago, --coach-- said:

Does anyone know what the contract status of Isaac Smith is?

Extended his contact last season until end of 2020.

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Freo will have seen how easily we caved in to Adelaide's lofty demand of 2 first rounders, and will want pick 27 for this guy, and we'll probably give it to them the way we negotiate.

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Nothing more than pick 65 for Balic. Take it or leave it Freo. If not, then we'll pick him up in the draft. No other team would use a selection for him.

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6 minutes ago, TheoX said:

Freo will have seen how easily we caved in to Adelaide's lofty demand of 2 first rounders, and will want pick 27 for this guy, and we'll probably give it to them the way we negotiate.

Don't confuse our desire for Lever with that for Balic. 

Balic will get done for a later pick and it is probably already agreed. Might just be some posturing for the Dockers fans.

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7 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Don't confuse our desire for Lever with that for Balic. 

Balic will get done for a later pick and it is probably already agreed. Might just be some posturing for the Dockers fans.

you would hope so

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17 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

you would hope so

I do and am confident of a good outcome for us. 

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9 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I do and am confident of a good outcome for us. 

I dont doubt you Red.. you suggested many moons ago a deal was ripe and all but inked.. both parties on same page. It's not the highest priority trade for anyone. Id be worried if if was.

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42 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Is he another Val Mitchie?

is that Viv's sister ?

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10 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

is that Viv's sister ?

Sounds more like his mum, ...... or Grandmother.

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16 minutes ago, ding said:

Sounds more like his mum, ...... or Grandmother.

Grandmother for sure

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On 10/9/2017 at 12:09 PM, 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.

At the time we brought them in we weren't making AFL players out of good draft picks either. The only question that needs to be asked is this: With whatever pick(s) we have to part to get any player, is there a better option either available to trade for or in the draft for the same value? So, if we trade for Balic with, say, a 3rd round pick, is he a better chance of success than the alternative?

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I liked Balic as an option back in his draft year, but our picks were too high or too low to be a sensible match.

Interesting that we keep on cycling through these fringe midfielder options, and mostly in the midfield-forward slot - Kennedy, Bugg, Kent, Melksham, Harmes, Neal-Bullen, Kennedy-Harris, Jones, Newton, Michie.

I guess the club see it is a role that can be filled by non-star players, and where depth is important. Of those ten we've cycled through in just a few years, you'd only say Neal-Bullen and Melksham are convincingly in our best 22, but a couple of others are still prospects.

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