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6 minutes ago, Dappa Dan said:

Ah I see. Yeah.

Feels to me like any of those other Fitzpatrick/McKenna type deals where a club doesn't really want a guy too much, the guy wants out, the club knows they don't have any bargaining power since the kid hasn't done anything. Make it happen for a regulation swap of late picks.

I don't want to be a negative nancy... but I had high hopes for guys like Kennedy. Balic comes with even less to recommend him. Seems a lot to me like it's list clogger. But I spose the club might think he's better than whoever is available at pick 60ish.

No such thing as a list clogger, there are between 40 to 42 on a list, not all can be superstars, every year 3 player's must get delisted, you need some crap players every year you don't mind delisting. Freo are dreaming if they think they can get more then a third rounder for him.

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27 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

No such thing as a list clogger, there are between 40 to 42 on a list, not all can be superstars, every year 3 player's must get delisted, you need some crap players every year you don't mind delisting. Freo are dreaming if they think they can get more then a third rounder for him.

What's his ceiling? A few games over 2 years then delisted? Same as the Kennedy's etc?

I'd rather take a 1/100 punt on Schache.

Still. Like I say, the club knows what they're doing. I imagine they still view him as they did a couple of years ago when he was drafted, and think he might not be ruined yet. Same thing with McKenna.

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4 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

I agree, although this year it wouldn't surprise me if Watts and Balic are our last bits of business.  I'd love something else to pop up, but I'd be happy to stick with what we have and go to the draft this time around.

Has anyone watched the video of Mahoney on the MFC website discussing the Balic trade? He says, "we've probably got other priorities at the moment, both clubs [Melbourne and Fremantle], so we think, um, we'll be able to move on that [the Balic trade] probably a bit later".

I'm not sure there's another way of interpreting that other than to say we're clearly working on another deal(s) before we turn our attention to the Balic trade.

It really boggles the mind sometimes how people interpret what they hear in the media. Either people don't listen or they simply hear what they want to hear.

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So Freo want 28 for Balic and we would take 29 for Watts. It’s a weird world.

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4 minutes ago, fndee said:

So Freo want 28 for Balic and we would take 29 for Watts. It’s a weird world.

Indeed it is. The price of potential vs known I suppose. 

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Indeed it is. The price of potential vs known I suppose. 

You’d swap Balic for Watts?

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44 minutes ago, fndee said:

You’d swap Balic for Watts?

No. IMO Balic is worth a forth round pick. 

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I think we should try and swap Watts for Stringer. I think they have a reasonably equal value and both haven't quite delivered at their first clubs.

 

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7 minutes ago, deespicable me said:

I think we should try and swap Watts for Stringer. I think they have a reasonably equal value and both haven't quite delivered at their first clubs.

 

Defeats the reason why we’re seeking to trade Watts IMO. 

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6 hours ago, A F said:

Has anyone watched the video of Mahoney on the MFC website discussing the Balic trade? He says, "we've probably got other priorities at the moment, both clubs [Melbourne and Fremantle], so we think, um, we'll be able to move on that [the Balic trade] probably a bit later".

I'm not sure there's another way of interpreting that other than to say we're clearly working on another deal(s) before we turn our attention to the Balic trade.

It really boggles the mind sometimes how people interpret what they hear in the media. Either people don't listen or they simply hear what they want to hear.

The other priority for us could very well be what is happening with Jack Watts. I'd say that is higher up our list than Balic right now. I'd say it's as simple as that. 

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6 hours ago, A F said:

Has anyone watched the video of Mahoney on the MFC website discussing the Balic trade? He says, "we've probably got other priorities at the moment, both clubs [Melbourne and Fremantle], so we think, um, we'll be able to move on that [the Balic trade] probably a bit later".

I'm not sure there's another way of interpreting that other than to say we're clearly working on another deal(s) before we turn our attention to the Balic trade.

It really boggles the mind sometimes how people interpret what they hear in the media. Either people don't listen or they simply hear what they want to hear.

If you listen to his interview yesterday on SEN you'd come away being pretty sure there won't be much happening other than Balic.

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STRINGER TRADE

Essendon send Francis to Adelaide & Pick 23 to Dogs.

Adelaide send Cameron & Pick 16 to Lions

Brisbane send Pick 12 back to Adelaide & Schache to Dogs

Dogs send Stringer & Pick 27 to Bombers.

Mate of mine reckons he was told by Baguley who he played juniors with.

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8 minutes ago, MadAsHell said:

STRINGER TRADE

Essendon send Francis to Adelaide & Pick 23 to Dogs.

Adelaide send Cameron & Pick 16 to Lions

Brisbane send Pick 12 back to Adelaide & Schache to Dogs

Dogs send Stringer & Pick 27 to Bombers.

Mate of mine reckons he was told by Baguley who he played juniors with.

Ess: Francis & 23 for Stringer & 27

Adel: Cameron & 16 for Francis & 12

Dogs: Stringer & 27 for Schache & 23

Lions: Schache & 12 for Cameron & 16

Seems reasonable but a lot of stuffing around with small position shuffles. I reckon the four club reps would have walked away happy but with headaches trying to keep track of all that!

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53 minutes ago, ProDee said:

If you listen to his interview yesterday on SEN you'd come away being pretty sure there won't be much happening other than Balic.

Yes, i was going to write thje same thing. I did listen to it (i decided to have a quick listen and as luck would have it Mahoney was - has to be the mots boring radio possible) and there wasn't much grey in what he said. Yes to Balic and not looking at other deals.

Now of course he could be foxing and/or and unexpected opportunity might come up but it made me wonder if Taylor has his eye on a smokey ot two in the draft.

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8 hours ago, A F said:

Has anyone watched the video of Mahoney on the MFC website discussing the Balic trade? He says, "we've probably got other priorities at the moment, both clubs [Melbourne and Fremantle], so we think, um, we'll be able to move on that [the Balic trade] probably a bit later".

I'm not sure there's another way of interpreting that other than to say we're clearly working on another deal(s) before we turn our attention to the Balic trade.

It really boggles the mind sometimes how people interpret what they hear in the media. Either people don't listen or they simply hear what they want to hear.

From 10:00 mark, maybe that'll answer your question?

 

https://omny.fm/shows/trade-radio/josh-mahoney-on-the-late-trade-1

 

 

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7 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Defeats the reason why we’re seeking to trade Watts IMO. 

Kind of agree, although Stringer has a few less years of bad habits under his belt. He's young enough to be changed, and I feel Watts is too far gone. I'd accept this trade in a heartbeat. 

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1 hour ago, MadAsHell said:

STRINGER TRADE

Essendon send Francis to Adelaide & Pick 23 to Dogs.

Adelaide send Cameron & Pick 16 to Lions

Brisbane send Pick 12 back to Adelaide & Schache to Dogs

Dogs send Stringer & Pick 27 to Bombers.

Mate of mine reckons he was told by Baguley who he played juniors with.

Why would the Dogs want Schache when they are already top heavy up forward with Boyd, Cloke and Crameri? Even when Cloke and Crameri retire, I can't see Boyd and Schache being a good combo.

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Perhaps part of the reason for not leaving the Lever deal to the last minute is to know what trade cards we have in the event of another deal. Could be planned, might be a surprise like Lewis.

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Maybe we should just trade Watts for Motlop? Easy! 👍

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2 hours ago, ProDee said:

If you listen to his interview yesterday on SEN you'd come away being pretty sure there won't be much happening other than Balic.

I came away with the completely opposite view.

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1 minute ago, CBDees said:

Maybe we should just trade Watts for Motlop? Easy! 👍

Motlop FA so cost nadda

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Yes, i was going to write thje same thing. I did listen to it (i decided to have a quick listen and as luck would have it Mahoney was - has to be the mots boring radio possible) and there wasn't much grey in what he said. Yes to Balic and not looking at other deals.

Now of course he could be foxing and/or and unexpected opportunity might come up but it made me wonder if Taylor has his eye on a smokey ot two in the draft.

Not what he said.

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1 minute ago, CBDees said:

Maybe we should just trade Watts for Motlop? Easy! 👍

Not for the $600k Motlop is being offered by Adelaide.

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Motlops going to Adelaide 

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1 minute ago, mo64 said:

Not for the $600k Motlop is being offered by Adelaide.

It might suit both us and Geelong though.

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