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  1. 1. Do we trade Jack Watts?

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Can someone please update me on how many list spots we have if we upgrade Joel smith? 

And How many picks can we take to the draft?We should be able to work out what Mahoney will do. 

Also, what’s the draft value of pick 30 and 33? I reckon watts and pick 46 could be a good trade for 30 and 33. 

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16 minutes ago, drdrake said:

Gold Coast wants a player for Ablett, expect a player and pick 35 to Gold Coast, Watts and pick 45 to Geelong for Pick 21.

Package up the pick 27 and 36(Adl Pick) to Gold Coast for Pick 22 and 4th Rd pick to be sent to Fremantle for Balic.

Leaves us with Lever, picks 21, 22, Joel Smith and Balic.

Out Watts and picks

Plays out like that I reckon a pretty good trade week

Unlikely but fair to all

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1 minute ago, Diamond_Jim said:

not much choice after the way this game has been played.

To say it was amateur is a gross understatement.

Remind me never to ask the MFC list management team to negotiate on my behalf.

How is it amateur though? Is it the method or the decision that you're angry about? i think most people here (for God knows why) are upset that we don't want Watts but Goodwin has been nothing but transparent with Watts and the media. 

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19 minutes ago, drdrake said:

Gold Coast wants a player for Ablett, expect a player and pick 35 to Gold Coast, Watts and pick 45 to Geelong for Pick 21.

Package up the pick 27 and 36(Adl Pick) to Gold Coast for Pick 22 and 4th Rd pick to be sent to Fremantle for Balic.

Leaves us with Lever, picks 21, 22, Joel Smith and Balic.

Out Watts and picks

Plays out like that I reckon a pretty good trade week

I don't think Geelong would do that. Assuming pick 45 is nothing (which you simply have to), they're giving up pick 21 for Watts. They wouldn't do that. 

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

And you know this how...? 

See, this is the sort of 'opinion' that gets thrown around in this thread until people just believe it as true and they can't remember where it originated from.

Heaven forbid that that would ever happen on Demonland.

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3 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

How is it amateur though? Is it the method or the decision that you're angry about? i think most people here (for God knows why) are upset that we don't want Watts but Goodwin has been nothing but transparent with Watts and the media. 

How about ....

" we rate Jack highly as a player but after discussions it may be best for him to look around. This being said both Jack and the club agree that if we cannot be adequately compensated for the services of a player whom this club regards as a significant contributor there will be no trade."

The second sentence is the key and leaves room for bargaining as against hanging him and the club out to dry

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5 minutes ago, ChewyOnMyBoot said:

Nobody seems to be listening to you Bub!

Well. The fat woman's not singing so ......:laugh:

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Port got the most out of Toumpas, so I'm sure they'll unlock the key to Jack.

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6 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

How about ....

" we rate Jack highly as a player but after discussions it may be best for him to look around. This being said both Jack and the club agree that if we cannot be adequately compensated for the services of a player whom this club regards as a significant contributor there will be no trade."

The second sentence is the key and leaves room for bargaining as against hanging him and the club out to dry

Yeah, so that's good then that there is bargaining? You just agreed with me. Your quote shows the club has been very compassionate and respectful. All the Watts lovers can't seem to seperate the decision from the method. Goodwin and Mahoney have done it all very professionally and respectfully. 

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1 hour ago, bandicoot said:

Port had salary cap issues before the trade and rockliff and motlop haven’t helped the situation. Can’t see watts fitting in especially if Melbourne aren’t wanting to pay for his wages. In addition their first pick in the draft is pick 30. Can’t see them giving this up for watts 

Do they have cap issues?

Reported to have not had prorata contract increases kick in when new  EBA/Salary Cap finalised. May also have taken advantage of the 95% rule. 

Trengrove and Impey would also have freed up 700K+. 

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20 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Truth or conjecture?

Lets just suppose for a moment Ron might be a lot closer to the mark than wise.:rolleyes:

Even from a logical point of perspective .... Players that play together, train together..many socialise together...

Its ALREADY out there that some team mates are somewhat gobsmacked ....

As if the current gen AREN'T going to text etc.

Im leaning towards...truth !! ;)

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1 hour ago, hardtack said:

I find it more like the "Argument" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

No, no, no. Hold your head like this, then go Waaah. Try it again.

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31 minutes ago, stynewillalwaysbeonthevine said:

Can someone please update me on how many list spots we have if we upgrade Joel smith? 

And How many picks can we take to the draft?We should be able to work out what Mahoney will do. 

Also, what’s the draft value of pick 30 and 33? I reckon watts and pick 46 could be a good trade for 30 and 33. 

Pick 46 apparently gone for Balic.

Maybe our next pick and Watts for 30 and 33. Not bad considering we wanted 20 from Cats.

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1 hour ago, Mazer Rackham said:

 

 

This whole thread is like going into the room for getting hit on the head lessons

Whah!

Stop hitting me...

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2 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Pick 46 apparently gone for Balic.

Maybe our next pick and Watts for 30 and 33. Not bad considering we wanted 20 from Cats.

What might those picks end up as i wonder

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Hey Nasher only 6  more pages and we are done Right?

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42 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Port got the most out of Toumpas, so I'm sure they'll unlock the key to Jack.

Yep, and the MFC did too.

 

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1 minute ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Yep, and the MFC did too.

 

If that was true he would have left no stone unturned to maximise his natural ability.

He never came close.

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20 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Lets just suppose for a moment Ron might be a lot closer to the mark than wise.:rolleyes:

Even from a logical point of perspective .... Players that play together, train together..many socialise together...

Its ALREADY out there that some team mates are somewhat gobsmacked ....

As if the current gen AREN'T going to text etc.

Im leaning towards...truth !! ;)

This is just ridiculous. It's not some Sunday morning kick to kick with your mates. These are professionals, working in a professional environment. Everyone knows what the rules are.

Grasping at straws.

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