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On 18/10/2017 at 12:58 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

They did beat Sydney and West Coast.

They beat sydney when they were trash. & West coast while they weren’t in the top 8 at the time. 

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1 hour ago, Die Hard Demon said:

They beat sydney when they were trash. & West coast while they weren’t in the top 8 at the time. 

True, but at the end of the year they can say that they beat two finals quality sides.

 

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We were the big duds of trade week, in fact spectacularly so!

1 Sold the farm for Jake Lever

2 Got  1 square metre of Quick sand for Jack Watts

3 As for Harley Balic, a same mans Ben Kennedy who we just delisted.

A poor a Drafting result as ever! IMV:blink:

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58 minutes ago, picket fence said:

 

A poor a Drafting result as ever! IMV:blink:

The drafts in November @picket fence

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If the bummers can get Stringer off the extra curricular activities and devoted to playing footy then get Smith's knee to stand up to 20+ games, I think they are a big show to advance again this year - as much as that would make me gag. The also get more speed with Saad, not they really needed much. Could be the big winners if Stringer doesn't implode.

On the negative (which is a ripper), Stringer has more off field headlines than games, Smith spends the year on the AlterG, with 0 games and Saad wins the kicking it OOF award for 2018. Happy days!

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Freo "won" it for me.

Port did ok but Im not convinced about Motlop and Watts working on the same forward line, Rockliff will be very good for them. Unfortunately Essendscum did quite well this week.

 

 

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With these 2017 newbies, how can Port concentrate on their 3-man forward line and free kick count in front of goal for the likes of Gray and other forwards. Port are hamstrung with their game plans. Port will waste what talent it thinks it has recruited. 'Carna Dees.

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On 10/19/2017 at 4:52 PM, picket fence said:

We were the big duds of trade week, in fact spectacularly so!

1 Sold the farm for Jake Lever

2 Got  1 square metre of Quick sand for Jack Watts

3 As for Harley Balic, a same mans Ben Kennedy who we just delisted.

A poor a Drafting result as ever! IMV:blink:

That is a spectacularly pessimistic assessment. That is the assessment of someone with a huge chip on their shoulder.

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On 21/10/2017 at 4:07 PM, Redleg said:

That is a spectacularly pessimistic assessment. That is the assessment of someone with a huge chip on their shoulder.

It's also the assessment of someone I wouldn't trust to sit the right way on a toilet seat.

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Yeah well boys lets see how this unfolds!! Eh and when it does go "Belly Up" I will expect a retraction for your, unsavoury comments!

Pessimism yep betcha bottom dollar after 53 years !! Yep and countin  ya in sonny!

PF

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The winners of trade week won't be known for a while but here's an interesting insight from Caroline Wilson on to how Port Adelaide positioned itself to get three experienced AFL players in their mid 20s away from their old clubs for the combined cost of only one second round draft pick - 

Caroline Wilson: How Bombers set up Port Adelaide spending spree

Naturally, there are no guarantees - as Wilson says:

"Given that Melbourne sent Watts packing, questioning his commitment, Geelong did not fight to keep Motlop despite his September form, and Rockliff, in spite of his impressive season, has had issues of his own at Brisbane, it is worth questioning the wisdom of the Port spree."

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Everyone going on about Ports 3 players they brought in.

They also lost:

  • Trengove - solid backman
  • Impy who I rate, speedy and is still young
  • Ah chee who is young and some potenial
  • Lobbe - decent ruck
  • Austin and Young

They have gone for flashy players over more reliable types - is the net gain of talent much?  id argue no

If Ryder goes down that will struggle big time

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14 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Everyone going on about Ports 3 players they brought in.

They also lost:

  • Trengove - solid backman
  • Impy who I rate, speedy and is still young
  • Ah chee who is young and some potenial
  • Lobbe - decent ruck
  • Austin and Young

They have gone for flashy players over more reliable types - is the net gain of talent much?  id argue no

If Ryder goes down that will struggle big time

Over to you Mr Watts.

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On 18/10/2017 at 12:21 PM, Petraccattack said:

Did they get Lever?  No, that was us.

Ports trade period is overrated.

But Essendon's isn't!

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I hope that's not what Port is thinking ....

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-21/best-22-how-your-club-could-line-up-in-2018

B: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Tom Jonas
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Jack Hombsch, Jasper Pittard
C: Steven Motlop, Ollie Wines, Justin Westhoff
HF: Chad Wingard, Jack Watts, Tom Rockliff
F: Robbie Gray, Charlie Dixon, Sam Gray
R: Paddy Ryder, Travis Boak, Brad Ebert
INT: Jared Polec, Karl Amon, Sam Powell-Pepper, Matthew Broadbent

NOTES: The Power's big three recruits – Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop and Jack Watts – slot straight into the best 22. Rockliff will play forward and in the midfield, Motlop's pace sees him start on the wing while Watts provides another tall target in attack alongside Charlie Dixon. Dan Houston is unlucky to be squeezed out of the backline. The same goes for key defensive prospect Dougal Howard, with the more experienced Jack Hombsch just getting the nod. Howard and Houston could still force their way into the side with strong performances in the JLT Series.

The Hoff and Watts in the same 22.

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I look at the hype of the bombers and power and don’t get it. 

Motlop only ever plays a few good games when he’s out of contract, watts is ultra inconsistent and Rockliff is to similar to what they already have in the middle with wines and boak. 

Essendon added stringer who has massive off field issues and his form hasn’t been good, smith who is probably handy but not much more than that and saad who I think is the best of all three. 

The dockers added an elite half back, a good forward pocket and got pick 2 by giving up one homesick player who wasn’t worth that. They clearly won. 

We got lever who is the best medium defender in the game at his age by a mile, exactly what our backline needs and could well be a future leader/captain/all Australian and balic who could be a good value pick up. So we did well also. 

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