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I've been listening to TWR since the start of the trade period. In summary we have been slammed by Barret since the start, and after all the bs opinionated tripe he dished up this year, its clear he h

This trade period will make or break Neeld. He is doing whatever he wants and that's his right. If it works, great. But if it doesn't, he becomes one more coach to totally [censored] us and our list

No. Give Hogan 5. My childhood called. It wants Schwarta back.

Who really cares. Terry Wallace destroyed the Tigers once. I guess there is no exact way of doing things. No one can really know how we did until a year or two from now. Perhaps Gysberts and Morton do nothing an are delisted and Pedersen does well for us then we look like we did well.

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WHO IS fOENANDER?

F**k them all, its their job to critique, our job to support, and our right to disagree, and it will be our privellage to let them all know how far off the mark they were!

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We started Trade period alright, but it's just gotten worse and worse. When you look at how clubs like Geelong and Collingwood went, then look at us, you realise we are still the small fish in their big pond and our enemies grow stronger and now we seem even further back than we were. Frustrating to say the least!

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Who cares?

If anything those ratings reflect far more heavily on our wasted early picks in the past and failures to develop than this trade period.

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Barrett is a fcuk head always rips into the demons, at the start of trade radio he said he knows for a FACT that frawley would not have signed a long term deal with the dees if we weren't going to play finals in the in the next couple of seasons he just talks so much sh#t is isn't even funny

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Agree most of the replies, I wasn't really that fussed about the opinions of Trade Radio, more so what people thought themselves.

I would give us a C+, we did get most of our main targets so far, which is what you want from the club, which us what we should be getting marked on. I just think we paid overs for the Hogan pick, however the Bulldogs were circling with picks 5&6, which forced us a little bit... having said all that, the C mark is becuase of the calibre of the players we got (no Mitch Clark's this year)...for me only Essendon probably get top marks for Goddard, everyone else was OK. GWS have also smashed it getting the first 3 picks in the draft.

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We started Trade period alright, but it's just gotten worse and worse. When you look at how clubs like Geelong and Collingwood went, then look at us, you realise we are still the small fish in their big pond and our enemies grow stronger and now we seem even further back than we were. Frustrating to say the least!

In your opinion......

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I was happy with our performance until today. Giving up Gysberts and especially Morton for SFA is disappointing. I am confident both will perform better under the right development framework. I am also concerned Neeld is not prepared to invest any time to develop kids properly. Mature players from good cultures is a sensible strategy but too many mid-age NQRs will not a flag team make.

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Barrett is having a masturbatory celebration about our latest trades.

And Wallace thinks we were put over a barrell in the Hogan deal.

I don't see that at all but WGAF...

Hogan, Barry, Dawes for 3 and 13.

He doesn't mention it like that though...

Terry Wallace struggles, he cant connected the dots between Viney and Hogan and that is fine. He ran a football club ffs.

Even guys like Bailey, Knights and harvey got assistants jobs, one bloke didnt

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We have secured 3 Top 5 talents this off-season.

Trade week is prinicpally dealing around everyone's 25th to 35th best players and so we shouldn't get distracted over that.

Losing Gysberts and Morton for very little is a drafting issue rather than a trade week issue.

Grading is hard to do without the passage of time but the first line in this post will only be matched by GWS and Wallace gave them an A...

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Terry Wallace struggles, he cant connected the dots between Viney and Hogan and that is fine. He ran a football club ffs.

Even guys like Bailey, Knights and harvey got assistants jobs, one bloke didnt

For one who cannot connect the dots, yet he calls himself the List Manager...

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I'd say we get a C and hope that they just want to have a temporary side for next year and that we will do our actual drafting next year.

Some of the selections reek of short term.

Can't see this happening. Davey and possibly Martin are the only likely delisting next year. All other players coming out of contract i.e Watts, Sylvia, Grimes, Taggert, Gawn, Tynan, and Fitzpatrick are "must keeps" at this stage.

Very little room to move next year. Most players are coming out of contract in 2014.

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Can't see this happening. Davey and possibly Martin are the only likely delisting next year. All other players coming out of contract i.e Watts, Sylvia, Grimes, Taggert, Gawn, Tynan, and Fitzpatrick are "must keeps" at this stage.

Very little room to move next year. Most players are coming out of contract in 2014.

Rodan got 1 year so he can be delisted next year

Thats right, im talking about delisting a guy who hasn't played yet.

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The real truth to this potential blunder will come during next season. IMO Wallace is just about spot on with a "C" yep we have drafted talent with our very high draft picks 3, 13 and 27 for hogan, viney and Barry (and Dawes) but hogan we have to wait. Viney will be a good player possibly great. Barry anyone's guess. But too loose Maloney, rivers, Gysberts and Morton for pick 49, 88 byrnes and pederson appears IMO to be a horrible result for MFC

I don't rate pederson whatsoever

Byrnes 1 - 2 years yeah cool....

Pick 49 lotto, 88 won't be used.

Moloney I understand both parties views but it's a real shame player and coach couldn't work together

Rivers just don't get why we let him go

Morton is a frustrating player think he has talent and showed signs will be good for west coast hope he kills it.

Gysberts big mistake from MFC I'm certain he will be a very good player.

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personally, I don't care what either of these two think. Barrett has had an agenda against us from the start of the trade period, he's repeatedly said over the trade period that no player wanted to join Melbourne. Bite me!!

I'm happy with everything that we have done. We had gaping holes in our midfield and forward line and we've tried to address them, only time will tell how successful we have been at doing that.

What mostly impresses me is that Mark Neeld said we were going to be aggressive and we were. He's also said that our current crop need to step up or step out and we're seeing that play out too.

I'm really looking forward to season 2013!!

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