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No Thanks, We can get a pretty good Mid for 600K and we need mids to get the ball in the forward 50.

Who knows, if we could get the ball in the forward 50 we might find that one of the players on our list might be able to play small forward

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No Thanks, We can get a pretty good Mid for 600K and we need mids to get the ball in the forward 50.

Who knows, if we could get the ball in the forward 50 we might find that one of the players on our list might be able to play small forward

Agreed - we can start worrying about a small forward when we start getting the ball in the forward line.

It will be much easier to trade for a good small forward than an good young mid.

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I was actually asking little Stuie what LeCras stats where for the season because I wasnt aware you simpleton .

I would tend to think you may be the simpleton if you expect me to believe that rather clumsy bit of backtracking mjt.

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Arguably the best small forward in the game.

He is a FA end of this year and is only 26, with Davey most likely calling it a day at the end of this season I think that we should make a play for him.

He would fill a gaping hole and would give us one of the most dangerous forward lines in the game with Hogan, Dawes, Clark, Betts with some of our quick mids resting.

Even if we don't get him we can force Carlton to pay overs, make them regret paying Mclean what they do.

Worth an attempt. Seriously lacking a small crumbing forward. The ball continuously gets crumbed front and square by most other teams' and rocketed out of our forward line with ease......year after year after year.

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Little Stuies what type of season has LeCras had.

Do you actually research at all before posting? It's kind of like thinking before you talk. Try it sometime.

LeCras has had an injury riddled year, but just for comparison sake let's compare him with Betts for you:

Disposals Goals Marks Tackles

LeCras 16 1.8 5.1 3.1

Betts 10.7 1.6 2.6 2.9

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I don't think Betts works hard enough defensively.

I think he is one of the players holding Carlton back, and we don't want that.

Whereas I think Malthouse is trying to play a game style that isn't suited to his list. Ratten had it right. They just have a middle of the road list. I'd take Betts though. I'd take him every day of the week.

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Not for $600,000 mind you.

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Whereas I think Malthouse is trying to play a game style that isn't suited to his list. Ratten had it right. They just have a middle of the road list. I'd take Betts though. I'd take him every day of the week.

Small forward are a waste of time, he's no good to us unless he can run through the middle.

Do you actually research at all before posting? It's kind of like thinking before you talk. Try it sometime.

LeCras has had an injury riddled year, but just for comparison sake let's compare him with Betts for you:

Disposals Goals Marks Tackles

LeCras 16 1.8 5.1 3.1

Betts 10.7 1.6 2.6 2.9

LeCras kicking has also bee off a bit this year 'stuie', but he is still streets ahead of Betts as a player. Much more flexibility.

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As of next year I think you will find the role of the small forward in Melbourne's forward line will become redundant anyway. Given that Hogan never drops it, what crumbing will be required?

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Small forward are a waste of time, he's no good to us unless he can run through the middle.

I'm not convinced that he can't. Further, when you are traded that usually provides the wake up call to pick up your work rate.

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I would pay a fully fit lecras 600k a year, i wouldn't pay betts that based on anything i have ever seen, betts is flashy and a good small forward, Lecras can do all betts can do, but can also play at an elite level in the midfield, he is exactly what we need right now, only issue being there is no way in the world he would

a: want to come and play for mfc in it's current state

b: just re-signed with wce long term.

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I'm not convinced that he can't. Further, when you are traded that usually provides the wake up call to pick up your work rate.

He hasn't shown that he can 'Adam' and it's hardly a wake up call when he is being shopped around by his manager for more cash.

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I would offer mark 700000 he is a star can play in middle and deep or even chf

This is why you aren't list manager of an AFL club mate :) hahaha

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This is why you aren't list manager of an AFL club mate :) hahaha

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If eddie can get. 600000 then mark is worth more, he can play mid and forward, eddy can only play forward.

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oh you meant lecras sorry i misread that! nah he is definately worth 700k imo all australian quality player.

sorry mate

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Did anyone else notice the report in the Age yesterday, suggesting Eddie Betts was up for trade, and St Kilda and North were in the hunt. Along with elite midfielders, I would have thought a gun small forward should be right up there as a priority.

Whenever I see Betts play, he really impresses me with his speed, his ability to win the ball, his defensive skills and dare I say it goal kicking ability. Seems perfect for our new regime.

Anyone have any inside knowledge about this?

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According to SEN last week, Adelaide offered him $2M over 4 years. Would not touch with a hefty pole at that ludicrous price.

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1. get midfielder

2. get midfielder

3. get midfielder

4. get midfielder

5. get midfielder

6. get small forward

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I find that saying 'he wants $X - that's ridiculous' is a little meaningless as the Salary Cap will near $10m next year.

I would prefer to talk about percentage of the cap.

And Betts 6%?

That's ridiculous...

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