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Howie got his wish to spend more time in the Melbourne forward line.

The hatred for Howe on here is putrid and really sick. Get a grip people, he is a footballer who is clearly being pushed out of his club and he is looking for a another club and contract to secure hi

No way North are interested. He's under 30.

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Yep sounds like the demons are playing hardball. Hope we stretch this pies thing out because they are to busy focusing on getting treloar so that will be there first priority. Hope they dont think we can knock out a quick trade. I wonder how much the pies are offering him, hope they arent stupid enough to pay him the 500k he thinks he's worth.

Travis Cloke said on radio today he bumped into howe and watts over in Bali. Not that that means anything. But the pies did put out this tweet. VIDEO: We’ve confirmed our interest in Jeremy Howe.

Oh well he will fit in down there with his tatts.

Well sad to see him go but Jeremy let me tell you you will not be a jack gunston type of player. Just dont take mark of the year on us.

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Our whole plan could be based around getting Parish, and I think it still might happen which is also why we haven't finalised any trades as yet, we will find a way to get pick 3 using a three way trade which includes Collingwood and the Suns or direct trade with the Suns.

If we can end up with Kennedy ,Melksham ,Bugg and pick 3 for Parish that is a good bunch of mids to add to the list and therefore a successful trading period.

I feel that Prestia will come to us next year to complete our midfield brigade.

I'm also banking on Taylor to find a tall forward out of the box with one of our remaining picks, just as he found Vandenberg last year.

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Hope we tell the Pies on no uncertain terms they aren't in the frame.

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Our whole plan could be based around getting Parish, and I think it still might happen which is also why we haven't finalised any trades as yet, we will find a way to get pick 3 using a three way trade which includes Collingwood and the Suns or direct trade with the Suns.

If we can end up with Kennedy ,Melksham ,Bugg and pick 3 for Parish that is a good bunch of mids to add to the list and therefore a successful trading period.

I feel that Prestia will come to us next year to complete our midfield brigade.

I'm also banking on Taylor to find a tall forward out of the box with one of our remaining picks, just as he found Vandenberg last year.

great post.

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I would prefer Curnow. Parish only took 1 contested mark in 14 TAC games. I think what we lack is midfielders who are strong overhead.

I would say VDB, Brayshaw, Tyson, Petracca, Harmes, Vince are good overhead but you can never have enough good marks in the team.

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I would say VDB, Brayshaw, Tyson, Petracca, Harmes, Vince are good overhead but you can never have enough good marks in the team.

I'm always hesitant of the small bodied midfielder early in the draft. Toumpas and Kelly opposed to Wines, Bontempelli and Stringer.

This year it's Parish and Curnow.

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I would say VDB, Brayshaw, Tyson, Petracca, Harmes, Vince are good overhead but you can never have enough good marks in the team.

If you play to a structure you can.

I doubt Brad Hill has taken a contested mark in his career and Isaac Smith wouldn't have many more. They burn the wings for the hawks whilst the aerial work is left to the talls, bigger flankers and inside mids.

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I'm always hesitant of the small bodied midfielder early in the draft. Toumpas and Kelly opposed to Wines, Bontempelli and Stringer.

This year it's Parish and Curnow.

I agree. None of this year's top prospects seem to be potential stars outside of Weitering in my opinion. They all have glaring weaknesses.

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Starting to wonder if we'll draft more than our first rounder to be honest. We'll surely upgrade VDC and Harmes with our last two picks.

The rest of our picks could just as easily go to Kennedy, Melksham, Bugg and Rosa.

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Of what? It's just my opinion. But I've seen more than a 3 minute highlight package of the champs

Wowee Batman.

I'm sure data collection must drain you of the will to live because it's definitely got your sense of humour.

Binman made a funny, go back and read it, it actually made me lol.

Cheers

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Wowee Batman.

I'm sure data collection must drain you of the will to live because it's definitely got your sense of humour.

Binman made a funny, go back and read it, it actually made me lol.

Cheers

it is quite draining.

well played binman

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What's the weakness with Francis? Could he become a big bodied mid?

None. He is a star. He has a better inside game than Goddard did at the same age, and he is isn't afraid to lay a tackle. I think the main thing that stands out about Francis is he is a great decision maker, and he reads the play exceptionally well. I couldn't have Parish ahead of him, I couldn't have him anywhere near him.

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Mahoney indicated we'd be taking 3-5 picks in the draft. He said that there are some good players we can pick up with later picks but the best were in the top 10 (obviously, but I think he meant there was a big drop off).

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What's the G.O. With the melksham and Bugg deals??

Reckon the Howe deal is almost certainly holding up proceedings and so it should. That is the deal likely to net us the best gain. We can do the Melksham and Bugg deals later.

Jamie Elliott is a fair swap, 72 games 100 goals vs 100 games and 80 goals with one year in defence and of course "elite" running and standards. I think I would rather force howe to Carlton then get screwed by either Collingwood or Essendon (Melksham). Or worse, listen to Bruce gush over the Elliott Howe magnificence on Friday night football - not bitter about pies perpetual easy draws

They won't give up Elliot though.

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I actually think we need a Marc Murphy type, regardless of everyone's apparent dislike of the player!

Prestia? ;)

On principle I would let Howe screw himself in the draft than let Collingwood screw us in a trade for him.

Get your sunscreen ready Howey boy, you're heading to the Goldie.

It'd set a strong precedent. I like it.

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I would prefer Curnow. Parish only took 1 contested mark in 14 TAC games. I think what we lack is midfielders who are strong overhead.

Judd was rubbish overhead. As long as whoever we pick up (I'm still not convinced we'll go to the draft with this pick) can win clearances, is strong in the contest and neat/damaging with their disposal, I'll be happy.

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Mahoney indicated we'd be taking 3-5 picks in the draft. He said that there are some good players we can pick up with later picks but the best were in the top 10 (obviously, but I think he meant there was a big drop off).

My mate who's involved in coaching at TAC level thinks all the talls worth selecting will be gone by pick 12 but there's some quality there up until about pick 30.
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