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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-05-25/on-the-outer-who-is-missing-selection-at-your-club

This looks like a good starting point to consider who we may be able to poach from opposition clubs on the cheap. With our good trading history with GWS,  and talk previously Tomlinson, maybe Dom and Thomas could have a word? What about Vardy from the cats? Anybody on this list worth chasing if the price is right? 

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

Brad Crouch or Ben Lennon would be handy. Tomlinson has been killing them in the NEAFL playing as a tall midfielder. The guy's got a lot of talent.

Could Tomlinson be turned into a defender do you think? Seen him with GWS a few times and his set shots look a bit awkward like Frosty, not sure he should be brought in to play Pedo's role. Good endurance though and a very strong athletic type.

 

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1 minute ago, SPC98 said:

Could Tomlinson be turned into a defender do you think? Seen him with GWS a few times and his set shots look a bit awkward like Frosty, not sure he should be brought in to play Pedo's role. Good endurance though and a very strong athletic type.

 

Not as quick as Hurley could be.

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Aaron Black from the Roos could be worth a look in, if the price is right. Tomlinson and Crouch are the others that interest me, though Crouch doesn't really add much that we don't have.

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I wouldn't pay overs for anyone on that list really. But if there's a chance of some cheap pick ups it's worth targeting positions we need. Mainly ruck, forward/ruck, tall defenders and half back ball users. 

He's often injured but if the Cats don't want to play Nathan Vardy when fit then we could at least ask the question.

Jordan Murdoch is another talented player who could give us some speed at half back or on the wing, but he's probably a question mark about long term ability.

I'd think about Majak if he was free as a 2nd/3rd ruck. 

I like the idea of trying 1 or maybe 2 mature recruits each year just to give them a fresh start in a new club and filling a need to see if they improve but we probably aren't as desperate as we have been the last few years. It's probably up to about 5 or so guys on the delistings bubble to show in the back half of the year they are worth one more year, and if they do then we might be heading more towards drafting kids this year.

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25 minutes ago, Django said:

Aaron Black from the Roos could be worth a look in, if the price is right. Tomlinson and Crouch are the others that interest me, though Crouch doesn't really add much that we don't have.

With a clear run at it Crouch (Brad) will be a gun, can never have too many of those.

Tomlinson is an interesting one but from what I hear we didn't even talk to him over the last trade period. Carlton and another club that escapes me now were pretty keen on him though.

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4 hours ago, Night Crawler said:

I don't understand the Tomlinson love. We have been linked to him for about 3 years now and I have kept an eye on him. There just isn't anything to get excited about in my opinion.

Not once have i read in the last 3 years we are interested in Tomlinson.

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One who I like and think he could be a very solid tall defender is Ben Griffiths from the Tigers. He's not on that list, but I believe is out of contract at the end of the year. Has had some injury problems in the past but I reckon he has shown a fair bit when fit. He is also in the 24-25 yo bracket. 

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On 5/26/2016 at 6:03 PM, hells bells said:

One who I like and think he could be a very solid tall defender is Ben Griffiths from the Tigers. He's not on that list, but I believe is out of contract at the end of the year. Has had some injury problems in the past but I reckon he has shown a fair bit when fit. He is also in the 24-25 yo bracket. 

The Tigers really rate him internally, his training form is brilliant, he just can't translate it into games consistently yet, if we could get him and Macca and Goody could get him playing the way he trains he would be a massive bargain pickup, but i doubt he's going anyway.

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Precisely why he won't be available. For cheap at least. Along with a couple others on that list.

7 hours ago, rjay said:

With a clear run at it Crouch (Brad) will be a gun

 

 

1 hour ago, Adzman said:

 

Crouch would be a ripper.

 

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Not once have i read in the last 3 years we are interested in Tomlinson.

Let me rephrase....

There have been a number of posters on Demonland who have raised Tomlinson as a potential trade over the past 3 years.

My point is, he is ordinary and I dont see why people want him.

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I really rate Ben Lennon, could get him fairly cheap, our coaching staff could weave their magic and turn him into something gold.

Also anyone who even mentions Ben Griffiths as a possible target, deserves a swift kick in the nuts. I'd rather pop someone like JKH in the ruck over that spud.

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13 hours ago, Night Crawler said:

Let me rephrase....

There have been a number of posters on Demonland who have raised Tomlinson as a potential trade over the past 3 years.

My point is, he is ordinary and I dont see why people want him.

Um...new role, mid field, collected 50+ possessions last two weeks in the NEAFL. Boring!

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14 hours ago, hulkhogan666 said:

I really rate Ben Lennon, could get him fairly cheap, our coaching staff could weave their magic and turn him into something gold.

Also anyone who even mentions Ben Griffiths as a possible target, deserves a swift kick in the nuts. I'd rather pop someone like JKH in the ruck over that spud.

Yes, Lets get Lennon and McCartney together!

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