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On 20/08/2016 at 7:11 PM, KC from Casey said:

Michael Hibberd has come out and announced that he wants to leave the Bombers,

The time has come for a thread all of his own.

The word is that a trade will take place and involve Melbourne's second round draft pick.

Obviously one of the hard nut players out there because he along with Melksham has made one of the hardest decisions.

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15 minutes ago, KC from Casey said:

Now that Michael Hibberd has come out and announced that he wants to leave the Bombers, the time has come for a thread of his own.

The word is that a trade will take place and involve Melbourne's second round draft pick.

Is that your word, or something from inside either club?

 

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12 minutes ago, willmoy said:

Obviously one of the hard nut players out there because he along with Melksham has made one of the hardest decisions.

We certainly look like having one of the hardest edge sides going around, in the not too distant future.

Bloody hell that's great after the decades of being among the softest.

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16 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

That would make our first pick at approx 45?

Not complaining with the trade, but I hope we can move that up somehow.

Trading next year's 2nd rounder would solve this problem. Still in the 2nd rd this year and the 1st next year

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9 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Trading next year's 2nd rounder would solve this problem. Still in the 2nd rd this year and the 1st next year

That's how it could pan out Mickey. I asked because I've heard a few posters claim that this year's draft is a very good one. If our first pick does become 45, we are effectively missing out on all the top end talent from this year's draft. Let's hope Jason Taylor can pull another late gem or two out of his proverbial.

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12 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

That's how it could pan out Mickey. I asked because I've heard a few posters claim that this year's draft is a very good one. If our first pick does become 45, we are effectively missing out on all the top end talent from this year's draft. Let's hope Jason Taylor can pull another late gem or two out of his proverbial.

I think this draft is good depth wise, so you're right, it would be nice to be in the 2nd round. And next year's high end picks are supposed to be very good, so keeping a 1st rounder would be nice. 

We'll see what we have to give up, but hopefully we don't let them screw us over

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Another aspect of this move by the MFC to get Hibberd is that it's saying "our window has now opened and we now want senior football ready recruits to finish our prep and polish us up for a tilt.".

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3 hours ago, KC from Casey said:

Now that Michael Hibberd has come out and announced that he wants to leave the Bombers, the time has come for a thread of his own.

The word is that a trade will take place and involve Melbourne's second round draft pick.

Frankly, after giving up our second round pick last year for Melksham, I am really disinclined to repeat the exercise this year, particularly when we don't have a first round pick. I would love Hinberd to threaten to walk for breach of contract and offer them the option of fighting it or taking our fourth round pick.

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8 minutes ago, CBDees said:

Frankly, after giving up our second round pick last year for Melksham, I am really disinclined to repeat the exercise this year, particularly when we don't have a first round pick. I would love Hinberd to threaten to walk for breach of contract and offer them the option of fighting it or taking our fourth round pick.

Hibbert would care little as to which pick gets him to his club of choice, if that's what you are saying CBD, as long as it gets done. However, he will certainly try and avoid the uncertainty of the Grievance Tribunal (which the AFL will no doubt skew Essendrug's way) and get it done by a trade. The GT is a disaster waiting to happen because it could go on beyond the trade/draft period. I don't believe we can do much else but offer them our 2nd rounder from this year or next year. Hopefully next year that equates to pick 36.

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55 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Bombers will at least want MFCs 2nd round pick around #30.  We should grab Hibberd and the Bombers 4th round around # 58. 

We have a great euchre hand - two Jacks who deserve to play AFL football but can't force their way into the firsts.  It could be an honourable win win.

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11 minutes ago, Olgreybeard49 said:

And how we enjoy memories of Brock Mclean and the 'bruise free football' quote.

 

It was Mitch Robinson who said that wasn't it?

McLean tried to dob us in for tanking.

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Just to throw around some other possible scenarios, how would people feel about:

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Our 2017 first found (12?)

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Salem and our 2016 3rd rounder (46?)

- Hibberd - for - Grimes/other fringe player plus or 2016 3rd round (46?)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, deanox said:

Just to throw around some other possible scenarios, how would people feel about:

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Our 2017 first found (12?)

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Salem and our 2016 3rd rounder (46?)

 

 

Hate it.

Hate it.

Our second round pick is more than fair.

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6 minutes ago, deanox said:

Just to throw around some other possible scenarios, how would people feel about:

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Our 2017 first found (12?)

- Hibberd and Essendons 2016 2nd rounder (19?) - for - Salem and our 2016 3rd rounder (46?)

- Hibberd - for - Grimes/other fringe player plus or 2016 3rd round (46?)

 

 

1: Close to value, so I cant see it happening with dodo involved (second thoughts, they may be expecting us to finish higher next year, after priority/compo picks are involved.)

2: they will value Hibberd MUCH higher than Salem, not the other way around.

3: Grimes for ANYONE is pie in the sky, even including pick 46. We haven't played him all year.

 

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