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Stick to the plan I say, does Motlop fit the plan? He has the skills for sure but will we get the consistent competitive return given the price needed to land him. That's the risk.

On the other hand imagine him developing a synergy with our forward line and it is easy to imagine it being a lethal combination.

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Motlop, Petracca, Garlett, Watts, Hogan, Wiedeman in forward line with several able to rotate through the midfield feels like an improvement.

We scorer a lot out the back so another speed forward would cause oppositions issues...

 

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12 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

Motlop, Petracca, Garlett, Watts, Hogan, Wiedeman in forward line with several able to rotate through the midfield feels like an improvement.

We scorer a lot out the back so another speed forward would cause oppositions issues...

 

The problem lies with the speed of the ball going the other way. None of those forwards would be considered good defensively. 

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Just now, mo64 said:

The problem lies with the speed of the ball going the other way. None of those forwards would be considered good defensively. 

I was thinking that too. Watts has improved a lot in that area and Petracca's ok, Jeff on his day is great... Weed not sure.

Which leaves Hoges and Motlop... 

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

Motlop is a soft player who goes every 50 contests only, the rest he squibs it and waits for others to get him the ball and then he burns most of them by always having the shot instead of a pass if it's on.

He is not what we need to use a first round pick on. If we got him for a fourth then fine, get him. But with the way our team is now, I would not use a first or second and probably not a third to get him to us.

You wouldn't give up a third round pick for Steven Motlop? Dear lord.

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Might prefer to see who else is on the shelf personally.

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Easy to remember this years finals. 

People forget he absolutely carved up a final a few years ago. 

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6 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

They've had Varcoe, Stokes and Christensen whilst Motlop has been there.

I think it's a bad generalisation to suggest a senior Indigenous player can turn around others. No doubt it could help but every player is still different and I don't think just because of their race you can group them together.

Garlett needed a fresh start and had a great 2015 but he was shocking this year. 

Motlop was certainly overweight in preseason but his first 6 weeks or so of this year were fantastic. His decision making and effort just seemed to spiral off as the season went on. 

Whilst Motlop at his best would bring a lot of speed and skill to our team I don't think he's a priority. He isn't a hard running wingman nor is he a forward pressure player. He's kind of an inbetween forward/midfielder and I like the options we have there with rotating mids like the Dogs do.

Is it worth pointing out that none of these indigenous players have ended their careers at the Cats? They've all left for other clubs.

Maybe they don't feel quite at home there. Or maybe it just reflects the "fringe" quality of these players.

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He is very talented. Also Soft, mentally weak and has no consistency. 

If Geelong can't get him to play he is done. 

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53 minutes ago, Akum said:

Is it worth pointing out that none of these indigenous players have ended their careers at the Cats? They've all left for other clubs.

Maybe they don't feel quite at home there. Or maybe it just reflects the "fringe" quality of these players.

Stokes was done, no idea why Essendon picked him up. Varcoe needed a fresh start. Christensen had to move to QLD for personal reasons. I doubt Geel have any issues with Indigenous players. 

I think Motlop could be the first of that group to leave for off field problems - his lack of conditioning over preseason - but it could be his defensive efforts and disposal issues that cause a trade not anything else.

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Stokes was done, no idea why Essendon picked him up. Varcoe needed a fresh start. Christensen had to move to QLD for personal reasons. I doubt Geel have any issues with Indigenous players. 

I think Motlop could be the first of that group to leave for off field problems - his lack of conditioning over preseason - but it could be his defensive efforts and disposal issues that cause a trade not anything else.

Hey DeeSpencer, I just wanted to mention that it's not a matter of arbitrarily grouping people together just because of their race, but acknowledging that many indigenous boys talk about a special brotherhood, bond or comraderie they share together at each club.  We have a young leader in Neville Jetta who was nominated for the Jim Stynes medal for community leadership who has signed long term and is purported to have a strong work ethic and is defensively disciplined who would be an ideal mentor for Motlop and I mentioned Geelong because it seems Motlop is the most senior indigenous player at their club and seems a little afloat. Everyone is an individual of course but there are generalisations that have an element of truth. I could be making a wrong assumption, but I just feel these "Geelong have a great environment, so he wouldnt last at our club" comments are a bit simplistic and underestimate the club culture we're growing and can offer that perhaps Geelong can't. It would be a bad generalisation to just assume it is or it isn't a factor. It's just a potentiality.

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6 hours ago, Members' Wing said:

Could use next year's second rounder on Motlop (hopefully about pick 22) and this year's on Hibberd (26).

God I hope our second round pick isn't 22. I'd be more hoping from 29 to 36

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2 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

God I hope our second round pick isn't 22. I'd be more hoping from 27 to 36

Don't you mean from 29 to 36?

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8 hours ago, DubDee said:

He is very talented. Also Soft, mentally weak and has no consistency. 

If Geelong can't get him to play he is done. 

He kicked the same amount of goals as Watts this year (38) yet you consider that "not playing" ?

Imagine if he didn't turn up fat in the preseason. So there is the issue of discipline.  But he's a high quality talent.

If the club is interested I'm interested, because his talent is unquestionable.  

 

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People dont want a 25 year old that averaged 20 possessions and kicked 38 goals in a supposed down year?  Dear god.

Would welcome him to the MFC with open arms, he is better than Garlett.

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15 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

People dont want a 25 year old that averaged 20 possessions and kicked 38 goals in a supposed down year?  Dear god.

Would welcome him to he MFC with open arms, he is better than Garlett.

THANK YOU!

I swear to God, we could get Nat Fyfe and people on this forum would find something to complain about and call him a spud.

 

I would take Motlop any day of the week.

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Pretty simple equation. If he is best 22 then we must look at him or anyone else for that matter. Yes he may have a few shockers but a change might be what he needs. 

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17 hours ago, AngryAtCasey said:

No, no, no, no, no

I'll admit that I am starting to warm to the idea of him as opposed to 17 hours ago. Wouldn't want to give up more then a 2nd Round Pick for him though.

Pick 26 for Motlop, 2017 2nd Round Pick for Hibberd?

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53 minutes ago, The Sailing Demon said:



I swear to God, we could get Nat Fyfe and people on this forum would find something to complain about and call him a spud.

 

 

I don't want Nat Fyfe, I don't like his man bun.

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3 hours ago, AngryAtCasey said:

I'll admit that I am starting to warm to the idea of him as opposed to 17 hours ago. Wouldn't want to give up more then a 2nd Round Pick for him though.

Pick 26 for Motlop, 2017 2nd Round Pick for Hibberd?

We're not going to get him for a 2nd rounder.  Geelong will want a 1st (they don't have one this year) and I think his value is somewhere in the teens.

The deal would need to be our 2017 1st for Motlop and Geelong's 2nd (34).  That values him at about pick 16 (assuming we finish in a similar position) which is about right I think.

http://www.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL Tenant/AFL/Files/biddingsystemfeedback.pdf

There are many ways to get the same basic result e.g.  2017 1st to GWS for 16 + 33, 16 to Geelong for Motlop - that probably appeals to Geelong because they get a 1st this year (they may want to trade this for Deledio, Richmond on trade for Prestia) and Geelong get to keep their 2nd.

BTW, I think Hibberd for 26 is a pretty good deal.

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12 hours ago, DubDee said:

He is very talented. Also Soft, mentally weak and has no consistency. 

If Geelong can't get him to play he is done. 

Joel Hamling says hi. No games for Geelong in 3 years and in the GF with the Dogs.

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9 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

God I hope our second round pick isn't 22. I'd be more hoping from 29 to 36

You're quite right, I completely stuffed that up!

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13 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

Easy to remember this years finals. 

People forget he absolutely carved up a final a few years ago. 

Oath.

You've just got to giggle at posters who relentlessly draw black lines through players names who haven't played consistently good football yet.

It's as if people have no [censored] idea about how clubs operate.

Every draft pick and trade has a risk attached. And every year we see clubs unearth gems and at the same time, have players who don't end up working out.

There are numerous stories of players who struggle with discipline who seemingly are able to turn it around. Michael Walters being one. Even Gary Ablett was told he didn't work or train hard enough and that if he did, he could become anything.

Motlop hardly has 'disciplinary issues'. There'd be that many players who would turn up at pre-season training who could have been in better shape. Garlett and Hogan for us last year? Should we trade them this year?

Ya'll carry on like damn fools. Motlop has runs on the board as posters have pointed out and if the club are interested in securing him then [censored], we should be excited at the opportunity of what he may return rather than think about how he performed in his last game.

I can guarantee the same posters think Jack Watts is Jesus after having one really good year out of how many poo ones?

Srsly.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Joel Hamling says hi. No games for Geelong in 3 years and in the GF with the Dogs.

Make sure you tell him I said Hi 

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38 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Oath.

You've just got to giggle at posters who relentlessly draw black lines through players names who haven't played consistently good football yet.

It's as if people have no [censored] idea about how clubs operate.

Every draft pick and trade has a risk attached. And every year we see clubs unearth gems and at the same time, have players who don't end up working out.

There are numerous stories of players who struggle with discipline who seemingly are able to turn it around. Michael Walters being one. Even Gary Ablett was told he didn't work or train hard enough and that if he did, he could become anything.

Motlop hardly has 'disciplinary issues'. There'd be that many players who would turn up at pre-season training who could have been in better shape. Garlett and Hogan for us last year? Should we trade them this year?

Ya'll carry on like damn fools. Motlop has runs on the board as posters have pointed out and if the club are interested in securing him then [censored], we should be excited at the opportunity of what he may return rather than think about how he performed in his last game.

I can guarantee the same posters think Jack Watts is Jesus after having one really good year out of how many poo ones?

Srsly.

yeah or maybe people's opinion is just different to yours

Motllop is exactly what Geelong need, they rely on 2 A graders in their midfield so you have to ask why would they be interested in letting him go? He has averaged 16 possessions in 8 finals so clearly goes missing when the heat is on.  Some might get seduced by his obvious talent but I'd prefer to make competiveness and heart a non-negoitable for trading players in. He looked like he wasn't even trying last week.

he wouldnt get a look in at the Dogs under Bevo thats for sure

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