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If Gelong and Hawthorn were allowed to violate the future picks rules then everyone should be allowed to trade pick up to 3-4 years in the future

Can you read?  They didn't violate them.

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Can you read?  They didn't violate them.

Maybe not yet 55, but Geelong need to trade for a first round pick in the 2017 or 2018 draft to meet first round pick requirements over a 4-year period. What happens if (hypothetically) all 17 teams refuse to trade a first round pick to them???

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We get pilloried for our drafting but GWS are able to have their ineptitude ignored because of the sheer volume of top-end draft picks they have had.

Silvagni is a dud list manager

To be fair to SOS, Carlton's recruiting was horrible before he arrived as well. ;) Cripps is the only diamond in the rough and he was still a late first rounder.

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The looser they make the trading rules the better - it's what gets so many players new homes, staves off a pure free agency, and allows clubs to bet the farm and lose like I hope Hawthorn just did and Geelong is in the midst of doing.

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The looser they make the trading rules the better - it's what gets so many players new homes, staves off a pure free agency, and allows clubs to bet the farm and lose like I hope Hawthorn just did and Geelong is in the midst of doing.

But thank god the rules loosened during our current admin. Imagine Prenders with futures in hand.

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The AFL gave themselves an out with the future pick rules.  There's a clause in there that says a club can apply to the AFL for special consideration to trade picks they would otherwise not be allowed to.  The restrictions were put in place to prevent clubs from trading away all of their future high picks chasing glory (as Brisbane did not that long ago).  Given that the Hawks came perilously close to winning four flags in a row I think they have reasonable grounds to say that they aren't in danger of destroying their list by missing a couple of first rounds, especially since they've traded out their first round picks repeatedly to bring in quality mature players.  I'm pretty sure a club like Brisbane wouldn't have been given permission. 

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So Gazza asked for a trade back to Victoria for 'family reasons'.  http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/gold-coast-captain-and-excat-gary-ablett-requested-a-trade-back-to-geelong-20161026-gsbdsn.html

While he is a brilliant football, he is also a player that has hardly been on the park for the best part of 2.5 years, collecting over a million $ per year.  He has not set a off field example at any stage since going up there and it looks like he isn't about to start now. 

His medals will immortalise him as a great of the game but he is not someone I have had a lot of respect for (other than for his football skills).

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4 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

So Gazza asked for a trade back to Victoria for 'family reasons'.  http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/gold-coast-captain-and-excat-gary-ablett-requested-a-trade-back-to-geelong-20161026-gsbdsn.html

While he is a brilliant football, he is also a player that has hardly been on the park for the best part of 2.5 years, collecting over a million $ per year.  He has not set a off field example at any stage since going up there and it looks like he isn't about to start now. 

His medals will immortalise him as a great of the game but he is not someone I have had a lot of respect for (other than for his football skills).

I thought he took up a huge challenge to go up to the Gold Coast and played his backside off for the first 3 or 4 years or whatever it was until that first shoulder injury. Yeah he's not the perfect captain by any stretch and couldn't fix their cultural problems but on field he was great and it's not like he contributes to off field problems, he just can't seem to fix them.

When Gold Coast extended his initial contract on big money with their team heading backwards I thought it was a bad deal for both sides. Gaz didn't get to finish his career with a successful team playing forward and having fun winning and the Suns wasted 1 million a year hoping for a midfielder who's body can't deliver that any more. If you blame Ablett for it I think you have to blame the Suns as well.

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While he is a brilliant football, he is also a player that has hardly been on the park for the best part of 2.5 years, collecting over a million $ per year.  He has not set a off field example at any stage since going up there and it looks like he isn't about to start now. 

 

He is a brilliant football. That polished perfectly shaped head. The predictable bounce. The welcome invitation to kick him as far as you could. 

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On 26/10/2016 at 6:16 PM, Lucifer's Hero said:

So Gazza asked for a trade back to Victoria for 'family reasons'.  http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/gold-coast-captain-and-excat-gary-ablett-requested-a-trade-back-to-geelong-20161026-gsbdsn.html

While he is a brilliant football, he is also a player that has hardly been on the park for the best part of 2.5 years, collecting over a million $ per year.  He has not set a off field example at any stage since going up there and it looks like he isn't about to start now. 

His medals will immortalise him as a great of the game but he is not someone I have had a lot of respect for (other than for his football skills).

 

19 hours ago, Skuit said:

He is a brilliant football. That polished perfectly shaped head. The predictable bounce. The welcome invitation to kick him as far as you could. 

I think LH was talkin' about 'his' asss. 

it's the perfect shape for a kickin'.

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