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I have to confess that I'm overcome with boredom over the 2016 trade period.

It's not just that Melbourne seems to be predominantly sidelined because of a lack of currency to trade with but also because most of the mooted trade deals give the appearance of having been set up a fair way back in time.

Did anyone doubt that Jaeger O'Meara would nominate Hawthorn or Caleb Marchbank would announce his preference for Carlton? Anyone surprised that Travis Cloke is off to the Doggies? In all three cases, the rumours that these players were going to those clubs have been circulating for some time. 

There's nothing particularly interesting about this time of year. I'm already over this trade period.

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8 hours ago, mo64 said:

Would Hogan requesting a trade stir the loins WJ?

I haven't had much to say on that situation to date because I'm as much in the dark as anyone else. If the decision comes down to a personal one - i.e to be with the family during his father's illness, then I suppose it's one that we have no option but to accept, move on and make the best of things and we'll certainly become much more involved in this year's drafting and trading. We still might have missed the boat with some potential trades but to date, I haven't been interested in the names thrown up. The one player mentioned in despatches who interested me was Rockliff (not in the context of a replacement for Hogan, of course) but that one's gone quiet.

If Hogan's decision is financial then it's a commercial decision of the club dependent upon how the CBA works out and we might be forced into a position where his contract talks remain on hold until next year. At least that would give us more time to convince him he should stay at the club.

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11 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Personally im excited. 

Can't wait to see what suprise packet Mahoney, Taylor and Viney could this year.

I am expecting at least one surprise, be that a trade,  free agent or smoky draft pick. 

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On 17/09/2016 at 8:00 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

i.e to be with the family during his father's illness

 

Scottie Thompson had 12 tremendous years at Adelaide.

Better that we had given him and would give a Hogan a year's absence at half-pay.

BTW we got pick 12 which became 15 and then Dunn.

 

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5 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Both WA clubs want Hogan.  hat gives us a good bit of power when it comes to a trade even if he is asking to go home.  I maintain that the price would be two first round picks or equal value in players. 

I'd say even higher, if Treloar is worth 2 first round picks, Hogan is worth that and a good young player imo

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Pretty excited about the retirements and Cloke to Richmond is just a beauty .

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well i like the Joel Smith and the Maynard gets, Smith looks like he has the goods, we can hope Maynard does to. We dont have a lot of good draft picks so it is important that we either get reasonable value for players we can trade or pick decent free agents that will provide us with an upgrade on the players we delist or loose.

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On 9/19/2016 at 0:40 AM, steve_f said:

Scottie Thompson had 12 tremendous years at Adelaide.

Better that we had given him and would give a Hogan a year's absence at half-pay.

BTW we got pick 12 which became 15 and then Dunn.

 

Pick 12 got traded to Geelong for Moloney.

We got pick 15 for Jolly and used it on Dunn.

Lost both of them.

 

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As an asides (which I think could describe this whole thread anyway), has been great listening to all the commentators talking down Hawthorn's mid field depth over the past few days, with the highlight being when Jonathan Brown stated that the cracks in their invincibility started to show when they were convincingly beaten by a young Melbourne midfield in Rd 20.  

I do find it amusing how fickle commentators can be when at the start of the season they were all talking up the Hawks great depth, development and how they had this next wave of young stars coming through, but now they see worrying signs on the Hawks talent.

We are yet to see how far and how fast the Dorks fall, but for the moment, I'm enjoying the fact that they have fallen off their high, aragent perch and the likely prospect that they will fall further.

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

I hope we never trade our 1st rounder again unless its for an established gun.  Trade period and the draft will be so boring this year.

 

Was going to be super interesting... then the AFL decided to ruin trading for points. Im sure we had big plans to trade our way up into the first round right up until that happened.

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Well, we're three days into the shenanigans and if anyone is excited by the free agency and trade period then they must be on some dangerous meds.

I came home for the afternoon and I keep reading and hearing about "all the exciting trade news" but all I see is grass growing. 

Josh Mahoney - do something. We're all bored out of our brains! 

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Just now, Whispering_Jack said:

Well, we're three days into the shenanigans and if anyone is excited by the free agency and trade period then they must be on some dangerous meds.

I came home for the afternoon and I keep reading and hearing about "all the exciting trade news" but all I see is grass growing. 

Josh Mahoney - do something. We're all bored out of our brains! 

Patience WJ, patience, remember last year when Mahoney was a combination of Batman and Steve Bradbury with his stealth and ability to surprise so many at the end...

 

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The amount of posting some people do on this forum during a working day is incredible. 

Unemployed?

Sickies?

Bludgers?

 

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2 minutes ago, McQueen said:

The amount of posting some people do on this forum during a working day is incredible. 

Unemployed?

Sickies?

Bludgers?

 

So you have nothing to do Steve?

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