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Good news.

Given he's out of contract and North have contributed to pushing him out, I would have thought pick 23 (which is now pick 25) is about right.

There are no certainties in football and there's no certainty this is going to work for us, but I like the move and I think there's a strong chance this will make us a better side in 2021 and beyond.

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8 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Well knock me down with a feather @Dr evil got one right.

Who would have thunk it!

I hope his main detractors in the Smith thread, will now see fit to sing @Dr evil's praises in this thread.

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18 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Look forward to yelling ‘Sideshow’! As he takes a mark and nails the goal from 50 many times at the ‘G!!!

A good nickname is multi-dimensional with a degree or two of seperation. 

With that in mind, I think his nickname should be 'Bobby' as in Sideshow Bob and Bobby Brown.

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48 minutes ago, ben russell said:

HUGE get. I don’t think some on here quite realise how important this is.

For years we’ve had no issues getting it into our forward 50 but conversion has been the issue. This guy is the answer to this massive problem we’ve had.

The only query was whether he was okay injury wise but our medical team has given him the tick of approval so it’s full steam ahead.

What a signing he will be, great stuff Dees!

He's also going to be a decoy forward to some extent, at least. This is also very good; it will reduce the onus on the Weed and Fritta so they can get stuck into it as alternative targets as BBrown leads out or moves to space just a little, dragging one or two opposition defenders with him and with his mobility, speed and possible distance achieved from goal, congested gaps will disappear leaving space, space and fewer oppo defenders. It is all very good news. Now, for the midfield clearances ...

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4 minutes ago, Cheesy D. Pun said:

A good nickname is multi-dimensional with a degree or two of seperation. 

With that in mind, I think his nickname should be 'Bobby' as in Sideshow Bob and Bobby Brown.

I dunno @Cheesy D. Pun - a good nick name never needs a walk-through explanation.

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Just now, Deemania since 56 said:

He's also going to be a decoy forward to some extent, at least. This is also very good; it will reduce the onus on the Weed and Fritta so they can get stuck into it as alternative targets as BBrown leads out or moves to space just a little, dragging one or two opposition defenders with him and with his mobility, speed and possible distance achieved from goal, congested gaps will disappear leaving space, space and fewer oppo defenders. It is all very good news. Now, for the midfield clearances ...

If we had him in 2018, dead cert's for the premiership!

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1 minute ago, Dr evil said:

To be fair mate. This one was common knowledge 

Your modesty is admirable good sir! However, in all honesty, the Smith to Dees move was also pretty much common knowledge and expected by all and sundry, until he did an 11th hour u-turn.

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23 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Good news.

Given he's out of contract and North have contributed to pushing him out, I would have thought pick 23 (which is now pick 25) is about right.

There are no certainties in football and there's no certainty this is going to work for us, but I like the move and I think there's a strong chance this will make us a better side in 2021 and beyond.

I reckon that pick is overs for him, something early 30's is his range, hopefully the pick we get for Preuss will be the Pick 30 GWS received for free agent and we on trade that.

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11 minutes ago, Cheesy D. Pun said:

A good nickname is multi-dimensional with a degree or two of seperation. 

With that in mind, I think his nickname should be 'Bobby' as in Sideshow Bob and Bobby Brown.

The Clock!

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1 minute ago, drdrake said:

I reckon that pick is overs for him, something early 30's is his range, hopefully the pick we get for Preuss will be the Pick 30 GWS received for free agent and we on trade that.

Next year's second round pick... that would (or should) be in the 30's.

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19 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

He's also going to be a decoy forward to some extent, at least. This is also very good; it will reduce the onus on the Weed and Fritta so they can get stuck into it as alternative targets as BBrown leads out or moves to space just a little, dragging one or two opposition defenders with him and with his mobility, speed and possible distance achieved from goal, congested gaps will disappear leaving space, space and fewer oppo defenders. It is all very good news. Now, for the midfield clearances ...

Agree. Fritta may benefit with a few more chances as a result of this.

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11 minutes ago, hardtack said:

Next year's second round pick... that would (or should) be in the 30's.

Our current pick 25 will end up sliding to 35-40 with all the free agency picks and academy bids, I'd rather give that than next years second rounder where next years draft will be stacked with talent.

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2 minutes ago, Gawndog98 said:

Our current pick 25 will end up sliding to 35-40 with all the free agency picks and academy bids, I'd rather give that than next years second rounder where next years draft will be stacked with talent.

Fair point. My thinking was that this might give us some more leverage when it comes to further trades this year (I assume we're still looking at a winger and possibly a small forward).

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