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Think outside the box...look for up and comers on the fringe at other clubs, don't just recycle the same names. Trade our not getting a games or what we have surplus of & trade for needs...

That’s revisionism - at least in Martin’s case. Many were spewing when Neeld traded Martin. He was a good ruckman when he was here, the problem was that he was behind Mark Jamar in the pecking order a

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On 9/1/2018 at 4:53 PM, Ethan Tremblay said:

Whispers are being whispered about unhappy players at St Kilda. Will Jacks Steele, Billings and Steven request a trade if Richo stays on? Stay tuned. #WhispermethisETthetradewhisperer. 

Hearing whispers Richo may be sacked sometime this week. Is the board listening to the players, nil mass exodus after all? #Tradewhispererout.

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6 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Hearing whispers Richo may be sacked sometime this week. Is the board listening to the players, nil mass exodus after all? #Tradewhispererout.

Ethan drilling deep into the multi-chambered orifice that is the AFL trade season. Careful what you scoop!

#thetradewhisperer

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10 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Scully will end up at Hawthorn. Gut feeling only. 

I thought he'd signed for another four years after his initial 6 year contract. I'd suspect he'd be well compensated but nowhere near the level of his original deal. Unlikely to be a salary cap dump option.

Maybe he went somewhere to just check out the facilities while he's been injured

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8 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

I thought he'd signed for another four years after his initial 6 year contract. I'd suspect he'd be well compensated but nowhere near the level of his original deal. Unlikely to be a salary cap dump option.

Maybe he went somewhere to just check out the facilities while he's been injured

Hopefully he brought his dad with him for support.

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33 minutes ago, mdemonski2 said:

And to offer himself up as a coach in a package deal.

Scully's old man is an expert in the field of talent spotting and recruitment if memory serves me correctly.

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4 minutes ago, TheoX said:

Wouldn't mind picking up Hugh Goddard as a DFA.

St Kilda supports don't rate him at all. Too slow for defence and doesn't have the smarts as a forward is what I've often heard.

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On 9/3/2018 at 11:20 PM, FireInTheBelly said:

2016 All Australian Jasper Pittard has been thrown on the table by Port, any good?

Too soft and inconsistent.

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6 hours ago, MadAsHell said:

St Kilda supports don't rate him at all. Too slow for defence and doesn't have the smarts as a forward is what I've often heard.

Sounds like what I heard about Melksham from Essendon supporters

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free agent

Andrew Gaff obviously

trades

1. Sam Hayes for Jkh trade or 

Tom Cutler for Jkh trade 

2. Need to get to 4 picks (33, 43, 51, 56)

Suns Pick 56 for Tom Bugg

Either the above option rather than delisting Bugg and Jkh which would happen post trade period. 

3. Tom Campbell (dogs) for MFC pick 88

 

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2 hours ago, Win4theAges said:

Rather poke my eye out with an ice pick than consider Jasper Pittard a target.

you could probably use one of his elbow's if he did land at the dees..

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9 hours ago, Vineytime said:

Hawks, Tigers, Collingwood, Essendon, Port, Geelong all look like playing a big part in trade week / free agency, we must be active, must improve our list. 

Hoping the footy department team is working hard in the background...

I reckon they're probably just sitting around all day long playing cards and reading demonland to see which players they should get.

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12 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

free agent

Andrew Gaff obviously

trades

1. Sam Hayes for Jkh trade or 

Tom Cutler for Jkh trade 

2. Need to get to 4 picks (33, 43, 51, 56)

Suns Pick 56 for Tom Bugg

Either the above option rather than delisting Bugg and Jkh which would happen post trade period. 

3. Tom Campbell (dogs) for MFC pick 88

 

I assume you mean Sam Mayes from the Lions? Sam Hayes is a ruck for Port who did his ACL - I thought we should have taken him in last years draft and he slipped down to pick 47 (after some believed him to be a top 20 pick), but we went with Fritsch and Petty with our picks before that.

There was some talk of being interested in Cutler last off-season but he's best 22 for the Lions and is still contracted for another 12 months, so they'll want more than JHK.

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People are scared of going backwards or standing still, but sitting on our hands this trade window isn't a bad thing. We paid overs for Lever and now we have to 'honour' the deal and work with what we got, which isn't much. 

The thing we've always needed since Roos began his rebuild is time and experience. We drafted some old heads in to support the kids, but now it's time the kids get the time. Another year with the same 30 odd players we've used this season while maybe trying to get more games into Baker and Petty is only going to benefit us. 

Like i've mentioned before in this thread, Josh Kelly will be wanting to move at the end of next season and if we sit on our hands this season or maybe make some draft moves to try and improve our hand for when he wants to move i'd think we'd be the favourites to get him. Consider our position on the ladder (hopefully top 8 or even top 4), premiership window, offering a decent wage, victorian boy and isn't he good friends with Tyson.

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