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It’s behind a paywall that I’ve no interest in breaching, but I’d love to get Tim Taranto.

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how bout we target a flag this year 

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The days of buying those in the off season are past; ask any Carlton supporter.

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coniglio - free agent who is likely to stay at gw$
josh kelly - likely to stay there too
whitfield - same again

i wonder who we're targeting, if anyone

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How is going out and buying expensive players for top 10 draft picks 'Moneyball'? What a rag of a publication.

Edit: Have just realised the whole column is called Moneyball. Still a rag.

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I'll take Josh Kelly thanks.  Cheers.

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7 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

I'll take Josh Kelly thanks.  Cheers.

How about putting aside the money we might be expected to separate with for another player, using it for some intense and specialist coaching for those to whom we have issued jumpers and large salaries? There are many skills to be learned, many deficiencies to overcome, many candidates for such a process from the backline to the forward line. 

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4 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

coniglio - free agent who is likely to stay at gw$
josh kelly - likely to stay there too
whitfield - same again

i wonder who we're targeting, if anyone

Well, if none are leaving...  if all pre-Agent '020' are staying home we will have to go to draft.

 One question 'wwsw'.  How can GWS afford to keep them all ?

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Jones, Lewis and Vince need replacing so I'd be looking at free agents who can add some pace/skill on the wings and play through the midfield as their replacements. Jordan, Sparrow and Nietschke are most likely a couple of years off playing decent consistent footy if they even get to that stage.

A decent small forward would be good as well. Are there any of those types of players available via free agency that wouldn't unbalance our pay structure? Could be difficult but not impossible.

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Darcy Parish is also uncontracted this year. I know Goody was a massive fan in his junior days and even spent some time venturing doen to Geelong to watch some of his TAC cup games live.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Darcy Parish is also uncontracted this year. I know Goody was a massive fan in his junior days and even spent some time venturing doen to Geelong to watch some of his TAC cup games live.

Wouldn't that be sweet to end up with Oliver and Parish haha. He would be perfect on a wing for us.

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3 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Well, if none are leaving...  if all pre-Agent '020' are staying home we will have to go to draft.

 One question 'wwsw'.  How can GWS afford to keep them all ?

GWS trade out high and draft in high..

the end of 2018 saw the world catch up but they gave themselves a real go at the flag.

You might ask how can a team trade out Sheils, Smith Scully and Lobb and still be a top 8 contender. They are ruthless.

We trade in but have not drafted well (best we could get but no superstars).

Make no mistake we are going for it which is what made last week so disappointing

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Darcy Parish is also uncontracted this year. I know Goody was a massive fan in his junior days and even spent some time venturing doen to Geelong to watch some of his TAC cup games live.

Slow and vanilla.

No thanks.

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29 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Well, if none are leaving...  if all pre-Agent '020' are staying home we will have to go to draft.

 One question 'wwsw'.  How can GWS afford to keep them all ?

Traded our Shiel, Lobb, and $cully - there’s upwards of $2m ($800k, $800k, $400k) off the books

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Could be Zac Jones perhaps he gets to play with his brother finally. Is smart and tough running half back and can play some Mid time.

I am not sure if contracted for 2020 however he will be only 25. 

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Watch this space - Ed Langdon from Freo 

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1 minute ago, DemonLad5 said:

Watch this space - Ed Langdon from Freo 

There were ‘jungle drums’ about him last trade season. Any substance behind them?

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1 minute ago, TRIGON said:

There were ‘jungle drums’ about him last trade season. Any substance behind them?

Freo were hell bent on not trading him last season and he was contracted.

comes out of contract at the end of this year and I know we’ve been targeting him for a few years now 

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39 minutes ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

Wouldn't that be sweet to end up with Oliver and Parish haha. He would be perfect on a wing for us.

Meh.

Dododo will want 2 x first rounders for Parish, even though he's shown little beyond being a bust. Pass.

I'd throw a heap at Kelly, Cognilio or Whitfield. Or a zippy small from Richmond. We need outside speed and a small forward. 

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I'd look at 2 or 3 small forwards. Bedford will be interesting to see this year. 

I'd also debate your point @Diamond_Jim that we haven't drafted in any superstars. Oliver will be one. He's already a star. In twelve months, Brayshaw will join him. 

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45 minutes ago, A F said:

I'd look at 2 or 3 small forwards. Bedford will be interesting to see this year. 

I'd also debate your point @Diamond_Jim that we haven't drafted in any superstars. Oliver will be one. He's already a star. In twelve months, Brayshaw will join him. 

You can thrown Gawn in there as well.

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1 hour ago, nosoupforme said:

Could be Zac Jones perhaps he gets to play with his brother finally. Is smart and tough running half back and can play some Mid time.

I am not sure if contracted for 2020 however he will be only 25. 

That's one thing I wouldn't credit Zac with...he's not a smart footballer.

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27 minutes ago, rjay said:

That's one thing I wouldn't credit Zac with...he's not a smart footballer.

In your opinion maybe not. However he appears smarter, more skilful and possess more grunt compared to some of our players at the moment. Not naming names.

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1 hour ago, A F said:

I'd look at 2 or 3 small forwards. Bedford will be interesting to see this year. 

I'd also debate your point @Diamond_Jim that we haven't drafted in any superstars. Oliver will be one. He's already a star. In twelve months, Brayshaw will join him. 

was talking about the last two years when we have traded away our picks.

Trade v draft .. both have their costs and risks.

My comment was made in reply to a question as to how GWS manage their salary cap... ie trade high value players and draft high draft picks

BTW.. I agree on Oliver and Brayshaw... they are the reason we are in the window

 

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