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12 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Because 16 clubs are above us?

 

12 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Because they might be surplus to their needs but not ours?

Because their club knows they are leaving and have isolated them as a result?

Don't know...

I'm just looking forward to seeing what excitement the draft offers

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Just now, jumbo returns said:

I'm just looking forward to seeing what excitement the draft offers

That's the lot of us Melbourne supporters.

 

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25 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

That's the lot of us Melbourne supporters.

 

Yet, all this talk of top up players is not overly exciting

Can we be more inventive? Find another Clarrie?

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Just now, jumbo returns said:

Yet, all this talk of top up players is not overly exciting

Can we be more inventive? Find another Clarrie?

I'm hoping we can do both. We need to be reasonably busy this offseason IMO, not over the top or 'scattergun', but more than just the one trade and one high pick. Bringing in a mix of trades, draftees and free agents will hopefully improve our list, especially our depth which got found out a bit this year.

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I'm hoping we can do both. We need to be reasonably busy this offseason IMO, not over the top or 'scattergun', but more than just the one trade and one high pick. Bringing in a mix of trades, draftees and free agents will hopefully improve our list, especially our depth which got found out a bit this year.

Couldnt agree more, it doesnt have to be wild and erratic signings just because, but be calculated, be a bit bold and use our position wisely. There is a great opportunity to find best 22 players and also upgrade depth which is just so important, i would argue you need 5/6 players who walk into the team if needed and can impact..

did we have any this year?

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2 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Couldnt agree more, it doesnt have to be wild and erratic signings just because, but be calculated, be a bit bold and use our position wisely. There is a great opportunity to find best 22 players and also upgrade depth which is just so important, i would argue you need 5/6 players who walk into the team if needed and can impact..

did we have any this year?

On face value, Tomlinson looks like a great fit - but, my alarm bells are thus: dropped for the first time in four years for Deledio??

Is Tomlinson not considered the future?

Just wary, thas' all....

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14 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

On face value, Tomlinson looks like a great fit - but, my alarm bells are thus: dropped for the first time in four years for Deledio??

Is Tomlinson not considered the future?

Just wary, thas' all....

I think what would get the FD excited about Tomlinson is his running ability, he is a committed 2 way runner, and a hard worker, something we lacked this year.

Im not sure why they went with an ageing Deledio and clearly one who was very vulnerable to injury, they are lucky they got away with it.

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54 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

On face value, Tomlinson looks like a great fit - but, my alarm bells are thus: dropped for the first time in four years for Deledio??

Is Tomlinson not considered the future?

Just wary, thas' all....

It seems the reasons for Tomlinson’s absence last weekend weren’t necessarily form-related. 

He’ll likely play against the Lions this weekend anyway, so we can all pay attention to him. 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

It seems the reasons for Tomlinson’s absence last weekend weren’t necessarily form-related. 

Please explain Mel????

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20 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Please explain Mel????

Maybe GWS know he's leaving. 

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9 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Maybe GWS know he's leaving. 

This was my first thought when I read he was dropped, he played all 22 games, played well in round 23, and wasn’t injured. 

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41 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

Linked to St Kilda

Everyone is linked to St Kilda this year. 

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5 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Maybe GWS know he's leaving. 

It would seem so. 

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2 hours ago, Robbie57 said:

Everyone is linked to St Kilda this year. 

Yer they might as well just have a list of players who aren't going to st kilda.

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6 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Maybe GWS know he's leaving. 

Yeah so from what I can gather, there’s speculation that GWS will have to turf a player at season’s end to accomodate a re-contracted Whitfield, and that player is Tomlinson. 

Might’ve been a little ugly over there when word got out. So they played Deledio in his place and he got injured, so they’ll likely have to put AT back on the field (pending Deledio’s scans). 

Awkward!

But take what I say with a grain of salt. A lot of the time I really have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m just riffin’ here.

 

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Favourites to land him according to the Age.

Not sure how I feel about it. He's certainly a better wing option than just having no one. But he doesn't bring pace or great skills and more than anything he's just very nice.

Chaired off Deledio so that might put to rest any rumours of ill will. Probably one of the smarter and more professional guys around. Might end up in our leadership group. Might end up at Casey.

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Trusty Tom Browne seems to think we are the favourite. Interesting to hear Roosy on the couch think he's not what we need. 

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9 minutes ago, CYB said:

Trusty Tom Browne seems to think we are the favourite. Interesting to hear Roosy on the couch think he's not what we need. 

Roosy said he was surprised because he thought we should be targeting outside run.

He may be right, but without the hindsight of knowing all the offseason moves it's pure speculation.

 

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10 minutes ago, CYB said:

Trusty Tom Browne seems to think we are the favourite. Interesting to hear Roosy on the couch think he's not what we need. 

Tom Brown cops a fair stick but he called this weeks ago before anyone. 

 

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