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Given the recent article suggesting GWS want in on our pick, this could be the perfect opportunity to go after this guy. He's a free agent next year and if he leaves and the Giant finish a similar position, they may lose him for a pick in this teens.

I'd be trying for this year's first rounder and next years for Whitfield. I know there is some risk we finish low next year, but there's also the potential we get back into the top 8 with a better run of injuries and an easier draw.

Apparently the Hawks will be applying to the AFL to be allowed to trade their first this year, which they are apparently going to be approved. You just have to show the AFL you know what you are doing with this and they have discretion. 

If we add this guy onto the wing, along with Langdon and the ball winners of Oliver, Viney, Brayshaw and Harmes in the middle I think we become a premiership favourite again.

Here's hoping we ask the question and make a serious play.

 

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5 minutes ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

Given the recent article suggesting GWS want in on our pick, this could be the perfect opportunity to go after this guy. He's a free agent next year and if he leaves and the Giant finish a similar position, they may lose him for a pick in this teens.

I'd be trying for this year's first rounder and next years for Whitfield. I know there is some risk we finish low next year, but there's also the potential we get back into the top 8 with a better run of injuries and an easier draw.

Apparently the Hawks will be applying to the AFL to be allowed to trade their first this year, which they are apparently going to be approved. You just have to show the AFL you know what you are doing with this and they have discretion. 

If we add this guy onto the wing, along with Langdon and the ball winners of Oliver, Viney, Brayshaw and Harmes in the middle I think we become a premiership favourite again.

Here's hoping we ask the question and make a serious play.

 

They would need to add next years 1st pick as well but a massive yes if gettable.

i think he is the best out of the lot

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Good call mate. Add the run of Langdon (don't rate his disposal, hopefully he can improve) and Whitfield, and we're a vastly different side. If we can get out forwardline right with some natural crumbing smalls and work on our stoppage set ups, with a healthy Lever and May playing back there, we should be making finals.

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I wonder if there's a way of bundling #3 to GWS for Whitfield and a first rounder that would be good enough to get us Ben King. Probably blue sky thinking here. Maybe we have to involve our 2020 first rounder as well.

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Would be the dream result but is just that, a dream. Would cost the earth for picks and salary; he's an absolute freak who GWS would not be happy to lose, regardless of any upcoming free agency.

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Drooling at the thought of this.  Love this guy pure class.  Split our first pick.  Give GWS our then first pick and next year's first pick. Then trade our other first round pick after split to a top of the ladder club for their first round pick next year.   The depth after picks one and two in this year's draft not good.  

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If he was available and expressed any interest in coming to us, then we would be stupid not to do it.  Even if he hadn't expressed interest in us just yet, I'd be asking the question.

However, would the Giants want Pick 2 THAT badly?  Probably not.  You would hope the club tests the waters a little, but you would think the logical outcome would be their two picks plus a player of some value to get it done.

Drafting wisely, and adding someone like Hately to go with Langdon, would be a good start to the off season.

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“I know it's going to be talked about eventually, but it's not anything I'm interested in talking about right now.

Lachie Whitfield on his contractual status

 

#closethread

 

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50 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

#everyonecanbetempted

#noharmaskingthequestion

Let’s ask the the 22 AA team while we are at it and spin up 22 threads, 1 for each of them.

#noharmaskingthequestion

 

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53 minutes ago, olisik said:

“I know it's going to be talked about eventually, but it's not anything I'm interested in talking about right now.

Lachie Whitfield on his contractual status

 

#closethread

 

"Absolutely not," Scully said when asked whether the thought of getting rich from GWS's entry into the AFL had entered his head.

"There's been no approach (from GWS), absolutely not.

"I've got absolutely nothing to hide, and I thought I should come out and say something.

"I love the club, I love my team-mates and I want to be part of the future going ahead at the Melbourne footy club.

"I'd love to end my career a one-club player, and I anticipate that will be the case."

Tom Scully on contractual status

 

#keepthreadopen

 

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Just now, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

"Absolutely not," Scully said when asked whether the thought of getting rich from GWS's entry into the AFL had entered his head.

"There's been no approach (from GWS), absolutely not.

"I've got absolutely nothing to hide, and I thought I should come out and say something.

"I love the club, I love my team-mates and I want to be part of the future going ahead at the Melbourne footy club.

"I'd love to end my career a one-club player, and I anticipate that will be the case."

Tom Scully on contractual status

 

#keepthreadopen

 

Not sure about you but I don’t want anyone with Scullys morals around at the Dees.

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1 minute ago, olisik said:

Let’s ask the the 22 AA team while we are at it and spin up 22 threads, 1 for each of them.

#noharmaskingthequestion

 

You do realise it's a LW thread, not an AA thread?

But if that's your fancy, go for it, break a leg!

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9 hours ago, olisik said:

Let’s ask the the 22 AA team while we are at it and spin up 22 threads, 1 for each of them.

#noharmaskingthequestion

 

 

While you’re at it, you might as well ask Clarkson & Simpson if they’d like to step down from their head coaching positions to be a mentor to Goodwin. I wonder what other silly suggestions you can come up with?

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To be fair, we are sensational at having a thread on every and any player that is even a 1% chance of leaving their club, or even a 0% chance of coming to us.  

Having said that, Whitfield is worth at least a thread this year with the potential trade ideas around pick 2 and the fact he is out of contract next year.  He hasn't really given any indication he might sign yet so I guess it's worth the discussion.

Will he come over?  Highly unlikely, but we can dream after all.

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29 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

 

While you’re at it, you might as well ask Clarkson & Simpson if they’d like to step down from their head coaching positions to be a mentor to Goodwin. I wonder what other silly suggestions you can come up with?

Concept of tongue in cheek must be unknown to you it seems...and nice attempt at trying to cherry pick something from weeks ago for the sole purpose of trying to insult a fellow supporter, plenty of time on your hands it seems. Nice work.

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