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Given that Pert said at some point this year a key forward is one of our areas we need to bolster it will be interesting to see what happens this trade period. 

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I think a lot of teams will understandably be throwing big money at Jeremy Cameron, the one i'd be making a big offer to is Ben King. it's a little risky but the kid is going to be a star in my opinion, and is very likely to want to come back to Vic. 

i think put 850k x4 under his nose and offer the Suns pick 3 and Billy Stretch and see if they can be tempted to move him a year early. 

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I can’t see Cameron leaving GWS. They’ll be successful for the foreseeable future, made the GF this season and could quite possibly be at the pointy end again next season. They’ve kept a core-group of players together, Cameron being one of them. Like Coniglio, Gil will want Cameron staying put. 

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6 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I think a lot of teams will understandably be throwing big money at Jeremy Cameron, the one i'd be making a big offer to is Ben King. it's a little risky but the kid is going to be a star in my opinion, and is very likely to want to come back to Vic. 

i think put 850k x4 under his nose and offer the Suns pick 3 and Billy Stretch and see if they can be tempted to move him a year early. 

Sounds like a decent plan PO.  I have my doubts we would be that daring though.    More likely split the pick and then end up choosing two Gysbert & Strauss types (or even better...another Cale Morton) while missing the next Dusty sitting in between those two!

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Sorry if it’s already been mentioned but would anyone consider Bruce from the Saints? 

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12 minutes ago, the fork said:

Sorry if it’s already been mentioned but would anyone consider Bruce from the Saints? 

I have a vibe that he has been enquired about - but that is purely linked to the fact that Alan Richardson is on board...

on that... I don't particularly rate him, but he does do well against us. I also think he looks a bit like the depictions of Jesus Christ... so I hope if we get him, he has a second coming...

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14 hours ago, Redleg said:

Not the best posts to say you know something but can't share it. They tend to sound like BS, or just grandstanding.

Agree.

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On 10/5/2019 at 9:42 AM, Ethan Tremblay said:

We had one and traded him away. 

 

On 10/5/2019 at 9:44 AM, Redleg said:

He only had one good foot.

.... and even then, only part time. 

On 10/5/2019 at 10:48 AM, Rusty Nails said:

Good discussion point but the problem is the system.  While the likes of Lynch are able to get to the clubs that have had the most recent success that is the option they will choose vs teams who haven't seen success in decades like the Aints, Doggies (1 in 62 years) and ourselves.  And to a lessor extent Norf (96) and Carltank (95).

As Kingy suggested and which i've been calling for for years, FAs should not be allowed to get to a club thats finished top 5/6 or so (previous two seasons) or win a premiership in say the last five.

We can talk all we like about the possibility of getting a genuine gun tall forward.  Cameron is up next season,  aint gonna happen unless the clubs force the AFL to change FA to assist the lessor lights.

If Cameron doesn't re-sign at GWS i g'tee he will end up at a top liner in 2021.  Nothing more certain.

System is flawed until/unless the clubs speak up.

Bottom dwellers unite and take over!

I agree .... but then Gil just thrives on flawed systems.  Look at his goal review system just for starters. 

On 10/5/2019 at 10:54 AM, dl4e said:

Petty. Will be interesting to see where they use him. Lewis Taylor from Brisbane might be okay as small crumber but have to beware of some serious brain farts.

He would fit in well with our overall, and in particular forward game plan then. 😨

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14 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I think a lot of teams will understandably be throwing big money at Jeremy Cameron, the one i'd be making a big offer to is Ben King. it's a little risky but the kid is going to be a star in my opinion, and is very likely to want to come back to Vic. 

i think put 850k x4 under his nose and offer the Suns pick 3 and Billy Stretch and see if they can be tempted to move him a year early. 

Given Elliott is now looking elsehwere, I reckon this is the move we should make. Front-end the bejesus out of his contract and get a 10-12 year forward. You have my vote, mate.

It then gives Weideman a time clock. He could simply take over from McDonald in 2-3 years as the other twin tower or we look for a trade if King bosses it for us in 2020.

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Just now, A F said:

Given Elliott is now looking elsehwere, I reckon this is the move we should make. Front-end the bejesus out of his contract and get a 10-12 year forward. You have my vote, mate.

 

You think Cameron can still be FF at 39? He is on big money with this year's GF team. Look elsewhere.

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

You think Cameron can still be FF at 39? He is on big money with this year's GF team. Look elsewhere.

Think he was referring to King

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2 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Think he was referring to King

Whoops.

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Just putting it out there, and before anyone asks and says i am trolling, I will not be giving any names (my source has demanded I don’t) but I have heard we are really trying to get a key forward from another vic team!!

I will let you all guess away (or conversely have a crack at me for not naming anyone and making it up), but I will only say he is from a vic team and has been mentioned nowhere in the media.

We all know Elliott was not the only player we have been talking too!

 

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Just now, Yokozuna said:

Just putting it out there, and before anyone asks and says i am trolling, I will not be giving any names (my source has demanded I don’t) but I have heard we are really trying to get a key forward from another vic team!!

I will let you all guess away (or conversely have a crack at me for not naming anyone and making it up), but I will only say he is from a vic team and has been mentioned nowhere in the media.

We all know Elliott was not the only player we have been talking too!

 

Conor Nash?

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4 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

Just putting it out there, and before anyone asks and says i am trolling, I will not be giving any names (my source has demanded I don’t) but I have heard we are really trying to get a key forward from another vic team!!

I will let you all guess away (or conversely have a crack at me for not naming anyone and making it up), but I will only say he is from a vic team and has been mentioned nowhere in the media.

We all know Elliott was not the only player we have been talking too!

 

Gunston?

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5 minutes ago, Yokozuna said:

Just putting it out there, and before anyone asks and says i am trolling, I will not be giving any names (my source has demanded I don’t) but I have heard we are really trying to get a key forward from another vic team!!

I will let you all guess away (or conversely have a crack at me for not naming anyone and making it up), but I will only say he is from a vic team and has been mentioned nowhere in the media.

We all know Elliott was not the only player we have been talking too!

 

Harry McKay

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

Harry McKay

Not a hope in hell, but his brother at North, who is not as good, could be available.

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Paddy Mccartin. Is our medical team better with concussions than others?

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6 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Harry McKay

I wish it was him, but no, it isn’t.

I won’t answer all of them, as it will give it away, but once I can get my source to allow me to give some more, I will.

 

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Just now, Patches O’houlihan said:

God i hope so.

Mitch Lewis from the Hawks would also be good.

Also not a hope in hell.

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19 hours ago, CHF said:

... bit sorry I commented to be honest. 

Yeah, I’m not exactly sure what the point of such a post is. Regardless, I’m hoping this person you’re talking about is a fit and rejuvenated Mark Jackson. 

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50 minutes ago, BigMacjnr said:

Paddy Mccartin. Is our medical team better with concussions than others?

I think the answer you seek lies in someone who’s first and last names begin witht the letter K

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