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Papley is a young gun who's only going to get better, I reckon considering there's apparently not much difference between pick 3 and 20 we should be giving Sydney pick 3 for Papley, he's nominated Carlton but says just wants to get back to Melbourne and doesn't really care where he plays!

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If we split pick 3 I’d use one of the new picks on Papley and retain the other for the draft, I wouldn’t use pick 3 on him. But it doesn’t matter because he’s nominated Carlton so that’s where he’ll end up. 

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3 is too much but if we split pick 3 I wouldn't think trading one of those out for Papley would be crazy. Depends what sort of coin he wants but he's exactly what our forward line lacks.

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1 minute ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

If we split pick 3 I’d use one of the new picks on Papley and retain the other for the draft. But it doesn’t matter because he’s nominated Carlton so that’s where he’ll end up. 

Great minds ET 😉

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No

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1 minute ago, WERRIDEE said:

No

Concur. He is a OK player. No where near a pick 3 or even a split pick. 2019 wasn't to bad but really what has he done? Let the Blues have him. Jetta will eat him for Breaky when we play them.

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pick 3 is too high. Papley is good but he's not that good. Pick 7 and higher seems about right.

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25 minutes ago, Docs Demons said:

Concur. He is a OK player. No where near a pick 3 or even a split pick. 2019 wasn't to bad but really what has he done? Let the Blues have him. Jetta will eat him for Breaky when we play them.

He’s kicked 120 goals in 4 seasons after being taken as a rookie and will only get better.

We have a serious lack of small forwards and one of the worst forward lines in the game. I think Papley would address our deficiencies very well. 

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3 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

A very good chance with that 22 that Papley will get benched a fair bit = not worth a top 10 pick then.

And he’ll be named emergency for every game, won’t quite crack the best 22 all season. 

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A good player. Not worth near a top 10 pick though

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45 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

He’s kicked 120 goals in 4 seasons after being taken as a rookie and will only get better.

We have a serious lack of small forwards and one of the worst forward lines in the game. I think Papley would address our deficiencies very well. 

Yes agree, but I reckon Andrew Gaff would come home in the right circumstances, and that would be playing for the team he supported as a kid, he has a clause in his contract that if there are personal reasons for coming home WC will find a way, what about pick number 3 for Gaff?  

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14 minutes ago, DubDee said:

A good player. Not worth near a top 10 pick though

Twats at Princess Park are giving up number 9

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23 minutes ago, dave said:

Yes agree, but I reckon Andrew Gaff would come home in the right circumstances, and that would be playing for the team he supported as a kid, he has a clause in his contract that if there are personal reasons for coming home WC will find a way, what about pick number 3 for Gaff?  

nup 3 for Gaff and 14  they may take it because 3 and next year's 1st rounder will get them Kelly

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Would I include pick 3 as part of a deal for Papley - sure.

Would I pay Papley some crazy amount like 900k and therefore limit any future salary cap flexibility we have left with this core of players - nope.

 

 

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Be ironic if we did a deal for him! He's from Bunyip and played for Casey if I remember correctly! Could of had when no one else wanted him!

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Interesting reading what Scott Lucas, his manager, said this morning around the fact that while Carlton is his preference, he is keeping his options open.  

With Elliott out of the picture, there is no reason why we can't also get involved if we see the opportunity to do so.

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6 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Interesting reading what Scott Lucas, his manager, said this morning around the fact that while Carlton is his preference, he is keeping his options open.  

With Elliott out of the picture, there is no reason why we can't also get involved if we see the opportunity to do so.

Beat me to it. It certainly pricked my ears to the family t that they'd still look at other options of need be.

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as per everyone else, not for pick 3 - but if we split the picks then absolutely

BUT surely we cannot go near the $$s he's commanding to move back to melbourne - we're already bringing in tomlinson at $4-500k a year over the next four, presumably we're not paying langdon in twisties...if we had the cap room then yes, but it's not likely

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Trade pick 3 for GWS 12 and 18, then use pick 12 for Papley, 18 in the draft.

(Should we be able to convince him to come to us)

 

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18 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Trade pick 3 for GWS 12 and 18, then use pick 12 for Papley, 18 in the draft.

(Should we be able to convince him to come to us)

 

Good thinking but the club would want to do a lot better than 12 & 18 if they trade down. Would want something additional from GWS for this to be done. 
Papley would be a great addition to the dees if we can pull it off. 

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Just now, BigMacjnr said:

Good thinking but the club would want to do a lot better than 12 & 18 if they trade down. Would want something additional from GWS for this to be done. 
Papley would be a great addition to the dees if we can pull it off. 

Points wise, 12 and 18 are worth slightly more than pick 3 I believe.

 

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