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We're in the best position possible going into last day of trade period. Two extremely valuable picks are on the table if the right offer pops up. We'll be sitting back, cross-legged with ci

The lack of riddles this year has really been disappointing.  What happened to everyone on Demonland with inside knowledge and mates?

Pick 3 for pick 6 and a future pick is a horrible trade for us. i would be staggered if we actually made that trade.  we have GWS bent over a barrel and desperate for that pick.  we simply h

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I hope it is a real big fish. Cameron, Whitfield, Finlayson....

Otherwise, if you know how to hold em, the shuffling and dealing goes on until the draft.

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3 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Would need to be a big fish plus some picks wouldn't it? As far as I can tell, we only have 2 draft picks now right? And we have to use at least 3. Bit lost among all the updated 'indicative orders' now though tbh...

 

 Think you can always just upgrade rookies or use picks at the end of the draft. Salary cap is probably the bigger concern, to land someone big we'd have to trade someone out. 2 deals from nowhere in the last 24 hours of trade period - seems unlikely

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9 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

 Think you can always just upgrade rookies or use picks at the end of the draft. Salary cap is probably the bigger concern, to land someone big we'd have to trade someone out. 2 deals from nowhere in the last 24 hours of trade period - seems unlikely

Yeah, we don't have to use a pick to upgrade a rookie anymore right? So technically we could draft 2 players, then just upgrade a rookie, and that counts as our 3?

 

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Based on our recent trade strategy perhaps they are looking at making sure we bring in two good young players this year.

My only thought is if it is a big fish two top ten pick would have to bring back a Jeremy Cameron type but for salary we'd have to be sending a decent earner back out to make this work.

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21 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Not sure someone who got  literally 1 possession in the grand final should be someone we should be giving up a top 10 pick for??

To judge a player's worth on one game in isolation is simplistic thinking IMO.  No doubt his GF was a stinker all the same.

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27 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Not sure someone who got  literally 1 possession in the grand final should be someone we should be giving up a top 10 pick for??

It's an ugly stat that aligns with the sports trivia question that's bound to be asked in the future...

Q/ Who kicked 3 goals in the 2019 AFL Grand Final?

A/ GWS

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All I can say is, we better not be planning a big name trade, we better have it sorted ALREADY. If we don't use picks 3 and/or 8, or pick 8 in some combo to secure a needed gun, that has to be the stupidest trade of all time.  One first rounder for a first, second and third rounder. FFS.

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We're in the best position possible going into last day of trade period.

Two extremely valuable picks are on the table if the right offer pops up.

We'll be sitting back, cross-legged with cigar in mouth knowing that if nothing comes up, we go to the draft with two top 10 picks a year after making a prelim. 

Added to that is the fact that we've addressed a problem area with the additions of Langdon and to a lesser extent Tomlinson. No longer will we have to play inside midfielders on a wing. 

And this is all without mentioning the fact that we have a pre-season with Burgess coming up. One of the most highly respected fitness coaches around.

I'm putting a cheeky $20 on us for top 4 next year.

Dees.

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I think this is a more than optimistic view of our list TBH.  I can make an argument for improvement - Langdon, pre-seasons, healthy list, but I can also make an argument that we will have a similar (8th - 12th) year next year.  

26 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

We're in the best position possible going into last day of trade period.

Two extremely valuable picks are on the table if the right offer pops up.

We'll be sitting back, cross-legged with cigar in mouth knowing that if nothing comes up, we go to the draft with two top 10 picks a year after making a prelim. 

Added to that is the fact that we've addressed a problem area with the additions of Langdon and to a lesser extent Tomlinson. No longer will we have to play inside midfielders on a wing. 

And this is all without mentioning the fact that we have a pre-season with Burgess coming up. One of the most highly respected fitness coaches around.

I'm putting a cheeky $20 on us for top 4 next year.

Dees.

 

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52 minutes ago, demonstone said:

To judge a player's worth on one game in isolation is simplistic thinking IMO.  No doubt his GF was a stinker all the same.

Agreed, I was saying it in jest a little.

However, if we were to trade pick 3 for Finlayson, I’d be wanting some pretty damn valuable assets back our way.

Finlayson has a good finals series but to get 1 possession in a grand final is simply pathetic.

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34 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

We're in the best position possible going into last day of trade period.

Two extremely valuable picks are on the table if the right offer pops up.

We'll be sitting back, cross-legged with cigar in mouth knowing that if nothing comes up, we go to the draft with two top 10 picks a year after making a prelim. 

Added to that is the fact that we've addressed a problem area with the additions of Langdon and to a lesser extent Tomlinson. No longer will we have to play inside midfielders on a wing. 

And this is all without mentioning the fact that we have a pre-season with Burgess coming up. One of the most highly respected fitness coaches around.

I'm putting a cheeky $20 on us for top 4 next year.

Dees.

Is that you Steve?

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