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59 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I think I'm right in saying we now have 26, 31, 33, 43 and 50 as our first five picks this year.

How many of those get involved in a Brown trade? 

My best guess is 26 on it's own, or 31 and 50.. but it's hard to tell. but that potentially does leave us with 31, 33 and 43 which could be traded for a higher pick,

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Brown and smith are coming, hind I think will as well, and there are two other players who’d walk into our best 22 that haven’t been mentioned on here that I’ve been asked not to name. But I’m sure de

You are kidding? Trade Oliver? Wow. I don't think you'll ever come back from that.

This is where you're going wrong. At the end of 2018 Port finished 10th.  At the end of 2019 Port finished 10th again.  This year they finished 1st at the end of H&A.  I dare say you wouldn't

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15 minutes ago, Nascent said:

He's the type of player we need, I just don't know if he's good enough for us to be interested.

He is better than what we have outside Pickett who would still be behind Lonie but has a massive upside

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7 minutes ago, drdrake said:

He is better than what we have outside Pickett who would still be behind Lonie but has a massive upside

Not disagreeing necessarily, I wouldn't mind having him on a cheap short term contract. But the way Jason Taylor talked about Pickett last year as a rare small forward with special ability and our lack of public interest leads me to think we aren't considering him. Also have to question why he's on the outer at saints who play a small forward line and have been actively recruiting in that area. Probably on the outer for a reason. And the bulldogs have been interested in a small forward for years, and were linked to him at one stage this trade period, have distanced themselves while recruiting Hannan instead. Who knows, maybe this one will get done quietly as a surprise late trade for a nothing pick. I will be neither excited or disappointed.

 

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36 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Not disagreeing necessarily, I wouldn't mind having him on a cheap short term contract. But the way Jason Taylor talked about Pickett last year as a rare small forward with special ability and our lack of public interest leads me to think we aren't considering him. Also have to question why he's on the outer at saints who play a small forward line and have been actively recruiting in that area. Probably on the outer for a reason. And the bulldogs have been interested in a small forward for years, and were linked to him at one stage this trade period, have distanced themselves while recruiting Hannan instead. Who knows, maybe this one will get done quietly as a surprise late trade for a nothing pick. I will be neither excited or disappointed.

 

We already have tiny Charlie Spargo. I’m not a big fan of Lonie and offers nothing extra give we have tiny Charlie 

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I see our priorities as another winger, quick half back and  small forward.

Depending on whether we move on a few more players on medium salary, or Tom on larger salary or both, will determine who we bring in. Also, whether we think Bedford can cover the extra small forward role and Hunt/Baker can cover the other two roles.

I would be happy to rookie a spare ruckman as insurance.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

I see our priorities as another winger, quick half back and  small forward.

Depending on whether we move on a few more players on medium salary, or Tom on larger salary or both, will determine who we bring in. Also, whether we think Bedford can cover the extra small forward role and Hunt/Baker can cover the other two roles.

I would be happy to rookie a spare ruckman as insurance.

Think Philips from the bombers!!!!

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4 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

HUN reporting Carlton have backed out of the Saad deal. Either tactics or just tired of dealing with Dodoro. Doubtful we have cap unless Tmac moves on but perhaps we should contact Saad's management for a chat. 

I'd agree, but I dont think the sticking point would be just salary either. We don't have the picks to satisfy Essendon and Dodoro for Saad so it'd seem borderline impossible at this point.

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5 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

HUN reporting Carlton have backed out of the Saad deal. Either tactics or just tired of dealing with Dodoro. Doubtful we have cap unless Tmac moves on but perhaps we should contact Saad's management for a chat. 

Nah, AFL website reporting that they haven’t come to a deal yet but are confident a deal will get done. Saad will be a Blue in 2021. 

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4 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

HUN reporting Carlton have backed out of the Saad deal. Either tactics or just tired of dealing with Dodoro. Doubtful we have cap unless Tmac moves on but perhaps we should contact Saad's management for a chat. 

They're just reporting that they backed out of a deal they thought they had last night, not that the deal is off all together. the HUN is saying the Blues backed away from pick 8 plus a future 4th for Saad and a 3rd this year. The AFL site is saying the Blues still want a 2nd back. No-one else is in the picture, it'll get done between Ess & Blues, or he'll go PSD.

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9 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

HUN reporting Carlton have backed out of the Saad deal. Either tactics or just tired of dealing with Dodoro. Doubtful we have cap unless Tmac moves on but perhaps we should contact Saad's management for a chat. 

Outside of massively overpaying in terms of a contract and pick for a half back flanker, Carlton are playing this quite well

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2 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Outside of massively overpaying in terms of a contract and pick for a half back flanker, Carlton are playing this quite well

I don't want to see Carlton benefit but it would be a laugh if Dodoro lost Saad through the PSD and didn't get Dunkley or Caldwell.

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My gut feel is that IF we are after Phillips and Pies do deals on Treloar, Stephenson and maybe Cox, they will be in a position to keep Phillips, or play hardball for a trade.

SO. if we want him, we might have to do a deal now, or pass, unless of course they want Tom.

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I thought the Dees really should have gone for Witherden from the Lions.  
Elite skills. Small defender.  That’s a gap for us.  Whilst some on here thought he was not gettable, ultimately the Eagles got him for a steal imv... Pick 58 and Future 3rd rd pick. I’d have give that up.  

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