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3 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Somehow I don’t think the club will entertain a question based on the selection of one ex-player in one game

Was merely pointing out that thaAGM is on Monday he surely would have awareness that It's an annual event and the Pruess selection occurred in Aug/Sept 2020.

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Ainsworth 

Serong

Flanders

Midfielder /  forwards 

I think we need  1 or 2 of these type of players who can play both midfield and forward, we have 1 of the best in track but would love to see 1 or 2 more

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Paulo said:

Ainsworth 

Serong

Flanders

Midfielder /  forwards 

I think we need  1 or 2 of these type of players who can play both midfield and forward, we have 1 of the best in track but would love to see 1 or 2 more

 

 

Serong re-signed already

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1 hour ago, Paulo said:

Ainsworth 

Serong

Flanders

Midfielder /  forwards 

I think we need  1 or 2 of these type of players who can play both midfield and forward, we have 1 of the best in track but would love to see 1 or 2 more

 

 

I think you will find Rosman Laurie and Bowey plus Sparrow  might be the answer ( or part there of) in this regard.

But would not say NO to any of the players you have listed .

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On 9/20/2020 at 5:53 PM, Wobbly Bob said:

*  its grammar  ?

It’s grammar ?

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9 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

Someone mentioned in a training report (a rumour) that Lachie Ash would be heading back to Vic at the end of his contract (2021) and would be going to Dees or Cats. Whether it's true or not, he can be chucked on top of the list. Just what we need!

Yes. We lack pace and outside run.

Would be a great pick up.  We have no first round pick, neither do the cats.

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1 hour ago, Roger Mellie said:

Someone mentioned in a training report (a rumour) that Lachie Ash would be heading back to Vic at the end of his contract (2021) and would be going to Dees or Cats. Whether it's true or not, he can be chucked on top of the list. Just what we need!

Lachie Ash is the nephew of Chris Connelly and supported the Dees but jumped ship to Geelong because how terrible we were during the Neeld years.

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1 hour ago, Dr.D said:

Jackson is a ruck. not a forward. Has his 3 goals on 6 games been enough to prove to you that Jackson is going to be a star forward? lol

The club earmarked him as playing forward and ruck relief, while Gawny holds down no1 ruck. I'd say that gives him another 3+ years to grow into the role and potentially become a star forward. Maybe the kid cements his position and we pick up a cheap mature ruck after Gawn retires, who knows? You're judging a 200cm first year player recruited for his athleticism, on just 6 games? "lol"

Yes, we might need a key star forward, but that remains to be seen with how Brown, Weid, Tmac, Petty & Jackson all go this year. Reassess in October.

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3 hours ago, Dr.D said:

Jackson is a ruck. not a forward. Has his 3 goals on 6 games been enough to prove to you that Jackson is going to be a star forward? lol

Like Demonic I don't agree with you on Jacko. He is a ruckman but ha can be a mid or a running player because of his elite tank and skill.

He can play on the forward line and link up with any if the forwards and dodo go in the ruck and get tap outs plus chase the ball and with ground play and handball be creative.

He might kick 15 to 20 plus goals in 2021 if he plays forward but will be a very good score assist as well. 
He will also be very competitive in the ruck Giving Gawny a rest for say 5/8 mins each quarter orcrucking in the Forward  line .

He is going to be a once in a generation footballer versatile and a match  winner Wherever he plays on the field,

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20 hours ago, Paulo said:

Ainsworth 

Serong

Flanders

Midfielder /  forwards 

I think we need  1 or 2 of these type of players who can play both midfield and forward, we have 1 of the best in track but would love to see 1 or 2 more

ainsworth is settled in that suns side and serong is off the table too i'd imagine

i think Tippa is getable out of the dons as they sink down the ladder, lipinski is too good to be playing 2s at the dogs and suits that melksham role (or vandemeer) and jelly could be the big fish we need for the non langdon wing. ik its unrealistic we get all these options but one maybe two improves our side tenfold

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2 hours ago, John Demonic said:

The club earmarked him as playing forward and ruck relief, while Gawny holds down no1 ruck. I'd say that gives him another 3+ years to grow into the role and potentially become a star forward. Maybe the kid cements his position and we pick up a cheap mature ruck after Gawn retires, who knows? You're judging a 200cm first year player recruited for his athleticism, on just 6 games? "lol"

Yes, we might need a key star forward, but that remains to be seen with how Brown, Weid, Tmac, Petty & Jackson all go this year. Reassess in October.

 

We took Jackson because he was best available and he was life after Gawn. That's it. He wasn't drafted to play forward. But we've put him there to help with his development. He is a ruckman through and through. 

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43 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

 

We took Jackson because he was best available and he was life after Gawn. That's it. He wasn't drafted to play forward. But we've put him there to help with his development. He is a ruckman through and through. 

The facts are that he played primarily ruck in the juniors.

But he is an early developer for a tall and his athleticism makes him a horrible deep defensive match up for the opposition.

I'm not saying he is not a Ruckman, but his game is still developing (as all players do once their are in the AFL system).

He might be a Ruckman/Resting Forward or Forward/Relieving Ruckman. I am guessing that he will turn out to be more of the latter. 

Exciting times ahead.

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9 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Lachie Ash is the nephew of Chris Connelly and supported the Dees but jumped ship to Geelong because how terrible we were during the Neeld years.

I was going to bag him out for switching clubs. Then I realised he was probably 10 years old 

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On 9/17/2020 at 1:20 PM, Patches O’houlihan said:

Imagine a half back line with Saad and Williams on it. we'd immediately become on of the best rebound teams in the comp. 

It'd be costly. but if we could somehow get those two guys, and another wingman. it'd be a great result.

Think Williams might go elsewhere though

I feel under the possibly mistaken belief that we have the defending clearers covered with depth. Some classy kids are with us - with one more year of development and orientation that could be used well with nouse, played in a position to further develop as necessary and that is the key. At all costs, we must develop, not play versatiles in their incorrect positions, as we have seen ad infinatum across the past couple of seasons. Some of the names mentioned on the trade table in this thread are great defenders, sure; some of our younger brigade could be even better, depending on the coaching accumen we apply with consistency, to them.

 

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I know we are going great guns and its only halfway through the season, but there is a lot developing on the trade front already. We have had a number of dedicated trade target related threads but there are less obvious ones that i have seen recently floating around various media outlets.

Some absolute superstar players that would add significantly to our playing list include (and in no particular order):

1. Zac Merret (inside & outside) -> adds to ball use and midfield depth. Reports are that he is likely to sign with Dons. 
2. Josh Kelly (outside / wing) -> great runner and ball user. Has goal kicking in his repertoire. has been off and on in the past few years - perhaps vital to the resurgence of GWS and hence unlikely to leave given his mammoth contract. 
3. Tom Mitchell (outside) -> Former brownlow, ball accumulator and play maker - will be difficult to deal with the Hawks on this given lack of required draft picks. 
4. Luke Parker (general midfielder) -> great attacking midfielder, hard working and intelligent, would add great depth to the midfielder and attacking options (replacement for Melksham?). Currently out-of-contract, not sure whether Parker would be a RFA or FA. He is 28 yo. Sydney will hit the premiership window sweet spot in the next 2-3 years, which may just be outside of his career. 
5. Adam Cerra (outside) -> great ball user and has footy smarts, will be an elite footballer. Wants to leave Freo. Have a trade history with Freo, but fear they have a bitter taste with the Hogan saga. 
6. Shai Bolton (outside / small forward) -> unlikely but an up and coming superstar. Cant see him leaving unless he was after big $$$, which we dont have to spare.
7. Brandon Maynard (versatile defender) -> talked only on DL about a replacement for Jetta / Hibberd. Can go one-on-one also has great rebound 50 skills (ala Hibberd).

We don't have much by the way of trade currency unless we offer players as part of a trade swap. I'd say most of the above will require some level of draft picks, which makes any of them unlikely. 

The other issue is our salary cap. Its been speculated that we are close to the tip. I wonder whether Jetta & Jones will be asked to retire at year end. Would still need to trade a player who is a regular Melbourne starter to get anything done - Weideman is really the only player that comes to mind. 
 

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