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Mentioned earlier this morning that I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out soon that Merrett will be assessing his options.

To me he is the perfect player for us. Has that great blend of inside and outside speed and skill.

If the above was to eventuate, I would think Melbourne will look at him closely.  Goody was his midfield coach and he's played with Melksham and Hibberd. 

Keep an eye on this one.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Mentioned earlier this morning that I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out soon that Merrett will be assessing his options.

To me he is the perfect player for us. Has that great blend of inside and outside speed and skill.

If the above was to eventuate, I would think Melbourne will look at him closely.  Goody was his midfield coach and he's played with Melksham and Hibberd. 

Keep an eye on this one.

Just gut feel or saying you've heard something?

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18 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Just gut feel or saying you've heard something?

There was a fair bit of talk about in on bomber blitz about a week ago. One poster brought up that Merrit isn't happy (he got shot down pretty hard) but there was a bit of a discussion on it. 

The OP mentioned carlton as a potential destination however. They then started saying the only way they do the deal is for Cripps.... Classic bombers 

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

Add Hurley to that too. Also unfollowed Essendon and no longer lists them on his bio. 

Flawless logic, Ethan.

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27 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Mentioned earlier this morning that I wouldn't be surprised if it comes out soon that Merrett will be assessing his options.

To me he is the perfect player for us. Has that great blend of inside and outside speed and skill.

If the above was to eventuate, I would think Melbourne will look at him closely.  Goody was his midfield coach and he's played with Melksham and Hibberd. 

Keep an eye on this one.

I mentioned something a while ago on this as a possible trade for one of our mids, not Oliver or Petracca...

...but they need what we have too much of and we need what they have too much of.

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2 minutes ago, rjay said:

I mentioned something a while ago on this as a possible trade for one of our mids, not Oliver or Petracca...

...but they need what we have too much of and we need what they have too much of.

Think all parties would agree that a trade for Brayshaw would be beneficial for all, would maybe need to add a second rounder.

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8 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Think all parties would agree that a trade for Brayshaw would be beneficial for all, would maybe need to add a second rounder.

Why would we give up one of our more outside, balanced mids to bring in Merrett?

Imagine Oliver, Merrett, Petracca. ?

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17 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Add Hurley to that too. Also unfollowed Essendon and no longer lists them on his bio. 

Hurley is mates with May, Harmes, Hibberd and Melksham too. Interesting...

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Haven't heard anything about this, but Merrett is the exact type of midfielder we're looking for. He's balanced both inside and outside with good kicking skills.

We'd need to give up a 1st round pick minimum or a good player plus something else. Brayshaw or TMac plus a pick would work for us...

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As usual, I'm already enjoying the off season more than the season proper. Typical Melbourne. The trade season is the regular season for us poor mugs.

Backline: May, Hurley, Lever, Rivers, Salem, Saad.

Midfield: Oliver, Petracca, Harmes, Merrett, Viney

Forwardline: lacking...

West Coast 2006?

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14 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

They would want 2 top 10 picks to even have a conversation about him, and that's probably the biggest hurdle i'd see if he did want to leave. 

we probably couldn't sign Merrett and keep Viney IMO 

They can want two top 10 picks all they want but there isn't a chance they get two top 10s for him. 

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Wouldn't go anywhere near Merrett. 

But only because we already have 3 ex-bombers on the list, and it takes way too much emotional energy to overcome my hatred of Essendon players (I've learned to love Hibberd and Brown, but can't quite warm to Melksham).

Seriously though, he would definitely add a point of difference to our midfield mix.

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