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On 4/14/2021 at 9:37 PM, Nascent said:

We actually have Brisbanes 2nd round pick rather than our own after the tade period last year.

As it sits we have pick 21 as well as pick pick 38 (tied to Hawks 3rd rounder) and pick 54 (tied to bulldogs 3rd rounder).

Here's hoping hawks and lions continue to have a bad year.

Thanks @Nascent, let the death-riding begin!

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On 4/14/2021 at 3:49 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Keep Brayshaw and get rid of Harmes.

He's only slightly more valuable than Dom Tyson (3 years back). So he's not in any conversation relating to Merrett imo.  And speaking of North, they'll be desperate to add 5x 25-26 year olds to chaperone their kids, after a season of thumpings. They give us pick 19, we give them our 3rd & Harmes.

 

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On 4/14/2021 at 8:05 AM, RigidMiddleDigit said:

This is intangible and crucial. Trading Newport last century hurt that Northey group immeasurably because he was a key part of the playing culture (even though the result was drafting Jakovic).

Good example. Steven Newport was one of the keys to our ball movement successes in that era; and, game by game, season by season, his skills shone brighter as he locked in on the Coach's requirements and the team cohesion. A highly underrated player, just like some people these days regard Gus Brayshaw. 

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Why do people keep talking about trades when discussing Free Agent's? 

It would be either

A. In the case of Merrett being a RFA, most suspect the Bombers would match and force a trade considering their previous trade period behaviour.

And/or

B. A presumption we have little cap space to entice a free agent and need to trade out players on coin to bring others in.

Both are justifiable thoughts in my view.

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3 hours ago, Hannibal Inc. said:

Of course.

But it's not an either/or situation.

May be, but I understand our salary cap is tight so I’m not sure if we would be able to reward Trac and Salem adequately and pay big bucks for someone from another club who would demand top dollar.

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7 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

May be, but I understand our salary cap is tight so I’m not sure if we would be able to reward Trac and Salem adequately and pay big bucks for someone from another club who would demand top dollar.

If we want him and he wants to come it will get done.

If we want him and he thinks we can't pay him enough then he really doesn't want to come.

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5 minutes ago, Hannibal Inc. said:

If we want him and he wants to come it will get done.

If we want him and he thinks we can't pay him enough then he really doesn't want to come.

Yep.

And the better we are this year, the more likely we are to lure these sort of players on lesser dollars.

Go deep and some of our current stars will take less too.

Hawthorn and Geelong have shown this.

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Would think that after last night, if Merrett is going anywhere, it's the Dogs, the Tiges or us. If the Dogs, they'll be even stronger, so we better make a play for him. 

On that, feel a bit uncomfortable saying it but Weid out if comes to a trade? 

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2 hours ago, Grr-owl said:

Would think that after last night, if Merrett is going anywhere, it's the Dogs, the Tiges or us. If the Dogs, they'll be even stronger, so we better make a play for him. 

On that, feel a bit uncomfortable saying it but Weid out if comes to a trade? 

Might need to be the Weid + Harmes. I’d still do the trade (if BB turns out like we hope and LJ continues to impress), as you need to bat deep in the midfield.

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26 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Might need to be the Weid + Harmes. I’d still do the trade (if BB turns out like we hope and LJ continues to impress), as you need to bat deep in the midfield.

Let the ink settle on Petraccas Contract before we start chasing someone only half as good.

 

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If Merrett is happy to take less here than at Essendon, then sure, but I can't see Essendon not matching it.

Would love Merrett though. Would compliment Oliver, Petracca and Viney beautifully. His ball use and spread from contest is elite.

I'd say we'll look elsewhere to add to our.midfield, unless something/someone comes out of nowhere.

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On 4/17/2021 at 11:26 PM, Hannibal Inc. said:

If we want him and he wants to come it will get done.

If we want him and he thinks we can't pay him enough then he really doesn't want to come.

 I want to follow this one up. Would Essendon stand in his way? They do have a rep as we know, down at Essendon...

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He is a talent and would complement us immensely but at the same time it can't be anything over 600k a year otherwise it doesn't make sense.

We are a destination club now, your coming to be apart of success so you have to sacrifice $$$$, not to take the best $$$$ and not be successful.

 

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On 4/17/2021 at 7:45 PM, adonski said:

Should be going after Jordan Clark, dropped again after being played out of position

Thats because hes lazy and doesnt do the work to get himself fit - dont be suprised when hes on the table and going back to WA at years end

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35 minutes ago, Ben Reyment said:

Thats because hes lazy and doesnt do the work to get himself fit - dont be suprised when hes on the table and going back to WA at years end

Observation or do you have the word on him? Odd they'd play him at all if they felt he was unfit 

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On 4/14/2021 at 8:23 AM, dee-tox said:

Good player but I'd target Lachie Ash if the rumours are true he wants to move back to Victoria. That dash out of the backline is tantalising...

Just re-signed with GWS for 2 years.

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