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8 hours ago, A F said:

What's the bet the pivot involves Treloar?

Polec would have required a bit of money from our end, so will Treloar. Phillips less so.

Would love to raid Collingwood for those two.

There's absolutely no way Collingwood can be asking for a top 10 pick when they're actively pushing him out in a very obvious cap squeeze. 

I think Treloar is going to effect everything the Filth do this trade Period. 
I hope he digs in and doesn’t move. 
He signed a contract that they supplied and now it is time to pay up the back end, Philips could be a bargain 

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30 minutes ago, Pates said:

That’s what I was thinking, no way does Phillips command a top 10 pick. If they can get a pick in the low 20’s that would surely get it done quickly on their end. 

third rounder - butler-esque surely, we're doing them a favour and hes well outside the best 22

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12 minutes ago, Marcus94 said:

Would we have enough to secure Phillips? I've read an article from Matt Rendell saying that Collingwood could move Mason Cox, and if so they are expected to earn $600,000 in 2021 on his back-ended deal, it would have enough money to cover McDonald's contract.

Cause if we offload Tmac's contract, then we can put the money into giving Clarry a new deal. This might be why we're not wanting to do a straight swap for Phillips with Tmac. 

I'd rather free up the $ and give Clarry a new contract and then put Salem on the wing instead of Baker.

Phillips only has 1 year left on his deal so it shouldn't affect resigning Clarry too much. Phillips reportedly on about 550k next season but you'd imagine we could bring him back cheaper after that. But I agree if we don't bring in a winger I'd much rather put Salem on a wing than play baker, and maybe hunt moves back to a HBF to play Salem's spot.

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7 hours ago, Turner said:

third rounder - butler-esque surely, we're doing them a favour and hes well outside the best 22

Phillips would be a steal. He’s walking into our best 22 in a position that we need to fill ASAP.
 

Elite runner.
 

Probably offer them the pick we get from the Giants for trading Preuss. It’s so obvious.  
 

Josh Mahoney. Get off your @$)&)(& 

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50 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m hearing Phillips won’t happen unless he signs with us. #ETthetradebreaker

Edit: ‘Unlikely’ was the word used. 

Please change your avatar. I'm finding it just a bit too irresistible. 

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Phillips would be a steal. He’s walking into our best 22 in a position that we need to fill ASAP.
 

Elite runner.
 

Probably offer them the pick we get from the Giants for trading Preuss. It’s so obvious.  
 

Josh Mahoney. Get off your @$)&)(& 

Settle down. Trade week hasn't started yet.

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9 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yesterday. Mahoney seemed had surprisingly shut the door in looking at Phillips. 


Today.  Mahoney might have stuck his foot in the door and some potential still to engage in discussion with Pies around Phillips. 

Maybe he reads Dland!!!!
 

It is pretty clear we have a strong interest in Phillips if the price is right. I think we are waiting for a last minute fire sale by the Pies.

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21 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The way I read it from Mahoneys chat on TR was that Phillips wasn't exactly a top priority,  but would be monitoring his movements throughout the trade period and could have a real sniff if he becomes available. 

I’d put it out there that we are happy with 

Phillips and Pies Future 2021 3rd rd pick 

for our 2020 3rd round Pick and Dees Future 2021 2nd rd pick. 
 

maths GIF

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If Pies are paying Tom Phillips $550,000 in 2021 which could've been $600,000 with a good 2020 then their cap woes are understandable. It reads like Essendon post 2000 when cap increases were lower than they had budgeted for and they got rid of Caracella, Heffernan and Blumfield in a fire sale. Challenge Pies face is players in contract can choose their new club which may not be club offering best deal for Pies. In short the player has the power.

Langdon played well and I like Baker but Phillips would be a good addition to out wing stocks at the right price. May we never play inside mids on the wing again. 

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

I’d put it out there that we are happy with 

Phillips and Pies Future 2021 3rd rd pick 

for our 2020 3rd round Pick and Dees Future 2021 2nd rd pick. 
 

maths GIF

No way should we give up a 2nd round pick in what will be a strong draft.

They can have Jetta and our future 3rd rounder in their fire sale!

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

I’d put it out there that we are happy with 

Phillips and Pies Future 2021 3rd rd pick 

for our 2020 3rd round Pick and Dees Future 2021 2nd rd pick. 
 

maths GIF

I get that you're gagging for Phillips for whatever reason, but for essentially a second round pick? You're dreaming! I 'd prefer to have at least one winger that could kick. This gives us none.

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Tom Morris is reporting he could be at Hawthorn by COB today.

Not a surprise as Mahoney sound like we were out of the running.

Looking more likely we will go down the 'home-grown' path for our other wingman.

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Looking more likely we will go down the 'home-grown' path for our other wingman.

This worries the hell out of me and its right up there with Goodwin being the coach.

Very concerned for us next season.

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1 minute ago, Marcus94 said:

so disappointed in this. Phillips would suit us perfectly and he''d be a walk in for us best 22. So much uncertainty with relying on baker for that role, where as Phillips is a proven winger.

Baffled by some of the decisions our club makes :(

It will probably work just as well as Harmes down back.

Absolutely mind numbing.

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2 minutes ago, Marcus94 said:

so disappointed in this. Phillips would suit us perfectly and he''d be a walk in for us best 22. So much uncertainty with relying on baker for that role, where as Phillips is a proven winger.

Baffled by some of the decisions our club makes :(

We dont know what the salary cap limits are M94. We dont know what the restrictions are and we cant seem to move Tmac. I agree its a no brainer if we could afford him.

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7 minutes ago, Marcus94 said:

so disappointed in this. Phillips would suit us perfectly and he''d be a walk in for us best 22. So much uncertainty with relying on baker for that role, where as Phillips is a proven winger.

Baffled by some of the decisions our club makes :(

Do you think it may just be possible that Phillips didn’t want to come to the MFC? That it may not have been our decision to make? Why are we always so keen to blame the Club in circumstances like this?

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