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I wonder if Tom was to drop a bit of weight and regain his previous mobility if he could actually become the other winger we are looking for?  As Alex McDonald pointed out, his 2018 season involved a little bit of wing time, then he'd drift forward and kick goals.  Many times during the season he'd start on the wing and then shift forward.  He has an elite tank.  He's not super quick but I'd wager he's quicker than most guys his height.  Richo nearly won a Brownlow when he moved to the wing late in his career. It is a position that might play to his strengths.

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Hate the habit of bagging our players, particularly those who have given their all and are simply moving on because of the way modern sport has to be.  Tom has been a great servant for us if he needs

What were the club thinking giving a 26 year old key forward who just kicked 50 goals after a very good ruck/forward year a 4 year deal? Should’ve just had him year to year. Maybe even made him pay su

The contract wasn't a huge mistake, it just hasn't worked out due to injury. Tom was very very good in second half of 2017 and 2018. He kicked over 70 goals through this period and was standing up amo

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4 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

I wonder if Tom was to drop a bit of weight and regain his previous mobility if he could actually become the other winger we are looking for?  As Alex McDonald pointed out, his 2018 season involved a little bit of wing time, then he'd drift forward and kick goals.  Many times during the season he'd start on the wing and then shift forward.  He has an elite tank.  He's not super quick but I'd wager he's quicker than most guys his height.  Richo nearly won a Brownlow when he moved to the wing late in his career. It is a position that might play to his strengths.

He's not nimble enough for a wing. A high half forward link man perhaps, but not a wing. 

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Options might be decreasing.

However, McCartney was quick to dismiss suggestions the club is also vying for Melbourne's Tom McDonald, saying the versatile Demon "hasn't had a lot of airtime within our discussions" ahead of the Trade Period opening next Wednesday. 

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8 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Options might be decreasing.

However, McCartney was quick to dismiss suggestions the club is also vying for Melbourne's Tom McDonald, saying the versatile Demon "hasn't had a lot of airtime within our discussions" ahead of the Trade Period opening next Wednesday. 

Thats a worry.

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1 minute ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I heard a whisper that the Bombers are very keen on Tmac and that's where he's likely to land. not sure if that's been posted on here but the whisper was that he's had several chats with Rutten and they're keen on him at FB 

Would make sense. Rumours persist about both Hooker and Hurley.

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11 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

They did have a pretty serious crack at Daniel Tahlia as well so those two clearly aren't in their plans moving forward. 

Where is Hurley likely to land then? I wonder what he'd be worth in a trade and contract.

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6 minutes ago, A F said:

Where is Hurley likely to land then? I wonder what he'd be worth in a trade and contract.

My money would be on Hurley being involved in a deal to get Josh Dunkley to the Dons given the doggies have been keen on Hurley a few times

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38 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

My money would be on Hurley being involved in a deal to get Josh Dunkley to the Dons given the doggies have been keen on Hurley a few times

If McDonald goes to Essendon I would be hoping we push for a future second pick or the pick they get for fantasia (likely 28 or 34). I reckon they'll potato next season and could give us a pretty good chip next year. Outside of their early picks this year they only have 47 and 66. If we accept either of those I hope we are absolved of his entire salary.

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Options might be decreasing.

However, McCartney was quick to dismiss suggestions the club is also vying for Melbourne's Tom McDonald, saying the versatile Demon "hasn't had a lot of airtime within our discussions" ahead of the Trade Period opening next Wednesday. 

They are apparently well progressed with getting Jessie Hogan and I suspect Jessie would prefer the anonymity afford to AFL players in NSW. Collingwood would probably be a better fit for tmac now that all other forwards appear to be off the table

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6 hours ago, Nascent said:

If McDonald goes to Essendon I would be hoping we push for a future second pick or the pick they get for fantasia (likely 28 or 34). I reckon they'll potato next season and could give us a pretty good chip next year. Outside of their early picks this year they only have 47 and 66. If we accept either of those I hope we are absolved of his entire salary.

kids and their fan-dangled 'hip' sayings...

I've just turned 40 and I can't decipher it!! 😂

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6 hours ago, Nascent said:

Outside of their early picks this year they only have 47 and 66. If we accept either of those I hope we are absolved of his entire salary

I wouldn't be getting too greedy as far as picks are concerned. If the bombers offer to take on his salary that would be a massive win for us. My advice would be to take that deal and run.

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7 hours ago, Demonsone said:

Watch him star at another club....its the mfc way

Is it? There aren't many ex dees players that to onto other clubs and become a star. In fact most flop

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8 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I heard a whisper that the Bombers are very keen on Tmac and that's where he's likely to land. not sure if that's been posted on here but the whisper was that he's had several chats with Rutten and they're keen on him at FB 

Dodoro will offer next year’s pick 140 and us to pay 80% of his salary.

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17 hours ago, Swooper1987 said:

I wonder if Tom was to drop a bit of weight and regain his previous mobility if he could actually become the other winger we are looking for?  As Alex McDonald pointed out, his 2018 season involved a little bit of wing time, then he'd drift forward and kick goals.  Many times during the season he'd start on the wing and then shift forward.  He has an elite tank.  He's not super quick but I'd wager he's quicker than most guys his height.  Richo nearly won a Brownlow when he moved to the wing late in his career. It is a position that might play to his strengths.

I feel like we don't have the complete story on his reoccurring ankle injury as he has been super competitive for us prior to that when playing in defence and in attack. Looks to have lost confidence in his movements as much as anything. Is a favourite player of mine and hope if he stays his body gives him the chance to get to his best again 

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9 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I heard a whisper that the Bombers are very keen on Tmac and that's where he's likely to land. not sure if that's been posted on here but the whisper was that he's had several chats with Rutten and they're keen on him at FB 

I've actually heard its Collingwood that is showing the most interest. Its Jeremy Howe who's been a big advocate to bucks in regards to his ability to play back that could switch Darcy Moore up forward.

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48 minutes ago, Pipefitter said:

This one was a disaster but we mostly get the calls right to move on players.

Not as disastrous as some make out, though I concede it does hurt sometimes. Quoting myself from the Trade Radio thread below.

"And finally while I'll concede the Kennedy trade was a bust in isolation with us giving up Howe and Toumpas for Kennedy, Pick 29 and the pick we used for Hulett. We shouldn't forget that we used Pick 29 in a packaged deal with Gold Coast to move up the draft order to secure Clayton Oliver, so again it makes it hard to complain about that trade."

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TMac has started doing alot of personal training already to get super fit again and shed some kilos.

Wherever he plays I’d say he is desperate  to prove the doubters wrong.

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