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sorta wanted a place we can all dump some potential names of interest across the competition to strengthen the side. just been spitballing in my head came up with a couple:

a small forward who tackles AND kicks goals, got McDonald-Tippungwuti front of the queue with 1 yr to go on his current deal, could be gettable given the two sides trajectories

wingman: either of whitfield or jkelly not sure about the getability tho especially with the money jelly is tied on and whitfields length of deal but maybe one might fall out to accomodate the other

half back: recently learnt jordon dawson was OOC and it caught my attention. might keep an eye on how he plays next couple weeks just see what he's like as a mature HB option we could look at. also eddy rich at the dogs has had some clubs ask the question and would suit a need but maybe less proven at the level to date

half forward: lipinski, too good to play vfl but at full strength seems to be on the fringes at the doggies so they can fit 12 mids in, certainly an improvement on melky in terms of touches and delivery but mayve less scoreboard impact, could also see harmes move to this role when all our side is availabvle.

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We have a small forward (Laurie) and half back (Bowey) in waiting, hopefully.

I do think we lack another quick outside mid type though. Whitty or Jelly a bit ambitious however!

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Also worth nothing who we might lose, at least in terms of trade/cap currency in the context of this thread.

One of TMac or Weid will be gone. Nibbler not signed up yet and there's been persistent rumours about him going back to SA for a long time (personally I think he'll stay).

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15 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Also worth nothing who we might lose, at least in terms of trade/cap currency in the context of this thread.

One of TMac or Weid will be gone. Nibbler not signed up yet and there's been persistent rumours about him going back to SA for a long time (personally I think he'll stay).

Part of McDonald's resurgence actually means he has okay trade currency too

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free agent is our best chance to add immediate best 11 quality, but no idea what salary cap room we have available

zerrett from the peptides is the obvious target

other options are less appealing on the free agency market, but i'd rank the next top five as:

  • marcus bontempelli (footscray)
  • cam guthrie (geelong)
  • jake kelly (gw$)
  • jack billings (aints)
  • jake kolodjashnij (geelong)

would happily add any of those six named to our side, and would argue that all bar the last two would be in our top dozen players

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Just now, adonski said:

Part of McDonald's resurgence actually means he has okay trade currency too

Yep exactly. Teams might come knocking this year as opposed to not returning our calls last year.

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4 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

free agent is our best chance to add immediate best 11 quality, but no idea what salary cap room we have available

zerrett from the peptides is the obvious target

other options are less appealing on the free agency market, but i'd rank the next top five as:

  • marcus bontempelli (footscray)
  • zac guthrie (geelong)
  • jake kelly (gw$)
  • jack billings (aints)
  • jake kolodjashnij (geelong)

would happily add any of those six named to our side, and would argue that all bar the last two would be in our top dozen players

Billing’s ?

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Billing’s ?

Billing's one of the more uninspiring players in the comp but part of me actually thinks we'd get the best out of him with our players

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1 minute ago, Gorgoroth said:

Zac Guthrie.... FFS might as well get Burns out of retirement, he would offer more. Guys a complete flop.

Reckon he means Cam? At least I hope he does.

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Couldn’t afford Bont but doubt he would even consider leaving the doggies. I’d say from the list above that Merrett is the obvious target. 
 

Whitfield j Kelly whilst would be great don’t strike me as someone willing to take a pay cut to come to us for some success. 
 

our list balance is reasonably good. I’d like to see some recruitment of a young KP backman to succeed May in a few years. Maybe target Weitering, Maynard or Sicily. 

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13 minutes ago, adonski said:

Billing's one of the more uninspiring players in the comp but part of me actually thinks we'd get the best out of him with our players

He is everything we don’t need.  He is no urgency in his game at all 

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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

He is everything we don’t need.  He is no urgency in his game at all 

Yeah I've noticed that too. Just think there's a world out there where he could be a really good icing on the top type player.

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other than zerrett and kelly i think the others would be perfect role-players for what we want, but all will likely command far more $s than we would likely have spare given the signing spree to begin 2021

of those ooc for us, only anb and weed and must-signs for mine

i have faith that our salary cap management is not like the filth

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