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2 hours ago, BW511 said:

I would say mentioning Tommo, Hibberd and Smith all prove we do need him in a roundabout way.

Tommo isn't currently playing and he is more your 3rd tall.

Hibbo isn't currently playing and he is the most similar to Maynard, he is becoming quite limited with his movement.

Smith will likely never play on the sort of player Maynard would, again. 

 

I agree I think he improves us and would be a good get, but if he's a lock in our back 6 with May, Lever, Salem, Petty and Rivers then missing out / interchange is Bowey, Hunt, Tomlinson, Smith and Hibberd. Rivers is probably our version of Maynard and I'd prefer Rivers every day. Also the money spent on Maynard can help hold talent like Rivers who is in line for a big pay-rise. The beauty for Melbourne now is they can low ball any talent unhappy with their present club. MFC has done a great job of identifying who it wants and sticking to the plan with Lever, May and Langdon all coming across on strong rumours and this year it looks like Maynard is the one who we're into, but we are now in a position to pick and choose and there will be lots of players "gettable" in the off season. Maybe we wait?

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11 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

But even if he could get it done isn't the salary cap an issue - esp moving forward?

Honestly no idea. People are presumably paid a lot of money to work that out. 
 

I agree that a) how would we have space to take the 600-750 asking price and b) what would we trade.  
 

but it is nice to know we are still trying to improve the list. 

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6 hours ago, deespicable me said:

I agree I think he improves us and would be a good get, but if he's a lock in our back 6 with May, Lever, Salem, Petty and Rivers then missing out / interchange is Bowey, Hunt, Tomlinson, Smith and Hibberd. Rivers is probably our version of Maynard and I'd prefer Rivers every day. Also the money spent on Maynard can help hold talent like Rivers who is in line for a big pay-rise. The beauty for Melbourne now is they can low ball any talent unhappy with their present club. MFC has done a great job of identifying who it wants and sticking to the plan with Lever, May and Langdon all coming across on strong rumours and this year it looks like Maynard is the one who we're into, but we are now in a position to pick and choose and there will be lots of players "gettable" in the off season. Maybe we wait?

Agree - while I'd love Maynard I think we've got reasonable depth in this type of position.  Surely there's other areas that are greater priority (pace / class in the middle, young key forward, developing ruck etc)

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10 hours ago, deespicable me said:

I am one who doesn't like to see players go, from Hogan to Watts to Gysberts to Blease and recently Jack Viney and of course I have been proven wrong many times over the journey. I am biased and find ways to like our players more than others. Nothing wrong with that.

But do we need Maynard? I would have thought between Tomlinson, Smith and Hibberd (if he stays for 1 more year) and a developing Bowey we had that half back sweeper spot covered. Maynard is a good player though, white line fever, hates to get beat. I hope we put a high price on Weidemann though because I think we might need him for structure of the team more than Maynard.

If Smith is getting games then yes, we need him.

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2 minutes ago, adonski said:

He's only getting a game since Hunt was injured in fairness

I could see them moving Rivers into the middle/wing and using Maynard in defence. You can't bank on having basically no injuries each year and Hibberd would be lucky to go round again as well.

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I'm probably going to be hammered for this idea, but would we let go of Tom Mcdonald and try to keep Sam Weideman?

This has nothing to do with McDonald's decline in form over the past few weeks. He is in his late-20's, he's not going to get any better, and he might be marketable to another club now. If he's still contracted (?), it might save us some coin.

Even though we haven't seen enough from Weideman to prove that he can make it, he's substantially younger and there's potentially a lot of upside to him. He might just slot into the side nicely next year now that we have some continuity with our set up.

Just a thought...

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8 hours ago, Northern Summer said:

I'm probably going to be hammered for this idea, but would we let go of Tom Mcdonald and try to keep Sam Weideman?

This has nothing to do with McDonald's decline in form over the past few weeks. He is in his late-20's, he's not going to get any better, and he might be marketable to another club now. If he's still contracted (?), it might save us some coin.

Even though we haven't seen enough from Weideman to prove that he can make it, he's substantially younger and there's potentially a lot of upside to him. He might just slot into the side nicely next year now that we have some continuity with our set up.

Just a thought...

That’s where the FD was end of last year, so I hope you don’t get hammered but I am not going to entertain it while Tom is a chance to get us a flag.

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On 8/18/2021 at 4:47 PM, whatwhat say what said:

comparisons with jimmy toumpas in terms of his ability to work hard and defensive accountability don't do him many favours

In fact any comparison to Jimmy Toumpas means a solid NO! Definately would do Weeds for Maynard and then start playing and developing Joel Smith AS A FORWARD

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9 hours ago, Northern Summer said:

I'm probably going to be hammered for this idea, but would we let go of Tom Mcdonald and try to keep Sam Weideman?

This has nothing to do with McDonald's decline in form over the past few weeks. He is in his late-20's, he's not going to get any better, and he might be marketable to another club now. If he's still contracted (?), it might save us some coin.

Even though we haven't seen enough from Weideman to prove that he can make it, he's substantially younger and there's potentially a lot of upside to him. He might just slot into the side nicely next year now that we have some continuity with our set up.

Just a thought...

I have seen quite enough of Weiderman thanks

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9 hours ago, Northern Summer said:

I'm probably going to be hammered for this idea, but would we let go of Tom Mcdonald and try to keep Sam Weideman?

This has nothing to do with McDonald's decline in form over the past few weeks. He is in his late-20's, he's not going to get any better, and he might be marketable to another club now. If he's still contracted (?), it might save us some coin.

Even though we haven't seen enough from Weideman to prove that he can make it, he's substantially younger and there's potentially a lot of upside to him. He might just slot into the side nicely next year now that we have some continuity with our set up.

Just a thought...

It’s a great idea for us however, no one wants him

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On 8/30/2021 at 7:58 PM, WERRIDEE said:

Lockhart will be lucky to be on the list. One year left max, don't see a future in him, while on the other hand Maynard would be in our best 22.

Not enough work put into Locky Should  be given greater opportunity and only need to pay about half for him vs Maynard!

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16 hours ago, Northern Summer said:

I'm probably going to be hammered for this idea, but would we let go of Tom Mcdonald and try to keep Sam Weideman?

This has nothing to do with McDonald's decline in form over the past few weeks. He is in his late-20's, he's not going to get any better, and he might be marketable to another club now. If he's still contracted (?), it might save us some coin.

Even though we haven't seen enough from Weideman to prove that he can make it, he's substantially younger and there's potentially a lot of upside to him. He might just slot into the side nicely next year now that we have some continuity with our set up.

Just a thought...

What makes you think Weideman will get any better?

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Maynard doesn't excite me. Has quite a few brain fades. I do like his attack on the ball though, He is manic.

He's not what we need.

We need to add outside run and delivery skills. Someone like Bowie only taller! Laurie could be that person but is only 181cm. Maybe a Lukosias type.

You can't have enough class and where we sit we don't want to be adding second rate players.

We also need a back up ruckman. And eventually a replacement for McDonald.

I am also looking forward to the day that players are clamouring to get to the Dees because they want to play in finals..

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Think quite a few said that about a ruckman on our list, who hardly played any games in his first five years with us.

Some show traits that they will be worth persevering with others don't

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On 8/18/2021 at 4:43 PM, adonski said:

Sounds like the Swans are pushing him out. I understand the cap issues but clearly internally they must be very underwhelmed by him.

The Swans were underwhelmed by All Australian Alir Alir...just sayin....

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28 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

The Swans were underwhelmed by All Australian Alir Alir...just sayin....

I noticed with Alir Alir in the few games I saw him play that he would start the first quarter like a train but would drift out of the game the longer it went, perhaps a fitness issue..

Admittedly it was a small sample but just my observation.

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