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At this stage of the season the MFC has bigger fish to fry before they turn their attention to recuiting players from other clubs.

The recruiter would never mention player they wish to recruit because it may distract the playing group from the job at hand.

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16 minutes ago, durango said:

At this stage of the season the MFC has bigger fish to fry before they turn their attention to recuiting players from other clubs.

The recruiter would never mention player they wish to recruit because it may distract the playing group from the job at hand.

You do realise that a recruiters job is to spend the whole year dealing with other recruiters, players and managers to suss out potential trades? They won't pause simply because we made the finals, quite the opposite. We are a destination club and Freo are on holidays. 

I say go hard, keep it quiet, as you say, and let's see if Cerra really wants success.

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12 hours ago, 58er said:

Talk about destabilising a Club and list!!

Forget it snd let us build strength the way we have which is going to last!

 

I think you need to re-read my post. I get that most people skim over comments and draw their conclusions. But if you examine it closely, you will see that the only players where you may get some luck in trading for Cerra are those with a WA connection. I said Brayshaw is doubtful given his immediate family is here, do everything you can to keep LJ  (is he a rare commodity) and for Rivers only if he wanted to move. 

How is that destabilising? 

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Interesting this was mentioned by Tom Morris in the Jack Gunston article.

Melbourne also flirted with the possibility of going after Adam Cerra, but with limited draft capital the Demons would find it difficult to do a deal with Fremantle for the slick midfielder. Carlton remains the strong favourite to get Cerra.

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It's well known you have to pay overs to prise a player out of his current club. And his manager will be making MFC well aware of that. "Show me the money!!!!!" Do we have the cap space?

But ...

Carlton??? One of two clubs in turmoil?

Also ... flag contender. Never say never.

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9 hours ago, FritschyBusiness said:

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Damn. I was picturing Rick Grimes from Walking Dead. Could see "Rick" being this upset when we leak goals.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Makes me wonder if our chase in Cerra means we'll be looking at another midfielder to bring in perhaps?

Yep.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sounds good to me.

What other options available out there?

It's interesting. If rumours are to be believed a number of clubs from GWS, to Sydney, to Collingwood have cap issues. 

I think we'll look to be aggressive this off season, flag or no flag. We're in our window now and if we can add an elite user to our midfield that can play inside, but mostly outside and improve our ball use from stoppage, it'll add an extra dimension to our game and give us more options.

I'd be looking at one of the NSW clubs. Both are stacked with talented kids in the 21-25 age bracket.

The major thing is convincing them to come. If we get that bit sorted, we'll find the trade capital to make the rest work.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

@Chook in Perth

Your time to shine.

Yes, I was thinking about Chook too. He's normally all over this stuff...

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I've said it 50 times in other threads but I'll say it again. But wouldn't bringing in Maynard to then release a Rivers or Salem into the midfield mix strengthen two positions with one move? Cheaper than bringing in a Cerra type too. 

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2 minutes ago, adonski said:

I've said it 50 times in other threads but I'll say it again. But wouldn't bringing in Maynard to then release a Rivers or Salem into the midfield mix strengthen two positions with one move? Cheaper than bringing in a Cerra type too. 

I reckon Salem is too slow for the midfield and just too useful off HB with setting up play

River is obviously untried so far, but might be worth a look 

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1 minute ago, DubDee said:

I reckon Salem is too slow for the midfield and just too useful off HB with setting up play

River is obviously untried so far, but might be worth a look 

Fair points. Just feel there's greater upside with what Maynard would allow us to do.

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7 minutes ago, adonski said:

I've said it 50 times in other threads but I'll say it again. But wouldn't bringing in Maynard to then release a Rivers or Salem into the midfield mix strengthen two positions with one move? Cheaper than bringing in a Cerra type too. 

I reckon Rivers has great wing/midfield potential. Also wonder if we might see Brayshaw return to the midfield next year after being defensively educated on the wing.

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12 minutes ago, Nascent said:

His absence is probably telling. 

In what way?

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33 minutes ago, A F said:

In what way?

I suspect if there was news to share we probably would've heard about it by now.

Edit: (Would love to be proven wrong) 

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47 minutes ago, Nascent said:

I reckon Rivers has great wing/midfield potential. Also wonder if we might see Brayshaw return to the midfield next year after being defensively educated on the wing.

I've been thinking the same thing myself with Brayshaw, he has proven himself a true team player this year on the wing and has probably done everything the coaching staff has asked of him despite what others may think.

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

I've said it 50 times in other threads but I'll say it again. But wouldn't bringing in Maynard to then release a Rivers or Salem into the midfield mix strengthen two positions with one move? Cheaper than bringing in a Cerra type too. 

Rivers yes, Salem no at this stage in his career.

And there is a good chance bowey will end up as a mid, given that’s where he played as a junior.

And we have captain Jack sparrow and Jordan in rhe mix too

 

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2 hours ago, A F said:

@Pennant St Dee or other WA Demons heard anything on the Cerra front?

Nothing regarding a trade of late, heard earlier in the year he was Geelong bound, but doesn’t seem to be the case. 
 

Nothing to do with Freo just he and his partner wanting to return to Victoria by all accounts 

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