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2 minutes ago, Thehardtackler said:

Peter Bell never learns. I sent him an email about the Fremantle acquisition of Hogan and he replied that they thought they had a really good player. They got next to nothing out of Hogan despite him growing up a Freo fan. Doesn’t the Jackson situation look kind of similar?

Feels like Hogan on steroids. This time they're parting ways will solid players too (Lobb, Logue, Acres) to get him in. 

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I would be surprised if Freo could come up with the draft capital to snare Luke Jackson. Luke was a number 3 pick and given Ruck/forwards usually take years to develop he is playing like a number one pick. He still has 10/12 plus years with natural improvement in a lot of them.

Cant swap  2 middling 1st rounders for a good player available at  pick 3. There are mids galore early in the 1st round but we will need a KPF and at least one ruck.

I guess Meek can be steak knives in any deal but what can Freo accumulate.

Their 1st round probably around 13/14 after Father Son pick.  What would they get for Lobb and Louege - probably not enough for the trade.

There is a chance of course that we see a couple of really good talls around mid 1st round.

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37 minutes ago, Thehardtackler said:

Peter Bell never learns. I sent him an email about the Fremantle acquisition of Hogan and he replied that they thought they had a really good player. They got next to nothing out of Hogan despite him growing up a Freo fan. Doesn’t the Jackson situation look kind of similar?

Can i ask what possessed you to email Peter Bell?

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7 hours ago, ElDiablo14 said:

I never buy the narrative of 'homesick', FFS we live in 2022 not 1970. You are just a 3 hour flight from home. Not saying it is not a contributing factor but most definitely the money weighs more into the decision.

Exactly … there are plenty of players that play “in another state”.  Absolutely heaps to be honest. Sure sometimes personal matters mean players want to go home but I’m not necessarily hearing that with this Jackson situation.  
Clubs like Freo see him as the “unicorn” player that can be swayed with a wheelbarrow of money. 

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59 minutes ago, Thehardtackler said:

Peter Bell never learns. I sent him an email about the Fremantle acquisition of Hogan and he replied that they thought they had a really good player. They got next to nothing out of Hogan despite him growing up a Freo fan. Doesn’t the Jackson situation look kind of similar?

Hogan was a Crows fan

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Exactly … there are plenty of players that play “in another state”.  Absolutely heaps to be honest. Sure sometimes personal matters mean players want to go home but I’m not necessarily hearing that with this Jackson situation.  
Clubs like Freo see him as the “unicorn” player that can be swayed with a wheelbarrow of money. 

If Jackson can get paid handsomely to move back home after already winning a flag with the club that drafted him - why wouldn't he do it? I don't really begrudge Jackson it's just frustrating he's out of contract the one time Freo decide to have a decent season this decade.

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8 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

If Jackson can get paid handsomely to move back home after already winning a flag with the club that drafted him - why wouldn't he do it? I don't really begrudge Jackson it's just frustrating he's out of contract the one time Freo decide to have a decent season this decade.

AS long as we get adequately compensated, i tend to agree.

While i would much rather he stay, i am not losing any sleep over it

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1 minute ago, COVID Dan said:

AS long as we get adequately compensated, i tend to agree.

While i would much rather he stay, i am not losing any sleep over it

By compensated, I assume you mean “we negotiate a strong deal”.  No 3 draftee. 3 years in.  Premiership player.  Young agile ruck. Unicorn. 

That’s worth a war chest !!

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If Lobb joins GWS they may give up a reasonable pick to Freo to secure him, particularly if GWS lose Taranto or Hopper. 

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Based on Lobb's age and his performance against the Dees . Freo will be lucky to get a 3 Rd rounder from GWS . Lodd might make a handy forward for some clubs . I cannot see Freo being able to satisfy our needs with their draft picks . West Coast would have more to offer however Luke may not want to join them . I have a gut feeling that he will stay at Melbourne for the next two years .

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