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2 hours ago, Grand New Flag said:

Confirming some news and giving the snowflakes enough opportunity to block me. I am hearing a bit of stir.  We certainly have targets outside of Grundy.  Grundy a cert.

I identify as a snowflake, but I also love a completely unsubstantiated and ridiculous rumour.

I’m so confused what to do!

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4 minutes ago, adonski said:

Dokkas going to play hard ball to try and swindle the Dawgs for the Lobbster

 

I wonder what the appeal of the dogs is for Lobb given the surfeit of tall forwards they have. 

The dees would be a much better fit

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1 minute ago, binman said:

I wonder what the appeal of the dogs is for Lobb given the surfeit of tall forwards they have. 

The dees would be a much better fit

Yep it's strange

Darcy must be settling in defence long term

But even then that still leaves Broooce, Naughton & JUH (+ Lobb)

Is one parting ways that we don't know about? 

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

I wonder what the appeal of the dogs is for Lobb given the surfeit of tall forwards they have. 

The dees would be a much better fit

I’m shocked they’re even looking at him. Surely the doggies should be going for key position defenders above everything else.

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2 hours ago, BoBo said:

I’m shocked they’re even looking at him. Surely the doggies should be going for key position defenders above everything else.

Exactly.

They are going nowhere without one, probably two gun big defenders. 

I really like Keith, but he's not good enough to build a defence around.

You'd assume a big forward would go back. Naughton would be tbe obvious one, given he played down back as a junior. But does he want to? And they'd lose their best forward. 

Darcy is not strong enough yet and Bruce will struggle to get in the team. 

Maybe UH?

Lobb would be perfect for the dees, at least in terms of replacing Jackson.

Better forward, not as good Jackson in the ruck. But if Grundy comes in he won't need to do too much.

Lobb is pretty inconsistent, but when on he can really clunk them. And he us generally a really good kick for goal.

Find a way dees.

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11 hours ago, BW511 said:

Freo have really [censored] the bed with this Jackson trade.

They are losing multiple good players who are best 22, that's unforgivable

Sounds as though they've lowballed a few players on salary. Not only are the expectations on Dogga massive due to his salary, but he may need to win a few team mates over. [censored] that's a lot of pressure on a young bloke. 

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42 minutes ago, adonski said:

Yep it's strange

Darcy must be settling in defence long term

But even then that still leaves Broooce, Naughton & JUH (+ Lobb)

Is one parting ways that we don't know about? 

I reckon the Dees would be happy to relieve the dogs of this glut of forwards.

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29 minutes ago, binman said:

Lobb would be perfect for the dees, at least in terms of replacing Jackson.

Better forward, not as good Jackson in the ruck. But if Grundy comes in he won't need to do too much.

Lobb is pretty inconsistent, but when on he can really clunk them. And he us generally a really good kick for goal.

Find a way dees.

Brown, TMAC, Lobb, JVR, Fritsch & Gawn/Grundy. The old plan of never taking a mark will now be replaced With the new plan of never dropping a mark. 

(Joking, obviously)

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23 minutes ago, binman said:

Exactly.

They are going nowhere without one, probably two gun big defenders. 

I really like Keith, but he's not good enough to build a defence around.

You'd assume a big forward would go back. Naughton would be tbe obvious one, given he played down back as a junior. But does he want to? And they'd lose their best forward. 

Darcy is not big enough and Bruce will struggle to get in the team. 

Maybe UH?

Lobb would be perfect for the dees, at least in terms of replacing Jackson.

Better forward, not as good Jackson in the ruck. But if Grundy comes in he won't need to do too much.

Lobb is pretty inconsistent, but when on he can really clunk them. And he us generally a really good kick for goal.

Find a way dees.

He’s been linked to the Dogs for 3 months. We either aren’t keen, or he was firm on getting to the Dogs.

It is interesting to note how so many of these linked players are going exactly where the media said. Player managers obviously have loose lips.

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5 hours ago, Scipio said:

Could Goody's close relationship with Melksham have muddied his judgement re the contract extension? Obviously it's not entirely up to Goodwin but I do wonder about this.

Yep, I reckon you're spot on.

I can just see our list management strategy meeting down at Rye.

Tim Lamb: So, do we keep Melksham everyone?

Jason Taylor: I think it might be time to go back to the well and see what we can get from draft instead.

Alan Richardson: I agree. Let's cut him.

Simon Goodwin: Hang on a second guys. I'm really good mates with Melky.

Tim Lamb: Oh yeah. You are too.

Alan Richardson: Good point. Maybe we keep him.

Jason Taylor: Yeah, fair enough. I was forgetting you guys were good mates, Goody. Let's keep him. Stuff the draft pool.

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2 minutes ago, A F said:

Yep, I reckon you're spot on.

I can just see our list management strategy meeting down at Rye.

Tim Lamb: So, do we keep Melksham everyone?

Jason Taylor: I think it might be time to go back to the well and see what we can get from draft instead.

Alan Richardson: I agree. Let's cut him.

Simon Goodwin: Hang on a second guys. I'm really good mates with Melky.

Tim Lamb: Oh yeah. You are too.

Alan Richardson: Good point. Maybe we keep him.

Jason Taylor: Yeah, fair enough. I was forgetting you guys were good mates, Goody. Let's keep him. Stuff the draft pool.

What a load of [censored] 

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10 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

That's a bit harsh for mine.  No team has depth in every position on the field and we are no exception.  To make the cutoff at 195cm conveniently rules out JVR and Turner who are both promising young KPP.  Weid hasn't come on as hoped (but was a high pick) and Jackson has performed well beyond his years when compared with other ruck/forwards at the same age.

The reality is good players over 195cm are rare - the good ones generally get snapped up pretty high in the draft and a fair portion of them end up as busts anyway.

Turner has struggled at Casey and JVR can’t do it alone. 195cms is roughly KPP size these days so it’s an arbitrary measure. 
 
Indeed a fair portion are busts. Which is why you need developing young talls as not all will make it but they’re crucial to success. 
 

We have wasted space with Daw, M Brown etc and now have a real issue. With Jackson gone and M Brown certain to be delisted, we now have 4 players over 195cms. A hobbled B Brown, a 30 year old Gawn, a not going to make it Weid and Petty. 
 

Compare that to the league leaders: Geelong has 8 ,  Collingwood have 10, lions have 10. Not all will make it of course but I don’t think it’s great lost management from us to have a glut of Bedford/Chandler/Laurie types all playing for Casey and no back up ruck or developing talls. 

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5 minutes ago, A F said:

Yep, I reckon you're spot on.

I can just see our list management strategy meeting down at Rye.

Tim Lamb: So, do we keep Melksham everyone?

Jason Taylor: I think it might be time to go back to the well and see what we can get from draft instead.

Alan Richardson: I agree. Let's cut him.

Simon Goodwin: Hang on a second guys. I'm really good mates with Melky.

Tim Lamb: Oh yeah. You are too.

Alan Richardson: Good point. Maybe we keep him.

Jason Taylor: Yeah, fair enough. I was forgetting you guys were good mates, Goody. Let's keep him. Stuff the draft pool.

 

2 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

What a load of [censored] 

I believe that was just a paraphrased excerpt of the meeting in Rye…

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Interim opinion:

Darcy Tucker (Freo) - yes as a “French fries” addition in the Jackson trade. Should be cheap contract $  

Josh Corbett (Suns) - like Jake Riccardi (Giants), any forward who is cheap but knows how to kick goals is a target. Should be cheap contract $

Brodie Grundy (Pies) - when did we ever trade to help the feral Pies or get a good player in a trade with the pies.  Never!! It’s a No from me. Injury prone. Fragile. Ruckman not a key forward. Spend our $$$ elsewhere please. 

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

Yep it's strange

Darcy must be settling in defence long term

But even then that still leaves Broooce, Naughton & JUH (+ Lobb)

Is one parting ways that we don't know about? 

Just wait for it. GNF is thinking up a wonderful riddle right now that involves Naughton to Melbourne. 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Exactly.

They are going nowhere without one, probably two gun big defenders. 

I really like Keith, but he's not good enough to build a defence around.

You'd assume a big forward would go back. Naughton would be tbe obvious one, given he played down back as a junior. But does he want to? And they'd lose their best forward. 

Darcy is not big enough and Bruce will struggle to get in the team. 

Maybe UH?

Lobb would be perfect for the dees, at least in terms of replacing Jackson.

Better forward, not as good Jackson in the ruck. But if Grundy comes in he won't need to do too much.

Lobb is pretty inconsistent, but when on he can really clunk them. And he us generally a really good kick for goal.

Find a way dees.

It would be a brave move to dismantle their strength which is their forward line. But hey, could be a genius move if UH lives up to his potential this year and Naughton plays as an all Australian back. I really rate Naughton so I don’t doubt if they made that move that could happen to be honest.

 

I actually agree about still trying for Lobb regardless of Grundy if it can somehow happen. He draws so much attention from oppo defenders, can take marks like you said and if Gawn or Grundy go down (not impossible given age and injury past) he’s more than a useful ruckman.

I’m probably dreaming but he, we can all dream.

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can everyone stop mentioning tomlinson as potentially an outward trade please, like its just not realistic and not going to happen, also we would likely not grant it either, when one may/petty injury away from tomlinson playing 15-20 games in a season again. hes a required player

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