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Farewell Brodie Grundy


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Just now, old dee said:

If we had no ruckman probably Macca, that’s the situation the Swans find themselves in. It will get done eventually. 

Yeah but they are playing hard ball and we probably won't get what we want

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Just now, Macca said:

Well Sydney don't rank him too highly as they've only offered pick 46

The question is ... do Sydney want him that badly?  

Oh I think they want him badly it’s that they now find they are having trouble getting him and the pies vice captain. 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

Oh I think they want him badly it’s that they now find they are having trouble getting him and the pies vice captain. 

If you want someone that badly do you offer pick 46?

They know we want to offload

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7 minutes ago, old dee said:

Not sure who is playing the hardest Macca, time will tell. 

I would have played Grundy at the tailend of the season but if he had an early 'exit' meeting then that might explain why Schache was preferred (in a final?)

Grundy is a miles better player than Schache but we've inadvertently devalued Grundy by ruling a line through him

We showed our hand and that's why the opening gambit was pick 46 (in my view)

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17 minutes ago, Macca said:

If you want someone that badly do you offer pick 46?

They know we want to offload

If they think that they are wrong. Grundy will either stay on our list or find a club that offers us a suitable pick in the 20s-30s.

It’s Grundy who wants to leave, his manager started doing the rounds and making noises the instant we made him play in the 2s. My understanding is that the club was genuine, we wanted him to do some work on his forward craft and defensive application at VFL level and as soon as that happened Brodie made noises to the media about how we had “misled him” and his manager starting shopping him around.
Part of him not playing against Carlton in the final was because he went to Sydney for an interview that week rather than attend the club, which showed where his head was at. We owe him nothing and if clubs don’t give us what we want he will stay on the list as backup. There’s no bluff here.

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18 hours ago, Macca said:

Time will tell but the salary is relevant as it's for another 4 years ... so close enough to $3Million.  It's a big commitment for Sydney and we won't be wanting to be paying a percentage of Brodie's salary as the Pies are

My view is we'll get a pick somewhere in the 30's and that will be the end of it

Hopefully so.

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Just now, Deemania since 56 said:

Hopefully so.

And what are we worried about anyway?

Our guru recruiter (Taylor) turns picks in the 30's into Gold (Fritsch, BBB, Rivers et al)

Let's not sweat the small stuff

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I like the suggestion from a poster that we parade Max in a moon boot in a photo.

Then come out and say if other clubs want to discuss Brody we will listen.

Cats have 7, need a ruckman and spoke to Brody. We could have a go at that with a pick swap.

 Still think both sides know what the deal is and this could be posturing for the fans.

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15 minutes ago, Wrecker46 said:

And Adelaide don't rate Petty based on their offer...

 

Past pick 15-20 it's more about the recruitment team rather than the draft pick number ... and often picks are overvalued or undervalued

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5 minutes ago, Deebauched said:

No way should Melb buckle and take 46. Make a play for 25 if no cigar then settle for 33. Swans pay all his salary 650K.That works well for both clubs.

Stupid Essendon got stitched up by Norff's McKay for around 800k x 5 years?  Clowns.

 

25 will likely jump to early 30s which is fair. Get it done lads

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Sydney holding us to ransom on Grundy reminds me we were way way too generous to the Pies last year.

They could afford to keep him and we buckled and gave them a nice pick.

Would be a lot easier to cop a late 30’s pick for Grundy if that was all we gave up to begin with. 

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25 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Got North's pick back so hopefully we are in discussions about this

North's pick was only 44, so I hope we aren't discussing accepting that pick.  Unless we are talking about the End of First from north for next year, because that would be the only acceptable option there.

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9 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

They will need two 2nd round picks, so maybe something like:

Grundy and pick 27 to swans for Roos future 2nd round + pick 46

I'd do that personally

Future 1st you mean? Roos didn't trade their future 2nd round.

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