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Farewell Brodie Grundy


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2 minutes ago, Super Sub Schache said:

Did we try? Looks like we gave up pretty quickly.

If that’s what you think then that is your right. 
I think we tried to make it work and in the end it was Grundy who cracked it and gave up. 
 

3 clubs in 3 years. Ask yourself who the common denominator is. 

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3 minutes ago, Super Sub Schache said:

He’ll do very well at Sydney, they again will be right up there in the mix to win a flag.

What debacle it has been since he arrived at the club, getting him was not the issue (replacement for Jackson) but what we did (and didn’t do more importantly) with him while the team yet again went out in straight sets was a disgrace.

We had Petracca in the ruck while Grundy sat in the stands.

Must say I agree. Not like Grundy was a raw draft pick that recruiters had assessed at an under age comp. There was thousands of hours of video showing his strengths and weaknesses not counting industry sources who could have been consulted. If as some have claimed it was overestimating Gawn as a forward it's an equal fail by the brains trust.

Fortunately we're out of it with little cost but the final 6 weeks put keystone cops to shame

Onwards and hopefully upwards... 2023 was not a great year football wise

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7 minutes ago, Super Sub Schache said:

What a debacle it has been since he arrived at the club, getting him was not the issue (replacement for Jackson) but what we did (and didn’t do more importantly) with him while the team yet again went out in straight sets was a disgrace.

We had Petracca in the ruck while Grundy sat in the stands.

A serious question.

Do you think there is a chance they didn't pick Grundy becuase they were worried he wouldn't be all in for fear of getting injured and scuppering a move to Bondi?

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5 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

If that’s what you think then that is your right. 
I think we tried to make it work and in the end it was Grundy who cracked it and gave up. 
 

3 clubs in 3 years. Ask yourself who the common denominator is. 

You think correctly. 👍🏽

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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

We certainly did. I wanted another Season 

If Max gets hurt we will look mighty stupid 

We’ll only look mighty stupid to those who won’t entertain the possibility that he checked out midyear. That’s the same folks who think Schache was selected before Grundy because Goody luvs him a bizarre selection for S&Gs, and it had zero to with Grundy’s preferences. 

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One of the more bizarre MFC careers I can remember but all the best to Brodie. I honestly think it all worked out OK in the end. We tried something, it didn't work, and it was acknowledged and abandoned early enough. Brodie got to get to the club of his choice without a headache and we basically recouped what we paid for him. Salary off the books too.

Getting him in the first place needs the microscope placed over it though. A lot of posters had doubts including me, it was looking like Preuss/Gawn all over again and it was. Not too sure what Goody was thinking last year. One star ruckman is more than enough to succeed, some premiership coaches did it with none. 

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This is interesting.  On its face it's not a fantastic deal for us.  But does it do the following (someone else can correct where I get it wrong):

  • Frees up approx $650k (in addition to Harmes, Hibbo, Jordon etc) - so we are preparing a war chest for the GWS salary dump or a highly paid player (maybe even next year);
  • It gives us an extra pick next year - which gives us more flexibility in terms of trading future picks this year; and
  • It gives us a pick which we might use on McAdam or Fullarton?
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