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Farewell Brodie Grundy


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11 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Had we played him the Pies game - which we should have - we might have been seen as less desperate for him to go AND received a pick in the low teens.

You don't pick a player in a QF for future trade/capital reasons. They picked the team they thought they would win the game. You can debate that component (whether he would have changed the result), but I think its pretty obvious they were once bitten twice shy, after Jackson's terrible performance in the 2nd half of the prior year (when he'd mentally checked out)

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10 minutes ago, fr_ap said:

You don't pick a player in a QF for future trade/capital reasons. They picked the team they thought they would win the game. You can debate that component (whether he would have changed the result), but I think its pretty obvious they were once bitten twice shy, after Jackson's terrible performance in the 2nd half of the prior year (when he'd mentally checked out)

Good point about Jackson checking out. But I still think Grundy playing in a final against the Pies in from of 92000 people would have seen him rise to the occasion.

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

Now the deals done I wonder if we’ll leak how ordinary he was or take the higher ground. I hope we take the higher ground…for now 

What about our club suggests to you that we won't take the higher ground?

Of course we will. Nothing to gain by having a go at a player you chose to bring to your club.

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Hey @Stiff Arm, remember when@drysdale demon got really defensive and had a crack at both of us mid year for suggesting that there was a slight chance Grundy could be traded out and he completely shut it down by stating he was contracted so it was impossible?

That was funny... 🤣

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1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

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. 

Not exactly sure what you are saying here. 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

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?

With a flag on the line we don’t play an AA ruckman for fear of risking his trade (which we got peanuts for in the end) but instead we throw our prized midfielder into the ruck to risk injury (all while Schache sits unused in the bench).

Absolutely I believe we would do that. 

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18 minutes ago, Super Sub Schache said:

With a flag on the line we don’t play an AA ruckman for fear of risking his trade (which we got peanuts for in the end) but instead we throw our prized midfielder into the ruck to risk injury (all while Schache sits unused in the bench).

Absolutely I believe we would do that. 

You misunderstood my question.

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Serious question, why do people think is this way unders? A future 2nd would be spotted around 27-29. Sydney will most likely be mid table.  And we have a third rounder as change.    Do people value next years pick as worthless less cause the competition may not be around,  there'll be no draft so we'll lose it?  Ok maybe not that serious. 

 

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47 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Not exactly sure what you are saying here. 

Really? I thought I was making it clear without actually having to say it.

Consider this: it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that a player makes himself unavailable for selection. I’m not saying that’s what’s happened in the case of our semifinal. I’m just asking that you entertain the possibility that that’s what may’ve happened. That selfsame player might’ve already decided his future wasn’t with us. But it seems fans have automatically deemed this a choice entirely made by the Club. 

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