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39 minutes ago, Lexinator said:

Gee, so many reasons that I hate Cats, another example above. Port offering overs. Apart from some good games this year as a defender, Ratugolea been very mediocre IMO, given taken with pick 43 in 2016 think pick 24 is good return for someone wanting out.

Port's approach to their defence is interesting.  Ratugolea showed promising signs in defence as an individual this year... but Geelong's defence looked much better once he was no longer in the team.  To me they need a lockdown defender to allow Allir to go third man up.  Instead they're chasing two defenders that haven't been able to play the lock down role in Ratugolea and BZT. Odd

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I'd be happy to go to the draft with our current picks of 6 and 11 and fill our needs to replenish the list. I think we need to get a gun defender like Curtin, O'Sullivan or Murphy with Pick 6 seeing as we need a replacement for May in the next couple of years. Pick 11 is more interesting and I would target a Mid or Fwd/Mid such as Caddy, Sanders, Wilson though I believe North Melbourne are trying to get priority access to Sanders through his indigenous background and picked up as a NGA. We'll also get Nathan Browns son. 

Having lost Harmes, Jordon, Dunstan we are now light on for inside mid's se we may have to look for a delisted free agent to cover those losses. Pick 41 should get it done for McAdam as he is no better than Harmes who went for a future 3rd rounder but will probably ask for our Future 2nd from the Grundy Trade. Pick 46 or our Future 3rd from Harmes probably gets the job done to land Fullerton. 

I like the idea of trying to land Haynes and pick 7 from GWS but they have recently said they'll keep him now so watch this space. He was a gun defender a couple of years ago and could be a missing piece to winning another premiership. 

Getting more games into Turner, Woewodin, Laurie, Howes and Sestan is a must for next season as we've lost a lot of fringe players and are light for depth. 

 

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27 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Frawley joined the Hawks after they won a flag. Danger joined the Cats when they still had the core of their 2011 Premiership team. Cameron joined the Cats after they lost the 2020 G/F. 

His point stands. They acquired big names whilst in their premiership window.

grundy is a pretty big name on a huge salary

it didn't work; move on

there's no one that's a 'surprise' on the move this year other than schultz who has quite clearly been tapped up by the filth in addition to wanting to return to melbourne for personal reasons - same as the crom tapping up petty to try and pry him loose

we've moved pawns around and would appear to be in a decent position from a salary cap point of view to keep adding to our list in the years to come

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11 minutes ago, Lexinator said:

Gee, so many reasons that I hate Cats, another example above. Port offering overs. Apart from some good games this year as a defender, Ratugolea been very mediocre IMO, given taken with pick 43 in 2016 think pick 24 is good return for someone wanting out.

Pies Vice Captain goes for 33.

AA and dual B & F Grundy for 46 and F2.

Cats want better than 24 for a guy they don't select in their side.

Gotta love them, coming from Dodoro college.

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6 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

I'd be happy to go to the draft with our current picks of 6 and 11 and fill our needs to replenish the list. I think we need to get a gun defender like Curtin, O'Sullivan or Murphy with Pick 6 seeing as we need a replacement for May in the next couple of years. Pick 11 is more interesting and I would target a Mid or Fwd/Mid such as Caddy, Sanders, Wilson though I believe North Melbourne are trying to get priority access to Sanders through his indigenous background and picked up as a NGA. We'll also get Nathan Browns son. 

Having lost Harmes, Jordon, Dunstan we are now light on for inside mid's se we may have to look for a delisted free agent to cover those losses. Pick 41 should get it done for McAdam as he is no better than Hermes who went for a future 3rd rounder but will probably ask for our Future 2nd from the Grundy Trade. Pick 46 or our Future 3rd from Harmes probably gets the job done to land Fullerton. 

I like the idea of trying to land Haynes and pick 7 from GWS but they have recently said they'll keep him now so watch this space. He was a gun defender a couple of years ago and could be a missing piece to winning another premiership. 

Getting more games into Turner, Woewodin, Laurie, Howes and Sestan is a must for next season as we've lost a lot of fringe players and are light for depth. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if we do a swap with Geelong to move 11 up to 8 as well.

If North do a swap with the Eagles it is actually a good thing for us, as it means one of Sanders, Watson or Duursma is likely to slide to our pick as the Eagles will take Curtin.

If this happened I would be very happy with a draft of Sanders, O'Sullivan and Brown.

 

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27 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Frawley joined the Hawks after they won a flag. Danger joined the Cats when they still had the core of their 2011 Premiership team. Cameron joined the Cats after they lost the 2020 G/F. 

His point stands. They acquired big names whilst in their premiership window.

As does my point

Danger moves to Cats 5  years after they win a flag 

Lever moves to Dees from a team who finished H and A top and lose the GF to move to a team who hadn’t played finals in 12 years but look on the up

Cameron moves to a team who are in the window because they made GF the previous year you say

May moves to Melbourne after they made the PF the previous year but doesn’t go to the side who finished R/up

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8 minutes ago, Redleg said:

 

Gotta love them, coming from Dodoro college.

Wish we did. Maybe a case of nice guys coming last

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1 hour ago, mo64 said:

Frawley joined the Hawks after they won a flag. Danger joined the Cats when they still had the core of their 2011 Premiership team. Cameron joined the Cats after they lost the 2020 G/F. 

His point stands. They acquired big names whilst in their premiership window.

Grundy, even though it failed. Was to be kind of a replacement for Dogga

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1 hour ago, Roost it far said:

Are we putting Oliver back on the market?……….too soon? 

Considering the latest update to the Oliver thread, way too soon I’m afraid.

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