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10 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Might be able to fast track Verral & start blooding him slowly from about mid way through next season.

Not commenting on BG's future; just noting Max, in his interview with Jack V this week, said AA ruckman Mark Jamar never let him win a ruck contest at training but Verrall manages to beat him on occasions.

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I was told in early July, from an insider, that Grundy will be at the Sydney Swans next year, in a 2-3 club mega deal. 
Of course things can change, but that was the planning as of then. 
 

very interesting to see what happens. I still think we may use Brodie in September….

That is interesting as he is from Adelaide and has been in Melbourne since being drafted. I would have thought he would pick either Port or another Victorian club, but maybe he just wants to see Sydney.

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For his own sake, Grundy needs to look elsewhere, and the Dees cannot afford to pay a salary of that size for a VFL player. I feel genuinely sad for the bloke and wish it could have worked out better.

From what I have seen of him at Casey, Will Verrall shows some real potential. Aggressive, and follows up at ground level. Doesn't get a lot of it, but a genuine work in progress. 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I was told in early July, from an insider, that Grundy will be at the Sydney Swans next year, in a 2-3 club mega deal. 
Of course things can change, but that was the planning as of then. 
 

very interesting to see what happens. I still think we may use Brodie in September….

Surely 4+ clubs is a mega deal :laugh:

 

But anyhoo, Dylan Stephens from Sydney is looking to come to Victoria, perhaps he would be in the deal?

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I was told in early July, from an insider, that Grundy will be at the Sydney Swans next year, in a 2-3 club mega deal. 
Of course things can change, but that was the planning as of then. 
 

very interesting to see what happens. I still think we may use Brodie in September….

orright i'll play...

dees give: pick 5, pick 18, future first, grundy
dees get: pick 1, bloods 2nd rounder

swans give: dyl stephens, 2nd rounder
swans get: grundy

north get: pick 5, pick 18, dyl stephens
north give: pick 2

meth coke get: pick 2, mfc future 1st
meth coke give: pick 1

there might be further wheeling and dealing of 2nd and 3rd rounders for 2023 and 2024, but that MIGHT work for all and sundry...

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If i was Grundy, I'd look to move one. He's way too good to be a backup ruck.

However, Gawn has a lot of miles on the clock. And a large part of the thinking regards bringing Grundy in was it could extend Maxy's career. He can't shoulder ruck duties on his own. We'll accelerate the end of his career if we revert to that.

It's a big conundrum to figure through before the trade period. Personally, I reckon we should hold Grundy for another year and see how things play out. 

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I’d say it’s a hard no on Dylan Stephens. Shades of Toumpas.

1 hour ago, Nascent said:

Ben McKay might fancy North's fortunes over the bombers after this weekend.

Good luck to him. From inside the roos I’m told he is very weird unit & they don’t think he’s anywhere near worth what it’d cost for him to return 1st round compensation. Surely Brad Scott would be aware of this too from his time there.

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13 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

orright i'll play...

dees give: pick 5, pick 18, future first, grundy
dees get: pick 1, bloods 2nd rounder

swans give: dyl stephens, 2nd rounder
swans get: grundy

north get: pick 5, pick 18, dyl stephens
north give: pick 2

meth coke get: pick 2, mfc future 1st
meth coke give: pick 1

there might be further wheeling and dealing of 2nd and 3rd rounders for 2023 and 2024, but that MIGHT work for all and sundry...

So unless I have misunderstood, we give up 5, 18 and next year’s first ( 3 first rounders ) and an AA ruckman we paid 27 for and get 1 and say 30.

 

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33 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

orright i'll play...

dees give: pick 5, pick 18, future first, grundy
dees get: pick 1, bloods 2nd rounder

swans give: dyl stephens, 2nd rounder
swans get: grundy

north get: pick 5, pick 18, dyl stephens
north give: pick 2

meth coke get: pick 2, mfc future 1st
meth coke give: pick 1

there might be further wheeling and dealing of 2nd and 3rd rounders for 2023 and 2024, but that MIGHT work for all and sundry...

I mean……… it’s not the worst trade suggestion I’ve read on here.

Would I do that deal though? 
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45 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

orright i'll play...

dees give: pick 5, pick 18, future first, grundy
dees get: pick 1, bloods 2nd rounder

swans give: dyl stephens, 2nd rounder
swans get: grundy

north get: pick 5, pick 18, dyl stephens
north give: pick 2

meth coke get: pick 2, mfc future 1st
meth coke give: pick 1

there might be further wheeling and dealing of 2nd and 3rd rounders for 2023 and 2024, but that MIGHT work for all and sundry...

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On 8/15/2023 at 9:47 PM, daisycutter said:

ronnie's love child?

get him as a f/s?

Maybe grandson, or more likely great grandson.

On 8/16/2023 at 9:26 AM, FireInTheBennelly said:

Have they ever been seen on the same field together? Now that I think of it, have they ever actually been seen in the same room together!?!

Reputedly Christmas Eve 1997. Never since.

4 hours ago, deefender said:

Will Verrall, pick 14 2022, shows promising potential.

I trust Jason Taylor in finding a ruckman to replace/assist Max.

From what I hear and read, Verrall is coming along really nicely but even Max tool maybe 3 years to establish himself.  

2024 is very optimistic but as I have said before, better an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.

3 hours ago, Redleg said:

That is interesting as he is from Adelaide and has been in Melbourne since being drafted. I would have thought he would pick either Port or another Victorian club, but maybe he just wants to see Sydney.

Brundy may get a look at Sydney next weekend, especially if we win tomorrow and manage / rest Max next week.

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6 hours ago, deespicable me said:

Could maybe try and get Darcy from Fremantle as he and Jackson don't seem to be working that well and they can't give up on Jacko. In an ironic twist we could give them back their second rounder. Darcy is at least a better forward than Grundy.

From what I've seen Verrall is a long way off.

I think the two great ruckman experiment has ended. 

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7 hours ago, deespicable me said:

Could maybe try and get Darcy from Fremantle as he and Jackson don't seem to be working that well and they can't give up on Jacko. In an ironic twist we could give them back their second rounder. Darcy is at least a better forward than Grundy.

From what I've seen Verrall is a long way off.

Verrall is still skinny and Darcy fat as mud

 

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8 hours ago, deespicable me said:

Could maybe try and get Darcy from Fremantle as he and Jackson don't seem to be working that well and they can't give up on Jacko. In an ironic twist we could give them back their second rounder. Darcy is at least a better forward than Grundy.

From what I've seen Verrall is a long way off.

If Darcy leaves he will go to a finals club, or at least a big club, where he is number 1 ruck.

The managers have all seen what happens when 2 number 1 ruckmen are on the same list.

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Grundy to Cats 

Grundy to Power 

Grundy to Swans 

lots of options 

it was always a strange decision to recruit him, and how would they go sharing ruck and playing forward. An experiment at best   

but if he goes, who’s the backup ruck to Max.  Verrell is still developing. Needs another 12 months at least. Farris-White is still learning, too raw and skinny. 

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