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Just now, Demon Disciple said:

It’s a shame that Max couldn’t make FF his own. Some of his marks tonight were top-shelf, he just couldn’t kick it to himself 50m down the field.

He might have to try and make it work next week. I can't see a world where Grundy doesn't come in if JVR gets suspended.

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11 hours ago, Binmans PA said:

He might have to try and make it work next week. I can't see a world where Grundy doesn't come in if JVR gets suspended.

My thoughts also

 

Grundy just has to play next week

 

If it means Gawn forward then we need to give it another go, we have no options 

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Seen some articles indicating Duursma at Port is gettable for the right price. Would be a great addition and we may be able to work something out with Grundy in play. Kind of player we sorely need. 

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On 9/6/2023 at 4:14 PM, RyanD said:

Now that is interesting Re the news on McAdams. There must be a specific reason for that trade and I am assuming it is something to do with the functioning of the forward line. Melbourne must have offered some certainties around his position as he has knocked back a 2 year deal from an up and coming team in Adelaide. 

He fell out with the medical staff at Adelaide. 

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16 minutes ago, MrFreeze said:

Seen some articles indicating Duursma at Port is gettable for the right price. Would be a great addition and we may be able to work something out with Grundy in play. Kind of player we sorely need. 

Perennially injured and can’t kick but he’d at least offer fresh legs on the wing and is strong overhead. 

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58 minutes ago, gs77 said:

As you know,  they grow on trees - get Jason Taylor to shake the orchard a little and 47 Curnows will fall out.

We don't need 47 Curnows, just needed to select the one that was available to us at pick 9 a few years ago.

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1 hour ago, MrFreeze said:

Seen some articles indicating Duursma at Port is gettable for the right price. Would be a great addition and we may be able to work something out with Grundy in play. Kind of player we sorely need. 

We could do worse than bring in a pair of Duursma’s at the end of the trade & draft period.

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16 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

We definitely want Duursma and I believe we want his brother too - which Hawthorn could have something to say about. 

Could there be silver lining in Norf potentially getting pick #3 as compensation for McKay....opens up the possibility of them splitting the pick ahead of the Hawks.

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

We definitely want Duursma and I believe we want his brother too - which Hawthorn could have something to say about. 

Don't mind Duursma from Port. Would be an upgrade on the likes of Jordon.

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We need a forward line of actual forwards, in their prime, in all structural positions. We are making do with resting mids (CP5), out of position defensive runners (ANB, Spargo), youth (Chandler, Pickett, JVR), and injured talls (TMac, Brown).

And before anyone tells at me for ANB - he is playing a box to box role that is inherently played away from the forward line…

So Fritsch is a bit lonely as a forward who is actually a forward, in his prime, and (relatively) healthy. 

We are just so easily bottled up.

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On 9/8/2023 at 1:02 PM, gs77 said:

As you know,  they grow on trees - get Jason Taylor to shake the orchard a little and 47 Curnows will fall out.

We had the low fruit of Curnow or McKay available for us to pick in their draft year when we were building a list, the perfect time to grab one for ripening in the fruit bowl

But alas...

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Almost certain. Dunstan - delisted x

Highly likely. Hibberd to retire. x

Highly likely. BBB to retire  x

Probable. Harmesy to stay one more year. 🤔
Probable. Melksham. One year deal. 🤔
Possible   TMCD to obviously consider retirement though he’s internal determination means he’s likely to give it one more year   🤔

Uncertain future. Bailey Laurie.   x

Unrestricted free agent  James Jordon to go x . I think he’ll look at offers and look to get more certainty and support like Bedford did. 

Trade options for Dees. 

1. Grundy  - obviously the talk is there and it will have to be explored   x

2. Tomlinson - not given chances by Goody so like Hunt/Bedford , he’ll likely select to look elsewhere x

3. Spargo - up for goal assists but not enough direct goals and defensively not achieving chase downs or indirect pressure (1 tackle average per game) most likely to stay but if these any trading discussions he’d have to be involved 🤔

Probably 5-6 list spots available.  Like to see Dees look at youth through the draft (3-4 youngsters) plus adding 2-3 players in trade deals to fill some gaps  

 

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1 minute ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Almost certain. Dunstan - delisted x

Highly likely. Hibberd to retire. x

Highly likely. BBB to retire  x

Probable. Harmesy to stay one more year. 🤔
Probable. Melksham. One year deal. 🤔
Possible   TMCD to obviously consider retirement though he’s internal determination means he’s likely to give it one more year   🤔

Uncertain future. Bailey Laurie.   x

Unrestricted free agent  James Jordon to go x . I think he’ll look at offers and look to get more certainty and support like Bedford did. 

Trade options for Dees. 

1. Grundy  - obviously the talk is there and it will have to be explored   x

2. Tomlinson - not given chances by Goody so like Hunt/Bedford , he’ll likely select to look elsewhere x

3. Spargo - up for goal assists but not enough direct goals and defensively not achieving chase downs or indirect pressure (1 tackle average per game) most likely to stay but if these any trading discussions he’d have to be involved 🤔

Probably 5-6 list spots available.  Like to see Dees look at youth through the draft (3-4 youngsters) plus adding 2-3 players in trade deals to fill some gaps  

 

Why is Bailey Laurie under uncertain future when he's contracted for another year...

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