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Trade Rumours 2023


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45 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

In order to be eligible for the NAB AFL Draft, players must have attained, or will attain the age of 18 years, on or before December 31, in the year of draft.

Kalani turned 16 on 5th May so he'll turn 18 in his draft year in 2 years (2025) and he'll go F/S and be a great addition to the Dees.

I mean, this, but the Suns 

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17 minutes ago, demoncat said:

I guess we can put the Naughton discussion to the side…

https://x.com/traderadio/status/1708656117948317882?s=46&t=uC9z4AjzfWvj5kf1WQ6J6g

Doesn't this usually mean he is going and the clubs just need to reach an agreement. This could just as easily be read as the player manager playing hardball on their clients salary demands.

 

It is and continues to be a longshot but i wouldnt read much into these types of statements. Players managers will only feel obligated to comment if something is in the works. Otherwise why bother?

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Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

You can read into that that our salary cap is pretty tight!

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52 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Doesn't this usually mean he is going and the clubs just need to reach an agreement. This could just as easily be read as the player manager playing hardball on their clients salary demands.

 

It is and continues to be a longshot but i wouldnt read much into these types of statements. Players managers will only feel obligated to comment if something is in the works. Otherwise why bother?

Treloar will see out his contract with the Pies

lol

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

I mean, this, but the Suns 

He’s a diehard demon and has been in contact with the club for years. His father ex demon ruckman Jeff remains a diehard demon too. Jeff’s pretty active on social media and has proudly shown a lot of his son Kalanis underage footballing career. Kalani is a mad demon. He rocks the demon gear and loves heading down to Vic to see the dees. There’s zero chance he becomes a sun. He’ll be a demon, just a matter of how much we’ll have to give up in points for father son drafting.

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

well that's bad news.  We have JVR a great prospect and Jefferson who is a complete unknown

Aside from the injury prone Petty we have nothing up fwd

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

Makes sense.

We already lost Bedford and now Jordon, both players the club wanted to keep, stemming from lack of opportunities as the club sought a second premiership with a relatively stable best 22.

We need to get games into D Turner, Howes, Laurie, Woewodin otherwise we risk losing them.

2024 is the year we have a crack at a player in my view and we should have plenty of cap space to work with.

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11 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

You can read into that that our salary cap is pretty tight!

A reasonable assumption

However, losing Brown, Melksham, Hibberd, Jordon, Harmes and bringing in draft picks you would imagine we have at least some money in the kitty.  Not saying they are on big coin but they would be around double what kids would be on.  And this is assuming long term contracts could be back ended

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14 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

You can read into that that our salary cap is pretty tight!

Would be hard to bring someone in on a big ticket when you have a team that has arguably performed pretty well.

I could see it happening with a key fwd  where most realise it is a desperate need.

 

But it can easily upset the delicate balance of player salaries , expectations etc. Geelong have done a good job of managing it (and we know why...)

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The next 3 years in our window (we will still be good after but no Gawn, May, Viney/Trac/Gus past their best)

We need to throw the kitchen sink at anyone good.  I heard from a source I know through a friend of my second cousin's brother in law (kidding but a distant unknown source) that we could be open to trading a high quality player to get a gun key fwd.

hypothetically and not considering contract lengths as they mean little anyway - who would you trade for Larkey? 

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31 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

If that is the case, then surely this means we chase Pick 4 hard!

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List of OOC players next year possibly worth targeting. (According to footywire, has been incorrect in the past)

 

Rucks

Tim English (RFA)

Sean Darcy (RFA)

Ned Moyle

 

Key forwards

Ben King

Aaron  Naughton

Todd Marshall

JUH

Jesse Hogan (lol)

Logan McDonald

Aaron Cadman

 

Key Defenders

Tom Stewart (RFA)

Jack Henry (RFA)

 

Mids

Zac Butters

Hugh McCluggage (RFA)

Max Holmes

Tarryn Thomas

Oliver Florant (RFA)

 

Highly unlikely but you would ask the question

Connor Rozee 

Errol Guldon

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1 minute ago, brendan said:

We don’t need a key forward, we need more class to deliver inside 50 unless something good comes along during trade week I would be moving up the draft and take a couple of kids with good skills 

This is why I think we'll focus on youth this trade period and clear out some cap space.

Reason why? I think there'll be an element of truth where we'll go incredibly hard after Zak Butters next year

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44 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Sam Edmund and Tom Morris just confirmed on Trade Radio that there is absolutely no substance to Melbourne potentially in the market for Ben King, Aaron Naughton or Oscar Allan.

Edmund went on to explain that he was speaking to someone influential inside Melbourne and the focus will be blooding and giving the kids more opportunities at senior level.

Would've been less than a 0% chance of Oscar Allan coming to Melbourne.

Pretty sure he'll be WC's skipper next year and beyond.

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

This is why I think we'll focus on youth this trade period and clear out some cap space.

Reason why? I think there'll be an element of truth where we'll go incredibly hard after Zak Butters next year

Would love this. Ooc next year too which didn't appear on the footywire website.

Wasn't there a suggestion from Kornes or someone in the media that Butters was going to the dees if Hinkley was moved on?

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