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Trade Rumours 2023


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4 hours 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.

We may not be into King but we are having a huge crack at another twin key forward. He is the target.

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11 minutes ago, JJJ said:

We may not be into King but we are having a huge crack at another twin key forward. He is the target.

The one that can't kick a goal from the goalsquare?

Edit: he'd actually be a good get, but my word does he need a sports psychologist to work with him intensely.

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13 minutes ago, JJJ said:

We may not be into King but we are having a huge crack at another twin key forward. He is the target.

In all seriousness he would be a huge get (literally) 

But what are the actual chances he would move? Signed until 2029 if I’m correct and at a club that’s going to be playing finals for the foreseeable future 

Appreciate the intel though 🙌

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5 hours ago, Fat Tony said:

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

I'll have a go...

Grundy leaving frees up possibly $650k, Hibberd about $450k, JJ maybe $300k, Dunstan $250k? If Harmes leaves that's another $450k

We'll inject about 4 in the draft, incl 2 x 1st rounders and Pup Brown. McAdam from Crows gets about $500k

I'd say our cap isn't overly tight

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32 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I'll have a go...

Grundy leaving frees up possibly $650k, Hibberd about $450k, JJ maybe $300k, Dunstan $250k? If Harmes leaves that's another $450k

We'll inject about 4 in the draft, incl 2 x 1st rounders and Pup Brown. McAdam from Crows gets about $500k

I'd say our cap isn't overly tight

We have one of the most talented lists in the AFL. If our cap isn't tight, then the player agents aren't doing their jobs.

My read is that Petracca, Oliver and Brayshaw are on long, back ended deals and we just signed Pickett to another big contract. May, Gawn and Lever are all on good money but are playing for under market value now.

The fact that we are losing Grundy and Harmes with not much expected to come back in indicates we are tight.

I also think you are way overs on the salaries of McAdam and Hibberd.

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45 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I'll have a go...

Grundy leaving frees up possibly $650k, Hibberd about $450k, JJ maybe $300k, Dunstan $250k? If Harmes leaves that's another $450k

We'll inject about 4 in the draft, incl 2 x 1st rounders and Pup Brown. McAdam from Crows gets about $500k

I'd say our cap isn't overly tight

We have the space to get a highly paid player.

Re my ‘riddle’, we were right into McKay earlier in the year but it had gone quiet. Only heard about it again on the weekend that we’d upped the ante.

We’ll see. 

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12 minutes ago, JJJ said:

We have the space to get a highly paid player.

Re my ‘riddle’, we were right into McKay earlier in the year but it had gone quiet. Only heard about it again on the weekend that we’d upped the ante.

We’ll see. 

Interesting.

I don't put stock into anything on bigfooty, but fwiw I read this yesterday.

 

"Blues are actively planning on a huge trade period this year to bolster their picks, and make improvements to their list.

First step is to try and lock in another first round pick, and improve their draft pick position

There's also talk about a decent name player being offered as trade bait

Expecting the Blues to come out and be a major player this off season."

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3 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Interesting.

I don't put stock into anything on bigfooty, but fwiw I read this yesterday.

 

"Blues are actively planning on a huge trade period this year to bolster their picks, and make improvements to their list.

First step is to try and lock in another first round pick, and improve their draft pick position

There's also talk about a decent name player being offered as trade bait

Expecting the Blues to come out and be a major player this off season."

Not enough hyperbole on 'decent' for it to be McKay.

He would have been descripted as a super duper mega star instead.

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6 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

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.

If Kalani has any inkling of joining Suns, death ride Suns for '24 and '25 anyone? 

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6 hours ago, DubDee said:

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

Grundy likely to be off the books as well yes?

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6 hours 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.

Big challenge for Goodwin and co. This essentially means mini-rebuild. No more gifting games to plodders. Still can't get over McDonald playing in finals, no Woewodin in finals, and JVR being dropped for Brown. Have to start backing in recruitment eventually. Something tells me losing Bedford has hit home hard this finals series and they realise that talent isn't just going to stick around.

Banking on Tomlinson, Woewodin, Turner, Laurie at least to all be common place in the 22 next year. Could be a year out of the 8 but needs to happen.

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4 minutes ago, praha said:

Big challenge for Goodwin and co. This essentially means mini-rebuild. No more gifting games to plodders. Still can't get over McDonald playing in finals, no Woewodin in finals, and JVR being dropped for Brown. Have to start backing in recruitment eventually. Something tells me losing Bedford has hit home hard this finals series and they realise that talent isn't just going to stick around.

Banking on Tomlinson, Woewodin, Turner, Laurie at least to all be common place in the 22 next year. Could be a year out of the 8 but needs to happen.

That's the feeling I'm getting with as well re Bedford comment. 

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41 minutes ago, JJJ said:

We have the space to get a highly paid player.

Re my ‘riddle’, we were right into McKay earlier in the year but it had gone quiet. Only heard about it again on the weekend that we’d upped the ante.

We’ll see. 

Old mate Trade Whisperer has just dropped this one on Twitter as well.

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Just now, Lexinator said:

🙄

What kind of response were you after? Father son is first preference over being in the Academy as long as Kalani agrees to wanting to the join the dees.

If there's a bid put in place we just need to make sure we have the accumulated points ready to go.

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McKay one is interesting, can see why we would be asking the question. Averaging 43 goals a season over the past 3 years. Provides a big marking target that we badly need- even more so as we start to plan for life without Max. 
Another forward that can’t hit the side of a barn door would be bad for overall stress levels though. 
What’s peoples thoughts of his value? Id find it easier to get onboard if pick 5 wasn’t part of the conversation. 

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Just now, Colm said:

McKay one is interesting, can see why we would be asking the question. Averaging 43 goals a season over the past 3 years. Provides a big marking target that we badly need- even more so as we start to plan for life without Max. 
Another forward that can’t hit the side of a barn door would be bad for overall stress levels though. 
What’s peoples thoughts of his value? Id find it easier to get onboard if pick 5 wasn’t part of the conversation. 

I'm 50/50 on this.

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6 hours 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

Yes exactly what we need.   If we can add Watson, Sanders or Caddy into the mix that would be handy.

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