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Trade Rumours 2023


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5 hours ago, Hunt29 said:

Sounding more positive for the club and Clarry to work through this. 
 

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2023/10/04/shape-up-or-ship-off-melbournes-ultimatum-for-clayton-oliver

I think there is obviously some issues and the club wete trying to give Oliver a kick up the [censored] a bit.  Then the media got wind of it and it got out of hand a bit.

Very glad to here he is staying.  26yo midfielders like him don't come along often.

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28 minutes ago, Travy14 said:

Haha im mates with her cousin.  They have been together for a while, he comes to Whyalla for Christmas most years.

But who knows with footballers, she may move to melb once she finishes uni too, who knows lol

Tell your mate to tell her cousin that Adelaide sucks 😂

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3 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Any other alternatives we might be looking at?

Lobb

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1 hour ago, Travy14 said:

I think there is obviously some issues and the club wete trying to give Oliver a kick up the [censored] a bit.  Then the media got wind of it and it got out of hand a bit.

Very glad to here he is staying.  26yo midfielders like him don't come along often.

Yep. i was in panic mode over speculation he would be traded.

Everyone has personal downers from time ti time and work through it. He will be just fine.

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27 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Chol to Hawks.

find it a bit perplexing that we werent even a consideration. 

Because we're getting rid of Grundy tells me we're not going to bring in a player with similar attributes, if that makes sense.

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42 minutes ago, Cheap Seats said:

Because we're getting rid of Grundy tells me we're not going to bring in a player with similar attributes, if that makes sense.

Not really. Chol is a forward/ruck. Grundy is a ruck/forward.

We arguably have a list need for a forward/ruck. Or we target a ruck to back up Max and play in the 2s for most of the year, except to give Max a chop out.

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3 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Perhaps we are not interested in spending money and picks on good ordinary footballers and have better targets in mind. Be it this year or next. 

We may just look at someone like Smith or JVR playing second ruck.

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2 minutes ago, Binmans PA said:

We may just look at someone like Smith or JVR playing second ruck.

JVR was quite good as second ruck IMO, especially given he had limited training in the role. With more training during pre season under Gawn he could get better. 

It’s more what happens if Gawn is injured for me. I would look at a mature age recruit who can just bash and crash as needed. A warm body if you will to smash a knee into Cox when required. 

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1 minute ago, Jaded No More said:

JVR was quite good as second ruck IMO, especially given he had limited training in the role. With more training during pre season under Gawn he could get better. 

It’s more what happens if Gawn is injured for me. I would look at a mature age recruit who can just bash and crash as needed. A warm body if you will to smash a knee into Cox when required. 

I think he faded quite noticeably in this role in the late part of the year, but if he and we know that's the plan next year, then that's what he trains for this pre season.

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1 minute ago, Binmans PA said:

I think he faded quite noticeably in this role in the late part of the year, but if he and we know that's the plan next year, then that's what he trains for this pre season.

I think it’s to be expected from a kid in his first full year of senior footy. It’s a very demanding role even for mature bodies. 

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44 minutes ago, Binmans PA said:

Not really. Chol is a forward/ruck. Grundy is a ruck/forward.

We arguably have a list need for a forward/ruck. Or we target a ruck to back up Max and play in the 2s for most of the year, except to give Max a chop out.

My comparison wasn't about their positions taht they play

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3 hours ago, Nascent said:

Any other alternatives we might be looking at?

Pleeeeeeze get someone who can kick straight !!!!

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32 minutes ago, Cheap Seats said:

My comparison wasn't about their positions taht they play

So it was about their abilities? Grundy is a two time AA. He definitely has elite ability in his position. Chol has shown glimpses but not consistently. 

Anyway, each to their own.

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3 hours ago, Nascent said:

Any other alternatives we might be looking at?

I’ve only heard about McKay as a specific target. The leadership group was consulted and were a part of a pitch I believe.
Other than that, a KF was a priority but no names. 

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1 hour ago, JJJ said:

I’ve only heard about McKay as a specific target. The leadership group was consulted and were a part of a pitch I believe.
Other than that, a KF was a priority but no names. 

Any sense of how it has been received by McKay and Carlton? 
 

As intriguing as it sounds it seems like a bit of a Hail Mary from the outside looking in!

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