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34 minutes ago, old55 said:

Two first rounders as a pre-Agent in 2024 or one as FA compensation in 2025.

Unless we convince him to extend.

It’s surely extend or trade in 2024, particularly with the AFL angling to scale back FA compensation.

I see Petty as a stand-up guy though, and I think he could be convinced to stick around. Hardly a fait accompli.

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So if we select Watson, our small to small/med forwards will be Watson, Kossie, McAdam, Chandler, Spagonicus, ANB. All with differing rolls, of course, but that's a crowded grouping

Unless Watson has potential to eventually play midfield, I'm not sure what the strategy is. 

It's usually best available at the pointy end of the dtaft, which might be him.

I'm hoping for a classy mid at 6 (7). We need to develop the next A grade mid

 

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10 hours ago, Stiff Arm said:

So if we select Watson, our small to small/med forwards will be Watson, Kossie, McAdam, Chandler, Spagonicus, ANB. All with differing rolls, of course, but that's a crowded grouping

Surely a couple of them would finally play as small forwards should and crumb the packs and keep the ball inside 50 when it hits the deck. We’ve had a serious problem in successfully doing this for the past 2 years.

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2 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Surely a couple of them would finally play as small forwards should and crumb the packs and keep the ball inside 50 when it hits the deck. We’ve had a serious problem in successfully doing this for the past 2 years.

Try 5 years!

Even during 2021 we did a lot of long bombing hoping for crumbing to work, which it did with Kossie and even Spargonicus.

The connection btwn mids and forwards is the main issue imo, but that's for another thread

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On 20/10/2023 at 16:55, Mach5 said:

Unless we convince him to extend.

It’s surely extend or trade in 2024, particularly with the AFL angling to scale back FA compensation.

I see Petty as a stand-up guy though, and I think he could be convinced to stick around. Hardly a fait accompli.

I honestly think the money was a huge factor in this rather than just pure go home factor, not that he'd admit it publicly, 

i suspect we will be putting a lucrative extension in front of him fairly soon and if he chooses not to sign on, we'll look to trade him at the end of 2024

I also expect we'll look to extend Van Rooyen out early next year as well long term

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He's a jet and I expect him to be picked by another club before us. If he slid to us then he'd be a great pickup. Him and Kozzie would cause nightmares up forward and both can take stints in the midfield for extra damage.

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Until I saw that highlights package, I had been put off Watson due to his lack of height. But what I saw there was probably, imo, the most skilful player at the draft by a mile. What I especially like is that he never tries to do too much - like Reid and McKercher do - and he always looks for someone in a better position- and has the skills to get it to him. Up until today, I’ve been certain I’d take Curtin at pick 6. But now I think we’d be mad if we didn’t take Watson if he is available. 

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5 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

Until I saw that highlights package, I had been put off Watson due to his lack of height. But what I saw there was probably, imo, the most skilful player at the draft by a mile. What I especially like is that he never tries to do too much - like Reid and McKercher do - and he always looks for someone in a better position- and has the skills to get it to him. Up until today, I’ve been certain I’d take Curtin at pick 6. But now I think we’d be mad if we didn’t take Watson if he is available. 

Would go along way to solving our forward half issues. 

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16 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

He's a jet and I expect him to be picked by another club before us. If he slid to us then he'd be a great pickup. Him and Kozzie would cause nightmares up forward and both can take stints in the midfield for extra damage.

Agree, although not as physical a player as Kozzie I actually think Watson will be a better player, if not certainly more consistent.

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If JT thinks he is the best available and is there at our pick then why not, he seems to have all the tools to be a midfielder or forward.

His presence would put pressure on Spargo, Sparrow, ANB, Chandler and Pickett to retain their spots.

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2 hours ago, kallangurdemon said:

Kozzie,Spargo ,Chandler and now Watson ?.Must draft Snow White as well.

I’d have no problem with Kozzy and Watson in the ones and Chandler and Spargo pushing for spots at Casey. For the sake of 10-15 centimetres we are talking about a player that with that skill set and game sense would arguably be the number 1 pick in this draft.

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