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The 2023 Draft and Trade Targets Thread


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8 minutes ago, Bang Bang Bang said:

So correct me if I'm wrong but our first pick is likely to be #7 on the night now with a Jed Walter bid and North getting 3 for McKay.

Reid, Curtin, McKercher, Duursma, Watson all gone by our pick? Who does that leave? 

Yeah [censored] situation. 2019 it was the GCS who took Anderson from us. This year looking like Norf will take McKercher. 
 

Sanders maybe our next best choice. I hope North take him instead. 

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55 minutes ago, Nascent said:

Have a link? Would like to to listen to the interview.

Lamb said Grundy had “handled himself magnificently” in tough circumstances at Melbourne as he was left out of the Demons’ finals campaign.

“We acknowledge it was a difficult end to the season for Brodes, but he handled himself magnificently really, for a player of his calibre,” he said.

“He actually said how much he loves the place in his exit interview, he has said that he would like to get to Sydney … purely that’s a desire to play regular senior footy, which is what Sydney has obviously offered him.

“He is contracted and we don’t need him to go, and if we can’t get a deal done we’re more than comfortable for him to stay.”

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1 minute ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Lamb said Grundy had “handled himself magnificently” in tough circumstances at Melbourne as he was left out of the Demons’ finals campaign.

“We acknowledge it was a difficult end to the season for Brodes, but he handled himself magnificently really, for a player of his calibre,” he said.

“He actually said how much he loves the place in his exit interview, he has said that he would like to get to Sydney … purely that’s a desire to play regular senior footy, which is what Sydney has obviously offered him.

“He is contracted and we don’t need him to go, and if we can’t get a deal done we’re more than comfortable for him to stay.”

That is a great way of putting it. Grundy will be forced to play ball otherwise god forbid we’ll be stuck with him and he’ll be stuck with us. 

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20 minutes ago, Bang Bang Bang said:

So correct me if I'm wrong but our first pick is likely to be #7 on the night now with a Jed Walter bid and North getting 3 for McKay.

Reid, Curtin, McKercher, Duursma, Watson all gone by our pick? Who does that leave? 

Sanders and O’Sullivan. You’re right though, despite having a high pick we look likely to miss out on the elite crop unless we can trade up further. Mckercher is exactly what need in our midfield now. 

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12 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Sanders and O’Sullivan. You’re right though, despite having a high pick we look likely to miss out on the elite crop unless we can trade up further. Mckercher is exactly what need in our midfield now. 

Both those players are as good as any. Sanders uses the ball well. He is class. O’Sullivan is a big athletic key back, with sticky hands. Any of those guys could get top 5

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1 minute ago, KingDingAling said:

Both those players are as good as any. Sanders uses the ball well. He is class. O’Sullivan is a big athletic key back, with sticky hands. Any of those guys could get top 5

I agree they’re both good young talent and I’d be happy to have either at the club. They lack X factor/game breaking ability of the  top end group. Sanders will likely have the best career of the lot IMO. 

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22 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

That is a great way of putting it. Grundy will be forced to play ball otherwise god forbid we’ll be stuck with him and he’ll be stuck with us. 

Huh? Sydney will play ball or be without a ruckman. We'll be fair in what we ask or they can sod off.

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O'Sullivan will be a chance if he slips a spot or 2. 198CMS and in the 90's kg wise already. Probably will not need more than a pre season or so to fit in as a 3rd Tall then eventually 1st or 2nd KPB.

If we miss out on him we may have a chance to pick up Murphy (if we nab GC's pick 10) a KPB that needs a few KGs on his 200cm but looks a good type. In this situation it would be ok if it was Sanders and Murphy.

Of course we will hopefully get Kalani White in the 2025 draft which will be taken into account in our next couple of dratfs.


 

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5 hours ago, brendan said:

We should be in Schulz ear about joining us didn’t realise he is only 25, we can offer up a better pick than Collingwood, plus it would be nice to steal a player they wanted 

The only issue is… he’s extremely home sick. And will do anything to go home. To Collingwood. The football club. 

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A lot to play out. 

But I'll be super disappointed if we can't manage to move up the draft to get one of McKertcher, Sanders, Duursma or Watson with the hand we have. 

It's a priority for us to get some new high end talent to compliment our list. 

Not thrilled with the dogs ability to get GC's pick 4. But we have other avenues. 

Personally I'd like to go all in for three picks inside 10 this draft, two players in the top 7 hopefully. 

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11 hours ago, Bang Bang Bang said:

So correct me if I'm wrong but our first pick is likely to be #7 on the night now with a Jed Walter bid and North getting 3 for McKay.

Reid, Curtin, McKercher, Duursma, Watson all gone by our pick? Who does that leave? 

knowing us in recent years we’ll be wheeling and dealing right up to and including draft day

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21 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

 Another report says they will f give 10,17 and future 1st round pick Dogs must have someone they really want at 4 to give up that much. 

Picks 10, 17 and ~10 would be a crazy amount to give up for Watson, a small fwd. that’s more than the Cats gave for Cameron. 

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19 hours ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Nick Haynes (GWS) is on a reported 1.2m-1.5m in his final year. 

GWS have gone on record saying they would cover some of his cap. 

Would you take him on a 2 year deal (2nd year would be peanuts circa 300-400K) if GWS paid 500K + Pick 15? Or something along those lines. Would you take his full salary if GWS offered Pick 6? 

If we have the cap space this year due to Grundy leaving and its not going to be spent why wouldn't you do it? it would add some back line depth as well. 

Then you could goto GCS and say Pick 13,15,39 (2800 pts) for Pick 4.

good lord their cap is [censored]. Haynes doesn’t have much footy left, has been the sub a few times this year. 

A quality defender in his day though

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6 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

A lot to play out. 

But I'll be super disappointed if we can't manage to move up the draft to get one of McKertcher, Sanders, Duursma or Watson with the hand we have. 

It's a priority for us to get some new high end talent to compliment our list. 

Not thrilled with the dogs ability to get GC's pick 4. But we have other avenues. 

Personally I'd like to go all in for three picks inside 10 this draft, two players in the top 7 hopefully. 

How?

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Just now, JimmyGadson said:

I'm sure you have asked this everytime we've managed to move up the order of the draft. 

Let the cobblers do the cobbling eh? 

And how successful were we in moving up the draft last year to get into the top 10.

Cobblers need tools and suggesting they should do something without them is silly. Why suggest something when you don’t seem to know how it might be achieved?

FWIW I agree with the sentiment but I just can’t see a way it can be done. 

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12 hours ago, Bang Bang Bang said:

So correct me if I'm wrong but our first pick is likely to be #7 on the night now with a Jed Walter bid and North getting 3 for McKay.

Reid, Curtin, McKercher, Duursma, Watson all gone by our pick? Who does that leave? 

1- Reid@WCE 2-Walter@suns academy  3- Curtin@NMFC 4- Mckercher@NMFC compo 5- Zane Duursma @Hawks 6- Watson@Dogs 7-Sanders@Dees 👏👏

then we grab pick 10 (12/13) off suns to get O’Sullivan, Wilson or Murphy 

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