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On 10/7/2023 at 7:46 PM, hillie said:

I’d be interested in picking up Jack Billings. Saints are pushing him out so hardly going to cost much in draft capital. I think if we spread his 2 year contract over 3  years he’s a good james jordan replacement. Think we would like him to push into the midfield and he has ability. We need some depth in the mid with dunstan and jordan and likely harmes off our list. 

... or a break glass replacement for his ex team mate Dunstan?

3 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Smoke and crystal ball gazing as usual. 

it sometimes appears more like crystal meth

1 hour ago, Travy14 said:

Yeh depth, he is a high half fwd type, so would have too push out ANB and Spargo.

For the right price go for it, but not that super keen on it.  The interest in him so far shows that clubs will look at him as an end of trade period thing once they know the list spots left.

and?   or??

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Just now, Jaded No More said:

Do you think we have gone cold on this?

 No I believe we warmed up because Collingwood went cold thinking they can now get Schultz. 

He's a great ball user and he's played some really high level footy, just not for a few years. It's a genuine no brainer for mine but he's also not in the mould of the 'Melbourne contest and defence' players out list team seem to love.

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8 minutes ago, wheaters31 said:

We would have taken Billings over Kelly had we not traded our pick 2 in the 2013 draft.

Our recruiters really rated him.

Would not be surprised if we take a chance on him.

Was Jason Taylor at the club for the Kelly draft?  I thought it was still Barry Prendergast?

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3 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

 No I believe we warmed up because Collingwood went cold thinking they can now get Schultz. 

He's a great ball user and he's played some really high level footy, just not for a few years. It's a genuine no brainer for mine but he's also not in the mould of the 'Melbourne contest and defence' players out list team seem to love.

A slight change in mentality will better balance us I believe...

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If we are after Billings does that mean K.Brown will be rookied?

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I'd rather have Billings than McAdam.

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14 minutes ago, poita said:

Billings would be a clear upgrade on all of Chandler, Spargo and Laurie. I think he fills a need more than McAdam as well. Given the likely cost is probably only a 2023 or 2024 third round, I think it is worth taking the chance.

Laurie maybe, Spargo and Chandler, no way

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I'm an avid receiver of trade talk but don't have much in the way of post-worthy views.

However, Billings was, for me, one of those names I 'knew' but had no idea about their football. So, to Mr Google, and this popped up.

Pretty 'padded' but also a very deep dive. Tough to be singled out like this, and not helpful to his career prospects, I think.

https://www.zerohanger.com/why-arent-clubs-chasing-jack-billings-stkilda-saints-afl-trade-period-144137/

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I have a Saints mate that recons Saints are willing to pay up to half his contract if it means the get a Second rounder for him.

I was against billings but warming to the idea.

Also no idea how accurate the salary thing is.

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9 hours ago, Travy14 said:

I have a Saints mate that recons Saints are willing to pay up to half his contract if it means the get a Second rounder for him.

I was against billings but warming to the idea.

Also no idea how accurate the salary thing is.

If they are willing to pay half his contract well come on down to Demonland i say.

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9 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Is this still a thing or have our interest dried up.

It depends if we go for Haynes.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Is that actually legit? Can't find anything that confirms so?

Nothing yet but there is still a week to go in trading.

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On 11/10/2023 at 20:26, dazzledavey36 said:

Is this still a thing or have our interest dried up.

Seems it is (if 'our' = DL, at least...)

Time for a reminder of this?

https://www.zerohanger.com/why-arent-clubs-chasing-jack-billings-stkilda-saints-afl-trade-period-144137/

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