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Very good player, would be a great get. And compliment our midfield perfectly.

Not sure where out salary cap sits, we get off the books Brayshaw $$, Tomlinson*, BBB*, T-Mac* as well as possible someone like a Spargo leaving for opportunity.  

Just depends how it fits into our cap and if we can afford him.

*possibly retiring or de-listed

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16 hours ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Wouldn’t fit our team, lacks defensive work rate. Part of the Lions defensive woes. 
 

Great with ball in hand though.

I think we need to get more offensively minded players myself.

we’d try to defend a nil all score line atm.

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On pure output and talent, I'd be throwing capital at him to get him to the Dees. As has been said above, given he is rather offensively minded, and silky with the ball in hand, he adds a different dimension to many of the rotating players in our midfield. I see a lot of potential and based on the output of work I've seen, though I accept bringing him in may impact our ability to recruit in other areas. 

What compounds this decision is that we still need to address our forward line. Obviously we have the ability to address more than one area of concern consecutively, we've shown we can be shrewd in that regard before. But it becomes a matter of priority and identifying where, and how to expend the remaining salary cap we have. 

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42 minutes ago, BLWNBA said:

On pure output and talent, I'd be throwing capital at him to get him to the Dees. As has been said above, given he is rather offensively minded, and silky with the ball in hand, he adds a different dimension to many of the rotating players in our midfield. I see a lot of potential and based on the output of work I've seen, though I accept bringing him in may impact our ability to recruit in other areas. 

What compounds this decision is that we still need to address our forward line. Obviously we have the ability to address more than one area of concern consecutively, we've shown we can be shrewd in that regard before. But it becomes a matter of priority and identifying where, and how to expend the remaining salary cap we have. 

Whilst we do need to address the forward line, McCluggage would improve us enough to warrant allocating salary cap space to him IMO. If he were genuinely available, I'd be throwing whatever we have at getting him.

I'm not sure a McCluggage-salary-worthy forward will be available, either. 

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17 hours ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Wouldn’t fit our team, lacks defensive work rate. Part of the Lions defensive woes. 
 

Great with ball in hand though.

Watched him closely last night.

Really doesn't track back much does he! 🙃

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I think we need to go for one of Macrae or McLuggage if we really want to go to the next level.

Both are very smart midfielders, which is probably one thing we are lacking (no disrespect to Vines, Trac and Oliver). Those guys are more explosive players and one of those two would complement them nicely.

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Hope we throw the sink at McLuggage or Florent, desperately need extra class in that mid 20s age bracket 

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I would be flabbergasted if he left Brisbane.

Rock solid citizen that appears loyal to his club. Plus there's been absolutely no noise that he's looking around.

Zurharr from North (who isn't having a good year) might be gettable and could solve some of our forward line woes. 

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Was average last season and poor the first few rounds year

massive underperformer considering his talent 

I see him as their next captain if he gets more consistent 

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

Whilst we do need to address the forward line, McCluggage would improve us enough to warrant allocating salary cap space to him IMO. If he were genuinely available, I'd be throwing whatever we have at getting him.

I'm not sure a McCluggage-salary-worthy forward will be available, either. 

Very fair point and agree on your last point too r.e., equivalent salary worthy forwards. 

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48 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Was average last season and poor the first few rounds year

massive underperformer considering his talent 

I see him as their next captain if he gets more consistent 

Odd post. He finished 3rd in their BnF last year, and has finished top 3 for the last five years straight.

Not sure you can get much more consistent than that.

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I wonder if he'll get a 'simulation' fine for his bit of theatrics in the game against us? He clearly felt something brush his hair and then four steps later he put on a poogasm face and clutched at his head.

A bit embarrassing.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Zurharr from North (who isn't having a good year) might be gettable and could solve some of our forward line woes. 

stringer v2

i know he is playing in a poor team with limited forward opportunities, but i don't think he'd suit us particularly as he shows no ability to roll thru the midfield

his teammate, luke davies-uniacke, is a 'pre-agent' this year and may be open to a trade to come to a good side

i think he'd cost quite a bit, both from a salary and a trade perspective 

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41 minutes ago, Dee Boys said:

Odd post. He finished 3rd in their BnF last year, and has finished top 3 for the last five years straight.

Not sure you can get much more consistent than that.

yeah i was harsh. but i’ve always liked him and have watched his career closely. last year he averaged 22 touches and didn’t impact games like he can. 1.3m a year for this sort of impact is crazy. 

but he could break out finally

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He is offensive. We already have Trac in that space who is a bit more rounded. 

Trac when isolated is an absolute jet, rarely loses. I wonder how we can do this more often. Would need Oliver to be back to his best though. Perhaps this is something to consider for Trac in his twilight. 

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Will probably stay.

I would chase LDU, who would definitely want to leave the Roos and wouldn’t cost us, as he is a FA.

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

Will probably stay.

I would chase LDU, who would definitely want to leave the Roos and wouldn’t cost us, as he is a FA.

LDU is contracted and not a free agent until end of 2025. We'd have to trade for him this year as a "pre-agent".

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