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  1. I'll tell you why it's a salary issue, he's reportedly looking for $650-700k per season. What has he done to earn that, nothing but potential and he's not a ball winning mid or key position player. It sets a bad precedent paying overs for a player who's not fully committed to the club Trac, Fritsch and Harmesy are all up for renewal next year. What do you say to them. I maintain my stance, chase him by all means but don't be negligent. If Blues want to throw coin at him he hasn't earned so be it
    11 points
  2. Seen him play two games live. Answers to your questions below. Does he get his own ball? Yes. He can definitely win his own ball, and played a few games inside midfield. Is his kicking overall elite? Yes. His kicking overall is elite. He's unquestionably the best kick in this draft class. His kicking is very accurate and well weighted both long and short. His long kicking has good punch and penetration. To compare kicking to a current AFL player, think Shannon Hurn or Daniel Rich with his ability to punch the ball forward. Marking ability? Intercept marking is one of his stre
    9 points
  3. I don't get the fixed view that some hold regarding Harley. When was the last time he made a mistake? Injury aside. A long time ago. People change. Harley has a small family. His mistakes are in the past. Injury is the only concern, but I'd jump at signing him on a one year deal to see if he could get his body right. The Richmonds and Collingwoods of this world seem to have little issue giving players a second and third chance. (Cousins, Kraks). And even though some don't work out, they remain strong as clubs and continue to perform. Meanwhile, we have supporters
    7 points
  4. This is hopefully the year where we can get 2 x elite talents into a pretty reasonable list We may not get a chance like this for a considerable time. Need to make the most of it. Everything the recruiting team has done, rightly or wrongly, has been done for a reason. so far they don't seem to have put a foot wrong - altho aside from maybe Oliver & Gawn we still lack a damaging game breaker like Martin, Danger or Cripps. It has to be an extraordinary deal to give away 3 and/or 8.
    6 points
  5. If he goes into the National draft I reckon GCS will let him go rather than use a round 1 pick and we won't take him either. If he goes into the PSD and GCS draft him he has to sign for two years so the next years FA status lapses. It is then active at the end of 2021. If he is drafted by GCS in the PSD and he refuses to play for them he sits out of the AFL for two years. Not sure if he then goes into the draft or he is still a player that GCS can trade. If GCS are adamant about drafting him his best bet is to sign a one year contract with them. So in 2020 he will be an FA,
    5 points
  6. Don’t call me “dude” dude! I’m not one of the myopic pessimists on this site unable to integrate data beyond this season into a more balance view of our prospects. I’m well aware we finished 17th, you (and your fellow myopic pessimists) don’t need to repeat it over and over... we’re all aware of the [censored] year we just had. But prior to that we’d been improving year on year for 4 years and in 2018 we were in the preliminary final. So a balanced view would take that all into account, and on that basis put us well ahead of Carlton, despite the horror of this year.
    5 points
  7. Why the [censored] is everyone writing off Charlie Spargo his only been on our list for two seasons.
    5 points
  8. Agree wholeheartedly. You'd think this bloke was an absolute star. Had done nothing in his career to justify the hype. He reminds me of Richard Tambling. Who hasn't got an ounce of hard work in him and will coast through his career on talent alone. Carlton can have this lazy campaigner, suits their culture perfect. Rather focus on the likes of Jack Newnes who would actually add a lot to our side. Or if we are planning on taking risk then do it on Harley Bennell, at least he has shown to be quite elite when on the park. Watched Bennell kicked 6 in a game against Geelong playing as an on b
    5 points
  9. Injury prone D grader?
    4 points
  10. If we are worried about a pick in 2020 being pushed back too far should we just set GWS a task. For example just tell them, "Go fetch us Freo's pick 10. We don't care how you do it, but we will take that and 6 for 3". Otherwise we just keep 3. There are plenty of other side's they can deal with too. If we could get pick 8 then I'm sure the Giants can figure out a way to get a second good pick. Maybe they can get hold of Carltons pick 9 they seem to be able to convince them to take their scraps. When you give a club a deal you'll accept, then they'll often find a way to do it, particularly if t
    4 points
  11. There is some thought that GC will select him in the PSD, put him on a 1 year contract, then he becomes a restricted free agent at the end of 2020. They'll then get a 1st round compo pick, due to what Carlton are offering him and knowing the AFL will look after them. Wouldn't matter if he plays most of the year in the NEAFL, or if he's a true pro they'll get another year out of him. Good chance GC will hold onto him, unless his wage demands are just too ridiculous, which is why I think we're being counted out.
    4 points
  12. Bennell, knows this could be his last chance at playing AFL. He seems to be doing all the right things, such as trying to get his body right, to give him the best possible chance, of continuing, his carrer for the future. give him a one year deal and see if it works for parties? If we don't take the chance then someone like the tigers, hawks will, and we ust might regret it once again, like over looking Sydney stack. We need to give the guy a chance.
    4 points
  13. Interestingly he was happy to go to the Bombers in 2018, so he has had interest in other clubs.
    3 points
  14. problem is it is not even new ways. we already knew thymosin b4 wasn't on the banned list when used. it was prohibited because it was not approved for human use. and all that was discussed ad finitum previously. they know that and are just being disingenuous.
    3 points
  15. Our interest in Martin is more strategic. We negotiate with Carlton to not take him in the psd and they agree to be creative with pick swaps now or down the track. Alternately, tbey agree to not pick certain players we nominate now or in the future so they fall through to us. Until that happens we chase Martin hard with a longer term deal with triggers and get Nev Jetta to meet and offer to mentor him
    3 points
  16. IF we end up splitting a pick and getting three bites...Gould does show mighty potential as an intercepting general across HB. At 98kg and 191cm the bloke is an imposing beast for an 18yo. Currently playing seniors for Glenelg, Back to back All Australian. Ranked 17 (down two places) in Twomey's latest phantom update. Subject to a big pre-season / trimming down a tad he could just about walk in to an AFL side from day dot. While not wishing that upon him, let's say with no Frosty, we lost a May, Lever or Hore at some point in 2020. Gets a few games and a sniff of what AFL i
    3 points
  17. Think the Suns would be trying to force him to sign on for 1 year prior to the PSD, just using the threat of them picking him up then holding him to the 2 year contract, otherwise he'll find himself locked in their for those 2 years and going through the same process next trade period. Would work for the Suns because surely a player wouldn't sit out or play badly when that much money is on the line?
    3 points
  18. Comfortably top 22 when fit imo and takes the place of ANB Baker and a few others. Comfortably. Agree he has this season to get it right before moving him on. A month is an exaggeration. He is our modern day Tingay: Talented and impactful enough on the team that you give him that extra time, just can't get his body right. At 27, statistically he is only just moving into his peak both from a skill and physical perspective for an AFL footballer. Agree 3 years was overkill but he definitely deserved a contract extension after his end to 2018.
    3 points
  19. Stop talking sense. I have hated one club all my life and that is the blue scum. I don't hate the players, just the club and its supporters. Listening to them again this morning and their arrogance, just heightens my dislike of them. They are rejoicing in the fact that they are going to screw the bottom club out of a number 1 pick player and get him for free. Their unbridled joy is sickening in the extreme. Personally, I would be prepared to take him and let him stand out of footy for 2 years, if he wouldn't come to the party, just to stuff them up. However, you a
    3 points
  20. Seems an obvious replacement for Tim Smith's spot/role on the list for mine.
    3 points
  21. Maybe a bit of 2nd year blues for Spargo...
    3 points
  22. I'm seeing everyone frothing about that centering kick by Young. While it is a great kick, it is only one kick in isolation. I'd like to hear from those that have watched him play whole games (as opposed to one kick or a highlights clip). Does he get his own ball? Is his kicking overall elite? Marking ability? Is he teachable? Leadership? Etc. Thanks in advance.
    3 points
  23. DRAFT ANALYSIS: "A natural-born leader with elite kicking abilities, Ash makes the right decisions with ball-in-hand and is a damaging player coming off half-back." 👀
    3 points
  24. Papley would of been ideal for us as a crumbing forward with occasional bursts in the midfield and better yet we all know what we will get for him if we used pick 8 on him with a second rounder in return. I'm not saying I don't like Weightman, but I think at pick 8 you have to nail those selections and not use them on a smokey. To me he is in the 15-20 range.
    3 points
  25. Too many forwards where injured this season, Mitch Hannan played 15 games kicked 22 in 2018, come 2019 6 games 4 goals, even ANB kicked 27 goals in 2018. Hopefully TMac takes his marks next season, the amount of easy marks he dropped in 2019 was extraordinary, I reckon he dropped at least 1 to 2 easy marks a game, and as soon as he started taking them he kicked 10 goals in 2 games and 3 qtrs, he returned to form only to go down, has to start next year in that form or 2020 will be no good.
    3 points
  26. With the trade period more or less complete, I thought I would put together our list for people to refer to. Apologies if there is already a thread similar to this, mods feel free to move. The list has to be made up of between 38-40 Senior players, 4-6 Category A rookies and 0-3 Category B rookies. Essentially we can go into 2020 with a squad of 38 senior players and 6 Cat A rookies 39 senior players and 5 Cat A rookies 40 senior players and 4 Cat A rookies Senior List Oscar Baker Toby Bedford Angus Brayshaw Bayley Fritsch Max
    2 points
  27. Looks the goods, but I’ve had a query on whether he’s just a brute beating up on kids who won’t be as effective at AFL level. I’ve been gunshy on his type ever since Tapscott.
    2 points
  28. It was annoying at times watching him work hard to make space and provide an option only to see some team mates ignoring him and just bombing away to no one in particular. Happened a lot.
    2 points
  29. Have you watched Henderson lately?, I run with more fluidity and I'm in my sixties
    2 points
  30. JKH has matured a lot the last 2 years imo. I see him eventually molding into a Jetta type player. Very similar imo. JKH was also far less deer-in-headlights this year whenever he got the ball. Has developed his composure in that sense. Maybe it's just me but I see potential in him, much more than I do Stretch. JKH is only 24, let's not forget that. I much rather keep him over Stretch.
    2 points
  31. Best Bet Race 1 - Caulfield No. 4 Jenkins Win $5.50 Value Bet Race 9 - Randwick No. 11 Valac Each Way $14 win $4.20 Place
    2 points
  32. Beats me how Carlton gets rated so highly when all they got was a VFL ruckman and a 33-year-old Eddie Betts.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. The thing is Moon that you get no return without risk. Their pick ups look good that’s all you can say. Our pickups look safe and reliable but they are not going to be a game changer. Individually the Saints pick ups are not going to bring them a flag but collectively they can make a big difference to outcomes. Lynch for Richmond was a game changer but there few of his ilk. Most trades are just okay let’s face it. Unless you bring in a star into a team that is already up there it’s shuffling deck chairs. In the whole good draft picks can maintain or improve the team’s competitiveness but it’
    2 points
  35. Absolutely. This would be sensational. Both could be absolute stars. Young’s delivery and aerial marking are exceptional. Kemp has all the qualities of a Dangerfield clone. He’s worth grabbing and waiting 12 mths (if JT and Mahoney and Goody have the guts)
    2 points
  36. We are massive fans of Lockhart, in our house. Mature head, good skills, tough as nails, repeat efforts and a little bit of X factor.
    2 points
  37. $700k a season? Pfft, Carlton are more than welcome to him, that’s a lot of cheddar for a bog average player.
    2 points
  38. Think its Race 4 No 3 Goro..... Best Bet: Saturday Randwick Race 4 No 4 Still Single $3.90 (W)
    2 points
  39. I don’t get it. Admittedly I have only watched highlights but judging Serong’s highlights against Young, Serong looks a long way off. Reminds me of Trengove. Super hyped pre-draft then appears slow, undersized and one dimensional. Happy to be proven wrong. Young on the other hand has dash, a burst of speed and he is a goal kicking midfielder.
    2 points
  40. The reason we won’t take Martin is we won’t pay his high wages and screw up our cap. Carlton are desperate and can have him
    2 points
  41. Meh. Geelong's tall forwards (Hawkins, Taylor and now Jenkins) are all old and nearing the end but the Cats don't think Buzza's worth keeping around to take one of those spots. Pass for mine.
    2 points
  42. Do we bother? If he wants to join Carlton, would we select him and potentially put up with him sooking through the entirety of his contract? Actually, stuff him. If we can afford him then I'd select him. Stick it right up Carlton.
    2 points
  43. If it were my choice Pick 3 after the Green Bid Hayden Young - like his penetrating kick, could be very valuable in transition Pick 8 - Brodie Kemp has so much versatility and despite the knee injury I would take the punt on him.
    2 points
  44. Still agree with this summation ... I'd reckon he is more than handy if he makes progress on last year. Hard work and close work will bring this improvement.
    2 points
  45. It is somewhat surprising what the auto censor will and won't allow through. You can't [censored] your finger on a needle. You can't give a saucer of milk to your [censored] cat. The captain of a ship can't [censored] his sailors wit ha whip. It's got me buggered.
    2 points
  46. You're on. "AA superstar that will come back to BITE US ON THE RRRSE!."
    2 points
  47. Speed of ball use > speed of foot You seem to have an obsession with foot speed. Ash is fast, but like Frost has a tendency to blindly bomb away or miskick because of how quickly he is travelling. Look at Hawthorn and Richmond's lists as templates during flag years. Richmond play an incredibly intense and quick surge game that requires an extremely high level of execution of disposal. If they don't have that, it breaks down. Hawthorn drafted and traded for elite ball users and demolished opposition sides because they could completely dictate the speed of games. We wer
    2 points
  48. I know it's Serong but it feels so right.
    2 points
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