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Grand New Flag

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  1. I honestly don't know if we could fit him into our 23. A shadow of the player he was. Too banged up, too old. There is no way our FD will even bring up the discussion internally.
  2. This is absolutely correct. I spoke to a Board member after the Essendon victory very early in the season last year. He essentially told me Jackson was likely gone. Last week spoke to the same Board member about Pickett. The Board, and the greater MFC don't see him leaving. Pickett nor his manager have ever expressed a consideration to leaving....... to the contrary. This was not the experience with Luke whose mum put enormous pressure on to return to Fremantle. Expect a new contract to be signed by Pickett in the first half of the season.
  3. Assuming an ok run with injuries we should win it this year. Never in our lives have or will we be in a stronger position to win the flag (pre season). The demographics of our top 28 players is at its absolute peak. The sheer talent is the strongest in my lifetime and arguably up there with the best teams in the history of the game. 4 genuine superstars (including Grundy) backed up by a plethora of A graders. Our list is the envy of the league. The pass mark this year is a Premiership!!!
  4. This is dribble........ a nothing story only designed for the eyes of tragic like us. Pure speculation, nothing exciting, it the creation of news by the journalist.
  5. Premiership is the pass mark. Our best 25 as a group are at the peak of its demographic. Major increase in top line talent with Grundy & Hunter. Grundy a big upgrade on Jackson in the short term with the Premiership window wide open. Assuming a good run with injuries we should win it.
  6. What dribble. 2 minutes I will never get back. Everyone on this site has better insight than this........... even the DL snowflakes.
  7. Firstly, let me congratulate the Dees for another extraordinary trade period. For those wanting to know who the KPF Melbourne is after. Its Mitch Georgiades. We have super currency next year. 2 firsts and 3 second round draft picks when Mitch is out of contract. We will continue to go hard for him. As I said before, the club thinks they can get him. They think he and JVR are the two-pronged KPF for the future. No doubt if Mitch is unattainable, they will look elsewhere for the medium-term missing piece of the puzzle. Again, congratulations to the recruiting team.
  8. True, we may not be ready for this year. We may be preparing for a major play for him next year when he comes out of contract when we have lots of currency. I just don't know. What I do know is we have targeted him for years; we have had interest back. I was told yesterday we are still in the market for a KPF this trade, but I am not sure if this player is him.
  9. We did target Tim Membrey a couple of years back but got BBB instead. Membrey is not the player.
  10. It was not Shache. If we don't land the KPF we have been targeting I will let DL know at 8:30pm who it is. If we don't get him this year I am certain we will try again next year. He has been on our radar since he was a junior even touring the club as a16yo. We were to take him in our next pick in his draft year but were beaten to him. The club see this player and JVR as the perfect two pronged KPF future.
  11. Mate, when I have given names in the past I get smashed when the deal does not eventuate. In this case I have sworn to secrecy on the contracted KPF we have targeted since mid-season.
  12. I am hearing Tomlinson want out but no suitors at our asking price. We want to keep him. Saying that it's still possible as part of KPF deal we are trying to manufacture. I have heard nothing on Hunter and thus probably a dead deal.
  13. We may not be done! Apart from likely departure of Weeds we are working hard on a KPF. Brace for a possible 6pm surprise!
  14. Thanks Jimmy, Disappointing Gunston decided to go to Brisbane. Behind the scenes we went hard. Apparently, he had some family or something in Brisbane. Unfortunately, I have nothing at the moment. I have not spoken to anyone from the club for a number of weeks. However, in saying that I like the way the trade period is unfolding for us. We seem to be working to a plan. Make no mistake we are working towards much more than just good draft picks from Jackson and getting Grundy. Just not sure who it is we are targeting outside a contracted KPF. As far as that player goes, I have no idea how things are going but there has been a small amount of speculation in the press in the last week. Cheers!
  15. Agreed but would replace Mitch Brown on the list. This would be a significant improve. Gunston is a superb kick, has fantastic forward craft and is a difficult match up. If Fritch and he could get their forward craft working together it would create headaches for the opposition and less scrutiny on BBB.
  16. My apology got the uncontracted and contracted the wrong way around. I have since fixed via edit. Gunston "uncontracted", the other key forward is contracted.
  17. Hi All, We are currently courting a contracted and uncontracted player both "A Grade" Key Forwards. The uncontracted player is Jack Gunston. We are well and truly in the race despite some contrary media reports suggesting a move to Brisbane or retained by Hawthorn. I have been told we are odds on! (that's better than 50% chance snowflakes not a certainty). The contracted player has also been responsive with quiet discussions since July. I have no idea of the chance of success. If I say who it is this has the real chance of wrecking the good work our recruiters are doing and would undermine the chances of success. Snowflakes, please refrain from abusing me...........I quite enjoy your D-Grade dibble, it's just super boring reading for the rest of DL. If you don't want to hear what I have to say BLOCK ME.
  18. Confirming some news and giving the snowflakes enough opportunity to block me. I am hearing a bit of stir. We certainly have targets outside of Grundy. Grundy a cert.
  19. This is the most boring rumour thread since 2008. Anyone one want to hear what I know? I don't want to trigger any of the mega DL snowflakes so here is your chance to block me if you dont want to hear what I have to say. Block dont abuse.
  20. I would much rather us win premierships. Our window is currently open. Our time is NOW! Grundy is a superstar when fit. He will make us a far better team and will not cost us more than about pick 20. He is currently 28 will be 29 next seasons so still should have a few good seasons in him.
  21. As you all know we are a near certainty to get Grundy next season. The only question is the trade required and the salary off take by Collingwood. With Geelong reportedly out on the race the Dees are the sole interested party and maybe able to achieve a 2nd round pick. If not a late first round will do it. Reports of $300k paid by Collingwood seem around the mark. I am rapped to be getting Grundy at this price. In the short term (next 1 - 3 seasons Flag Window) Grundy is a significant step-up from Jackson playing a similar role. More importantly the acquisition of Grundy will leave significant trading or draft opportunity for us. Never will Jacksons value be higher. He is 20yo recruited with pick 3 in the 2019 draft, has played 50 games including 6 finals and a GF, is a Rising Star winner and a Premiership star. He is the most versatile and aerobic 200+cm player ever to play our game. He has 15 years of AFL infront of him. The issue people have is with our forwardline. People forget that this was a Premiership forwardline just 12 months ago. It has become clear we have been playing Brown, Fritch injured, we have also missed TMAC. With JVR coming in next season and with a return to fitness of Brown, Fritch and TMAC I feel our forward stocks are fine particularly when I consider that there are no key position forwards that are likely to be better than Brown and TMAC in the market.
  22. It is true. WE BLEW IT! Too banged up, not fit enough and in the end simply not good enough. The fitness coach must come under pressure. He was meant to be following Burgess' plan as his understudy.......... but in January our players said they had never trained so hard and from there we went from running all over teams in the second half (2021) to being blatantly out of puff in the 2nd half's 2022. I say we went from by far the fittest teams to close to the least fit team in the course of 12 months. I feel the lack of break after 2021 was part of this. Remember all the players in full training in their holidays without a break. The body needs rest. I think this caught up on us.
  23. This confirmed. Replaced by Tom Fullarton.
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