Have just got back from a social event where I got talking to a very well known footy journalist. He didn’t give much away, other than Jackson is gone, providing Freo can find two first rounders. He believes Grundy will be at Melbourne next year, for a first round pick and a significant amount of his wage picked up by the Pies - said that Goody really rates Grundy and we’ll have the best ruck combination for the next 4-5 years.
He also said that they’ll work to get Kozzy signed up as a priority, but there’s no truth in the rumours that he wants to go to an SA club: he has no allegiance in SA - probably the only place he would move to would be country WA, if they had a team! Apparently v happy with the set up at Melbourne, so should be reasonably straightforward.
He thought that the main reasons for the Dees falling short this year were injuries and perhaps the mental fatigue of trying to win a B2B.
On a more general note, he thought that this years trade period will be epic, with lots of names being thrown up for movement.
Nothing earth-shattering in what he said, but just thought I’d share it with my fellow Dees!