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    Sticky: Re: Player Contract Status

    If available as a Cat B he seems a no-brainer
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    MacPherson projects as a small defender who actually defends - given we chased Duryea for that exact role I hope we take him over some fringe inside mid
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    The Prudden rule?
    I expect Hayes is being kept for his tank more than anything else. Cavarra is extremely lucky, especially with Hannan coming in unless we do something stupid like try to turn...
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    Re: Renaming the Rookie List

    The loopholes
  5. Thread: Essendon

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    Re: Essendon

    Their senior players were quite pissed off last year when Bellchambers wasn't granted a farewell game.
    I think Dunkley dodged a bullet.
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Adam Treloar

    There is some word that the amount over five years is not in dispute, but the years in which Collingwood pay what is being contested. It sounds like Collingwood want to structure it so that in the...
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    Re: Confirmed Trades 2020

    Not with the availability of DFA signings.
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    Re: Under the Pump for 2021

    Depth/fringe players by nature are under the pump.

    I love the guy, but I'd suggest Wood has to show enough to prove he deserved a two year deal rather than a 1 + 1.
    I'd be looking for an...
  9. Thread: Ekers

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    Re: Ekers

    The short award has to be called the Dale Kickett Award - the only player to play for five clubs.
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2020

    Robbie Fox will get picked up by another club, surely.
  11. Thread: Our 2021 bolter

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    Re: Our 2021 bolter

    Given Nigel Kellett never learned to walk upright I doubt VDM will suddenly graduate from deportment school anytime soon
  12. Re: Recruiting Treloar and Martin? Have we done the right thing?

    Personally I certainly don't see Wines and Macrae as "scrappers" - both were touted as high picks during their draft year and don't have the same obvious flaws that some of more speculative kids...
  13. Re: Recruiting Treloar and Martin? Have we done the right thing?

    Three of those guys a rookies, and the one who isn't did 3 ACLs.
    I don't think guys like that are generally found int he draft. The only rookie that wasn't passed over multiple times (Boyd) was...
  14. Thread: Ekers

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    Re: Ekers

    Andrew Phillips a sneaky chance to get a gig as a back-up ruckman at Melbourne.
    That would be his fourth club - GWS to Carlton (a well worn path), then a year at Essendon where he allowed Tim...
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    The truth is, Dunkley is an injury to Libba away from playing his favoured position for most of the time he's on the ground, and Libba will turn 29 next year and has knees made of crepe paper.

    If...
  16. Re: Recruiting Treloar and Martin? Have we done the right thing?

    We were absolutely pillaged at throw-in clearances last year, but surprisingly ok at centre clearances.

    It will be interesting to see if we ask Martin to play the old Scott Wynd type role that...
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    Re: Following our ex's...................

    It's a real interesting one - he's been highly regarded in every job he's had, but hasn't coached for a decade.

    Hope Sid has a good year at Port (except when they play Footscray and Willy). Will...
  18. Thread: Our 2021 bolter

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    Our 2021 bolter

    Guys and Gals, you know the drill.

    Every year there's a "bolter" - someone who is either untried or fringe who exceeds expectations and become a regular in the best 22. 2020 was hard to judge, but...
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    We're more likely to see Bont forward
  20. Thread: Ekers

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    Re: Ekers

    Sam Reid at GWS set to gain a 1 year deal. Eker royalty, 3rd longest time taken to reach 50 VFL/AFL games.
    He is a walk-up start for the modern era Eker all-stars team
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    Poll: Re: Rating our list 2020 Josh Schache 13

    Liam Jones is quick off the mark and has a huge spring.
    Schache has a huge tank and running workrate, but isn't a contested player.

    I see them as completely different types.

    Schache can be...
  22. Re: Recruiting Treloar and Martin? Have we done the right thing?

    Martin is a one year stop-gap / playing coach that will afford Tim English two full pre-seasons before he takes the no 1 ruck mantle again. In terms of timing I can understand it.

    I also think we...
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    They will have to rotate to HF as various points, while Macrae will have to rotate to the wing at times - he says about 18 words a year so he can sook in silence. Libba and Dunkley would be too slow...
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2020

    That is a brilliant post.
    I had heard some things about Lewis overcoming adversity but didn't realise the scope of it until you laid it all out, cheers.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs Riley Garcia

    What expectations do we set on Garcia?

    TBH given his knee and the VFL comp being scrapped last year I hope we go easy on him. As long as he shows some good traits at VFL level (the way VDM got a...
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    Re: Are You Sick Of The Afl Changing Rules Every Year

    They could always hold the draft in a Chinese restaurant with an open bar.
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    He is about 15% more frustrating than Schache, without Schache's height and huge tank.

    I'd consider a KPD DFA though if there was anyone decent. I'm surprised it never 'clicked' for Sam Durdin -...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Our small lockdown defenders:

    Duryea.

    There is some hope Ewan McPherson develops into that type of player isn't there? We don't need to get any younger so Doc getting another year is a...
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    Re: Delisting and Retirements - 2020

    Mentor for JUH as well?
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    I'd actually like to see him outside a little more so he can bring back his sidestep. It was beautiful in his first couple of seasons but we don't see it anywhere often enough these days.
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    Re: Treloar as an outside mid - Please explain.

    He will be fantastic for us given so much footy these days is played through multiple stoppages.
    We have one player who can genuinely breakaway from congestion (Smith) and now we have two. I'd have...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    The list spot rule helps us a lot. Duryea is a no-brainer for another year, he's our only small defender that can actually lock down an opponent.
    I'd give Cav one more year - there is something to...
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    Re: Round 1 Team - 2021

    I expect we set up differently at stoppages this year - one of Bailey Smith or AT will be at every stoppage to force opposition teams to sit off a midfielder to stop our "burst" player from getting...
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    Re: The impact of hub life

    Some juice bar in South Yarra/Prahran somewhere. Might be closed permanently now though.
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    Re: The impact of hub life

    Josh Bruce for sure. I suspect JJ will as well, he'll come back to Melbourne to sort his business dealings out and be more settled with his little one.

    The biggest one for me will be junior guys...
  36. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    If he requests a trade next year he'd attract a first round pick, and change. The value of a 2021 first rounder is very different to a 2020 first round to us. We're getting our pick in 2020 (JUH)...
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    Re: Collingwood 2020 trade period

    Front-loaded for one year so no other club could match Carlton in the PSD. Picked a shocker of a year to front load it! Loses at least 30% of that as per the AFLPA deal for 2020.
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    Re: Collingwood 2020 trade period

    Given his BMW deal and the promo work he does, a healthy chunk of his payment would come from the club's $500k Marketing allowance which is outside the cap. I'd be very surprised if Bont doesn't get...
  39. Re: AFL lists likely to be cut by two but no guarantees following meetings

    Ewan McPherson as a late pick as well at the very least, and hopefully Raak slips to a Cat B pick.
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    Re: Welcome to the Westernbulldogs Adam Treloar

    They are appalled at Treloar's treatment. There were even people at their home groudn yesterday with signs supporting Adam.
    There's also a membership petition for the club's leaders to explain why...
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