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  1. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Do we want Treloar? He isn't really a winger, and we couldn't fit Dunkley into our midfield properly, so who goes out for Treloar?

    We'd be better off using the Dunkley trade capital on something...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Decent one on one and a tidy kick (usually takes their kick outs). Probably an upgrade on Cordy, and i think is big enough to take the main guys. Hardly an inspiring target but I do think from what...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Most Geelong supporters I have seen post about him have not been glowing and give off the impression they pumped games into him despite him not really earning them through form.
  4. Re: A coronavirus-disrupted AFL season unveiled some innovations that should stay but others that should go

    Night GF: Hate it. Makes all the cultural traditions around the event harder to execute and fits perfectly with the theme of the AFL where they keep making changes that aren't for the fans. Not ideal...
  5. Re: A coronavirus-disrupted AFL season unveiled some innovations that should stay but others that should go

    How is this any different to what has been happening for years? At least in this scenario we get whichever of the big clubs is good instead of Carlton 7 Fridays straight.

    I also agree the games...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    This is my concern.

    Early impressions are that we are lacking vision with our targets, there are heaps of young emerging talents out there that are required players at their clubs that we could...
  7. Re: A coronavirus-disrupted AFL season unveiled some innovations that should stay but others that should go

    I was expecting it to be like most of the AFL journos articles where they can't declare their love for change quick enough but really the whole article was a vote for normality (and quite in line...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Everyone wins but us. North get a young talented guy that has had two years in the AFL system already and is ready to go, Lachie gets to join a club with mountains of opportunity available and a...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Lachie or Lewis?
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    I don't hate Cox, but he is the anti Bevo player.

    Like a siege weapon he is good only in very specific areas and often is more about disrupting the opposition than being a threat himself. You...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    Like our list management at times it has more a vibe of doing everything we can to be a nice guy and employer instead of doing everything we can to win.
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    Nah not really. Sure he may have a few ideas that may get some more attention, but i doubt he has a big say in changes to our senior side.

    This was a huge opportunity to do what we have needed to...
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    Re: Assistant coaches merry go round

    I am expecting this. We really need to take this opportunity to freshen up the group, but i think loyalty will win out based om our track record.
  14. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Thats the most reassuring "star player might be traded" article I've ever read. Would be very doubtful he'd leave for that.
  15. Re: 2020 Finals Footy - the Prelims and Grand Final Discussion

    As a spectacle it's possibly slightly cooler with the extra lighting stuff you can do in the nighttime, but in every other sense I do not see the benefit and think it is worse.

    From a football...
  16. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Tom Papley? Ryan O'Keefe? I know they are very much in the minority but they do show that it can be done.
  17. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Fair.

    On the flipside I doubt Dunkley leaves unless it is an outrageous offer like that, so if it less than the amount Browne is reporting then I think the likelihood of Dunkley actually wanting...
  18. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Again if we legitimately think he is worth listing then by all means we should, but the decision should be independent of the impact he has on Josh. Completely agree that he couldn't be a more...
  19. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Kyle is a very interesting bargaining chip. I am big on list spots being super valuable so I would not be supportive of picking him up as solely a stablemate. Essendon realistically should take a...
  20. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    On the flipside they will have heaps of picks with Daniher and Saad leaving. That's probably three first round picks coming in at once.

    If we were to trade I'd be trying very hard to get their...
  21. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    The top tax bracket is 45%. Also consider he'd absolutely have access to someone who could help him bring down his taxable income with some deductions. Even the worst case scenario of $1M extra...
  22. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    Like many I'm still yet to see anything definitive about him wanting to leave, the vast majority of it including from reporters falls under the "wild speculation" category. As pointed out by Twodogs...
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    Re: The Rocco Jones/WOOF Norm Smith Sweep

    Thanks.....wait what?

    At least give me Jake Kolodjashnij's bald spot.
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    Re: The Rocco Jones/WOOF Norm Smith Sweep

    You gave me Marlion Pickett. He's crap. More please?
  25. Re: 2020 Finals Footy - the Prelims and Grand Final Discussion

    If Joel Selwood, Patrick Dangerfield, Harry Taylor, Cameron Ling, all Geelong members and residents, Kardinia Park, Moggs Creek and most of all "Catman" all come down with something preventing them...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    I've been an advocate for cutting the list pretty hard but I would keep Jong around. I think he has a bit of a pod to the rest of our mids with his burst pace, size and ability to be effective up...
  27. Thread: Trade Dunkley

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    Re: Trade Dunkley

    In a vacuum yes. He is the highest value player we have that is surplus to our needs, although I guess you could argue Macrae is a slightly more valuable player and Dunkley could take his spot if he...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Exactly.

    And we won't be any better informed on that in two weeks during trade period nor in a month when the draft is nor in two months when clubs are in the thick of pre-season.

    Clubs/list...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    No way. Rucks cost stuff all. Unless they are elite they are cheap. It's why I'm dead against using a good (anything in the top 30) draft pick on them.

    Previous ruck trades have included:
    -Sam...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Both?

    We only have two talls that assert themselves in aerial contests and have the talent to do so, Naughton and Keath. Cordy tries but is not great at it unless he is the 3rd-5th man up, Bruce...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    I haven't rewatched it so I may be wrong, but i do remember thinking he wasn't having anywhere near his usual impact on the game. Maybe I've just lumped him in with all the other ineffective aerial...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    The 2021 Footscray forwardline right there.
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    It's more about what he didn't do. Like all our talls in that game he failed to have any impact in the air and was outmarked on multiple occasions, while not really offering much else to compensate....
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    So meh.

    Hannan is hopefully just a better version of Gowers, Greene, Lloyd, Schache, Dale, Weightman. They are all essentially the same player and we were reluctant to play any of them this...
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    I guess a weak finish taints what was a good season. His final in particular was not very impressive.
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    Yeah I'll pay that. Still cannot believe that sides are already delisting players, signing free agents and basically setting up their lists for next year with still no official indication what they...
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    Re: List Management for 2020/21

    The fact that they still haven't made a call on that despite talking about it for literally months and trade period being effectively a week away is a great example of just how amateurish this league...
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    Re: The Rocco Jones/WOOF Norm Smith Sweep

    Is Josh Jenkins gonna get a late call up? If so I'll take him please.

    If not, I'll take Dustin Martin as a consolation prize I guess.
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    Oh I am right with you. Aside from Essendon I'd say Geelong are comfortably my most hated club.
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    Re: 2020 Player movement

    I am all for sticking the boot into Geelong however on the big free agency moves involving them they have:
    -Lost Gary Ablett to what was effectively free agency, receiving a mid first round pick as...
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