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    Re: No-one should let Martin get to the Blues.

    Is this the Victorian bias in the football media at play?

    https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/frustrated-rivals-raise-totally-irrational-gold-coast-move-with-afl-bosses-c-510147

    The gist of it is...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Yep, trading is all about finding value for your club that is low value to another club. The determination on value can be based on future planning (i.e. Bruce and Keath) or things like too many...
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    Re: Rating The Trade Period

    Fantastic outcome for our club.

    Kept it targeted and basically on track. Each trade's give balanced the other's out, that we're viewed as a top four aspirant with our list age profile and...
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    Many involved in trade week, least of all Esserden, actually don't know what the purpose of trading is. Essentially one party has resources of abundance or otherwise another party needs, though...
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    Fancy the players advocating for the club to hold him to his contract. Seriously, they as players see their club poach players from other clubs and don't have an issue with it, but apparently make a...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Yes, I get it, though why would we give up a list spot for either a ruck or a defender, or a key position player if they're not as good as the options we already had?

    Adams leaving probably...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    With Keath and Bruce it sounds as if the work was done early-ish at the very least. How do we know we didn’t try the same thing last year?
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Has our tact changed this year because there’s gettable tall options who can actually play and add value?
  9. Thread: St Kilda

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    Re: St Kilda

    Mate, absolutely!

    I just don't see how Hill is worth what Fremantle is asking for him, like you I don't see him being worth pick six.
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    Re: Buckenara analyses Western Bulldogs

    I honestly believe we'll come out at the start of next year like we did at the start of 2016, easily in the top couple or so teams in the competition - which we were then before the injuries kicked...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Is Hill that good? Really, I don’t know.

    If he needs to move why pay so much?
  12. Thread: Josh Bruce 2019

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    Re: Josh Bruce 2019

    Yes it does because the AFL has tried to turn it into entertainment so it can control the news cycle with endless content until the summer.
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    Re: Confirmed Trades 2019

    I even read that today......
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    Re: Confirmed Trades 2019

    I must have misread what he wrote, or didn't pick up on a joke...………..
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    Re: Confirmed Trades 2019

    To win the National Trade Championships one pick upgrade at a time.

    My EFC mate reckons Wines to Esserden for Fantasia and pick 12 is going to get done.
  16. Thread: Josh Bruce 2019

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    Re: Josh Bruce 2019

    That's right. Never mind the uncertainty for the player we're targeting on a relatively large contract, never mind the (in the Crameri instance small) risk of missing him.

    There's actually a...
  17. Thread: Josh Bruce 2019

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    Re: Josh Bruce 2019

    I thought we held out with Esserden demanding more:

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/bombers-relent-as-stewart-crameri-is-finally-traded-to-the-western-bulldogs-20131024-2w3ol.html
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Well they actually said their approach was going to be conservative, we've opted for the alternative.

    It's hard to reconcile the two approaches, to be honest.
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    Re: Other club trade talk

    I really don't know who this guy has photos of, because he's just the pits and hasn't done a lot of good for that place for a very long time.
  20. Re: Will Marcus Bontempelli eclipse Scott West’s Record if 7 B&Fs?

    If he leads us to a couple of flags as captain then he's going to eclipse pretty much everyone the club has had through the doors.
  21. Re: Will Marcus Bontempelli eclipse Scott West’s Record if 7 B&Fs?

    Not enough people did.

    Most underrated player to ever play the game. While people were completely fixated on Carey, Hird and Buckley, Chris Grant was doing things nobody of his size and positions...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Even getting Keath I think that landing Moore would be absolutely perfect for the club. This might mean we get to keep Trengove as our back up ruck solving that issue, with Cordy and Young fighting...
  23. Thread: Josh Bruce 2019

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    Re: Josh Bruce 2019

    Would he get a game at the Tigers? A Brandon Ellis replacement?
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2019

    But at his height he does consistently play tall - that's precisely the point we are tying to make. I mean, how tall do you want him to play?
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    Re: Charles Sutton Medal 2019

    It could possibly be that when it comes to Easton you have a bit of a fixation on what he doesn't do, versus the value of what he actually does.

    Bevo could have thought Crozier had more of an...
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    Re: Following our ex's...................

    It's just amazing how much he gets pumped up.

    Somebody of his talent should be a lock for top ten at his club, and it's a clear indication that he doesn't work hard enough for the team because if...
  27. Poll: Re: 1st Annual Actual Winner of the Trade Period - 2019

    I love how BT calls this a non-Dodoro thread and the first reply is Dodoro related and BT LOVES IT!
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    I maintain that Vesz can still make it. He just needs a solid run of luck, keep the faith I say.
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Nah he's fully sick. He has tattoos and is super tough because he has a shaved head.
  30. Re: Gold Coast Suns Viability - How Long Have They Got?

    Remember this is the same type of thing that happened with GWS but is a lite version of it.

    The AFL complained that they couldn't control the GWS drafting and trading process and this resulted in...
  31. Re: Gold Coast Suns Viability - How Long Have They Got?

    This is a post I posted in another thread.....

    The silly thing is the AFEL didn't offer an incentive to assist GCS to the other clubs in any way as far as I can tell.

    Seriously, if you want to...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    The silly thing is the AFEL didn't offer an incentive to assist GCS to the other clubs in any way as far as I can tell.

    Seriously, if you want to get people on board you need to show what is in it...
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    Re: Tom Boyd Retires

    In what way did he do so for those of us who may not be able to get across it for a bit?
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    Re: 2019 AFL Finals Series

    You're not allowed to talk about that minor detail. But, I absolutely agree with you, it would be lovely if we were all able to get as much practice on the MCG throughout the year.
  35. Re: Wood expecting captaincy discussion at end of season

    I think Wood has been an excellent captain and has plenty to offer in the role. It will be interesting if things go to plan, we'll have a structurally different defence next year and a lot of work...
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    Re: Tip Rat Green Straight to Tribunal

    You can't choose your family, and this sounds like a really horrible incident and situation in general.

    I hope the police officer is OK.
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    Re: 2019 AFL Finals Series

    Bucking the trend, and nobody likes a pile on more than I do, but the rest of the competition should be ashamed by how easily it handed a really good, but not excellent Richmond a flag.

    GWS were...
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    Re: 2019 AFL Finals Series

    How would he know any better. He mollycoddles domestic violence abusers, adulterers and people who have done much worse to keep his job.

    Yep, that's right, Cameron Ling mollycoddles the worst of...
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    …...Boyd and Picken……..ahem.
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    I can't recall a season finishing off and for the good news to start flying in like it has this year.

    Whilst we should be disappointed with how we exited the finals, we should be really happy that...
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