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    Rating the 2021 Trade Period

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    Tim O’Brien
    Draft Points

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    Lewis Young (3rd Rounder)
    Pat Lipinski (3rd Rounder)
    Sam Power: Great Sage, Equal Of Heaven

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    I rate it meh.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
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    Tim O’Brien
    Draft Points

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    Lewis Young (3rd Rounder)
    Pat Lipinski (3rd Rounder)
    Did we get enough Draft Points for Sam Darcy (if he goes at #3)?

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by WBFC4FFC View Post
    Did we get enough Draft Points for Sam Darcy (if he goes at #3)?
    Yes.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Yes.
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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Hard to rate really. Depends on our objectives which were probably along the lines of:

    1. Ensure enough draft points for Darcy. ✅
    2. Intercept defender. ✅
    3. Ruck. X
    4. Key defender. X

    Thus maybe a B-.Neither good nor bad.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    D.

    Reality is we lost two depth players, didn't improve our rucks and didn't improve KPD.

    I like TOB but he should effectively replace Wood.

    If any of Martin, English or Keath get injured we're stuffed.
    Sam Power is my religion.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bulldogs Bite View Post
    D.

    Reality is we lost two depth players, didn't improve our rucks and didn't improve KPD.

    I like TOB but he should effectively replace Wood.

    If any of Martin, English or Keath get injured we're stuffed.
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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bulldogs Bite View Post
    D.

    Reality is we lost two depth players, didn't improve our rucks and didn't improve KPD.

    I like TOB but he should effectively replace Wood.

    If any of Martin, English or Keath get injured we're stuffed.
    Hard to improve rucks atm not too many candidates available and we kept Sweet. TOM helps if Keath goes down.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    D-.

    Again it’s hard to judge from the outside but fact is we got worse in the ruck department, lost depth and didn’t add coverage for KPD. The idea of this time of year is to improve our list and we’ve done the opposite IMO.

    There wasn’t a lot of activity and we weren’t the only club to have a quiet trade period. But we’re right in our window so would’ve liked to have seen us go harder now.

    Yes I’m definitely harsher given Bonts in his prime. He’s a one in a generation talent and I don’t want us to piss it away.

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    I think it's a fail.

    Didn't address our biggest issue at all, and in fact go into next season worse in this regard.

    O'Brien sort of addresses the key defender need but is hardly an established quality key defender and despite playing nearly 100 games is completely unimpressive. I'm hopeful he can be good and am not writing him off but he is a marginally better recruitment than when we got Joel Hamling as a DFA.

    Lipinski and Young out for mediocre draft picks was basically expected, Darcy positioning was always going to get done and don't think we under or over performed in this regard.
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogsthru&thru View Post
    D-.

    Again it’s hard to judge from the outside but fact is we got worse in the ruck department, lost depth and didn’t add coverage for KPD. The idea of this time of year is to improve our list and we’ve done the opposite IMO.

    There wasn’t a lot of activity and we weren’t the only club to have a quiet trade period. But we’re right in our window so would’ve liked to have seen us go harder now.

    Yes I’m definitely harsher given Bonts in his prime. He’s a one in a generation talent and I don’t want us to piss it away.
    I agree with most of what you’re saying but I’m unsure how we have got worse in the ruck department. From my understanding, it hasn’t changed. Sweet, Martin and English remain … no ruck left ??
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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by Scraggers View Post
    I agree with most of what you’re saying but I’m unsure how we have got worse in the ruck department. From my understanding, it hasn’t changed. Sweet, Martin and English remain … no ruck left ??
    Young gone. Martin even older and more cooked. Could mount a case for Sweet and English being better but neither performed in the ruck at all in the second half of the year and despite the 2 year contract we have never given off he impression we rate Sweet highly.
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Pretty much delivered what I expected.
    I will never see #16 the same!!

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    Re: Rating the 2021 Trade Period

    Quote Originally Posted by soupman View Post
    Young gone. Martin even older and more cooked. Could mount a case for Sweet and English being better but neither performed in the ruck at all in the second half of the year and despite the 2 year contract we have never given off he impression we rate Sweet highly.
    I just said in the other thread, Young is not a ruck and neither is Dunkley. We lost depth, but we didn’t lose ruck-stock. If anything we will gain it with Darcy.
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