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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    You say you want a evolution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change the team
    You tell me that it's evolution
    Well, you know
    We all wanna change the team
    But when you talk about distraction
    Don't you know that you can count me out
    Don't piss off old people
    The older we get the less "LIFE IN PRISON" is a deterrent...

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    What age was Brian Lake when he left the dogs? If you are in or close to the window then 29 is fine I would have thought.

    Sammy must find a KPD going into 2025, if Liam goes down we still wont be able to rely on JOD and Buss yet.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotdog60 View Post
    You say you want a evolution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change the team
    You tell me that it's evolution
    Well, you know
    We all wanna change the team
    But when you talk about distraction
    Don't you know that you can count me out
    Love that song.... I read that in John Lenon.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    I wonder if having Daniel Pratt as our defensive coach might be a positive in our ability to potentially attract Barrass too the club? Pratt would have coached him for a few years. Collingwoods ability to attract huge crowds could work against us.
    Western Bulldogs Football Club "Where it's cool to drool"

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by kruder View Post
    What age was Brian Lake when he left the dogs? If you are in or close to the window then 29 is fine I would have thought.

    Sammy must find a KPD going into 2025, if Liam goes down we still wont be able to rely on JOD and Buss yet.
    We clearly aren't close to the window currently sadly.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    G, did you happen to see Zak Butters on your tour of the club yesterday? I heard he had one booked in as well...

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzadogs View Post
    G, did you happen to see Zak Butters on your tour of the club yesterday? I heard he had one booked in as well...
    Yes, he was having a midweek swim in our impressive aquatic centre. Keep it quiet though.
    Western Bulldogs Football Club "Where it's cool to drool"

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzadogs View Post
    G, did you happen to see Zak Butters on your tour of the club yesterday? I heard he had one booked in as well...
    Yes jazz. Keep the momentum building.
    "It's over. It's all over."

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Essendon all over Ben Ainsworth as a FA apparently.
    North have made a massive offer to Elliott Yeo.
    Hawks right into Josh Battle who I rate but many don't.
    Western Bulldogs: 2016 Premiers

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I wonder if having Daniel Pratt as our defensive coach might be a positive in our ability to potentially attract Barrass too the club? Pratt would have coached him for a few years. Collingwoods ability to attract huge crowds could work against us.
    It certainly would work as a great point of entry. Would be far easier to get an initial meeting with Barrass and Pratty knowing each other than the typical cold call approach to player managers etc.

    I believe that the dogs biggest obstacle with recruiting A graders is we don't have the draw of being a "wow" club. We're not playing in front of 80,000 in the regular season, we're not getting marquee games, but if we can get a player in the doors to take a look around our facilities and meet our people it increases our draw significantly. We just need that initial IN or point of contact to get the foot in the door. Fingers crossed Pratt is that guy for Barrass.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Hawks right into Josh Battle who I rate but many don't.
    We just need to get Daniel Rioli to the club and we'll then have the full set of Mia Fevola exes
    "Look at me mate. Look at me. I'm flyin'"

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Countrydog5 View Post
    It certainly would work as a great point of entry. Would be far easier to get an initial meeting with Barrass and Pratty knowing each other than the typical cold call approach to player managers etc.

    I believe that the dogs biggest obstacle with recruiting A graders is we don't have the draw of being a "wow" club. We're not playing in front of 80,000 in the regular season, we're not getting marquee games, but if we can get a player in the doors to take a look around our facilities and meet our people it increases our draw significantly. We just need that initial IN or point of contact to get the foot in the door. Fingers crossed Pratt is that guy for Barrass.
    I totally understand why clubs like Hawthorn and Geelong have an easier time recruiting players than we do, but it?s baffling that players continuously choose Essendon as a destination when a good chunk of the playing population wasn?t even alive the last time Essendon saw any success.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Essendon all over Ben Ainsworth as a FA apparently.
    North have made a massive offer to Elliott Yeo.
    Hawks right into Josh Battle who I rate but many don't.
    Ainsworth and Battle would both be great for us.

    Guarantee Yeo gets injured in his first few games at North if he accepts their offer.

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgin-Dog View Post
    I totally understand why clubs like Hawthorn and Geelong have an easier time recruiting players than we do, but it?s baffling that players continuously choose Essendon as a destination when a good chunk of the playing population wasn?t even alive the last time Essendon saw any success.
    Success could come to anyone at any time. ANZAC day is forever

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    Re: Trade Rumours 2024

    I would chase Battle before Barass . I rate Battle and he would be long term.
    Bring back the biff

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