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A Western Bulldog tragic who lives in Italy, I sometimes watch football, hockey, competitive knitting and marble races but nothing will ever beat a good game of AFL.

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That’s a great get for North, Noble has a fantastic resume and is a big reason why Brisbane is where they are today. But Ben Buckley telling the public that he expects North to compete for the top 4 within 3 years us just dumb. They won’t be there. They don’t have the list, it ain’t happening and it puts unnecessary pressure on a first time coach.

North Melbourne settle on new head coach

The other thing is Kelly always wanted to go to the Eagles, whereas the dogs would be pretty confident that they could convince him to stay in the next two years.

AFL Trades: Is it Bulldogs or bust for Adam Treloar?

PTS I just read that Stephenson is on the trade table as well, surely not?? He had a poor year but the kid is a gun. Some may disagree but if we lost Dunkley and gained Stephenson, I would call that a win.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

I said below that I reckon Hawthorn or the saints would benefit the most from having him, but Peter the Scribe reckons maybe the Bulldogs which would also be interesting.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

really? that’s surprising to be honest, the dogs aren’t crying out for midfield support, but would be great if he came.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

Good point actually PTS, I had forgotten about Beams, and you’re probably right, it does smell of a salary dump, but he’s still probably their second best mid after Pendles from what I’ve seen no? If he stayed in Melbourne where would you see him going? Saints or Hawks would benefit from him most I reckon

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

I get your point Liam, but the issue I see, is the size of his partners contract, it’s really only 9 or 10 monthes long. Right now she has no conceivable plans to relocate and i get the feeling their long term plans revolve around Melbourne. There’s something I wanted to mention before as well, Treloar is a gun and Gold coast would be lucky to have him but they do have a pretty stacked midfield would they really want to throw 700 000 at Treloar also considering the talent they’ll want to pay more in the future.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

I’m not normally someone to defend Richmond but there is a difference between them and how Collingwood has dealt with the Treloar situation. Richmond and the Higgins agreement for him to look elsewhere is mainly due to opportunities, he’s fallen down the pecking order of small forwards at Richmond and will get more chances to play ball elsewhere. The word outside the club is that they don’t believe he can play his best football next year without his partner and child and don’t want to deal with him if he suffers from his anxiety problems.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

What’s really weird is the silence from the club, I haven’t heard any real message from them on this, all the noise is external. They have to clarify the situation or it’ll look even worse, and I have to disagree with the author, Gold coast doesn’t seem like the likely destination as he wants to stay in Melbourne, and they won’t get a top 10 pick for him given their desire to let him go. Did no one learn the lesson from the Stringer mess, don’t let it be known you want the player gone, teams will give you nothing if you do.

Unfair treatment of Adam Treloar will cripple Collingwood

It’s been a long time between drinks for the blues, surely they break the drought next year, the talent is there, I rate the coach, they’re attacking alot more. They probably need abit of self belief, but they’ll get there.

Carlton FC 2020 Season review

In the first two grand finals I thought he faced stiff competition for the Norm, Houli in 2017 in particular played a fantastic game and had his hat in the ring for BOG, but in 2020 there is no doubt in my mind Martin was the best on ground, had Geelong won it would have been Duncan or Stewart fighting it out for the honour. But they didn’t and when Richmond needed a spark, Dusty brought it. he didn’t dominate the game or tear it apart but he didn’t have to, no one did. he took his moments and made them count. The fourth goal he kicked was junk time, the game was already over. but it was all class and but an exclamation mark on his claim of being one of the all time great finals players. As a nuetral I hope he and the Richmond tigers never play another final but that’s probably wishful thinking.

The inevitable truth: No-one had a chance against Dustin Martin

aflcentral on Instagram posted a short clip of an interview Bont did.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

The Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli reckons Dunkley isn’t going anywhere. Maybe it means little but read of it what you will.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

I didn’t know Brisbane used Lyons brother.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

Nathan Ablett was the only other example i could think of in the AFL, although for Gary Ablett you would draft his brother.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

Are the Dons going for Cox? I had heard the dogs were interested, he would be a useful back up ruck if his salary was partly paid for by Collingwood.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

Yeah that’s what I mean, if the dogs say no, I doubt it’ll be a problem for him to come back and slot into the side. I do hope the Dogs don’t draft Kyle just to please him if that does happen however.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

We need more small forwards, another key defender more than anything, although I am still convinced that we should move Naughton back to defence when Hagan comes into the side. Kieth has been fantastic but we still are undersized down back and Wood has lost his spring and effectivness.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

@Wass I like the idea of West taking Dunkley’s place. drafting his brother is an interesting, how often has a team used family members to convince someone to move to them. Totally agree if he wants to go, we should get the best we can, my issue is Essendon has bugger all in terms of players that we would want except for key defenders of which they would be loath to part with.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

Possibly, but if you’re the Bombers what do you have to offer the Bulldogs that they would want, apart from draft picks? The Dogs need tall timber in defence and forward and the Dons don’t have any they would want to give so pick 6 makes the most sense. and I think it would take more than just money to get Dunkley to stay. I think the Bulldogs would need to guarantee him a permanent spot in the midfield, something they’ve been less then happy to do so far. Of course they could easily hold him to his contract and that’s that, but if they keep him at half forward or pinch hitting in the ruck they’ll be having the same conversation with him in a years time.

How do the Dogs do the Josh Dunkley trade – or do they at all?

Good to see Dusty earn his norm Smith for once

Dustin Martin makes history with third Norm Smith medal

Brayshaw or any of those Melbourne mids would work, Brayshaw probably being the most gettable. North putting Brown up for trade is unbelievably bad, how did they screw that up so much, he’s 27, crazy. Higgins is a little over the hill but could still bring some value at the trade table so I can see the point in trading him but Brown, I don’t get it. If it’s true that he’s going to Melbourne for something like a second round pick then Melbourne are laughing. unreal.

Brad Crouch officially requests move to St Kilda

Essendon are an interesting case, of the players they will lose, only Saad is a real loss for them, Daniher of course would be a loss if he were more consistant but if they can get an early first round pick for him I reckon they’re doing alright, and Fantasia is ok but not brilliant, he hasn’t been in the B&F top ten from the last 3 years and is injury prone. If they can get another experienced big bodied midfielder (They were going for Dunkley from the Dogs) I don’t think they’ll be as bad as people think. North are so bad, the Bendigo Gold could reform and beat them, that club is in a dire dire situation, good luck to them.

Brad Crouch officially requests move to St Kilda

Adelaide keep losing players and they don’t have so much experienced talent coming the other way, that should be just as concerning for them as the trade period last year was.

Brad Crouch officially requests move to St Kilda

Hey Liam I read it on Fox footy https://bit.ly/3kfquvt. Link is there. Interestingly enough AFL.com.au haven’t reported it yet.

What you club needs from the AFL trade period: Part 1