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The problem is no club has matched with REAL intent to keep the player – matching is really about getting the best trade out of the destination club which is ALWAYS a club in the flag contention.

Jeremy Cameron wants out of the Giants

Maybe time for RESTRICTED free agency to be punted – it’s like being half pregnant.

For example, make it unrestricted at 9 yrs for the top players (in the 25% of the best paid players at each club) and 8 years for everyone else.

Oh, and scrap compensation which is way too random for departing free agents.

And finally, give clubs the right to trade players within relevant FA service period as quid pro quo.

Jeremy Cameron wants out of the Giants

Rohan’s lack of consistency in finals is the real issue – last night every Cat pretty much filled their boots against putrid oppo. so I don’t put much store in his performance tbh.

How will he go next week is the real question.

Cats obliterate Magpies in bloodbath for the ages

For neutrals, the Footy Gods turned into the Soup N*zi this week.
“No great finals footy for YOU!!”

Cats obliterate Magpies in bloodbath for the ages

Richmond and Pies.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Semi-finals

Aye, underrated 😁

Heath Shaw's GWS career is officially over

Not sure where Richmond finished that season but quite possibly.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: All Australian team

Haha. I can see why the Pies want him but not sure how they get that deal done unless Moore and/or De Goey are involved. 😂

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: All Australian team

Nah! Will be going around with the brown and gold next year.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: All Australian team

Ppl forgetting that Gunston kicked his goals in the 16th placed team who stunk up the season unlike Hawkins, Dixon and Kennedy who had far better service.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: All Australian team

The backended tail of the Buddy deal is looking like a maasive drag on the Swans which was always the biggest financial risk.

Combined with the loss of COLA and the (unfair) trade ban, it would be plain wrong to see the Buddy deal as all upside.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Maybe but can you say that the 2016 Giants wouldn’t be a much better side with Buddy in it?

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

At the risk of appearing curmudgeonly, the AA is pretty pointless particularly when they squeeze goalscoring star mids into forward positions just to get them in the team.

Gunston (second in the Coleman) should be a lock but I don’t have enough faith in the process to see him named.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: All Australian team

EDIT it was Richard Colless who took the call from Fitzpatrick after the news of the deal broke.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

It says more about Buddy and his agent Liam Pickering I reckon. He could have got as much, if not more money with the Giants by signing for 3 years then driving the killer contract extension and the AFL would have done everything in its power to make it happen.

1 to 2 flags would have been a certainty with Buddy IMHO.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Bit harsh on the Storm – most of their list have stuck fat for long periods

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

3 at the Hawks too.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

We don’t know precisely what was said but Pridham was clear that Fitzpatrick went postal.

Probably because he knew that the Giants were a lock with Buddy on board to win a flag while all he would get was grief from the Vic sides about COLA being abused by Sydney.

Looks like his concerns were well founded and in some ways all parties lost out.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

And Buddy would have bagged a 3rd flag.

Oh well….. 😂

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Makes you wonder what we may be thinking if Buddy had gone there rather than to Sydney.

I reckon the Dogs would still be chasing their first flag since 1954….

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Haha.

Sos, I think we have a problem…. 😛

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

I thought he was heading back to Windy Hill to rescue the Dons 😁

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Yep. Giants have distorted their own market and ended up with a imbalanced list since 2016.

Not convinced about Leon Cameron’s coaching chops either. The AFL has created its own monster in West Sydney.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Good work, LS.

I’d maybe reverse Suns and Swans on the vibe factor.

AFL Power Rankings: The home and away season wrap up

Tip end?

Freudian?

😛

Six talking points from AFL Round 18