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I don’t get this show the player you back him in argument, if a player is so mentally fragile he can’t recover from a club bidding on another player he shouldn’t be going in the top 10.

And besides, the Blues bid on Setterfield before taking SPS then managed to pick up Setterfield later on, no doubt they were telling him “we rated you back in the draft so much we bid n you”.

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

Bidding on the clear best player in the draft at 1 isn’t brinkmanship – it is the market at work.

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

So the down side to the Crows is nothing, the upside is the Bulldogs lose 2 extra picks. Why wouldn’t they do it?

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

I am very happy the blues have a strong history of bidding on NGA’s.

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

10 spots available and still no salary cap space!! 😂

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

Yes I was very relieved to see that article over the weekend – I think he could have an immediate significant impact for us.

I am with you on the draft – I have no idea, but for the first time in a while I am going into the draft not thinking we have to nail every selection

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

Any club that allows the Bulldogs to get the consensus best player in the draft for any greater discount than they already are is m@d.

The Bulldogs have already been given a massive gift by the Magpies this year, they shouldn’t be given another.

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

The blues have picks 31 & 38 which is equivalent to pick 16 – will be interesting to see if they can get into the first round wit a swap with one of the academy bidding clubs – possibly the Pies bidding on McInnes?

Compromise and pandemic define the 2020 AFL Draft

Geez Col, can’t we get a bit of good news.

Hopefully they picked it up early and it will settle quickly with modified program.

Is the new Carlton line-up really all that improved?

To be fair they did dominate what was being played last year – it was just not a proper game.

Dow destroyed teams at the clearances in the 2’s last year but it was 12-12 so it didn’t actually challenge him to get better because there was no congestion, O’Brien loved the extra space in these games but it isn’t transferable to AFL

Is the new Carlton line-up really all that improved?

If the young mids we have got develop we won’t miss Murphy, Kane is right Ed’s ability to shut down a player and g t plenty of the ball will be hard to replace, JSOS or Cotrell seem the most likely to take the role – 2 more players whose development might shape the Blues year.

Is the new Carlton line-up really all that improved?

I would have Williamson in front of Newnes and Newman – I expect he will move onto the wing and have a massive impact. His performance against the Lions in that position where he not only kicked a goal but used his kicking skill to set up 2 others was really impressive.

Is the new Carlton line-up really all that improved?

The Blues are clearly a better side with Saad and Williams and better again if Curnow (and to a lesser extent Marchbank) gets fit and somewhere near his best.
However the Blues season will rise or fall on the likes of Fisher, Setterfield, Williamson,Dow, Fogarty, O’Brien, Kemp, Stocker, Philp and Cuningham. If the Blues can get 3 or 4 of those 10 to emerge as serious AFL players (the first 3 have shown the can play at the level, we need them to take the next step and be regulars in the best players) then they will become contenders.
It also must be noted that almost every team above the Blues (probably bar Collingwood, Richmond and West Coast) improved significantly in the trade period and only Collingwood seems to have gone backwards – the Blues could improve significantly and still not make finals.

Is the new Carlton line-up really all that improved?

I would say the fact that GWS have 4 picks in the top 24 compared to Freo’s 1 might have swayed Josh to think they might take the safer WA option than the “high-potential option” whose “future role at AFL level unclear”

AFL phantom draft 2020: A very early top 25

It’s a business but that doesn’t mean you have abandon all morals

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Geoff Walsh correcting the history of Stephenson;

“Without going into the detail, he was certainly made aware of we’ve seen there were shortcomings, we’ve seen there is room for improvement and that was a cross-section of people that he would’ve been involved in at the club including coaches and teammates.”

Which is what Stephenson said, however Stephenson also said he was not told he would be traded and had to ring Buckley to find out – nothing Walsh says contradicts that.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Well at least they’re both on the same page. 😔

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Imagine if he hadn’t – where would they fit his salary?

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Treloar was deferred to fit in the likes of Beams & Mayne but how they thought it would ever work is beyond me.
This wasn’t just a fire sale, it was a Tyre Fire Sale

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Yeah he loves to use MMM to pot other clubs for any minor transgression but he stays silent on this debacle.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

The thing I find interesting about it was Eddie was front and centre spruiking the “he’s a Collingwood player and we look after Collingwood players” type line and now they have just shafted the likes of Treloar and Stephenson.

It seems that there is a real two tier system, where either Buckley and Eddie love you and no matter what you do the club stands by you (Sidebottom) or you aren’t one of the gang (you didn’t open up enough to the group, no one wants you here) and you are expendable.

It also boggles the mind that Treloar, Stephenson & Phillps could chew up roughly $2m a year (according to reports) in salary cap when the cap is only, what $10m?

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Good to see Peter.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

And they only got 7 because of AFL generousity not good trading.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

Gee Peter the loss of first round picks is staggering – fortunately you have had some father sons an Quaynor come through (which probably made it easier to give up a couple of those first rounders).

My biggest issue (and there are some big issue) is the way Guy treated supporters last night, instead of just putting his hand up and saying we got things terribly wrong he insulted people like you by trying to claim it was all planned.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded

If anything I would think they would be among the least impacted Victorian teams – mature lists that didn’t need to be developing players.

AFL trades 2020 report card: Every club graded