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Yeah fair call on Zak Jones – good value for the Saints. I think Lewis Taylor has struggled to come on since his debut season. I don’t think Swans were wise to pick him, but they’ve turned plenty of modest players into serviceable soldiers before.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

Well done Blues – traded Eddie Betts out in his best years and back in in his worst years. 😊

2019 AFL Trades Summary: Ins and outs at every club

In general, it seems to me clubs were either fair or paid generous overs for blokes they traded-in this year. The exceptions seem to be Jack Stevens and Jonathan Patton, who both were traded for peanuts and come with risk but also significant upside for their new clubs. Maybe also Dougal Howard was a bargain, if Kane Cornes can be believed. Aiden Bonar might be a bargain too.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

Yeah I agree Macca. Seems foolish of the Bombers not to extract maximum value from him now. Low odds of him not wanting to go to the Swans again next year.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

The Dogs should have pounced late and offered Gold Coast pick 13 in exchange for Jack Martin and pick 20. I reckon he’d be a very good player in the right environment. As for Keath, I’m wrapt we got him, but exchanging a 2nd and 3rd round trade for a 27 year old who has only played 30 games of league footy, is out of contract and has a crack in his leg which means he will miss the pre-season, seems significant overs to me. I think the Dogs blinked on Adelaide’s bluff. But the trade for Josh Bruce was great value. Both Keath and Bruce are exactly what we need.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

I’d rather Lycett or Ladhams to Ryder.

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

Ryder is worthless now as far as trade value, so he might as well be thrown in for nothing. He’s no longer in Ports best 2 rucks, not in their best 22, hasn’t been influential at all in 2019 and is getting old. Dougal found himself out of Port’ s side. So if they don’t think he’s in their best 22, then why would he attract a first round pick?

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

Sorry I just re-read the article after seeing AD’s neat summary in the comments (thanks AD). So Saints give up future second rounder as well – ok makes more sense, but if I’m the Doggies I’d hold my nerve on a straight swap of pick 32.

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

Josh I think you’re saying Saints give the Dogs Bruce and a mid-40’s future pick, in exchange for pick 53 and future pick 13 (equivalent)? That seems ridiculous to me. Bruce for pick 13 and an upgrade of 53 to 45 is not remotely close to reasonable.

Five go to St Kilda: How the Saints win an up-Hill battle in six trades

How on earth has Papley become worth so much? What has he done to make him worth more than a second rounder?

AFL Trade News: Essendon confirms Joe Daniher trade request

Pretty silly article Raimond. It doesn’t take long to come up with examples of things Greene has done wrong that are outside the norm. For a start, it’s not normal to have been charged 18 times in a career. It’s not normal – in fact I don’t think it’s ever been done before – to karate kick an opponent (Dahlhaus) in the face while receiving a handball. The list goes on and on. Nearly all were unmanly, unprovoked cheap-shot acts on unsuspecting ball players. I think the Roar editors failed to apply vetting of unprofessional, click-bait articles here. Please try a little harder.

Toby Greene: Giant heart, giant soul

Richmond’s management of its Total Player Payments has been helped by a perception, rightly or wrongly, that their success is due to system rather than playing talent. Aside from superstars Dusty, Rance, Riewoldt and now Lynch, who would deservedly command a big salary on any club’s list and who would you be excited to learn was coming to your club?? Plenty of good players, yes – Cotch, Edwards, Vlastuin, Prestia and Houli for example are good – but they aren’t any better individually than the many good players on other club’s list. Similar in some regards to the Hawks 3-peat side (and some might argue also the Dogs in 2016), the flag sides had 4 or 5 stars, and a lot of good-average players who played their role superbly in a team game plan that beat other teams. Compare this for example to the recent Geelong, Swans and Eagles flag sides that appeared on paper to have a bigger glut of stars. Well done Richmond – Ihonestly, I didn’t fully respect their 2017 flag achievement because it seemed like their opposition just played really poorly for three weeks in a row (and they had some luck with no injuries, etc.), but the same thing has happened in 2018 (until Dusty got injured) and 2019, so kudos to them.

Win flags, not trades: What Richmond's rivals need to learn before the 2019 AFL trade period

Maybe. But Scott’s in-game tactical ability to respond to different situations is ordinary I reckon (below average).

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

Scott? I would have thought the biggest criticism of him was his lack of tactical nous.

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

GWS (and the rest of the footy world) would have been better off losing last week in a close, respectable finish. This pathetic annihalation without so much as a whimper on the big stage has set back support in NSW immeasurably. Surely the Pies would have given us a better contest.

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

Didn’t realise that. And they finished 4th! Tough path to the flag from 4th – kudos to the Crows. Then again, was Libber’s point in the PF really a point? Hehehe

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

It was asking too much of a mediocre side like GWS. Only one side in history has won four finals in the same finals series … hehehe.

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

I agree Dusty, Pickett and Riewoldt were best three on the ground but scores out of 10 for Dusty and Pickett were definitely too high. Rest of ratings were fair.

2019 AFL grand final: Richmond Tigers player ratings

I thought the backline were under immense pressure and didn’t do a bad job defensively but were poor bringing the ball out. Ratings for the rest were a bit too high in my opinion – especially Kelly and Davis. The midfield and forwards collectively were horrible – they got thrashed and didn’t give a yelp. Where was the ‘toughness’ that some in the media have been hallucinating about? Or where were the knees, elbows, eye-gouges, off-the-ball punches and sniping? Pretenders and wasted everyone’s day today (except Richmond supporters). They had three good wins in a row for the first time in their history – clearly four was too much. Fraudulent and impotent performance from GWS.

2019 AFL grand final: GWS Giants player ratings

Congrats to Richmond. Sensational effort to make the top four, given injuries to key players for large chunks of the season. And were the best performed side in the finals. Today’s game was a fizzer – disappointing contest, and umpiring was horrendous (both ways) but Richmond were far too good and thoroughly deserve the flag. Well done on a great year.

Five talking points from the 2019 AFL grand final

Not surprised that an unsociable hawks supporter – who thinks Campbell Brown isn’t a thug or sniper – admires sniping, gutless thuggery from the Giants. When you win this way, it’s easy to dismiss any criticism of behaviour.

GWS will cancel Tiger Time and win their first flag - here's why

Nonsense. Still playing with yourself.

GWS will cancel Tiger Time and win their first flag - here's why

Haha … very creative narrative of what happened. Lol

GWS will cancel Tiger Time and win their first flag - here's why

* Mumford.
I do like the performances of De Boer, Finlayson, Taranto, Haynes and Williams though.

GWS will cancel Tiger Time and win their first flag - here's why

“Tough”, GWS are not. “Uncompromising and contemptible”, yes that’s a fair description Josh. But there’s nothing tough about piling on a bloke who’s competing for the ball and mauling him from behind while he’s prostrate underneath (Bont and Neale) and there’s nothing tough about punching an unsuspecting bloke in the guts off the ball (Bont) or mocking opposition. I find it ridiculous some in the media are describing their football as “tough”, because I’d call it the opposite. Milford is about the only genuine tough guy on their list – and he’s about to retire. Go Tiges!

GWS will cancel Tiger Time and win their first flag - here's why