Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Proph3t of egan » Wed 06 Sep 2017 5:19pm

saint6709 wrote:
Proph3t of egan wrote:Pick up delisted free agent Keegan Brooksby from GC?
Key position utility and would cost barely a packet of chips, could even rookie list him


We are probably better with a packet of chips

Fair enough
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby The_President » Wed 06 Sep 2017 6:51pm

Am I the only one who thinks we should seriously look at Steven Motlop from the Cats?
He seems out of favour, they’ve previously tried to trade him but no one was interested in his oversized contract.
Don’t believe anything the Cats are saying about Ablett, they are 100% going to get him & it’ll likely to be a second rounder (which they would likely get as compo for both Menzel and Motlop)
Motlop has been inconsistent, like most players. But he also has the two tools we need, outside pace & finishing.
If we could land him as a FA on a contract of $400-$500k or in a trade with the Cats for a second rounder (we have previously used second rounders on Freeman & Steele) I think it would be a massive steal.

Would love seeing him line up on the wing and break some lines for us.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby diddley » Wed 06 Sep 2017 8:51pm

The_President wrote:Am I the only one who thinks we should seriously look at Steven Motlop from the Cats?
He seems out of favour, they’ve previously tried to trade him but no one was interested in his oversized contract.
Don’t believe anything the Cats are saying about Ablett, they are 100% going to get him & it’ll likely to be a second rounder (which they would likely get as compo for both Menzel and Motlop)
Motlop has been inconsistent, like most players. But he also has the two tools we need, outside pace & finishing.
If we could land him as a FA on a contract of $400-$500k or in a trade with the Cats for a second rounder (we have previously used second rounders on Freeman & Steele) I think it would be a massive steal.

Would love seeing him line up on the wing and break some lines for us.

actually, I haven't thought of him for that before. I'd give him a shot. But only if the pay was right.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby parkeysainter » Wed 06 Sep 2017 9:39pm

diddley wrote:
The_President wrote:Am I the only one who thinks we should seriously look at Steven Motlop from the Cats?
He seems out of favour, they’ve previously tried to trade him but no one was interested in his oversized contract.
Don’t believe anything the Cats are saying about Ablett, they are 100% going to get him & it’ll likely to be a second rounder (which they would likely get as compo for both Menzel and Motlop)
Motlop has been inconsistent, like most players. But he also has the two tools we need, outside pace & finishing.
If we could land him as a FA on a contract of $400-$500k or in a trade with the Cats for a second rounder (we have previously used second rounders on Freeman & Steele) I think it would be a massive steal.

Would love seeing him line up on the wing and break some lines for us.

actually, I haven't thought of him for that before. I'd give him a shot. But only if the pay was right.


I would easily take Motlop in our side as a HF before any of the following: Weller, Lonie, Minchington, Wright.

Motlop is flakey and inconsistent but when he's on he is A grade material. Is he worth that risk?

We do have the money for a Motlop in our cap and heaps more.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 06 Sep 2017 9:45pm

I would take Motlop.
Would cost us nothing draft wise.

Remember when everyone was heaping it on Lewis Jetta for being a dud?
He forced the Eagles in to the finals single handedly last week.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby GregPackhamsHeadband » Wed 06 Sep 2017 9:49pm

I'm for it as well. Gives us what we need and is an upgrade on what we've got at the moment. We can get him without needing to trade. He would improve our list and side.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby saintfox » Sat 09 Sep 2017 6:13pm

I think if we play our cards right we could really play lol some rabbits out of the closet.
We need to cash in on free agency. Rockcy,trengrove,motlop and menzel all add value to our
Current team, all cost nothing we have cash let's spend it.....
Let's shake the trees and see what falls Tippett and floret for a first rounder ask about Ali Ali as well
Collingwood have a heap of midfielders ask the question.
Balic wants to return to Vic and wil be cheap.
Stringer and lever are gettable we must be aggressive this year just do it
If we can add 2 established midfielders with run and skill a backman in trengrove, lever or Ali Ali, a couple
And 1 X factor in stringer motlop or menzel and were away
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby SaintPav » Sat 09 Sep 2017 6:23pm

No to Motlop please.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby skeptic » Sat 09 Sep 2017 6:25pm

No way I'd take Motlop...

Inconsistent player with great skills that melts under pressure!!!

Seriously his first 3 kicks last night picked out the only Richmond players they had in defence
How can ppl be thinking 'yeah We need more of that'?
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby SaintPav » Sat 09 Sep 2017 6:26pm

skeptic wrote:No way I'd take Motlop...

Inconsistent player with great skills that melts under pressure!!!

Seriously his first 3 kicks last night picked out the only Richmond players they had in defence
How can ppl be thinking 'yeah We need more of that'?


Exactly!!!

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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby SuperDuper » Sat 09 Sep 2017 10:11pm

Can anyone tell me what is the story with Alir Alir?
Looked a million bucks against us a couple of years ago.
Swans lost Melican pre game and were a tall short down back but he still did not get a look in
Seems to have his papers stamped to me..

Is he worth getting?
A little more attacking than Brown (and younger... and we need a back-up down there anyway )
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby MickThomas » Sun 10 Sep 2017 1:06pm

skeptic wrote:No way I'd take Motlop...

Inconsistent player with great skills that melts under pressure!!!

Seriously his first 3 kicks last night picked out the only Richmond players they had in defence
How can ppl be thinking 'yeah We need more of that'?


So he plays Saints Footy then?
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby SaintPav » Sun 10 Sep 2017 1:51pm

Such a cool Saints supporter.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sun 10 Sep 2017 2:27pm

SuperDuper wrote:Can anyone tell me what is the story with Alir Alir?
Looked a million bucks against us a couple of years ago.
Swans lost Melican pre game and were a tall short down back but he still did not get a look in
Seems to have his papers stamped to me..

Is he worth getting?
A little more attacking than Brown (and younger... and we need a back-up down there anyway )


Worth investigating imo.

I assume the Swans will want to keep him because Grundy is nearing the end but who knows.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby minneapolis » Mon 11 Sep 2017 6:08am

SuperDuper wrote:Can anyone tell me what is the story with Alir Alir?
Looked a million bucks against us a couple of years ago.
Swans lost Melican pre game and were a tall short down back but he still did not get a look in
Seems to have his papers stamped to me..

Is he worth getting?
A little more attacking than Brown (and younger... and we need a back-up down there anyway )


Good question. Why have the Swans gone dark on Alir Alir?
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Hemi Baxter » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:07pm

You may remember there were some off-field issues earlier in the year but I don't think it's that: rather that Melican has gone past him. His reserves form has been v good though and other clubs are interested so, like almost every player mentioned, maybe not that left field but a good idea nonetheless.
Balic I can't have. He's been awful in his few games for the Dockers.
Any of the following Swans would also improve us:
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Con Gorozidis » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:19pm

dragit wrote:How about Riley Bonner?

He played a pretty nice game against us in the pre-season, can't break into the port side, good size, can play.


Contracted at least until the end of 2019.
Why the hell would PA trade him out?
He is only 20 years old.

You cant just name random players.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Hemi Baxter » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:30pm

They'd trade him out for the same reason that more contracted players will be traded out than uncontracted every trade period.
That is either they think they can get a player or a pick that they want more or the player himself for whatever reason, including more money elsewhere, wants to go and the club doesn't want players on their list who are disaffected.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby dragit » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:39pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
dragit wrote:How about Riley Bonner?

He played a pretty nice game against us in the pre-season, can't break into the port side, good size, can play.


Contracted at least until the end of 2019.
Why the hell would PA trade him out?
He is only 20 years old.

You cant just name random players.

I can and I will name random players god dammit, that's what the thread " left field pickups" is all about.

When I posted bonners name a month ago he hadn't played a game for the year so he could potentially be looking for opportunity, I have no idea what his contract situation is... thanks for bumping my post from 5 weeks ago though.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Hemi Baxter » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:45pm

People may also remember he was v good against us in the preseason game this year, where he showed a ton of dash. Hopefully we've been in his ear for months but I doubt it.
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby Con Gorozidis » Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:59pm

dragit wrote:
Con Gorozidis wrote:
dragit wrote:How about Riley Bonner?

He played a pretty nice game against us in the pre-season, can't break into the port side, good size, can play.


Contracted at least until the end of 2019.
Why the hell would PA trade him out?
He is only 20 years old.

You cant just name random players.

I can and I will name random players god dammit, that's what the thread " left field pickups" is all about.

When I posted bonners name a month ago he hadn't played a game for the year so he could potentially be looking for opportunity, I have no idea what his contract situation is... thanks for bumping my post from 5 weeks ago though.


Ok ok. Fair shake of the sauce bottle.

What about Brayden Fiorini. Surely he is looking to escape the rabble that is the Gold Coast?
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Re: Left field pickups in upcpming trade period

Postby dragit » Mon 11 Sep 2017 11:37pm

Fiorini can play, picked up a Brownlow vote in his second game last year...

I think we really need to find another key defender or two, brown needs to squeezed out of the side ASAP and Goddard is a long shot right now. Maybe we can provide coin and more opportunity to a fringe type like Jack Leslie or Kyle Hartigan... or look left field like how liam jones has back.
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