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Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:09pm

Why is it relevant?

Well....this guy only turned 20 this year and easily won the B & F at Melbourne in his 2nd year. The Demons have a good midfield too, e.g. Viney, N. Jones so its a bloody a top achievement given his age and experience. He was taken at pick 4 in the 2015 draft.

To the point, if we take a couple of high quality 18 y/o mids at pick 7 and 8 then we could very well get the next Clayton Oliver or even two if we're lucky. It might not take long for these new picks to have an immediate impact on the team in their 1st or 2nd year.

Yes, it would be great if we could a Luke Parker or Rory Sloane straight away this trade period to make an impact at the Saints but we could be potentially picking up 2 x 18 y/o's that will really help give the club "sustained success" in the long run. IMO, that is just as important as winning a flag in some respects.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby ss1986 » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:13pm

parkeysainter wrote:Why is it relevant?

Well....this guy only turned 20 this year and easily won the B & F at Melbourne in his 2nd year. The Demons have a good midfield too, e.g. Viney, N. Jones so its a bloody a top achievement given his age and experience. He was taken at pick 4 in the 2015 draft.

To the point, if we take a couple of high quality 18 y/o mids at pick 7 and 8 then we could very well get the next Clayton Oliver or even two if we're lucky. It might not take long for these new picks to have an immediate impact on the team in their 1st or 2nd year.

Yes, it would be great if we could a Luke Parker or Rory Sloane straight away this trade period to make an impact at the Saints but we could be potentially picking up 2 x 18 y/o's that will really help give the club "sustained success" in the long run. IMO, that is just as important as winning a flag in some respects.


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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:16pm

ss1986 wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:Why is it relevant?

Well....this guy only turned 20 this year and easily won the B & F at Melbourne in his 2nd year. The Demons have a good midfield too, e.g. Viney, N. Jones so its a bloody a top achievement given his age and experience. He was taken at pick 4 in the 2015 draft.

To the point, if we take a couple of high quality 18 y/o mids at pick 7 and 8 then we could very well get the next Clayton Oliver or even two if we're lucky. It might not take long for these new picks to have an immediate impact on the team in their 1st or 2nd year.

Yes, it would be great if we could a Luke Parker or Rory Sloane straight away this trade period to make an impact at the Saints but we could be potentially picking up 2 x 18 y/o's that will really help give the club "sustained success" in the long run. IMO, that is just as important as winning a flag in some respects.


Love your optimism, but at this point I'd sell my grandmother for ONE flag.


True that, the flag is the end goal but playing regular finals series is exciting to think of also. Gives you a chance to pinch one then at least like Richmond.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Drake Huggins » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:20pm

If someone offered me next year's flag in exchange for 20 years at the bottom after that, I'd be asking, "Where do I sign up for that?"
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby ss1986 » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:39pm

Drake Huggins wrote:If someone offered me next year's flag in exchange for 20 years at the bottom after that, I'd be asking, "Where do I sign up for that?"


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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby magnifisaint » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:54pm

Trade pick 7 and 8 for pick 2. The odds don't look good for getting 2 quality players. One diamond is worth more than 2 gemstones.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Impatient Sainter » Tue 10 Oct 2017 2:56pm

Oliver is the sort of player that could drag the Demons to a GF win in coming years. He is first class just needs to stay off the social media stuff.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby spert » Tue 10 Oct 2017 4:19pm

Was Oliver ever on our radar? I remember seeing him a few years back and thinking he was just what the Saints needed.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby fugazi » Tue 10 Oct 2017 5:45pm

Will be one of his generations elite...the equivalent if Voss, Hird, Buckley, Harvey.

Along with Cripps from Carlton.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby seano1 » Tue 10 Oct 2017 6:08pm

Yep no point grabbing some money hungry prick .....take the chance and get more kids
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Enrico_Misso » Wed 11 Oct 2017 12:10am

Good for the demons unless Oliver is poached by Hollywood.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Sainternist » Wed 11 Oct 2017 5:04pm

There's hardly any players out there worth going for in this trade period. We're far better off taking out 7 and 8 picks to the draft.
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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Drake Huggins » Wed 11 Oct 2017 5:31pm

magnifisaint wrote:Trade pick 7 and 8 for pick 2. The odds don't look good for getting 2 quality players. One diamond is worth more than 2 gemstones.


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Re: Clayton Oliver B & F Win

Postby Zed » Wed 11 Oct 2017 9:17pm

magnifisaint wrote:Trade pick 7 and 8 for pick 2. The odds don't look good for getting 2 quality players. One diamond is worth more than 2 gemstones.


We had pick 1 a few years back and that hasn't been a diamond. in hindsight would you have swapped 1 for 7 & 8 ?
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