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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Hey guys, we are already three down and after Tom Mitchell we'll have National Draft picks around 42, 59, 76 so I can't see us offloading too many unless we have our eyes on some cheap players or intend to promote a couple.

    Sumner's situation is interesting and TDL has too much natural ability to be jetisoned just yet.

    Not a good time to be making a lot of changes but we are in a better position than quite a few other clubs as we appear to have some good talent coming through and Mitchell for Pick 20 is a steal.
    There are two key reasons why a large number of delistings is not a viable option this year. First there are already 3 (C. Bolton, Bradshaw, Kennelly) retirees and a likely 4th (Sumner). Second, the draft picks are low due mainly to GWS. The question remains: what to do with middle aged players like Moore, Bevan, and Seaby, who can't make the current 22. Particularly in regard to the former two, are they good enough to be trade baits?

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    Our needs start with a big physical full forward who can offer a real target/ contest.
    White has failed to produce and should go.
    Brian Lake could do this role and should be looked at, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Hopefully they will ditch the absurd sub rule and Pyke /Seaby will have a role next year.
    Not going to happen. I think our best option in this area is to continue putting work into Pykey to replicate the kind of options we can see in West Coast and, let it be said after last night, Hawthorn. Mummy had it all over Hale and Bailey but he needs better support than Jesse can give, and Big Mike will make a very useful marking target down forward.
    The other thing is the midfield.Hanners was carrying his shoulder and Parker probably should have started, Jack is still getting back into the thick of things and Macca was up and down, but we were beaten by a better outfit last night. We can do better with the personnel we have but my impression is we need to do something about the drop-off in intensity and do more to develop our outside game: we looked vulnerable when the game opened up. Another running mid is what we need.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernie koala View Post
    Our needs start with a big physical full forward who can offer a real target/ contest.
    White has failed to produce and should go.
    Brian Lake could do this role and should be looked at, IMO.
    jesse offers far more than brian lake who at his best was a good back man and contested mark. but unless he has had a major attitude change there is no way that we would be recruiting him. unless we are going to play two rucks jesse is our best pinch-hitting ruck and forward.

    really dominant full forwards don't grow on trees. there are next to none in the league at the moment with the exception of buddy, cloke and the west coast players. there are many many clubs with similar situations to our own with players who might be really good one week in 5-6 - tippett, walker, clarke, kosi, west off, the melbourne forwards,

    and the sides that do have the next tier - the petries, the riewoldts etc are simply not going to let them go.

    we simply have to work with what we have but actually make it work - lead away from the ball occasionally, stop having to look at pack marks all the time. and that actually comes back to the midfield - unless we start to generate players who can run the lines so that we can actually spot up targets, we will be stuck with the same game plan to the long kick to centre wing and hope to win the ball from the stoppage to create the next one 40 metres down the line.

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    Would have to say that next year Mattner will probably see less game time, should be used as back up player now - whilst working with kids in ressies.

    Cannot see many if any delistings.

    Seaby may be worth something on the trade table, but I would prefer to keep him.

    With Jesse - I say give him a run on the ball as a ruck rover (ala Goodes )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwansFan1972 View Post
    +1

    Ruckmen should collectively sue the AFL for discrimination. Four on the bench plus a sub would at least give second ruckmen some hope. Only problem is that represents an extra 18 players across the league, when two new clubs will have come on board in two seasons. Where all these extra players will come from is a problem.
    The extra players are already there, it's the twenty or so ruckmen that are good enough but can't get a gig in the firsts because of the stupid sub rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Hopefully they will ditch the absurd sub rule and Pyke /Seaby will have a role next year.
    That rule has kept Jesse White in the team.
    So , yeah - get rid of the rule !

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBAsyd View Post
    Jesse White has to go!
    Scott said he is under-rated , So if North want him , they can have him.
    To the folks making out a case for Jesse - wake up - he is not good enough.

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    I'm going to blow this place sky high - you heard it here first:

    Jetta to Freo...........
    Two subs as of next year..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm going to blow this place sky high - you heard it here first:

    Jetta to Freo...........
    Two subs as of next year..........
    Didnt he sign a new 2 year contract this year?
    Swannies for life!

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    .. also in other improbable breaking news David Beckham to come out of retirement, switch codes and play FF for the swans ...

    also Easter bunny for sub
    messianic game-thieving, god like, fried chicken eater

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