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Thread: 2021 trading, drafting and list management: players and personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRISWAN View Post
    Wonder what the thought processes were when we recruited Taylor and Grey.
    I recall Horse spinning their recruitment in terms of us needing some mature bodies on the ground to have a good mix of youth and experience. I can't see us retaining them (unless they have a hell of a year) beyond their contracts as that young pack should be mature enough to largely hold their own now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Paddy Mc, we'll make the correct decision following medical advice from specialists and the AFL, the latter needs to clear him to play I believe.

    Having pick 3 in the Mid Season Draft is a bonus, sure to be some real talent available.
    I wonder, do they have to clear him to play in the East Coast VFL as well? Any level of footy carries risk for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Reilly Boy View Post
    I thought Taylor showed a bit, on occasion, last year.
    Ditto, got serious skills and is quick, but he just doesn't seem to get a lot of the ball. If it's fitness that's the issue, then he's a fool - for he and Grey, this year could be their last chance in the AFL saloon.
    Last edited by Ruck'n'Roll; 25th February 2021 at 09:30 AM.
    The Tom Papley Backpack $39.99 from the RWO merchandise tab - if only!

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Reilly Boy View Post
    beggars, choosers. There wasn't much on offer for the salary cap space we had. I thought Taylor showed a bit, on occasion, last year. But yes, Papley's 'return' to the fold, the potential shift of Heeney to a forward role, and the emergence of alternatives (including, I am hoping, Hayward's resurgence on the evidence of what we've seen of match sims, as well as Wicks) all don't augur well for either Grey or Taylor's chances of grabbing and holding onto a place in the team.
    I'm not sure I agree with the beggar analogy in these circumstances - more like the indulgent side of chips.

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