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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    That would be fair value but it's not what we need. I'd possibly prefer to keep Dawson, who's just coming into his prime. But I don't think you're being serious? Wouldn't suit Adelaide either. They have much more use for a high pick given they're further from contending.
    Anyone suggesting we trade Dawson is not being serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBloods View Post
    Anyone suggesting we trade Dawson is not being serious
    +1 We've developed JD over a number of years. He's top 22, no question, has a sublime left foot, takes wonderful marks, should be taking all of our kick ins, and still a young player. You would think we'd want to retain him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangalore Swans View Post
    Who said these three are all essential.

    For all we know the Swans might have an academy intake coming up with 5 projected top 10 draft picks.

    They might be happy to do deals for draft points because they can see what’s coming through in the future.
    No highly rated academy picks next draft

    Nor would you trade a 2nd year top 5 pick for points in any event

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangalore Swans View Post
    Who said these three are all essential.

    For all we know the Swans might have an academy intake coming up with 5 projected top 10 draft picks.

    They might be happy to do deals for draft points because they can see what’s coming through in the future.
    The Swans came into a rebuild stage which they accelerated by trading out some older players, then going to the draft to restock the list.

    Now that stage is complete and we are developing those players taken in recent drafts. We don't want nor need to return to the draft to add to our list in excess of utilising our regular draft picks. But what we do require is the retention of those quality players presently on our list. We don't want to stay at the early development stage of the cycle, but rather start our push for another premiership.

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    Losing top young guys coming into their prime in return for draft picks is the game that Gold Coast and GWS have been playing due to their inability to hang onto talent. Surely we don't want that to be us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilbr View Post
    Losing top young guys coming into their prime in return for draft picks is the game that Gold Coast and GWS have been playing due to their inability to hang onto talent. Surely we don't want that to be us?
    Some of the mediocrity we re-sign without them proving themselves yet we let a proven jet like Dawson wait til the final year of his contract before we even start talks ! Seriously i have to wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBloods View Post
    Some of the mediocrity we re-sign without them proving themselves yet we let a proven jet like Dawson wait til the final year of his contract before we even start talks ! Seriously i have to wonder
    It appears as though Dawson hasn't opened up discussions and is waiting until mid year. It's a smart move by him as he's backed himself to be more valuable as an asset and get more $$.
    Players like Hayward and Blakey who signed on longer deals earlier would have sacrificed some potential $ to secure a longer deal.
    We can assume our list management are capable at their roles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBloods View Post
    Some of the mediocrity we re-sign without them proving themselves yet we let a proven jet like Dawson wait til the final year of his contract before we even start talks ! Seriously i have to wonder
    Clubs can't force players to sign or even to talk about contracts.....that's up to the player and their management....and it's pretty obvious why managers string things out, considering they are on a percentage.....which brings me to this question.

    Why are you so constantly angry at our footy club.....angry with certain players, angry at management, angry with selectors/coaches? Just always angry in some form or another.....and of course, angry with some posters on RWO. Our club is having it's best season in a while and is on an upwards trajectory with it's premiership window opening wide.....but you? Angry, angry, angry.

    You should be a happy Swans fan but you're not. What's that all about?

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