Adrian Dodoro - Flankers into Mids since 2000


#1442

last year was the year to do that!


#1443

Dodoro’s chance to win trade week and also loose the ‘hard to deal with’ tag.


#1444

Making more deals than Tony Montana.


#1445


#1446

This is why this thread turned from ‘props’ to show us the evidence he is any good as a recruiter.


#1447

#1448

Interesting comment from Buckenara article

Post Sheedy club was transitioning/rebuilding with Knights in charge, then we got Hird & TRB which saw Goddard select us … then the saga happened.

Pretty clear why our attempts to lure players over the years been a battle. All changing now

7. Who are the worst clubs to deal with and why?

Essendon. You could never really get a straight answer out of the Bombers, particularly when Kevin Sheedy was coach.

He was a great coach but he treated the trade period like a game – he’d talk in riddles and change his mind. A lot of clubs actually didn’t want to do deals with Essendon or get involved in any deals that they were involved in because they’d fall over at the last minute after Sheedy changed his mind or they changed their mind as a club.

That used to occur a fair bit a while back. I don’t think clubs appreciated that and while they’re better now, there was definitely a period where clubs avoided them and it affected the Bombers on the field because they couldn’t get involved in the trade period.

Even when they were serious about a deal no club took them seriously. It was like the Boy Who Cried Wolf.


#1449

at least he’s given some info to back up why we’re hard to deal with and you’d think based on that, the reputation should be disappearing…or hopefully does over the next week.


#1450

We cant afford to play games- get in there and get it done.


#1451

1st, 2nd, next year’s 2nd and walk away…


#1452

WHY HASN’T IT BEEN DONE YET???
I’M WAITING!!!


#1453

The Fark does that mean?


#1454

Good question, I wondered that too


#1455

Most likely hinting at the fact that all three players are leaving under unusual circumstances.

Stringer - basically sacked. Not a lot of clubs interested.

Saad - Departing for family/religious reasons.

Smith - Under injury cloud. i.e. concern with knee.


#1456

In reality it is because they have enormous salary cap issues


#1457

Yep, that too.


#1458

oprah


#1459

@S_K?


#1460

LAV!


#1461

LAV2.0