I’m not interested in farking the dogs over, and hope a fair deal can be done, but the posturing from both sides does make me question the value of stringer-
I think he is an excitement machine (so does BT apparently) and at his best (2015) he is worth at least a high first round pick, but at his worst (including his off field dramas and locker-room issues) is he even worth a second round pick?
Even in 2015 he only finished 7th in his club best and fairest and has failed to place in the top 10 in the two years since. Interestingly our old mate Crammers finished 8th in 2014 and again Stringer didn’t make the top 10.
So if we forget all the hype and hope, what is his real value?
Based on picks that Essendon has got back from players it has traded out, I would say probably worth a second round pick, but I wouldn’t be upset if we paid a little more.