Season 2019 - Gold Coast


#61

I think it’s pretty clear most of those guys had made up their minds before Dew arrived.
I think he made the right decisions with the types of players he brought into the list for 2019


#62

Nah, the Swans did very well out of the COLA over the years.


#63

Yes, Brisbane and the Swans famously did well out of it.


#64

Ah, forgot all about that even happening.


#65

I was very much including the Swans & Lions as expansion clubs with the overall point being that I don’t believe the current admin help out GWS & GC as calculatedly as they did with the Swans & Lions. It very likely may still be coming with GC in particular if they continue to be a basket case but atm the academy picks is the only targeted measure & it could be argued most of the other changes to trading & the draft have worked against GC & GWS. The Lions COLA dissipated before the Swans which I believe is a significant reason why the Lions fell away while the Swans have remained at or near the top for more than a decade. Extra money in the cap is not a cure all but I believe its the biggest leg up the AFL have employed. Again draft picks & trading for gun players still has to work within the constraints on the salary cap.


#66

If you exclude the nine billion first round picks they each got, the pre-listed squad of 17 year olds they each got, and the under 17 mini draft, then sure. Neither of them got anything.