Tippa has improved this year!
I would trade langford, if his heart is not in it. I think he has improved, Not quite sure what he ahs to do to get game, maybe If Watson retires - but then he misses out if we get Rockliff or Kelly.
If he wants to go to Dogs as Part of the stringer trade, i wouldnt be against that. I still see upside in him. Not sure if he gets a game at Dogs, maybe as a mobile forward, resting mid.
Its funny he was going ok in the third tall role but wanted to be a inside mid so goes back to VFl and Stewart performs better as third tall than he did.
If the Crows want Francis, then I wouldnt be against doing a swap with them for Lever.
I really like laverde, but again find it difficult to see his spot in the best 22. He has had some good games in VFl and another preseason should help.
Though if Saints offered a first round pick for him, I would take it in a heartbeat if it helps us get kelly.
I do like thought of Keeping Francis/laverde due to “Essendon barracking as a kid” but dont want them stagnating in the reserves either.
Typically we dont move players on, but a fresh start for them might help the players and us and be a win-win if we cant attract some top talent to the club.