Trade Discussion 2018/19 - I am Coniglio, I need TPP for my Bunghole!


#7752

How about :

Richmond get: Cale Hooker
Essendon get: Richmond’s 1st round pick, and Patrick Naish.


#7753

How about we keep Hooker?


#7754

I’ve cracked the sads with pretty much all of our senior players this season. Hooker being the only exception.


#7755

This is a mid season hypothetical (just to remind folks).

Would you trade him at the end of the year for that pick/Naish?

Guess the question is do you think the trade return will our perform hooker in the next 4-6 years.


#7756

I would never trade Hooker. I don’t care what the circumstances are. I want him to play his entire career at Essendon.


#7757

Would you trade anyone Lance?


#7758

Yep. There’s a few who Wouldn’t faze me either way. I have maybe 10-15 core players that i want to keep at all costs. Hooker is one of them.


#7759

You have 10-15 players on our list who are untradeable? How many over the age of 26?


#7760

Off the top of my head, 4 or 5. I’d rather not drill down on it though. I like to focus my discussions on more positive stuff.


#7761

So what are you doing in the trade thread?


#7762

It’s not just for dropping players you know?


#7763

How does a trade work?


#7764

We get draft picks, Dodoro turns them into Stringer, Shiel, Saad & Smith. Do i really need to explain this to you?


#7765

There’s no specific need that I think we should trade for…at least with regard to stars that we’d need to give up a lot for.

And I wouldn’t countenance trading the likes of any of the banned players against their will.

There are too many people who just want to trade, trade, trade…I think they’re wrong. And no-one ever seems to deal with us on the same basis as other clubs. We have to give up first round picks and Hawthorn get Scully for a fourth-rounder.


#7766

Ah cool - pick 27 and 45 should deliver us the goods this year. Then in ten years when we’re refusing to trade the next ‘great servant’ of the club (after no finals wins in 25 seasons) we’ll trade our future pick again.


#7767

As i said, not everybody is off limits.


#7768

Hooker/Hurley have contracted Essendon for another 2-3 years. I think they’re on good money, and happy with their daily routines, and don’t want to move.

For that reason I think it is pointless dreaming up any trades involving them…Hooker already has history of refusing to move.

Feel free to propose trades for uncontracted or disgruntled players…


#7769

Hooker’s had 3 opportunities to go, and he stuck with the club every time.

4th time probably the charm


#7770

#7771

Fair enough. I think we can all agree that their contracts are disastrous though.