Trade Talk 2019 Pt2


Sorry, fork part.

Port had picks
29 (Mead)
Future 1st

Now have
52/55 (Mead)

So they’ve effectively traded their future first for pick 16.

Quote from Sporting News last year.

Port Adelaide has had five tries at pick 16. The first four: Stephen Gilham (2002), Matthew Lobbe (2007), Jasper Pittard (2009) and Ben Jacobs (2010) have all left Alberton to play elsewhere. The Power will be hoping Todd Marshall (2016) can break the pattern and forge a long and successful career at Port.

So they’ve traded next years first rounder for another goat Pick 16?


Crows must have been putting heat on re: Green

They were apparently one of the top teams who’d interviewed him / were keen.

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It’s interesting because if Melbourne bid for Greene then the Giants either let him go or have just made a big blunder.

They would have to be pretty confident Melbourne have someone they want at 3.

If the Giants are right though they get another top talent plus Greene.

They seriously have so much young talent it’s insane.

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Just need melb to bid on green now for giggles.

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Or the Giants will find a way for Melb to slide them 3 for a second or something.

Can’t imagine contested ball inside mids are high on Melb’s needs list

True but Greene is a very highly regarded player and they could take him because they think he’s just the best player available but the Giants will have a pretty decent idea who Melbourne will take to have made the trade.

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Awesome deal for Crows, basically a free 1st rounder.

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Also says that the Crows either don’t have a fixed preference at pick #4, or think the same player will be there at #6.



But GWS wouldn’t be upset either.

Now get 2 x top5 pick players for price of one high 1st, a low future first and collection of points from 2nd’s etc

Good going for a side that just made GF


Wouldn’t have happened without getting Blues first for this year, think they definitely win that trade with Carlton now


As it stands right now, Gws can get a kid at 4 but don’t have the draft points to match a Greene bid at 5 or 6 and don’t have a 2020 1st to cash for points. Interesting.

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And I wonder if they’ve already made the philosophical decision to not match a bid at #3 ? It’d wipe out #4. In a sense, they’re actually a Melbourne decision away from paying two first rounders for their own academy kid!?

Probably needed 4 to convince Melbourne to swap 3.

Tbh, it really feels like this is and AFL mandated " keep everyone interested in the trade/draft period" trade

The media are really flogging these pick deals as if they mean anything to anyone.

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Delisted Bomber Mitch Brown has an excellent opportunity to push his case to play for a third AFL club, with Melbourne confirming the utility is set to train with the club next month.

Mar 19 2020


Delisted Bomber Mitch Brown is set to train with Melbourne. Picture: Mark StewartSource: News Corp Australia

It was reported last week the Demons had emerged as a potential suitor for Brown after they’d shown some interest in him.

Melbourne football boss Josh Mahoney confirmed on Tuesday night that Brown would be given the opportunity to train with the club.

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“It’s exciting that Mitch has accepted an invitation to train with us post the draft on December 3,” Mahoney said.

“Mitch is an experienced versatile tall and has shown that he can perform at AFL level.

“He is an elite runner and a reliable shot at goal so it will be good to have him around the club during the pre-season.”

Mitch Brown kicked 21 goals in 16 games in 2019 for Essendon. Picture: Sarah ReedSource: News Corp Australia

It means Brown won’t be taken as a delisted free agent, but can be picked up during the pre-season supplemental selection period (SSP).

In a surprise move, Brown was delisted by Essendon just before the first list deadline (October 31), despite a solid 2019 campaign that saw him kick 21 goals in 16 games in 2019, including four hauls of three or more goals.

Melbourne struggled to kick a winning score in 2019, averaging just 71.3 points per outing — ranked 17th in the AFL. Mid-sized forward Christian Petracca was the club’s top goalkicker with 22 majors — just one more than Brown’s haul for Essendon in 2019.

Brown played 55 games for the Bombers but was particularly instrumental in his first season at Essendon, playing 21 games while most of the Bombers’ list were sidelined because of the supplements saga. Overall, he’s kicked 68 goals from 70 AFL games.

However Brown has also been played in defence during his time at both Essendon and Geelong, where he played 15 games.

That is very interesting. On this basis it’s a bizarre trade that they’ve done.

How much are they allowed to go into debt if they want to match a Green bid at 5 or 6?
By my count they’re about 700 points short.
If they’re allowed to do it, by my count it would wipe out their 2020 2nd rounder and push 1 of their 3rd rounders (they have 2 currently - 1 from North) back a bit.