Disco08 said:Agreed. Not sure if this year coming up is the time to be buying though. Are we going to be a top 4 side next year?
Disco08 said:How many picks are you giving up for a quality seasoned ruck and KPD?
Tiger Ghost said:Troy Chaplin
Eat the rich said:Josh TOY , come home factor, releases Lids into the midfield, provides us with a booming accurate kick that has been mentored/coached by Bluey for 2yrs now.
Tony Braxton-Hicks said:I doubt Blair will be looking at Hille. If last year is any guide we're looking at a disenchanted young player who won't cost more than a third rounder or a fringe player.
Tigerbob said:Trent West, Ivan Maric and Shaun Hampson are three names I had a quick look at. Ivan Maric a Greenvale boy from the North West of Melbourne about to head into his peak probably the best of these options. Probably wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Not a champion ruckman but is a competitive beast and wins his share of hitouts to advantage I seem to recall, without looking at any stats.
We definitely need to recruit a KPD. A big one. A Lonergan type. 197cm type. Trying to find one though is the challenge.
Tigerdog said:If you add a list of blokes like that to who FJ liked in their draft year but didn't get... we would go close to identifying a few likely targets.
Leysy Days said:Also agree on the Chaplin calls. Add Carlisle to that list who is supringly (to leysy at least) over a year younger than Chaplin having turned 24 only a month ago.
Port could be a club ripe for some pickings in the coming few years.