Who do we want?

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by j-mac31 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:54 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:46 pm
j-mac31 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:33 pm
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:00 pm
desmondo wrote:
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Not 100% sold on Stringer but am willing to listen to any arguments supporting his case

However, Kelly plus Stringer would be a pretty clear statement of intent.

I doubt we will have many draft picks for the next 2 seasons if we pull that off but that's fine, plenty of young kids with potential already in the squad
I was going to start another thread Re:Who DON`T we want :lol:

And Stringer was going to head the list.

I`d be interested to hear what others think of him but I reckon he is WAY TOO inconsistant.
I'd start getting used to the idea of him being in a Dons jumper.
Can we turn him back into a midfielder? Or at least not useless?
Was terrible this year and still managed to generate 3 shots on goal a game. He wasn't entirely useless.
"Not entirely useless" sums up our last 15 years.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by s'dreams » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm

j-mac31 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:54 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:46 pm
j-mac31 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:33 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:00 pm
desmondo wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:17 pm

I was going to start another thread Re:Who DON`T we want :lol:

And Stringer was going to head the list.

I`d be interested to hear what others think of him but I reckon he is WAY TOO inconsistant.
I'd start getting used to the idea of him being in a Dons jumper.
Can we turn him back into a midfielder? Or at least not useless?
Was terrible this year and still managed to generate 3 shots on goal a game. He wasn't entirely useless.
"Not entirely useless" sums up our last 15 years.
Apparently need to get him off the sauce first. A couple of others from the doggies may be following him. One midfielder who used to have long curly locks and can kick a few goals very unhappy.

Situation has Andy Lovett written all over it.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm

Why are we chasing this cock?
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by tonysoprano » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:15 pm

Apparently stringer had serious family issues this year? Divorce, custody issues etc?

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Why are we chasing this cock?
He's actually a nice guy.

And because he's a 23 year old forward that kicks 2 goals a game?
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by BenDoolan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 am

boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Why are we chasing this cock?
He's actually a nice guy.

And because he's a 23 year old forward that kicks 2 goals a game?
So what's his issue if he's a "nice guy"? Gets dropped during a premiership year, and again the following season. Can't be because "he averages 2 goals a game".
Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 am

BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 am
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Why are we chasing this cock?
He's actually a nice guy.

And because he's a 23 year old forward that kicks 2 goals a game?
So what's his issue if he's a "nice guy"? Gets dropped during a premiership year, and again the following season. Can't be because "he averages 2 goals a game".
Well he's obviously had some personal issues this year. Is he over them? I dunno.

But being depressed and upset over life doesn't mean you aren't a nice guy.

Reality is at his best he's got a ton of talent, is that worth taking the punt on? I wouldn't have thought so for the price the Dogs will want but I can see why the club might feel differently.

EDIT: Fwiw I think you and him would get along over a beer Benny. :lol: His views on the AFL media closely mirror yours and he absolutely hates being called package.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by Sismis » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 am

How exactly do people think we are going to get talent to this club without taking risks? We are going to have a bucketload of open spots this year, we have cash, this is the type of risk we need to take.

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:47 am

Sismis wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 am
How exactly do people think we are going to get talent to this club without taking risks? We are going to have a bucketload of open spots this year, we have cash, this is the type of risk we need to take.
Pretty much.

There's an incredibly talented player on the market who has signaled interest in us.

Is it a risk?

Absolutely but there is the reward of a 50 goal a year forward.

So we can either take the risk and be bold or do the Essendon thing and play it safe and keep middling in mediocrity.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by BenDoolan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 am

boncer34 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 am
BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 am
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Why are we chasing this cock?
He's actually a nice guy.

And because he's a 23 year old forward that kicks 2 goals a game?
So what's his issue if he's a "nice guy"? Gets dropped during a premiership year, and again the following season. Can't be because "he averages 2 goals a game".
Well he's obviously had some personal issues this year. Is he over them? I dunno.

But being depressed and upset over life doesn't mean you aren't a nice guy.

Reality is at his best he's got a ton of talent, is that worth taking the punt on? I wouldn't have thought so for the price the Dogs will want but I can see why the club might feel differently.

EDIT: Fwiw I think you and him would get along over a beer Benny. :lol: His views on the AFL media closely mirror yours and he absolutely hates being called package.
Based on your EDIT point, sign him up!!

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 am
boncer34 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 am
BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 am
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 pm
Why are we chasing this cock?
He's actually a nice guy.

And because he's a 23 year old forward that kicks 2 goals a game?
So what's his issue if he's a "nice guy"? Gets dropped during a premiership year, and again the following season. Can't be because "he averages 2 goals a game".
Well he's obviously had some personal issues this year. Is he over them? I dunno.

But being depressed and upset over life doesn't mean you aren't a nice guy.

Reality is at his best he's got a ton of talent, is that worth taking the punt on? I wouldn't have thought so for the price the Dogs will want but I can see why the club might feel differently.

EDIT: Fwiw I think you and him would get along over a beer Benny. :lol: His views on the AFL media closely mirror yours and he absolutely hates being called package.
Based on your EDIT point, sign him up!!

8)
:lol: :lol: Thought that might change your mind. ;)

Thing is mate I can see why you would think he's a dick.

He does love a strut on the field and the way the commentators and co. gush over him with wanky nicknames is absurd.

But he's actually a humble bloke and lets be honest we love the on field strutting of Raz etc I'm sure we could learn to love this bloke.

It's just all about getting his mind right and off-field stuff settled.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by s'dreams » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 pm

Somebody on one of the online Herald-Sun Chat forums asked whether the following aggressive scenario was possible.
Stringer to Bombers for Pick #11
M Kennedy (GWS) to Bombers for 2nd Round Pick
Miles (Rich) to the Bombers for 3rd Round Pick
Tom Rockliff Free Agency signing
Jon Ralph suggested that the bids were in the right ballpark, but there may be salary cap pressures.

Thoughts?

I'd also be interested in Lloyd of Richmond who over the past 6 weeks has been getting unbelievable possession numbers as an inside mid in the VFL (try 50 possies for one game and a few of 30+ with a couple of bags of 4). He is 27 so would be cheap. Pushed out by Prestia and Shai Bolton.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by s'dreams » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:37 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 am
Based on your EDIT point, sign him up!!

8)
:lol: :lol: Thought that might change your mind. ;)

Thing is mate I can see why you would think he's a dick.

He does love a strut on the field and the way the commentators and co. gush over him with wanky nicknames is absurd.

But he's actually a humble bloke and lets be honest we love the on field strutting of Raz etc I'm sure we could learn to love this bloke.

It's just all about getting his mind right and off-field stuff settled.
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Personally, I don't care what the nonsense or swagger is like on the field ... just as long as it's backed up by performance and there aren't big issues off the field.

Took us years to change the culture and I would prefer that the party years are long behind us.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:41 pm

Parties aren't his off field issue.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by Windy Hille » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Stringer would be a great pick up. Something we need IMHO.

Any chance of Kelly?

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by nudder12 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:13 pm

So Stringer is officially available.
The list of issues is long - "a lack of professionalism in preparation, at training and the rehabilitation of injuries, compounded by a litany of off-field issues, ranging from his personal situation with his former partner, the stresses of being a young father, to behavioural concerns." - according to Herald Sun article.
And you'd have to guess he wasn't able to offer any guarantees to the Dogs that he's going to fix them any time soon.
I'm thinking we should give him a miss.

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by nudder12 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Fox Footy also reporting Josh Kelly re-signing with GWS for 2 years.
Who's next on our list?

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Re: Who do we want?

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 am

Maybe Stringer would be happier if we re-nickname him "The Baggage"
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by boncer34 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 am

Stringer, Gaff and Rockcliff would do nicely.
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Re: Who do we want?

Post by DC2 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:08 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 am
Maybe Stringer would be happier if we re-nickname him "The Baggage"
:lol: lmao. nice.

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