desmondo wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Would settle for Papely AND Sydney`s pick 25... we don`t get Papely then we should have their pick 5...
That may indeed be the settling position but it sure as hell wont be the opening gambit.
Picks 5 and 9 please.
Then, at a push, 5 and Papley and we will toss them back pick 31
Then if that doesnt work, Papley and 25
We all know Joe is a risk for Sydney given his injuries but that doesn't change the fact that Joe is a marquee player and one of only a half dozen players in the comp who can do what he does. Shiel was one of 50 above average midfielders in the AFL with similar attributes and he set us back 2 first round picks. One of 50 demands 2 first rounders - surely one of six gets the same
Joe's availability is a once every 3 year opportunity for another club to get an elite potential KPF.
If you look at the last decade only Buddy, Lynch, Kennedy represent similar player - ie Key position forward capable of kicking 60 plus goals
Buddy cost Sydney $10M (in reality it is more per annum as Buddy will not be able to play out his full contract yet the Swans were still prepared to "wear" that cost), but was a Free Agent so Hawthorn only received a first round compensation pick (19)
Lynch was also a restricted free agent and GCS chose not to match Richmonds offer but still received Pick 3 as compensation - Lynch will cost Richmond around $1 million a year for 7 years
Kennedy was a contracted Carlton player - had played only 22 games and so was not the Marquee name that Lynch and Buddy represented. When the Chris Judd deal came around - West Coast wanted picks 1 & 3 for Judd which Carlton refused. Instead the Eagles settled for Picks 3, 20 and Kennedy for Judd. The difference here of course is Judd was the player at the centre of the deal and arguably the best player in the competition at the time. Nevertheless the loss of Kennedy may prove to be one of the biggest mistakes Carlton has made in its dodgey trading history. However, the clear point here is that Carlton were prepared to let go one of their most promising KPP's for years which proved to be the icing on the cake for the Eagles. While different players, Daniher is a rare commodity. A potential match winner with 7 years of football in him. Clearly he has passed any doubts about his medical as Sydney would have done substantial due diligence into his fitness before both clubs agreed to make today's announcement - dont doubt for a minute that behind the scenes, Ess and Syd have been shaping a suitable deal.
Daniher is NOT a Free Agent today and so if Sydney want to wait a year, Daniher will be come a RESTRICTED Free Agent and as such, Essendon can and putting aside Daniher's wishes, could match the Sydney offer to retain the player. There is also the risk that if Sydney dont strike now, Daniher may have a change of heart and renew his contract at the Bombers
Given this, anything less than 2 first round picks would be daylight robbery.