TOPIC: Aish Wednesday

ICONDOCKER Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #15

ICONDOCKER
Aish IJ
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Drubbing Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #16

Drubbing
If you like to gamble, he's our man; you win some lose some, it's all the same to me. Lemmy would approve.

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Corporal Agarn Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #17

Corporal Agarn
Okay, now we're talking pre game music.
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CaptSnooze Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #18

CaptSnooze
AYEEESH! Less a sneeze than my wife's favourite epithet of astonishment,. in her native language.

Glad we got this guy in, looking forward to being astonished in a good way next season.
..and yes for sure, the sniffles have been going the rounds too. Cue hanky.
AYEEESH!
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Bizkit Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #19

Bizkit
No one says next year's draft isn't worth being in, in fact that's the complete opposite of what I've been saying where we have a bunch of academy kids who we need to stock up points for as they'll likely go early. We need every point we can get and throwing away a large amount from potentially pick 19 (if the saints finish bottom) for Aish is a huge price.

I'm not saying Aish couldn't be useful, but paying so much for a fringe player at another club who probably isn't in their best fit 22 is way overs. He'll have to be a star to justify that and risk our chances at getting Western, the Walker brothers, Kobe Farmer and any other academy kids available to us.
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Purple Shades Re:Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #20

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If the academy kids look like they have what it takes to become AFL stars, I am sure we will trade out some of our 2021 picks to put us in a position to land these kids in 2020.
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Gumnut Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #21

Gumnut
I take your point Biz, but in fairness to Aish, he was not a fringe player and was in best 22 when fit as he played in their GF loss to Weagles. The only times he was out was when he got injured so I'm looking forward to what he provides next season.
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Bizkit Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #22

Bizkit
He is certainly a fringe player at present with Langdon favoured ahead of him (who was injured for the GF this year) and Quaynor also preferred for the future. There was a logjam for half backs at the Pies as there tends to be at most clubs. It's not really a position you need to trade much for unless the player is a star.

It's a huge gamble that we've paid a lot for. I reckon it puts a heap of pressure on Aish and I'm not convinced he's in the best 22 of our side, let alone with any kids we are likely to draft.
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Nathan: That's the gayest thing I've ever heard.
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FDB Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #23

FDB
No refs to Ace of Base please Shane. Bunch of Crypto-Nazis. Barely even crypto.
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KELA Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #24

KELA
I thought the Aish deal was perfectly reasonable for both clubs. Basically a bunch of pick swaps that still leaves us with a strong hand to match points next year. I think Biz must have been sitting at the table when the Weller deal went through. Would make a strong negotiator, just not sure how many deals would actually go through nowadays!
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number 2 Aish Wednesday 1 month 4 days ago #25

number 2
Aish to Aishes
Just to Justin
We swapped Bradley Hill
For pick 10



(apologies Mr Bowie)
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Bizkit Aish Wednesday 1 month 3 days ago #26

Bizkit
True, I'm not sure how many deals I'd get done in their shoes but I'd be privy to a lot more information to make that decision!

I tend to rate draft picks higher than a lot of people who don't see the kids and only see what is established in the AFL. I also don't like the thought process that due to having other second round picks, it's ok to give up this one. Other picks shouldn't make a difference whatsoever and this deal should be looked at on it's own merits.

That second round pick was very valuable to us and the pies third round pick is likely to be a pick in the 50's where as the Saints pick we gave away is more likely in the early 20's. That's a huge gulf in points and players available. I don't think Aish is worth that gulf when we have the likes of Ryan, Wilson, Hughes, Blakely, Cerra, S Hill, Duman, Carter and a tonne more as options off half back. Is he really any better than what we have available?
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Davo Aish Wednesday 1 month 3 days ago #27

Davo
You're assuming everyone is fit and in form.
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Bizkit Aish Wednesday 1 month 3 days ago #28

Bizkit
I'm assuming some of those players will get more midfield time or play in various areas of the ground. There's plenty of players who can come in and play that half back role like a Logue, Banfield, Conca, Watson or a new draftee if there are injuries. It's a role that most players can fit into which is why I find it weird we'd pay so much for him.

If we've paid so much for him to come over and play a wing, we've also got some players who can take over that role on the list and I'm not sure Aish offers anything they can't do. I'll be watching keenly to see how Aish goes and where he plays next season.
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Simon: I've always had balls you've just never seen them.
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