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TOPIC: A quiet Sunday talking point

Walter the baker A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #1

Walter the baker
The AFL has done one of those click bait things “your clubs best trades”. They’ve rated Purple Jesus as tops for us. Hard to argue against but I’ve always had a lot of love for AA Luke. While the AFL article suggests that it came at a “hefty” cost, my memory was that he was virtually thrown in as a sweetener for the Croad deal and came to us with a severe case of osteitis pubis (one of our rare successful rehabilitations!). If we want to talk hefty deals I’d say Belly was right up there - we had him, gave him away, then paid 6, 8, 37 and a reasonable player to get him back. There were all good players for us but I’d say Luke McP’s 244 games was best value bang for buck

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Jeff Farmer (131 games from 2002-2008)

'The Wizard' brought his magic from the Demons after he was traded for pick No.17 at the end of 2001. Farmer gave Freo some legitimate star power and went on to kick 224 goals in many match-winning performances, including kicking an unforgettable after-the-siren goal to sink his former side. He was stiff to miss All-Australian selection in 2006 after bagging 55 goals and was also named in the club's greatest ever team. The Dockers haven't had much success with trades, but the relatively cheap price gave Farmer the nod.

Other candidates: Peter Bell (traded for Jess Sinclair, picks No.6, No.8 and No.37) will go down as an all-time great, but they paid plenty to get him back after originally delisting him. Luke McPharlin (traded with Trent Croad for picks No.1, No.20 and No.36) was also edged out due to the hefty deal. The Dockers turned the Chris Mayne compensation pick (No.23) into future Doig medallist Bradley Hill, but he only played 54 games before leaving. - Chris Correia
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Raglan Matt A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #2

Raglan Matt
Dead heat between those 2, Jeff & Luke.
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pollyanna A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #3

pollyanna
Jeffrey - brought people through the gate every week, boosted membership beyond reasonable doubt and gave more than one journalist a focus for years.

Elvis was just a champion player with top shelf skills.
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DS A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #4

DS
Dale Kickett.
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Walter the baker A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #5

Walter the baker
Good call! 135 high quality games in exchange for pick 39.

Certainly did better than a few other recruits that we picked up the same year. Anyone remember ... Douglas Headland ... Ryan Smith .... Dean Grainger ... Sam McFarlane ....
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Raglan Matt A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #6

Raglan Matt
Dale was one of the originals, wasn't he???
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shane A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #7

shane
I don't know what...I mean, the terminolog...look, I think he's from Tammin, if that's what you mean.
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KingKepler A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #8

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How about us trading Steven Koops to the bulldogs for pick 19 which we used to draft David Mundy. The guy is a superstar and has played over 300 games. I can’t really see a better deal than that.

Maybe the Lachie Weller trade to Gold Coast for pick 3 which we used to get Brayshaw but only time will tell.
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Raglan Matt A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #9

Raglan Matt
I know what I meant, Shane, he was one of the original squad, so I don't think those players would count as being traded or drafted into the club.
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DS A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #10

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It’s kind of semantics to say Dale doesn’t count as a player we traded for because he was in the original squad. We traded pick 39 to Essendon for him.
Just because it was the original squad and not, say, the following year doesn’t change the fact we traded to get him.
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Raglan Matt A quiet Sunday talking point 1 week 4 days ago #11

Raglan Matt
If you are going to include players from the original squad, then yep, Dale number 1 for me.
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cletus A quiet Sunday talking point 5 days 16 hours ago #12

cletus
Sorry to come in at the back end of this...and no disputes with the nominations of The Wiz & Luke, but I reckon we did alright out of Troy Cook, Adrian Fletcher, and, Josh Carr.

Pretty good servants all 3, whilst they were with us....
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Raglan Matt A quiet Sunday talking point 5 days 13 hours ago #13

Raglan Matt
Which all goes to show, Clete, that possibly, just possibly, our trading record is a little bit better than the AwFL media orginisation would have the world believe.
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pollyanna A quiet Sunday talking point 5 days 12 hours ago #14

pollyanna
Heath Black was bloody good too.
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