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The Eagles have lost a shitload of experience so far:

OUT: Priddis, Mitchell, Butler, Giles, Petrie (r), Tunbridge (r), Brophy (r)

Free agents LeCras and Mackenzie signed one-year extensions.

Biggest question marks I guess are over Josh Hill, Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Masten heading into trade week. And it seems we're into Fasolo from Collingwood and Ah Chee from Port, but unsure how legit those whispers are. Can't see how either will contribute to the gaping hole in our midfield either. I don't really want to see another year where Simpson all but concedes the space between the 50m arcs and has a gameplan based on counterattacking after intercept marks in defence (Gov, Yeo, Barrass, Hurn).

What are your thoughts on potentially losing Gaff?


Well the Eagles have released a statement to say he's not up for trade:

Eagles shut down Gaff trade talk

He was Club Champion in 2015 but he hasn't seemed the same since he was knocked out with an elbow to the head by that thug Jonas from Port last year. He's also an outside mid in a team that gets smashed in the clearances each and every week. No idea what he would be worth as a trade.

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If it wasn't for Port, would anything even be happening this Trade Week?

Anyway, Brandon Ah Chee and Port's future 4th rounder to the Eagles, for our future 3rd rounder.

On paper Ah Chee fills a need but he hasn't done much for Port. Or cost us much. So who knows?

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2 weeks is too long, trade week should be 5 days.


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Arch is solid but just struggled with the transition to AFL from SANFL. His first instinct is to handball all the time and defer which I think is mainly the issue and he has been behind Wines, SPP and Boak for a spot in the team, with Rockliff coming in he was looking less likely to get any game time this year. If he can make the adjustment and not be so passive in a new environment then he will be a solid player, maybe not always in the first 22 but someone you can depend on when they are in the team has a great leap one of the deadliest and best handballs I've seen and a good size body.

We dominated this trade period though got in Rockliff, Watts and Motlop and were able to trade out all our spuds and get Young and Ah Chee a fresh start where they wanted to go. I reckon we must have a couple of DFA's on the go to as we have traded and lost through retirement a lot of players.

Also agree, a 2 week trade period is useless in the AFL because the team's don't do anything until they are forced to on the last 2 days anyway.

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We've lost two Brownlow medallists and have five picks in the top 40 (13, 21, 26, 32, 37), plus Ah Chee.

The last time that happened was 2007. Although back then we then traded 30 and 35 for 22 so we ended up with 4 picks in the top 22. Three of them are still playing, although Scott Selwood and Brad Ebert are now with the clubs they were always destined to play for :arsekick: Hopefully we get at least three 10+ year players with this haul too (but who want to stay).

The rebuild is on :(

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WEST Coast has shed more experience by delisting former star defender Sharrod Wellingham and goalsneak Josh Hill ahead of next month's crucial NAB AFL Draft.

Tom Lamb, who played one game in 2015, and rookies Tom Gorter and Jordan Snadden have also been cut.

West Coast has now made 12 list changes as the club embarks on an aggressive turnover of what was the AFL's oldest playing group this year.


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:shock: 12 changes ... When the Eagles usually make the bare minimum. Not too upset, a bit of a statement to the under-performers that somehow still have contracts (for some reason Masten has another two years to go???). Hoping this means there's been a bit of a culture shift at a club that has been too soft for too long.

Bring back the ruthless streak saw us sack our first coach after one year and an 11-11 win-loss record. The same club who dropped the greatest Eagle to have ever pull on the jumper for a cut throat final even though he was captain.

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So ... what the fuck are Port doing?

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Getting better? Look at who we've turfed then compare with who we have brought in, been the greatest trade period in history in terms of turning over nearly all of the deadwood on your list and improving with everything you brought back in. Jack Trengove was always on the cards, the Adelaide corporation was never gonna touch him and can't afford to add much anyway so I thought it was a given we'd take him although I thought we'd rookie list him. Got a SA guy, worked his way back to AFL footy and still young and you know his upside, u take that punt. Our main plan could just be to relocate all of Melbourne's list though over a 3 year period lol

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Three U18 All-Australians including the Larke Medallist and the best clearance player in the championships (Brander, Allen and Ainsworth), the WAFL's leading goalkicker (Ryan) and the fastest player in the draft (Petruccelle). Plus a Brayshaw. On reflection, pretty happy with that!

I'm still a bit surprised we went tall with out first two picks, but I'm finding hard to argue against the picks considering who was already gone. And you can't say we haven't addressed needs too with Ainsworth and Petruccelle providing the ability to win clearances and line-breaking speed respectively. And we nabbed a genuine small forward too!

Ryan and Rioli at the feet (or on the head) of Kennedy is going to be so fun to watch. Can't wait! In the two years since coming to Perth from Geraldton, Ryan has played 4 reserves games for 11 goals, and 39 league games for 113 goals and was the WAFL's leading goalkicker this year. And he had something like four out of the five mark of the year contenders this year (following on from two last year!) :lol: :up:


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