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How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« on: October 26, 2012, 03:20:10 PM »
Okay we've had an hour or so for everything to sink in. How did we all rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?


* Chris Knights (free agent)
* Troy Chaplin (free agent)
* Pick 43 (was 40) for Angus Graham and pick 53 (was 50)
* Aaron Edwards for pick 74


In: Chris Knights, Troy Chaplin, Aaron Edwards, pick 43

Out: Angus Graham, pick 53, pick 74.

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 03:39:41 PM »
Very impressed.

With no standout star on the trade table we had to try and bleed a stone for:

Need of a KP backman with experience.
Depth in forwardline with an experience KP player and a medium forward that can play midfield.
Depth in ruck stock in case Maric goes down and ship out tried ruckman.

We ticked all those boxes except for covering a I.Maric injury.

Whilst the players we got aren't in the top 10 in the comp, they are solid trades in comparison to the competition.

We lost Graham and pick 74 and, upgraded pick 53 to 43
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Knights, Chaplin and Edwards.

We've won out of it massively.

Is the job done yet? No.

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 04:19:05 PM »
Herald-Sun gave us 7 out of 10....

RICHMOND

IN: Chris Knights (Adelaide), Troy Chaplin (Port Adelaide), Aaron Edwards (North Melbourne)
OUT: Angus Graham (Adelaide)

DRAFT PICKS: 9, 32, 34, 43, 92, 110, 128

VERDICT: Chaplin is a good needs-based get who will slot straight in. We can debate the impact of Knights and Edwards, but the fact is the Tigers have effectively got three players in the door for nothing and kept their top 10 draft pick.

RATING: 7/10


Herald-Sun rating (out of 10)

Geelong        9
Coll'wood      8.5
GWS             8.5
Essendon     8
Gold Coast   7
Hawthorn     7
Richmond      7
West Coast  6.5
Brisbane       6
Fremantle     6
Melbourne    6
St Kilda         6
W.Bulldogs   6
North Melb.   5
Port Adel.     5
Carlton         4
Sydney         3
Adelaide       1

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/afl/afl-trades-how-did-your-club-fair/story-e6frf9io-1226503964556

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 04:22:57 PM »
And from the Age:

Richmond

THE SKINNY: Coach Damien Hardwick said his recruiting team would again be aggressive, believing it had hit the mark with players such as Ivan Maric, Shaun Grigg and Bachar Houli in recent years. The Tigers would like to think they have again done well, grabbing Port Adelaide key defender Troy Chaplin, former Crows forward Chris Knights and North Melbourne's Aaron Edwards, who fell out of favour at Arden Street. The Tigers needed experience in defence and believe Chaplin can be the man to assist Alex Rance. Sent reserve ruckman Angus Graham and a round-three selection to Adelaide in return for a second-round selection.

VERDICT: Were active early, identifying Chaplin and Knights as players that could fill a specific role in a similar manner to what Sydney has successfully done. How Edwards fits into the forward mix will be interesting.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/afl-trading--club-by-club-20121026-28a91.html#ixzz2ANaldtnF


And the AFL site:

RICHMOND

In: Troy Chaplin (Port Adelaide), Chris Knights (Adelaide), Aaron Edwards (North Melbourne), draft selection 43

Out: Angus Graham (Adelaide); Dean McDonald, Brad Miller, Kelvin Moore (retired); Andrew Browne, Jeromey Webberley, Dan Connors (delisted); Addam Maric, Piva Wright, Gibson Turner (delisted rookies); draft selection 50, 74

Draft selections: 9, 32, 34, 43, 92, 110, 128

Damian Barrett's trade take: "Pretty much everything worked out the way they planned for it to."

What they need: The Tigers wanted a third marking forward, hence their decision to grab North Melbourne's Aaron Edwards late in the trade period. Their decision to offload Graham and Browne means they're likely to pick up a young ruckman to bring on behind Maric, Vickery and Derickx. They could also do with a tough and skillful half-back, hence the links with 2012 Vic Metro captain Nick Vlastuin, who is expected to go around the mark of Richmond's first pick. Even with the recruitment of Chaplin, the ranks of tall defenders are thin. They're likely to draft young and attempt to develop a young monster.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/150271/default.aspx

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 04:32:26 PM »

Geelong        9
Coll'wood      8.5
GWS             8.5
Essendon     8
Gold Coast   7
Hawthorn     7
Richmond      7
West Coast  6.5
Brisbane       6
Fremantle     6
Melbourne    6
St Kilda         6
W.Bulldogs   6
North Melb.   5
Port Adel.     5
Carlton         4
Sydney         3
Adelaide       1


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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 04:52:23 PM »
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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 05:34:35 PM »
They could also do with a tough and skillful half-back, hence the links with 2012 Vic Metro captain Nick Vlastuin,

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/150271/default.aspx

I was told he wasn't a backman

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 06:05:43 PM »
Reckon we got the Free Agency side of things right

Did exceptionally well moving on Graham and getting pick 43 in return = big win

Disappointed we couldn't trade out a couple of "cloggers" (though we can still de-list  ;D) but then again not surprised that no one was interested

Edwards has literally cost us nothing as we handed over a pick we were never going to use
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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »
posy and mcguane were shopped around but no-one wanted them

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2012, 07:18:27 PM »
posy and mcguane were shopped around but no-one wanted them
Says it all really. Give both the option of a cheap 1 year contract or it's goodbye. Although I reckon Post will be delisted in any case.

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 09:51:26 PM »
posy and mcguane were shopped around but no-one wanted them
Says it all really. Give both the option of a cheap 1 year contract or it's goodbye. Although I reckon Post will be delisted in any case.

I have no clue whether they will or wont delist Post or McGuane.  Given we want depth then you'd think we'd keep them both but neither are great shakes so if we dropped them meh!  Are we gonna get any better options from pick 120?  I doubt it.


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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 11:26:40 PM »
posy and mcguane were shopped around but no-one wanted them

Exactly  :-\

And exactly my point  ;D
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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 11:42:08 PM »
with magoo suposedly being offered a contract i doubt he will be delisted.
browne delisted and gus moved on probably saves derickx.
that leaves either post or white, assuming one will go to get the 4 ND picks( which may have changed.)

Post being younger and the recruitment of edwards and knights leaves white as the most probable to get the big A.

edwards seems to be an afterthought though, so it may mean we only use 3 picks, which would in effect mean we gave up pick 43(?) for him.
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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 12:54:34 AM »
They could also do with a tough and skillful half-back, hence the links with 2012 Vic Metro captain Nick Vlastuin,

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/150271/default.aspx

I was told he wasn't a backman

He sure isn't. He's a Tuck clone with a good kick.

Played HBF in Champs because he had an ankle injury so couldn't run as a full time mid. May have also done it to display an outside game to recruiters. But he is a tough as nails inside mid.

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Re: How did we rate Richmond's trade/free agency period?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2012, 08:46:07 AM »
with magoo suposedly being offered a contract i doubt he will be delisted.
browne delisted and gus moved on probably saves derickx.
that leaves either post or white, assuming one will go to get the 4 ND picks( which may have changed.)

Post being younger and the recruitment of edwards and knights leaves white as the most probable to get the big A.

edwards seems to be an afterthought though, so it may mean we only use 3 picks, which would in effect mean we gave up pick 43(?) for him.

The easiest and most common sense option is to put Newman on veterans list