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« on: September 08, 2022, 03:50:18 PM »
Giantsí Jacob Hopper picks Richmond as trade target

Sam McClure
The Age
September 8, 2022 ó 3.12pm


Tigers sources have confirmed to The Age that Hopper, who is contracted at the Giants for one more season, has picked Richmond over Geelong.

Both the Tigers and the Cats had tabled lucrative, long-term deals for the 25-year-old, and industry sources believed as recently as this week that Hopper was leaning towards a career at the Cattery.

But sources close to the player say that the lure of playing regularly in front of huge crowds, as well as being able to link up again with fellow Giant Tim Taranto - who is set to sign for seven years at Richmond - was enough for him to select Punt Road as his next home.

Geelong have been contacted for comment.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/giants-jacob-hopper-picks-richmond-as-trade-target-20220908-p5bgi6.html
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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 04:08:28 PM »
Wow this is huge. If we can pull off these two trades we immediately become contenders IMO, and for a few years too. I think trading our picks is worth it, you canít miss out on opportunities like this

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 04:15:56 PM »
Hmm what are going to pay for him and Taranto.

If its picks it will probably be our first two this year and our first two next season.

Happy to go hard for Taranto but Hopper at age 26 while i acknowledge he is a good player and a type we need is he top shelf enough and is he just a tad too old when you consider how many will be retiring over the next few seasons.

The big differences between say when we bought in Prestia 24, Caddy  25 and Nankervis 22? is we were in a very good age space with our best players JR and Edwards were the eldest in 2016 at what 28yo. Dusty was 25, Cotchin 26, Rance 27 and Grimes about 25.

Did we even have a 29yo on the list when we recruited those three let alone a 30yo.

Now we have the majority of our best players mostly around 30 or older and we are most likely going to have to trade heavily out of the  next two drafts to get just two players in, all be it very good players.

Don't get me wrong either way im happy to get two really good players, Just a worry that if we don't get a flag from it all then there will be a heavy price to pay basically doing a Geelong of the last 11 years.

Another question here has to be where will this leave us in regards to key forwards Jack will be 34 and Tom will be 30 with no one capable to fill a void in the role atm  maybe not even one on the list Bauer? to develop.
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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 06:40:42 PM »
Jacob Hopper has today jetted off overseas. His preference is to ideally get to Richmond over Geelong if a trade can be struck, knowing GWS holds the cards as heís contracted. Itís a seven-year offer at the Tigers.

https://twitter.com/CalTwomey/status/1567768604107767809

Foxfooty.com.au also understands Geelong couldíve matched Richmondís bid, but opted not to break its own cap rules.

Source: Foxsports.

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 07:15:53 PM »
Jacob Hopper has today jetted off overseas. His preference is to ideally get to Richmond over Geelong if a trade can be struck, knowing GWS holds the cards as heís contracted. Itís a seven-year offer at the Tigers.

https://twitter.com/CalTwomey/status/1567768604107767809

Foxfooty.com.au also understands Geelong couldíve matched Richmondís bid, but opted not to break its own cap rules.

Source: Foxsports.

Geesook never had the option to match as they were told they'd missed out.  Sux on that Shocking and Salty Scotty u little biatches

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 08:15:57 PM »
Hmm what are going to pay for him and Taranto.

If its picks it will probably be our first two this year and our first two next season.

Happy to go hard for Taranto but Hopper at age 26 while i acknowledge he is a good player and a type we need is he top shelf enough and is he just a tad too old when you consider how many will be retiring over the next few seasons.

The big differences between say when we bought in Prestia 24, Caddy  25 and Nankervis 22? is we were in a very good age space with our best players JR and Edwards were the eldest in 2016 at what 28yo. Dusty was 25, Cotchin 26, Rance 27 and Grimes about 25.

Did we even have a 29yo on the list when we recruited those three let alone a 30yo.

Now we have the majority of our best players mostly around 30 or older and we are most likely going to have to trade heavily out of the  next two drafts to get just two players in, all be it very good players.

Don't get me wrong either way im happy to get two really good players, Just a worry that if we don't get a flag from it all then there will be a heavy price to pay basically doing a Geelong of the last 11 years.

Another question here has to be where will this leave us in regards to key forwards Jack will be 34 and Tom will be 30 with no one capable to fill a void in the role atm  maybe not even one on the list Bauer? to develop.

26 his in his prime mate and a inside bull we desperately need we rely on Prestia to much. 2 quality players like that you don't pass up. Big difference cats target 29 year olds were getting 2 players still to hit there prime at 25 and 26.

Like us to keep pick 19 and 30 how do we do it through ?.Offer 12 and next years first rounder and Soldo and maybe Kingsley targets someone else a Hugo.or George.

I think Ryan and Bauer a earmarked for forward ,  but we do need to draft a key forward or go to state leagues or target free agency.
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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2022, 08:52:27 PM »
Hmm what are going to pay for him and Taranto.

If its picks it will probably be our first two this year and our first two next season.

Happy to go hard for Taranto but Hopper at age 26 while i acknowledge he is a good player and a type we need is he top shelf enough and is he just a tad too old when you consider how many will be retiring over the next few seasons.

The big differences between say when we bought in Prestia 24, Caddy  25 and Nankervis 22? is we were in a very good age space with our best players JR and Edwards were the eldest in 2016 at what 28yo. Dusty was 25, Cotchin 26, Rance 27 and Grimes about 25.

Did we even have a 29yo on the list when we recruited those three let alone a 30yo.

Now we have the majority of our best players mostly around 30 or older and we are most likely going to have to trade heavily out of the  next two drafts to get just two players in, all be it very good players.

Don't get me wrong either way im happy to get two really good players, Just a worry that if we don't get a flag from it all then there will be a heavy price to pay basically doing a Geelong of the last 11 years.

Another question here has to be where will this leave us in regards to key forwards Jack will be 34 and Tom will be 30 with no one capable to fill a void in the role atm  maybe not even one on the list Bauer? to develop.

I'd expect us to go to the state leagues and find some Miocheck type to add to Bauer.
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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 03:55:13 PM »

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2022, 04:25:21 PM »
Oh but he leaving and going to Sydney, gospel , just ask the old nuff nuff

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2022, 05:28:13 PM »
Tom Browne reckons dusty was in the meeting pitch to Hopper. What a guy if true.

https://www.triplem.com.au/story/tom-browne-says-dustin-martin-played-a-role-in-richmond-s-negotiations-with-jacob-hopper-205680

It is true :shh

What else you know spill the beans could there be another trade target to ?.

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2022, 06:32:29 PM »
Tom Browne reckons dusty was in the meeting pitch to Hopper. What a guy if true.

https://www.triplem.com.au/story/tom-browne-says-dustin-martin-played-a-role-in-richmond-s-negotiations-with-jacob-hopper-205680

It is true :shh

What else you know spill the beans could there be another trade target to ?.


Nothing more to add on other targets. I must say further good news around Dusty might be announced soon, oh and I was told Stack would be staying. Cant add anything further to this though.

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2022, 11:32:31 PM »
Naming the trade deal - Jacob Hopper

Mitch Keating
zerohanger.com
September 9, 2022


Destination: Richmond

Richmond's dealings with Tim Taranto are sure to play a factor in any pursuit of Hopper, with their 2022 selections of Picks 12, 19 and 30 all likely heading to Blacktown, potentially along with their future first-round pick should they follow our suggestions in landing both onballers.

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JACOB HOPPER (Midfield - GWS)
2022 SEASON AVG
19.3 Disposals
3 Tackles
4.9 Clearances

The Cats won't have as much wiggle room in their draft hand should discussions with the Tigers fail to reach a conclusion, however a first and second-round selection should be enough for the 25-year-old to trade clubs and please the Giants.

It will be interesting to see if Hopper and Taranto are packaged together or if a third club is involved to aid negotiations. Two separate deals may show us how highly each club separately rates the pair of midfielders.

Trade package: Picks 12 + 30

https://www.zerohanger.com/naming-the-trade-deals-for-12-of-afls-biggest-movers-in-2022-126675/6/

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2022, 06:50:46 PM »
Cat Jeremy Cameron in his 7news interview wish his former GWS teammate Hopper well and added "he's going to the Tigers now".

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Re: Jacob Hopper to Richmond thread
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2022, 01:56:48 PM »
JACOB HOPPER

Pros

Almost an identical write-up to Taranto. The GWS star has also said he wants to play at the Tigers next year, which is a huge boon for Richmondís midfield that already contains Shai Bolton, Dion Prestia, Martin, Cotchin, Jayden Short and Liam Baker, and could yet feature Taranto as well. Hopper missed four months of footy this year due to a knee injury, but finished the season well and his addition, along with Tarantoís, would certainly keep the Tigers in the finals frame.

Cons

Again, very similar to Taranto. It sounds as though the Tigers are prepared to make a big, long-term investment in the 25-year-old, which will put instant pressure on him to produce the goods. And his signature will also probably cost Richmond a first-round pick. These high-risk, high-reward moves certainly leave the Tigers vulnerable to a degree in the long run, but no guts, no glory, and Richmond arenít going to die wondering in their pursuit of a fourth flag in seven years.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-trade-news-pros-and-cons-of-stars-linked-to-moves-targets-state-of-play-latest-players-out-of-contract-rumours-whispers/news-story/d21baece52c9c788f1ca3282939be974