Post-Trade Stasis: An Epilogue for Clarity

I thought I might start with that, knowing that a few among the readership here would appreciate it. As a starting point, it is to assuage the fears of some who, after my most recent article, may perceive me as being entirely ignorant to the potential folly of hope. Beyond this, if I find the right combination of words, then I’ll hopefully have provided some clarity on my own perspective.

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Thus Ends a Bad Trip: Trade Period 2014

The brief interlude from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon was nice while it lasted, as we basked in the stance the club had apparently taken by publicising the cessation of negotiations with the Lions.  Having released a firm statement about our position on the Beams trade, whatever transpired on Saturday that brought Jack Crisp into …

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Strange Times as Pies Hold the Line

It has been a strange week to say the least, tumultuous at our club and elsewhere, but as we reflect this weekend whilst pondering what might play out before trade week wraps up on Thursday, we can rest assured that amidst all the turmoil of a league in flux, the club held firm to their …

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Martin Departs, Moore a Magpie and Trade Week Kicks Off…

Trade week officially kicked off today, but before the starter pistol was fired on that front there was the little matter of father/son and academy bidding to take care of. Everyone would be well aware now that the expected occurred, with the Western Bulldogs bidding for Moore and Collingwood matching it, meaning that Darcy is officially a Magpie at the cost of our current first round selection (#8).

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Clark to the Cattery; Hopes on Moore for Less

Having previously discussed two Magpies currently occupying the departure lounge in Beams and Lumumba, there has been no shortage of lesser talking points as we head into this year’s trade and draft period. Admittedly not of comparable importance, the news that Mitch Clark – who we had recently courted – and the highly likely father/son selection of Darcy Moore are deserving of some air time here on the blog.

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The Beams Situation: Now and Beyond

Things took a somewhat unexpected turn a week ago, with the club releasing a statement that Dayne Beams had expressed his desire to move north during this trade period. There had been some word circulating prior, but I think most Magpie fans, like myself, were holding onto the hope that it was just early silly season speculation.

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Engaging the Thinking Chair on Heritier

The dust had barely settled on our 2014 season when word started circulating of a potential parting of ways between the club and Lumumba.  After some back room conflict last year, Lumumba took some time away from the club to address some personal issues and find common ground once more with Buckley and his teammates.  …

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Silver Linings via SA Signings

In the back half of 2014, it is safe to say that good news was scarce for the black and white faithful.  To compound our on-field issues, in a matter of weeks we lost Jonathon Marsh to what appeared to be quite a severe hamstring injury, if judging solely on his visible discomfort, a loss …

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Between Belief and Bewilderment

September kicked into gear over the weekend and for the first time in a long time, our club was absent from proceedings.  With the off-season upon us early and the Magpie faithful left with not much else to do but mull over what has transpired and speculate about what is to come, now is the …

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Season 2014: The Wake for Both Levels

Over the weekend, both our AFL and VFL seasons came to an end at the hands of Hawthorn and Sandringham respectively.  The result at either level was expected, with our first week departure from the VFL finals being a little disappointing, yet understandable given our depth had been well and truly raided due to a …

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