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Goldstein applauds North

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has praised the Roos’ approach to the trade period, and encourages it to keep being aggressive at the trade table.

Speaking on SEN, Goldstein wants his club to do whatever it can in a bid to edge closer to that fifth premiership.

“As a player, and even as a supporter, all you want is your football club to be doing everything it can to get better and win a premiership, and that’s what we’re in the business for,” Goldstein said.

“I’m shocked with the criticism that the club gets and the jokes about it because that’s all you want, you want to try and improve.

“I look at it and think ‘yeah, we haven’t been able to land a couple of those big name players’, but we haven’t missed out on them because they haven’t left their clubs.

“If they had have gone somewhere else you would have gone ‘yep, maybe we did miss out’, but it’s really hard to get the top line players out of their footy clubs.

“I applaud the club and hope that we keep going harder.”

With Jared Polec and Jasper Pittard signing on during day three of the NAB AFL Trade Period, and Melbourne’s Dom Tyson and Gold Coast’s Aaron Hall strongly linked to a move to Arden Street, Goldstein understands the need for a high number of AFL-ready talent.

“Gone are the days when you can pretty much have 22 players and they’ll get you through the whole year, you need to have 30-35 players on your list that are ready to play AFL football to be able to give finals and premierships a real crack,” he said.

“Our depth has definitely grown.

“We’ve shown that we have the talent to perform well and to push for finals and hopefully these players keep adding to our depth”

The 30-year-old says the potential new signings is creating a genuine buzz around the club, to add to the exciting times ahead for the football club.

“I know the club’s really excited about our future,” he said.

“We’ve got a redevelopment starting at the club, we’ve got an AFLW side coming in this year, so there’s a lot of excitement around our footy club which is great to see.”

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