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  1. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Mahoney strikes me as a pragmatic, outcome oriented person who approaches negotiations sans silly, aggressive posturing and unnecessary hyperbole. That said, given: - the history of Freo’s apparent desperation to land Hogan, and their clear need for a player like him; - Hogan’s super rare talent, a fact acknowledged by everyone in the industry including coaches, players, commentators and journalists; and - the trade history for lesser players, anything less than two first round draft picks (at least one high end) would in my opinion be a pretty underwhelming trade for arguably our most prized player (in terms of trade value). After all, we don’t actually need to trade him - Freo need to make the running on this. And, to date, their approach seems comical - it’s though Barry McKenzie has taken the reigns over there. For a generational-type player, giving us picks to ensure we land May and some mid range first round draftee seems eminently reasonable. I genuinely can’t believe Freo’s stance on this - it’s been astonishingly amateur.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I watched the preliminary final at the Light Brigade Hotel in Paddington, a well known AFL pub in Sydney. It was packed - probably 60% Weagles supporters but a lot of Dees fans in there too. Great atmosphere. For the first 30 seconds of the first quarter. Tom Morris was at the pub, proudly sporting an MFC scarf. I ordered a round of beers next to him at the bar and, even though I didn’t chat to him, he genuinely seemed to be a Demons’ supporter. Apologies if this is common knowledge but it seems relevant to point this out in circumstances where some here have accused him of being Freo’s mouth-piece on this issue.
  3. Ron Burgundy

    Rating Josh Mahoney

    He’s been a super important component in the re-branding of this club. We appear to be a professional, disciplined and respectable organisation now. Freo on the other hand ...
  4. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    The club and all of the supporters were around him. 110% around him. Hogan then approached the club to sound out the potential for a trade to Freo (which was the subject of rumour, innuendo and speculation for years previously). That introduces cracks into the mirror in any relationship. Regrettably I think things have changed now.
  5. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    “Jesse came to us and said he wants to explore the opportunity," Mahoney said.” Seems pretty clear to me.
  6. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    It’s on the MFC website. The article is entitled ‘Melbourne is waiting upon a reasonable Freo offer’ or something similar.
  7. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    As an aside, Hogan should speak to the Wizz about whether he has any regrets.
  8. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Like everyone here, I was a Hogan fan. But his seemingly non-committal approach to the club always irked me. He seems to lack passion for the place - and that, to me at least, is an important intangible that our more important players simply have to possess. That he has now requested a trade to Freo, means that I can no longer get excited about the bloke - it’s as though he’s merely treading water in the red and the blue. I’d be super happy with May and a top ten pick for him.
  9. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Yeah perhaps, but at it’s very highest, it’s dumb noise. It’s the way I’d expect some idiot redneck in a pub at Kargoorlie to negotiate the deal. It’s basic and lacks class. Pick 11 and next year’s second rounder for Hogan. I mean, fair dinkum. Even my 5 year old would laugh at that.
  10. Ron Burgundy

    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    After 273 pages, the only conclusion that I have drawn is that Fremantle is an absolute joke of a club at the moment. Thanks for completely wasting our time (to date) Peter Bell.
  11. Ron Burgundy

    Rumour File

    Burton’s ropeable. He doesn’t want to live in Glenelg.
  12. Ron Burgundy

    Aaron vandenBerg not going - signs a new deal!!!

    Very happy about this. I don’t know why exactly, but his was the signature I was most interested in, and potentially the most concerned about. He seems to have a unique offering for us (on and off field), and would’ve been hard to replace.
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    Aaron vandenBerg not going - signs a new deal!!!

    We will absolutely get ripped a new one re: the terms of this trade if AVB decides to leave - pick 42 or similar will not result in us landing a player of commensurate quality/value. Really hope he stays. Kent too (although it seems that trade's virtually done and dusted).
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Yeah, nice post. Perhaps unfortunately, I don’t see the world in black and white. But I understand that many in Kansas do. To assess Gaff’s entire character and personality on that one incident, is the very reason we no longer endorse public lynching as a society, even though many rednecks would love to have it back. It seems that Andrew Brayshaw has forgiven him - good on you for continuing to hold the grudge though.
  15. Ron Burgundy

    Go and get Gaff!

    Gaff strikes me as a really decent fellow. He seems to have a sensitivity about him which is rare among footy players. Good luck to him. Would’ve loved to see him in the red and the blue, but it seems we were never realistically in the mix. Sucked in North.