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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    Bit of X-factor there.
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    Innocent

    I think you might find that he did not in fact take money from those 200 disabled Australians. Rather, he used them to take money from the Government. This is in no way significant when determining his guilt or innocence, and indeed he would probably get a harsher sentence for robbing the Government, but it's an interesting note on how they do headlines. Nobody really cares if he robs the Government, but say that he was robbing poor disability pensioners and suddenly he's going straight to hell. Which is appropriate given his choice of head-wear.
  3. May just gave Goodwin a huge tick. Said he'd never spoken to us or even considered us until he had a hat with Goodwin at the end of the season. Loved that Goodwin was all about what the club can do to help him get the most from his game and the values they are trying to hold in the playing group.
  4. This guy is exactly what we want in terms of ability. He's a bloody good size for a mid or flanker, quick and has actual foot skills. We just need to see if he can get his head right. Still would have liked Martin though. 😋
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I'm not too fussed with this trade. Sad to see Jesse go, but ultimately we were given an on paper value of around pick two for him. We got slightly more than Freo got for Neale (pick three roughly). Ultimately we hit every Mark the club had set for trade period. I am fascinated by the journey of pick six though. It started as pick five at Freo, was downgraded due to the Lynch deal, traded to Port, then Brisbane, back to Freo, Melbourne and finally Gold Coast. Will we see stove again? Will Adelaide make a late play for it?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I would have liked to see him kicking bags for Melbourne for a decade. Now, I wish him all good fortune in his personal life and none at all professionally. May he prosper as the highest paid player in the lowest ranked team.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    May - A player who fills a hole that has cost us multiple game this year. KK - Was pick 5 in 2013. Looks a bit of a Morton, given his pace, skills and lack of contested game. That being said his brother has turned into a bit of a beast for Geelong, so maybe there's something there. Pick 23 - Who knows? Last few pick 23's have included: Will Walker; Alex Witherden; David Cunningham; Pat McKenna; Matt Crouch; Marco Paparone. In other words, a mixed bag, but a couple of good ones here and there. Overall, I'd feel that we probably got a bit less than Hogan is worth, but it would be a solid return in terms of getting what we wanted out of the trade period.
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    Would we take $cully back?

    Emotion aside, if he came cheap and didn't want a huge contract, I'd take him. We could use that run on the outside. I doubt if he would ever be popular with the fans, but you live with the decisions you make.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    If Melbourne "buckle first" I'll be furious. We are asking for a fair price for the best young forward in the game. If Fremantle don't have the nerve to follow 5hrough, they can go to hell. I'd be thrilled to keep him.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Pretty sure we were supposed to get compensation for him going to another club.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Not even a nice baked cheesecake with whipped cream and berries on top?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Don't forget Dom "Steakknives" Barry.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Here's one article. And another. And another. And what he actually said...
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I don't know that he ever directly said that. Wasn't it reported by the media as the price and attributed to him? He did say something about the price being one of the biggest ever paid.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Honestly, while I don't want us to get screwed on the deal, what I really don't want is for Fremantle to profit from their shenanigans. The thought that they might get 5 and 18 for Neale utterly disgusts me. That we might then take less than that for Hogan defies all logic. The only acceptable outcomes for me are that they back down and let the trades happen at fair value or they see their entire trade week collapse leaving them with nothing.
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