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  1. Grand New Flag

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    @rpfc Great effort to try and discredit me, but what I wrote was true. The FD would have prefered JH stayed and JH was happy to play out his contract. This is a fact. We did as well as we could getting KK, May and a Pick 23 for JH and the FD shoudl be congratulated for this..................... but that does not mean they are happy losing the best young forward in the comp.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    So Peter Bell has flown in from Perth to get this deal done. There is no doubt he is under serious pressure from his Board, Supporter Base and the other AFL clubs that are relying on the Hogan deal to get their trades done. The MFC can’t blink. We must stare down at very least picks 5, 23 and 30. In my view this is still cheap, but this does allow the MFC to complete its aims for the trading period.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Rjay, this and everything else I have ever said on Demonland is info I have heard directly, usually it’s from the club sometimes it’s from friends in the player management game. If you don’t want to believe what I write don’t, you have every right to believe what ever you want. Player managers call each other everyday to test the market to see if a targeted player may be able to be seduced. NM did enquire about Oliver with a massive deal, the truth is they are probably not the only club to have made an enquire. It happens all the time. It means nothing. Only a small percentage of these make the media. I don’t make this stuff up. As for others on here that abuse me for saying what I hear. Get a life. Until this, I have never responded to your insults, I am entertained you waste so much of your time trying to discredit me. The abuse I received for telling you after R5 2013 that Neeld was soon to be fired and Roos was locked in as our coach in 2014, or the abuse for letting you know Clark was coming out of retirement but would not play for MFC, we were “blindsided”, or that we were looking to trade out Pick 2 in 2013. I could go on. Each time I cop abuse. Its extraordinary. One last thing which continuously comes up. 4 years ago I never said we were getting Dangerfield, I only said Roos had made a play for him, which was true.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    How about Tom going back when required.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Mate, no disrespect but that is nothing more than your speculation. It is simply not true. Without wanting to sound like a [censored] that is the best assurance I can give. But I promise you are wrong.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The problem getting May without a Hogan trade is as much salary cap as it is what we can trade. JH is on $900k next season, on top of that we have a very young exciting list that we will need to manage carefully to keep together in years to come. Make no mistake teams are looking to raid our talent. I am aware of a massive offer from NM to Oliver (who has some vague connection to them) that Oliver refused. This one never made the media. These offers will only increase. Our stars are all young.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I dont know the answer to this. Maybe this is nothing more than media speculation. After all the club has never said anything except two early first round. Maybe 5 and 23 with pick swaps was their absolute position. Think your probably jumping a shadows here. I don’t know and don’t think it means anything.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I very much doubt this is the case. Pretty sure it’s BS. Its just never been discussed with me. I am sure if this was the case it would have come up in my discussions.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    You can believe what ever you want to mate. In this instance I make no speculation. This is absolute.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    There is a miss conception by some on Demonland. The preferred position by our FD is and has always been for JH to stay. Let me make this point with absolute and clear authority. I have been told directly. The MFC is becoming a destination club. The FD is aware that doing the right thing by players...... even contracted stars to purse their own journey is required to becoming a destination club. As I have said before, this situation only started because JH in his end of season interview said he would not sign a contract extension over summer. He had yet to make a decision on whether he would move at the end of his contract. The discussion went forward from this point. He has never requested a trade. JH is happy to play for the Dees next season and is far from a certainty to ask to be traded next season. Talk that our FD preferred him to leave or thought we would have a more balanced team without him is utter and complete rubbish. I cant say this strongly enough. It is a fact. Our FD is ecstatic that JH appears to be staying for 2019. They are more than hopeful he will end up signing an extension. The FD are thinking this is his Dusty moment.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Hogan staying is by far the best outcome for the Dees. Jesse is a gun, he is well on the way to being a generational forward. We were always going to be a weaker team next season if Hogan left even with May and another first rounder. Further the rule changes are to Hogan’s advantages. Life just got a hell of a lot easier for the power forward. With Weeds coming of age the Dees have the luxury of moving Tommy into the backline on the rare occasion we come up against 3 power forwards like WC. Alternatively we can play 3 power forwards or move JH into to midfield. However, most likely is the endless rotation of the forwards including Gawn like we saw last season. This confused the opposition and continuously allowed the Dees to find a mismatch in the forward 50. The footy gods have smiled on us. The rule changes are a massive advantage to those who have dominant ruck, clearance and power forwards. They are a massive advantage to the teams that are already very offensive. With Jesse we can win the Premiership next year. In fact we should be favourites. Richmond’s poor clearance work will be a bigger disadvantage with the new rules.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Fantastic News
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The trade offer from Freo does not match the size of the contract or JH age. Its a BS low ball offer straight out of Trumps “Art of the Deal”. Its designed to try and force MFC into a mid position. Problem is that this tactic only works when you are in a position of power. In this instance Jesse has not requested a trade and is contracted. Bell needs to read up on negotiation tactics. This is amateur hour. The only strategy left for MFC is to walk away and force JH to play out his contract.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    The best result would be to keep Hogan, trade next years first round plus player/late pick for May. This would leave us close to Premiership favourites. May needs to request a trade to us. At the end next season if Jesse leaves we have 2 first rounders to trade for Kelly or go to the draft.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    100% spot on. I have been told from within the club this is exactly the case. I can also add that Jesse remains open to completing his contract. This all started because at his exit interview he said he would not be signing a contract extension over summer and was considering whether he would return home “at the end of his contract”.
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