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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Please leave 'RR' on until at least the trade period has finished 'Demonland'. It's going to be priceless to see the reaction if he's proven wrong...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I know I might not be living in the real world but I would hope Jesse has a bit more respect for our club than that. I don't know him but I don't think he would play that game and throw s.... in the face of the people who have stuck by him through some tough times. ...but you might know him well and this is the expected outcome.
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    The Jack Scrimshaw Thread

    How did their bargain buy for O'Rourke work out? This is a pure punt...he played like a busted because he just might be one in football terms. The Hawks don't always get it right, add the other Garlett to the mix...they get plenty wrong and now are punting harder to stay in the race as the Cats have done recently.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I totally understand your point 'steve', but..... Those picks can be traded, a single pick 5 for Hogan will be unders. A pick in the 20's got us Hibberd so it is of value. We can't just let Hogan go for pick 5 even if it gets us May. Forget KK, he can be picked up with another deal (late pick or future next year) and only muddies the waters in this discussion making us feel good about trading 5 for May. Hogan has a higher value and we should extract that. The difference could be us as a top 4 finisher never to quite make it or as a premiership team. Pick 5 and Langdon would be a good outcome or pick 5 and another pick we could use for another player.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Sorry @joeboy 'EnterTheDragon' - Prolific but wasteful
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I think this has become a "Chinese Whisper'" 'old dee'.... My take was that Watson was trying to figure out why Freo had pulled out of the Jessie deal. He thought that maybe they were running scared after the Bennell trade, they were jumping at shadows. For those taking potshots at Watson (an easy target) I didn't hear him as saying Hogan was like Bennell at all, just that he couldn't understand why they wouldn't want to get Hogan over the line. Like many of us he is a bit perplexed at the way they have handled things.
  7. I don't know about everyone else but I used to think a contract meant something. In fact back in the day a mans word was his bond. ...but now it seems you just sign a contract and abandon it when it no longer suits. The Beams thing is the last straw for me. In Hogan's case, those saying that if he stays we need a long term commitment. He might as well sign on for 5 years and boot off next year if he feels like it. It's definitely time that clubs are able to trade players in contract to wherever the club wants. At least that would put some value back in the contract.
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    The Steven May Thread

    Just wondering if we've had a conversation with Davis... Seeing as GWS seem to be dumping players due to salary cap I'm sure we've at least had a chat. I rate Davis as the best real key defender in the game, doesn't get the love he deserves.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    He's got another 3 gears in him 'bub'... I think a few are underrating how good a 23yo who has missed a couple of years of footy will be. I know you don't like statistical comparisons but maybe an interesting maturity comparison is Jack Reiwoldt who was a petulant, sulking, selfish player at a similar age. We're not losing Jack Watts here, this is a serious talent. We need to be well compensated if he moves on.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I don't understand why we don't just delist him... It's obvious on your reading that the kid can't play.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Nice story 'GNF'. Up there with Little Red Riding Hood & a few other tall tales. Make it plausible by using North, they're throwing cash around like confetti. Problem is their offers are for free agents and out of contract players. Oliver is neither. Olivers vague connection to North is that they are an AFL team & he is an AFL player. It didn't make the media because it didn't happen. I have no doubt when Oliver's next contract is due he will get some very large to massive offers and we will need to take good care of him.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    It surprise me we haven't yet heard from even more dumbest, Hardie. This is right up his alley...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    I'm leaning towards that as well but if it doesn't happen so be it. I just think the off field stuff muddies the waters and all that talk is related to Freo withdrawing their bid whether you mentioned it or not. It's the only reason it's now being discussed. If I posted pretty reliable information I've had on a few clubs/players along with some high profile people well it's not going to happen. That's why I get annoyed with the innuendo, I mean I just added to it but truthfully what off field issues these days effect a players performance unless they are a total basket case and I don't think Jesse falls into this category. Langdon & Nixon are not worth quoting...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    If it's more than smoke and the reason Freo have withdrawn their offer it looks like Jesse stays and we make the most of the situation. No point talking about what's not going to happen now or next year. If it's a problem this year and that's what they're pointing to I can't see Jesse wanting to go there next year or at any time, they've burned him. Looks like we've got him and what ever the issue is we will need to sort out, if there is one.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    It does matter.. It particularly matters if you are going to use it to back up your argument. Their history is of getting a lot of things wrong, it goes to the veracity of what they are saying. They may well have been told but who told them? the taxi driver? Peter from Peterborough? I get your argument for moving Jesse on and picking up May. it's pretty solid. This sort of stuff as to why Fremantle baulked at the deal is just guesswork.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Nixon, Langdon or 'Chook from Perth' hardly comprise the AFL community. One an outcast the other a big mouth with little of substance to say, just a peg above Brad Hardy who should just about be on cue to open his mouth again. I wouldn't give you "2 Bob" for the thoughts Nixon or Langdon. 'Chook' is a different story, a good poster with a record to match. ...but I'm not sure he was pointing his remarks at Jesse or certain people/culture within the Freo footy club. He was a bit cryptic as he should have been.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    If you pick the eye teeth out of this thread I think you will find many similarly delusional...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Parker and a pick swaps that get us May...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Maybe I wasn't far off the mark.... This has Sydney all over it.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    You can't buy something you can't afford...
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Nothing much has changed since last Friday...delusional is a good word 'Febes'...
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    Official New Rule Changes for 2019

    They've just made the game harder to umpire and not done anything to change the crowding around the ball. 666 is only at centre bounces when the game is at it's most open with the centre square anyway. How ridiculous... So much for this serious work that Gerrard kept going on about.
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    The Day the Contract Died

    I see this argument used a lot but I'm not so sure it holds up or is as easy to make as many say. I think players are bound by the conditions of the AFL and are contracted as such. In effect the AFL are really the employers, the clubs are divisions or franchise holders if you like. An employer can move people around in the organisation but of course the employee has the ultimate say and can leave. If a player doesn't like it then he could move to the VAFL, WAFL or other organisation. It's not as simple as a restraint of trade, it's just the other organisations don't have the prestige and money of being employed in the AFL. There maybe other legal precedents that could be argued, I would have to defer to the legal minds on this but I don't think restraint of trade would be the problem. The players still have a choice as we all do within reason.
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    Melbourne Academy

    I prefer the current F/S system and points for the academy kids but don't like the academy system. I think the academies should only be for NSW & Qld as previously. They need to develop their areas and get homegrown talent in to grow the sport. Because a few good ones like Heeney and Miles came through the Melbourne clubs started jumping up & down. The system as it stands now is a nonsense. For the betterment of the game it needs to be scraped.
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    Jesse Hogan Trade to Freo

    Sydney.... A bit like Buddy it was always Sydney not GWS. Freo are the new GWS, Hogan is bound for Sydney. ...there you go 'sue', that should get the 300 easily.
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