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  1. Diamond_Jim

    Rating Josh Mahoney

    Was not his best hour by any stretch. Could we have done better. Probably not. The cards were marked from the moment Bell came on the scene. The trade scenarios are worked months if not more in advance. Bell entering at the last hour disrupted the flow. A pity.. Hogan's trade had the power to consolidate a dynasty but it was not to be. Structurally May improves the team but having someone like Hogan surplus to requirements comes along rarely and we didn't really profit from it. As they say que sera etc and onwards to 2019
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    Would we take $cully back?

    PS: Apparently the twist is that if he never plays for the Hawks then nothing goes into the salary cap Fascinating
  3. Diamond_Jim

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    reality sucks..........
  4. Diamond_Jim

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    can I make it 400 !! PS YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  5. Diamond_Jim

    Would we take $cully back?

    there is a formula . When the AFL accepts that the player has a career ending injury (not just getting old) the club can pay a lump sum to settle the remaining contract obligation. The lump sum receives favourable treatment for salary cap purposes. (Not sure of the precise details).
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    All quiet on the salary front for Hogan... could there yet be a twist in this tale
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    come on... he's a fourth rounder have a look at the Scully deal if you want a baseline
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    KK is pick 50 plus so please don't include him in the trade talk. Like Kent he's a simple peripheral trade Might make some feel better but it's not a factor
  9. Diamond_Jim

    Jack Scrimshaw

    ah... there's often a catch wonder who's paying the salary?
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    the Kelly case worries me a little in that it could be an instance of a player going for the money. Sure there is the go home factor but there is no doubt that the WCE offer for 2019 will be more than his Cat's contract. I applaud players following the money as they have very limited careers but perhaps there has to be some limits. Now if Kelly came out and said any overs for 2019 would be donated to an indigenous charity then my skepticism would be abated somewhat.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    well argued Hemingway but personal services contracts have rarely been enforced in any industry as no one wants a disgruntled employee. What is done is that you have them stand out of the industry for 6-12 months but even that is fraught with difficulties. You could have an AFL imposed condition that you must stand out for half a season. Any longer and it would almost certainly get struck down as unenforceable. Even half a season might be too long. Of course the AFL likes the movement of players.. it's the clubs who hate it.
  12. must say I cannot see what good three draft picks under 10 will do for the Suns. They need solid senior players. They'll be lucky to hold two of those 6 top 30 picks beyond 3 years. Pity we can't talk Hogan into going north May and a top ten draft pick would be a breeze.
  13. Diamond_Jim

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    so what happened to the 8 x $1M that Hogan was reportedly asking for last night.
  14. Diamond_Jim

    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    May is on a reported $900k so not a great difference
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    would MFC offer 8 x $1m? Not sure I would
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