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Diamond_Jim

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  1. Diamond_Jim

    2019 Fixture

    why would you play that game in "dead" television spot
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    2019 Fixture

    they ran that rumour last year.. didn't happen It was the Pies who were anxious to maximise the gate Not sure the Pies are too worried about who they play in the opening round next year as long as it's a home game for them
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    must say I tend to agree. I suppose our problem is that the list is comparatively shallow in that there were at best 3-4 players at VFL level that in 2018 pushed for senior selection. After the big delist 2019 may be different.
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    very interesting... worth a thread of its own over the off season perhaps History says no... play your best 22 etc
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    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
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    reality sucks..........
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    can I make it 400 !! PS YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    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
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    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.
  16. 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.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

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

    8 x $1M actually sounds a decent deal for Freo. I can understand the thinking by Hogan. he's going back to a town where he cannot change clubs easily and obviously going home is big. If I was his manager I would have been asking 4 x $1.1 with an extra 100k in years 3 and 4. As others have said with the expected increment in salary payments he will be around their 5th top paid player in four years. Now about the navicular?? And of course salary has nothing to do with trade value save that with high salaries go high trade picks. This sounds like amateur hour all round... Managers are paid to do these deals months if not years in advance.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Ah.. but could it be the AFL wanting young Belly to play the role of Black Hat Bart in its Wednesday evening drama.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    tell me it can't be true... my core beliefs are being questioned here
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    now that was a movie,,, they used to play the original version as the midday movie every Cup day
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    had forgotten that Oprah co starred in that movie. It was mainly Whoopi who is remembered for her role and nomination as best actress. Oprah did star in Beloved. No biscuits as I recall in either movie.
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    Rumour File

    GCS are in serious trouble most managers of the top 8 draftees would have been having a word with GCS re the difficulties their charges would face if moving to the club. The comments by the Port list manager are to be expected. What is the worst the AFL will do... "you should not have said it" and we all move on. GCS need to get in senior players that they can keep and build from there. They really are a serious basket case
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