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15 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Gaff is younger and is physically sound. Gaff every day of the week. 

When both fit and at their best it’s a tough choice. Sloane is much better defensively and wins more clearances but is more injury prone. Based on your above post I’d also go with Gaff. 

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On 6/19/2018 at 8:49 PM, Ethan Tremblay said:

Hawthorn also linked to McGovern. 

So Sloane McGivern and Lynch. After getting T Mitchell and O’Meara. Equalisation is alive and well. 

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6 hours ago, It's Time said:

So Sloane McGivern and Lynch. After getting T Mitchell and O’Meara. Equalisation is alive and well. 

While North and the Saints have picked up who? 

Equalisation at its best. 

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8 hours ago, It's Time said:

So Sloane McGivern and Lynch. After getting T Mitchell and O’Meara. Equalisation is alive and well. 

It’s worked a treat in topping up the already successful teams and continues to do so. 

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10 hours ago, It's Time said:

So Sloane McGivern and Lynch. After getting T Mitchell and O’Meara. Equalisation is alive and well. 

Thats what I meant previously, where do they get all the cash from..........

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Sloane is off the table!

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-07-11/deal-done-sloane-stays-with-the-crows

Signed a 5 year deal.

Not really on our radar so no loss to us.  But will set the perennial 'bridesmaids' (North, Blues, StK) scrambling for their next 'big fish' target.

I am so very glad that we are no longer in the discussion for every 'big fish' and focus on specific needs/targets.

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One of the AFL [censored] journos, Nick Bowen I think, was 90% sure on a podcast yesterday Sloane was going to the Hawks. Nice try [censored].

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22 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I am so very glad that we are no longer in the discussion for every 'big fish' and focus on specific needs/targets.

I'm also happy we don't leak on what we are doing, or don't announce it in the press like Norf do.

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5 years... 5...

oh... no wonder he re signed. Surely no one else was offering 5.

Wow.

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50 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

5 years... 5...

oh... no wonder he re signed. Surely no one else was offering 5.

Wow.

I doubt any other club offered more than 3.  Hes almost 29, injury prone and gets tagged out of games too easily.

Adelaide were desperate to not lose another star so they paid way overs.

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

I doubt any other club offered more than 3.  Hes almost 29, injury prone and gets tagged out of games too easily.

Adelaide were desperate to not lose another star so they paid way overs.

I think that is certain Pa.

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Wow, are they stupid? His body is not going to hold up for five years. 

This could possible come back to bite them on the back side.

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5 year deals are fraught with danger imo with long term injuries always possible (especially players late on in their careers) , I’m pretty sure Mercuri and kouta signed 5 yr deals to keep them there at the time when both at their peaks , but that never really paid off for either club in the long run 

Adelaide clearly desperate 

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They were never going to let him go. Favourite son, fan favourite and strong leader. Given the players they've lost, 5 years would be a huge morale booster. good decision by them imo. Letting him walk would have been disastrous for the club and fans.

And let's be honest, the Saints and North in their all conquering are trying to bid competitors out of the market. Norf will land their big fish eventually.

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I have it on good authority that he wanted a six year deal and Adelaide initially offered four years. They settled on five. #TradebrokenETdoesitagain.

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Clubs aren't going to leave themselves exposed, I would:

- be very surprised if year 5 (and maybe year 4) weren't conditional eg minimum of games played to go on in the next year. 

- expect his contract to be fronted somewhat (use money they saved from not having Lever) so years 4 and 5 won't cost them so much in salary cap terms. 

And with these sort of deals who knows what has been promised post playing career.  Similar was said re Geelong about Danger's post game career, when he moved for a seemingly low contract.  And who knows what post playing tricks Carlton have pulled out of their brown paper bag to keep Murphy.

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Wow. 5 years. Sloane is laughing

i would be offering him 1 year contracts from now on. His body has taken a pounding. 

When do we play the hapless Crows again?

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Dodged a massive bullet here. 5 years for a 29 year old who struggles to get on the park is laughable. They reckon he’ll be playing to the standard until he’s 34? He’s struggling now as it is, let alone in a few years time.

Sloanes has had a good career, but he’s probably laughing all the way to the bank now. 

Now we can focus on getting a durable player who actually gets on the park and performs consistently in Gaff.

Bullet dodged. Have fun Crows hahahhahahhahahahaa

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Sloane has been a shadow of his earlier career after Patrick shirtfronted him last year and knocked him out cold. 

5 Years he got

bloke is a genius and Adelaide have lost the plot

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Nothing changes.

Since the days of Barassi, clubs have sought the star player, and like the Melbourne Auction market they seem prepared to pay ludicrous sums to get their man. 

Its almost as if the adrenaline rush to be in the hunt gets to them. They believe their man is the answer to their prayers and they don't want to be beaten to it by another cashed up club.  ? North.

Its a high risk strategy given the likely return on investment and the high risk of injury.

Who can forget the Demon player grabs.in the 1970s such has Templeton, Molloy, Tilbrook, Moore etc. Some were better than others but generally, they disappointed and certainly did not win us a flag.     

Lever is the most recent example and despite his promise, he has gone down with a knee injury that is likely to keep him out for 12 months and who knows beyond that. There are going to be a lot of nervous supporters and club officials, particularly, the bean counters who are going to be watching nervously from the stands.

I am all for targeted recruitment but we also need to ensure that there is enough money left over in the kitty to pay the money that will be offered to Demon players in coming years. Already the price of some of these guys is going through the roof. 

I would rather keep Oliver, Petracca, Brayshaw, Fritsch, Hogan and the like than risk all on an elite player from another club.   

 

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Question without notice: 

If Sloane retires after 2 or 3 years, do they have to keep him in their salary cap for the remaining years of his contract?

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