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21 minutes ago, rpfc said:

I’m in IT and here we have this fantastic feature allowing sane posters to ignore those not so fortunate and most are not using it...

 

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1 hour ago, Bonkers said:

If he wants to come home and we don't have to give anything up for him but his wage (in balance with the rest of our list) it would be crazy not to sign him. 

If WCE match that offer and we have to trade for him then it's a different matter. I'm pretty sure the WCE would want a first rounder or a player we aren't willing to give up so it could end up being a bit of a stand off. We might have to give him a long contract and or front end his contract so that we can ward off WC. I'd say WC would be offering anywhere between 3-5 years, don't know about 6 or 7. 

Interesting times ahead, good to hear we are at least in the running/discussions for McGovern & Sloane too.

The appeal of acquiring Gaff is that we don't have to trade for him. If circumstances were to change and we did have to trade for him, then it loses appeal IMO. We aren't at all in a position to trade for Gaff. If that were the case I would be surprised if the club even entertained a trade. We simply have nothing to give. 

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8 hours ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

No Jones will likely move back there and replace Vince and Lewis.

All I'm saying is we need to always be looking to improve, not just be content with where we are at.

This is what we all want and are saying, but there are many different ways, of getting there.   The break away speed players who can run, and nail targets on the run, are what we lack.

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4 new pages to this thread today... anyone would have thought there was some Gaff news...

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4 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

4 new pages to this thread today... anyone would have thought there was some Gaff news...

Nah, just one bloke being called out for lying and making up constant rubbish. Go and get Gaff!

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9 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

4 new pages to this thread today... anyone would have thought there was some Gaff news...

What are you talking about?

There’s been some superb debate!

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26 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

The appeal of acquiring Gaff is that we don't have to trade for him. If circumstances were to change and we did have to trade for him, then it loses appeal IMO. We aren't at all in a position to trade for Gaff. If that were the case I would be surprised if the club even entertained a trade. We simply have nothing to give. 

Being devil's advocates for a second, that could change if someone reasonably important in our list wanted a change of club. We all say NO! when Jetta or Gus are raised, but they are yet  to re-sign beyond 2018. And that's not even considering the slim possibility that a player within contact might want out. 

Sure a RFA could join us for SFA, but more often than not (or ever), particularly in the last 5 years, they are traded for.

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

4 new pages to this thread today... anyone would have thought there was some Gaff news...

There was. We learned that he may or may not be a good player, that he did or didn't win a B&F, and that WCE fans may or may not be shocked on hearing those (possible) facts.

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If gaff said he wanted to come to the dees I would suggest the eagles would suss out what the compo would be from the AFL, then figure out what we could possibly give if they matched the offer no doubt there would be talks between both clubs before any decision is made

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

4 new pages to this thread today... anyone would have thought there was some Gaff news...

...the bye round, nearly as bad as preseason.

It will be good to be back playing footy again on Friday.

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17 minutes ago, brendan said:

If gaff said he wanted to come to the dees I would suggest the eagles would suss out what the compo would be from the AFL, then figure out what we could possibly give if they matched the offer no doubt there would be talks between both clubs before any decision is made

I can’t imagine a scenario in which he wouldn't be a band one...

He’s young (turned 26 yesterday) he’s playing well (at least in AA squad at this stage) he’ll get a long contract, and he’ll be on good money.

They’ll get band one, unfortunately for them, they look like finishing near the top of the ladder so they would only get a pick somewhere in the 15-18 range.

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I don't think he will be as expensive as some have suggested, so the money/salary cap wont be a problem.  Hes not a superstar but hes a polished B+ midfielder, and would be a very sweet icing on our midfield cake.

If he wants to come to the MFC and we want him, hes ours.

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15 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

I don't think he will be as expensive as some have suggested, so the money/salary cap wont be a problem.  Hes not a superstar but hes a polished B+ midfielder, and would be a very sweet icing on our midfield cake.

If he wants to come to the MFC and we want him, hes ours.

He wouldn't want to be as expensive, as the figures being bandied about.

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3 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

The appeal of acquiring Gaff is that we don't have to trade for him. If circumstances were to change and we did have to trade for him, then it loses appeal IMO. We aren't at all in a position to trade for Gaff. If that were the case I would be surprised if the club even entertained a trade. We simply have nothing to give. 

Restricted free agent, I can't see how we wouldn't have to trade for him. Eagles would match the deal, or do what Adelaide did with Danger and threaten to match whilst they worked on a trade.

50 minutes ago, brendan said:

If gaff said he wanted to come to the dees I would suggest the eagles would suss out what the compo would be from the AFL, then figure out what we could possibly give if they matched the offer no doubt there would be talks between both clubs before any decision is made

The only exception to the Eagles matching - It's the perfect situation to rort the system. They take the first round pick compo. We trade them a bunch of stuff at cents on the dollar to make up the rest of what's needed - ie. a couple of 2nd round picks they can package up to move up the draft and a nice depth player (Tyson, Kent, both?) for a guy they are about to delist and a 4th rounder. We just have to sing the praises of how much we love unwanted Eagle (ie. back up ruck Fraser McInness) and get the AFL Integrity department to tick it off.

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6 hours ago, rjay said:

...the bye round, nearly as bad as preseason.

It will be good to be back playing footy again on Friday.

Until I read your post RJay i’d forgotten we even had a Friday night game. This makes it even more interesting.

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17 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

He is a free agent, so most clubs will have a look

It is rumoured we are interested

My opinion, everybody is allowed an opinion, unless of course you subscribe to the group speak, opinions are neither right or wrong

Always thought of him as an accumulator, rather than a ball winner, goes missing when the heat is on more often that not,  ie the Sydney game last weekend

If we sign him, means the club rate him, so will support him as a MFC player, there are players on our list at the moment that I have opinions about that are different to others, again it doesn't mean one is wrong and the other right

Unfortunately some on here can't debate, they just deride

 

What is the frigging difference between an 'accumulator' and a 'ball winner'? Ball winners get the ball, thus accumulating possessions. Accumulators read the play well and regularly get themselves into ball winning positions, and thus increase their number of possessions. Is there something that we need to learn?

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7 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I can’t imagine a scenario in which he wouldn't be a band one...

He’s young (turned 26 yesterday) he’s playing well (at least in AA squad at this stage) he’ll get a long contract, and he’ll be on good money.

They’ll get band one, unfortunately for them, they look like finishing near the top of the ladder so they would only get a pick somewhere in the 15-18 range.

Ripe pickings all around, I'd say. 

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8 hours ago, Uncle Fester said:

There was. We learned that he may or may not be a good player, that he did or didn't win a B&F, and that WCE fans may or may not be shocked on hearing those (possible) facts.

Perhaps. But a great summation of the 'news' from you, UF. 

 

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12 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Fair enough. Unfortunately though when other posters quote him even when on ignore you can see his post. He should be accountable for such blatant trolling and lying. 

I know. But some of you are searching for reason where there is none. He refuses to be sensible and that is his choice - not much we can do to change it when he does it so willfully.

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Posted (edited)

I reckon he’ll do a Lever and announce his intentions a couple of days after the Granny.

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Or earlier depending on where they finish.
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I reckon we make a play for Cale Morton via the rookie draft. Has some jets on him, runs all day, is skillful by foot on either boot and while he looks like an altar boy, with the right environment would be a contested beast. #freecale

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Telling us all that Gaff has not won a B&F is not an opinion Satyriconhome, it was just plain wrong. 

Large difference. 

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7 hours ago, McQueen said:

I reckon he’ll do a Lever and announce his intentions a couple of days after the Granny.

do you mean a couple of weeks before the granny, McQ?

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15 minutes ago, DV8 said:

do you mean a couple of weeks before the granny, McQ?

Maybe he'll whisper his intentions into the ear of an opponent in round 22 

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