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Polec for $700,000

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/07/18/north-melbournes-massive-offer-to-a-port-adelaide-midfielder/

Dusty, Kelly, Lynch, Fyfe, Sloane, Gaff and probably many more I can't remember.....

There doesn't seem to be any consistency in what they're doing, just throw cash in a desperate bid to lure any big name.

Good on them for trying, but it's starting to look desperate

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It really does seem like their method of recruitment is stick every free agent on a board and throw a dart at it.  Whomever it lands on gets offered a huge contract.  If they knock it back they just take another dart and throw it again.  Rinse and repeat.

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1 hour ago, MSFebey said:

Polec for $700,000

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/07/18/north-melbournes-massive-offer-to-a-port-adelaide-midfielder/

Dusty, Kelly, Lynch, Fyfe, Sloane, Gaff and probably many more I can't remember.....

There doesn't seem to be any consistency in what they're doing, just throw cash in a desperate bid to lure any big name.

Good on them for trying, but it's starting to look desperate

They've looked desperate for a few seasons now.

I have a fair amount of respect for Norf, as they never look to bottom out for draft picks, and very often out perform everyone's expectations, but this desperate chase for seemingly anyone available has me shaking my head.

They are not a flag threat, but seem to be targeting players as if they are.

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its pretty embarressing.  Any free agents will go to teams in top 4 or with the potential to win a flag. every year with the war chest

North have played at their absolute best this year and will still miss finals.  they need to go to the draft but are too stubborn.  Where do they think Ziebell and Cunnington came from - pick 4 and 5.

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Why would you wanna recruit a bloke from interstate who's already left one club because he was homesick?

McClure talking drivel.

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54 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Why would you wanna recruit a bloke from interstate who's already left one club because he was homesick?

McClure talking drivel.

Sam Manure I'm going to call him from now on.

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It’s a smokescreen...

come out and say they are chasing Polec for $700k while voligoursly chasing other key players out of the media’s eye. 

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Just now, Vineytime said:

It’s a smokescreen...

come out and say they are chasing Polec for $700k while voligoursly chasing other key players out of the media’s eye. 

For the same result - nobody wants to go there.

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Wow.

Thats about 25% overs for him. He aint that good.

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3 hours ago, MSFebey said:

Polec for $700,000

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/07/18/north-melbournes-massive-offer-to-a-port-adelaide-midfielder/

Dusty, Kelly, Lynch, Fyfe, Sloane, Gaff and probably many more I can't remember.....

There doesn't seem to be any consistency in what they're doing, just throw cash in a desperate bid to lure any big name.

Good on them for trying, but it's starting to look desperate

They want/need a profile players, to attract attention, public interest.

Also they need to park some salary cap somewhere, as they try to increase leadership on their list.  they can't over pay underdeveloped kids. 

Where do they go when over-payed-underdeveloped kids, improve;  and want more???

 

Also they need more interest from the footy world.  I wonder if they are becoming more irrelevant in Melbourne ?

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1 minute ago, DV8 said:

They want/need a profile players, to attract attention, public interest.

Also they need to park some salary cap somewhere, as they try to increase leadership on their list.  they can't over pay underdeveloped kids. 

Where do they go when over-payed-underdeveloped kids, improve;  and want more???

 

Also they need more interest from the footy world.  I wonder if they are becoming more irrelevant in Melbourne ?

Yes mate we all understand that, but there's no method in what they're doing. A KPF one week, outside mid the next, winger the next, etc etc.

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8 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

Yes mate we all understand that, but there's no method in what they're doing. A KPF one week, outside mid the next, winger the next, etc etc.

So they're hoping for profile players.   This seems to be the method...  Broaden your thoughts, look outside 'your prism', to find the understanding.

_ there is ALWAYS reason.

 

What is it you don't see here?

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Free agency doesn’t help clubs like North or Saints or Suns and even us, they need to throw big $$ and get lucky, good luck to them. I hope they do land someone as they have proven everyone wrong this year.

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1 minute ago, DV8 said:

So they're hoping for profile players.   This seems to be the method...  Broaden your thoughts, look outside 'your prism', to find the understanding.

_ there is ALWAYS reason.

 

What is it you don't see here?

And the reason is they are desperate

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I wouldn't describe Polec as a profile player. He is a 15-22 player at a good team, not top 5 at an average one. $700,000 is top 5 at a club money.

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no desperate. pricing competitors out of the market. they'll land their big fish.

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28 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

And the reason is they are desperate

every club is desperate.

but you were querying 'method'.

 

Without 'desperation', there is no winning. 

'Desperation' is not a shame...  it's a privilege. 

a sign of desire.  a want, a longing.

 

Are you suggesting that Melbourne most times, does not have desperation ?

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3 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

I wouldn't describe Polec as a profile player. He is a 15-22 player at a good team, not top 5 at an average one. $700,000 is top 5 at a club money.

high profile is thin on the ground.

... especially in these days when Drafts & Flooding reigns

 

They've gotta start/look somewhere.

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17 minutes ago, DV8 said:

every club is desperate.

but you were querying 'method'.

 

Without 'desperation', there is no winning. 

'Desperation' is not a shame...  it's a privilege. 

a sign of desire.  a want, a longing.

 

Are you suggesting that Melbourne most times, does not have desperation ?

I'll leave it with ya champ, enjoy. Go dees

Melb needed experience and got Cross, Vince and Lewis. We needed a tall defender and got Lever. We need an outside mid with speed, we are targeting Gaff. We have a method, they do not.

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The problem for North is that they’re North. They’re average and they’re irrelevant. Just throwing money at players won’t do a thing for them. 

 

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Funny thing is every player they have chased over the last few years has had a thread about them on here. Should we get this bloke, that bloke? 

If they have the money, good luck to them. I wouldn’t have a clue about their methods or reasons. If it’s true that we are targeting Hannebery, I don’t understand that either. 

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4 hours ago, MSFebey said:

Polec for $700,000

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/07/18/north-melbournes-massive-offer-to-a-port-adelaide-midfielder/

Dusty, Kelly, Lynch, Fyfe, Sloane, Gaff and probably many more I can't remember.....

There doesn't seem to be any consistency in what they're doing, just throw cash in a desperate bid to lure any big name.

Good on them for trying, but it's starting to look desperate

I think Purple would refer to that as the scattergun approach. Wouldn't you Damo, hey, hey.

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Just now, FireInTheBelly said:

I think Purple would refer to that as the scattergun approach. Wouldn't you Damo, hey, hey.

Doesn't he go for North? Probably tell everyone how great the idea is. Was it DB who said we had a scattergun approach? or was it another club? If us, he was right lol

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