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8 hours ago, rjay said:

Something not right here...they take years to get him right he plays a couple of games, seems to be going ok.

Then gets dropped for team balance????

Saints bigfooty board blew up and cannot believe he has been delisted. 

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7 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Surely they’ll rookie him. 

That has to be the answer. 

The Saints fostered him for such a long time and, when they finally gave him his chance, he performed reasonably in his two games. It seems heartless on their part to then turn around and single him out as the first player from the club to be delisted ... unless he’s been given some assurance that he will be rookied later on down the track.

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Walked out of Collingwood to go to the Saints because they had a better medical team, how'd that work out Nate?

 

 

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Alarm bells left, right and centre. No thanks.

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Reckon he will take two or three years of development to get him up to scratch.

Would rather we develop our own and draft kids like Lockhart.

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nah pass. he has elite talent but i think has lost his elite speed. could have beenan A grade. poor kid.  i'd rather get a rookie ruckman in case gawn goes down.

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I Remember at the time i was angry we picked Salem instead of Freeman.. how wrong was i!

In saying that i do not want him at the club.. has actually lost that burst speed due to his hammy injuries and just simply cannot trust a bloke with that kind of history. 

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definitely should be on the radar delisted FA period costs nothing and base wage, showed he can play with 19 touches on debut let him get up to speed with afl by giving him a run and it could be a bargain coming off HB, better ball user than Hunt and Lewis is done after 2019 so a spot opens up

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He had good attributes in his draft year, but I haven't seen enough of him this year to know whether he's lost his burst of speed. That was his main strength, so without it he'd be just an average role player at best. If his speed is still there, I'd say he's worth a roomie spot. If not, then pass.

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I'd prefer to bring back Glenn Lovett. Safer hamstrings.

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Worth a rookie slot. We are in a position to take a punt. Lively type. Injury prone, but definite talent. We could do worse than to rookie Freeman.

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1 hour ago, Tony Tea said:

I'd prefer to bring back Glenn Lovett. Safer hamstrings.

And we already have Mckenna. 

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22 hours ago, SPC said:

Gee.. we were into him big time.. he could have been Toumpas 2.0.. 

No.  Patrick Swayze 2.0swayze.jpg.ab258b441dc9bf1c41131de02722a531.jpg

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He'll get a gig somewhere.

 

Just not with us.

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No way,every team picks up a spud or two.............................We got Sylvia ,then it was freo's turn. We got Doupas,then it was port's turn.

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I'm going to go with what I expect to be an unpopular call here.

I'd entertain him in the case if we are unable to lure any of Gaff, Dahlhaus, Shiel, Wingard, Beams which is looking more likely then unlikely.

Get him on a one year deal as a delisted free agent.  Get him to trim down similar to what Gawn did last off season (he was looking pretty jacked this year at St Kilda). Lets see if he can become that running outside type that we need.  From all reports, he was on Taylor & co's radar 5 years ago when we got Salem.

Would be a low risk, high reward signing.  Worst case it doesn't work out, we can delist him and try and land Kelly next year!

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Saints will rookie list him I'd imagine

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There is injury prone, and then there is Freeman. His body just isn't made for AFL football.

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Far better to give a bloke like Freeman a chance on a one year deal than waste another year on Johnstone / McKenna / King / etc who clearly will never make it. 

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