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Who will we lose now that we are almost a power

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It is always a huge task to hold onto players who do not get a game but have serious talent. If we go as far as I think we are about to, there will be a dozen clubs trying to pillage our list. It is a serious issue for us.

i would nominate Jaydn Hunt and Tom Bugg as the most likely targets. Sadly because I think especially Hunt has serious talent given his speed and ball smarts. Speed IMHO is not one of our strengths. I would hate to see him go.

The question is what can we get for them, and what do we really need?

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No one is leaving Melbourne now...

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I can’t even get my head in this space. 

Sorry mate. 

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In fairness to the OP, it is a good question, but let’s put this one on ice for a few weeks..

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The last time we were about to become a "A Power" was when Bailey was coach.
Seems some supporters have learnt nothing.
 

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I think it is the next set of contract renewals where it may get difficult. Until then, just enjoy what the boys are doing each week.

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9 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

The last time we were about to become a "A Power" was when Bailey was coach.
Seems some supporters have learnt nothing.
 

But we're drunk on bath water and it tastes so good!!! Don't spoil the fun dammit! 

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Seems like a pretty bizarre manifestation of MFCSS to me!

'We're doing well now, who are we going to lose?'.

Anyway, definitely not a topic for 5 hours before a semi-final.

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18 hours ago, Dees2014 said:

It is always a huge task to hold onto players who do not get a game but have serious talent. If we go as far as I think we are about to, there will be a dozen clubs trying to pillage our list. It is a serious issue for us.

i would nominate Jaydn Hunt and Tom Bugg as the most likely targets. Sadly because I think especially Hunt has serious talent given his speed and ball smarts. Speed IMHO is not one of our strengths. I would hate to see him go.

The question is what can we get for them, and what do we really need?

Another quality mid to replace Nathan is somthing we need to look at. Also Lewis will be moving on soon. A crumbing small forward and a back up ruck. Not too much.

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19 hours ago, Dees2014 said:

It is always a huge task to hold onto players who do not get a game but have serious talent. If we go as far as I think we are about to, there will be a dozen clubs trying to pillage our list. It is a serious issue for us.

i would nominate Jaydn Hunt and Tom Bugg as the most likely targets. Sadly because I think especially Hunt has serious talent given his speed and ball smarts. Speed IMHO is not one of our strengths. I would hate to see him go.

The question is what can we get for them, and what do we really need?

Do you know something? Are there whispers from inside about these two?

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Bugg, Stretch, JKH...maybe Jeffy G.... Campbell Brown loves saying that these are good targets for oppo clubs

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15 hours ago, RickyJ45 said:

Bugg, Stretch, JKH...maybe Jeffy G.... Campbell Brown loves saying that these are good targets for oppo clubs

Stretch and JKH will stay.

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On 9/13/2018 at 11:17 PM, Dees2014 said:

Speed IMHO is not one of our strengths.

It used not to be. But at the moment we are moving the ball more quickly than any other team in the AFL.

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Try this thread again in 12 months!

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On 9/17/2018 at 11:52 AM, mauriesy said:

It used not to be. But at the moment we are moving the ball more quickly than any other team in the AFL.

I agree our ball movement is terrific and speedy. Intimidating at times to opponents, and fabulous to watch, but with a few honourable exceptions don’t think our players are particularly speedy across the ground, but our game plan more than makes up for it.

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On 9/19/2018 at 9:05 PM, chook fowler said:

Not the time for negativity. 

What about now?

To be serious, if I was a fringe player I'd be considering my options. Would I want to stay at a club which seems as close as anyone to winning a flag over the next few years but with whom I might not get more than a game or two? Or would I want to go to a team that's not as strong but at least I would get to play regularly? And that ignores the question of money, who might be able to pay more and length of contract.  If I were Hunt, Bugg, Kent, Wagner and another club offered me good money for a three year deal, I'd have to seriously consider the offer. It might be more enjoyable to play seniors regularly at a middle-ranked club than play in the seconds for a top four club.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

What about now?

To be serious, if I was a fringe player I'd be considering my options. Would I want to stay at a club which seems as close as anyone to winning a flag over the next few years but with whom I might not get more than a game or two? Or would I want to go to a team that's not as strong but at least I would get to play regularly? And that ignores the question of money, who might be able to pay more and length of contract.  If I were Hunt, Bugg, Kent, Wagner and another club offered me good money for a three year deal, I'd have to seriously consider the offer. It might be more enjoyable to play seniors regularly at a middle-ranked club than play in the seconds for a top four club.

Go for it.

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