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13 minutes ago, olisik said:

Like most AFL players why doesn’t he prioritise his AFL career over a side business? Seems he has his priorities mixed up if he wants to move state to run the family business instead of focusing on his AFL career?

Maybe his priorities are in better perspective than the majority of AFL players? 

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Hope he stays, understand if he goes. 

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14 minutes ago, olisik said:

Like most AFL players why doesn’t he prioritise his AFL career over a side business? Seems he has his priorities mixed up if he wants to move state to run the family business instead of focusing on his AFL career?

In all fairness we have no idea if it is indeed a side business or not. For all we know the business could be the only thing bringing in money for his Mother/Family, or it could be a multi-million dollar business etc etc. His priorities are his family and his long term employment prospects (football and private sector). The Swans may offer him 3 years and the MFC only offer 1, he can move close to his family and business. What would you do? It's not that hard to understand really.

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5 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Would be looking at getting Buddy in return /s

Yep, Package him up in a trade for ol' mate "Shoulders Oliver" to Adelaide for Tex Walker.

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Would be a disappointing loss.

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Tough call to make if he needs to leave for family reasons. No qualms he if needs to go.

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Welcome to the new AFL.

You gain a good reputation on the outside and maintain a good culture on the inside if you genuinely care about your players and try to facilitate trades to meet their needs, but also prepare to ensure you get maximum return.

It’s simply smart business and I feel we are ahead of plenty of clubs in this regard.

We won’t have many players moving on who harbour resentment, and that is good for future business.

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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

[censored] weak if he leaves.  Looked after him for 2 years whilst on the sidelines 

I reckon your post is [ censored ] weak.

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The bloke can tackle and that's about it. Couldn't hit a handball target if he tried and is an ordinary kick. If we can get a 3rd or 2nd rounder, do the deal and run.

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Clearly not enough people read the papers regularly. This story about him running the family business from Melbourne was explained before our first final. Totally understandable conflict here. Hope he stays.

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33 minutes ago, olisik said:

Like most AFL players why doesn’t he prioritise his AFL career over a side business? Seems he has his priorities mixed up if he wants to move state to run the family business instead of focusing on his AFL career?

Like most football supporters why don't you prioritise being smart over a dumbar*e.

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4 minutes ago, A F said:

The bloke can tackle and that's about it. Couldn't hit a handball target if he tried and is an ordinary kick. If we can get a 3rd or 2nd rounder, do the deal and run.

Harsh, but a bit of truth in there.

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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

[censored] weak if he leaves.  Looked after him for 2 years whilst on the sidelines 

[censored] weak response. Doubt you have an ounce of balls and tell that to the man himself.

 

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i understand vanders is from the nsw south coast (not canberra), so about equidistant melb, syd (or a long drive from either) so i don't see how a move to sydney helps the family business much, assuming the family business is based in south coast

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

could it be the precursor to the Apocalypse... Did I hear those horses being saddled up 🙂

Now that would be a Revelation 

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Not at all a surprise, given the articles published during the second half of the season about his plight .

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57 minutes ago, ProDee said:

List your best 20 in order.

I won't rank our 'best 20' as, in my opinion, 'best 20' is meaningless. Best at what? How do you judge 'best'? Is Tom McDonald better than Neville Jetta? Do we down grade a brilliant tackler because he turns the ball over more by foot than someone who kicks accurately but rarely tackles? We need all types with a range of skills.

My comments supporting AVB were regarding his ferocious attack on the ball, including 'hurting' opposition players and intimidating them. We haven't done this as a team for years. Now we are as tough as any other team and tougher than most.

AVB is in our top group of players who do this regularly. In my opinion this increased pressure has contributed significantly to our success this season. As such, AVB is better value than 'bottom 6'. 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, corowa said:

I won't rank our 'best 20' as, in my opinion, 'best 20' is meaningless. Best at what? How do you judge 'best'? Is Tom McDonald better than Neville Jetta? Do we down grade a brilliant tackler because he turns the ball over more by foot than someone who kicks accurately but rarely tackles? We need all types with a range of skills.

My comments supporting AVB were regarding his ferocious attack on the ball, including 'hurting' opposition players and intimidating them. We haven't done this as a team for years. Now we are as tough as any other team and tougher than most.

AVB is in our top group of players who do this regularly. In my opinion this increased pressure has contributed significantly to our success this season. As such, AVB is better value than 'bottom 6'. 

 

 

 

 

I'm aware of his attributes.

Clubs rank their list all of the time.  Just like they rank all drafts.

I said he was bottom 6 in our best 22.  You disagreed.  Not surprisingly when asked to rank our best 20 you come up short.

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

Hope he stays, understand if he goes. 

Sums it up perfectly for me.

Clearly many who've posted in this thread didn't read the article, as there are obvious non-MFC related reasons why he might be considering moving to Sydney.

I'll be disappointed if he goes, particularly given we invested time into him this year in an effort to entrench him in the best 22, but will completely understand it if it happens.

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If he does go back for family reasons, I hope we are taking to both the Swans and GWS, understand we are helping him out but we've got to get the best return which might still be the Swans but may as well see what the Giants have to offer

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1 hour ago, drysdale demon said:

I reckon your post is [ censored ] weak.

Actually didn’t realise his old man had passed away, fair call picking me up on it. 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

[censored] weak response. Doubt you have an ounce of balls and tell that to the man himself.

 

Actually didn’t realise his old man had passed away, fair call picking me up on it. 

I just read the headline.

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