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The folder was emblazoned with the words operation rockliff top secret.

MFC offer pick 2 & pick 38. MFC ask for Rockliff and pick 24 from the Lions. I believe the Lions want Boyd and may take this on.

Wouldn't surprise me if they got it off here to be honest!

If Rockliff wanted out, then they'd deal for pick 2.

Getting a club, such as the Lions, to accept a deal for a player, such as Rockliff, is only half of the battle.

You have to convince the player to join your club. Getting someone to come to Melbourne might still not be all that easy, even with the attraction of Paul Roos.

Good players wish to change clubs because they believe they have a better chance of playing in finals or because they are paid substantially more than they are now getting.

The latter argument is the only one we can currently offer and we have to pay 'overs' to get anyone. Clark and Dawes are two such examples.

Unfortunately this leaves us the less palatable option of 'recruiting' players who have reached their 'past best use date' or those who are unlikely to make it, given their lack of development at other clubs. Rodan, Burns, Gillies and Pederson did not give us a lot of good games this season that would suggest that this type of recruiting is the way to go.

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It means nothing, but it probably demonstrates enough... that if you look at Tom Rockliff's twitter account he was wishing Leppitsch happy birthday 14 hours ago.

Not the sort of behaviour I'd expect from a player planning his escape.

Give up guys, someone was spreading a deliciously enticing rumour.

I'll be happy with Aish anyway.

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It means nothing, but it probably demonstrates enough... that if you look at Tom Rockliff's twitter account he was wishing Leppitsch happy birthday 14 hours ago.

Not the sort of behaviour I'd expect from a player planning his escape.

Give up guys, someone was spreading a deliciously enticing rumour.

I'll be happy with Aish anyway.

But it's true... the late night flight to Brisbane, the dark sunglasses, the big red folder with "Black ops Rockcliff - top secret" on it...

If we cannot trade 2 for a deal involving a seriously good player, I'd be happy with Aish as well.

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But it's true... the late night flight to Brisbane, the dark sunglasses, the big red folder with "Black ops Rockcliff - top secret" on it...

If we cannot trade 2 for a deal involving a seriously good player, I'd be happy with Aish as well.

From all accounts Aish is one of the standouts of the draft this year.

It would be hard to criticise MFC if we do draft him. Surely it's time that we (a) got a top selection right; (b) had success with developing the draftees 'potential' and © managed to keep him on our list for a lengthy period.

But then my mind springs back to this period in other years.

Who would be the last 'early' selection we had that met the criteria above? Travis Johnstone would be my guess, though he was also maligned on a regular basis.

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Theres not much point going for Aish...he will pack his bags for Adelaide as soon as his contract expires if we recuited him I reckon...The Crows are all over him....And we dont need another outside skinny runner....We already have Toumpa..

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

Omg source please!

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

Source?

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

Source HD?

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

You know, i don't even care if you're completely full of shiite, just having this true in my mind even for a short time has made my day

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

OMG! You left 'Invincible Whites' off your signature!

Thanks for the rumour by the way. Good stuff.

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Tom rockliff looking for a house in melbourne, spoken to mitch clark about this and even considering moving in with him,

Will be a 4 year deal worth 500,000+ a year

Get off the forum you troll
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"Along side Carlton aiming to take free agent Dale Thomas they are also preparing to launch a $600k a year (over) five year deal to Tom Rockliff."

This was just posted by the AFL trade rumours, draft and offseason news site on Facebook.

Wouldn't say its anymore than a rumour at the moment but I hate to see him end up Carlton knowing we had a chance to get him.

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Rockliff manager was on SEN this morning. He asked not to be asked about Rockliff??

Andy Maher did ask and he gave the line that hes vice capt and contracted and wouldnt think he would be going anywhere.

Question is why would he request not to be asked about him?? The conspiracy theorist in me would think there something going on and he didnt want to make a comment to not lie or giving the wrong information out???????

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