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In the 2014 free agency period he is bound to be hot property and i think we need to get him on at least a 3 year contract.

Get onto it Roosy.

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Hes a RFA yeh? Good luck letting him go..

If I was Chip I wouldn't even look at anything Melbourne put on the table until around July. For all the Roos hoopla (and I really want to believe in it) we are still a dysfunctional basket case until

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An offer should be put to him but we need to be smart about this. Chip is in the same boat Watts was but even more so. He is coming into his 8th year of AFL footy and his 7th coach. He has been through roughly 4 CEO's. Jack has some time still to garner genuine team success. Chip is probably thinking he should be playing finals right damn now (and it looked like he was going to at the end of 2010). Any offer that is put forward to James needs to have this in mind (though I'm sure PJ and PR are cognizant of this). He needs to be told he is needed.

I view Chip as a Jared Rivers type of player. He has had a thankless task the last 6 odd years under huge pressure and very rarely dogged it. If he did at times, I would have felt for him.

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We need to see drastic yet realistic improvement next year in order for Chip to stay I believe. If there are quality signs of us turning it around and playing very good football like Port Adelaide has done this year, I have every bit of confidence he will sign. I think this is a make or break season for a player of his calibre

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We need to see drastic yet realistic improvement next year in order for Chip to stay I believe. If there are quality signs of us turning it around and playing very good football like Port Adelaide has done this year, I have every bit of confidence he will sign. I think this is a make or break season for a player of his calibre

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We need to see drastic yet realistic improvement next year in order for Chip to stay I believe. If there are quality signs of us turning it around and playing very good football like Port Adelaide has done this year, I have every bit of confidence he will sign. I think this is a make or break season for a player of his calibre

Drastic improvement is quite unrealistic, if you ask me. I do agree that he won't re-sign unless there are good signs next year, though. Frawley is a player that we absolutely cannot afford to lose.

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His end of year video seemed like he wants to stay...

I hope he genuinely feels like he wants to stay.

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His end of year video seemed like he wants to stay...

I hope he genuinely feels like he wants to stay.

A few weeks before he left us for greener pastures, Colin Sylvia also said he wanted to stay with us and how he loved the club.

Playing for the jumper has become a dead issue for most players who want to get 'big money' and achieve 'on-field success'. And given the 'meat market' that the AFL has created, who can blame them?

The best way to keep Frawley is for the team to show definite improvement next year.

I have no doubt that significant people at MFC will be in his ear and that of his manager around about now, if they haven't already done so.

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The best thing to do is have a team that doesnt absolutely need one particular person or another to be in it.

This is Melbourne, we are the Demons, stay go..whatever. This panicking is hilarious. Hes an RFA next year..not a FA !!

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minimum 4 yrs at min. $450, 000 =min $1.8 million.

we have lost 3 out of 3 free agents

it was not meant to work this way to "equalize" where the rich rob the poor

It was always going to pan out like this . What did you expect?!!

This is the very reason the afl dragged their heels on free agency.

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If he is really keen to leave he can simply leave the old fashioned way - through the PSD.

I wonder what his Tippett point is :rolleyes:

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'Drastic improvement' or simply 'good improvement', it definitely plays a part.

Let's put it this way - every win knocks about $10,000/year off what he'd want from us to stay compared to going to another club. The creation of a consistent, coherent and effective training and coaching environment could make as much difference as that, too.

Oops, what's that? Free agency actually puts salary cap pressure onto the weaker clubs trying to retain players, rather than the stronger ones looking to top up? Gee, never would'e seen than coming.

Anyway, not just Frawley but all our players will be looking to see real improvement and real prospects for the future. 2014 has to be 'some kind of a success' or we're right back onto skid row.

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If he is really keen to leave he can simply leave the old fashioned way - through the PSD.

Don't think he needs to go not the PSD, he can simply name his club and amount, we can either match it or choose not to. PSD doesn't come into the equation rpfc, from what I understand.

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Don't think he needs to go not the PSD, he can simply name his club and amount, we can either match it or choose not to. PSD doesn't come into the equation rpfc, from what I understand.

We are given the right to match any offer right?

Ok, I will clear up the confusion with Restricted FA (bookmark this page in your browser of choice):

A club extends an 'offer sheet' of sorts to a player from another club. If that player would like to go to that club he can sign it. If his club would like to keep him, they may say "we will meet that contract."

At this point, the player can sign with his club or go through the ND or the PSD. In the NBA - a restricted FA must remain with his club if his club meets the offer sheet, but that is not the case in the AFL.

Frawley can agree to go to a team and we can 'meet his contract' and he can still go through the drafts.

Please understand this - it might save you some headaches later on (hopefully not heartaches...).

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As RPFC says. What our ability to match offers does is force clubs to pay well over his value if they want to get him or else risk trying to get him in the draft. I think you'd want to have a pretty early PSD pick to be confident of nabbing him if you went that route, because there aren't many clubs who wouldn't want him.

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Original thread...

Didn't know there was one like it, why is there always dicks like this on every thread?!

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