Jump to content

  • Podcast: Draft Wrap Up w/Jason Taylor  

A F

The Nathan Jones Contract

Recommended Posts

I can see where you're coming from WYL, but I think giving Jones a 5 year deal is fine, given his special place at the club. This bloke has been the heart and soul every week for at least the last three gloomy years. I think if we negotiate a five year deal, we can negotiate a smaller yearly wage or front load it to the equivalent. I'd be happy with a five year deal at $600k pa. If it's front loaded, we could go hard after FAs in the next two to three years.

However, the caveat for me is that if he is asking for 5 years at say $1mill, that's overs for me. We want to remunerate Jones for all his hard work over the last few years and set him up for the future, but we also have to be mindful that we're acting in the best interests of the club as a whole. No one player is bigger than the Melbourne Football Club.

It's not the money i am thinking about. It's a 5 year contract. I don't like them for anyone.

The game is to brutal, particularly for an inside mid. Jonesy will always be an opposition target.

This year he got belted at least twice in the opening minutes and had NO influence for the rest of the game (tweeting birds circled his head for the rest of the match)

I would prefer a 3 year deal with major incentives.

And i know i am in the minority & i love Jonesy.

Buti also trust PJ & Roosy as to the long term picture.

5 year deals are dangerous unless you are an AFL built franchaise with a bottomless pit of finance

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the money i am thinking about. It's a 5 year contract. I don't like them for anyone.

The game is to brutal, particularly for an inside mid. Jonesy will always be an opposition target.

This year he got belted at least twice in the opening minutes and had NO influence for the rest of the game (tweeting birds circled his head for the rest of the match)

I would prefer a 3 year deal with major incentives.

And i know i am in the minority & i love Jonesy.

Buti also trust PJ & Roosy as to the long term picture.

5 year deals are dangerous unless you are an AFL built franchaise with a bottomless pit of finance

Jones is a pretty durable player though. I admit that can change rapidly, but I guess we'll agree to disagree, mate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jones is a pretty durable player though. I admit that can change rapidly, but I guess we'll agree to disagree, mate.

jonesy puts his life on the line at every ball up.

5 years is a long time!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jones is a "heart and soul" player who means something to the club in ways beyond his footy ability. He is the one bloke who we long suffering supporters can to look to with pride every week, to fly the flag and give us something to cheer about. In that sense he is akin to the great Robbie - he is a shining beacon in an otherwise miserable team. Hopefully players like Viney and Hogan and, who knows, a new draft pick can grow into this type of role?

At the moment ,however, Jones is it and, should we lose him, Melbourne would be well and truly on that highway made famous by AC DC.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New Maccas in the 'Rat hey THT? Don't they have 4 already (to share amongst a population of 80K)?

This new one will be the fourth Macca's in Ballarat. It's to service the new suburb they are developing in western Ballarat. If you are inferring Ballarat has a high proportion of McDonalds's you are probably right but it's probably no different than anywhere else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Classy place :)

Hey WYL. Before you go slagging off where I live mate, have a bit of respect. We don't all live in Elwood you silver spoon fed [censored]. Not all Demon supporters live bayside and go to the snow each year. Ballarat isn't Toorak and I'm not from here but it's my home now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey WYL. Before you go slagging off where I live mate, have a bit of respect. We don't all live in Elwood you silver spoon fed [censored]. Not all Demon supporters live bayside and go to the snow each year. Ballarat isn't Toorak and I'm not from here but it's my home now.

No place needs 4 Maccas mate.

It's not food.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I reckon a 5 year deal at $800k is fair with the added incentive that he could decide when to retire, e.g. As a club legend reserve the right to play on as long as he feels able to contribute. If he believes in the clubs direction and his ability to contribute it would be hard for him to knock back being a 1 club 300 gane legend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No place needs 4 Maccas mate.

It's not food.

they dont have 4, they have moved on their 5th store

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they dont have 4, they have moved on their 5th store

I'm done with you clowns. I thought Demonland was a place where all Demon supporters could talk about topics related to the Dees. Not bag fellow members based on their postcode. Dead set. Half the responses on this are site people getting stuck into each other. I have better things to do with my time. Time to sign out for good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speak for yourself I love Maccas!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard today he is requesting 5 year 3.5m. Club and player not far away, Term of deal is more the sticking point. Negotiations are continuing, but positive

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey WYL. Before you go slagging off where I live mate, have a bit of respect. We don't all live in Elwood you silver spoon fed [censored]. Not all Demon supporters live bayside and go to the snow each year. Ballarat isn't Toorak and I'm not from here but it's my home now.

Hey ... careful there. Elwood isn't Toorak either and the only view of water that I have from my digs is a putrid canal and I've never seen snow so don't go calling us Elwoodites toffs either.

Thank you.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard today he is requesting 5 year 3.5m. Club and player not far away, Term of deal is more the sticking point. Negotiations are continuing, but positive

Just do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard today he is requesting 5 year 3.5m. Club and player not far away, Term of deal is more the sticking point. Negotiations are continuing, but positive

This the "golf partner" exclusive sauce Clit? FMD!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This the "golf partner" exclusive sauce Clit? FMD!

Is this a deliberate typo? Knowing some of your posts, BBO, it could be. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This the "golf partner" exclusive sauce Clit? FMD!

No golf today BBO. This is a customer related to an MFC employee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No golf today BBO. This is a customer related to an MFC employee

Equally as vague and esoteric Clit - add some meat to the sauce or get back on the pizz.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this a deliberate typo? Knowing some of your posts, BBO, it could be. :P

What's wrong with "golf partner" FFS?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If we want to attract a Dangerfield or similar we will need to offer them a 4 or 5 year deal on mega bucks.

Jones should not be asked to take a lesser than market amount and then be slapped in the face with that.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Equally as vague and esoteric Clit - add some meat to the sauce or get back on the pizz.

I have never met this person before today. And knowing who it is can say no more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never met this person before today. And knowing who it is can say no more.

Eff ing useless get back on the pizz!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard today he is requesting 5 year 3.5m. Club and player not far away, Term of deal is more the sticking point. Negotiations are continuing, but positive

If true, give it to him and front end it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well the facts are this. I had a chat with Nate (mate talk) today and he is going to sign up for 7.6 million over 4 years. Provided he averages 19 games per year and 26 possessions there will be an automatic roll over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    THE YEAR THE SKY FELL by The Oracle

    After a number of years of linear movement up the ladder, the Melbourne Football Club unexpectedly went into serious decline in 2019, slumping from fourth to 17th in a season that coach Simon Goodwin described “a complete wipe-out”. Those around the club who tried to analyse the apocalyptic events that unfolded during the year were hard pressed to find a single reason for the debacle but the most plausible explanation was that the club’s troubles stemmed from a lack of fitness and injuries that

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    BACK IN STYLE by Whispering Jack

    From the moment when the Elton John character in the movie “Rocketman” burst into its opening scene dressed as a flamboyant demon on his way to an addiction rehabilitation session, the game was on. Here was yet another film about a person gifted with a meteoric rise to stardom finding coke, booze and a hedonistic lifestyle that led directly to a destructive crash into the abyss. Ultimately, these stories end in total disaster (“A Star is Born”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Judy”) but this one resulted

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2019

    PART ONE - OVERTURE  I have a disclaimer at the outset. I’m not a fan of the races - be they horses or motors of any kind. Once the final siren sounds on the football season, I find the month or so that follows and corresponds roughly with the Spring Racing Carnival to be the most boring time of the year for sports fans. You turn on the radio and you’re confronted by the monotonous drone of a self-proclaimed racing expert or by the nasally twang of an ex-jockey banging on about the equine p

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 8

    CHANGES 2019 by The Oracle

    PART 1 - IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THIS TIME This year’s free agency, trade and draft period will see the usual drama and upheaval as the AFL’s 18 clubs seek to better their lists in order to challenge for finals and possibly premiership honours. Long before the final siren sounded on the season just over a week ago, the maneuvering was under way with player agents and clubs discussing possible player movements and in some cases, deals had already been done.  Yesterday, the r

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 2

    HOW FAR SOUTH? by George on the Outer

    It was appropriate that Melbourne was playing its last game of season 2019 in Hobart.  After all, how much further south could the team go? And much as it has done in many of the previous 22 games, the side managed to extract a loss from a winning position by simply giving the ball back to the opposition time and time again. In fact, they gave it back to the opposition to the tune of 53 points from turnovers while, by way of contrast North Melbourne contributed  only 17 points to their oppo

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    COOKED by The Oracle

    I can vividly remember when the Demons ventured onto Blundstone Arena for the first time in early 2016 only to lose to the Kangaroos by 20.11.131 to 21.10.136.    Melbourne was then a team on the up and up: young, enthusiastic and bold. It gave up a huge quarter time deficit after kicking against a strong wind but made that up by half time and fell dramatically short after an exciting high scoring affair.  The team lost no fans that day - they were willing to take the game on and attac

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    HELP by KC rom Casey

    The Casey Demons finished off their home and away season against Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Sunday with a narrow, unconvincing 6-point victory that left the door slightly open for a top eight berth when the VFL finals begin in a fortnight’s time. While sunny skies prevailed over Frankston in the morning, the skies became overcast by noon and heavy waves pounded the bay nearby as the rains came in to greet the players as the game started. And conditions stayed dark and dreary for the rem

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS by George on the Outer

    Thanks, but no thanks! In a round where the club was supposed to thank their fans for the support during the year, the Melbourne Football Club chose to do otherwise with a 53 point loss to a team that sat 15th on the ladder.  Don’t give us cheap jumpers that can’t be sold in the Demon shop.  Don’t give us vouchers to shop there, give us something on the field, which is why we come to the football in the first place. It was a disgraceful performance, which started with a disgracefu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SLEEP OUT AT THE MCG by The Oracle

    Around about 12 months ago Melbourne and Sydney fought out an epic battle between two top eight teams fighting for the best possible ladder position in the lead up to the finals. The Swans triumphed by 9 points at the MCG after the Demons came back from five goals down at three quarter time. But for its poor kicking for goal, Melbourne might well have won the game and finished in the top four. Who knows what might then have happened for the club in September? As a consequence, the person re

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by KC from Casey

    Two clubs that have been hard hit by injury recently took part in a dour battle under dark clouds and, with intermittent showers falling, it wasn’t a pretty game at Victoria Park on Sunday. Despite all that, the Casey Demons added a little ray of sunshine to their day to get the job done over a "traditional" rival with a 15 point victory over Collingwood VFL that breathed life back into their season. There were a few highlights at the ground that in past days has seen many titanic batt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE RETRO ROUND by George on the Outer

    We have seen it all before… Yes, a wonderful idea to showcase what used to be in football.  Big crowds, umpires who knew how to apply the rules and not opinions, high marks, skilful players. But for the Melbourne supporters their retro is what it has been like for the past 10 years. Losing games, end on end, year after year.  Opportunities squandered in front of goal. VFL standard players running around at the MCG. Just more of the same, and the game against Collingwood was no ex

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    Thanks to Demonlanders for their input into this week’s preview. Ralphius Maximus is short and bittersweet: We'll crack in at the bounce to create a contest, win our share of the ball, butcher the forward movement and get scored on easily from the intercepts. Not that hard to predict. Big Demon says: Unfortunately Collingwood will win because they have a lot more to play for. We will be good in parts but really the season is well over so we will have to put up with those bell

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...