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Dom Barry steps away from AFL

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As long as it isn't one of those 'I quit because I'm a tender flower and whoops I accidently go signed by Hawthorn/ Geelong ./ Sydney' games

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only cost us a downgrade of pick 14 to pick 20.. correct?

Sorta, but he was really steak knives for Hogan

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All the best Dom.

Sucks as a fair bit was invested in him, would be intersting to know how much is spent per player per annum by a footy club. Feels like a wasted opportunity even though Hogan was part of the deal.

Well footy department spending is about 20 mil. 10 mil for the players. 10 mil for the coaches, fitness etc.

So if every player got equal treatment it would be 1/44th of 10mil = $227,223. For two years that means about 450k down the drain. Plus his wages of 60k plus some match payments which is probably close to 150k all up.

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All the best Dom, but another heartless Demon gone. Bring on whoever we draft instead!

I guess you would know.

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All the best Dom, but another heartless Demon gone. Bring on whoever we draft instead!

Well footy department spending is about 20 mil. 10 mil for the players. 10 mil for the coaches, fitness etc.

So if every player got equal treatment it would be 1/44th of 10mil = $227,223. For two years that means about 450k down the drain. Plus his wages of 60k plus some match payments which is probably close to 150k all up.

No use throwing good money after bad, his heart wasn't in it.

He has done us a favour, he could have milked us further for cash and wasted another year on our list.

He has timed it as well as he possibly could so as not to hurt the club. People need to get some perspective. Players don't exist only for our entertainment.

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Well footy department spending is about 20 mil. 10 mil for the players. 10 mil for the coaches, fitness etc.

So if every player got equal treatment it would be 1/44th of 10mil = $227,223. For two years that means about 450k down the drain. Plus his wages of 60k plus some match payments which is probably close to 150k all up.

If that's all people care about then they have issues. I'd much rather a player walk out on a contract than keep a player too long on a contract.

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In the nicest possible way, Dom's decision is a blessing. Was not going to make it, ever, and now we get upgrade him.

Harsh, but fair.

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In the nicest possible way, Dom's decision is a blessing. Was not going to make it, ever, and now we get upgrade him.

Harsh, but fair.

its unusual not to feel a sense of dread when the news of a demon quitting is announced but don't see much downside to this

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Thankyou Dom for your efforts and being a Demon. Good luck in your future.

Best to know what you want, and what you dont.

cheers and farewell.

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Geez we've had a lot of misses over the past few years. Yet another one.

Wonder if this was a forced decision if he turned up in poor condition.

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Good luck to him joining the Fregon people. Obviously some kind of tribe of ancient fridge mechanics.

If he's head and heart weren't in it he wasn't going to make it. If they were he had pace, endurance, a nice left foot kick and decent defensive attributes and I would've been happy to see another year of what he could do. A slow developer but a fair bit of upside I thought.

Agree he's done it at the right time of year and no hard feelings, but it's still a recruiting failure and the challenge is on for new development and welfare coach Shannon Byrnes to indentify challenges our young players may have before they pop up in the future.

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its unusual not to feel a sense of dread when the news of a demon quitting is announced but don't see much downside to this

Especially when you hear Melbourne youngster DOM...** hold breath* BARRY.. then you give a sigh of relief.

Good luck to the young fella, hope he goes well. Once a demon always a demon in my eyes.

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Opens up pick 40, maybe i'm too harsh, but if Evans was being considered for a payout and de-listed, this should in no way affect such an outcome. Sure we get pick 40, but prior to this practically everyone was saying that Evans would never make it and was worth de-listing.

It might be another 13 spots lower than 40, but i would still like to try our luck with pick 53 in the draft and de-list Evans, rather than keep him on the list (we know that his contribution doesn't amount to much).

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Pleasantries and thanks aside, it does have to raise the question how we keep drafting players who don't have a true passion for the game and more importantly the club. Isn't this what the interviewing process is all about?! Why do we have development and welfare officials..

Knowing what we know, Melbourne needed one more position on it's major list and whether the club suggested this first or he did come forward we'll never know

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Especially when you hear Melbourne youngster DOM...** hold breath* BARRY.. then you give a sigh of relief.

Good luck to the young fella, hope he goes well. Once a demon always a demon in my eyes.

I would exclude Clark and Scully from the once a demon always a demon sentiment.

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Opens up pick 40, maybe i'm too harsh, but if Evans was being considered for a payout and de-listed, this should in no way affect such an outcome. Sure we get pick 40, but prior to this practically everyone was saying that Evans would never make it and was worth de-listing.

It might be another 13 spots lower than 40, but i would still like to try our luck with pick 53 in the draft and de-list Evans, rather than keep him on the list (we know that his contribution doesn't amount to much).

They might be able to take that speculative kid at RD2. The club may want to have Evans instead of another kid to carry for a couple of years in hope.

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Not a great loss... Was suprised he was ever offered a new contract, gladly frees a spot on the list for a PSD pick

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Wish him all the best, but on what I saw, he would have struggled.

Not every draftee can become a senior player, it is just a fact of life.

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If that's all people care about then they have issues. I'd much rather a player walk out on a contract than keep a player too long on a contract.

It is not all I care about, I do hope the best for Dom and hope he is happy in whatever he does, you only get one life. In saying that it is a large waste of cash, time and effort, there is no hiding from that.

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Wish him all the best, but on what I saw, he would have struggled.

Not every draftee can become a senior player, it is just a fact of life.

That covers it for me too Redleg

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Gee there is some rubbish written in this topic, by posters who wouldn't get within a bull's roar of being on an AFL list, how much bottle do you think it took Dom Barry to come to this decision, doesn't seem to have been confirmed by the Club at this stage

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Pleasantries and thanks aside, it does have to raise the question how we keep drafting players who don't have a true passion for the game and more importantly the club. Isn't this what the interviewing process is all about?! Why do we have development and welfare officials..

Knowing what we know, Melbourne needed one more position on it's major list and whether the club suggested this first or he did come forward we'll never know

Can I ask (politely) how old you are because i am tipping 30 or over. Remember back to being just turned 18 and what your true passions were - my passions at that age changed as often as my underwear ( weekly). So many kids drafted at this age are immature with a capital IM

Again, harks back to RPFC's argument of raising the draft age.

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