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Player loan system


Oliver Sholem

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Putting the Essendon situation aside I think there is some merit in a player loan system throughout the season if both teams consent. It could give our players senior AFL games to fast track their development and give us access to players from other teams to cover injuries. 

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Player loan system

I think they have this in some overseas sports.

Might work with the Essendon situation.

We could lend them someone like Terls who might struggle to get a game with us but would be useful at Bomberland. 

No, not as a regular home & away loan system.   no...  as a one off because they lost half their list, OK as a one off.

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Player loan system

I think they have this in some overseas sports.

Might work with the Essendon situation.

We could lend them someone like Terls who might struggle to get a game with us but would be useful at Bomberland. 

Am I reading this correctly. You want to HELP Essendon.... Oh hang  on its Terls....yeah...no probs :rolleyes:

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what happens when the player on loan does his knee in round 21?

I'm looking forward to some monumental losses by Essendon, hopefully starting in round 2. I'm hoping for a non-competitive team of mercenaries jumping sideways to avoid contact and giving us all great comic relief after the crap they've dealt the comp over the last three years, led by that great clown prince Goddard. Watching Goddard walk off dejected after each loss will be great viewing for the more sadistic amongst us, of which I'm one.

So no, Terlich is too good for them I say.

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On 14/1/2016 at 8:49 PM, Oliver Sholem said:

Player loan system

I think they have this in some overseas sports.

Might work with the Essendon situation.

We could lend them someone like Terls who might struggle to get a game with us but would be useful at Bomberland. 

This is a great idea, after 22 rounds Terlich MIGHT start hitting targets - or maybe not. Also I don't think Essendon are that stupid with Worsfold in charge.

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Silly idea. 

Players not getting games can be traded or delisted and picked up as a free agents at the end of the year. Even contracted players manage to force trades if they are starved for opportunity. 

Loaning makes sense in soccer because there's so many levels of talent and big teams sign more talent than they can develop and hence send them to lower levels. 

AFL lists are 44 players, 22 get a game each week. Teams usually have at least a few long term and a few short term injuries from the best 30 or so players at any one stage. The point is if you're in the best 30 players you are likely to get opportunities. If you are in the bottom 10 players on any list you are most likely either a young kid still physically maturing or an experienced depth player. There's only a small group of players who are ever truly missing out on opportunities, it would be silly to start shipping those types from club to club.

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I think in this solution it has some merit but only if the club lending the player gets to chose who the player is. Have it as a raffle for the top up players. The 17 non cheating clubs go in a draw and 12 are selected out. Each of these 12 can chose any player off their list and they go to the bombers. All wages, moving, and accommodation cost are to be borne by the EFC. 

The players may hate the idea but they would be getting senior games experience and he chance to show their wares. I would also love to see the Dons running around with the worst player from 12 other lists, would be a weekly blood bath. It also means they cant chose for position either, they may end up with no rucks, or no backs etc. Would be hilarious watching them try and play. They would end up with probably a worse them than with the top ups they are going to use who are all just retired previously best 22 (or near to) from other clubs. 

Bring it on!

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