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This week Ross Lyon has said that if they can't make Nat believe he may not stay.  Today Barlow (who is now out for Sunday's game) has added fuel to the fire: "...if Nat doesn't see the club improving and the direction going the way he expects to and wants it to, then he's got to be able to look at options elsewhere." 

-OOC in 2017
-Will be a RFA in 2017
-Has put contract talks on hold
-Is awaiting the new CBA before negotiating with Freo
 
It all sounds eerily similar to one of our own, unfortunately:wacko:
 
A lot to play out here.  It will be the Dangerfield circus all over again! 
I doubt we will be close enough to top 4/serious finals next year for him to choose the Dees so another elite player will end up at a top 4 finals type club, if he leaves...sigh... 
 
Freo should have made him captain and locked him away last year when they had the chance with the post Brownlow euphoria and looking at top 4 again this year! 

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I would stay away looking at Fyfe until he demonstrates he is a 100% fit. Odd comment from Lyon and frankly dodgy.  Long term injured stars are in no position to cherry pick for success.

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I've heard he is not very popular among the playing group.  Quite aloof apparently.  Might be horse [censored]

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If he comes as a free agent then great.  

Next year he will play, leg will probably be fine and will pay good football. 

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Fremantle may look at moving him on.  There window is shut for 5-8 years so Fyfe at 25yo would fetch them 2 first round picks and a bit of salary cap to chase WA players like Hogan and Cripps.  You add those two plus McCarthy, you are starting to build a good spine for 8-10 years.  If he is non committal as a club you need to look to move him on.  If you crystal ball free agency there is no guarantee that the AFL will keep compensation for clubs that lose players so clubs need to look at trading players out before they hit free agency if that player won't commit to the club.

I still think free agency needs to effect the club getting the player, for example Frawley, Hawthorn should lose their first round pick, the structure now means top clubs can maintain youth whilst topping up their list.    

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6 hours ago, america de cali said:

I would stay away looking at Fyfe until he demonstrates he is a 100% fit. Odd comment from Lyon and frankly dodgy.  Long term injured stars are in no position to cherry pick for success.

Stay away?  You are kidding 

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Is Fyfe in play? Do we want to lose Hogan? If not, then Fyfe is not in play

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On 7 July 2016 at 8:40 PM, Demons11 said:

Stay away?  You are kidding 

Given that it would take a kings ransom and more to get him, Fyfe better be a 100% if he were on the market and we were interested.  Been there before with Kelvin Templeton. A champion dudded by injury and we got lumped with him at great cost.

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Fyfe is exploring his free agency options and wants to see what Lyon has planned for the future.

Can't see him leaving but success and money talk. Should we go hard for this guy? After Tom and Oscar have signed on the addition of Hurley would be such a bonus but now it's not desperate because Tmac is still at the club...

Thoughts?

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Definite chase in my book

He knows Freo are gone and window closing why else would he go on tv declaring himself "available"

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I know he has said all of that.

But I couldn't in my wildest dreams ever see someone like Fyfe leave Freo.

He just doesn't seem like the kind of guy to leave. 

Unless of course he had a fall-out with the club.

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Isn't he a country boy from near Freo who is very close to his family? 

Can't see him going anywhere.  

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As much as i would love to have him in our team, the amount of $$$ we would have to pay would put too much pressure on the cap for our own future stars.  No harm in inquiring.

 

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He and Jaegar share similar qualities :rolleyes:

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6 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Isn't he a country boy from near Freo who is very close to his family? 

Can't see him going anywhere.  

He's from Lake Grace, country WA. Was neighbours with Cale "the man" Morton.

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Hearing his interview yesterday sounds like he is definitely on the out from Freo. 

 

We are also due for another Dangerfield-Esque thread of 150 pages that will equate to nothing.

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On 11 August 2016 at 7:58 AM, armstrong35 said:

Fyfe is exploring his free agency options and wants to see what Lyon has planned for the future.

Can't see him leaving but success and money talk. Should we go hard for this guy? After Tom and Oscar have signed on the addition of Hurley would be such a bonus but now it's not desperate because Tmac is still at the club...

Thoughts?

The beauty here is that we get to see if the leg's come good before we play in the space (unlike O'Meara and Prestia).  We are now a destination club without doubt IMO and can afford to be choosy going forward.  No need to entertain Lumumba type trades where the desperate need for run off half back and line breaking abilities outweighed the existing concerns about H's mental state / robustness.

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6 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Big lips?

Strangely , not what came to mind.

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Just now, beelzebub said:

Strangely , not what came to mind.

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Losing enthusiasm for the Lyon methods?  Who could blame him.  

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