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8 hours ago, DV8 said:

Moore likely Eddie has had a nightmare image of his pension cheque, & is pushing this fast tracked barrow designed to save both their bacons.

The natives are getting restless at Pie land. Not in any big way, but it's bubbling under. Eddie has been there 21 years, no succession plan, directors aren't elected (they are appointed shortly before an AGM and then get "elected" unanimously because it would be unfair to turf them out so soon), directors are yes-man, the handover from Malthouse to Buckley bungled because Eddie panicked, jobs for the boys. Lots more stuff.

It's growing, but wins on the oval can take away a lot of pressure. More losses, on the other hand ...

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2 hours ago, Ted Fidge said:

The natives are getting restless at Pie land. Not in any big way, but it's bubbling under. Eddie has been there 21 years, no succession plan, directors aren't elected (they are appointed shortly before an AGM and then get "elected" unanimously because it would be unfair to turf them out so soon), directors are yes-man, the handover from Malthouse to Buckley bungled because Eddie panicked, jobs for the boys. Lots more stuff.

It's growing, but wins on the oval can take away a lot of pressure. More losses, on the other hand ...

You sound like you were involved Ted??

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Ok..

To put a bit more clarification the original article from AFL.com has mentioned us as a club looking for a tall defender, It has not once mentioned we are into him at all.

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2016-09-30/hawks-tall-kaiden-brand-in-the-frame-for-club-switch

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Just now, bing181 said:

We have 3 tall defenders, not sure I follow the reasoning behind this one.

I'm with you, but maybe he's seen as a potential target for that ruck/forward gap we have. He's the right size at least.

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Essentially it looks as though they're trying to speculate as to which club has made the offer. Hence the rumour that we may be into him.

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On 21/09/2016 at 4:54 PM, Abe said:

Not really related to this years off season but Geez the Giants should have taken the offer from Freo for McCarthey last year, they would have netted pick 14 and pick 3 out of it for a guy who might get them a 3rd rounder just a year later.

Agree to an extent. However they made a powerful statement. To any other young gun who wants out, to the rest of the team and the other clubs. They did not blink. Easier to do with the truck load of talent they have, but still. Ill bet he regrets his decision now

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4 minutes ago, binman said:

Afl trade whisperer (see page 1 of this thread for link) reporting he has good intel freo have offered patton and pick 7 for fyfe. If true surely that means hogan is off the table for freo

Why? when they potentially could have Patton and Hogan.

Don't forget theres another club called West Coast who just as interested as Freo for Hogan.

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19 hours ago, Vogon Poetry said:

If you think it's Buckley is making these decisions in isolation you live in la la land. 

But hey, I get it's fun to pot Buckley. 

I will never forget when Bucks said something like he was leaving Brisbane to play in a premiership team. 

That worked out well for him. 

Some players deserve a premiership others think they do. 

Dont think he will get one as a coach either. 

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1 hour ago, Luther said:

Rumour that we may be into Kaiden Brand of Hawthorn, 198cm defender with 11 games under his belt.

http://www.zerohanger.com/rival-club-makes-offer-to-hawks-tall-7813/

It would be nice for once just once that we get linked to a big name. 

Just once is all I ask. 

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34 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Why? when they potentially could have Patton and Hogan.

Don't forget theres another club called West Coast who just as interested as Freo for Hogan.

This would leave Freo with the ability to offer Dee's pick 3 & 7 for Hogan -  and they'd have a fwd line set up for the next decade with Hogan & Patton.

Would certainly give dees something to think about especially as we could lose him for  nothing in 4 years time if free agency compo is removed as spoken about.

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1 hour ago, Canplay said:

 

especially as we could lose him for  nothing in 4 years time if free agency compo is removed as spoken about.

4 years is a long time. I'd prefer to have Jesse for another 4 seasons than 0!

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3 hours ago, bing181 said:

We have 3 tall defenders, not sure I follow the reasoning behind this one.

succession planning bing181

 

3 hours ago, Hellfish said:

I don't think Eddie will ever have any concern about his pensions cheque

yes he does, the ones he rights for himself HF. 

He doesn't want to face footy retirement.

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2 hours ago, binman said:

Agree to an extent. However they made a powerful statement. To any other young gun who wants out, to the rest of the team and the other clubs. They did not blink. Easier to do with the truck load of talent they have, but still. Ill bet he regrets his decision now

And it did expose McCarthy and his manager for what they were.

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