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FAREWELL CHRIS DAWES


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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Maybe Carlton? Someone will probably take him, sure sounds like his days are done if we can get another forward/ruck option in. Pedersen is just more reliable and there's not a great need to keep both of them if Weideman and Hulett are options.

I don't want to bash him because I think he's given his all, but his body just hasn't given him a chance at his talents dropped away.

If Malthouse was still there they'd be after Cloke and Dawes. 

He's done at AFL level.

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17 minutes ago, Goffer said:

It's been confirmed by Mahoney on the AFL website that Pedo will get another contract for next year and that Dawes won't be offered a new deal until the club has gauged the level of interest in market interest in him. Realistically there aren't too many clubs who's be interested in him, possibly Freo to add some structure to their forward line, but can't think of many other suitors at this stage.

 

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-10-04/melbourne-to-offer-cam-pedersen-a-new-deal

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-10-04/chris-dawes-has-to-wait-on-decision-on-melbourne-future

I don't think this is what he said at all...it's about where our list stands not about the offers. Of course we would take one if it was good (my words)...

 

Melbourne football manager Josh Mahoney told NAB AFL Trade Radio that Dawes wouldn't be offered a new deal at the Demons until after the player movement period.

"He's one of a few players at the moment that we're just waiting until the end of trade period just to have a look of who we bring in," Mahoney said.

"He has not (been) offered a contract at this stage."

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One of the worst pickups and contracts in recent memory.  Hopefully he is de-listed.

I recall him playing one good game for the MFC, vs the Crows in 2014.    The rare times he got on the park he did nothing.

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

One of the worst pickups and contracts in recent memory.  Hopefully he is de-listed.

I recall him playing one good game for the MFC, vs the Crows in 2014.    The rare times he got on the park he did nothing.

Disagree.

For the first two years, he had a decent presence and made a big difference to the team's performance when he played.  If anything, I think the clubs lack of mature forward options in his early years with the club may have negatively impacted his career by having him play injured, always rushing him back and not allowing him to properly get over injuries.

My view is that he's given good service to the club in the time that he's been here and it would be sad to see him go on the present terms.  I think the real assessments needs to be made by our medical/fitness staff, because if his body just isn't up to it anymore, then I think based his performance this year (which I'm has been limited by physical fitness) then, the club certainly can't afford to keep him on the list.

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45 minutes ago, ickey_11 said:

Teams that I think may be interested in Dawes:

Richmond

Freo

Brisbane

Carlton

Hawthorn (if they don't get Vickery)

and all VFL sides.

Not so sure. IIRC every time he was 'dropped' this season, he didn't play VFL then miraculously reappeared at MFC without doing his penance.  Did he play in any of the Casey finals?

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51 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Disagree.

For the first two years, he had a decent presence and made a big difference to the team's performance when he played.  If anything, I think the clubs lack of mature forward options in his early years with the club may have negatively impacted his career by having him play injured, always rushing him back and not allowing him to properly get over injuries.

My view is that he's given good service to the club in the time that he's been here and it would be sad to see him go on the present terms.  I think the real assessments needs to be made by our medical/fitness staff, because if his body just isn't up to it anymore, then I think based his performance this year (which I'm has been limited by physical fitness) then, the club certainly can't afford to keep him on the list.

Early this year he had played less than third of the games since he joined the MFC. So I would not say he has given the club good service. He has given his best and tried hard. But good service not the way I look at it.

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Ross Lyon will do anything short of selling his soul to avoid a rebuild. If he thinks he can get a good season out if Dawes I think he takes a gamble on him. We wouldn't get a pick inside 60 for him at the trade table, I think he goes there as a dfa after the trade period.

 

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Seriously, I think if we don't offer him a new contract then it's over for him as far as an AFL player goes.

He has plenty to offer in other areas of his life, time to move on to the law or coaching.

The thought of another club picking him up is fanciful but then again if WC are really looking at Petrie then anything is possible.

 

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3 hours ago, ickey_11 said:

Teams that I think may be interested in Dawes:

Richmond

Freo

Brisbane

Carlton

Hawthorn (if they don't get Vickery)

and all VFL sides.

I reckon both Freo & Hawthorn would be decent fits for him.

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4 hours ago, old dee said:

Early this year he had played less than third of the games since he joined the MFC. So I would not say he has given the club good service. He has given his best and tried hard. But good service not the way I look at it.

Similar could be said of Jayden Hunt, but would we say the same about him?

As I said, his best years for us were his first couple.  During those years Dawes always worked his butt off for the side tackling, running, provided a target and helped us be a half competitive team, when we would otherwise have copped more of an absolute flogging than we regularly did at that time.

It's generally not the players fault when they get injured and so many people on this forum are harsh to judge on most recent performances, forgetting all that came before that.

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21 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Similar could be said of Jayden Hunt, but would we say the same about him?

As I said, his best years for us were his first couple.  During those years Dawes always worked his butt off for the side tackling, running, provided a target and helped us be a half competitive team, when we would otherwise have copped more of an absolute flogging than we regularly did at that time.

It's generally not the players fault when they get injured and so many people on this forum are harsh to judge on most recent performances, forgetting all that came before that.

He played 12 games in his first year.

He was decent in 2014 and helped the Roos era start off with a lot more competitive footy than the two years prior.

I'm sure he gave his all and was a good experienced head around the group but I think I'm with old dee. Hard to say good service when he only had 1 year out of 4 where you'd say he had an impact across the season.

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4 hours ago, goodwindees said:

There is only one club that has made an enquiry and that is the Lions but they were told, thanks but no thanks due to Chris' wife Paige being unwilling to leave her job/career in Melbourne. 

Let me assure you that if no Vic club is interested, Chris will retire. 

By the sound of it, she's on a pretty good wicket.

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18 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

I'd work full time in the field of law if I were him. That's where he's best qualified.

Of all the players on our list, he strikes me as the one most likely to go on to a successful post-playing career still involved in football. I can see him forging a successful career either as a coach or on the administrative side. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him follow in the footsteps of Luke Ball and try a few roles before settling on a particular path.

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His only chance of staying on as a player would be moving interstate to maybe the Lions in my opinion, if he's unwilling to do that might be best he gets into his Law Career

 

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12 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Similar could be said of Jayden Hunt, but would we say the same about him?

As I said, his best years for us were his first couple.  During those years Dawes always worked his butt off for the side tackling, running, provided a target and helped us be a half competitive team, when we would otherwise have copped more of an absolute flogging than we regularly did at that time.

It's generally not the players fault when they get injured and so many people on this forum are harsh to judge on most recent performances, forgetting all that came before that.

His best B&F result has been 15th, and his average finish is probably in the mid 20s. For a player of his experience and salary, that is woeful. Comparing to Jayden Hunt on a draftee's salary and at the start of his career is just ludicrous.

Dawes was finished two years ago, and it is disappointing that we haven't said farewell and good luck already.

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16 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yoda the great man. 

Right up there with Robbie Flower and Bob Dylan!!

Strange confluence there. But seeing as you asked ...

Dylan + Robbie:

All along they watched Flower
The princely number 2
While all the women came and swooned
All the grown men too

 

Dylan + Yoda:

Down before you call him a man, how many roads must a man walk?
In the sand, how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps?
Yes! How many times the cannon balls fly must, before they are forever banned?
The answer, my friend, blowing in the wind is.
The answer blowing in the wind, is.

 

And now, all three!

This ball from me, mama take. Use it any more I cannot.
The dark side I sense! Getting dark it is, too dark to see.
Knocking on heaven's door, I can feel.
Hmm! My boots in the ground, mama put. Them anymore, I cannot use.
Coming down, that dark side is.
Knocking on heaven's door, I can feel.

 

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9 minutes ago, Ted Fidge said:

Strange confluence there. But seeing as you asked ...

Dylan + Robbie:

All along they watched Flower
The princely number 2
While all the women came and swooned
All the grown men too

 

Dylan + Yoda:

Down before you call him a man, how many roads must a man walk?
In the sand, how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps?
Yes! How many times the cannon balls fly must, before they are forever banned?
The answer, my friend, blowing in the wind is.
The answer blowing in the wind, is.

 

And now, all three!

This ball from me, mama take. Use it any more I cannot.
The dark side I sense! Getting dark it is, too dark to see.
Knocking on heaven's door, I can feel.
Hmm! My boots in the ground, mama put. Them anymore, I cannot use.
Coming down, that dark side is.
Knocking on heaven's door, I can feel.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

A couple of tweets going around saying he has been delisted. 

If so I would like to say thanks to Chris, he no doubt gave his all for the red and blue at every chance he got. Just a pity his body didn't allow him to do it more often. 

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