Jump to content

Welcome to Demonland: Jake Lever



Recommended Posts

42 minutes ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

Paul Connors spoke at an Old Xavs golf day yesterday and said Lever will be a Demon, and he will be the highest paid player at the club.

He also specifically mentioned that it is a very interesting move as he manages Petracca who, next year, might be asking for similar money. 

Depends on how the payments are structure - just as an example Lever might be front ended and Trac could end up being back ended.

Also would love to have that problem where Trac is demanding that type of money. Would have had a massive 2018....

 

Who would be the Dees highest paid player??? Jones or Hogan or someone else? Approx 800k?? I can't see too many demanding big money right now

Edited by Unleash Hell
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

When was the last time we traded in a top 50 player?  Hibberd certainly wasn't top 50 when we signed him...

I knew he was and i reckon half of TWSNBN knew he was......

Link to comment
Share on other sites

59 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I think the new EBA is 20% raise first year but up to 30% by year 3.

 

salary cap is up 20% in total

anything you are alluding to re the early years of contract would only be minimum contract values

we are hardly talking about minimums here :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

Paul Connors spoke at an Old Xavs golf day yesterday and said Lever will be a Demon, and he will be the highest paid player at the club.

He also specifically mentioned that it is a very interesting move as he manages Petracca who, next year, might be asking for similar money. 

 

Connors has said this not because it is TRUE. He has said it because the more he says it, the more likely these players will recieve higher offers, and his 30 pieces of silver might become 31 or 32. It is propoganda designed for LEVERage.

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hope that isn't correct!   Especially as earlier this year Lewis was encouraging the young guys to stick together as a team even if it means forfeiting some money along the way.

We have quite a few top end players to accommodate:  Petracca, Oliver, Gawn, Viney, McD, Hogan who will all be looking for big $$ in the next two years.  There will be clubs out there making big offers to those guys even if they don't have elite years.  Will be hard to keep the team together if they are all looking for near $1m contracts!

And our next tier (Tyson, Brayshaw, Hunt, ANB, Garlett etc) need to be looked after as well.

Lets face it, everyone whose worth a decent quid gets squeezed into their Club somewhere. Look at Collingwood, Geelong, Essendon and Richmond. They have been doing it blatantly for years and they all have their benefactors, either over the back fence, in the rubbish bin, university degree or tax/bankman extraordinaire. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

Paul Connors spoke at an Old Xavs golf day yesterday and said Lever will be a Demon, and he will be the highest paid player at the club.

He also specifically mentioned that it is a very interesting move as he manages Petracca who, next year, might be asking for similar money. 

That's a bit unprofessional I would've thought.

Are you taking the pizz?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hope that isn't correct!   Especially as earlier this year Lewis was encouraging the young guys to stick together as a team even if it means forfeiting some money along the way.

We have quite a few top end players to accommodate:  Petracca, Oliver, Gawn, Viney, McD, Hogan who will all be looking for big $$ in the next two years.  There will be clubs out there making big offers to those guys even if they don't have elite years.  Will be hard to keep the team together if they are all looking for near $1m contracts!

And our next tier (Tyson, Brayshaw, Hunt, ANB, Garlett etc) need to be looked after as well.

Petracca, Gawn, McD and Hogan are not worth that much money (yet) and Viney and Oliver still have to prove themselves over time (though Oliver has done a remarkable job to date). 

Lever has comfortably outperformed all those guys bar Oliver to date I would say.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

salary cap is up 20% in total

anything you are alluding to re the early years of contract would only be minimum contract values

we are hardly talking about minimums here :D

It's going from $10.37m in 2016 to $13.54m in 2022.

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-20/players-get-20-per-cent-pay-rise-in-new-cba

Link to comment
Share on other sites


4 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

It's going from $10.37m in 2016 to $13.54m in 2022.

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-06-20/players-get-20-per-cent-pay-rise-in-new-cba

and "and the player salary cap from $10.37m to $12.45m." next year" which is approx 20%

by 2022 (5 years) it gets to 30%, so a smart manager could ask for a variable yearly contract starting at extra 20% and rising to 30% if the new contract was at least 5 years

so what would be now a 650K contract,  would be equivalent to 780K in  year 1 rising to 845K in year 5

of course one could use an averaged out figure between those limits, plus it could be front or rear ended etc

lever is young, so i'd expect he'd probably go for a 4 year contract 

3.2M over 4 years (maybe front-ended) seems about right to me

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

Paul Connors spoke at an Old Xavs golf day yesterday and said Lever will be a Demon, and he will be the highest paid player at the club.

He also specifically mentioned that it is a very interesting move as he manages Petracca who, next year, might be asking for similar money. 

Did Paul Connors really say this? My mail tells me its far from a done deal.

If Connors did say this he has gone very early with it and is thinking wishfully

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Judd's Granny said:

Did Paul Connors really say this? My mail tells me its far from a done deal.

If Connors did say this he has gone very early with it and is thinking wishfully

Hi and welcome.

Source within our club?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, binman said:

Rubbish. If JW wanted to leave the dees he would have considerable trade value. 

Nope  zero value without a complete attitude change

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, Judd's Granny said:

Yes strong source. Info was given Monday of last week. Can't see that much would have changed in last 8 days. 

What about the pies? It has gone very quite the last few days regarding them. I hope it's not going to be like the Franklin situation where every body had him going to gws only to find out it was the swans all a long.

It's got me a bit worried.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, deebug said:

What about the pies? It has gone very quite the last few days regarding them. I hope it's not going to be like the Franklin situation where every body had him going to gws only to find out it was the swans all a long.

It's got me a bit worried.

Pies worry me as well. Interestingly 2 high profile journalists given info at same time as me (only 4 people in the room). We all left with the feeling Lever probably wouldn't be a Demon. However I have see both of them talking up the Demons chances since. I find it surprising and hope they know something I don't. Fingers crossed

Link to comment
Share on other sites


26 minutes ago, deebug said:

What about the pies? It has gone very quite the last few days regarding them. I hope it's not going to be like the Franklin situation where every body had him going to gws only to find out it was the swans all a long.

It's got me a bit worried.

That'll be the case with Kelly. Everybody wrongly assumes he goes to North because of the monstrous, offer only to be pipped at the post by the Dees, with Kelly deciding, he wants to play with his mates at MFC (for less). Dreaming? Absolutely

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Watts Jurrah Dunn? said:

Paul Connors spoke at an Old Xavs golf day yesterday and said Lever will be a Demon, and he will be the highest paid player at the club.

He also specifically mentioned that it is a very interesting move as he manages Petracca who, next year, might be asking for similar money. 

If Petracca has a break out season there may be a bidding way for him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

That'll be the case with Kelly. Everybody wrongly assumes he goes to North because of the monstrous, offer only to be pipped at the post by the Dees, with Kelly deciding, he wants to play with his mates at MFC (for less). Dreaming? Absolutely

If I were Kelly and heard Lever was coming to MFC, I would take unders to come here. If Kelly and Lever were to come to the club - we would be a dynasty side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

If I were Kelly and heard Lever was coming to MFC, I would take unders to come here. If Kelly and Lever were to come to the club - we would be a dynasty side.

Didn't some guy phone SEN i think it was? and said both Lever and Kelly were coming to us? :wub:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    PREGAME: Rd 11 vs St. Kilda

    The Demons return to the MCG to take on the Saints in Round 11 on the back of two straight losses in a row. With Jake Lever out with concussion who comes in and who goes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 32

    VOTES: Rd 10 vs West Coast

    Last week Captain Max Gawn consolidated his lead over reigning champion Christian Petracca in the Demonland Player of the Year Award. Steven May, Alex Neal-Bullen & Jake Lever make up the Top 5. Your votes for the loss against the Blues. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 31

    POSTGAME: Rd 10 vs West Coast

    Many warned that this was a danger game and the Demons were totally outclassed all game by a young Eagles team at Optus Stadium in Perth as they were defeated by 35 points.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 286

    GAMEDAY: Rd 10 vs West Coast

    It's Game Day and the Demons have returned to the site of their drought breaking Premiership to take on the West Coast Eagles in what could very well be a danger game for Narrm at Optus Stadium. A win and a percentage boost will keep the Dees in top four contention whilst a loss will cast doubt on the Dees flag credentials and bring them back to the pack fighting for a spot in the 8 as we fast approach the halfway point of the season.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 884

    WARNING by William from Waalitj

    As a long term resident of Waalitj Marawar, I am moved to warn my fellow Narrm fans that a  danger game awaits. The locals are no longer the easybeats who stumbled, fumbled and bumbled their way to the good fortune of gathering the number one draft pick and a generational player in Harley Reid last year. They are definitely better than they were then.   Young Harley has already proven his worth with some stellar performances for a first year kid playing among men. He’s taken hangers, k

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 22

    OVER YET? by KC from Casey

    The Friday evening rush hour clash of two of the VFL’s 2024 minnows, Carlton and the Casey Demons was excruciatingly painful to watch, even if it was for the most part a close encounter. I suppose that since the game had to produce a result (a tie would have done the game some justice), the four points that went to Casey with the win, were fully justified because they went to the best team. In that respect, my opinion is based on the fact that the Blues were a lopsided combination that had

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    CENTIMETRES by Whispering Jack

    Our game is one where the result is often decided by centimetres; the touch of a fingernail, a split-second decision made by a player or official, the angle of vision or the random movement of an oblong ball in flight or in its bounce and trajectory. There is one habit that Melbourne seems to have developed of late in its games against Carlton which is that the Demons keep finding themselves on the wrong end of the stick in terms of the fine line in close games at times when centimetres mak

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    PREGAME: Rd 10 vs West Coast

    The Demons have a 10 day break before they head on the road to Perth to take on the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Sunday. Who comes in and who goes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 527

    PODCAST: Rd 09 vs Carlton

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Sunday, 12th May @ 8:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we analyse the Demons loss at the MCG against the Blues in the Round 09. You questions and comments are a huge part of our podcast so please post anything you want to ask or say below and we'll give you a shout out on the show. If you would like to leave us a voicemail please call 03 9016 3666 and don't worry no body answers so you don't have to talk to a human. Listen & Chat LIVE:

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 30
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...