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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Who is a better defender?

Nev would be close

Who else

remember that you gotta spend money ? to make money ? 

Money makes people funny.

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I put a post on Facebook of 4 x $750,000 for Jake and his dad liked my post so near enough for me. What is that pre CBA? $550,000? Fair and reasonable if you ask me

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13 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

 

Adelaide should hate themselves for not being able to pick up Gibbs . Cost them a flag.

You think so?

They made the big dance without him.

I doubt Gibbs would been a 40+ point difference in the granny.

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1 hour ago, Drunkn167 said:

It's not that particular payers believe they're worth more per se.

Lemme try and explain this without getting too much hate haha

So all year, the younger playing group as a whole has been told that the club is moving in a different direction, they are changing things up and bringing in a lot of coaches/new players etc

The players have been drilled into their heads all season that certain things need to change to achieve the ultimate success, they need to be team first and other things.

One part of that is that even though they may receive great offers from other places, if you wanna stay at Melbourne and help them achieve a flag you may need to take less money for the meantime. This includes all current and future players.

Now imagine that the club is going over and beyond for a 21 year old, 50 gamer, and are willing to pay him more then most if not all of the current players, that kinda contradicts everything they've been told.

Thats what's gonna annoy them. Theyd love to have Lever alongside them, but not at that cost.

I hope it's more like he's on $700k a year with bonuses built in or something, not a million a year. That would be much better.

He won't be on a million a year and all cubs pay overs to get players in and the players know that.

I can see how upset the Tigers' players were to get Prestia and Caddy in at overs.

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Last year we were laughing at the tiges paying too much for Prestia...

Also players won't be disappointed with the club bringing in players that make the list better. They are surely smart enough to realise that history only remembers the premiership teams!

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I think we need to get it out there that we gave Scott Thompson to the Crows for 1 first round pick, because he said he wanted to go home. He played over 300 games and was a star for them. We knew he would be a good player. Have they forgotten that?

We should remind them.

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3 minutes ago, BAMF said:

You think so?

They made the big dance without him.

I doubt Gibbs would been a 40+ point difference in the granny.

A midfielder of his ability can make a difference. 3 plus turnarounds for goal. But don't forget he didn't play.

If he did l believe there would be a chance.

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Thanks D, appreciate the time you take around here. Eye opening and hopefully, if we do get Lever, it doesn't fracture the group.

 

Players all know that to get players in you pay overs. Lots of reports about the $$$ but no one knows other than a select few.

Not many 21 year old's in the All Australian squad last time I checked.  

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7 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I think we need to get it out there that we gave Scott Thompson to the Crows for 1 first round pick, because he said he wanted to go home. He played over 300 games and was a star for them. We knew he would be a good player. Have they forgotten that?

We should remind them.

I'd doubt there's anyone of significance involved with either club from those times. Ancient history which won't be righted in this deal. They also screwed us on Nathan Bassett.

It's all just brinksmanship to appease the supporters.

The last thing shattered Crows supporters want to see is their team not fighting in trade week after they didn't fight on Grand Final day.

The Crows sending Lever into the draft not only means they get no compensation, it also sends a message to their players "We don't give a stuff about what you want as a person, we own you and will do as we please".

Scaring your remaining players into staying is not a sensible thing to do.

Giving up value for nothing is not a sensible thing to do.

The Crows appear to be a sensible club by and large.

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Fox sports news just showed the Lever interview again but a slightly extended version of Ch7.

BT : Did you or your management speak to any other clubs in the process?

JL : Yes, but the Melbourne Footy Club was always the one that my manager and myself were comfortable with.

 

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1 hour ago, Chook in Perth said:

Still got it. ?

Heard anything at all about other potential targets?

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2 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

What was the first one Kurt?

BMac coming to Dees. Macca wants Suns job too, was expected to hear last Wednesday. Not likely to happen and more than happy to stay with Dees.

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On 8/16/2017 at 2:40 PM, DaveyDee said:

I would like to welcome Jake Lever to the MFC

 

Crows are in more [censored] than a Werribee duck, arrogant wankers but I suppose it has worked for them. Hope they also lose a few other. 

Stick it up'em boys. Off to the draft he goes if they dont deal - now thats commitment I like to see. 

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2 hours ago, Demon77 said:

Fox sports news just showed the Lever interview again but a slightly extended version of Ch7.

BT : Did you or your management speak to any other clubs in the process?

JL : Yes, but the Melbourne Footy Club was always the one that my manager and myself were comfortable with.

 

This is what it's all about. He chose us over Collingwood, how good is that?

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20 minutes ago, demondame said:

This is what it's all about. He chose us over Collingwood, how good is that?

Imagine working out your employment contract with Eddie...."here you are, sign here"

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Phenomenal news on Lever if we can pull it off - which I'm sure we can, in spite of the huffing and puffing from Adelaide. 

He and Hibberd, the cornerstones of an AA backline.

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14 minutes ago, bing181 said:

He and Hibberd, the cornerstones of an AA backline.

With Jetta as the veni, vidi, vici plaque dated to 2018 and scrawled in mosquito blood. 

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

I think we need to get it out there that we gave Scott Thompson to the Crows for 1 first round pick, because he said he wanted to go home. He played over 300 games and was a star for them. We knew he would be a good player. Have they forgotten that?

We should remind them.

I haven’t been afraid to point that out many times that crows fans have been keen to call him a sook and and mercenary. Seems they’re quite happy to accept one but not so happy about it going the other way. Funny that. 

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Levers manager was on SEN this morning.

On the question of "what if another club can offer Adelaide something better than what Melbourne can put up for trade" he said "Jake will only be dealing with Melbourne. He wont sign off on anything from any other club"

Welcome to the MFC Jake Lever! :)

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27 minutes ago, JTR said:

Levers manager was on SEN this morning.

On the question of "what if another club can offer Adelaide something better than what Melbourne can put up for trade" he said "Jake will only be dealing with Melbourne. He wont sign off on anything from any other club"

Welcome to the MFC Jake Lever! :)

Suck it Eddie. 

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30 minutes ago, JTR said:

Levers manager was on SEN this morning.

On the question of "what if another club can offer Adelaide something better than what Melbourne can put up for trade" he said "Jake will only be dealing with Melbourne. He wont sign off on anything from any other club"

Welcome to the MFC Jake Lever! :)

That is massive for our club, we are preferred to all others

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Most are keen to erase the memories of 0.5 and Richmond winning the flag, this seems a good starting point, now to keep Watts....

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9 hours ago, Forest Demon said:

While Brett Burton did come across a bit amateurish, I think Kane Cornes has slapped a fair serve of mayo on that story.

I can tell you now, he isn't putting enough mayo on it.

i heard the same story the other day from a very reliable source.

the Adelaide bloke asked us for our offer and we said our piece, he then came back with "give us two first round picks", we said "no" and he just got up and left. Came back 10 minutes later and they spoke again, he asked for 2 first rounders again, we said NO and he got up and left again!!!!

no BS, exactly what happened.

 

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