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“Zak Jones is the interesting one. He always says ‘I want to stay at the club,’ but he’s continually linked to clubs like St Kilda and Melbourne,” Ralph said.

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On 6/7/2019 at 11:56 AM, poita said:

Swans were keen on Vandenberg last year. They can have him and his busted foot for Jones. Vandenberg might be the better player, but he is not doing us much good sitting in the stands each week.

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Hearing its down to Saints and Dees now on his potential clubs for next year.

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Langdon and Z.Jones on opposing wings next year helps our outside run in a big way. Both have speed to burn

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Is Nathan’s little brother on the move? Possibly. Do the Dee’s and Saints lead the race for his autograph? Maybe. You heard it here first. #ETthetradebreaker. 

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1 hour ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Is Nathan’s little brother on the move? Possibly. Do the Dee’s and Saints lead the race for his autograph? Maybe. You heard it here first. #ETthetradebreaker. 

Nothing gets past you!

#ETfirstwiththenews

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4 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Saints apparently into him in a big way. Probably likely to move. 

They like the Hawks are into everyone.

 

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6 hours ago, Redleg said:

They like the Hawks are into everyone.

 

I suspect a big part of it is keeping fan interest high by fueling speculation, i'm sure the Dees talk to just as many players but make more of an effort to keep it quiet than other sides who are happy enough for it to get out.

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John Ralph just commented on Fox Footy that we aren't in the race for Zak.

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Just nominated the Aints

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53 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Just nominated the Aints

Having Langdon and Jones on both wings wouldn't have exactly improved our DE inside forward 50. Both butchers. Targeting Tomlinson, who is more versatile, to bring in alongside Langdon is a smarter strategy. 

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Saints don’t have enough picks to land all these players that have nominated them!

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3 minutes ago, A F said:

Having Langdon and Jones on both wings wouldn't have exactly improved our DE inside forward 50. Both butchers. Targeting Tomlinson, who is more versatile, to bring in alongside Langdon is a smarter strategy. 

Not a big fan for that reason either AF.  Often hangs on too long as well and gets caught a bit.

Having said that, i agree in terms of versatility but wasn't overly impressed with Tomlin's ball use in any of his finals appearances either.

His height & marking ability might prove handy when going up the line from HB and defending to a bail out in the same area but a tad concerned when the ball hits the ground if he's matched against a genuine speedster out wide.  He's by no means quick in the true sense of the word and imv you need a bit of burst speed in this area of the park.

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10 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Saints don’t have enough picks to land all these players that have nominated them!

Jack Newnes might get picked up via free agency and Jack Steven might end up at Geelong so there’s a couple of extra picks. 

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16 minutes ago, A F said:

Having Langdon and Jones on both wings wouldn't have exactly improved our DE inside forward 50. Both butchers. Targeting Tomlinson, who is more versatile, to bring in alongside Langdon is a smarter strategy. 

Langdon is a better kick than Jones.  Still not super, but I'd rather Langdon.  Plus he is fitter and finds more of the pill.

10 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Saints don’t have enough picks to land all these players that have nominated them!

They'll get a few for Bruce and Jack Steven.  Pick 6 will probably go for Brad Hill, maybe one of the picks they get goes for Jones and so forth.

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On 8/19/2019 at 7:31 AM, Ethan Tremblay said:

Is Nathan’s little brother on the move? Possibly. Do the Dee’s and Saints lead the race for his autograph? Maybe. You heard it here first. #ETthetradebreaker. 

Might need a bigger belt Andy, lots of notches being added lately. #ETthetradebreaker. How does he do it? #Hejustdoes. 

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49 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Not a big fan for that reason either AF.  Often hangs on too long as well and gets caught a bit.

Having said that, i agree in terms of versatility but wasn't overly impressed with Tomlin's ball use in any of his finals appearances either.

His height & marking ability might prove handy when going up the line from HB and defending to a bail out in the same area but a tad concerned when the ball hits the ground if he's matched against a genuine speedster out wide.  He's by no means quick in the true sense of the word and imv you need a bit of burst speed in this area of the park.

I'll reserve judgement on both Langdon and Tomlinson and I'll call it 'the Melksham rule'. It has a two year age limit. Let's see how they both go.

43 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Langdon is a better kick than Jones.  Still not super, but I'd rather Langdon.  Plus he is fitter and finds more of the pill.

Agreed.

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Give me Langdon over Jones every day of the week. Way more versatile, gets more of it, and is a better disposer of the ball.

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I agree Langdon over Jones.  But I’d rather Jones than Tomlinson.  If we have to push out Frost, then perhaps to punt on getting Zak Jones might have been understood.  

Obviously Zak Jones does not want to play alongside his brother in a final season for our Jonesy.  

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