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1 minute ago, manny100 said:

.Lets hope the trade gets done tomorow. We usually do not spend to much time pushing peanuts around the trade table.

I did not realise Brown's stats compared so well against Cameron. Thanks Demonland for posting them.

The Cats are copying the Tigers recruitment of Lynch hoping  Cameron will be the difference. Time will tell.

 

Could say we're also hoping for that result... ;)

 

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When playing at North - hate his stupid run up, hate his flopping for frees, hate how straight of a kick he is for goal and I hate his stupid hair cut. Now that he is pretty much going to be a De

All looking good. Expect him to nominate  melbourne any time now. Both parties are seemingly very excited.     

Kick the ball to Ben Brown. 

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14 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I agree that 26 and 43 for Brown and something later coming back our way.

If the club does that we will continue to be the laughing stock of the AFL.  North Melbourne don't want him, he wanted to stay at North but they are kicking him out to the curb.  Big question marks over his knee and his ability to return to his best form.  Pick 43 should be our offer but most likely we will have to give up pick 31 or 33.  Brown is a fire sale from North just like TMac will be for us, the only difference is Brown is out of contract and has a buyer, TMac has a contract and doesn't have a buyer at this stage.

 

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5 minutes ago, drdrake said:

If the club does that we will continue to be the laughing stock of the AFL.  North Melbourne don't want him, he wanted to stay at North but they are kicking him out to the curb.  Big question marks over his knee and his ability to return to his best form.  Pick 43 should be our offer but most likely we will have to give up pick 31 or 33.  Brown is a fire sale from North just like TMac will be for us, the only difference is Brown is out of contract and has a buyer, TMac has a contract and doesn't have a buyer at this stage.

 

Very good summary. Pick 33 is as far as we should be willing to pay. Kangas are getting rid of Brown. They actually have little room to argue. 

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57 minutes ago, drdrake said:

If the club does that we will continue to be the laughing stock of the AFL.  North Melbourne don't want him, he wanted to stay at North but they are kicking him out to the curb.  Big question marks over his knee and his ability to return to his best form.  Pick 43 should be our offer but most likely we will have to give up pick 31 or 33.  Brown is a fire sale from North just like TMac will be for us, the only difference is Brown is out of contract and has a buyer, TMac has a contract and doesn't have a buyer at this stage.

 

We wanted Hogan gone and got Picks 6/27

we wanted Watts gone and got pick 31

and we’d be a laughing stock if we got Brown for 26 and 43? Turn it up

sure we didn’t go as public with it as North have done. We desperately need Brown as we have no plan B and if we get him for a second round pick Even 26 it will be steal!

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Very good summary. Pick 33 is as far as we should be willing to pay. Kangas are getting rid of Brown. They actually have little room to argue. 

He still has value.  Pick 26 and a 4th rd pick is fair imo

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

Covered ad nauseum in this thread.
He's out of contract.
He had a falling out with North over personal issues relating to death of his unborn child and subsequent treatment where he was asked to leave his grieving wife and other baby to play.
He was made to play with knee soreness, which caused further injury.
This is about Brown walking out on North, not the other way around. They've essentially thrown their arms up and said yep no contract, sour relationship, cya later!

He already passed Melbourne FC medical, so the one injury he's had in his entire career has been ticked off as not an ongoing issue.

If we get him for a 2nd rounder, it'll be one of the best trading coupes this century. We should be going as hard as possible to get him.

He has nominated to be a Demon player. He's committed. We have satisfied the requirements for injury and 'soreness' evaluation and these are history. We must do it - big time - no delays. If we do not, some other furry club will - at any cost and the meat in the sandwich will be lost. 

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I would've thought trading Ben Brown for pick 26 is more than commensurate for a player that's kicked 10 goal in a game of footy, and one of the leading goal kickers of the last few years.

Not sure we have to be greedy and offer up 33 and nothing else. 

 

Question? Who is the Last MFC Player to kick 10 GOALS in a Game??

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If we can exchange Preuss for Brown that is a massive win!  We got Preuss for dog biscuits from North, and if we can now change that for Brown (plus or minus a small amount) you would seriously have to see that as a great play by MFC.

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53 minutes ago, deanox said:

Need your tall forwarda to apply pressure othwrwise they'll walk it out of there. 

There is always the other possibility of the boundary umpires jogging it back to the centre....

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4 hours ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

22 Kicks
0 Handballs
14 Marks
11 Goals
8 Behinds

What an era the early 90s were. 9 of the highest 13 scoring shots for a forward came in these few years. Someone was kicking 10 goals every other week. The game was absolutely incredible to watch.

Every other sport has found a way for forwards/scorers to score more heavily.. soccer, nfl, cricket since then. Obviously more goals isnt necessarily always more exciting, but yea, um it was.  

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6 hours ago, Jjrogan said:

What an era the early 90s were. 9 of the highest 13 scoring shots for a forward came in these few years. Someone was kicking 10 goals every other week. The game was absolutely incredible to watch.

Every other sport has found a way for forwards/scorers to score more heavily.. soccer, nfl, cricket since then. Obviously more goals isnt necessarily always more exciting, but yea, um it was.  

Maybe the AFL should have a kpi around each round needing a 10 goal by one forward game :)

 

it’s all fun and games until it’s Kent Kingsley kicking 10.11 against us 

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Looks like North are playing hard ball.  Reports are they have rejected Geelong's offer of #38 for Higgins.  Given he wouldn't be on high $, its a 2 year contract and his age, I thought that offer quite reasonable.   Hawks have let equivalent players go for picks #60+.

May not bode well for what we have to trade for Brown.   Hopefully, Mahoney doesn't blink.

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Looks like North are playing hard ball.  Reports are they have rejected Geelong's offer of #38 for Higgins.  Given he wouldn't be on high $, its a 2 year contract and his age, I thought that offer quite reasonable.   Hawks have let equivalent players go for picks #60+.

May not bode well for what we have to trade for Brown.   Hopefully, Mahoney doesn't blink.

We can let them know we are doing them a favour as we have TMac on the books already....

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The deal will get done. You can't effectively push a guy out of your club and when you have a chance to trade him act like he's a required player. It's not like he will stay at North if a deal isn't done. Higgins is a completely different scenario because North aren't pushing him out.

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