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Goodness me, this bloke is a jet and will contribute to our side amazingly.

Today he was absolutely pivotal in so much of the Eagles play.

We desperately need a player of Gaff’s qualities and skills.

Go and get Gaff.

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5 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Goodness me, this bloke is a jet and will contribute to our side amazingly.

Today he was absolutely pivotal in so much of the Eagles play.

We desperately need a player of Gaff’s qualities and skills.

Go and get Gaff.

I have a strong hunch that we are into him, and have been for a while.

He will look good in our jumper.

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7 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Didn’t we spend our money on Lever. We freed up Wattsy $ to afford Lever. What’s left?  Only if we cash in Vince and Lewis. 

Vince yes.

We have a couple of RFAs to re-sign ourselves don't we? Tmac and Nev?

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13 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Didn’t we spend our money on Lever. We freed up Wattsy $ to afford Lever. What’s left?  Only if we cash in Vince and Lewis. 

Jackson said we still have enough money to bye 1 more gun. I would go for Sloane before Gaff but it would be great to get either of them.

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16 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Jackson said we still have enough money to bye 1 more gun. I would go for Sloane before Gaff but it would be great to get either of them.

Cue that annoying fuken ‘can’t we have both’ meme. 

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11 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Jackson said we still have enough money to bye 1 more gun. I would go for Sloane before Gaff but it would be great to get either of them.

I feel Sloane is similar to the players we already have, while Gaff is a genuine point of difference.

Gaff! Gaff! Gaff!

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12 hours ago, McQueen said:

@jane02 anything?

I will check in with my source this week and report back. 

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Jordie will play his last year next year and I would say Bernie is on his last legs this year. Jordie will probably decline to the level Bernie is at now (serviceable but not even close to the player he was).

I would love Gaff to come to us though the Eagles maintaining of their traditional winning form may make that harder. He is exactly what we need. We have 5 blokes going for the one ball but no one spreading.

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39 minutes ago, Radar Detector said:

I feel like I see an incarnation of this thread every year on here...

The RFA variable is a significant one this time around.

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

The RFA variable is a significant one this time around.

Up to a point Steve. 

While Gaff may choose us, WCE can match the offer and force a trade ala Dangerfield from Adelaide.  It would probably mean us trading out a top player to WCE (or to some else to get the required pick) as I don't think we can trade the 2019 1st round pick. 

WCE would make a call once they know where they finish on the ladder.  The higher up the more likely to force a trade as their 1st round compensation pick would likely be in the mid to late teens.  

Saints are touted as being very keen altho can't imagine he would go there.

As someone else mentioned Jackson flagged we have the salary cap space to go after an FA but finding the currency might get tricky if we are forced into a trade...who/what would we be prepared to give up?

Edit:  Reckon WCE would ask for Jesse as Kennedy will be 31 this year.   To quote @daisycutter phrase:  'computer says no' on such a deal.

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43 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Up to a point Steve. 

While Gaff may choose us, WCE can match the offer and force a trade ala Dangerfield from Adelaide.  It would probably mean us trading out a top player to WCE (or to some else to get the required pick) as I don't think we can trade the 2019 1st round pick. 

WCE would make a call once they know where they finish on the ladder.  The higher up the more likely to force a trade as their 1st round compensation pick would likely be in the mid to late teens.  

Saints are touted as the most likely destination.  Family barrack for them, they have the trade currency and huge salary cap space. 

As someone else mentioned Jackson flagged we have the salary cap space to go after an FA but finding the currency might get tricky if we are forced into a trade...who/what would we be prepared to give up?

Edit:  Reckon WCE would ask for Jesse as Kennedy will be 31 this year.   To quote @daisycutter 'computer says no' on such a deal.

I thought I had read that Gaff was a Melbourne supporter?

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7 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

I thought I had read that Gaff was a Melbourne supporter?

That’s been the common understanding particularly on here over the years...

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9 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

I thought I had read that Gaff was a Melbourne supporter?

My bad.  I misread an article on FA's.  Will go back and edit my post.

Cheers,

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Gaff is exactly what we need. At 25, he's the perfect age bracket for us. All Australian, lead the league for total kicks and inside 50s for a number of years, experienced, played in lots of finals including a grand final, but still has plenty of footy ahead of him. He's an elite runner,  very durable and consistent, good outside midfielder, exactly what we need.
Doesn't mean anything, but he was a Dees supporter growing up and comes from a mad demon family who were still members and involved at the club after he started playing for West Coast.

While Sloane is a good player, he's 29, struggles with injury and a tag, and is very similar to what we already have. I wouldn't bother chasing him.

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Would obviously love him at the club. But I think Lucifer is right in that we would need to give up something pretty substantial to get him. In the end we really had to give up a fair bit for Lever. This guy would be top 10 outside mids in the comp in his prime at 25.

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