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I'm calling fake news from the following line in the article which is the only mention of contract talks being on hold without any citing of sources or a statement from Brayshaw or management. 

The Demon has made clear he wants to stay at Melbourne, but is likely to hold off on signing a new deal for at least another month after starting the year in the VFL team.

The media give me the [censored]. 

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Media ?....what can we make up today ? ?

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Was that Tom Morris again?? Of course he will hold off, he and his manager want to get as much value as they can. He is playing good footy again and will want to string together a long period of good footy then go to the table. Smart move.... Oh nooooeeesss he is off to Freo... ppfffttt

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Players hold off all the time. Especially if they’ve been injured or playing out of form.

If they know they can only increase their value by backing it up in the seniors, they’ll take that opportunity to squeeze more $ out of the club towards their contract. The media needs to disconnect themselves from thinking that putting contract talks on hold, means they are thinking of leaving the club.  

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7 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

Players hold off all the time. Especially if they’ve been injured or playing out of form.

If they know they can only increase their value by backing it up in the seniors, they’ll take that opportunity to squeeze more $ out of the club towards their contract. The media needs to disconnect themselves from thinking that putting contract talks on hold, means they are thinking of leaving the club.  

Yes....but it makes for good muck raking....fodder for the trolls... effectively clickbait.

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What I really hate is when players are into negotiating mode and co-incidently produce best career form. I hope this in not the case.

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1 minute ago, america de cali said:

What I really hate is when players are into negotiating mode and co-incidently produce best career form. I hope this in not the case.

His career was at the crossroads post his concussions and his value probably at an all time low. By all reports he worked his arse off over the summer and didnt miss a single session. His form is in direct correlation to his efforts over many MANY months and he is re establishing himself as a potential A grader. He's right to be waiting to re sign atm.

 

 

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Its click bait, folks!  The article makes it clear the Club wants to sign him up and Gus wants to stay.

If feeling doubtful listen to him as a guest on the AFL Exchange podcast.  http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-08/podcast-how-a-demon-got-his-mojo-back  around the 15 minute mark. 

He says something like: It is a romantic idea to play your career at one club and it definitely is attractive to him...hopefully what the club is building is worth more than money".  Listen to his tone of voice - very genuine.

After two years of setbacks he deserves a few months to establish his credentials for a decent contract - same as Tom Mc is doing to establish his credentials as a forward before re-signing.  Gus is mature enough to block out the media noise and just focus on his game.

As an aside, on Tom's contract, Gus says:  “Everyone knows Tom is Melbourne thru and thru.  No one at the club concerned that he will leave.  He loves the club and they love him.”

The podcast is worth listening to, especially the first half as there is a bit of chat about the Dees.  Gus is an engaging and articulate young man.  He is a real asset to our club on and off the field.

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For anyone who saw the footage at the end of the Saints game showing Gus' unbridled joy as he revelled in the accolades from several team mates, it's clear he's not going anywhere.   Of course he wants to consolidate his spot and form before getting down to the nitty gritty on the contract.     Yawn.....

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11 minutes ago, timbo said:

Anyone know him personally, could he be leadership/captain?

Early days but you would think so. 

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It’s smart for player and club to cool there jets on signing him up. Obviously Angus’ point of view of getting himself better to try maximise his coin makes sense as we discussed already.

Im just as happy for the club to hold off as well as I don’t want to sign a kid for 3 or 4 years who’s career could be stopped next week if he gets a bump to the scone again or we have to wrap him in cotton wool for 15 weeks a year.

I really rate Gus and happy to pay him the $$ as long as his body holds up

 

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Gus laughed off these rumours barely 3 weeks ago. Nothing to see here 

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The media news program for MFC in C64 format:

10 Melbourne can’t be trusted

20 Hogan wants to go to/will be poached by WA club

30 Training camp cancellation 

40 Young gun puts off contract talks

50 Melbourne can win the flag

60 Melbourne are top/bottom in the following obscure statistic that we just made up

70 GOTO 10

RUN

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21 minutes ago, Robot Devil said:

The media news program for MFC in C64 format:

10 Melbourne can’t be trusted

20 Hogan wants to go to/will be poached by WA club

30 Training camp cancellation 

40 Young gun puts off contract talks

50 Melbourne can win the flag

60 Melbourne are top/bottom in the following obscure statistic that we just made up

70 GOTO 10

RUN

I hope Run isn't a command.

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23 minutes ago, Robot Devil said:

The media news program for MFC in C64 format:

10 Melbourne can’t be trusted

20 Hogan wants to go to/will be poached by WA club

30 Training camp cancellation 

40 Young gun puts off contract talks

50 Melbourne can win the flag

60 Melbourne are top/bottom in the following obscure statistic that we just made up

70 GOTO 10

RUN

Sad that I understand that post.

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He would be crazy to sign a contract now as he's heading into some seriously good form and is finally getting a run in the midfield.  Every kick, mark, handball, tackle and clearance he accumulating is seeing his price go up and up.  With that said, I'm very confident that he'll stay and be rewarded with some pretty good coin.

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2 hours ago, Robot Devil said:

The media news program for MFC in C64 format:

10 Melbourne can’t be trusted

20 Hogan wants to go to/will be poached by WA club

30 Training camp cancellation 

40 Young gun puts off contract talks

50 Melbourne can win the flag

60 Melbourne are top/bottom in the following obscure statistic that we just made up

70 GOTO 10

RUN

Actually in Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instructional Code...which ran on C64 just as well as my Tandy TRS-80

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Our media can get s*^****? I have not and will not trust any thing they have  have to say.

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

He would be crazy to sign a contract now as he's heading into some seriously good form and is finally getting a run in the midfield.  Every kick, mark, handball, tackle and clearance he accumulating is seeing his price go up and up.  With that said, I'm very confident that he'll stay and be rewarded with some pretty good coin.

Not sure about that.  In light of his previous concussion issues, i think security should be a big thing for him. 

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26 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Listen to this week's AFL podcast in which Angus is one of the hosts and you'll be under no illusion about his commitment to stay.

Listen from 14 minutes 39 seconds.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-08/podcast-how-a-demon-got-his-mojo-back

Sounded far more sincere that HWSNBM all those years back. 

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