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I wonder if Steven May is having a big say in this. I know they are quite close friends still and he would be in his ear big time.

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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I wonder if Steven May is having a big say in this. I know they are quite close friends still and he would be in his ear big time.

Whatever gets him over the line I say...

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I think we could do worse.  I think pick up and offer two years with conditions. If he turns it around, two year extension with some bells and whistles. 

He has had a kid, and does need to sort himself out. Nev would be a great role model. It works it works, it does well all good.

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If Bennell passes the medical I'd be very happy that we take him in the PSD. He fits our need for a skillful outside mid and is much better proven in this role compared to Jack Martin, who by comparison will cost at least $400k more. In reality he'd probably cost us $200k per annum on a two year deal at the expense of one of JKH, Stretch or KK as a list spot. This is an opportunity that is worth the risk. 

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If we sign him its a 1 + 1 deal with the second year being a club option.

Got to be based on match payments thou as otherwise he sits in the rehab group and goes on benders once he has that guaranteed cash in his pocket! 

 

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45 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I'm relatively pleased with our trade period to date - Langdon, Tomlinson and then taking picks 3 and 8 into this year's draft.

Landing Bennell would however give it the excitement that, for me, this trade period has been lacking.

It literally turbo charges everything.

 

Curious use of the word literally 

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2 minutes ago, Dee Watcher said:

If we sign him its a 1 + 1 deal with the second year being a club option.

Got to be based on match payments thou as otherwise he sits in the rehab group and goes on benders once he has that guaranteed cash in his pocket! 

 

If thats what the club thought, I highly, highly doubt we'd make him an offer.

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As I hear it, his ankle / Achilles / calf region is cactus. Won't play again.

Would love him fit and firing at Demonland. Exactly what we need.

Can't see it, tho.

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

his management team has been harder at work than sam murray's to claim there's interest in him

i am not opposed to it at all - certainly prefer him on cheap coin for a season compared to jack martin's $1.6m over two - but i just have no faith that he'll ever get his body right

if we are doing a medical that means we're either very close to making an offer, i would assume? then it's up to bennell

the thought of a fit and firing harley revving up the flanks at the g is tantalising...

B: Jetta - May - Hibberd
HB: Salem - Lever - Harmes
😄 Langdon - Brayshaw - Tomlinson
HF: Petracca - T Mac - Bennell
HF: Fritsch - Weideman - Melksham
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jones - Hannan - Petty - one of our early picks
Emerg: Preuss - O Mac - ANB - our other early pick

As I posted a few weeks ago, we spoke with his management conducing initial inquiries as part of the due diligence process.

I assume that has been followed up with medical report reviews and references etc.

Club medical now, which will determine the next step being a sit down with the player to discuss the process/plan of returning to training and what we can offer 

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10 minutes ago, Dee Watcher said:

If we sign him its a 1 + 1 deal with the second year being a club option.

Got to be based on match payments thou as otherwise he sits in the rehab group and goes on benders once he has that guaranteed cash in his pocket! 

 

If we've got the room, then sticking him a one year deal won't hurt us long term.  If he ends up injured then he's off the list at the end of the year and we're using that room for other things.  I doubt he'll be on anything more than the minimum payments and I would also doubt the club would sign him and have that affect the other contracts/deals etc that we have in play.

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50 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I wonder if Steven May is having a big say in this. I know they are quite close friends still and he would be in his ear big time.

Jetta has a link to other members of the Bennell family, he'd have some input and certainly play a mentor role. Vitally important for this club moving forward that Nev is kept on after his playing days. Very highly regarded

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3 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Hoping my Pickett will be a tad quicker rjay! (No offense PF...im sure you were quick back in the day!)

Hnmm I was a very silky HFF who never handballed and would try to kick miracle goals at every opportunity. Would kick 5 one week, then have a quiet game for a week or two, nearly get dropped and then kick 7 then go a bit quiet  then respond with another 4-5.

Used to drive coaches mad. The one attribute I had was Kicking. I was a truly magnificent kick of the Sherrin/ Faulkner. The Ross Faulkner footy were a magnificent footy to launch torps.

Ah the memories.

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3 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Hoping my Pickett will be a tad quicker rjay! (No offense PF...im sure you were quick back in the day!)

Throw OMac into your 22 and you'll see just how fast PF can move. Like [censored] lightning.

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53 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

As I hear it, his ankle / Achilles / calf region is cactus. Won't play again.

Would love him fit and firing at Demonland. Exactly what we need.

Can't see it, tho.

That’s what was said about Scully’s foot. 

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7 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Throw OMac into your 22 and you'll see just how fast PF can move. Like [censored] lightning.

Id back myself in and Im over 55 

That should be OL 55

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8 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

Absolute disaster.  Has been trouble & a disappointment at 2 Clubs.  You start recruiting di#%heads and you reap the result.

Username checks out.

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11 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

Absolute disaster.  Has been trouble & a disappointment at 2 Clubs.  You start recruiting di#%heads and you reap the result.

Like Richmond with Dusty and Stack and Pickett.. they have reaped 2 flags, idiots!

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4 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Username checks out.

Fully expected it to read "Sorry Kids", so was actually surprised. 

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3 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Would Bennell by any chance be mates with Jack Martin?

Or Kozzie Pickett !??

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I would be very excited next year if a fit Bennell was best 22 by round 1. 
 

With our enchanted fitness/medical team we are well positioned to make the right call. 
 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Curious use of the word literally 

:pj:

It could figuratively supercharge AND turbocharge our trade period!

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