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5 minutes ago, GetJonnoPatton said:

I could name about 10 in the last 22 who ran out for us who are less damaging than him.

Great.  With a fit list I wouldn't have Scully in our best 22.

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1 minute ago, Wiseblood said:

Great.  With a fit list I wouldn't have Scully in our best 22.

Would be up walk up start on a wing for us.

Back to Patton - he will only cost us a third round pick at most, maybe less if we can do a deal with GWS for pick 3. 

I think you’re all going to be very surprised. We’re going to make a play for him. Be mad not to try and steal him from under the Hawks’ nose.

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We've just completed a year where we couldn't field anywhere close to a best 22 due to having a slew of injured players and you want to bring in a guy who can't get himself onto the park and has had 3 knee recos.

If Tommy Mac has ongoing foot issues and Weid can't get his hips right then we are desperate for a key position forward but Jono Patton is the furthest thing from the answer to that problem.

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18 minutes ago, GetJonnoPatton said:

Would be up walk up start on a wing for us.

Back to Patton - he will only cost us a third round pick at most, maybe less if we can do a deal with GWS for pick 3. 

I think you’re all going to be very surprised. We’re going to make a play for him. Be mad not to try and steal him from under the Hawks’ nose.

yep, probably a third round pick...and a salary of around $700k+ next year if the stories are true

even if you sign him on a three year deal you're just spreading salary over a three year period for a key forward whose body has thus far shown no ability to get through a full season consistently

he'll be 27 next year and should be in the peak of his football years as a key forward but unfortunately he hasn't shown any ability to play consistent football during a season, let alone year-to-year

i agree that $cully would be a walk-up start on the wing for us but obviously given the history we were never any shot to get him back

i also agree with others that he's not exactly damaging with ball in possession and looks a shadow of his best and most damaging

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26 minutes ago, GetJonnoPatton said:

We’re going to make a play for him.

Direct source please. And not a reporter because you've already said their opinions don't count.

 

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11 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

yep, probably a third round pick...and a salary of around $700k+ next year if the stories are true

 Salary will be nowhere near it. 

Of course there’s an inherent risk in him as there is in many players. But for a third rounder the upside is enormous. 

You can’t take safe options all the time. Melbourne has to change that mindset. It won’t get us to the promised land.

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9 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Direct source please. And not a reporter because you've already said their opinions don't count.

 

I’ve heard a few things. Can’t name sources sorry.

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1 hour ago, GetJonnoPatton said:

 Salary will be nowhere near it. 

Of course there’s an inherent risk in him as there is in many players. But for a third rounder the upside is enormous. 

You can’t take safe options all the time. Melbourne has to change that mindset. It won’t get us to the promised land.

yeah it is - he's on a very sticky wicket at gw$ in 2020

if we are pursuing him i'll be interested to see how it plays out, but the general consensus seems to be he's hawks-bound

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7 hours ago, GetJonnoPatton said:

I’ve heard a few things. Can’t name sources sorry.

I have a source that says you are poor at covering up your past.

Patton will not be a Demon. No surprises there.

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Range is gonna be upset.  Touring Ikon Park this morning apparently.

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Blues or Hawks is the word.

Wants top dollar to for a bloke with terrible injury history.

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20 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Range is gonna be upset.  Touring Ikon Park this morning apparently.

 

2 minutes ago, Dee Watcher said:

Blues or Hawks is the word.

Wants top dollar to for a bloke with terrible injury history.

Carlton already have 3 potentially excellent tall forwards:  Curnow, McKay and McGovern so why would they go for another who is injury prone...

...they are more likely to use their chips for the small forward Papley and speedy Martin who they need much more than Patton.

Interesting that so many good players are being linked to Carlton:  Coniglio (before signing with GWS), Papley, Martin, Isaac Smith, Patton.  It is looking very much like an up and coming 'destination club'.

 

If Patton is really on the market, surely we could include him in any pick # split, we could sure do with a tall forward.  Or is he another that has said he doesn't want to come to the demons?

 

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3 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

Carlton already have 3 potentially excellent tall forwards:  Curnow, McKay and McGovern so why would they go for another who is injury prone...

...they are more likely to use their chips for the small forward Papley and speedy Martin who they need much more than Patton.

Interesting that so many good players are being linked to Carlton:  Coniglio (before signing with GWS), Papley, Martin, Isaac Smith, Patton.  It is looking very much like an up and coming 'destination club'.

 

If Patton is really on the market, surely we could include him in any pick # split, we could sure do with a tall forward.  Or is he another that has said he doesn't want to come to the demons?

 

Papley seems more likely to go to Norf LH.  Martin appears to be a lock with the Blues but with Casboult likely to be loosed does that mean the Blues are still eager to add another KF to their stocks?

Patton might have other options of course and this might be one of a few meet & greets prior to deciding.

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Interesting to read peoples thoughts. I remember as a junior i thought he barracked for the Dees (when i was working at the Eastern Ranges FC and he was there - but a long time ago so may be remembering incorrectly). So maybe if hes coming back that may play a hand. If we get him for dirt cheap why not, but i'm not fussed.

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