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Apparently has 'received interest' from the Dees:

Status: Restricted free agent at the end of 2019.

State of play: Ellis is facing a $500,000 sacrifice over the life of his next contract if he’s to remain at Richmond, the club that recruited him with Pick 15 in 2011. While the premiership defender has played 16 matches this season there are still question marks over his toughness. The restricted free agent has received interest from Essendon, Carlton, North Melbourne and Melbourne. According to the Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph, Ellis would receive no more than $400,000 per season if he remained at Punt Road.

Likely scenario: The 25-year-old could foreseeably be forced out. There aren’t many free agents floating around this year, and therefore, Ellis is likely to receive a substantial offer from a rival club.

AFL 2019: State of Play — where 24 major AFL trade storylines sit

 

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9 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

there are still question marks over his toughness.

Looked like being a player but this & the ability to handle a tight checking opponent caught up with him.

Damaging if allowed to play on his terms but that doesn't happen these days.

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His biggest issue is that he'll find the ball but mostly bomb it high and long, my brother in law is a big tigers fans fan and when he was in and out of the side last year kept saying he could be one of the most damaging players in the league if he knew how to lower his eyes. He's been a fair bit better this year, but this issue still holds him back from being elite. While some have had the same opinion with Ed Langdon, clearly we're in the market for wingers who run all day, so that's why were linked. Being a free agent is handy as well.

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6 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

His biggest issue is that he'll find the ball but mostly bomb it high and long, my brother in law is a big tigers fans fan and when he was in and out of the side last year kept saying he could be one of the most damaging players in the league if he knew how to lower his eyes. He's been a fair bit better this year, but this issue still holds him back from being elite. While some have had the same opinion with Ed Langdon, clearly we're in the market for wingers who run all day, so that's why were linked. Being a free agent is handy as well.

Should replace Jones beautifully then.

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2 minutes ago, SFebes said:

Should replace Jones beautifully then.

This is unfair, Jones is one of few in our team that lowers his eyes and hits up targets in the corridor.

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Just now, chookrat said:

This is unfair, Jones is one of few in our team that lowers his eyes and hits up targets in the corridor.

I absolutely disagree chookrat, anyway perhaps I should have used an emoji. Enjoy your day mate

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Was a very strong contributor to their premiership- plays with pace, intensity and aggression.  Has fallen away in the last 18 months, but would gladly take him.

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Not a fan, all the Richmond supporters I know continually complain about his ball use and decision making. Exactly the opposite qualities we need.

The equivalent would be Richmond going after ANB, not many here would be all that upset about it

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Ellis fills our need for outside run and is a free agent. As much as Brad Hill is a much better player, the smarter play would be to keep our picks and target Ellis. Langdon is a younger version of Ellis, but would cost a draft pick. in terms of priority I prefer Ellis, Hill then Langdon.

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Experience, premiership player, and still only 25.

Give me Ellis any day on a wing instead of the Wagner's.

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1 hour ago, SFebes said:

Should replace Jones beautifully then.

 

1 hour ago, chookrat said:

This is unfair, Jones is one of few in our team that lowers his eyes and hits up targets in the corridor.

Jones is rated as the best field kick in our team.

Viney is rated as the worst kick inside 50 in the league.

Staggering how differently the two are perceived on Demonland.

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2 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

 

Jones is rated as the best field kick in our team.

Viney is rated as the worst kick inside 50 in the league.

Staggering how differently the two are perceived on Demonland.

Personally I feel like we need a change in leadership anyway, Jones is nearing the end and if he has one more season then its the perfect time to hand over the reigns and I agree re Viney, hes never been a good kick. I wonder what it does to players' mindsets seeing leaders butcher it. Anyhow I'd get Ellis, even for depth and I'd look into Tigers' list to stock ours up also. I thought we'd have a crack at Townsend for a goal sneak but unsure why we didn't.

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Just now, SFebes said:

Personally I feel like we need a change in leadership anyway, Jones is nearing the end and if he has one more season then its the perfect time to hand over the reigns and I agree re Viney, hes never been a good kick. I wonder what it does to players' mindsets seeing leaders butcher it. Anyhow I'd get Ellis, even for depth and I'd look into Tigers' list to stock ours up also. I thought we'd have a crack at Townsend for a goal sneak but unsure why we didn't.

Yeah, absolutely agree with that mate. Can't imagine how frustrating it would be for our players to see the co-captain, Goody's pet (according to player interviews) continually defy instructions by bombing it long every game with no consequence.

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1 minute ago, Matsuo Basho said:

Is he better than Alex Neal-Bullen?

Aside from price that’s the only question you really need to ask.

MB welcome back old mate.

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Ellis was a damaging player a few years ago when zones defenses were all the rage and there was more space to work with.

6-6-6 has made the game more one on one and slower, and negated his natural game as there’s usually now a man right on him now. He doesn’t suit the current rules and gamestyles , but if zones made a comeback he’d flourish again.

Definitely worth interest if the price isn’t too high. Provides run and pace.

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10 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Apparently has 'received interest' from the Dees:

Status: Restricted free agent at the end of 2019.

State of play: Ellis is facing a $500,000 sacrifice over the life of his next contract if he’s to remain at Richmond, the club that recruited him with Pick 15 in 2011. While the premiership defender has played 16 matches this season there are still question marks over his toughness. The restricted free agent has received interest from Essendon, Carlton, North Melbourne and Melbourne. According to the Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph, Ellis would receive no more than $400,000 per season if he remained at Punt Road.

Likely scenario: The 25-year-old could foreseeably be forced out. There aren’t many free agents floating around this year, and therefore, Ellis is likely to receive a substantial offer from a rival club.

AFL 2019: State of Play — where 24 major AFL trade storylines sit

 

YUK!

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Ellis and Newnes are not bad free agent options. Obviously Hill and Langdon are better options but will cost picks/players. I would not be surprised to see us end up with 2 of the aforementioned 4. That would balance our team up very nicely.

I'd also be going hard at Papley as a fwd/mid.

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He's a Tiger fan whipping boy,  they'll be stoked to get a trade for him..... No thanks. 

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11 hours ago, chookrat said:

This is unfair, Jones is one of few in our team that lowers his eyes and hits up targets in the corridor.

He usually bombs away. If he did lower his eyes he'd be a weapon.

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