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55 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

The AFL should offer Ben King a $1 million dollar bonus (on top of his salary) if he re-signs with GC next year, rather than giving them pointless draft picks. 

I'm sure it's in jest, but obviously this would set a ridiculous and unsustainably, unfair precedence.

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Really, they need to get the best assistants and FD people in the AFL and run the place properly. Make finals for a number of year and win a flag and good players will stay. Players want 3 things mainly: money, success and mates/culture.

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Offer Pick 3, and when they say [censored] off,  add next years second round to let them know we mean business.

Why not offer it now? It's pretty clear he is not staying with them, and he looks the goods.

 

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2 hours ago, faultydet said:

Offer Pick 3, and when they say [censored] off,  add next years second round to let them know we mean business.

Why not offer it now? It's pretty clear he is not staying with them, and he looks the goods.

 

Who says we haven't already?

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Personally and i know some would disagree strongly with this, but i would offer pick 3 and our 2020 first rounder if it would get us Ben King on a long term deal. 

I see him as being one of the better forwards around for 10 years, will make an impact right away and take a lot of pressure off Tommy and Sam.

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57 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Personally and i know some would disagree strongly with this, but i would offer pick 3 and our 2020 first rounder if it would get us Ben King on a long term deal. 

I see him as being one of the better forwards around for 10 years, will make an impact right away and take a lot of pressure off Tommy and Sam.

Absolutely agree mate.

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19 minutes ago, Elwood 3184 said:

The question is does Ben King want to end up at Melbourne and is he really that good?

Agree Elwood, i think he could become a good KPF, but i think through all the hysteria, we may be overrating him just a tad.

God help him if he does come to us, he'd be expected to kick 10 every week.

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Pretty sure we told the king family we would take him if the may deal didnt happen. Hope this doesnt now work against us.

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Dogs are now into him for 2021 and some believe he and his brother would be better served, playing at different clubs.

GC List Manager says they have some confidence he will sign an extended contract with them, at some stage next year.  

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3 hours ago, Elwood 3184 said:

The question is does Ben King want to end up at Melbourne and is he really that good?

and how do you better the inevitable offer from North of X million a year for life !!

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As an aside whatever happened with the South Australian guns from the 2018 draft that the SA clubs said they would poach in 2020?

Did they end up being drafted to SA or are they waiting to come home next year?

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4 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Agree Elwood, i think he could become a good KPF, but i think through all the hysteria, we may be overrating him just a tad.

God help him if he does come to us, he'd be expected to kick 10 every week.

Try not exaggerate to much mate, we'd settle for 8 each week or 4 with 5 assists😂😂

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13 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Personally and i know some would disagree strongly with this, but i would offer pick 3 and our 2020 first rounder if it would get us Ben King on a long term deal. 

I see him as being one of the better forwards around for 10 years, will make an impact right away and take a lot of pressure off Tommy and Sam.

How would that work with Round 1 pick rules though?

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

As an aside whatever happened with the South Australian guns from the 2018 draft that the SA clubs said they would poach in 2020?

Did they end up being drafted to SA or are they waiting to come home next year?

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Port traded up to get Rozee.

Rankine signed an extension until 2022, not entirely convinced it means he stays, he might just need the financial security after missing all of this year with injuries.

Lukosius is in the same boat as Ben King. I expect the Crows in particular will be circling. 

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42 minutes ago, Ugottobekidding said:

No way ben king is worth pick 3

he was pick 6 in a stronger draft, is a KPP and has only enhanced his reputation. Pick 3 would be a minimum

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Wonder if we would be better off going after Jack Lukosius. Whispering Jack posted an article in another thread that suggested clubs thought he was gettable (in reference to end of next year if I remember correctly) and would be open to moving to vic.

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The Vic club that lands Ben King is going to be the team to beat for the next 10 years!

So I hope it is us!

Pick 3 and more I don’t care... Get it done Dees!

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for anyone saying pick 3 for king... we need to use a first rounder this year. gahhhh

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1 minute ago, Rocky said:

for anyone saying pick 3 for king... we need to use a first rounder this year. gahhhh

Presumably we could trade pick 3 and say a second round pick next season (or a player this year like hunt) for king and one of gc's first round picks (obviously not one and two but they have 15 and presumably will get another for martin) Which we then use this year.

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30 minutes ago, Rocky said:

for anyone saying pick 3 for king... we need to use a first rounder this year. gahhhh

Actually, no we dont.

Double gahhhh!

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54 minutes ago, Dee tention said:

The Vic club that lands Ben King is going to be the team to beat for the next 10 years!

So I hope it is us!

Pick 3 and more I don’t care... Get it done Dees!

I can't tell if you're obsessed with Ben King or mentioning him in each thread to be annoying. 

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30 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I can't tell if you're obsessed with Ben King or mentioning him in each thread to be annoying. 

To be fair, WB, this is the Ben King thread 

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