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I hope Frosty stays, at a fair price - he had a great year and tried his guts out in all 22 games, which is more than I can say about most of the boys. We need guys who leave it all on the park each and every week.

Sure there's a little bit of Frost Ball, but I think that's a small price to pay for the other things he does. Plus, if some of our boys did their share, the ball wouldn't be down there in the circumstances that it was so often this year.

 

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28 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

I'm not convinced Frost can be coached to be anything more than he currently is, which means he cannot play on a wing, he cannot play up forward or on the ball. He's a defender. A very handy defender, but if he was traded for another key position defender, we haven't lost rebound out of defence, we've lost a player that can keep Brown to 2 goals and limit Hawkins impact in a final quarter - which we would want to replace with another player. If we want rebound out of defence, we should be looking at players than can rotate between wing, midfield and half back, or even half forward, players with skill by foot primarily, and just enough pace to evade a tackle. Players that have the tank to gut run up and down the G and help out their key position defenders who hold the fort/outer rim of press

I think you are too fixated on the running aspect of his game. I am happy for him primarily to be the number two defender and nullify the Browns and Hawkins.

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One paper says we have lowballed him, while another quotes his manager who says we haven't offered him anything as yet but things look positive. 

I don't know who to believe, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out. 

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Maybe we offered him a performance based contract, $10K for every effective kick.

Clearly Frosty thinks he might be better off taking the $400K upfront than work on his kicking 😄

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2 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Maybe we offered him a performance based contract, $10K for every effective kick.

Clearly Frosty thinks he might be better off taking the $400K upfront than work on his kicking 😄

If we offer him a performance based contract on pure exhilaration he would be our highest paid player.

 

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3 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

If we offer him a performance based contract on pure exhilaration he would be our highest paid player.

Maybe not on exhilaration, but on heart-rate there would be no contest!

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I would be sad to see him go. I actually think he could do alright in the forward line, crashing packs and putting the pressure on. He showed glimpses in the last game at the G when he got moved up there

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1 minute ago, low flying Robbo said:

I would be sad to see him go. I actually think he could do alright in the forward line, crashing packs and putting the pressure on. He showed glimpses in the last game at the G when he got moved up there

His kicking is to unreliable to become a forward

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2 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

His kicking is to unreliable to become a forward

Sadly that puts him on a par with the rest of our forwards.

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3 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

His kicking is to unreliable to become a forward

it's barely reliable enough to have him in the backline

this eulogizing of frost surprises me a bit tbh

he's no better than a 'good, ordinary' player, not the star that some are making out

he has a dip, the #frostball drives me to distraction, and for every two good things he does i reckon there's five genuine wtf moments

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4 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Classic Melbourne.

Frost is no super star but at least we gets on the park each week and provides us with some run and dash which we severely lack.

He looks really good galloping out of the backline with ball in hand

 

 

 

until he turns it over and it goes back over his head for a goal.

I won't be too upset if he goes, he's only depth when we have a fully fit list so depends what we get for him

 

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6 minutes ago, low flying Robbo said:

I would be sad to see him go. I actually think he could do alright in the forward line, crashing packs and putting the pressure on. He showed glimpses in the last game at the G when he got moved up there

He took a mark directly in front and kicked it further away from goal than towards it. He is what he is.

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.....probably just lost a footy he kicked..

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2 hours ago, Garbo said:

Frost is a liability, as long as he is in best 22 we aren't going anywhere. Not to say he isn't in our best 22 however, just that if he is we wont be challenging for a flag.

DISAGREE  a host of other Dees who HAVE CONTRACTS are as useful as an Ashtray in a motorbike

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7 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

His kicking is to unreliable to become a forward

Yeah and just remind me again how many SIMPLE shots by forwards went astray Petracca the biggest offender!!

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4 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

we are 17 so only GC can trump us for Langdon

He just puts his price out there. Freo can have some steak knives if need be. Stretch/JKH or similar.

Hawks could get trumped by 8 odd clubs for Frost.. very different

This gets brought up every year and it never happens. Supporters like to think they'll get something for nothing but clubs are far more intelligent with their dealings with other clubs, especially ours.

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7 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Yeah and just remind me again how many SIMPLE shots by forwards went astray Petracca the biggest offender!!

I don’t disagree with that, so do you think adding another unreliable kick would help 

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11 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

The video is cut short. After he won the free kick he promptly kicked the ball out on the full missing a bloke 15m away.

makes for a good video grab though

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10 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

The video is cut short. After he won the free kick he promptly kicked the ball out on the full missing a bloke 15m away.

He's improved since this. We'd be mad to get rid of him.

He'll be our best defender within 3 years I reckon.

His disposal has improved steadily this year.

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14 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

it's barely reliable enough to have him in the backline

this eulogizing of frost surprises me a bit tbh

he's no better than a 'good, ordinary' player, not the star that some are making out

he has a dip, the #frostball drives me to distraction, and for every two good things he does i reckon there's five genuine wtf moments

100% agree. Yes he is entertaining, frost ball and all and I do love his dash out of the back line. But let's be honest Frosty leaks goals and plays an unaccountable defensive game at times (defending in front, running off his man etc). He is a run of the mill key defensive position player. 2nd rounder to swap for Langdon.

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Yeah let’s trade a player who has SPEED because we have soo many other players who are fast. He is obviously surplus to our needs. 

Bloody [censored]. 

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Frost definitely improved this year and was certainly top 10, maybe even top 5, but we finished 17th. Anyone saying they'd be shattered or what have you, if he left, has completely lost touch with reality.

He still gives up almost as many goals as he saves.

If Sam wants a better offer and we can get a more solid best 22 player in, pull the trigger.

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27 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

The video is cut short. After he won the free kick he promptly kicked the ball out on the full missing a bloke 15m away.

Tackle of the year, every back- mans wish, don't care what else happened....

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2 hours ago, Good Lord George said:

This from the Hun

SAM FROST

Melbourne has seriously lowballed the out-of-contract key defender, who looks certain to reject that contract offer and join a third AFL club. It emerged last night that North Melbourne — following Scott Thompson’s retirement — could overtake Hawthorn as a suitor with both clubs targeting key defenders

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/trades-unplugged-essendons-joe-daniher-has-a-big-decision-to-make/news-story/75bad70b29a03c07f1cf009fce309c6a

Excellent 

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