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Uncontracted for next year and has a lot of things we could do with. Obviously has good speed and can kick goals, but he's also won a flag and was in the Lions leadership group this year. Would turn 29 during next season.

“Personally I have a bit of contract stuff to work out. I love the group but I will wait and see,” Christensen said.

Trade talk: Lion Allen Christensen fears his Brisbane career may be over

 

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Maybe. Ideally we should have pushed harder for him when he was set to leave the Cats. I feel like he peaked early and was at his best in his late seasons at Geelong, early seasons at Brisbane. Could maybe play a role for us up forward and can still be dangerous though. But I doubt he'd entertain coming back to Vic.

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1 minute ago, praha said:

Maybe. Ideally we should have pushed harder for him when he was set to leave the Cats.

The bloke had some serious personal issues (I won't put them in here as it might not be appropriate) and he needed to get out of the state.  We were no chance of landing him when he decided that he needed a fresh start.

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Just now, praha said:

Maybe. Ideally we should have pushed harder for him when he was set to leave the Cats. I feel like he peaked early and was at his best in his late seasons at Geelong, early seasons at Brisbane. Could maybe play a role for us up forward and can still be dangerous though. But I doubt he'd entertain coming back to Vic.

Had a lot of 'other' issues, which is why he needed to leave Geelong and Victoria, so not sure he'd be keen on coming back to any of the Vic clubs. A lot were very surprised he actually continued with footy when he left the Cats.

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He has been very open about his personal issues:  allen-christensen-reveals-gambling-problem-at-geelong

Credits Neil Balme for a heart to heart and turning him around:  “Balme said, we obviously need to help you...I’m forever grateful for that because that was a light bulb moment for me.”

According to the article (March 2019) he hadn't placed a bet since 2014.  So seems low risk.  But played only 13 games for the Lions this year so not a regular 22.

imv he is a poor man's Jamie Elliot.  Prefer the latter.

 

As an aside, Lions are getting Ah Chee from the Suns so it forces Christensen out. lions-offer-longterm-deal-to-wantaway-suns-highflyer    Ah Chee is just 21 and has "...officially requested a move up the highway last week to fulfill Chris Fagan's plan to add more pace at the Gabba next season". 

With Ah Chee, Brisbane are adding the finishing touches to an already very, very good list.  They will have a harder draw next year but don't see them going too far backwards.

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6 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

He has been very open about his personal issues

Not all of them....

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23 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

The bloke had some serious personal issues (I won't put them in here as it might not be appropriate) and he needed to get out of the state.  We were no chance of landing him when he decided that he needed a fresh start.

Yes he certainly did, I doubt he would ever consider coming back to Victoria.

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6 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Deadset no. I know too much about him to even entertain this.

More than the Lions who had him in their leadership group this year?

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4 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

More than the Lions who had him in their leadership group this year?

Evidently.

I wouldn’t welcome into our club anyone with a severe gambling addiction, or a habitual womaniser, let alone a 2-for-1 deal. 

Christensen can’t handle being in Victoria.

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7 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Evidently.

I wouldn’t welcome into our club anyone with a severe gambling addiction, or a habitual womaniser, let alone a 2-for-1 deal. 

Christensen can’t handle being in Victoria.

So you would want Goodwin sacked then yeah?

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47 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

So you would want Goodwin sacked then yeah?

Not at all. You can’t see the difference?

Not entirely surprised though.

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44 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Not at all. You can’t see the difference?

Not entirely surprised though.

The difference between someone with a severe gambling addiction and someone with a severe gambling addiction? You're right, I don't see the difference there.

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5 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

The difference between someone with a severe gambling addiction and someone with a sever gambling addiction? You're right, I don't see the difference there.

 

Happy for you to reduce and perceive it any way you like, hombre.

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11 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

The difference between someone with a severe gambling addiction and someone with a sever gambling addiction? You're right, I don't see the difference there.

An e?

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

 Nooooooooooooo way

he is soft and plays for free kicks.

That is basically how I see him.

A big no from me.

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

 Nooooooooooooo way

he is soft and plays for free kicks.

Right. Forgot to add that he is an ordinary player.

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11 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Uncontracted for next year and has a lot of things we could do with. Obviously has good speed and can kick goals, but he's also won a flag and was in the Lions leadership group this year. Would turn 29 during next season.

“Personally I have a bit of contract stuff to work out. I love the group but I will wait and see,” Christensen said.

Trade talk: Lion Allen Christensen fears his Brisbane career may be over

 

 

11 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

if elliott falls over he'd be a nice to have fall-back option

has pace

If he was white I'm not sure anyone would mention him as having speed or pace. Falling for the stereotype on that one.

A crafty footballer at his best who was a sharp mover but never anything special in a straight line. Now he doesn't really have the size, speed, strength or fitness to be damaging at half forward and can't draw free kicks as he used to.

I can't see us being interested.

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He reminds me of a more experienced Jay Kennedy Harris.

Nothing of him really stands out.

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28 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

If he was white I'm not sure anyone would mention him as having speed or pace. Falling for the stereotype on that one.

This isn't a serious statement surely? I simply said he "has good speed", and you're trying to infer that he's in fact slow and I've racially stereotyped him, rather than actually seen him play. What an utterly ridiculous and offensive comment. You're more than welcome to email BOTH the clubs he played for and accuse them of racism if you wish too (see below).

"Allen Christensen is a fleet-footed midfielder with the ability to push forward and hit the scoreboard."

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"Another of the Cats’ band of fleet-footed midfielders"

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"His speed and skill will only add sizzle to Brisbane’s midfield."

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"Allen Christensen and Steven Motlop have injected speed and skill"

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