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Melbourne midfielder Billy Stretch could be Gold Coast bound.

A report in the Herald Sun suggests the 23-year-old doesn’t have a secure spot on the Demons’ list, with the club telling him they will be waiting until after the trade period to organise a new contract.

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Good luck to him if he chooses to go there. They would find his training standards and professionalism very desirable.

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They could get Stretch for little if Langdon goes through to preseason draft and Suns agree to pass on him.

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1 minute ago, Superunknown said:

This is great news y'all

We should definitely package up ANB and Stretch and swap for pick 2

No brainer

Yes, indeed

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40 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

This is great news y'all

We should definitely package up ANB and Stretch and swap for pick 2

No brainer

I wouldn’t put this past them. 

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The biggest surprise in this story is that AFL Trade radio is apprently up and running already. 

Must be organised by the same people who bring you hot cross buns in January.

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Billy has all the traits of a perfect clubman but sadly none of the traits that are going to make him a great footballer.

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3 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

They could get Stretch for little if Langdon goes through to preseason draft and Suns agree to pass on him.

It certainly is a bargaining tool, to use against the negotiating tool at the Dockers.

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I'd actually be interested to see how he went at a new club. Unfortunately he's just been completely paralysed as a footballer at Melbourne. Unwilling or unable to take the game on and improve his skills by learning from mistakes and building confidence.

He played 16 games in 2016, averaged 18 disposals with 1 clanger a game and looked set to have a solid career. 

Instead he loses his position to captain slow from Hawthorn and bounces in and out of the team and now is either out the door or the last man signed up.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

I'd actually be interested to see how he went at a new club. Unfortunately he's just been completely paralysed as a footballer at Melbourne. Unwilling or unable to take the game on and improve his skills by learning from mistakes and building confidence.

He played 16 games in 2016, averaged 18 disposals with 1 clanger a game and looked set to have a solid career. 

Instead he loses his position to captain slow from Hawthorn and bounces in and out of the team and now is either out the door or the last man signed up.

all that might be true, but ultimately he isnt good enough, and like you i think it will be interesting to see what a change does for him, Great kid, great trainer, great work ethic, average footballer. we need to refresh those types.

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3 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

They could get Stretch for little if Langdon goes through to preseason draft and Suns agree to pass on him.

In reality Stretch is worth no more than a fourth round pick so it's not that tempting for GCS.

If Billy can get a game up north he should go for it.

With Maynard, JKH and Stretch gone our back up midfield starts to look thin though.

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2 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

In reality Stretch is worth no more than a fourth round pick so it's not that tempting for GCS.

If Billy can get a game up north he should go for it.

With Maynard, JKH and Stretch gone our back up midfield starts to look thin though.

And JKH has gone?

Jordon and Sparrow will be back with a year under their belts? KK if he gets the concussion under control, believe they have fixed that as they did with Jetta and Brayshaw

Consistency is Bill's issue, starts to get a run at it and the confidence then gets injured, fresh start could be ideal

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3 hours ago, Superunknown said:

This is great news y'all

We should definitely package up ANB and Stretch and swap for pick 2

No brainer

Sounds like a bit of a stretch.

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Not really related to Billy, but I saw Gary Lyon was talking about the fact Gold Coast delisted Jarryd Lyons, who had a fantastic season for Brissy this year. They also gave up pick 2 for Lachie Weller and did a future pick swap that was a disaster.

They DO NOT deserve a priority pick, when they make dumb decision like these. It's seriously a joke.

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27 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

 

Consistency is Bill's issue, starts to get a run at it and the confidence then gets injured, fresh start could be ideal

He seems like a great kid, can run all day and has a terrific work ethic from all reports. Unfortunately he has bigger problems than inconsistency. He generally looks like a deer in the headlights at afl level and takes far too long to make decisions about what to do with the ball. He's not terrible or anything, just a bit too far off the pace. 

Here's hoping a fresh start with a different gameplan works out for him

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He's got great training standards, and seems like a wonderful young man but just doesn't quite seem to be an AFL level player. he's a very good VFL player at this stage.

if you as an outside mid can't break into a side with no outside mids consistently you're maybe just not quite up to it.

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

Please please please confirm you didn’t take this seriously 

 

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No issues but i do think billy's development was hampered by our obsession with playing too many inside mids. We saw jones and tyson battling on the wings at times when a fit billy was in the twos. 

Like max said, our contested dominance in 2018 covered over the many cracks that were appearing elsewhere.  

We ignored the role of the wing and it has backfired massively. Hindsight yes, but astute people realised that 6-6-6 would elevate the role of the wing. 

Astute we were not. Now a wingman that had all the potential in the world (stretch was an under 18 all Australian) makes way so we can pursue another wingman who has been developed. 

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Great Guy

Elite trainer on every level I am informed 

But he is just not quite AFL standard when it counts. 

That’s how it is. Heard he was on the move at the same time i was told about Todd. Suprised it has taken so long to surface

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

Great Guy

Elite trainer on every level I am informed 

But he is just not quite AFL standard when it counts. 

That’s how it is. Heard he was on the move at the same time i was told about Todd. Suprised it has taken so long to surface

That’s about it unfortunately, just no good come game-day. One too many dear in a headlights moments, reminds me of Toumpas. 

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

That’s about it unfortunately, just no good come game-day. One too many dear in a headlights moments, reminds me of Toumpas. 

Yep. Has had ample opportunities to cement a spot. Time to move on. We need to maximize every spot on our list

Will probably star at SANFL Level

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