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2 minutes ago, 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

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With all the delistings, retirements & coaches leaving, I must say I am pleased that you may be moving on. Undervalued & strangled by a club & coach....IMO. Good luck also to JKH.....hope you also find a new home if delisted.

Both blokes up against it when coaches preference was 22 bulls.

 

 

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A trade to Gold Coast would be a win-win for Billy and the MFC.

 

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It’s not as though he hasn’t shown glimpses. For whatever reason we haven’t seen enough of them.

Seems a ripping kid who you’d like to see do well. A move up north could be the making of him. He’d set a training standard for other draftees to follow and perhaps a leadership role will help his professionalism translate onto the field.

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44 minutes ago, Laughing Goat said:

With all the delistings, retirements & coaches leaving, I must say I am pleased that you may be moving on. Undervalued & strangled by a club & coach....IMO. Good luck also to JKH.....hope you also find a new home if delisted.

Both blokes up against it when coaches preference was 22 bulls.

 

 

And the fact that they have both been average footballers at best that really never delivered. 

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1 hour ago, Demon3 said:

And the fact that they have both been average footballers at best that really never delivered. 

Ha ha yeah maybe D3 but unfortunately the options that were used in their place didn't do much to excite this year either.

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Billy prepares himself to a high standard but generally doesn't bring it to game. There was a game where he bought his best against Hawthorn in 2016 and ended up winning by 29 points.  That was his best game IMO 22 disposals and a gaol when it counted in the last quarter.

Although he is only 23 now at another club might do him good as  I am hoping it does. 

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3 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

With today's re-signings, you'd imagine it's curtains for he and JFK.

I think there are now clear signs - the others all just re-signed have some (potential) upside that maybe Billy and JKH simply dont in the club’s eyes,  and the chance to shop them around might be best for both.  If not, they might be late delistings before list lodgement.

Surprised we signed so many.  The club must truly believe 2019 was an aberration.  If not, there should have been blood on the floor.

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4 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

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.

Well, as his dad mentioned in his Demonland interview, Billy actually played his best junior footy as an inside mid and was recruited as such. ANB in a similar boat, I dare say. With our glut of inside mids, both have had to change the way they play, to varying degrees of success.

Comes back to the club’s laser-like focus over recent years on building the list from the ‘inside-out’. With the KK addition and current interest in Tomlinson and Langdon, it seems we have belatedly reached the ‘out’ phase of this list management strategy.

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8 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

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.

Bunnings already has Christmas decorations in stock... have for a couple of weeks.

I bought a ton already :)

 

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He had a position on the wing there for the taking, but wasn’t quite up to it unfortunately. Going north would be a good move for him and I genuinely hope he does well.

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Maybe we could get Lynch, Prestia or Ablett as a Trade

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If I recall correctly, Clarry credits his work ethic at Melbourne to Billy Stretch and how hard he trains. I think other players have made similar observations. Obviously you've got to bring more to the team than being a good trainer but if keeping Stretch on the list means pushing Clarry an extra 10% and getting the best out of some of your youngsters then he's not the worst player to keep on the list.

Given he plays the position we need most, I'd keep him on the list unless we're confident we can pick up a bargain late in the draft (and that's all we'd get if the Suns traded for him)

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If Stretch trains well. .maybe a position  as a ...   trainer.

As a footballer...hes a magoo

Nothing wrong with that. ..just dont clog the list.

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12 hours ago, Demon3 said:

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

Perfectly describes Tomlinson and we’re apparently offering him 4 years at 1.6 to 2 million. 

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5 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Perfectly describes Tomlinson and we’re apparently offering him 4 years at 1.6 to 2 million. 

Yet Tomlinson has managed to play 24 games this season (and counting) for GWS. Stretch would be lucky to get a game for them. 

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Tomlinson is clearly two Grades better than Stretch, however, I want to state that I don’t rate Tomlinson, who in my opinion is one Grade below Pederson.

4 years at $2 million for Tomlinson is a terrible list management decision. But, it is the Demons after all. 

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5 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Yet Tomlinson has managed to play 24 games this season (and counting) for GWS. Stretch would be lucky to get a game for them. 

Yes Stretch isn't  too flash

Truth be told ,AT isn't  really that much better. 

Surely better prospectives.

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18 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Yes Stretch isn't  too flash

Truth be told ,AT isn't  really that much better. 

Surely better prospectives.

The sad thing is I don’t think there is, and if there is, they don’t want to come to us. Can’t you blame them? 

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We don’t want to keep Stretch which is fair enough, but Josh Wagner and Neal Bullen get 2 more years?! Jesus. 

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