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It's funny the ol riddler, I jumped on this forum 3/4 years ago at end of season and saw the Riddler and thought to myself, "This is awesome! What a website! What verifiable scoops!'... and then he went AWOL... and here I am, still, bereft of any useful post and preseasons gossip :(

 

Riddler, if you are still out there under a pseudonym, please re-enage :) after all, it has been a pretty $hite 2020.

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I'm torn on this one. I want Essendon to get nothing and I want Carlton to pay through the nose.   

Stevo on 7 just said that likely last game for Saad and Melbourne mooted as a potential destination. 

And they would be well within their rights to get stuffed.

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4 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

It's funny the ol riddler, I jumped on this forum 3/4 years ago at end of season and saw the Riddler and thought to myself, "This is awesome! What a website! What verifiable scoops!'... and then he went AWOL... and here I am, still, bereft of any useful post and preseasons gossip :(

I remember waaaay back in the day there was a bloke who hung around these, and other, boards called 'chilli boy'.  He used to spout all sorts of outlandish gossip and some people used to eat it up, even though it was never, ever going to happen.

Those were the days!

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1 hour ago, Engorged Onion said:

It's funny the ol riddler, I jumped on this forum 3/4 years ago at end of season and saw the Riddler and thought to myself, "This is awesome! What a website! What verifiable scoops!'... and then he went AWOL... and here I am, still, bereft of any useful post and preseasons gossip :(

 

Riddler, if you are still out there under a pseudonym, please re-enage :) after all, it has been a pretty $hite 2020.

That was a ripper thread. His talk about "landing a big fish" had a lot of us thinking of the use of a Gaff to pull one in

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

I remember waaaay back in the day there was a bloke who hung around these, and other, boards called 'chilli boy'.  He used to spout all sorts of outlandish gossip and some people used to eat it up, even though it was never, ever going to happen.

Those were the days!

Was chilli boy also known as nudge a bit later? Or were they both just rumour posters. I can't remember if they were the same.

They used to make it interesting. 

The Riddler was always a clear wannabe compared to these two.

None of their mail was as good as the trade breaker himself though....

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15 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Its seems like its either Carlton or Essendon for Saad.

What a pity. 

Still plenty to play out, although outside of Bob Murphy, it seems that more people in the media are saying that he will be going elsewhere.

I'd say the tweet I posted above is rubbish from Sheahan and that he has just jumped on board a few other rumours to look as though he is 'in the know'.

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3 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

It's funny the ol riddler, I jumped on this forum 3/4 years ago at end of season and saw the Riddler and thought to myself, "This is awesome! What a website! What verifiable scoops!'... and then he went AWOL... and here I am, still, bereft of any useful post and preseasons gossip :(

 

Riddler, if you are still out there under a pseudonym, please re-enage :) after all, it has been a pretty $hite 2020.

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4 minutes ago, binman said:

Not keep daniher im guessing. Some money to spend.

Saad pretty astutely called them out. Ultimately sounds like he wanted the security of a longer term deal. With others already leaving, there was money there, as well as a need to avoid having too many walk out.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Not keep daniher im guessing. Some money to spend.

or Merrett fingers crossed.🤫

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Bit disappointing that we haven't been mentioned as a club that's right into Saad. Exactly the type of player we need.

Blues adding Saad and Williams will guarantee them a top 8 spot. Two good hard running options that will make an immediate impact straight away.

https://coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1/article/amp/afl/afl-trade-whispers-2020-out-of-contract-players-rumours-free-agents-news-adam-saad-carlton-toby-nankervis-braydon-preuss/news-story/8d99294fe77ba746ce55a75e10153746?__twitter_impression=true

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Bit disappointing that we haven't been mentioned as a club that's right into Saad. Exactly the type of player we need.

Blues adding Saad and Williams will guarantee them a top 8 spot. Two good hard running options that will make an immediate impact straight away.

Take 2 first Draft picks or a wad of cash out of the equation and we’re just not an attractive club for a player or another club to deal with. 

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

$2.75 - $3 million over five years for Saad (in exchange for a first round pick) and $850,000 a year for Williams, they’re all yours Carlton. 

That's about 15% of the Blues cap in two half back flankers!

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

$2.75 - $3 million over five years for Saad (in exchange for a first round pick) and $850,000 a year for Williams, they’re all yours Carlton. 

Add in 900K for Martin and big money for McGovern and they will be cap trouble soon.

you dont sell the farm for half backs. unless their game plan is to purely score from counter attacks/HB. they need 2-3 more solid midfielders.

we need to keep cap space for a goal scoring fwd and for our guns (Trac etc) as they come into the big contract years

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It might depend on how they set up to play. If they go down the GWS route with Cripps as the bull in the middle, those two guys off the back of the square, they could play a run and gun game. 

They feel like they're a year or so behind us, but I don't think they have the midfield. I like their spine though.

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2 hours ago, A F said:

It might depend on how they set up to play. If they go down the GWS route with Cripps as the bull in the middle, those two guys off the back of the square, they could play a run and gun game. 

They feel like they're a year or so behind us, but I don't think they have the midfield. I like their spine though.

Their midfield, outside of Cripps, is pretty poor, and Murphy is pretty close to retiring as well.  Cripps had a relatively average year by his standards and its because the opposition can target him every week and know that there isn't a whole lot else to deal with.

Williams and Saad won't change that.

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9 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

$2.75 - $3 million over five years for Saad (in exchange for a first round pick) and $850,000 a year for Williams, they’re all yours Carlton. 

Why do you think Saad is worth? Definitely around the range for what is being offered.  As for Williams he will be on a bigger contract year 1 but evens itself out after that.  Don’t get sucked into what the media say, they are just guessing 

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