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2 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Imagine trying to negotiate with Essendope for Hurley, Saad and Merrett. god they would be next level delusional. 

To be fair, you'd be trading for an All Australian full back, an All Australian midfielder, and a borderline All Australian half back flanker. It'd be the equivalent of us losing May, Oliver and Salem. They'd have every right to demand the world. I can't even imagine losing multiple players of that calibre in one hit!

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For God’s sake, I cannot believe how many Demonlanders are suggesting trading Brayshaw! 🤬 Brayshaw is our ‘culture’!  obviously, many have not watched Gus’s weekly session with Gawn to realise how pop

He is completely different.  Merrett is mainly just outside and has very good skills.  The bloke would compliment our midfield perfectly 

Good player but I'd target Lachie Ash if the rumours are true he wants to move back to Victoria. That dash out of the backline is tantalising...

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48 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Just gut feel or saying you've heard something?

We had a family zoom Saturday night and my aunty is related to the Danihers ( from her side of the family so we have no connections nor have I ever met Joe ) but she was asked about the Daniher thing and she mentioned that Joe won't be the only big name player. Merrett, Hurley and Hooker were others that were named.

42 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Unfollowed Essendon on Instagram and removed them from his bio. He’s.Gone.Mate. 

There you go wasn't aware of that.

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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

We had a family zoom Saturday night and my aunty is related to the Danihers ( from her side of the family so we have no connections nor have I ever met Joe ) but she was asked about the Daniher thing and she mentioned that Joe won't be the only big name player. Merrett, Hurley and Hooker were others that were named.

Solid A F. Thanks Dazzler. 

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12 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

To be fair, you'd be trading for an All Australian full back, an All Australian midfielder, and a borderline All Australian half back flanker. It'd be the equivalent of us losing May, Oliver and Salem. They'd have every right to demand the world. I can't even imagine losing multiple players of that calibre in one hit!

Absolutely fair enough, but the Bombers in particular love to aim very high. they'd probably be asking for Oliver, Petracca, Gawn and May 

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19 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Solid A F. Thanks Dazzler. 

Also noting that I have no insight into linking Merrett to the Dees. That was more of a personal opinion as I see him being a great fit for us.

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19 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Also noting that I have no insight into linking Merrett to the Dees. That was more of a personal opinion as I see him being a great fit for us.

You're a dazzling poster mate. Appreciate the goss.

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Essendon seem to have botched the coaching hand over. Players openly displeased with the new coach over Bell Chambers not getting a farewell game. Hurley, Merrett and Hooker all good mates with him and very unhappy it seems. Saad has also told the world he’s going too. 

What a mess. I’m thrilled.

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1 hour ago, The heart beats true said:

Essendon seem to have botched the coaching hand over. Players openly displeased with the new coach over Bell Chambers not getting a farewell game. Hurley, Merrett and Hooker all good mates with him and very unhappy it seems. Saad has also told the world he’s going too. 

What a mess. I’m thrilled.

I couldn’t be sadder this has happened to Essendon

 

oh wait I have that the wrong way around 

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Fairly common for players to stop following their respective team social media accounts over the off-season, at least for nba players and the like 

Haaa that's a stretch for AFL circles I would think

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Watson on SEN:

Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Watson was confident that Merrett would be a Bomber next year.

“I got a call yesterday in the afternoon that concerned me a little bit, but I’ve been assured that he’s not going anywhere, he’ll be staying at Essendon, he does have a contract of course,” he said.

“People read into this, the fact that he got left out of the leadership group and maybe he’s still unhappy there at Essendon, but I was told categorically that he would not be going anywhere.

“There has been some scuttlebutt out there that he might want to go to Melbourne or Melbourne is really interested in him and he’s got a great mate in him in Michael Hibberd and obviously he was coached by Simon Goodwin as well, but that’s not going to be the case as it was put to me yesterday.”

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15 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Watson on SEN:

Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Watson was confident that Merrett would be a Bomber next year.

“I got a call yesterday in the afternoon that concerned me a little bit, but I’ve been assured that he’s not going anywhere, he’ll be staying at Essendon, he does have a contract of course,” he said.

“People read into this, the fact that he got left out of the leadership group and maybe he’s still unhappy there at Essendon, but I was told categorically that he would not be going anywhere.

“There has been some scuttlebutt out there that he might want to go to Melbourne or Melbourne is really interested in him and he’s got a great mate in him in Michael Hibberd and obviously he was coached by Simon Goodwin as well, but that’s not going to be the case as it was put to me yesterday.”

Not sure what else Watson would say. Probably categorically confirmed Daniher would be staying too at some point I’m sure. 

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Just now, adonski said:

Not sure what else Watson would say. Probably categorically confirmed Daniher would be staying too at some point I’m sure. 

Maybe I'm a classic Melbourne supporter, but hearing him mention Melbourne as part of it actually made me MORE interested in what was going on...

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2 minutes ago, CYB said:

It was always going to be difficult to get him. He'd be one of their marquee players that they would do anything to hold onto.

Yep. But they (probably) have been burnt with holding on to Daniher too long, wonder if they will take the same stance.

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59 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Maybe I'm a classic Melbourne supporter, but hearing him mention Melbourne as part of it actually made me MORE interested in what was going on...

Yep, that's why I mentioned that I would not be surprised if we were working behind the scenes.

As I've already said.. keep an eye out for this.

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24 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

Sounds like we are about to do a raid on Essendon.

Have figured we would throw everything at trade season for Goody (and the current list) in a last chance saloon, hail Mary.

His last chance to use his Essendon connections as well. Go for broke, it's a good time to raid the Bombers, they are flailing.

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