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9 minutes ago, Lefty said:

True but he still has a year on his contract and perhaps her wants to see the direction we are going before putting pen to paper. 

I think he definitely wants to see the direction the club is going. I don’t blame him. No finals next year and I think he walks. Massive year ahead for the club.

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I exchanged texts with one of the players this morning. I asked him about Clayton and he said it was crap and he asked me where I'd heard the rumour. (He hasn't tuned into any footy related media sinc

My god this club is literally disintegrating. Viney can't stand Oliver to the point where he will leave the state. It's obvious from the body language Max & Clarry are both off to the Suns.

You go and spend 12 weeks locked up with your work mates and your boss. And your bosses boss. And all the support staff whose jobs it is to micromamage every aspect of your life. No escape, no break. 

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4 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

I think he definitely wants to see the direction the club is going. I don’t blame him. No finals next year and I think he walks. Massive year ahead for the club.

I dare say he won't be the only one to walk or request a trade. If we fail to make finals again next year they'll be a line out the door. 

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I reckon he likes the club, he’s mates with many of the players on the list, he was grateful we drafted him, and he’s previously said he wants to win a flag with us.

That’s just based on observations through following the club as a supporter - nothing else. He just doesn’t seem to be a flight risk, other than if he’s not being sufficiently rated internally and not being paid properly (which plainly he would be).

 

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8 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

I reckon he likes the club, he’s mates with many of the players on the list, he was grateful we drafted him, and he’s previously said he wants to win a flag with us.

That’s just based on observations through following the club as a supporter - nothing else. He just doesn’t seem to be a flight risk, other than if he’s not being sufficiently rated internally and not being paid properly (which plainly he would be).

That's always been my impression of him but great players like him must loathe watching other teams play finals year in year out. 

The thing that puzzles me about this rumour is the Carlton part. They are no closer than us. At times I think they are ahead but they always end up disappointing. 

I guess they make a good sale pitch with their facilities and history (in terms of Big 4 club) but they don't have any more current runs on the board. 

Now if the rumour was the Saints I'd be more worried as they've clearly overtaken us. I'd be [censored] myself if the rumour was the Cats or Tigers. 

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5 hours ago, Hell Bent said:

Let me get this right....  Clarry wants success and Carlton came calling ????

Dog Lol GIF

Along the same lines of Brock McLean leaving us because of the tanking fiasco only the go to the club that mastered/started it. 🤦‍♂️

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8 minutes ago, Pates said:

Along the same lines of Brock McLean leaving us because of the tanking fiasco only the go to the club that mastered/started it. 🤦‍♂️

So true but let’s not compare Clarry with McClean😉

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5 hours ago, Wobbly Bob said:

Oh turn it up.   As if you'd know one way or the other.

Yes must be true it has been said on demonland and Facebook, Viney's uncoachable can't play with Bradshaw and now can't play in the same midfield as Oliver, Viney must have some dirt on the whole football department, because if all of these things are true he would have been delisted. Did you get my sarcasm 

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4 hours ago, Singa said:

That's always been my impression of him but great players like him must loathe watching other teams play finals year in year out. 

The thing that puzzles me about this rumour is the Carlton part. They are no closer than us. At times I think they are ahead but they always end up disappointing. 

I guess they make a good sale pitch with their facilities and history (in terms of Big 4 club) but they don't have any more current runs on the board. 

Now if the rumour was the Saints I'd be more worried as they've clearly overtaken us. I'd be [censored] myself if the rumour was the Cats or Tigers. 

Saints ? Won 1 more game than us and we beat them.

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4 minutes ago, The Jackson 6 said:

Merrett came out publicly today and said he was staying, which will probably save about 5 million hours of collective sh*t talking between now and the draft. Would be nice if Clayton does the same.

He shouldn't have to considering this entire rumour is based on nothing.  His manager, and the club, have rubbished it and rightly so.  That's all that needs to be said.

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7 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

He shouldn't have to considering this entire rumour is based on nothing.  His manager, and the club, have rubbished it and rightly so.  That's all that needs to be said.

Not suggesting you are wrong, I just haven’t seen his manager or the club rubbish the rumour.  I have heard people say his manager and the club have rubbished the rumours, but no evidence they have actually done that.

 

Regardless, nice touch by Merrett. He didn’t need to do that, but I think that strengthens rapport with supporters.

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18 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

He shouldn't have to considering this entire rumour is based on nothing.  His manager, and the club, have rubbished it and rightly so.  That's all that needs to be said.

It's not based on rubbish. We need to stop saying this.

There is fuel there, but hopefully we play well in 2021 and he re-signs half way through the season while we're sitting in the top 4.

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Just now, A F said:

It's not based on rubbish. We need to stop saying this.

There is fuel there, but hopefully we play well in 2021 and he re-signs half way through the season while we're sitting in the top 4.

I won't stop saying it.

It's rubbish.  It is based on nothing.

Yes, I can understand his frustration, which is only natural.  But that would be common amongst many players at any given time.

But wanting out?  Nah.

1 minute ago, The Jackson 6 said:

Not suggesting you are wrong, I just haven’t seen his manager or the club rubbish the rumour.  I have heard people say his manager and the club have rubbished the rumours, but no evidence they have actually done that.

 

Regardless, nice touch by Merrett. He didn’t need to do that, but I think that strengthens rapport with supporters.

I'm going by some journos who said they got in contact with the club and with Oliver and his manager, and both were emphatic in saying that it was rubbish and absolutely wouldn't be happening.  

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I think most here assume it won’t happen largely because he is contracted and Melbourne’s demands would be ridiculously high (if they aren’t I would riot) but he is clearly somewhere on the scale of  ‘disgruntled’ and ‘requesting a trade’. All I am saying is typically when they’re closer to the ‘disgruntled’ end of the scale there is a puff piece from the club saying ‘he was disappointed but is fired up for a preseason with the boiz’ (ala Merrett)... some vague comments weeks ago from journos doesn’t ease my fears he might be closer to the other end of the scale...

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1 minute ago, Rednblueriseing said:

Seriously think part off the problem steams from people on here keep mentioning it and make it a story, when more than likely there's nothing to it.

He may have been fustrated with something but doesn't mean to the extreme of wanting out and giving up on his mates that easily. 

There's grey in between though.

It's not a matter of either he's requesting a trade tomorrow or it's all 100% complete rubbish.

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When is the last time you saw a top 5 player at a Melbourne based club leave and go to another Melbourne based club, it simply doesn’t happen, almost every move essentially falls into go home factor, the only moves that happen between Melbourne based clubs are ones where the player is pushed.

Oliver will never leave Dees for another club unless we want him gone

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FWIW Gawn was asked on afl 360 tonight and said that he asked Clarry at the Brownlow count, and he told him that he was staying , joked something to the effect about Trac getting more attention this year and that got misconstrued in the wrong circles etc 

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25 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I won't stop saying it.

It's rubbish.  It is based on nothing.

Yes, I can understand his frustration, which is only natural.  But that would be common amongst many players at any given time.

But wanting out?  Nah.

I'm going by some journos who said they got in contact with the club and with Oliver and his manager, and both were emphatic in saying that it was rubbish and absolutely wouldn't be happening.  

In fairness wise you were also rubbishing the same journo's who said prior to that Oliver was not happy with the club.

Oliver is not going anywhere, I think we can both agree on that. I'll be more worried next year if we get to round 10 and he hasn't re-signed and we're not sitting in the 8...

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A few posters with a history of good intelligence have said the same thing in that he is disgruntled - so on the balances of probabilities l accept that he is. Hopefully its not at the point of leaving. I will be nervous about this one until the trade period is over. To me he comes across as a little immature and a touch over confident not always in a good way

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