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17 hours ago, cantstandyasam said:

I hope he has some injury that is preventing from being able more mobile. Let's hope Burgess can work his magic and Tom comes good in 2021. 

Let's hope Burgo hangs around for this! 

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Hate the habit of bagging our players, particularly those who have given their all and are simply moving on because of the way modern sport has to be.  Tom has been a great servant for us if he needs

The contract wasn't a huge mistake, it just hasn't worked out due to injury. Tom was very very good in second half of 2017 and 2018. He kicked over 70 goals through this period and was standing up amo

What were the club thinking giving a 26 year old key forward who just kicked 50 goals after a very good ruck/forward year a 4 year deal? Should’ve just had him year to year. Maybe even made him pay su

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3 hours ago, Jaded said:

There are bound to be clubs interested in him, who can back themselves to get him right physically and mentally.

He is a 28 year old key position player, who can play both forward and back. He is in bad form, and his body seems shot, but honestly there will always be takers for his type. Not sure what we would get back, but if both parties want out, I am sure it can be done. 

If Tom played for another club, we would be saying "lets look at McDonald to help Weideman". 

Straight swap with Gunston if the Whoreks can be treated as Suckers. 

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What’s the update? I believe his management is trying to get the media to get some trade activity going. I think his $$$ contract may scare off his potential suitors.  I wouldn’t like us to have to pay for example 1/3rd of his salary out of our cap if he leaves. That’s rubbish business imo. 

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So what changed? I thought he was set to stay.

We've found ourselves a replacement and/or the original mail he was staying was to try and get a bit of value out of him by making it look like he was a required player?

Probably clutching at straws with the second bit.

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Interesting that Collingwood have asked the question given how tight their TPP is.

De Goey possibly De Gone?

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Love it....

“Maybe he’s destined to return to the backline. I’m not sure where Collingwood see him fitting in but they recruited Jeremy Howe as a forward and turned him into one of the great defenders of the last five or six years.”

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26 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

Whatever deal is done, you can bet that we'll be paying at least part of his salary for the next two years. 

And that is why Collingwood is interested, they have an NGA kid that is ranked a mid teen pick, most likely will still get there first round pick and this kid.  They just need the points to cover.

 

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I’d say it’s partly because the Ben Brown deal Is most likely happening.

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13 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

I’d say it’s partly because the Ben Brown deal Is most likely happening.

It seems such a sharp U-turn from just a week ago when he was slimming down to win his spot back, that I tend to agree.

Brown, or another forward (are there any on the table?) must on their way to us.

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Old news. It has been widely reported that a TMac trade was open for negotiation, but the sticking point with potential suitors was the size of his contract. And it seems that no club wanted to take that on. A slow news week so they roll this one out again.

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28 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Love it....

“Maybe he’s destined to return to the backline. I’m not sure where Collingwood see him fitting in but they recruited Jeremy Howe as a forward and turned him into one of the great defenders of the last five or six years.”

A replacement for Lynden Dunn?

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Question. I'm confused by this notion that clubs would be scared off by his salary. A club brings him in and they would negotiate a new contract, right? Maybe we pay a portion to satisfy all parties as best as possible - but failing that he stays at Melbourne as an outsider and doesn't get a game. I know this isn't ideal for us - but if he's grumpy and wants out he can take a pay-cut. Like employment decisions normal people have to make. 

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I really like him as a player, but jeez he has been off the boil (bar one game) in two years. We have essentially played without him this year, eve when he was in the team.  Brown has played his role, and against the bombers, gave him a lesson.  Unless he drastically improves, he is surplus to needs.  Would need to have confidence that he could drop the weight and play the way we know he can.  Otherwise it is better to both parties to have him go elsewhere.  Lets find a sucker (suitor) and see what the deal looks like.

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It may just be hear say but I have heard we may be signing Shaun Mckernan on a two year deal. 
Replaces Preuss and also another forward option. 
No official mail on this but thought it would be good to discuss. 

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Hate the habit of bagging our players, particularly those who have given their all and are simply moving on because of the way modern sport has to be.  Tom has been a great servant for us if he needs to move on to get a list spot, good luck to him.

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