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Update:  I spoke to my contact again this morning and he has re-affirmed what i've already shared  Issac Smith will join the Dees on a 3 year deal - said announcement coming, not sure of

I'll put my balls on the line for ya mate. A few things have already happened, but got some whispers (of varying degrees of source quality) to tide you over. (Need the distraction from the Grand Final

My mail for those interested.    1. Ben brown is likely to be a dee, money isn’t an issue with this deal it’s agreed in principal. We’ve made our pitch now Ben brown is taking some time to cons

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1 hour ago, the fork said:

Let's get real and breakdown mail from rumours. 

Out's

Preuss - GWS request, Player has requested. It has been suggested that his going price will be a late 30's, early 40's pick

McDonald T - likely staying unless a good deal comes for him, Rumour only

ANB - trade bait but heard nothing specific, Rumour only

Hannan - WB interest, Rumour only

Jetta - coll interest, Rumour only

 

In's?

B Brown - apparently we are frontrunners. Some rumours suggesting that Collingwood are very interested and so is he.

I Smith - apparently likely to come. Reported that we have interest but so too do the Cat's.

T Phillips - no link to dees that ive heard. Damien Barrett stated that: 'A left footed wingman. That's what the Demons want, and two have the bait in front of them: Isaac Smith and Tom Phillips.'

N Hind - rumour. Agreed.

C Hooker - read that he could seek a move possibly to Melbourne. First I've heard of it.

Meldon.......good name.....last paragraph

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I heard on SEN that Dee's had a virtual meeting with Ben Brown so virtually looking good???

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17 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

Hey @Skuit.

Don't you love it when you start a 'legit' thread, and people pop up with superfluous posts...

I've attempted a few utopian-minded forum threads over the years and they've all instantly collapsed. Silly Skuit. Learn the internet already. There was that one time I was pushing for two game-day threads: one for shouting into the web-aether about TMac and the umpires and another to discuss actual game-day tactics and what was going on on-field. Yeah, good luck with that. Curious to hear your psych opinion on why posters find others with 'inside word' so threatening to their own self-esteem. ? 

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3 minutes ago, Skuit said:

I've attempted a few utopian-minded forum threads over the years and they've all instantly collapsed. Silly Skuit. Learn the internet already. There was that one time I was pushing for two game-day threads: one for shouting into the web-aether about TMac and the umpires and another to discuss actual game-day tactics and what was going on on-field. Yeah, good luck with that. Curious to hear your psych opinion on why posters find others with 'inside word' so threatening to their own self-esteem. ? 

One of the mysters of the human race!

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On 10/21/2020 at 1:44 AM, Skuit said:

Would be great to have a single thread where those who feel they have an inside word on trade gossip have a place to share it free of argument or discussion etc. Sauces are great but not necessary. I get tired of constantly opening the individual player threads every day hoping for some news and it's just people bitching about Simon Goodwin and the credibility of other posters. Put it here and we can all just accept it or dismiss it and move on, even if it's in riddle-form. For the record I have zero links to the club whatsoever, but appreciate other posters who take the time to pass on what they've heard, whether it's credible or not. 

Hey Skuit,

Hang in there. It is a great idea, pity the Benny Hill wannabe's got hold of it.

In a futile attempt to get the thread back on track this is what I've heard. Some has been posted elsewhere.

Ben Brown has been disenchanted at North for quite a while and is fed up with constant criticism from the powerbroker who wore #11. He has wanted out from very early this season.

Collingwood were sniffing around Jeremy Cameron and were prepared to offload Treloar if they thought Cameron was a chance.

Clayton Oliver will be at Melbourne in 2021.

 

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16 minutes ago, Witches Hat said:

Ben Brown has been disenchanted at North for quite a while and is fed up with constant criticism from the powerbroker who wore #11. He has wanted out from very early this season.

Had a lot of respect for the hard-nosed #11. But would be interesting watching him try to contain Brown and his Inspector Gadget Arms in modern-day footy. I suspect the reservations around Brown from some of the posters on here are due to his more gentle and low-key approach. Still get's the job done, but maybe less exciting than Cameron crashing a pack. 

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On 10/21/2020 at 1:44 AM, Skuit said:

Would be great to have a single thread where those who feel they have an inside word on trade gossip have a place to share it free of argument or discussion etc. Sauces are great but not necessary. I get tired of constantly opening the individual player threads every day hoping for some news and it's just people bitching about Simon Goodwin and the credibility of other posters. Put it here and we can all just accept it or dismiss it and move on, even if it's in riddle-form. For the record I have zero links to the club whatsoever, but appreciate other posters who take the time to pass on what they've heard, whether it's credible or not. 

Tomato sauce is definitely necessary. Meat pies are no good without it. I think you mean sources...

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7 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Had a lot of respect for the hard-nosed #11. But would be interesting watching him try to contain Brown and his Inspector Gadget Arms in modern-day footy. I suspect the reservations around Brown from some of the posters on here are due to his more gentle and low-key approach. Still get's the job done, but maybe less exciting than Cameron crashing a pack. 

And in typical fashion the tough guys, like Archer, only get tougher as the years roll by.

It takes all types to create a winning list, we are the ultimate example of that with our insistence on medium height, inside types.

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18 minutes ago, My name is legion said:

Tomato sauce is definitely necessary. Meat pies are no good without it. I think you mean sources...

Or maybe I'm a high-brow writer/editor in real life and would never ever remotely consider eating a meat-pie and I'm joking? Good pick-up though. Respect. Any word on who might be coming to the club? 

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I'll put my balls on the line for ya mate. A few things have already happened, but got some whispers (of varying degrees of source quality) to tide you over. (Need the distraction from the Grand Final tbh, depressing)

OUT
TMac - All depends on medicals (ankle injury). Player and club want the change, opposition interest will determine it.
ANB - Apparently some interest from the Crows. Not a lot of noise tho, but tbf he's not an exciting player to talk about.
Preuss - Melbourne will try and do a deal to see them go up the draft order. Very keen on Macrae, who they think will be available at pick 9 (which coincidentally is likely the compo pick GWS will get for Williams).
Coaches - Plapp and Mathews gone. Very likely more to follow them.
Admin - Told earlier in the year Mahoney is likely gone. Haven't heard anything lately though. Richardson talked about as a potential replacement for him. Very very sketchy at this stage so don't bank on this one, but not sure Bartlett is 100% safe either.
Other - Still think Burgess will leave (hoping he doesn't of course).

IN
B.Brown - Pending physical, which will determine the club's interest and offer which likely then determines Brown's decision. 2nd round pick to North and a 3 year deal on 500k for Brown is the price. I know some here have talked about his nature/personality, but apparently after the zoom meeting Max was absolutely sold on him.
I.Smith - Very likely, but not a done deal yet.
Saints Player - Told we were chasing a 'young, quick' Saints player. Others here posted they heard Hind was being mentioned, so could be him, potentially could be Long.
Coaches - Leppitsch has been approached, ball totally in his court. Another former Lion also approached to get involved with the club in some capacity too (not Voss). 2 other highly rated assistants in the pipeline, but promised I wouldn't say.

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6 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Coaches - Leppitsch has been approached, ball totally in his court. Another former Lion also approached to get involved with the club in some capacity too (not Voss). 2 other highly rated assistants in the pipeline, but promised I wouldn't say.

could the other former lion have been craig macrae? he's recently been announced as leaving the tigs post-grand final to go to the hawks

leppitsch on 3aw a few weeks back said that he is leaving the afl environment 'for the time being'

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Just now, whatwhatsaywhat said:

could the other former lion have been craig macrae? he's recently been announced as leaving the tigs post-grand final to go to the hawks

leppitsch on 3aw a few weeks back said that he is leaving the afl environment 'for the time being'

Nah, not Macrae from what I heard. Don't want to mention the specific person just yet tho. (Sorry, know that's annoying)

Yeah, and Leppa is probably more likely to do that, but the Dees have approached him anyway so never know.

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2 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

Great update

whats the likelihood with Macrae. Can we bring in both him and Brown do you think?

He's referring to Jack's brother Finlay who is in this year's draft pool.

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5 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

Great update

whats the likelihood with Macrae. Can we bring in both him and Brown do you think?

 

2 minutes ago, Beetle said:

He's referring to Jack's brother Finlay who is in this year's draft pool.

Yep, as Beetle said. Sorry, should have clarified that.

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20 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I'll put my balls on the line for ya mate. A few things have already happened, but got some whispers (of varying degrees of source quality) to tide you over. (Need the distraction from the Grand Final tbh, depressing)

OUT
TMac - All depends on medicals (ankle injury). Player and club want the change, opposition interest will determine it.
ANB - Apparently some interest from the Crows. Not a lot of noise tho, but tbf he's not an exciting player to talk about.
Preuss - Melbourne will try and do a deal to see them go up the draft order. Very keen on Macrae, who they think will be available at pick 9 (which coincidentally is likely the compo pick GWS will get for Williams).
Coaches - Plapp and Mathews gone. Very likely more to follow them.
Admin - Told earlier in the year Mahoney is likely gone. Haven't heard anything lately though. Richardson talked about as a potential replacement for him. Very very sketchy at this stage so don't bank on this one, but not sure Bartlett is 100% safe either.
Other - Still think Burgess will leave (hoping he doesn't of course).

IN
B.Brown - Pending physical, which will determine the club's interest and offer which likely then determines Brown's decision. 2nd round pick to North and a 3 year deal on 500k for Brown is the price. I know some here have talked about his nature/personality, but apparently after the zoom meeting Max was absolutely sold on him.
I.Smith - Very likely, but not a done deal yet.
Saints Player - Told we were chasing a 'young, quick' Saints player. Others here posted they heard Hind was being mentioned, so could be him, potentially could be Long.
Coaches - Leppitsch has been approached, ball totally in his court. Another former Lion also approached to get involved with the club in some capacity too (not Voss). 2 other highly rated assistants in the pipeline, but promised I wouldn't say.

Hopefully Nigel Lappin..

Rated extremely highly by Geelong.

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19 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

could the other former lion have been craig macrae? he's recently been announced as leaving the tigs post-grand final to go to the hawks

leppitsch on 3aw a few weeks back said that he is leaving the afl environment 'for the time being'

Hes off to Hawthorne

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