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Latest from Ricky Nixon.....

last night...
 
Adam Treloar looks set to nominate Western Bulldogs talks believed he told the club he’s 100% interested in signing with the club talks Western Bulldogs have put five year deal on the table for him.
 
Jack Higgins after nominating St Kilda from Richmond talks that deal will be done tomorrow
 
Jeremy Cameron talks that deal will go ahead Thursday afternoon on the last day with Geelong soon as that deal is done believed that’s when Shaun Higgins will sign straight afterwards with Geelong.
 
Andrew Phillips from Essendon talks he has had a Meeting with Melbourne this afternoon about heading to the dees.
 
Daniel Talia despite being strongly linked to Essendon he looks set to stay at Adelaide next year.
 
Riley Knight has been delisted by Adelaide talks his management has spoken to three clubs about him talks Hawthorn North Melbourne GWS have expressed interest in him.
 
Jaidyn Stephenson talks Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn have pulled out on interest of Stephenson only one club has asked about him in the last 24hrs was North Melbourne but talks he will most likely be set to stay at Collingwood after clubs don’t have huge interest in him.
 
Brandon Matera ex Fremantle player has been asked by two clubs to do a medical for them talks West Coast North Melbourne have asked for him to have a chat and a medical.
 
Nakia Cockatoo from Geelong likely to end up at Brisbane that deal will get done once the Cameron deal is done.
 
Lachie Fogarty looks set to leave Geelong and be heading to Carlton talks they are strongly interested and asked to meet with him.
 
Esava Ratugolea Is reportedly a player the Giants are demanding in return for Jeremy Cameron. Contracted until 2021 at Geelong talks GWS said they would like him as big forward in return for Cameron with two first rd picks as well.
 
Neville Jetta Had his 2020 campaign cruelled by injuries and could seek a fresh start. Collingwood are understood to be trying to lure him over with the promise of a longer deal than what Melbourne are prepared to offer. Contracted until 2021 at Melbourne talks Collingwood have put on a two-three year deal on table to lure him over.
Jack Lonie talks Western Bulldogs and Collingwood have pulled of interest around him in the last 48hrs leaves Carlton now as front runners for him to try and lure him over.
 
Paddy McCartin talks going around Sydney have shown huge interest in him talk is two year deal on the table for him to play with his brother.
 
This morning..
1. Saad now off table unless one club bends over & they ain’t even close
2. Eddie McGuire leaves Triple M could Collingwood be next and the Head of AFL Commission hhhhmmmm interesting times
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Ok, so getting back to footy... This is second hand info, passed onto me by someone who has spoken to family of players. Harmes has been chased by North this trade period. Roosy has been mak

Updated info for those interested :) if not please ignore.  A few clubs have come knocking about Angus Brayshaw again, nothing doing at this stage, but watch this space. they've also asked abo

For those interested I am hearing that we’d be very keen to have a chat to Adam treloar. If the pies are willing to pay a decent chunk of his salary we’d see him as a fit on the opposite wing to Langd

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11 hours ago, CHF said:

One further comment I heard was that MFC are in this as a long game. What they are doing this off season will be part of a much longer term strategy that is in place for the next few seasons.

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4 hours ago, trout said:

Just curious if you can explain the long game part at all. Does this mean where trying to free up salary cap space and target free agents or looking at bringing in more draft picks? Given the club has been so bullish on our list over the last 18 months, I am interested in what this plan is.

I guess we could infer a couple of different long games here:

- Positioning ourselves for a strong 2021 and 2022 draft (always a good strategy, but surely secondary to finals in those years)

- Positioning ourselves for the expected list and salary cap decreases over the next 2-3 years to avoid a Collingwood type cap crunch or a GC type list crunch while also doing the following:

--- Positioning ourselves to re-sign Oliver and other OOC players through trade moves now (definitely makes sense)

--- Positioning ourselves to recruit (by FA or trade) certain targets at the end of 2021 (very realistic given i) we need to have the money and picks to do it, ii) that those players will probably improve our chances in 2022 more than kids we draft next week, and iii) these things seem to start planning a few years out).

 

We have been very smart operators in list management recently.  We haven't lost players who we didn't open the door for. We have targeted recruits a long way out. The concept of a 3 year trade and draft strategy is something I hope and expect we have, but there are obviously some clubs who don't.

With the looming cap and list crunches and the aging of Geelong, WC Collingwood and even PA lists, there is much to be said for making sure we are ready to grab the opportunity as it presents in 2021-2023 rather than selling the farm for 2021. Obviously this is reliant on believing we have a relatively atrong core list which is capable of competing, which the club seems to believe. 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, BScotti said:

Latest from Ricky Nixon.....

This morning..
1. Saad now off table unless one club bends over & they ain’t even close
2. Eddie McGuire leaves Triple M could Collingwood be next and the Head of AFL Commission hhhhmmmm interesting times

So much for that... He's just been traded. He knows nothing.

Edit: While yes, there was a stalemate between the clubs last night, to state that "they ain't even close" is what I'm referencing.

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1 hour ago, AshleyH30 said:

So much for that... He's just been traded. He knows nothing.

Edit: While yes, there was a stalemate between the clubs last night, to state that "they ain't even close" is what I'm referencing.

The old chicken train is failing to even hit the dartboard on most of these “scoops”

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7 hours ago, Kent said:

Yes you of course know the coaches and their attitude towards VDB

Gives a hardness at the ball that would be missed

Please don't encourage his exit

He is more effective than many on the list let him finish his career a dee

 

Likely will but if he’s getting games we are in trouble 

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9 hours ago, Unleash Hell said:

Yep

I think clubs are trying not to cut too hard but there will be some tough decisions made.

As public as Collingwood have been and to a lesser extent the Dees with TMac i reckon all clubs are carrying some sort of bad contract and are looking to cull as much TPP as possible.

Interestingly trade news has mentioned TMac as still a huge chance of moving. I personally don't see it happening but we will wait and see. 

I trust @CHF info, i reckon the dees are restructuring TPP and we will see some tough decisions made in the short term.

i think we will feel a lot more freedom next year - especially if we shed tmac this year.

Jones, Jetta, KK, vanders, nibbler, smith, mbrown would all be looking less likely than not to be around in '22 and then u shed any of nieta, chandler, bedford, jordon, lockhart, hore that don't make the grade next year and suddenly we've got plenty of wriggle room

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The last time I listened to Ricky Nixon rumours was around the time of Watergate.

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21 minutes ago, Biffen said:

The last time I listened to Ricky Nixon rumours was around the time of Watergate.

[censored] me that’s funny !

Made me splutter a decent vino!!!

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18 hours ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

How does 2-3 plodders that would maybe cost 300-400k a piece make us any better when you can go hard for 2 star players that make us immediately better in areas we're clearly most deficient in (Whitfield - wing/hbf, Kelly - wing/outside mid). We're not as light on for depth as you might think, but we lack the match winning players in those areas.

AD sorry it's our depth that Boston us this year All our top players performed well over the board 

Uts the first season I reckon We can say we have 4 A graders and about 3 B graders plus around 7:8 B- it young developing players.

But the ANB AVB Oscar Hannan Jetta( sadly) and maybe Hunt Jones and Smith that are not any where near better than 2018 and We have few forward  flankers who are up to consistent Form.

Spargo has improved but still needs to contribute mor not just on good days! 

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Not a rumour but a feeling, that we must have more targets than just BB.  With teams that have improved like Saints and Blues grabbing everyone in sight, it would be interesting if we have only targeted one player.

If we get only BB and he doesn’t perform, it won’t  be a great trade period for us. If he does,  then it could be a very good one.

I am still hopeful of Phillips, the Pies’ one, to help fix a wing and also another pick upgrade.

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18 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Not a rumour but a feeling, that we must have more targets than just BB.  With teams that have improved like Saints and Blues grabbing everyone in sight, it would be interesting if we have only targeted one player.

If we get only BB and he doesn’t perform, it won’t  be a great trade period for us. If he does,  then it could be a very good one.

I am still hopeful of Phillips, the Pies’ one, to help fix a wing and also another pick upgrade.

You'd think so. If it's true that we haven't offered North a 2nd round pick yet then that makes it highly probable that those picks are being targeted for trade; would be surprised if Taylor wanted all of them for this year's draft.

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6 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

David Noble looks like getting the North gig 

An integral part of the Brisbane rebuild which will be great for North.

Played a few games for the old Fitzroy (in Roos' time).  Coached Glenelg in his own right for a few years.

A really solid background with maturity so a much better bet than a first time 'rookie' senior coach who has to learn on the job.

If I was a north supporter I would be happy with his appointment.

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27 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

David Noble looks like getting the North gig 

Typical in football circles is to copy what has been done elsewhere.

The flavour of the month theory.

There is very little innovative thinking in football unfortunately.

Coaching appointments mirror this...

I don't know anything about Noble but because it worked for Fagan doesn't mean it will for North & Noble.

Given I wish every other club in the competition to fall apart...let me say I hope this doesn't work.

 

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3 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

The clock's against him.

Might only take a phone call with a new offer and expression of admiration for him and a reborn future at his club.

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38 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

just mentioned that melb will offer the kangas a 2nd round pick and a switch of later picks.

If true and involving this years draft only then pick 33 and pick 69 for Brown and pick 81 would be ideal.

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5 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Might only take a phone call with a new offer and expression of admiration for him and a reborn future at his club.

Given how he was treated by North, I think it would take a miracle rather than a phone call.  He's checked out  - it's nearly impossible to turn that ship around.

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