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If we have another bad season next year and underperform, i think there is a live possibility Petracca and Oliver both request trades. that's how important 2021 is for the MFC. i hope they're making the right call backing Goodwin in. 

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4 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

If we have another bad season next year and underperform, i think there is a live possibility Petracca and Oliver both request trades. that's how important 2021 is for the MFC. i hope they're making the right call backing Goodwin in. 

Makes Jason Taylor's life easy. Won't have to do much research when you can select the entire first round in a draft year. 

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Lazy Journalism - MFC have a gun - therefore he will be poached

Insecure MFC supporter - we have a gun player therefore he will leave

Have confidence folks! Lets hold our sht together and have a massive season next year. None of our good players have looked to leave recently, Gawn, Viney, Gus etc. in fact we have attracted players like May who want to come to us

Go Demons

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

Lazy Journalism - MFC have a gun - therefore he will be poached

Insecure MFC supporter - we have a gun player therefore he will leave

Have confidence folks! Lets hold our sht together and have a massive season next year. None of our good players have looked to leave recently, Gawn, Viney, Gus etc. in fact we have attracted players like May who want to come to us

Go Demons

Doesn't help when like so many on here who suffer MFCSS and the sky is always falling listen to BS rumors put on here by posters who claim to have sources telling them stuff.

Yet when you actually check the timing of their posts with BF posts and media stories, that is obviously their source

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On 11/16/2020 at 2:07 PM, Pickett2Jackson said:

Wasn't looking at a player comparison,  was just talking talent wise.  Of course LJ isnt a natural forward like those other 3 guys.

LJ blows Grundy out of the water on talent and ability.  Grundy is the most overrated player in the comp imho.. doesn't have any matchwinning ability or X factor. In fact hes bloody boring, unlike LJ who will have people paying to come watch him.

seriously stfu. grundy is a multiple AA. So when will LJ be multiple AA? 3 years? 5? never? 

Yes Luke Jackson looks good but Grundy has already reached the top. Jackson isnt even a number 1 ruck! and wont be for several more years. 

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9 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

If we have another bad season next year and underperform, i think there is a live possibility Petracca and Oliver both request trades. that's how important 2021 is for the MFC. i hope they're making the right call backing Goodwin in. 

I’m assuming this is purely a rumour because it would be very disappointing if true. As good as Petracca’s 2020 season was  (and yes he’s only going to get better) he was every bit a classic under performer up until then.

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11 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

The Sounding Board today Hutchy and Barrett seemed confident Collingwood made their salary dump because they have Petracca "on the hook" for next year's free agency period.

Petracca's just had a birds eye view of how the Pies promise the world then do a runner. Let's hope his manager is also Treloar's or Stephenson's.

 

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11 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

The Sounding Board today Hutchy and Barrett seemed confident Collingwood made their salary dump because they have Petracca "on the hook" for next year's free agency period.

How hard is it for a "journalist" like either of those muppets to Google Petracca's contract status before making [censored] up?

10 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Doesn't surprise me. Petracca has the Jeremy Howe about him..

What does that mean? 

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51 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I’m assuming this is purely a rumour because it would be very disappointing if true. As good as Petracca’s 2020 season was  (and yes he’s only going to get better) he was every bit a classic under performer up until then.

Just reading the play BA. i've heard consistently that several of our key players have been frustrated with not just the way the season ended, but also issues within the FB dept. i think we were able to put those spot fires out this off season, but if we miss the finals in 2021 it'll be much harder. 

I don't totally agree, i think Petracca was always going to take a little bit of time, and i think he was quite solid in the forward position. in 2019 he was right up the pointy end of the league for score assists i believe. i think the those feeling Petracca underperformed are really just comparing his output to their expectations, which being a dees supporter are always going to be slightly inflated with a good young draft pick.

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1 hour ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I’m assuming this is purely a rumour because it would be very disappointing if true. As good as Petracca’s 2020 season was  (and yes he’s only going to get better) he was every bit a classic under performer up until then.

That is a DL myth.

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12 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

The Sounding Board today Hutchy and Barrett seemed confident Collingwood made their salary dump because they have Petracca "on the hook" for next year's free agency period.

it was a throw away line on trying to explain the Pies salary dump. They mentioned a reason for it was they might have a free agent on the hook for next year and Merrett and Trac was used as an example. As mentioned above Trac isnt even a FA next year.

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Cue the usual suspects claiming inside knowledge that Collingwood are indeed hunting Petracca. 

Every club is hunting Petracca, which is fine, as he is still under contract for another two seasons.  Good luck to them.

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This list may explain Collingwoods salary dump.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2020-afl-free-agents-2021-list-of-free-agents-trade-news-targets-restricted-zach-merrett-josh-kelly-carlton-patrick-cripps/news-story/6f3eb3386a97f5cac1700cb20a3726ad

I was surprised at the names and can see there are a few targets like Josh Kelly, Cripps, Merret, Matt Crouch, Vlastin and Bontempelli who are restricted free agents as opposed to a standard out of contract player.

I know a lot has been made of Olivers discontent but the stories coming out about other players from all clubs shows he was not alone in this. Hub life messed with many a player which I hope will not be an issue if things normalise next season

 

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4 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2020/11/16/north-melbourne-open-to-offers-for-pick-2/

 

 

Bombers will end up with pick 2.    They should never have gotten pick 7 and 8 in the first place.   How  that happened I will never know.

That’s rubbish, I hate Essendon as much as the next person but they definitely deserved pick 7 for Daniher and they lost a top 5 player at their club in Saad 

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51 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

That’s rubbish, I hate Essendon as much as the next person but they definitely deserved pick 7 for Daniher and they lost a top 5 player at their club in Saad 

LOL

Daniher has barely gotten on the field in 3 years.  Was worth pick 20 at most.  His body is shot to bits.

If Saad is worth a top 10 pick what is Salem worth?  Top 3?

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3 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

LOL

Daniher has barely gotten on the field in 3 years.  Was worth pick 20 at most.  His body is shot to bits.

If Saad is worth a top 10 pick what is Salem worth?  Top 3?

Saad is worth what Carlton were willing to pay, that's not Essendon's fault.

Let's not forget we managed to get pick 3 for Chip

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