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The most concerning part of the article IMO was the last line.

West Coast have agreed to across the board 7% cuts. In addition to 2 less senior listed players that probably makes up the 9% reduction.

Other clubs will have players hold firm on the 3.5%. Or negotiate back end deals that see them only truly give up 3.5%.

West Coast will then end up with a 3.5% margin over other clubs. That’s one free best 22 player.

The AFLPA should’ve laid out an exact plan on how the 9% was going to be deducted.

As for Essendon - I’m sure they meant well. Better to withhold some of the cash than pay them more than they’ll end up earning and make a deduction in future pay. Every club should be holding 3.5% back because that’s the minimum all players will be giving up. 

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13 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

The most concerning part of the article IMO was the last line.

West Coast have agreed to across the board 7% cuts. In addition to 2 less senior listed players that probably makes up the 9% reduction.

Other clubs will have players hold firm on the 3.5%. Or negotiate back end deals that see them only truly give up 3.5%.

West Coast will then end up with a 3.5% margin over other clubs. That’s one free best 22 player.

The AFLPA should’ve laid out an exact plan on how the 9% was going to be deducted.

As for Essendon - I’m sure they meant well. Better to withhold some of the cash than pay them more than they’ll end up earning and make a deduction in future pay. Every club should be holding 3.5% back because that’s the minimum all players will be giving up. 

Ess and “meant well”... lolz

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"For a club that has just gone through a review and found problems in their footy department and distrust from their players this was unnecessarily provocative. Put it this way, it hasn't improved relations with their players," one senior industry source said.

2021 - Welcome to Demonland Zach Merrett :laugh:

 

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2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

This is just one piece of the fallout from the late announcement on the salary cap and list sizes.

Blame the AFL and the AFLPA.... 

Don’t ruin the fun DJ!! Why is it only ESS that this has come out about? From the article they’ve screwed the pooch on this one, take your staff through it before a group email to tell them of a pay issue.

The next employee engagement survey will be a pearler.

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It continues to be somewhat of a relief that Melbourne's chronic ineptitude of a decade ago has rivals as we head into a new decade in the form of Norff, Filth, the Chardonnay Sippers and off course the gift that keeps on giving, Essenscum. 

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 Essendrug ....First the Drug scandal  now  they are thieving their own players  If that is not upsetting their players l would be most surprised.   I hope they line up to leave that miserable club.       From  Druggies  to pickpockets.

                                                                            The Artful Dodgers .

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15 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

It continues to be somewhat of a relief that Melbourne's chronic ineptitude of a decade ago has rivals as we head into a new decade in the form of Norff, Filth, the Chardonnay Sippers and off course the gift that keeps on giving, Essenscum. 

Ugh! Can't we just use names such as North, Collingwood and Essendon? (Not that it matters, but I have no idea who the Chardonnay Sippers are meant to be).

Honestly, the continuing use of these so very unclever nicknames really irritates me. 

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As bad as this is from the Bombers (and it’s bloody unprofessional from them or any organisation) it’s also been born out of the AFL taking its sweet time to finalise list sizes and salary caps. I get that there must have been things to work out but it should’ve been finished soon after the Grand Final and certainly before the trade/FA period. 

Still, gotta love Essendon continuing their slide as an organisation. Could well imagine seeing another exodus next year if they keep treating their players this way. 

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