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Underrated player and so important to our set up, no idea where his negotions are beyond to say the club is desperate to have him as a long term demon, and i've not seen/heard anything to suggest he won't be. 

of course there is significant interest from the outside, and he's one of the group who was pretty unhappy with the end last year, but i expect him to sign a deal at some stage and stick around, especially with us winning a few games. 

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Locked in according to Nick Butler on 10 news.     

I like too much about this club at the minute. I haven’t had a legitimate whinge in ages. Just a game day outburst or 2. Foreign territory and I’m scared. 

Sam Edmund on SEN just said that Christian Salem will be staying at the Dees and it's just a matter of timing before it's announced. Continued by saying he wants to stay, and the dees want him st

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On 4/6/2021 at 2:00 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

4 year deal at $550k would be starting offer. He’s a lock for our starting 18 and in my current top 10 players at the club (#9). 

Not sure if this is overs or unders in the current environment.  I know the cap was increased but post Covid, revenue is lower and budgets tighter.  I thought Oliver and Petracca would be $700k-$750k per year on their next contracts. It certainly is huge $$$ for blokes in their early-mid20s, or indeed anyone imv. 

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

Girls in the prelim, blokes haven't dropped a game, quietly managing resigning our talent in an orderly fashion.

This must be what it feels like to be a Hawthorn supporter.

We're missing the winning premierships bit (we live in hope), but yeah, things are running smoothly at the moment.

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2 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

I've not seen anything from a FD negotiation perspective that gives me cause for concern on resigning our jets.

Girls in the prelim, blokes haven't dropped a game, quietly managing resigning our talent in an orderly fashion.

This must be what it feels like to be a Hawthorn supporter.

I will assume youre not being serious.

 

 

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On 4/6/2021 at 4:23 PM, Accepting Mediocrity said:

Don't get me wrong, Salem is a gun and may well give the AA squad a shake this year. But he's by no means a marquee player, and not the sort of player that you can build a midfield around like Oliver or Petracca. I'd very much doubt he'll be receiving godfather type offers that we can't match. Certainly, rival clubs will make enquiries, but I'm not worried about re-signing him at this stage.

He is the Lachie Whitfield, Daniel Rich half-back type player.   Worth their weight in gold even if not top money earners.

A large part of why Salem 'looks better' this year is because we have better ball movement processes and positioning and a mid field who understand their roles better. 

He has always had exquisite skills and footy IQ and been very, very good and under rated on this board.

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The usual big name Herald Sun footy journos, after years of barracking for Kelly in the Kelly vs Salem/Tyson/Hunt deal, slunk off back to their desks when the editor called on Marc McGowan talk up Melbourne's end of the trade.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2021-christian-salem-repays-demons-faith-after-draft-gamble/news-story/67410111c25ecb5f0be0068b7fbfaba0

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1 hour ago, Tony Tea said:

The usual big name Herald Sun footy journos, after years of barracking for Kelly in the Kelly vs Salem/Tyson/Hunt deal, slunk off back to their desks when the editor called on Marc McGowan talk up Melbourne's end of the trade.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2021-christian-salem-repays-demons-faith-after-draft-gamble/news-story/67410111c25ecb5f0be0068b7fbfaba0

Can you pm me full article mate?

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14 hours ago, Biffen said:

The most consistent and reliable player we've had in the last 20 years. 

Clayton Oliver easily takes this one out.

Salem is an important role player and ball user for us though. 

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3 hours ago, Tony Tea said:

The usual big name Herald Sun footy journos, after years of barracking for Kelly in the Kelly vs Salem/Tyson/Hunt deal, slunk off back to their desks when the editor called on Marc McGowan talk up Melbourne's end of the trade.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-2021-christian-salem-repays-demons-faith-after-draft-gamble/news-story/67410111c25ecb5f0be0068b7fbfaba0

It was Pick 2 (Kelly) & 20 if I remember correctly. 

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12 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

I've not seen anything from a FD negotiation perspective that gives me cause for concern on resigning our jets.

Girls in the prelim, blokes haven't dropped a game, quietly managing resigning our talent in an orderly fashion.

This must be what it feels like to be a Hawthorn supporter.

Wake me up when we have 4 flags in 10 years

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Salem is a very good player. lacks pace and long kicking but has poise and excellent kicking / decision making. Certainly wouldn't be a top earner for us, he'd be one we'd look at to not be on top coin if we are to get a flag one day

The slim shady doo is not great but once he keeps playing well we can forgive it!  has always been one of my favs.  

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Salem's a classy player, the sort we lack. i remember reading that there was some interest in him from other clubs in the trade period last year but we batted it away. hopefully we can come to terms with him again and soon.

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The Kelly v Salem/hunt/Tyson point makes no sense. We were never going to select Kelly, if we took pick 2 to the draft it was going to be Billings. IMO id take Salem over Billings the others are just a bonus. Also.... Tyson lead to Pruess which lead to Brown. So more accurately it's pick 2 (Billings) for Salem/Hunt/Brown 

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5 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

He really has stepped it up this season.   Could be in the AA discussions in some circles

Rarely gets beaten in a one on one. Must have been learning from Jetta. Doesn't look it, but is super strong

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On 4/8/2021 at 10:03 PM, goodwindees said:

It was Pick 2 (Kelly) & 20 if I remember correctly. 

Melbourne traded out:

picks 2 (GWS used it on Kelly),

22 (on-traded to Brisbane, who selected Gardiner) and

72 (passed)

 

in exchange for

-picks 9 (Salem),

-57 (Hunt) and

-Dom Tyson (94 games)

who was traded for pick 62 (unsure who that was) and Preuss (who we got 2 years back up, then traded for pick 31.

 

Then 31 (plus 43) became 25 (Caleb Poulter).

 

25, 68, 69 and our 2021 1st (currently 17) became 18 (Bowie at 21), 19 (Laurie at 22) and Brisbane's 2021 2nd (currently 21). (That's currently a win of +700 points, or the equivalent of pick 27).

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In addition to his amazing disposal, Salem won two important one-on-one marking contests basically back to back against Cam Guthrie who I really rate, and did it with ease. A fantastic player.

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5 hours ago, deanox said:

Melbourne traded out:

picks 2 (GWS used it on Kelly),

22 (on-traded to Brisbane, who selected Gardiner) and

72 (passed)

 

in exchange for

-picks 9 (Salem),

-57 (Hunt) and

-Dom Tyson (94 games)

who was traded for pick 62 (unsure who that was) and Preuss (who we got 2 years back up, then traded for pick 31.

 

Then 31 (plus 43) became 25 (Caleb Poulter).

 

25, 68, 69 and our 2021 1st (currently 17) became 18 (Bowie at 21), 19 (Laurie at 22) and Brisbane's 2021 2nd (currently 21). (That's currently a win of +700 points, or the equivalent of pick 27).

If Bowie and/or Laurie turn out to be half decent, that is a decent flip off Tyson.

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On 4/8/2021 at 10:48 AM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

It was interesting to see him at the end of the GWS game in discussion with Josh Kelly and Jayden Hunt. If I recall correctly, they were all at Brighton Grammar together. That school must have had a tremendous First XVIII in their final year.


Along with Luke McDonald & Jack Billings, I believe. 

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Sam Edmund on SEN just said that Christian Salem will be staying at the Dees and it's just a matter of timing before it's announced.

Continued by saying he wants to stay, and the dees want him staying as well.

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