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5 minutes ago, Sydee said:

Rather target someone who is tough and can kick goals 

Our back six is not our weakness IMO 

I do rate Maynard though 

We lack serious depth in the small defender department. Hibbo is 32. Salem is elite. Hunt is meh. Jetta is finished. 
If we lose one of Hibbo or Salem to injury we are in trouble. 
Maynard can defend and attack. It’s a good combination and his age profile fits perfectly into our list. I would definitely pursue him. He’d be second on my list to Merrett. 

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I'm not convinced he's actually good. One of the great footy myths this bloke.

We lack serious depth in the small defender department. Hibbo is 32. Salem is elite. Hunt is meh. Jetta is finished.  If we lose one of Hibbo or Salem to injury we are in trouble.  Maynard can def

Absolutely we should be going after Maynard. Remember also his old man works for Casey Demons already.  Great replacement for Hibberd. 

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On 6/11/2021 at 8:06 PM, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

In the form he's in I'm sure there isn't anyone here trying cancel Hibbo, but at his age, that cliff can come quickly (think Nev) and I think it would be better to bring in quality replacement options before we have a hole in the armor. 

If we get him and Hibbo's still going strong, then perhaps that provides an oppertunity to play someone like Rivers or Salem further up the ground?

If Hibbo is going strong Maynard can replace Hunt and make us instantly better. I also believe Rivers should end up on the wing eventually. 

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21 hours ago, Jaded said:

We lack serious depth in the small defender department. Hibbo is 32. Salem is elite. Hunt is meh. Jetta is finished. 
If we lose one of Hibbo or Salem to injury we are in trouble. 
Maynard can defend and attack. It’s a good combination and his age profile fits perfectly into our list. I would definitely pursue him. He’d be second on my list to Merrett. 

With you Jaded. On Monday's form I'd take him in a heart beat. He is strong and tough which a few of our forwards found out and didn't want to go near him. Also his disposal is OK

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I tell you what, I'd have preferred Maynard played FOR us and not against on Monday. Played a super game. 

Not sure if we could/should pay the required $$$ for him, but the age/skill profile (with some disposal improvement) fits nicely. 

Solid replacement for Hibbo, but would be interesting if he stays. 

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Not happening, according to his manager

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/department-of-trade/afl-trade-news-rumours-whispers-2021-adam-cerra-carlton-jack-billings-contract-free-agents-list/news-story/b58b3cc71f708f27139167e87e9754c6

MAYNARD CLAIM CATEGORICALLY DENIED

Brayden Maynard’s management has categorically denied there is any truth to AFL great Brad Hardie’s claims the gun defender will request a trade out of Collingwood at year’s end.

Hardie made the sensational claim on 6PR radio this week that Maynard “will be playing for the Melbourne Football Club next year” despite the 24-year-old being contracted to Collingwood until the end of 2022.

Maynard’s manager, Tom Petroro of TLA, told foxfooty.com.au there was categorically no truth to Hardie’s comments.

Coming off a career-best season in 2020, Maynard is once again proving a vital part of Collingwood’s back six and played a decisive role in the side’s upset win over Melbourne on Monday.

He’s set to become an even more significant part of the side’s defensive setup with news teammate Darcy Moore will likely miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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Lying is the second language of the AFL and player managers lie and talk as much spin as politicians. Lots of players change clubs at the end of every year with speculation about most of them half way through the year and it’s very rare a player manager ever says anything other than there fully committed to the club. Hope the club is into him big time. 

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What is his manager supposed to say while he is contracted? i wouldnt read anything into it. If Maynard wants out there are two things we need to sort out:

1. Draft picks and/or player trade. They will want a first rounder for sure, but he is not worth that so i would go Future 2nd rounder and possibly throw in Weideman for good measure. 

2. Salary Cap. If we rid ourselves of Weid and Jones retires that maybe enough to scrap 500-600K/year. We may need to think about retiring Jetts as well, but i like the fact of him staying around to mentor the young indigenous players - Jetts seems to be a stand out guy that would inspire some of the younger players, which is great culture building that you cannot buy. The other factor is that the Pies are a long way off from playing in finals whilst we are in prime position to contend.

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I wasn’t all that interested in Maynard until Mondays game but he Pendleton and De Basher were the difference between us and them. Doubt that we can get him but I wouldn’t be against bringing him in.!!!!!

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