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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

Eagles can't trade their first rounder this year though (unless they trade in another one or get special permission).

Either way, the goss is it'll be Freo and the club at this stage have said the deal will need to involved Andrew Brayshaw.

It's sounding like he's gone.

This is just about the only deal I would agree to with Freo.

It also keeps Gus at Melbourne for life, which is a win win.

Andy Brayshaw alongside Clarry, Trac and Viney.... who cares if we don't even have a ruckman?! 

 

In all seriousness, this feels a lot like the Hogan situation and I am convinced beyond doubt that Jackson will grow to regret this decision. 

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17 minutes ago, sue said:

What's with this pressure to return home by young adults to be near family and friends?  Our kids buzzed off to pursue careers and other things and have made new friends wherever they went. And without the sort of money in the bank that AFL players can have (if they have any sense).  They still keep in touch with old friends and family which these days is 1000 times easier than it was only 25 years ago.  Do footy players never grow up?

Yeah, I'm probably a rotten parent.

Totally agree - go out and see the world young man! Seriously - he’s in the same country and a flight away.

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5 hours ago, layzie said:

Really hope there's a shipment of pens coming to MFC, if anyone sees a BIC truck outside the club let us know.

You'll be thrilled to know that I saw such a truck outside the club today!

Alas, it was unloading a shipment of BIC lighters.

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19 minutes ago, sue said:

What's with this pressure to return home by young adults to be near family and friends?  Our kids buzzed off to pursue careers and other things and have made new friends wherever they went. And without the sort of money in the bank that AFL players can have (if they have any sense).  They still keep in touch with old friends and family which these days is 1000 times easier than it was only 25 years ago.  Do footy players never grow up?

Yeah, I'm probably a rotten parent.

I really don't get it either. You're 20. You're living in the best city in Australia. You are making lots of money. You have lots of friends. Borders are open. You are winning and winning well. What is the lure to come home? You have your whole life to live a boring life in WA, but only a short time to learn from the best ruckman in the competition and play with the best midfield in the competition.

I understand players with kids, partners etc who might have pressure from their spouse to be closer to family for the sake of the kids. Jackson is 20. He will never have a better life than he does now.

Young people have no idea how good they have it sometimes. I swear! 

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23 minutes ago, sue said:

What's with this pressure to return home by young adults to be near family and friends?  Our kids buzzed off to pursue careers and other things and have made new friends wherever they went. And without the sort of money in the bank that AFL players can have (if they have any sense).  They still keep in touch with old friends and family which these days is 1000 times easier than it was only 25 years ago.  Do footy players never grow up?

Yeah, I'm probably a rotten parent.

Agree. I left home at 17. Couldn’t wait to leave.

If he found a girlfriend in Melbourne I reckon it would cure his home sickness pretty quickly 

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1 minute ago, BDA said:

Agree. I left home at 17. Couldn’t wait to leave.

If he found a girlfriend in Melbourne I reckon it would cure his home sickness pretty quickly 

As his parents I would absolutely advise him to stick it out. There are no guarantees in life. He might hate Freo. He might struggle to fit in. His mates at home might distract him the way Hogan's did. He might go to West Coast and never win another flag. 

Sometimes when you have something good right in front of you, you have to grasp it with both hands. If he was my son I tell him to get over it and have it in your contract that you can spend your off season in Perth every year. Done deal. 

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28 minutes ago, sue said:

What's with this pressure to return home by young adults to be near family and friends?  Our kids buzzed off to pursue careers and other things and have made new friends wherever they went. And without the sort of money in the bank that AFL players can have (if they have any sense).  They still keep in touch with old friends and family which these days is 1000 times easier than it was only 25 years ago.  Do footy players never grow up?

Yeah, I'm probably a rotten parent.

Agree. AFL players are seemingly the only professional athletes on the planet who can't cope with a move away from home at 18. I've never seen or heard of an NFL, NBA or football (soccer) player leave a club because they're homesick.  

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On 6/27/2022 at 10:41 AM, Rainbow said:

Just heard Brad Hardie on 6PR Perth say he had good information that LJ met with a group from the Dockers at a café in Modialloc on Saturday????

 

Brad Hardie, broke the Paul Roos signed sealed and delivered to Brisbane Lions as coach at the end of 2013

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Just now, jumbo returns said:

Name one (modern day) player who has flourished after leaving Melbourne, as a big name....

Farmer? Nope

Hogan? Nope

Howe? Mebbe

Watts? Don't make me cry

Simmonds? Nope

Scott Thompson 

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5 hours ago, chook fowler said:

it means buyer beware recruiting anyone from WA, especially if they are any good. 

I think that's the main reason we passed on NicNat

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42 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

This is just about the only deal I would agree to with Freo.

It also keeps Gus at Melbourne for life, which is a win win.

Andy Brayshaw alongside Clarry, Trac and Viney.... who cares if we don't even have a ruckman?! 

 

In all seriousness, this feels a lot like the Hogan situation and I am convinced beyond doubt that Jackson will grow to regret this decision. 

What decision ? he hasn't made a decision yet as far as we know - or have I missed something ?

There's a lot of jumping at shadows going on here atm 

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44 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

I really don't get it either. You're 20. You're living in the best city in Australia. You are making lots of money. You have lots of friends. Borders are open. You are winning and winning well. What is the lure to come home? You have your whole life to live a boring life in WA, but only a short time to learn from the best ruckman in the competition and play with the best midfield in the competition.

I understand players with kids, partners etc who might have pressure from their spouse to be closer to family for the sake of the kids. Jackson is 20. He will never have a better life than he does now.

Young people have no idea how good they have it sometimes. I swear! 

In other news Jaded is the new ambassador for West Australian tourism 😛

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Brayshaw deal is being held up by Jackson’s deal. So if Brayshaw signs new deal and Jackson still hasn’t, his gone. Until then anything is possible.

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My mail is he is leaning towards staying and biggest decision relates around length of contract.

The money is not an issue, he knows he will be well paid and the next contract is the big one

I anticipate a 2 year extension 

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1 minute ago, RyanD said:

Forget draft picks.

Hayden Young and Caleb Serong, thanks. 

Both 21, both high drafts picks that are proving themselves already. 

Or Brennan Cox for either. 196cm and 23 yrs old. 

Gee it would be great to get a look in on Young. 

Cox is a gun, they would be silly to let him go surely?

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7 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

My mail is he is leaning towards staying and biggest decision relates around length of contract.

The money is not an issue, he knows he will be well paid and the next contract is the big one

I anticipate a 2 year extension 

So the hold up is deciding if he is going to sign for 2 years or 10? 

I assume the club said to him "here is a contract for 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years". Pick one and mail it back. 

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12 minutes ago, Marty said:

Brayshaw deal is being held up by Jackson’s deal. So if Brayshaw signs new deal and Jackson still hasn’t, his gone. Until then anything is possible.

You know this or just speculate ? I say the latter

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7 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

So the hold up is deciding if he is going to sign for 2 years or 10? 

I assume the club said to him "here is a contract for 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years". Pick one and mail it back. 

Just passing on my mail Jaded,

Happy with and at the club

Knows his price is rising and will continue to rise

Also aware offers which are and will continue to be there from the west.

 

 

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