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Has put a lot of time into his Studies, Golf and Podcasts as well. All round performer as well as being a champion player and human being.

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7 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

I don’t see them as contradictory.  The first post was to suggest that Gus was flushing out the best offer possible so he could take it back to Melbourne to match. Even Tim Watson had a crack at him in the opening of the poorly timed SEN interview, asking Angus to “tell us the Clubs you haven’t spoken to because it would save time.”  Most starting 18 players don’t do this, they ask their managers to “just get the deal done as I love the environment I’m in, the Club has been great to me etc etc. 

In the end, Angus brought a 6 year at $850 per year offer to the Club, which is certainly top dollar for a half back who is one severe concussion away from trouble, and significantly more than what the Dees would have budgeted for some time ago. Free Agents certainly get offered “over the odds” due to not having to cough up a draft pick. 

My win/win comment was based around the fact that Gus certainly won’t hit all the targets over 6 years, but he will certainly hit some, so who knows what he ends up forsaking. 

Perhaps, I was overly generous with my win/win comment, because you know what, the more I think about it, it’s a terrific deal for Angus. 

This view makes more sense to me. Credit to him for not dragging it on to the end of the season. But it would appear some crafty work together with his manager, has ensured he is not going to be short of a dollar over the next 6 years. 
 

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alternative way to look at it...

- angus meets oppo clubs
- agrees to mfc offer
- spins out media narrative that he's listening to offers; mfc media exposure with pos / neg op cost
- does an interview with his mate garry on sen; more mfc media exposure with pos / neg op cost
- announces new long-term mfc deal; even MORE mfc media exposure with pos op cost

cynical, moi?

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16 hours ago, goodwindees said:

What often happens is that the Club gets to sign & retain their player for a little less “guaranteed”coin than an opposition’s guaranteed offer.  But then they are often asked to give the player the opportunity to earn that higher amount by hitting performance targets. 
For example, Angus might have signed for 6 x $750, but has the opportunity to reach $850 in any year by reaching certain targets. 

Marketing arrangements the ASA and media also come into it.

Plus the obvious of being part of a good side 

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7 hours ago, rpfc said:

Looks like we promised him midfield time…

I Have No Idea Shrug GIF

I think we need to wait a few more weeks to see if this is true or not. With Harmes out it all could have just been a coincidence? Or we have shuffled the decks to play Brayshaw in the middle.

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You’ve gotta keep him in the midfield now. That’s the best and most balanced our midfield as a whole has looked in a really long time and that’s with Oliver being tagged. 
 

viney was able to play like a mad man because gus knew when to hang just to the outside and cover him, it was a great two way midfield game. 

I didn’t think we lost much at half back either with rivers really stepping up and salem looking like some form is building 

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26 minutes ago, COVID Dan said:

I think we need to wait a few more weeks to see if this is true or not. With Harmes out it all could have just been a coincidence? Or we have shuffled the decks to play Brayshaw in the middle.

I am taking the pizz but jeez was good. He is a mid. He can play elsewhere but sheesh…

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Oliver tagged out of the game yet Brayshaws addition to the guts kept things going our way

We've been another decent inside mid short for two years so leave him in there simon 

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22 hours ago, goodwindees said:

Great point Binman about the media. Have you ever seen a player apart from maybe Dangerfield that has started working on his media career so early in his football career?  I get the feeling that Gus loves a microphone and he’s extremely competent behind one. 

Interestingly, Gus was on a podcast (think it was Dyl Buckley's) where he said he suffered from an awful phobia of talking to people when he was younger. His dad used to put him in uncomfortable positions to make him have to talk to strangers (like purposefully give him the wrong change to buy a paper, ask a stranger the time, those sorts of things). Gus was pretty critical of the approach, even if it's clearly worked.

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When he played in the midfield in 2018 with Viney, Trac and clarry, our losses tended to come when they were all ball chasing at contests and we got killed on the outside. The Pies have probably exploited this tactic better against us than any other team. I think the last couple of years on the wing and in defence will make Gus a better midfielder. Great timing for the test coming this week - as I reckon this will be something cats will also try to exploit. 

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36 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

You’ve gotta keep him in the midfield now. That’s the best and most balanced our midfield as a whole has looked in a really long time and that’s with Oliver being tagged. 
 

viney was able to play like a mad man because gus knew when to hang just to the outside and cover him, it was a great two way midfield game. 

I didn’t think we lost much at half back either with rivers really stepping up and salem looking like some form is building 

I hated the idea of moving Gus out of the backline, but it was a win/win last night. Our midfield definitely worked better, and Rivers and Salem were more assertive. It was Riv's best game for the year, and Salem looked closer to his best.

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5 minutes ago, spalding said:

When he played in the midfield in 2018 with Viney, Trac and clarry, our losses tended to come when they were all ball chasing at contests and we got killed on the outside. The Pies have probably exploited this tactic better against us than any other team. I think the last couple of years on the wing and in defence will make Gus a better midfielder. Great timing for the test coming this week - as I reckon this will be something cats will also try to exploit. 

Excellent comment, was looking for this today, the JB 'bees to a honeypot' comment, was very pleased to notice Gus held his width on a couple of occasions to our advantage in play, was chuffed.

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47 minutes ago, old dee said:

If we needed any further proof that Angus is the one we needed to get signed up it was last night. I was smiling all night. 

He played very well.

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Seeing him in the midfield vs Freo was a joy to behold, would love to see him stay but I suspect Harmes is a favourite of Goody's and Gus has had an outstanding year is defence. 

I'm not going to lie, part of me was worried he would leave, but he's invested in the club. Ultimate club man.

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17 minutes ago, Pates said:

Seeing him in the midfield vs Freo was a joy to behold, would love to see him stay but I suspect Harmes is a favourite of Goody's and Gus has had an outstanding year is defence. 

I'm not going to lie, part of me was worried he would leave, but he's invested in the club. Ultimate club man.

According to Goodys presser it seems like they're going to leave him in the midfield for the rest of the year.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

According to Goodys presser it seems like they're going to leave him in the midfield for the rest of the year.

Will be interesting to see how that works, does Sparrow make way for Harmes? Does Harmes have to earn his way back in through Casey? 

Either way glad to here that Gus will remain in the midfield for a while yet.

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22 hours ago, rpfc said:

I am taking the pizz but jeez was good. He is a mid. He can play elsewhere but sheesh…

Went over my head.... play on

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1 hour ago, Pates said:

Will be interesting to see how that works, does Sparrow make way for Harmes? Does Harmes have to earn his way back in through Casey? 

Either way glad to here that Gus will remain in the midfield for a while yet.

Harmes too good for Casey.

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I have to admit that Gus is one of my favourite players (ala TMac). Consequently I tend to zero in when he comes into play. He has learnt or been put in the position to be adaptable.

e.g when he first started he was played on the HFF and Paul Roos made the comment that Gus would not be playing there forever as he was still learning the game. His "year in the sun year" proved how good he was. The concussion issue proved how good he needed to be  i.e. change technique (and put your bum into where your head was going !!).

Then he becomes the inaugural president of the "wingmans" club . Premiership !!!! This even meant being the defensive winger and away from the limelight , but cometh the hour i.e. Finals showed how well he reads the game and contributes.

This year he has been flexible and is really one (if not in top couple) HBF in the AFL based on his ability to read the play. "Flexibilitywise" he melds into the middle last week like he had never left it. But as other posters have said this time around he is not playing as the ball magnet, but the fix it bloke !!!

Why would MFC let a player  (on & off the field ) like this leave !!!

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