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the obvious one is freo with lobb likely to look eastwards again and the crab not getting much luck with his body. however i wouldn't be opposed to seeing him at melbourne. he improves our side, simply. he's a better forward than tmac and a different type still to dogga and [censored] brown and as an older player flag hunting he won't ask for buckets of cash. i also back in our culture on connectedness to indigenous australia to teach him a thing or two which will be good for everybody

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It was confirmed on SEN that Gold Coast have contacted Tex Walker. But how you can define them as in the Premiership Window, I don’t know.

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I’m torn about this. If it was about pure skill  and impact. He is what we need right now as we don’t have time to wait for JVR or others to develop. Walker is a great CHF. Does he have it in him for another 1-2 years? He would be pretty cheap too I’d imagine

it’s his history and character that could destabilise our culture. The stuff he said to Lever can be worked through but his recent indiscretions and racist remarks is a bit harder to swallow. But everyone deserves a second chance.

 

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1 hour ago, CYB said:

I’m torn about this. If it was about pure skill  and impact. He is what we need right now as we don’t have time to wait for JVR or others to develop. Walker is a great CHF. Does he have it in him for another 1-2 years? He would be pretty cheap too I’d imagine

it’s his history and character that could destabilise our culture. The stuff he said to Lever can be worked through but his recent indiscretions and racist remarks is a bit harder to swallow. But everyone deserves a second chance.

 

If he is after a final Contract, that may take him deep into September, he has to behave, otherwise he is out the door. I would make it very easy to understand 

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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Lever, May, Pickett etc say no.

Who were the 2 Adelaide Players who refused to talk to each other a few years back? 
Andrew Mcleod and…?

It is not mandatory to love all of ones workmates. 
 

Walker is worth considering 

He still takes strong narks and kicks clutch goals

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1 hour ago, Mazer Rackham said:

And Melbourne go back to back! And up on the podium now to collect his medal, is Melbourne premiership hero, Taylor Walker!!!!

I realise you're only being serious*, but there are problems with this scenario.

1.  He can't play for us this year so won't be part of 2022's back to back.

2.  If he plays in our 2023 premiership team, we would have gone back to back to back.

3.  If we don't win it this year but go back to back in 2023 and 2024, Tex will be about 45 years old by then.

It's all too difficult to envisage and therefore unlikely for mine.

* This post is equally as serious.

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54 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Who were the 2 Adelaide Players who refused to talk to each other a few years back? 
Andrew Mcleod and…?

It is not mandatory to love all of ones workmates. 
 

Walker is worth considering 

He still takes strong narks and kicks clutch goals

Not a great example to use!

The 2006 crows should have won the flag that year but self imploded.  They were 1st on the ladder when the McLeod/Edwards feud exploded and then lost something like 5  games in a row and just managed to keep 2nd spot with a win in the final game (against who else but us!). Then they crashed out in a home preliminary final.

Not saying having players that hate each other  was the cause but it sure didn’t help judging by how quickly that season went south when the feud went public (it got worse post season and in 2007).

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Who were the 2 Adelaide Players who refused to talk to each other a few years back? 
Andrew Mcleod and…?

It is not mandatory to love all of ones workmates. 
 

Walker is worth considering 

He still takes strong narks and kicks clutch goals

 Culture is everything. This is not the early 2000s. 
It is vitally important that whoever comes into the club fits into the culture. Walker might be a good player but he would be a poor cultural fit. 
 

A club which just renamed itself after its indigenous name is not going to go after a guy who was banned for a racial slur. 

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1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

 Culture is everything. This is not the early 2000s. 
It is vitally important that whoever comes into the club fits into the culture. Walker might be a good player but he would be a poor cultural fit. 
 

A club which just renamed itself after its indigenous name is not going to go after a guy who was banned for a racial slur. 

He just might be a good boy living in Melbourne. I am not advocating we get him, but it should be looked at very seriously. Walker kicks big goals, and our forward line is far from settled

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1 hour ago, Watson11 said:

Not a great example to use!

The 2006 crows should have won the flag that year but self imploded.  They were 1st on the ladder when the McLeod/Edwards feud exploded and then lost something like 5  games in a row and just managed to keep 2nd spot with a win in the final game (against who else but us!). Then they crashed out in a home preliminary final.

Not saying having players that hate each other  was the cause but it sure didn’t help judging by how quickly that season went south when the feud went public (it got worse post season and in 2007).

I don’t thnk Mcleod and Edwards were the reason the Croms choked. They did it more than once. I often worked with people I didn’t like, but particularly during Live Shows i still respected what their role was and did my part in the chain

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9 hours ago, CYB said:

I’m torn about this. If it was about pure skill  and impact. He is what we need right now as we don’t have time to wait for JVR or others to develop. Walker is a great CHF. Does he have it in him for another 1-2 years? He would be pretty cheap too I’d imagine

it’s his history and character that could destabilise our culture. The stuff he said to Lever can be worked through but his recent indiscretions and racist remarks is a bit harder to swallow. But everyone deserves a second chance.

 

This is spot on. Him in his current or last years form, BB and Bailey in the same forward line. Try stopping that. 
 

On the flip side… I think Roos’ no [censored] policy also set us on the right path. 
 

Tex is more a [censored] than he is worth vs him as a player IMO.

I’m a big believer in second chances also but geez… he’s a hand grenade to bring into our club especially.

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