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On 9/22/2022 at 1:22 PM, Ethan Tremblay said:

The way I see it is, we have two options: re-sign him or let him go. 

ET i've been thinking about this for three pages of reading and im still struggling to work out in any circumstance where theres any other option than the two you've suggested. and its cracking me up, your forensic analysis of hunt is essentially the only decisions we could possibly make on him or any other player on our list. like its so black and white but i have enjoyed a little giggle

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3 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

 

EAGLES MOVE CLOSER TO SECURING DEMON

West Coast has ramped up its bid for Demons speedster Jayden Hunt, reports 9 News Perth.

Hunt, who played 20 games in 2021 but missed out on the club’s premiership win after an a late-season ankle injury, made another 20 senior appearances this year.

AFL Media reported last week the Eagles had shown interest in Hunt.

9 News Perth reported on Tuesday night that Eagles coach Adam Simpson had met Hunt, who’s an unrestricted free agent, meaning he’d cost nothing for a rival club to pick up.

Hunt remains unsigned at Melbourne despite a strong 2022 campaign for the club.

The 27-year-old, if he headed west, would add much needed speed to a West Coast list that has come under fire this year for its lack of fitness.

“They’ve had two years of being the most unfit team I’ve seen for a long, long while,” former recruiter Matt Rendell told AFL Trade Radio.

The free agency window opens on Friday.

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5 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Only backman that generated any run. Compo will be negligible. Would prefer to keep.

If he leaves, we can blame the Ill-fated 500k Tomlinson 4th year that 95% of us demonlanders thought would initially come back to bite us eventually.

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1 minute ago, Demonstone said:

He's an unrestricted free agent.   We wouldn't be "palming him off".  It's his decision alone.

Maybe we didn't give him encouragement to stay...

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1 minute ago, Demonstone said:

He's an unrestricted free agent.   We wouldn't be "palming him off".  It's his decision alone.

I suspect his decision will be based on which club shows the most love ($ and years). He's best 22 and played 20 games in each of the past 2 years. He won't be leaving for more opportunity.

If we've offered him a lowball contract, then in some ways we are "palming him off". 

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Playing 40 of 49 games across the past two years, including missing games through injury in late 2021, suggests Jayden is clearly a best 22 player. Our VFL depth is so poor, we can't afford to be losing best 22 players for nothing, as there are no replacements coming through. I really hope we make him a decent offer and he chooses to stay. I would hate to be relying on a 33 year old Hibberd or a brittle Smith to be playing many games next year, and I'm not sure we can afford to have Bowey in that role long term.

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Form me I would rather keep Bedford, however we will lose a bit of run and pace out of the backline if Hunt goes. Not sure who replaces that ? Bowey is the one currently on our list I suppose. Also Hunt was playing some good lock down roles earlier in the season so I think he would be missed for sure. 

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Hunt can put a group of good games together but imo he is not consistent enough to put a high quality season together. Whether he switches off during games or just lacks some awareness I’m not sure. 

a good player that I’ll miss but he is replaceable 

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Don’t really agree with the comments around us losing his run and pace. He has been playing mostly lock down defender. I reckon he was told to not take the game on in general as he often causes turnovers

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Very well liked memeber of the club. He is not in our best 18 thats for sure. I just ahte seeing team first players leave. I hope he stays, but if he goes then thats life. Could Bedford turn into a running back? I doubt it. Salem Bowey Hibbo, May, Lever  Petty. 

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