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Kozzy Pickett Re-Signs for 4 Years



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I think this is all just speculation for now. He's entitled to hold off, back himself to have a good start to the season to improve his bargaining position. I'm going to hold off getting too concerned until Kings birthday. If he hasn't signed by then history says he ain't going to sign.

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Port have muscled up their on ball contingent this year and Cozzie probably doesn't want to go back to takeup Grays sole crumbing place possibly and limited on ball.I think we have a good chance to have him here for at least two years after 2023.

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17 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

You would think so now that Jackson has left. 

I also don't think money is a factor for Kosi. Port would be pretty tight with their cap too you'd imagine.

 

Did that money go to Gus though when he signed the 6 year deal?

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Pete Ryan who is one journalist I respect highly has released this article.

https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl/kysaiah-pickett-to-be-given-time-to-weigh-up-future-20230130-p5cglx.html

Melbourne are well aware there will be suitors but are in open dialogue with Pickett’s management and comfortable their premiership forward is happy with coach Simon Goodwin, his teammates and the way his career has been managed. Sources close to Pickett also confirmed he loves playing with Melbourne.

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29 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Pete Ryan who is one journalist I respect highly has released this article.

https://amp.theage.com.au/sport/afl/kysaiah-pickett-to-be-given-time-to-weigh-up-future-20230130-p5cglx.html

Melbourne are well aware there will be suitors but are in open dialogue with Pickett’s management and comfortable their premiership forward is happy with coach Simon Goodwin, his teammates and the way his career has been managed. Sources close to Pickett also confirmed he loves playing with Melbourne.

This has absolutely made my day 

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It’s going to be a bloody long year if we have to read “will he or won’t he” all season long. 
As tomorrow is promised to no man (or woman), I suggest that instead of worrying, we just sit back and enjoy this excitement machine for as long as we have him. We know that the club will do all they can to keep him. He is such a rare talent, I just want to watch him play football - preferably in a Melbourne jumper obviously, but I’d watch him whatever team he played with. 

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We should break it up into quadrants relative to supporter stress levels, just so we have something to go by.


Q1: Now till Round 1 - Generally relaxed. A signature in this period would be an absolute bonus. Stress levels are pretty low but do exist. Stress level 10%


Q2: First 6 rounds of season – Still early days and still in a reasonable mood. Although now that the season has started and the media cycle has ramped up we get to hear and read stories about this on a weekly basis. We also have the odd friend or well-wisher opposition fan ribbing us over whether he’s staying or not. It’s irritating like a mozzie bite but we still have hope everyone is doing what they can and Kozzie will commit soon. Stress level 20%


Q3: Round 7 to Kings Birthday/bye – We play Port in Rd 10 and the ambulance chasers come to shine. “A dress rehearsal with his future employers?” Melbourne are also loading in this period so after a few losses and the bye the pencil sharpeners come out. Stress level 40%


Q4: Round 14 to Round 20 – The news stories are in overdrive, the Dees are in contention again and it becomes a distraction. Your friend from Q2 is punched in the face. Breathing is now in double time. Stress level 80%


Q5: Round 21 to GF Day/Trade Period – Nothing has happened, Trade Radio’s mouth is watering over this great story to start every single day with. Some are resigned to losing him, some are living in deluded hope that he needs right up until the day before trade period to sign. Memberships dangle in a guillotine, heart health not great. Stress level 99%

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Interesting comment below from the SEN article posted.

 

“The concern for all Melbourne supporters is it gets into Luke Jackson territory and becomes a repeat of that which became quite distracting.

“I don’t think Kozzie Pickett will get to that point because he’s just a different character to Luke Jackson.

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58 minutes ago, layzie said:

We should break it up into quadrants relative to supporter stress levels, just so we have something to go by.


Q1: Now till Round 1 - Generally relaxed. A signature in this period would be an absolute bonus. Stress levels are pretty low but do exist. Stress level 10%


Q2: First 6 rounds of season – Still early days and still in a reasonable mood. Although now that the season has started and the media cycle has ramped up we get to hear and read stories about this on a weekly basis. We also have the odd friend or well-wisher opposition fan ribbing us over whether he’s staying or not. It’s irritating like a mozzie bite but we still have hope everyone is doing what they can and Kozzie will commit soon. Stress level 20%


Q3: Round 7 to Kings Birthday/bye – We play Port in Rd 10 and the ambulance chasers come to shine. “A dress rehearsal with his future employers?” Melbourne are also loading in this period so after a few losses and the bye the pencil sharpeners come out. Stress level 40%


Q4: Round 14 to Round 20 – The news stories are in overdrive, the Dees are in contention again and it becomes a distraction. Your friend from Q2 is punched in the face. Breathing is now in double time. Stress level 80%


Q5: Round 21 to GF Day/Trade Period – Nothing has happened, Trade Radio’s mouth is watering over this great story to start every single day with. Some are resigned to losing him, some are living in deluded hope that he needs right up until the day before trade period to sign. Memberships dangle in a guillotine, heart health not great. Stress level 99%

Thought your stress level predictions were a bit low at Q3 and Q5

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Kozzie (or his management) has probably received a decent offer elsewhere but I reckon we'll find the money to match that offer

I can't see us letting him go on top of Jackson going.  It's one thing replacing Jackson with Grundy but who is going to replace a talent like Kozzie? 

Remembering that with the new broadcast rights kicking in, our salary cap will have more space (in theory)

I'm betting that he'll re-sign.  When?  Might be sometime in the 2nd half of the season

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14 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Interesting comment below from the SEN article posted.

 

“The concern for all Melbourne supporters is it gets into Luke Jackson territory and becomes a repeat of that which became quite distracting.

“I don’t think Kozzie Pickett will get to that point because he’s just a different character to Luke Jackson.

Hilarious

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