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Is there any genuine key forward we could poach? We could have pushed for Josh Kennedy or Taylor Walker last year and we’d probably be playing this week if we did. Get the reasons we didn’t pursue the latter, but even the former would have been ideal. Even if we got someone for 1-2 years, perfect to fill the void whilst we are in the window as we wait for our talent to develop. 

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25 minutes ago, Great Northern Summer said:

Is there any genuine key forward we could poach? We could have pushed for Josh Kennedy or Taylor Walker last year and we’d probably be playing this week if we did. Get the reasons we didn’t pursue the latter, but even the former would have been ideal. Even if we got someone for 1-2 years, perfect to fill the void whilst we are in the window as we wait for our talent to develop. 

Josh Kennedy retired last year. 

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4 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Josh Kennedy retired last year. 

And? Wouldn’t have been the first player to ‘retire’ to do an about-turn and play for another side. Mal Michael did it. There’s been others.

He retired probably because he knew WCE would struggle, he achieved big things already, and didn’t see any reason to go around again with them. If an offer came out of the blue from a premiership contender, you never know what might have happened (presuming it didn’t happen).

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5 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

Given you've left out the #ETtradewhispers tag, I am assuming you are being serious? 

Left out the player too.....

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Hearing Zac Fisher might be in the radar after some ‘player recommendation’ — I can see it from a pace perspective, would def add some outside pace to our depth pool.

Key Fwd wise, still not getting any names whatsoever bandied about apart from some surmising that the obvious— but still more dream-like — candidates are Hawkins, Walker, Larkey (24-25, — Whilst other names of muted interest are Jack Hayes, Fullarton, Day, Chol, Coleman-Jones, Reid among others prev mentioned. 

Ruck wise it seems we’ll likely go to VFL, but why we’re not in Goldstein sweepstakes beats me, esp if he’s interested in playing behind Draper for “Success” — Got to be worth a chat surely.

Love the club at least asking question if Larkey, just wish it had of come 3m earlier!

Stay Tuned…  

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7 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m not too sure of the ins and outs or the finer details but apparently there is a deal getting done. We will hear something on it when we hear it. 

Confident of one is exact same I got LW, but for me a lot depends on Brown/McDonald decisions — fact we’re talking to Larkey about 2024, not this year could mean club expects them to stay, although Brown does at least appear 50/50 at this stage. He and Grundy cash would mean we could poach anyone willing I suppose.. it’s just unusual for a specific name not to have dropped yet, whether that means they’re still playing? Or were still playing, I don’t know! 
 

Here’s to hoping they’ve pulled off a miracle, but if not some depth w/speed &/or quality kicking would be the focus. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Nudge said:

Hearing Zac Fisher might be in the radar after some ‘player recommendation’ — I can see it from a pace perspective, would def add some outside pace to our depth pool.

Key Fwd wise, still not getting any names whatsoever bandied about apart from some surmising that the obvious— but still more dream-like — candidates are Hawkins, Walker, Larkey (24-25, — Whilst other names of muted interest are Jack Hayes, Fullarton, Day, Chol, Coleman-Jones, Reid among others prev mentioned. 

Ruck wise it seems we’ll likely go to VFL, but why we’re not in Goldstein sweepstakes beats me, esp if he’s interested in playing behind Draper for “Success” — Got to be worth a chat surely.

Love the club at least asking question if Larkey, just wish it had of come 3m earlier!

Stay Tuned…  

He was rumored to be going back to Perf? I could be wrong.

Dow as well, don't think we'd be interested in him.

None of those names really inspire trading the fram for, i hope we go hard for pick 4 and load up for the future. Larkey i think is pure fantasy, although Hayes at the right price was handy, but if Saints are after Sheils i can't see them wanting to part with Hayes

Thanks Nudgey - keep us posted

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4 minutes ago, Cheap Seats said:

He was rumored to be going back to Perf? I could be wrong.

Dow as well, don't think we'd be interested in him.

None of those names really inspire trading the fram for, i hope we go hard for pick 4 and load up for the future. Larkey i think is pure fantasy, although Hayes at the right price was handy, but if Saints are after Sheils i can't see them wanting to part with Hayes

Thanks Nudgey - keep us posted

 

10 minutes ago, Nudge said:

Hearing Zac Fisher might be in the radar after some ‘player recommendation’ — I can see it from a pace perspective, would def add some outside pace to our depth pool.

Key Fwd wise, still not getting any names whatsoever bandied about apart from some surmising that the obvious— but still more dream-like — candidates are Hawkins, Walker, Larkey (24-25, — Whilst other names of muted interest are Jack Hayes, Fullarton, Day, Chol, Coleman-Jones, Reid among others prev mentioned. 

Ruck wise it seems we’ll likely go to VFL, but why we’re not in Goldstein sweepstakes beats me, esp if he’s interested in playing behind Draper for “Success” — Got to be worth a chat surely.

Love the club at least asking question if Larkey, just wish it had of come 3m earlier!

Stay Tuned…  

Fisher is locked in for North.  They have offered him

5 years at stupid money . Fisher is soft as butter and hopefully we don’t go anywhere near him.

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38 minutes ago, Nudge said:

Confident of one is exact same I got LW, but for me a lot depends on Brown/McDonald decisions — fact we’re talking to Larkey about 2024, not this year could mean club expects them to stay, although Brown does at least appear 50/50 at this stage. He and Grundy cash would mean we could poach anyone willing I suppose.. it’s just unusual for a specific name not to have dropped yet, whether that means they’re still playing? Or were still playing, I don’t know! 
 

Here’s to hoping they’ve pulled off a miracle, but if not some depth w/speed &/or quality kicking would be the focus. 

 

Lol this rumour was created by a fake Mitch Cleary account. 🤣 

He signed a massive 6 year contract this year to 2029 and you believe a rumour that straight after he's signed this year he's already willing to talk to the dees?

Do you realise how stupid this now looks ?

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2 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

 

Fisher is locked in for North.  They have offered him

5 years at stupid money . Fisher is soft as butter and hopefully we don’t go anywhere near him.

Probably, but not locked yet, as they’re juggling many balls at north. Def not worth 5yrs at any sort of money. Player agent getting fellow-players to talk him up perhaps — happens ALOT!!!

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Lol this rumour was created by a fake Mitch Cleary account. 🤣 

He signed a massive 6 year contract this year to 2029 and you believe a rumour that straight after he's signed this he's already willing to talk to the dees?

Do you realise how stupid this now looks ?

Im all for rumors, and they should be taken at a grain of sale, but the above is 100% spot on. There is no way he would have signed if he was leaving.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Lol this rumour was created by a fake Mitch Cleary account. 🤣 

He signed a massive 6 year contract this year to 2029 and you believe a rumour that straight after he's signed this he's already willing to talk to the dees?

Do you realise how stupid this now looks ?

He’s on the target list champ, I’m not talking about them having coffee with him like that fake post did you ignoramus!  Where do you think the rumour was extricated from? I don’t keep up with fake account updates, the same acc posted the Oliver rumours, which at the time the fake account thought was genuine news!!! I’ll take an apology in 18-24mths 🤦‍♂️ you really are a vicious numpty aren’t you Dazzle… Do I need to cover off the criteria again? A fake post means any mention of a side needing a key fwd, eyeing off one of the best most (viewed as) gettable young key fwds in game — is disqualified? If he WASNT on the radar every year then our recruitment team aren’t worth Jack!!! Same for King.

I think the McKay murmurings are Carlton dans preying for a massive draft bounty personally, but I can’t wait to aak today/tmrw about this no-name target, but if it ends up being someone like Hayes or CCJ I’d be a bit miffed!

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7 hours ago, Great Northern Summer said:

And? Wouldn’t have been the first player to ‘retire’ to do an about-turn and play for another side. Mal Michael did it. There’s been others.

He retired probably because he knew WCE would struggle, he achieved big things already, and didn’t see any reason to go around again with them. If an offer came out of the blue from a premiership contender, you never know what might have happened (presuming it didn’t happen).

He was cooked. 

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6 minutes ago, Nudge said:

He’s on the target list champ, I’m not talking about them having coffee with him like that fake post did you ignoramus!  Where do you think the rumour was extricated from? I don’t keep up with fake account updates, the same acc posted the Oliver rumours, which at the time the fake account thought was genuine news!!! I’ll take an apology in 18-24mths 🤦‍♂️ you really are a vicious numpty aren’t you Dazzle… Do I need to cover off the criteria again? A fake post means any mention of a side needing a key fwd, eyeing off one of the best most (viewed as) gettable young key fwds in game — is disqualified? If he WASNT on the radar every year then our recruitment team aren’t worth Jack!!! Same for King.

I think the McKay murmurings are Carlton dans preying for a massive draft bounty personally, but I can’t wait to aak today/tmrw about this no-name target, but if it ends up being someone like Hayes or CCJ I’d be a bit miffed!

You've been cat fish here mate.

I'm all for a good rumour drop but c'mon bro.. 

Btw ever seen the show catfish? Very interesting.....

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21 minutes ago, Cheap Seats said:

Im all for rumors, and they should be taken at a grain of sale, but the above is 100% spot on. There is no way he would have signed if he was leaving.

On top of kicking 8 goals in his last game and knowing the talent that is coming through that joint, they'll easily play finals and contend while he's still around.

He's their marquee player who would be on huge coin at North and playing under one of the best coaches of the decade.

I think Larkey is very happy at Norf and North are happy with him.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I think Larkey is very happy at Norf and North are happy with him.

They should be. He's a gun. 71 goals in a bottom 2 side and an AA jacket puts him in rare air. Other than perhaps Curnow he's the best young FPF in the league in my view.

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1 hour ago, Nudge said:

Hearing Zac Fisher might be in the radar after some ‘player recommendation’ — I can see it from a pace perspective, would def add some outside pace to our depth pool.

Key Fwd wise, still not getting any names whatsoever bandied about apart from some surmising that the obvious— but still more dream-like — candidates are Hawkins, Walker, Larkey (24-25, — Whilst other names of muted interest are Jack Hayes, Fullarton, Day, Chol, Coleman-Jones, Reid among others prev mentioned. 

Ruck wise it seems we’ll likely go to VFL, but why we’re not in Goldstein sweepstakes beats me, esp if he’s interested in playing behind Draper for “Success” — Got to be worth a chat surely.

Love the club at least asking question if Larkey, just wish it had of come 3m earlier!

Stay Tuned…  

I’m presuming the rumour you heard that had you grinning wasn’t in regards to a key forward then, Nudge? 

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16 minutes ago, layzie said:

Tapping up a guy the year after he signed a 6 year deal?

Not completely impossible but I'd be seriously questioning his moral and brain compass. Especially if North improve next year. 

Months. It's pure fantasy. North already losing Mckay, they're not going to let Larkey walk away from a freshly signed 6 year contract even if he declared he wanted out.

Any other options out there? Ben King gets talked about every year. What's his contract status? Free agent end of next year?

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