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19 minutes ago, Binmans PA said:

It's disappointing all this. Petty was to be our key pillar for the next ten years. He's won a flag with us, we drafted him in the second round and have developed him very well. I guess Adelaide could say a similar thing of Lever, but this is a problem for us list management nevertheless.

I hope we can change his mind and get him a KPF partner for 2025.

So looking at it from his POV - it was a frustrating season where he played back and then forward and then back and the forward, got injured, had a dispiriting finish to the season, and then had one of the biggest clubs in the country flash their eyes at him - we need to figure out what we are doing because I tell you what - I have no idea. And being a tall forward at Melbourne is not a pleasant thought in its own right the way we ‘move’ the ball.

I think we can keep him but he has to be starting out of the square with JVR and Tomlinson needs to be trusted more than he is and MC need to back in a horse, otherwise… they might bolt…

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1 minute ago, rpfc said:

So looking at it from his POV - it was a frustrating season where he played back and then forward and then back and the forward, got injured, had a dispiriting finish to the season, and then had one of the biggest clubs in the country flash their eyes at him - we need to figure out what we are doing because I tell you what - I have no idea. And being a tall forward at Melbourne is not a pleasant thought in its own right the way we ‘move’ the ball.

I think we can keep him but he has to be starting out of the square with JVR and Tomlinson needs to be trusted more than he is and MC need to back in a horse, otherwise… they might bolt…

We rate him at either end of the ground, so he fills holes for us, but by the second half of the season, it was pretty clear we wanted him to play as our key forward.

That's no doubt what Goody has talked about. Now, providing we don't have a lot fo injuries at the defensive end next season, Petty will play forward all year. That seems obvious to me.

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I don't think I've come across any other professional sport where so many players are homesick for places that are an hour or so away by air or a few hours by road with exactly the same culture, food and language. 

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I wouldn't worry guys.  If he has a stellar 2024 (emphasis on IF and touching wood, throwing salt over shoulder etc) then he may get an extension offer he can't refuse.

Money talks

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2 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I don't think I've come across any other professional sport where so many players are homesick for places that are an hour or so away by air or a few hours by road with exactly the same culture, food and language. 

It's actually extraordinary.

Fancy being in a rush to get back to Adelaide.

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4 hours ago, hemingway said:

Seriously Clubs are going to go broke or at best be seriously compromised if they going to offer a player 800k on a long term contract that has a serious foot injury. Petty is a good player with further potential, injuries aside, but he is not a champion. The deals being offered around the traps are high risk plays. And can end up belly up. 

Hemingway I don't think Adelaide thought we would agree to trade Petty but in asking for him in exchange for McAdams and outlining they are prepared to offer him a long term contract on big $ opens up the conversation for a trade next year or free agency in 2025.  They can now watch his 2024 campaign closely and see how he looks at the end of next year.

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50 minutes ago, Kozzie4PM said:

It's actually extraordinary.

Fancy being in a rush to get back to Adelaide.

I’m always hearing on here that footballers (round ball) are all soft AF but try telling that to a Nigerian that’s plying his trade in Vladivostok or a Colombian playing in Helsinki. I wonder if these guys that run down their contracts because they miss their mum are the same ones you see on docos that are still being breastfed when they’re in primary school. 

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5 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Lots of water to pass under the bridge on this one. Sydney convinced Papley to stay when it looked like he was on the way to Carlton. 

Hope so @Rab D Nesbitt The powers that be must have taken notice of the emails fellow Demons sent to the club.

 

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23 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I’m always hearing on here that footballers (round ball) are all soft AF but try telling that to a Nigerian that’s plying his trade in Vladivostok or a Colombian playing in Helsinki. I wonder if these guys that run down their contracts because they miss their mum are the same ones you see on docos that are still being breastfed when they’re in primary school. 

I dunno.
I moved away from home when I was 18.
Spent a few years home sick at different points till my visits back to Melbourne to see family and friends got less and less.
Now I can't stand the joint.
Reckon getting homesick as a young fella is pretty natural.
It passes for some, but for others it's stronger.
And I was raised by my old man from the age of 5 😁

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Please Kane just stop talking

Imagine a sliding doors scenario:

1. We hold onto him for two years. He kicks 50-60 goals both years and we win back to back flags. He leaves after 2025 and we get a bit less than this year.

2. We trade him for those picks. We get some decent developing kids and finish top 4 the next two years but can't quite get the job done.

Your aim in football is to win premierships, not get the most draft picks for your contracted players.

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26 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

If Petty stays fit and plays fwd all year with JVR and Fritsch we are a serious chance at a flag. 

but yeah we should trade him. 

Fullerton and JVR will not win us a flag 

and yes i’m unfortunately assuming t Mac and Brown are too injury riddled to play 20 games plus

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Riley Beveridge countered Cornes with

"Do you think Melbourne cares about a few places in the draft order if he manages to snag them a premiership in the next couple of years?"  He also indicated that Melb were arguably one of the better performing teams over the finals period (A bit of a stretch perhaps) but that if Petty was there instead of TMac, then could they have rolled the Pies in the QF.

... Cornes didn't really like that argument I thought.

But the most important take from this is that I need to stop listening to AFL Trade Radio, it's not good for your health!

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9 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

I dunno.
I moved away from home when I was 18.
Spent a few years home sick at different points till my visits back to Melbourne to see family and friends got less and less.
Now I can't stand the joint.
Reckon getting homesick as a young fella is pretty natural.
It passes for some, but for others it's stronger.
And I was raised by my old man from the age of 5 😁

totally normal to miss your home but for professional athletes in their 20’s earning big money that can visit home multiple times per year for free it’s truely bizarre that some AFL players dictate their career path based on missing home

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9 minutes ago, DubDee said:

totally normal to miss your home but for professional athletes in their 20’s earning big money that can visit home multiple times per year for free it’s truely bizarre that some AFL players dictate their career path based on missing home

What if they can earn bigger money closer to home?
Or away from the rat race of Melbourne.

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10 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

What if they can earn bigger money closer to home?
Or away from the rat race of Melbourne.

if a player makes a decision based on more money it’s not a go home factor issue and that’s fine. 

If they make a career defining decision due to a city being busy with traffic or too hectic well that’s pretty astounding. 

If i got paid big money to live away with a new ‘family’ of 45 mates to play footy i’d think i’m the luckiest bloke in the world. 

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My fav thing about Kane is how much energy he put into the Petty discourse this week, to then say he is the 2nd most overhyped player of the trade period etc. Just calma Kane lol

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52 minutes ago, DubDee said:

if a player makes a decision based on more money it’s not a go home factor issue and that’s fine. 

If they make a career defining decision due to a city being busy with traffic or too hectic well that’s pretty astounding. 

If i got paid big money to live away with a new ‘family’ of 45 mates to play footy i’d think i’m the luckiest bloke in the world. 

Continuing my story from above.
My old man was [censored] off when I shot through.
"There's no jobs up there, yadda, yadda, yadda."
"You want your whole life to be a holiday.", to which I thought .... "What's wrong with that."
I was at the stage of contemplating going back to Melbourne there for abit.
I knocked off work.
Went to the pub, got a couple of Beam cans and was on the Murray river with a fishing rod in the water watching the cockies fly by within' 10 mins.
There was no way I could do that in Melbourne and made my decision there and then to stay.
Never looked back from that moment.
10years later the old man comes to visit.
I loaded him in the car, launched the boat 200m from my house and took him for a burn up the river.
He looked around and declared, "Geez, ya got it made."
One of my proudest moments TBH.

Not everything is about money man.
Though I was doing ok in that dept as well.

 

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