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Compensation for the loss of Angus


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I know some may feel this is too early and it's certainly out of place in the thread about Angus' retirement, but hearing something positve here will give me some relief.  What if anything can the club expect from those %#&#^s at the AFL?

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3 minutes ago, Its Time for Another said:

I'd say we'll be getting nothing for Agnus. Unlikely to get much for Angus as well. Maynard should be held responsible but of course wasn't. 

If I could fix my typos I would.

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Nothing, we were the ones that signed him on a long term deal knowing he could be done at any moment.

Medical retirement should mean Gus is taken care of by the league and not salary cap.

The only other thing we should’ve got / should get is access to a replacement player by the SSP.

It’s crazy to have the deadline last week and Gus announced now. Provision should be made for medical retirements before the first bounce of the season proper.

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We should be pressing very very very hard and in a robust fashion for compo

We (wrongly in my view) played the good corp citizen at the time and let the AFL run a wet lettuce prosecution and said nothing in the media, so they owe us

I feel like we may be positioning for this as the media statement is very very clear about this being consequent to the QF knock specifically and not the cumulative effects (noting he’d been ok for 6 years). 
 

I wonder if we might be mentioning potential legal action . That’s what I’d be doing

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7 minutes ago, sue said:

I know some may feel this is too early and it's certainly out of place in the thread about Angus' retirement, but hearing something positve here will give me some relief.  What if anything can the club expect from those %#&#^s at the AFL?

Not quite sure what you are expecting when you say ‘compensation’ but I would expect we would be able to remove his salary from the salary cap and a spot would be opened up on the list ala long term injury protocol

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1 minute ago, Superunknown said:

We should be pressing very very very hard and in a robust fashion for compo

We (wrongly in my view) played the good corp citizen at the time and let the AFL run a wet lettuce prosecution and said nothing in the media, so they owe us

I feel like we may be positioning for this as the media statement is very very clear about this being consequent to the QF knock specifically and not the cumulative effects (noting he’d been ok for 6 years). 
 

I wonder if we might be mentioning potential legal action . That’s what I’d be doing

Ala North Melbourne style

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1 minute ago, IRW said:

I suggest Maynard might consider that an unworthy slur.Not so much actionable ,just stupid.

I trust Angus will give us some genuine joy rather than being the basis for some "wanna be's "pathetic retribution.

 

Sorry what? Why is it unworthy? He has form and was he not on the record about going out to do some damage?

in any case, that’s hardly a slur, especially relative to some of the other disconnected-from-reality comments and behaviour from their fans. Speaking of deplorables…..

 

*ducks for cover*

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1 minute ago, IRW said:

I suggest Maynard might consider that an unworthy slur.Not so much actionable ,just stupid.

 

Frankly my dear I couldn't give a damn what Maynard thinks about anything. I have a strong view about the reckless intent of that incident. I'm not going to discuss it any further. 

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If the AFL has created a substitute for game day to compensate a team that loses a player due to concussion, it would seem to me a logical step for the AFL to allow a team to replace a player on its list who is forced into a medical retirement because of concussion. Clubs should not have to be forced to wait to do so until the next available draft period. If nothing else, it puts unnecessary pressure on players contemplating retirement due to concussion who may feel they are leaving their team one short.  

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21 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Nothing, we were the ones that signed him on a long term deal knowing he could be done at any moment.

Medical retirement should mean Gus is taken care of by the league and not salary cap.

The only other thing we should’ve got / should get is access to a replacement player by the SSP.

It’s crazy to have the deadline last week and Gus announced now. Provision should be made for medical retirements before the first bounce of the season proper.

That first paragraph is a terrible take. He had gone years without concussion and then was knocked into next year with a huge hit that could have caused brain damage to anyone.

Agree that we should be allowed to sign a replacement player. I’m not sure what other compensation we can reasonably expect.

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C'mon, all you legal eagle Demonlanders! Who can Gus and the club sue? Gus is now an invalid from being a player and should be compensated. This has ramifications long beyond his playing career and the retirement was premised on changes already developing in his brain since the big hit.

 

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Can we request Maynard to be dressed in sackcloth and walked through the streets whilst people throw fruit at him and hurl abuse?

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1 minute ago, Ouch! said:

Can we request Maynard to be dressed in sackcloth and walked through the streets whilst people throw fruit at him and hurl abuse?

only if he is accompanied by AFL heavies and their journalist sycophants.

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