Universal Love #2 Nathan Jones - Second All Time Games Played

Gysberts2Bate

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Liked Blight's idea of GC going for the Crouch brothers, allowing Adelaide to reset. He said 1 & 2, but GC would want something in return (maybe pick 10(ish)
Both of the Crouch brothers have had average years and are hugely overrated IMO. That would leave Adelaide with picks 1, 2 and 4 in the draft, would be unprecedented in the history of the game for a finals bound side.
 

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samcantstandya

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If Nathan Jones doesn't get another year I'm done with this club
I support Melbourne. Players come & go. They retire or get a tap on the shoulder. I want us to be successful and not at the expense of being sentimental. If he gets a game on merit great. But if he isn't there nect year for whatever reason I will continue to support the jumper.
 

Tulip

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Liked Blight's idea of GC going for the Crouch brothers, allowing Adelaide to reset. He said 1 & 2, but GC would want something in return (maybe pick 10(ish)
Would Adelaide really take that? The Crouch brothers are young and A-grade? They're the two they need to keep!
 

CWaffles

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Would Adelaide really take that? The Crouch brothers are young and A-grade? They're the two they need to keep!
It doesn't make sense, greeting rid of 2 very good players for picks 1 and 2 which comes with a risk. They would basically give up 2 ready A grade mids for 2 young kids who could be anything.... they need to upgrade their mid tier players not their top end talent
 

rhaz

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So he is with us for at least another year. :hearts:

He needs 14 more games to hit 300, I reckon that is almost a certainty.

Needs 21 more to pass Neitz as our games record holder - that might be harder, but given his durability I wouldn't write it off. A Boak-like renaissance would be awesome.
 

TheDarkDwarf

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So he is with us for at least another year. :hearts:

He needs 14 more games to hit 300, I reckon that is almost a certainty.

Needs 21 more to pass Neitz as our games record holder - that might be harder, but given his durability I wouldn't write it off. A Boak-like renaissance would be awesome.
I am firmly in your camp in regard to Nathan's position, he has been an extremely loyal and hard working servant of the Club and I hope he breaks Neitz's record. But it is my understanding that the culture in the club is apparently at an all time low at the moment, and it centres around Jones and the lead up to his his contract negotiations. Some one might know a bit more about this and I would love to know if this is the case. and has it been resolved?
 

schmuttt

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I am firmly in your camp in regard to Nathan's position, he has been an extremely loyal and hard working servant of the Club and I hope he breaks Neitz's record. But it is my understanding that the culture in the club is apparently at an all time low at the moment, and it centres around Jones and the lead up to his his contract negotiations. Some one might know a bit more about this and I would love to know if this is the case. and has it been resolved?
Might want to elaborate further mate.
 

Dancing Potato

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I am firmly in your camp in regard to Nathan's position, he has been an extremely loyal and hard working servant of the Club and I hope he breaks Neitz's record. But it is my understanding that the culture in the club is apparently at an all time low at the moment, and it centres around Jones and the lead up to his his contract negotiations. Some one might know a bit more about this and I would love to know if this is the case. and has it been resolved?
The culture is low because people feel he was lowballed or because people feel he wanted too much and/or shouldn't play on?
 

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saj_21

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I am firmly in your camp in regard to Nathan's position, he has been an extremely loyal and hard working servant of the Club and I hope he breaks Neitz's record. But it is my understanding that the culture in the club is apparently at an all time low at the moment, and it centres around Jones and the lead up to his his contract negotiations. Some one might know a bit more about this and I would love to know if this is the case. and has it been resolved?
Not shooting the messenger here, but fu** me if that is enough to drag the entire club/playing group down then we may as well fold.
 

pjfairbairn

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The culture is low because people feel he was lowballed or because people feel he wanted too much and/or shouldn't play on?
Max Gawn is the only person at the club qualified to have that opinion, and he wouldn't.

Loyalty and culture can't be manufactured, and giving this bloke the ass when he is comfortably in our top 30 players and an all-time great of the club is ridiculous.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Max Gawn is the only person at the club qualified to have that opinion, and he wouldn't.

Loyalty and culture can't be manufactured, and giving this bloke the ass when he is comfortably in our top 30 players and an all-time great of the club is ridiculous.
Was he being given the ass or just a six figure salary he wasn't happy with?
 

Daemon

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Love the bloke, love his loyalty, but he isn't best 22. Get him to 300 and say thank you very much. No time for sentiment or passengers now.
 

pjfairbairn

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Was he being given the ass or just a six figure salary he wasn't happy with?
Average wage of an AFL player in 2017 was $371,000 as per this quick google search. Happy to pay him that when you include the leadership and marketing impact he brings, plus he can still impact the contest if used correctly.

Be interested to see where he finishes in the B & F, could very well be top 10
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Average wage of an AFL player in 2017 was $371,000 as per this quick google search. Happy to pay him that when you include the leadership and marketing impact he brings, plus he can still impact the contest if used correctly.

Be interested to see where he finishes in the B & F, could very well be top 10
Average wage is just the total payment pool divided by the number of playes, it's meaningless. Median much more useful.
 

Proper Gander

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Average wage of an AFL player in 2017 was $371,000 as per this quick google search. Happy to pay him that when you include the leadership and marketing impact he brings, plus he can still impact the contest if used correctly.

Be interested to see where he finishes in the B & F, could very well be top 10
I’d be a bit shocked if he wasn’t. Genuinely one of our better players in the past year - albeit the bar was exceptionally low.
 

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