List Mgmt. 2017 - Trading and Free Agency

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  1. Clems Knee

    Clems Knee Norm Smith Medallist

    Fremantle
    Aug 15, 2009
    5,608
    Perth
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  2. wayToGo_

    wayToGo_ Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Oct 24, 2015
    4,815
    Not a joke. His Christian faith is really important to him, as is his mother who is battling cancer. Seems like he has his head screwed on. He's also a former basketballer (and a really good one) so surely he'd prefer to watch the Wildcats each week in the Perth Arena (amongst 13k people) over that 36ers mob.
     
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  3. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,233
    #2978 meima, Jul 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
    Sorry I didn't know that
    WTG , Clems Knee

    .is he that good ? without the (wildcats) story will you still keen on getting him .
     
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  4. tonygeeks

    tonygeeks All Australian

    Fremantle
    Sep 11, 2016
    690
    It's nice to be better at those ' measurable ' type traits but as a KPD you can overcome them if you are great at reading the ball in flight , strong in the one on ones and can judge the should I stay or should I go moments ala one of the most underrated current KPD's Heath Grundy
    Some one who has seen him more at WAFL level might be able to paint a clearer picture


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  5. tonygeeks

    tonygeeks All Australian

    Fremantle
    Sep 11, 2016
    690
    How can you possibly combine Christianity and Phycology that is so counter intuitive I'm tipping great internal turmoil which will manifest in some strange way a bit further down the line .... buyer beware


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  6. FreoMonocle

    FreoMonocle Premium Gold

    Fremantle
    Apr 25, 2011
    831
    If he hangs around in hotel rooms a lot (joys of afl)... Maybe we replace the bedside copies of Gideons Bible with Nietzsches "The Gay Science" (god is dead after all).

    AFL and christianity are odd bedfellows in my books and it wasn't helpful up in the Gold Coast - thinking of GAJ and the rest of the playing group.
     
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  7. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,233
    #2982 meima, Jul 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
    As far as I concern , I don't care what religious the players are on as long you don't have people kill (themselves and other) thinking there will be 12 sexy lady waiting for them in heaven .
     
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  8. Docker82

    Docker82 Club Legend

    Fremantle
    Jun 21, 2013
    2,125
    Anywhere. Any time.
    Agree with this. He's better than most pure depth players and tbh I don't think we are as well covered as most think IF Brennan Cox turns out to be a KPF for us inside the best 22. I'd rather keep Collins than rob Peter to play Paul every time Hamling or Pearce is injured next year. Long term I'd want us to develop something better (if Collins can improve his weaknesses could even be him) but I doubt we'll use a decent pick on a KPD when we've got so many other holes to fill so it's probably a late/rookie selection if at all. I'd prefer him to stay but wouldn't be overly fussed if he walked. I just think there's a few better KPDs running around in the reserves that may be of a little more interest to opposition clubs which will probably mean he's on our list next year.
     
  9. FreoMonocle

    FreoMonocle Premium Gold

    Fremantle
    Apr 25, 2011
    831
    I do - if they make their way to captain as with GAJ in GC. But in this particular instance, well, Hackdorn has signed Fyfe up to us for a few more years, so won't be a problem.
     
  10. Tayl0r

    Tayl0r Moderator

    Fremantle
    Jul 16, 2009
    25,538
    Perth
    ... you know Fyfe crosses himself before the bounce, right?
     
  11. _007_

    _007_ All Australian

    Fremantle
    Jun 30, 2014
    800
    Virgin dog confirmed.
     

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  12. freo_leo29

    freo_leo29 Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    Oct 20, 2010
    2,797
    Perth
    but Fyfe is god so he is just praying to himself
     
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  13. TheMcManusNose

    TheMcManusNose Club Legend

    Fremantle
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    Apr 21, 2014
    1,963
    Agreed, for me he is in the Silvagni bucket of 'excellent backup, probably don't want him playing 22 games as your main KPD'

    Not sure where this talk of looking for more opportunity is coming from though. He's played a decent amount of games with us over 1.5 years, and is clearly rated over Dawson going forward. He was under the Hawks' nose for a year and they didn't pick him up before us.
     
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  14. BigKep

    BigKep Draftee

    Fremantle
    Jul 15, 2017
    19
    In terms of what we need next season I would think we desperately need a small forward to replace Ballantyne who will probably not play on beyond 2018. A back-up ruckman as Sandi and Apeness are injury prone and I don't think Clarke and Griffin will be on the list at the end of the season. Another tall forward, and probably some midfield depth.

    I think it would be silly of us not to take Liam Ryan from Subiaco. His form in the last 18-24 months has been irresistible.
    To cover the ruck we could pick up a mature age prospect like Tom Goodwin from the VFL. He is only a ruckman and doesn't offer as much around the ground but he's the best ready made option available if Sandi and Darcy were to go down with injury. As a TF who would be a good pickup?
     
  15. eastfreo75

    eastfreo75 Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Feb 11, 2011
    3,230
    pakenham
    Very narrow view of both Christianity and psychology.
     
  16. ydraw

    ydraw Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Apr 27, 2015
    4,495
    He dd go to Aquinas.

    Then again lots of country parents tell their kids to cross themselves so they can get into Aquinas and pay half the fees that you'd pay in an Anglican private school :D
     
  17. Gussman

    Gussman Team Captain

    Fremantle
    Oct 14, 2016
    560
    A lot of good comes out of Aquinas. Fyfe, Duffield, Peter Bell, Ben Allan and the academy kid Jason Carter all went/go to Aquinas.

    On the non freo side of things: Simon Black, Patrick Cripps, Elliot Yeo, Quinten Lynch and Daniel Kerr.

    Some fairly decent footballers there. Maybe Jesus does help them a little.
     
  18. meima

    meima Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Jun 5, 2015
    12,233
    I thought mother Mary ?
     
  19. jedi mind tricks

    jedi mind tricks Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Mar 13, 2011
    10,236
    Dream State
    Simon Black hardly came out of AQ.

    He lasted 1 semester in year 10 and left
    He never played a footy game for them either. He hated Aquinas as much as I did. We both went from our previous high school Corpus (both forced by our parents) over there and he left before I did.

    He however was a terrific footballer as a junior and I was very lucky to have played many seasons with him for Bullcreek JFC.

    That aside Aq has produced some terrific footy players over the years.
     
  20. Gussman

    Gussman Team Captain

    Fremantle
    Oct 14, 2016
    560
    Allow me to have my subjective view point, damn you.
     
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  21. Wally Walpamur

    Wally Walpamur Premium Gold

    Fremantle
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    Chelsea, Boston Celtics
    Sep 23, 2016
    2,191
    Palmyra
    Fellow Corpus ulumni here. Shit house school and I would never consider sending my child there.

    All the Aquinas guys my age were absolute flogs and rightly got their asses kicked every at every party.
     
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  22. rgauci

    rgauci Norm Smith Medallist

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    Jul 16, 2004
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    Fremantle
    You forgot one, me.
     
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  23. rgauci

    rgauci Norm Smith Medallist

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    Jul 16, 2004
    7,776
    Fremantle
    I think my previous post is flog like.

    Never got my ass kicked at a party though.
     
  24. jedi mind tricks

    jedi mind tricks Brownlow Medallist

    Fremantle
    Mar 13, 2011
    10,236
    Dream State
    I agree with you on everything else mate sorry
     
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  25. ydraw

    ydraw Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Apr 27, 2015
    4,495
    Good footy school too Corpus. I went to Narrogin and after we won country week in 1993 we had to play them in a 1 off. McManus and the Carr brothers played for them. McManus was already playing WAFL league at that stage. We got flogged.
     
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