List Mgmt. 2019 Trade & Free Agency Thread V2

jclei

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Dec 22, 2010
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It's about time clubs took a stand against contracted players trying to strongarm their way out. In most leagues around the world, offering contracts to other teams' contracted players is called tampering, and you get fined and/or lose draft picks if caught doing it. In AFL it gets lauded and celebrated. Papley, Hill, Daniher, Kelly, Bruce etc all have signed contracts, and then changed their mind and expect to be traded. What's even worse is they expect to be able to demand where they will be traded to. It makes the AFL more of a laughing stock than it otherwise already is, and the sooner a few clubs stand up to this crap the better, for the good of the competition.
Completely agree.

In the NBA there have been a heap of fines lately for 'tampering' for seemlingly innocent comments made in the media about contracted players. I wouldnt expect it to get that far but clearly the AFL need to tighten up on this
 

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Waynesworld

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May 28, 2012
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It's about time clubs took a stand against contracted players trying to strongarm their way out. In most leagues around the world, offering contracts to other teams' contracted players is called tampering, and you get fined and/or lose draft picks if caught doing it. In AFL it gets lauded and celebrated. Papley, Hill, Daniher, Kelly, Bruce etc all have signed contracts, and then changed their mind and expect to be traded. What's even worse is they expect to be able to demand where they will be traded to. It makes the AFL more of a laughing stock than it otherwise already is, and the sooner a few clubs stand up to this crap the better, for the good of the competition.
On top of that i reckon players are seeing stupid money being offered, especially during recent trade periods where there is not a lot on offer, and trying to jump on board even when, as you have said, they have signed a contract in good faith.

Greed.
 

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Hatchy1992

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Oct 10, 2010
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Smart move for both of them. (GWS and STK)

Can't be held over a barrel by Freo for something they don't have.

Now have an additional first round pick for Howard, Jones etc.
I'm of the thought they'd be using those picks and 2020 first just for Hill. Could well be wrong though.
 

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