He seems like a much more happy go lucky type compared to Bruhn. I think he will be staying. I don't think we would be moving on Taranto, Hopper and Bruhn if we weren't confident Green and Callaghan we're staying.I know, I absolutely love him and would find that abhorrent.
I’ve not heard anything about him being unhappy so he’s probably just focusing on getting his foot right but if he doesn’t do it by mid next year then….
I think its easy for us supporters to say we just hold him but clubs think differently and are more conclusive to players needs and wants , It also has negative implications with team make up going foward when a player checks out and specially with a new coach.My guess is that if that's all that can be offered...we will be holding him to his contract. Maybe not what you wanna hear but I think that we are playing long game here and our cap issues can be absolved at the end of next year too before Green and Callaghan need to re-sign.
Hopper is worth more than that.
no Soldo or junk players. He's a champ.
My understanding is that Hopper was told to explore his options. I understand where you are coming from...we won't win every trade. But I don't feel like that trade package is even close to a fair representation of his value. GWS has been staunch on these things before.I think its easy for us supporters to say we just hold him but clubs think differently and are more conclusive to players needs and wants , It also has negative implications with team make up going foward when a player checks out and specially with a new coach.
Player managers have a massive say in things and these things get done, Similar to when Caldwell left
both sides did alot of huffing and puffing but it got done and you dont have to win every trade and clubs do let players go for unders specially a player like Hopper who has given great service for a long period of time. I dont believe Giants would hold him back for a pick that might be 10 spots beter
Lets see how things end up
Finn ain't leaving. I have a good feeling about him.Personally I’m ok with those two selections for Hopper. I think they will be very good next year but let’s say for argument sake it’s Pick 14, that’s a valuable asset in what is shaping as a very good draft.
If you consider we’ll probably be average again next year so let’s say we get Pick 7 and if we somehow are able to wrangle Geelong’s 1st which will be 16-18 all of a sudden prior to trading we will have a very good hand.
Then when Finn leaves we get another 1st rounder (I joke….maybe…nah I joke ) and we have 4 1st rounders in a potential super draft.
Thanks for your thoughts.What the GC did in recruiting CHOL into their team was put their salary cap over the edge and now they are losing talent & picks off their list to accomodate. I honestly think if the Giants are playing a Richmond / Collingwood type brand we will be fine with KPF and make do
No, no-one's claimed to be ITK with GWS on this board. If someone is, and hasn't outed themselves, I suggest they'll continue to stay quiet ... or can PM you if they do want some main board glory.Hi everyone, pardon the intrusion. Currently working on a little project for the main board and I was hoping to grab the names of any ITK posters here on the Giants board. Cheers.
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"He's a required player" + "he's contracted" + "we love him" = he's so very highly rated that with pick 37 that's more than enough to get the Bruhn deal done if GWS are only reasonable
Geelong has shut down any talk of tall Esava Ratugolea moving to Port Adelaide after he struggled to win an AFL spot in 2022. Ratugolea played just four senior games in 2022, but the Cats insist he's a required player. "We love Esava. He's had some conversations, such is the AFL world, but he's contracted and we love him," Cats list manager Andrew Mackie said.
Presumably no Port move = no GWS move ... if you believe Club List Managers!