List Mgmt. 2024 List Mismanagement and Trading

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Yep that ship has sailed
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Given how badly and how long we have needed genuine star mids I’m maybe going a little early here, but I wonder whether our #1 need is now actually an A grade hbf. If we could uograde a Milera, Smith or Hinge level player to a Coleman/Sinclair/NWM level player we’d be so much more threatening.
 
Given how badly and how long we have needed genuine star mids I’m maybe going a little early here, but I wonder whether our #1 need is now actually an A grade hbf. If we could uograde a Milera, Smith or Hinge level player to a Coleman/Sinclair/NWM level player we’d be so much more threatening.
Either way, NWM should absolutely be a 2025 target

Him and Rankine in the same team would save lives
 
Either way, NWM should absolutely be a 2025 target

Him and Rankine in the same team would save lives
I am looking forward to seeing who we can bring in over the next 2 offseasons.
2026 I think we will begin peaking at the top.

Laird, Dawson, Crouch, Milera still there in their late 20s or early 30s.
Rachele, Thilthorpe, Rankine, Michalanney, Curtin, Soligo, Pedlar, Worrell, Murray, Fogarty, Hinge, Jones, Berry all in their prime.
Edwards, Ryan, Dowling, Nankervis all establishing themselves as AFL players.
Either Keane or Butts grabbing that 2nd KPD spot.

Add 3 senior quality players (trade/free agency) and Welsh via FS and we really have no excuses to not be playing off in a grand final very shortly.
 

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Study was always important for him and it was mentioned by someone here that he needed to complete his studies in Melbourne (also I recall an interview him saying this).


So you made it up
 
So you made it up
What did I made up? I said ROB stated he will need to be in Melbourne to complete his studies in an interview and Mutineer mentioned he heard the same, are you jumping the gun again before reading the entire discussion. I noticed you didn't replied to my post correcting you but decided to respond to this without reading the entire discussion (did you press the lol to the post too fast) lol.
 

according to this we did ask about Sparrow last year with McAdam trade

The Crows haven’t given up hope of luring a rising Demon back to South Australia, with a young gun’s signature now a premium at Melbourne after Angus Brayshaw’s shock retirement.


He could sign a two-year extension through to free agency or a longer deal to give him security given the salary cap is set to 2027.
 
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according to this we did ask about Sparrow last year with McAdam trade

The Crows haven’t given up hope of luring a rising Demon back to South Australia, with a young gun’s signature now a premium at Melbourne after Angus Brayshaw’s shock retirement.


Adelaide has expressed interest in luring Melbourne’s emerging midfield star Tom Sparrow home as he holds off contract talks until he established his role in the club’s star-studded midfield.
Sparrow is still likely to re-sign with the Demons but Angus Brayshaw’s sudden medical retirement has put a premium on the 23-year-old’s signature at Melbourne.

Sparrow was taken at pick 23 in the 2018 national draft after growing up in the Adelaide Hills and looks set for a breakout season after 67 games in the last three years including the 2021 premiership.

His three-goal, 20-possession outing against Carlton in last week’s community series game highlighted his potential as an inside mid who can still go forward to take overhead marks and hit the scoreboard.

As Adelaide and Melbourne haggled over the Shane McAdam trade the Crows asked about whether Sparrow or Harrison Petty might be involved in that deal.

The Demons quickly shut down the Crows but Adelaide has again asked about his availability.

In the end Adelaide threw a monster offer at Petty that involved him being paid over $1 million in the first season of a front-ended five-year deal worth $4 million.

Melbourne shut down that trade request but could have to ward off the Crows interest again given Petty made no secret of the fact he and his partner are at some stage keen to return to South Australia.

In an AFL environment where the salary cap will go up again by 12 per cent next season Sparrow can expect a significant pay rise to remain at Melbourne.

He is seen as a loyal player who enjoys living in Victoria, so if he can frank his pre-season form in the early rounds of the year it will give both parties a chance to broker a deal.

Ideally the Demons would have loved to have locked him away already but they are comfortable with their progress so far.

He could sign a two-year extension through to free agency or a longer deal to give him security given the salary cap is set to 2027.


Melbourne is still in talks with the AFL about whether they can exempt some or all of Brayshaw’s salary for the next four seasons after he was medically retired by the AFL.

He is due more than $3 million in a deal to 2028 with Demons football boss Alan Richardson confident the AFL will work with the club on a resolution that helps the Demons’ cap picture.

Finding a way to place some of his salary outside the cap will help in the retention of Sparrow and Petty, who the club is keen to offer a long-term deal past 2025 when he hits free agency.
Going to be interesting to see what formula the AFL use for exempting part of Brayshaw's layout, given there is likely to be more cases.

Hope they come up with something fair & apply it consistently going forward.
 
Going to be interesting to see what formula the AFL use for exempting part of Brayshaw's layout, given there is likely to be more cases.

Hope they come up with something fair & apply it consistently going forward.
I didn't see the AFL helping us out in Seedsman's contract and concussion which looks a more severe case than Brayshaws
Maybe clubs need to be more careful offering 7 year contract, especially to players who have a history of concussion
 

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