Player Watch #21: Callum Coleman-Jones - Welcome to North, CCJ! [NM trade RTarrant, 2022 R2, 2021 #40 for CCJ & 2021 #42 & #47]

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Ocha905

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That said I recall at least one poster bemoaning strongly that we didn't just get what we could for him.
Guilty as charged.
Won't belabor my point since it was exceedingly unpopular. Just thought if someone wants out and has a better deal in place with more opportunity we shouldn't deny a player his wishes if the deal is fair (and I think a future 3rd was fair).
However obviously the club and many posters in the know see a future for him so I hope they are proven right and I look like a dunce.

edit- change 'you' to 'they are'
 

Lomas

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Guilty as charged.
Won't belabor my point since it was exceedingly unpopular. Just thought if someone wants out and has a better deal in place with more opportunity we shouldn't deny a player his wishes if the deal is fair (and I think a future 3rd was fair).
However obviously the club and many posters in the know see a future for him so I hope you are proven right and I look like a dunce.
Who are you?
 

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Usayed Givashe

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Most people don’t. But you do already know that of course, and it’s part of your roguish charm.

I still reserve the right to call you a campaigner every now and then.

Must admit, it holds more weight when you say it.

Ps: The baseball is amazing, somehow even better in Spanish.
 

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Coward. Not you, I like this posting of yours. But CCJ.

Imagine not wanting to screw over your former employer (who didn’t sign you up when they had the chance) - so what do you do, you screw over the club paying you overs to have you sit in the VFL for 4 years. (Possible if Edwards and Comben stay fit/come on quicker than expected).

Or you don’t see the world like I do?
CCJ was happy not to go through the Preseason Draft. From his perspective it means he becomes a NMFC player now. But that’s not saying he wouldn’t have done so had it become a requirement. He says as much in the interview. The deal we made to trade for him is on us. Not him. I think Rawling needs to go to the Big Sam Market in StAlbans to see how haggling is done. :stern look
 

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I think the point is that something coming our way for doing them a favour seems like the right thing to do, and this didn't happen.

After all, we're not a registered charity.
I don't get this. We don't know the motivation for that deal.

Maybe we thought a future second and CCJ was worth it for two picks at 40 and 41 or the chance to trade into the top 20 this year and when that option came up it was our main focus - ie lets get this chance at pick 27 sorted this season and let the chips fall where they may next year.

If we do end up with pick 27 then we've effectively swapped Taz, 40 and next year's second rounder for CCJ, pick 27 this year and next year's fouth rounder. That is a much better outcome for us over the next few years isn't it?

Maybe we are having a shot at getting CCJ, pick 27 and next year's fourth rounder for Taz, 40 and next year's second. So its not necessarily doing them a favour. Even without that maybe we've identified two or three players we think will slide to mid third round and want a good shot at getting them.
 

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Seem to focus a bit on past issues and wanting to get Richmond fair compensation. Do you think that is in response to the feeling we paid more than we had to?
Yep, we had em shaking in their boots with our very measured response to the trade.
 

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