Player Watch #22: Todd Goldstein - Re-signed until end 2022!

mouncey2franklin

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Whoever is Goldstein's manager is a dead set genius and deserves every sip of the champagne he likely celebrated this one with.

Three years for a 31yo ruckman in a team which hasn't made finals in years.

As for Goldstein himself, did anybody listen to that press conference? He said some bizarre things, and that is putting it nicely.

By the way, if Geelong truly did offer more money and four years then Chris Scotts and co have gone completely mad.

I doubt it though.
 

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Mordecai

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Whoever is Goldstein's manager is a dead set genius and deserves every sip of the champagne he likely celebrated this one with.

Three years for a 31yo ruckman in a team which hasn't made finals in years.

As for Goldstein himself, did anybody listen to that press conference? He said some bizarre things, and that is putting it nicely.


By the way, if Geelong truly did offer more money and four years then Chris Scotts and co have gone completely mad.

I doubt it though.
Tldl?
 

WD Roo

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Whoever is Goldstein's manager is a dead set genius and deserves every sip of the champagne he likely celebrated this one with.

Three years for a 31yo ruckman in a team which hasn't made finals in years.

As for Goldstein himself, did anybody listen to that press conference? He said some bizarre things, and that is putting it nicely.

By the way, if Geelong truly did offer more money and four years then Chris Scotts and co have gone completely mad.

I doubt it though.
Or did Geelong just jack his price up like we did Collingwood for De Goey?
 

The Y Factor

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I am confused by the thread.

The facts are unclear;
- I’ve read it’s 2+ a trigger or 3 years, we don’t actually know
- I’ve read Geelong offered 4 years but who knows
- I’ve read Geelong we’re offering 600K per year - we don’t really know
- I’ve read Goldy stayed at North for less years and less coin - who really knows how much he getting paid
- I’ve read we would have gotten pick 9 compo - total speculative crap

What I do know is;
- A top 3-4 ruckman in the league has signed to us
- We have cap space coming out our ears
- Geelong won’t be getting a top 3 ruck
- Goldy has played 21+ games a year for a decade
- Goldy is a known resilience machine that gets better the more he works
- Goldy will be a ROO FOR LIFE

I’m happy and I can’t see a reason not to be.
 

Firestarter

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I am confused by the thread.

The facts are unclear;
- I’ve read it’s 2+ a trigger or 3 years, we don’t actually know
- I’ve read Geelong offered 4 years but who knows
- I’ve read Geelong we’re offering 600K per year - we don’t really know
- I’ve read Goldy stayed at North for less years and less coin - who really knows how much he getting paid
- I’ve read we would have gotten pick 9 compo - total speculative crap

What I do know is;
- A top 3-4 ruckman in the league has signed to us
- We have cap space coming out our ears
- Geelong won’t be getting a top 3 ruck
- Goldy has played 21+ games a year for a decade
- Goldy is a known resilience machine that gets better the more he works
- Goldy will be a ROO FOR LIFE

I’m happy and I can’t see a reason not to be.
You've also read that he is allegedly an underachiever who only performs well when he needs a new contract.
 

Tectonic

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Watched it, nothing untoward.

He did say that he was flattered to have interest from multiple clubs, and that the goal of contract negotiations was to get a good result in terms of years and dollars for him to start planning for life after footy.
One reporter posed a question about wether it was tempting to head to Geelong and play alongside "so many once in a generation talents" and he replied that any team can turn up on the day and he's just as much a shot at a premiership here as anywhere.

Joked about the port game being part of the negotiating strategy, and had to remind a reporter that Higgins is still contracted.


I don't understand why we resent footy players who aim to get the best money deal they can. I do it with my work, I'm sure everyone does.
 

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Watched it, nothing untoward.

He did say that he was flattered to have interest from multiple clubs, and that the goal of contract negotiations was to get a good result in terms of years and dollars for him to start planning for life after footy.
One reporter posed a question about wether it was tempting to head to Geelong and play alongside "so many once in a generation talents" and he replied that any team can turn up on the day and he's just as much a shot at a premiership here as anywhere.

Joked about the port game being part of the negotiating strategy, and had to remind a reporter that Higgins is still contracted.


I don't understand why we resent footy players who aim to get the best money deal they can. I do it with my work, I'm sure everyone does.
Should pop in here and remind some posters as well.
 

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Good ruckmen don’t grow on trees.

If it comes to a good ruckman I personally think age is irrelevant because it’s only 1 position on the ground and they are one of the most valuable positions. Geelong are begging for a ruckman and they are close to a grand final.
 

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TennisPlayerAndy

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Agreed. Goldstein is going to outlive the retirement age for his profession by 50+ years. I don't blame any player for trying to get as much coin as they can.
He will have earned close to $10m dollars by the time he retires. Plus super.

On average, most people will have earned $3.5-4m by retirement.
 

The Y Factor

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He will have earned close to $10m dollars by the time he retires. Plus super.

On average, most people will have earned $3.5-4m by retirement.

Goldy isn’t the ‘average ‘ person though.

What does the average person that is currently the second most taps in history and one of the best at what he does for his career and like a top 5 ruck of all time stats wise by the time he retires - what does that persons earn by retirement?

You can’t compare that stuff
 

TennisPlayerAndy

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Goldy isn’t the ‘average ‘ person though.

What does the average person that is currently the second most taps in history and one of the best at what he does for his career and like a top 5 ruck of all time stats wise by the time he retires - what does that persons earn by retirement?

You can’t compare that stuff
The point was made that he needed to maximize his income as his vocation has a short career compared to most others.

My point is he's earnt 3-4x more than the average wage for someone's entire life, in fifteen years.

He's not going to suffer financially. And if he does, something has gone really wrong.
 

Tectonic

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The point was made that he needed to maximize his income as his vocation has a short career compared to most others.

My point is he's earnt 3-4x more than the average wage for someone's entire life, in fifteen years.

He's not going to suffer financially. And if he does, something has gone really wrong.
I stand by my opinion that in the world we live in he's totally in the right to maximise his earnings while he can.
 

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An added bonus of Goldy signing on is that Kane Cornes was quite unhappy about it, his angle this morning was "3 years for a 31 yo, what were North Melbourne thinking ? ", didn't take long for several people to remind him that Geelong were offering 4 years, at more $$$$'s, that was the last I heard it mentioned. :)
 

ozzyoslo

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Goldy isn’t the ‘average ‘ person though.

What does the average person that is currently the second most taps in history and one of the best at what he does for his career and like a top 5 ruck of all time stats wise by the time he retires - what does that persons earn by retirement?

You can’t compare that stuff
Jesus......bragging about him being the 2nd best tap out ruck man in football history didnt really equate to club success. Did it?
That's what we're all here for......club success. He's played at the club when weve been devoid of a quality A grade midfield squad, it's not Goldstein's fault I know but frapping about it, hasn't exactly brought us what we spend our hard earned for.
Sure we came close but the list management team struggled (as have many) during a time when all clubs had one arm tied behind their backs building a decent squad.
Good luck to Todd, he's a fine upstanding person /player representing our club, he's been well renumerated for his services during his playing career. Those that find joy in that, well then that's nice. If it helps showing the football world outside the club and that it helps us in drafting/recruiting/poaching players going forward well then I'm happy.
 
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LuvtheKangas

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He will have earned close to $10m dollars by the time he retires. Plus super.

On average, most people will have earned $3.5-4m by retirement.
I doubt that. Not sure you've done the maths too well here.

And super wouldn't be on top, even if you are just adding up the (very rubbery) numbers and forgetting about tax, living expenses and maintenance. It's included in the gross.

PS - and so what if he does much better than everyone else?
 

LuvtheKangas

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Jesus......bragging about him being the 2nd best tap out ruck man in football history didnt really equate to club success. Did it?
That's what we're all here for......club success. He's played at the club when weve been devoid of a quality A grade midfield squad, it's not Goldstein's fault I know but frapping about it, hasn't exactly brought us what we spend our hard earned for.
Sure we came close but the list management team struggled (as have many) during a time when all clubs had one arm tied behind their backs building a decent squad.
Good luck to Todd, he's a fine upstanding person /player representing our club, he's been well renumerated for his services during his playing career. Those that find joy in that, well then that's nice. If it helps showing the football world outside the club and that it helps us in drafting/recruiting/poaching players going forward well then I'm thappy.
You can't help yourself. It's pathetic.
 

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