Player Watch #26 Sam Weideman - signed until 2021

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Literally never happened before
Nah it happens, just privately. Weid will be on the market. Clubs will say to Weid’s manager what they will offer in contract, trade and scenario terms; Weid’s manager then goes to Melbourne on the trade terms. Club sets a price based on the market and suggests who they will do a deal with.
 

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Nah it happens, just privately. Weid will be on the market. Clubs will say to Weid’s manager what they will offer in contract, trade and scenario terms; Weid’s manager then goes to Melbourne on the trade terms. Club sets a price based on the market and suggests who they will do a deal with.
Weid will pick a club and we will get whatever the fu** they have in draft picks which is often not enough. There's no draft bidding war.
 

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Nah it happens, just privately. Weid will be on the market. Clubs will say to Weid’s manager what they will offer in contract, trade and scenario terms; Weid’s manager then goes to Melbourne on the trade terms. Club sets a price based on the market and suggests who they will do a deal with.
Add the variable that managers make sh*t up to inflate their client’s ‘market rate’. A lot of smoke and mirrors in this business. If you’re in a commanding position in terms of having a side in the top four with decent premiership aspirations (which we are) you’d just ignore the noise, table a fair offer that fits in with your salary cap plans, then let the player decide if he wants to risk going to a sh*t club for a few extra dollars and better job security.
 

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There isn’t going to be a bidding war on Weid in terms of draft picks, he would nominate a club then we do business with them.
 

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If he requested a trade hope not Collingwood they have nothing to offer in my opinion. wouldn‘t be disappointed if Sydney came hard I’d take Oliver Florent for him he be alright on the other wing. But really want him to stay.
 

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collingwood have nothing to offer with everything they DO have going to try and get their father son pick next year. If weid wanted to go to collingwood we'd get a bag of potato chips and a 2028 3rd rounder at their current rate
 

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Weid will be on the market.
Why do you think that? All evidence at the moment is that TMac is in good form but has no real job security. If he has a quiet game, he'll be out. Same with Brown once he finds his feet. Weideman will get a chance, just needs to keep playing well at VFL level.
 

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Why do you think that? All evidence at the moment is that TMac is in good form but has no real job security. If he has a quiet game, he'll be out. Same with Brown once he finds his feet. Weideman will get a chance, just needs to keep playing well at VFL level.
Yep, Tmac concerns me!

I can see it now, we trade Weid off the back of a Tom McDonald master season only for 2020 version Tmac turning up in 2022.
 

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It is nice having depth for the KPF posts though! Remember when Brad Miller was our #1 target?

Weid comes straight in if one of Brown/Slick/Tmac are unavailable or dropped. IMO Jackson should always be playing if fit, it works so well being able to free up Gawn around the ground.
 

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Can expect the media to speculate on Weideman while he remains out of contract . I wonder if we have offered him a contract or what the situation is .
 

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Yep, Tmac concerns me!

I can see it now, we trade Weid off the back of a Tom McDonald master season only for 2020 version Tmac turning up in 2022.
Lol so McDonald's had 2.5 really good seasons as a forward and Weid has had 2 finals games yet Mcdonald is the one more likely to get crap?
 

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Lol so McDonald's had 2.5 really good seasons as a forward and Weid has had 2 finals games yet Mcdonald is the one more likely to get crap?
A poster on Demonland said we’d be mad to let Weid go when “he’s on the verge of becoming an A grader”. Honestly, what have we seen from Weid in 50 games at senior level that has elevated him above C grade let alone B grade? He’s kicking goals at Casey which is great. In the ones he’s shown little more than glimpses to date. Even in those finals games a few of them fell fortuitously into his lap.
 
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A poster on Demonland said we’d be mad to let Weid go when “he’s on the verge of becoming an A grader”. Honestly, what have we seen from Weid in 50 games at senior level that has elevated him above C grade let alone B grade? He’s kicking goals at Casey which is great. In the ones he’s shown little more than glimpses to date. Even in those finals games a few of them fortuitously fell into his lap.
******* lol
 

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people forgetting weid is out of contract we could end up with fu** all. cant hold him to fu** all so hopefully we sign him up. not going to be injury free all year nor will we be in years to come. TMac basically plays as a half forward/winger anyway. They all play different we can fit them all in. west Coast play with 2 rucks and 3 big forwards. gawn/Jackson cover the ground better than their rucks Brown is the Kennedy sort fu** knows if browns massive gps numbers are from his 100m a run up as I've never seen him live. Weid and TMac cover the ground better than Allen and Darling.
 

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If I had the option to stay with a club that was in contention for a flag or get more playing time at a cellar dweller club, I know what I would choose.
He'll be back in the team for any player form slumps or injuries.
Weid's manager is just trying to get a better deal for him at Melbourne, can't blame him for trying.
 

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If I had the option to stay with a club that was in contention for a flag or get more playing time at a cellar dweller club, I know what I would choose.
He'll be back in the team for any player form slumps or injuries.
Weid's manager is just trying to get a better deal for him at Melbourne, can't blame him for trying.
Nah every kids dream is to play AFL, not watch a premiership from the bench.
 

Crusty Demon

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Is he close mates with anyone at the club? How does he fit in? I reckon this list has similar vibes to the Cats list a decade or so ago that were all close and wanted to stay together for a better chance of success.
 

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