Player Watch #50: Ben Brown - in talks with club for contract extension

Groucho

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How did we treat his father?


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5 games 10 goals.Barassi dropped him and he returned to SA. He did take one specci in the goal square that I recall but don't remember much else. In fairness he returned to the SANFL and had a great year playing as an onballer. I'm pretty sure he was really good in the SOO match that year against the Vics. Just came over too late.
 

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Graham Studley (lol) Cornes OAM is a former Australian rules footballer at a low level and coach, as well as a media flog. Wikipedia

Born: 31 March 1948 (age 71 years), Victoria
Height: 1.89 m
Weight: 76 kg
Spouse: Nicole Cornes
Position: Centre half-sh!thouse
Children: Larry Cornes, Curly Cornes, Moe Cornes, Gia Cornes, Amy Cornes

He would have been 32 when he came to North Melbourne in 79 from memory. At least his wiki page is acurate.
You're missing his kids Foot Cornes and Uni Cornes.
 

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Val Keating

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He tries to emulate his old man. Problem is his dad actually has some degree of intelligence.
You reckon that’s what it is? I don’t know mate. I only hear him once a week on Fridays on SEN. Every week it’s the same thing, he’ll throw out some criticism of the Melbourne based clubs and the supporters fall for it every time and ring up to argue with him. He does Carlton supporters the best, he has those f***ers frothing at the mouth.
 

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You reckon that’s what it is? I don’t know mate. I only hear him once a week on Fridays on SEN. Every week it’s the same thing, he’ll throw out some criticism of the Melbourne based clubs and the supporters fall for it every time and ring up to argue with him. He does Carlton supporters the best, he has those f***ers frothing at the mouth.
His old man was always a troll on the radio but he could string enough words together to form an argument. But Kane, like you said, he just throws bait out there for the sake of it.
 

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Just go away....**** I hate WCE and there supporters. They are disgraceful.
Hate is a very powerful word. The world is coming to and end as we know it and your are all twisted about what exactly? You should make peace with issues that simply arent important and just have a laugh and get on with life. :thumbsu: :)
 

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Obeanie1

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Its a negotiation. He will get his 4 years. He may have to give up something the other way. Brown knows this. His manager knows this. Even Cornes is aware of this. You seem to be the only one who doesn’t have much clue how contracts work.
Ok. So being cute and lowballing you best player who is your highest goal kicker is smart negotiating. Wonder what other players think about that?

I prefer the Eagles method with gun players. Darling, McGovern, Gaff, Yeo, Shuey al . We talk, agree, signed up long term no arguments, deal done no Cornes articles! :cool: :cool: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

You think the Eagles know how contracts work?
 

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Ok. So being cute and lowballing you best player who is your highest goal kicker is smart negotiating. Wonder what other players think about that?

I prefer the Eagles method with gun players. Darling, McGovern, Gaff, Yeo, Shuey al . We talk, agree, signed up long term no arguments, deal done no Cornes articles! :cool: :cool: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

You think the Eagles know how contracts work?
Serious question for you.

Are you actually privy to Ben Brown’s contract status; i.e. you’re his Player Manager or you’re the NMFC Recruitment Manager?
 

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Ok. So being cute and lowballing you best player who is your highest goal kicker is smart negotiating. Wonder what other players think about that?

I prefer the Eagles method with gun players. Darling, McGovern, Gaff, Yeo, Shuey al . We talk, agree, signed up long term no arguments, deal done no Cornes articles! :cool: :cool: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

You think the Eagles know how contracts work?
To be fair we don't have ability to stick a player on the board of a mining company or set him with Hungry Jacks franchise.

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kaboom kid

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You reckon that’s what it is? I don’t know mate. I only hear him once a week on Fridays on SEN. Every week it’s the same thing, he’ll throw out some criticism of the Melbourne based clubs and the supporters fall for it every time and ring up to argue with him. He does Carlton supporters the best, he has those f***ers frothing at the mouth.
Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan as he's a wind up merchant par excellence.....I love it when reads out all the texts that are highly critical/offensive
 

desie

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5 games 10 goals.Barassi dropped him and he returned to SA. He did take one specci in the goal square that I recall but don't remember much else. In fairness he returned to the SANFL and had a great year playing as an onballer. I'm pretty sure he was really good in the SOO match that year against the Vics. Just came over too late.
The weekend after we'd decided to send him back to Glenelg we lost Phil Baker and Malcolm Blight to serious injuries against St Kilda.

We tried to do a u-turn but it was too late. It may not have made any difference, who knows.
 

LuvtheKangas

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Ok. So being cute and lowballing you best player who is your highest goal kicker is smart negotiating. Wonder what other players think about that?

I prefer the Eagles method with gun players. Darling, McGovern, Gaff, Yeo, Shuey al . We talk, agree, signed up long term no arguments, deal done no Cornes articles! :cool: :cool: :thumbsu: :thumbsu:

You think the Eagles know how contracts work?
The reason people aren't taking you seriously is because you swallow the term "low-ball" as if it's the truth.

Face it, you're getting a perverse pleasure from believing that North are doing the wrong thing by their gun full forward, when in fact it's made up hyperbole to sell newspapers / attract listeners. You'd have to be pretty clueless to not realise this.
 

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