List Mgmt. A Fair Stretch Or Not?

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JJ bemused by "trade talk" speculation.

Anyone else getting the vibe JJ's just a tad worried there might actually be some substance to the speculation?

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-15/a-fair-stretch-outoffavour-crow-bemused-by-trade-talk

'A fair stretch': Out-of-favour Crow bemused by trade talk

ADELAIDE'S out-of-favour forward Josh Jenkins is bemused by speculation he's on the AFL trade table.


Jenkins was dropped by Adelaide four matches ago and the Crows have won every game since.


The 30-year-old says anything is possible but believes it's a "fair stretch" to assume he's trade bait.




The first he heard about the trade talk was when his brother contacted him after seeing a social media post linking the key forward to Hawthorn and other Victorian-based clubs.


"I guess there's a possibility,'' Jenkins told SEN radio on Wednesday.


"It's a fair reach.


"Funnily I had my brother reach out to me ... asking if I was being traded because he saw something was on Facebook.


"I was in this situation, only for one week admittedly in 2017 and got to play a Grand Final (that year).


"Things can change quickly but it would be a fair stretch to make that assumption at the moment."
 

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For me, it all comes back to the fact that you can't trade a contracted player if they don't want to go. Yes, you can tell them they won't get games if they stay, but they can't do anything if the player calls their bluff and tells the club, "Too bad, I'm sticking around anyway."
 

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For me, it all comes back to the fact that you can't trade a contracted player if they don't want to go. Yes, you can tell them they won't get games if they stay, but they can't do anything if the player calls their bluff and tells the club, "Too bad, I'm sticking around anyway."
If you tell a player they are done at AFL level and they don't care, you should pay out their contract immediately and sack them.

Players without desire to play at the highest level have no place at the club
 

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If you tell a player they are done at AFL level and they don't care, you should pay out their contract immediately and sack them.

Players without desire to play at the highest level have no place at the club
He's not going to say, "I'm done." He'll say, "I think I can win back my spot in the best 22 and I'm happy to stick around and prove that."
 

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Should have kept Dear, no reason he couldn’t have given a contest at the highest level. The game that I saw at Strathalbyn Dear outperformed JJ comfortabley but never got the opportunity.
Don't think he's playing any football anymore, so not sure if his heart is in it or not.
 

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Should have kept Dear, no reason he couldn’t have given a contest at the highest level. The game that I saw at Strathalbyn Dear outperformed JJ comfortabley but never got the opportunity.
The other side of that argument is with Himmelberg being the prospect he is, it made Dear a list clogger. That said, I do reckon we thought Jenkins would be alright for longer, but that's sport for you.
 

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Anyone playing in the SANFL is a risk of being traded, so no it’s not a stretch.

I believe JJ still has a role for us if EH fizzles out during the season. This season is not a guarantee whether we still need JJ or we won’t be missing him. It really boils down to how much form JJ can find versus how much EH can gain more in form for 2019.
 

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Article says Jenkins is contracted til the end of the 2022 season, but isn't it the 2021 season? (he signed a five year deal in 2016 which would cover 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).

There's a bloody long way to go in this season yet, I'm sure he'll play for us again in 2019 at some point.
 
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