Status in Question AFL and Coniglio's GWS deal

Mr Miyagi

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AFL was involved under the table. If this happened at any other club, there would be blue murder. Serious questions should be asked of the AFL about the deal to keep Coniglio at the Giants, considering how much they want to keep him there. If you think it's as simple as GWS offering Coniglio a deal he couldn't refuse, and the AFL didn't do anything shady to keep him a Giant, then I'm Buddy Franklin.
 

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arfadunger

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TBH, wouldn't be surprised if he got some marketing allowance from the AFL on top of his GWS salary to promote GWS and the AFL in Sydney. Not that that would be an unusual thing for a marquee player.
 

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Gralin

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Honestly half the stuff that goes on with player deals and movement or lack there of never sees the light of day.

If a few presidents other than Jeff kick up a stink about this then maybe there is something to talk about. You'd think if the AFL have influenced this much then other clubs would be wary about it.

All said and done he wouldn't have signed for 7 years if he wasn't willing to stay.
 

master bate

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I'd rather some dodgy extra payments to keep star players at a fledgling club than handing all Northern state clubs an advantage like Cola, retention allowances and marketing allowances.

In this case I reckon it's Coniglio the well paid multicultural ambassador despite Italian Australians playing AFL footy for decades. Anyway, care factor minimal.
 

master bate

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Perhaps, but is it any different to Victorian clubs giving players heaps of 3rd party allowances? Just a matter of Sydney not being as marketable of a city as Melbourne for AFL players.
The BS with that one comes from the star players in Sydney always being highly marketable - both back in to Melbourne and in Sydney.

The 2nd and 3rd tier guys don't get much but the 2nd and 3rd tier guys at clubs like Melb, North, St Kilda etc get stuff all as well. When you see Grigg and Townsend on a billboard it's clear the Tigers have an advantage but comparing Sydney clubs to Coll/Ess/Rich rather than a lot of other Melbourne sides isn't accurate.

If they want to bring something in for the Giants players they'll have to bring it in for North players too.
 

Tedeski

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AFL was involved under the table. If this happened at any other club, there would be blue murder. Serious questions should be asked of the AFL about the deal to keep Coniglio at the Giants, considering how much they want to keep him there. If you think it's as simple as GWS offering Coniglio a deal he couldn't refuse, and the AFL didn't do anything shady to keep him a Giant, then I'm Buddy Franklin.
What rubbish.
He has stayed for less money.
 

Off Tap

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AFL was involved under the table. If this happened at any other club, there would be blue murder. Serious questions should be asked of the AFL about the deal to keep Coniglio at the Giants, considering how much they want to keep him there. If you think it's as simple as GWS offering Coniglio a deal he couldn't refuse, and the AFL didn't do anything shady to keep him a Giant, then I'm Buddy Franklin.
The AFL wanted Lynch to stay at the Suns.

What's the conspiracy with that one?
 

jwint43

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Even Gil isn't silly enough to say his preference is for Cogs to stay and then do some dodgy under the table deal. They were always confident he was going to re-sign and it seems they have a real close knit team and enjoy playing for a club they helped build. Nothing to see here.
 

Slartibartfast

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Even Gil isn't silly enough to say his preference is for Cogs to stay and then do some dodgy under the table deal. They were always confident he was going to re-sign and it seems they have a real close knit team and enjoy playing for a club they helped build. Nothing to see here.
Yeah right, Gil would never do anything dodgy to ensure his preferred outcomes
comes true.
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