Confirmed Aiden Bonar [traded with future 4th to North Melbourne for future 3rd]

Pykie

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Rumours that a number of Melbourne clubs are circling him, with Bonar potentially requesting a move at the end of the year.

Supposedly on pretty decent coin following his contract extension in March of last year of $300-$400k.

What's he worth on an open market?
 

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Pykie

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That growth in tackle numbers is interesting. There was talk early on that his defensive work was very poor, so it looks like they're having him work on it in the NEAFL.
You mean lack of growth?

He's had a drop to 2019.

4.5 tackles per game in his 4 career games as mainly a forward is fairly good. 4.5 is elite for any forward, especially one his size.
 

GUMBLETRON

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Oh, my bad - was reading on my phone, Tapatalk compresses the shit out of pictures, and it looked like 0.3 in 2018.
 

Burtman

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Seems like guys like hately have overtaken him already. If gws don’t see a spot for him in the team I can see them letting him go this year and getting abit of value out of him. Just can’t see how he breaks his way into their midfield
 

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THE_GUN

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Lovee to get him to Richmond , Trade Value if his contract amount of $400k range is correct - Probably #20-#25 range
 

briztoon

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Are any of these rumours published anywhere?
From memory, he was spoken about on the AFL Exchange podcast hosted by Cal Twomey, fairly early on in the season. Think it might have been St Kilda he was linked to.
 

Pykie

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I could see him going.

But if anyone thinks they aren't paying overs to break him free of the contract they are being silly.

We are good at the trade table to our players as last year showed but we won't be rolled when it's in our favour.
Yes, you generally dont fu** around.

I think an early second rounder and another pick upgrade, with a full salary dump is a likely scenario.

Probably similar value to Setterfield in this scenario.
 

MITSUHIRATO

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I haven’t been following him that closely since he has been drafted.

Has he had any injury concerns or flare ups from his knee injuries?

He would be worth perhaps a future second round (and maybe some late change added).
 

bird_man

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Average at neafl level. Would be heading for the scrap heap if he wasn't a high pick
Lol, no he wouldn't.

The kid is in his second year and can't quite crack one of the best sides in the comp.

He looked very promising last year when he got a crack in the seniors and has been named in the best 5 out of 9 games in the two's.
 

Northernsoul74

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Seen our midfield and fwds?

One of the hardest to get into.

Hately has taken his spot so has fallen down the list a bit but is still thought well of.

Pretty much any other side he would of got a go this year.
It’s going to even more difficult next year with the academy kid coming in. He’s going to want games at some point.
 

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