Not the most exciting news in comparison to what else is happening at the moment.... however, we will be meeting with officials from Adidas, Puma, New Balance and ISC over the next few weeks to explore our options ahead of the end of our contract with Nike (2019).
5 year deal with an option of a 6th year at $1,000,000 a year for Dylan Shiel.
Future 1st round and pick #25 should land both Setterfield and Shiel. If not we might have to offer up a player for a sweetener, who that player would be I wouldn’t have a clue.
Carlton met with Setterfield today and we are currently the front runners for him. Essendon have offered him abit more money but his keen to get to us. Shiel will meet with the club tomorrow.
Now people with say Shiel will cost us more but SOS will argue the fact that we he will be a free agent next year and the compensation won’t be as much as our future 1st round pick. Setterfield is likely worth a very last 1st round pick and SOS will say well we have an early second round pick and maybe we pay some of the salary from the boys to get it done. It doesn’t matter what the other clubs can offer Shiel because he wants to come to us so it isn’t an issue.
Shiel has another meeting with the club tomorrow. Club expecting to be told either way his intentions shortly after that meeting. I'd say the chances are dramatically lower of landing him than they were a week ago, still very much a possibility. If he decides on hawks and then they are unable to get the deal done, blues won't step in and make an offer. SOS & bolts want players that are committed to the club.
If Shiel doesn't get done, setterfield becomes much easier.
Carlton will only trade One State League player. Levi will be traded. Liam Jones a chance to go to GWS as a part of a trade. Scrimshaw not coming to carlton we don't want him. Goddard a chance but will come down to numbers. Michael B will not be playing for us next year. Pick one may be used but not for a straight swap for Shiel. Brodie will play out his contract.