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teagueyubeauty

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Makes zero sense for me
Me too, it’s not 2016. We have a senior core that nicely splits across the 22-28 age range now not the gulf between the young and old like we had.

If it’s to fill a need, absolutely think about it, but we have players on our list that can and will play the role/s he does that need to play


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Gavstar

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Getting a bit disheartened we are 1/3 way through the season without 2 key players signed one of which is the Captain.

Whereas Petracca and Toby Greene's extended and have showed long term commitment to their clubs.

Lets have a new Carlton rule, if you want the Captaincy you must be signed for at least 2 more years at the club at the start of the season.
 

Bokan

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Getting a bit disheartened we are 1/3 way through the season without 2 key players signed one of which is the Captain.

Whereas Petracca and Toby Greene's extended and have showed long term commitment to their clubs.

Lets have a new Carlton rule, if you want the Captaincy you must be signed for at least 2 more years at the club at the start of the season.
They (trac and Greene) have literally just extended, if you said this comment two days ago it would be false - just chill on the chicken little stuff when we have little to no indication as to needing to freak out

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Magruder

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Wait What...
ferrisb, is now the Brodie Grundy of posters? :tongueoutv1:
Or be like Skadoosh and receive a handball in the goal square and get a sh*t load of likes ie posting from Bluemour rumours discussion thread to the non discussion thread...................just kidding Skadoosh, love your work:)
skadoosh is now the Matthew Lloyd of posters ?

HBF is obviously the Brent Harvey...
 

Wickzki

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Getting a bit disheartened we are 1/3 way through the season without 2 key players signed one of which is the Captain.

Whereas Petracca and Toby Greene's extended and have showed long term commitment to their clubs.

Lets have a new Carlton rule, if you want the Captaincy you must be signed for at least 2 more years at the club at the start of the season.
Petracca and Greene both signed today.

It can just as easily be argued that both Greene and Petracca have now established the market for player re-signing this year.

Greene got 5 years and was born 18 months before Cripps.

Petracca got 7 years and was born 10 months after Cripps.

The market has now set Cripps on a 6-year deal at probably just a tad under Petracca (so 800-850k per year).
 

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Broadside

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Petracca and Greene both signed today.

It can just as easily be argued that both Greene and Petracca have now established the market for player re-signing this year.

Greene got 5 years and was born 18 months before Cripps.

Petracca got 7 years and was born 10 months after Cripps.

The market has now set Cripps on a 6-year deal at probably just a tad under Petracca (so 800-850k per year).
that's too much given he is banged up with much reduced form the last 18 months - I think he and his manager would recognise that would be an overreach. 6 years would be...brave.
 
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Wickzki

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that's too much given he is banged up with much reduced form the last 18 months - I think he and his manager would recognise that would be an overreach. 6 years would be...brave.
Then I say to you this: if we don't give Patrick that type of offer he'll get it somewhere. I'd argue the price is perhaps high but again, he'll get overs (probably more than that) elsewhere.

Edit: Further, given the reported value and length of the contract we signed Zac Williams to anything less and you're putting Cripps on a lesser contract than that. It's just not going to happen.
 

Gavstar

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Then I say to you this: if we don't give Patrick that type of offer he'll get it somewhere. I'd argue the price is perhaps high but again, he'll get overs (probably more than that) elsewhere.
If he was willing to anywhere potentially, but if he's looking westward my understanding was Weagles have committed not to chase big salaried player due to pay cuts and Freo has a tight salary cap.
 

Broadside

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Then I say to you this: if we don't give Patrick that type of offer he'll get it somewhere. I'd argue the price is perhaps high but again, he'll get overs (probably more than that) elsewhere.
Possibly, he has to do what is best for his career and make hay while the sun shines, but the club has to be sensible too. Seems like he is a done deal, hopefully a medium is reached. Not sure he'll be playing anywhere in 6 years.
 

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Getting a bit disheartened we are 1/3 way through the season without 2 key players signed one of which is the Captain.

Whereas Petracca and Toby Greene's extended and have showed long term commitment to their clubs.

Lets have a new Carlton rule, if you want the Captaincy you must be signed for at least 2 more years at the club at the start of the season.

Captain Bont hasn't re-signed yet.
 

FRUMPY

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Then I say to you this: if we don't give Patrick that type of offer he'll get it somewhere. I'd argue the price is perhaps high but again, he'll get overs (probably more than that) elsewhere.

Edit: Further, given the reported value and length of the contract we signed Zac Williams to anything less and you're putting Cripps on a lesser contract than that. It's just not going to happen.
The club would be dumb to give him any more than 4 years and i would say this may be the sticking point.
 

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If he was willing to anywhere potentially, but if he's looking westward my understanding was Weagles have committed not to chase big salaried player due to pay cuts and Freo has a tight salary cap.
There are always exceptions to the rule.

If you asked the West Coast players whether they'd prefer the club sign Patrick Cripps or stick by their statement I guarantee you there's not a player on the list who would turn that option down.

As far as Fremantle, clubs will find a way to create cap space for an elite player. Not every club screws their list as badly as Collingwood did.


I have faith that the club will find a way to do what is right by Patrick and for the club itself.
 

Dramoth

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Because pretty much every single big-name player drags out contract talks in their 8th season.

1st year of FA eligibility is the biggest opportunity a player will have in their career to extract max $ contract.
Merrett hasn't re-signed... and I've been listening to Wick telling me that Merrett is weeks away from re-signing with the drug cheats.
 

The Bighouse

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Braddles is still out there somwh

that's too much given he is banged up with much reduced form the last 18 months - I think he and his manager would recognise that would be an overreach. 6 years would be...brave.
Probably wishes he didn’t (try to) kick on his left on the w/end. Minus another $200K P/A in my book.
 

Dramoth

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Bravo.
The W.O.S. still won't respond to the fact that the Bont, Merritt etc are still unsigned in the same circumstances.

Jezza stormed out of the club to move to stkilda, koutas long term contract absolutely killed us but we decided to pay up rather than lose him.

Sticks and braddles both thought long and hard about going home and we had to up offers to keep them.

All are club greats but didn't play as amatuers. Pretty sure crippa will stay but he us already a club great.

Pretty sad pathetic attack to be honest from someone the board would be much better off without. Going to be glorious when (hopefully) crippa re-signs.
Pretty sure that everyone who played before the salary cap came in was considered an amateur. Before 1987 and the expansion of the league and the introduction... the game was still an amateur sport.
 

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