Prediction Bookmarked! Should we have paid Jake Lever 800k per year for 4 years to retain him?

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by kulak, Oct 8, 2017.

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Should we have paid Jake Lever 800k per year for 4 years to retain him?

Poll closed Oct 22, 2017.
  1. No - we made the correct decision to let him go

    98 vote(s)
    92.5%
  2. Yes - we should have retained him

    8 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. kulak

    kulak Club Legend

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    This is your chance to get on the record, so that you can say 'I told you so" in 1 or 2 years. When everything happens just like you said it would.

    (Appreciate there is plenty of discussion elsewhere already. At a minimum all I expect this thread to add is a poll which I won't amend, and the word 'Bookmarked' so it's easy to find in the future.)
     

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  2. GreyCrow

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    No. Happy to move on from this :At That Price

    My price was low $600,000
     
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  3. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Club Legend

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    It will be like watching an old episode of beyond 2000, but in the future.

    What a great show that was.
     
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  4. Rorys458

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    Good player but culture much more important
     
  5. Drugs Are Bad Mackay?

    Drugs Are Bad Mackay? Moderator

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    No. Spend the big dollars elsewhere on the field.

    This assumes we spend the dollars though. If it goes towards another 'war chest' that we never tap into then we may as well have paid him a million per season.
     
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  6. Crowked

    Crowked Norm Smith Medallist

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    No. He's very replaceable.

    Frees up the money that should make sure M Crouch & Sloane extend beyond 2018.
     
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  7. Crowbling

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    Waiting for Melbourne and Port fans to vote Yes.
     
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  8. mattyb2607

    mattyb2607 Premiership Player

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    nope not worth that money as 3rd key defender
     
  9. crowded house

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    That kind of money should be for elite players in their prime. In Lever's position Rance and McGovern (both a lot better, though Lever may one day catch up). Wouldnt even think of spending that money on anyone else in defense.

    This is before getting into the point that Lever seems to have shown himself as a bit of a campaigner.
     
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  10. Swooping Crow

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    No. Get stuffed Jake.
     
  11. The Sloane Ranger

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    Wow another Jake Lever thread
     

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  12. Daniel1812

    Daniel1812 Brownlow Medallist

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    No. Not that sort of money for a 3rd tall..
     
  13. Iron

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    Yes.

    All my calls are wrong eventually so I'm doing the ol' reverse psychology.
     
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  14. Murray2503

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    Club played this well. Leaver has shown that he is not the character we want at our club. Less we hear about him now the better. No more threads about him thanks.
     
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  15. Golumless

    Golumless Drunk off dihydrogen monoxide.

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    In our current system?

    **** no. Dude is a unaccountable defender, and barely worth 400k in our system.

    If we are going to truly push him to be a KPD?

    Maybe.
     
  16. Plugger46

    Plugger46 All Australian

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    I think we will regret it in the future but sitting here right now I'm comfortable with not offering him 8 hundred thousand a year to be our erd best defender
     
  17. Bicks

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    I just want the campaigner's stain completely wiped from the AFC's memory. I care little if he wins multiple AA's etc, he's proven without a doubt he's a shit bloke. Tex has pegged him that's all the convincing I need.
     
  18. fairfooty

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    Yep. That says it all. Tex is behaving like a true Captain - and the rest of the league sees that (AFL Captain of the year twice).
     
  19. hellboy1975

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    Yeah, but not sure the whole mess has done our culture any good...
     
  20. Rory Walkerfield

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    Best to cut the cancer out now.
     
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  21. Slippery Pete

    Slippery Pete Brownlow Medallist

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    Jake Lever is a very good player. But is he worth the upwards of $800k Melbourne are paying him? No.

    We could really profit from this, if we play our cards right.
     
  22. Starchild78

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    I would have been pissed if we paid him what Melbourne are paying him.
     
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  23. danger_to_walker

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    He's going to be a top notch player, but not sure if he becomes a true CHB. As a 3rd tall/HBF, he's replaceable, and absolutely not worth spending that cash on. Add in the fact that he put a price on his head, demanding to be the highest paid player at he club, or he's leaving, get rid of him quick smart and use the currency (and cash) to improve more important areas on the ground.
     
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  24. TheKev

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    Nope. Don't want want toxic back-stabbing shit stain personalities at my football club, no matter how great (which he isn't really) you are.
     
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  25. Magma

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    he will be a very good player if he is allowed to be unaccountable. but the main difference between him and rance is that rance held together that richmond backline for years. i wouldn't back lever to beat an opponent directly (at this stage) if say talia wasnt playing.

    it's a lot of money for a guy who is third man up. plus his personality and decisions in the last few weeks/months have shown we were right to not give in to every demand.
     

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