Recommitted Brayden Maynard [contracted and staying at Collingwood]

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Rusty Beam

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Often it’s not what they say. It’s what they don’t say. And in this case what they won’t commit to.

One definitely to watch this October.

Lol.

“What they don’t say”. If that’s the case you could make up all kinds of fanciful stories on that basis.

Eg. Ben King hasn’t said he’s not coming to Collingwood so he definitely must be…
 
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Blackhawk42

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Gun rebounding defender, but I feel as though he could become a genuinely good midfielder if given the opportunity. I wonder IF he left if it would be in the mind of a potential suitor?

May not just be limited to teams needing defenders if he requests a move.
 

Dogga6

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Often it’s not what they say. It’s what they don’t say. And in this case what they won’t commit to.

One definitely to watch this October.
Yeah nah.

Hes still contracted for another year. Even if he wanted to request a trade, Collingwood have all the power. Clubs likes Essendon and Geelong have shown they're not afraid to keep players like Daniher and Tim Kelly at the club when requesting trade with still another year left on their contract.

This thread will be worth bring up if Collingwood are in the same position this time next year.
 

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Gun rebounding defender, but I feel as though he could become a genuinely good midfielder if given the opportunity. I wonder IF he left if it would be in the mind of a potential suitor?

May not just be limited to teams needing defenders if he requests a move.
Yeap. Our midfield was a clear weakness this year, and our defense is probably the best in the afl if everyone is fit, and even better than Melbourne.

FB: Jeremy Howe ~ Jordan Roughead ~ Brayden Maynard
HB: Jack Crisp ~ Darcy Moore ~ Isaac Quaynor

The problem is with the departure of Treloar, Stephenson and Phillips, plus a further injury to Adams on top of that, someone had to be sacrificed from our defense to compensate for our midfield.

And that turned out to be Crisp, but if he wasn’t available it would’ve been Maynard.

Maynard has all the tools to be an elite midfielder. Contested beast, runs both ways, excellent tackler, great at extracting the ball from contests, excellent kicking penetration.

Problem is he’s just too valuable down back in that Jeremy Howe/Luke Ryan role, where he can lockdown a small/medium/even smaller KPF (Jack Riewoldt) and still deliver outstanding rebound from down back. Otherwise I definitely think he would be used as a midfielder more.
 

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Zero chance he will be anywhere but Collingwood next season.
 

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Cant see Maynard at the crows end of this season… pies would ask for too much for him..

But can definitely see the crows asking the question of him and his manager.. set the ground work for next year when his contract ends and hes a Free agent (i believe)..

Collingwoods salary cap woes arent going away anytime soon.. they still have a lot of players they need to sign up/hold onto over the next two years..

will they be able to match a very juicy offer the crows put in front of him next year after waving it in front of his nose a few times from now until then?..

Who knows.. time will tell of course.
 

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Cant see Maynard at the crows end of this season… pies would ask for too much for him..

But can definitely see the crows asking the question of him and his manager.. set the ground work for next year when his contract ends and hes a Free agent (i believe)..

Collingwoods salary cap woes arent going away anytime soon.. they still have a lot of players they need to sign up/hold onto over the next two years..

will they be able to match a very juicy offer the crows put in front of him next year after waving it in front of his nose a few times from now until then?..

Who knows.. time will tell of course.

salary cap woes aren’t going away any time soon?
You got the lotto numbers for me to?
 

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Gun rebounding defender, but I feel as though he could become a genuinely good midfielder if given the opportunity. I wonder IF he left if it would be in the mind of a potential suitor?

May not just be limited to teams needing defenders if he requests a move.
I'd be wary of paying big money with the intention of converting his position. He's a proven gun defender, but complete unknown as a mid. Don't want to make the mistake Carlton did with Williams, thinking he'd be anything other than a half back
 

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What is this Melbourne expectation for Maynard anyway? Do they really need him that badly? Is Hibbered done?
 

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duck...Maynard must be really shit if someone called Spuddd wants him gone. ;)

I thought he was actually pretty decent.
WCE could really do with another run and carry defender with a good kick. Has he gone backwards??
 

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fu**...Maynard must be really sh*t if someone called Spuddd wants him gone. ;)

I thought he was actually pretty decent.
WCE could really do with another run and carry defender with a good kick. Has he gone backwards??
I think I’ve mentioned it in this thread, if not another.
He does so much good but also so much bad. His errors are glaring, you can pencil in an opposition goal from a direct turnover/mistake every single game, that’s not even an exaggeration.

I’ve also been very vocal in my disapproval of him as a player and I’m probably on one very extreme side of the conversation.

But you should know as well as anyone else, Maynard makes the right decision on Grand Final Day 2018 (I don’t think he was held) by attacking the ball - our story would be very different. That’s the impact he makes, for all the good, he also costs games.
 

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