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I am happy with McHenry.

With our development and his attitude he will be just as good as Rankine.

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Only if Rankine stays at GC and his development is somehow stifled. However under our system Rankine would in my opinion become one of the best players in the comp and possibly could become the best he is that skillful. McHenry I feel can become a really hard arse player for us - maybe in the Ballantine mould where he is a golakicker and makes life really hard for opponents with his niggle and pressure
 

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What do you mean?

Gold Coast wouldn't have the same long standing AFL networks and established host families that other clubs would
Living with the CEO? You'd be happy after a run of players leaving the AFC if we started moving draftees in to live with Fagan?

1. It's total amateur hour

2. It reeks of desperation

3. The CEO will be an ever present part of these kids lives while he tries to convince them to sign long term contracts
 

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Living with the CEO? You'd be happy after a run of players leaving the AFC if we started moving draftees in to live with Fagan?

1. It's total amateur hour

2. It reeks of desperation

3. The CEO will be an ever present part of these kids lives while he tries to convince them to sign long term contracts
If you want a job done properly, do it yourself? If it works, it will be a masterstroke. But it doesn't sound like a good idea. It should help them be as professional as they possibly can be. But are they going to enjoy themselves outside of footy? Go to work. Come home and live with the boss who isnt even a local. I wouldnt be happy if the Crows did it. But the word creepy implies something more sinister which is ridiculous.
 

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If you want a job done properly, do it yourself? If it works, it will be a masterstroke. But it doesn't sound like a good idea. It should help them be as professional as they possibly can be. But are they going to enjoy themselves outside of footy? Go to work. Come home and live with the boss who isnt even a local. I wouldnt be happy if the Crows did it. But the word creepy implies something more sinister which is ridiculous.
Why not? It's not like they have to stay with Evans. They seem actually very happy with arrangements for the time being. Rankine moved out after a couple of months and lives now with Lemmens. Suns have host families (e.g. looking after academy players). Some players share houses. By the way, Evans parents live close by, that was also one of the reasons why he moved to GC, to look after them.
 

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Why not? It's not like they have to stay with Evans. They seem actually very happy with arrangements for the time being. Rankine moved out after a couple of months and lives now with Lemmens. Suns have host families (e.g. looking after academy players). Some players share houses. By the way, Evans parents live close by, that was also one of the reasons why he moved to GC, to look after them.
If its short term, then no issues at all. Get them settled in and focused and then let them be. I was commenting on the idea that it would be for the whole year. In which case, it could be stifling. Also, forget about the idea that they want to leave the gold coast. Even if they want to stay, its in their best interests to hold off on their contract until late next season. Because clubs like WB paid Boyd $7m to get him just for his potential. So if they can show some serious potential early, then the next contract offer from Gold Coast should be a lot higher than the one you are likely to put in front of them next month. So if Luko's manager is telling him, lets wait and hes putting off the contracts during the day and then going home to live with the CEO at night, its just an added layer of pressure and awkwardness that you dont want. These kids shouldnt have to face that pressure actually. It might work and a bit of guilt may just sway them to sign it early. But if I was Luko, I would not be signing anything early unless it had 7 zeros on it, because it is a serious possibility in 18 months time.
 

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“Mark and Lynne are great people. They have been looking after me and Jack Lukosius. I think we are staying there for the first year, which will be good to find our feet and settle in,” King told foxsports.com.au during Gold Coast’s recent visit to Fox Footy.

“He has a great business mind and a great footy mind, so the dinner time chats have been very interesting.



“Both of us don’t know how to cook at this stage, so they have really helped us settle in pretty well and have been so helpful with the cooking.”
 

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If its short term, then no issues at all. Get them settled in and focused and then let them be. I was commenting on the idea that it would be for the whole year. In which case, it could be stifling. Also, forget about the idea that they want to leave the gold coast. Even if they want to stay, its in their best interests to hold off on their contract until late next season. Because clubs like WB paid Boyd $7m to get him just for his potential. So if they can show some serious potential early, then the next contract offer from Gold Coast should be a lot higher than the one you are likely to put in front of them next month. So if Luko's manager is telling him, lets wait and hes putting off the contracts during the day and then going home to live with the CEO at night, its just an added layer of pressure and awkwardness that you dont want. These kids shouldnt have to face that pressure actually. It might work and a bit of guilt may just sway them to sign it early. But if I was Luko, I would not be signing anything early unless it had 7 zeros on it, because it is a serious possibility in 18 months time.
According to Evans Suns will talk to Lukosius, Rankine, King about contract extension within 1-2 months. Most top 10 draftees now usually sign within first year (all from the last draft?).

Suns actually never had problem with draftees contract extension. Ainsworth, Brodie, Bowes, Scrimshaw extended in their first preseason all together. Last year in the middle of Lynch mess, Ballard and Powell extended in their first year too. It will be interesting. I expect them all to add extra 2 years to their contract.
 

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According to Evans Suns will talk to Lukosius, Rankine, King about contract extension within 1-2 months. Most top 10 draftees now usually sign within first year (all from the last draft?).

Suns actually never had problem with draftees contract extension. Ainsworth, Brodie, Bowes, Scrimshaw extended in their first preseason all together. Last year in the middle of Lynch mess, Ballard and Powell extended in their first year too. It will be interesting. I expect them all to add extra 2 years to their contract.
He did say they’ve had discussions which haven’t progressed and they will try again in 1-2 months. If the boys don’t, it will be interesting.

Why the hell did you recruit 2 SA guns? I’d be happy for you to keep your young players just not these 2!
 

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He did say they’ve had discussions which haven’t progressed and they will try again in 1-2 months. If the boys don’t, it will be interesting.

Why the hell did you recruit 2 SA guns? I’d be happy for you to keep your young players just not these 2!
Sign this or there’s no dinner tonight.
 

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He did say they’ve had discussions which haven’t progressed and they will try again in 1-2 months. If the boys don’t, it will be interesting.

Why the hell did you recruit 2 SA guns? I’d be happy for you to keep your young players just not these 2!
Yes, they has some preliminary discussions.

Suns turned into the HUB of SA players and also coaches. I suggest to watch Ballard too. He will be a great player.

I also have to say I like Francou and Kaesler. Hopefully, they develop young players as well as Crows!
 

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Luko looked all class in early play there centring to player in golasquare. Can see the reason he was so highly rated from that play alone
 
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