Strategy Bring back Jack Lukosius and Izak Rankine!!

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The Suns have big money to shell out. They have lost their two highest paid players last year, and are trying to prove they wont lose any more young talent. So if Rankine was on $80k this year, and next, the GC just re did his contract so that he is on $250-300k in years 2, 3 and 4.
Of course he would sign.

The earlier players are taken in the draft, the more cash they earn in their first year. First-round draftees receive more money than second-rounders, who also earn more than draftees taken in the third round or later.
For instance, players taken in the top 20 picks this November will be on a base salary of $95,000 in 2019. They’ll also receive $4000 per senior match and bonuses for reaching certain game milestones (ie. they’ll earn a $12,000 bonus if they play over 15 games).
Those figures, under the CBA, will increase for their second year in 2020, with the base salary jumping to anywhere between $100,000 and $130,000, depending on the amount of games the players have played in their first season in 2019. (The full player payment breakdown can be viewed in the CBA on the AFL Players’ Association’s website.)
 

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WheresGroomgone

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The Suns have big money to shell out. They have lost their two highest paid players last year, and are trying to prove they wont lose any more young talent. So if Rankine was on $80k this year, and next, the GC just re did his contract so that he is on $250-300k in years 2, 3 and 4.
Of course he would sign.

Exactly unless other clubs had whispered in his ear actual dollar amounts what 18-19 year old is going to turn that down particularly if you haven't actually played a game yet?
He is currently loving the sun and time to teach his dog new tricks - which are quite impressive.
 

Cleric

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Exactly unless other clubs had whispered in his ear actual dollar amounts what 18-19 year old is going to turn that down particularly if you haven't actually played a game yet?
He is currently loving the sun and time to teach his dog new tricks - which are quite impressive.
Yeah what will be will be. Cant win them all.
 

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It may have been floated already but what about;
CROWS get: Jack Lukosius + Izak Rankine
SUNS get: Bryce Gibbs + Myles Poholke + Andy Otten + Richard Douglas + Pick 2 + 3rd round pick

Gibbs is done with us, but could offer experience. Poholke I just am not sold is in our long term plans but he deserves to get a chance. Otten + Douglas could be worth a year just to add some experience/leadership support and I think Otten especially has coaching aspirations. Pick 2 in this years draft is incredibly valuable as it means they can keep Rowell and Anderson together + they can use the 3rd round pick on another one of their teammates, build a cluster.

They are going to lose Rankine and Luko in the next couple years anyway, time to start filling the team out.
I love the heavy weighting in our favour
 

Murray2503

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Smells of desperation from GC.

Luko hasn’t signed, King hasn’t signed, but both are playing.

Rankine, no games, but extended.
He can still leave anytime but makes it harder for the club acquiring him. It also locks in his pay another club would need to match to acquire him. I presume gold coast offered him crazy money. Afl probably also threw in some marketing dollars.
 

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Iva Bigun

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as long as the AFL don't shaft us by giving GC a PP, we are very well set. If what some others on our board have mentioned comes to pass re Greenwood, then if Luko is out of the question, we should be targeting their Brisbane 1st - it may be that Greenwood and our 2nd for their Brisbane 1st is a possibility and then it would give us a great draft hand
There is some talk about Greenwood on our board, he would certainly be an asset, we have no 2nd or 3rd rounders so negotiations will be interesting if it indeed happens
 

Jarman3

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There is some talk about Greenwood on our board, he would certainly be an asset, we have no 2nd or 3rd rounders so negotiations will be interesting if it indeed happens
Well if Tony Cochrane has sufficiently little dignity that he actually goes asking the AFL for a priority pick, you may well end up with pick 19 which could be useful currency in that kind of trade.
 

CrowEater888

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Rankine signing on is a disaster.
I disagree.

As I mentioned earlier, I think the signing smacks of desperation from GC. Rankine has not set the world ablaze since he went up there. I think it's fair to argue that his trade value has diminished since the draft.

GC extended his contract on potential, not output, which is a dangerous thing to do. If he doesn't meet that expectation and he walks away from GC, then his further diminished trade value will be a bargain for us.
 

Murray2503

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I disagree.

As I mentioned earlier, I think the signing smacks of desperation from GC. Rankine has not set the world ablaze since he went up there. I think it's fair to argue that his trade value has diminished since the draft.

GC extended his contract on potential, not output, which is a dangerous thing to do. If he doesn't meet that expectation and he walks away from GC, then his further diminished trade value will be a bargain for us.
Its a smart move by rankine. He locks in good coin and if he has a breakout year he leaves at the end of the year on even more coin. Contracts mean nothing, they are just leverage. If he is continually injured he has just locked in 600k for 3 years. He will likely leave after 1 decent season to a vic club or us if we get our s**t together.
 

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Its a smart move by rankine. He locks in good coin and if he has a breakout year he leaves at the end of the year on even more coin. Contracts mean nothing, they are just leverage. Likely a vic club or us if we get our s**t together will acquire him.
I was firmly in the boat he leaves last year - he wanted to be a crow. However it seems from his social media exploits and that he did not come back to Adelaide on his break leads me to think he has bought in to the lifestyle up there and it would not surprise if he stayed there for some time to come.. We need to move on as that ship has sailed. Luko may be much more gettable OR Haggis might just decide that our midfield really really needs an Anderson running around thgre next year
 

Murray2503

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I was firmly in the boat he leaves last year - he wanted to be a crow. However it seems from his social media exploits and that he did not come back to Adelaide on his break leads me to think he has bought in to the lifestyle up there and it would not surprise if he stayed there for some time to come.. We need to move on as that ship has sailed. Luko may be much more gettable OR Haggis might just decide that our midfield really really needs an Anderson running around thgre next year
Luko is gettable. Club should look at a trade that involves Greenwood, Knight, Gibbs, Atkins. Those experienced bodies are exactly what gold coast needs, not 18 year old kids.
 

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Gold Coast are lobbying for the first round draft pick because they can’t compete since their inception.

I think the afl should apologise to all the other clubs and admit the expansion into Qld was a failure and clubs lost players for nothing.
I think it’s Adelaide who needs to apologise. If you’d let us beat you just once, the AFL could argue that the Suns have shown to be competitive by beating every side on at least one occasion, but no you have to smash us every time we play. It’s a bad look for the game ;)
 
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