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TheSunGod

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I think we’ll play finals in 2022. Most of the improvement will come from natural development of our 2nd to 5th year players.


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Get a decent run with injuries and we’re a chance. The usual soul-destroying injuries to key players and we’re no chance. How Wittsy returns will be very important.
 

The Victorian

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Get a decent run with injuries and we’re a chance. The usual soul-destroying injuries to key players and we’re no chance. How Wittsy returns will be very important.
100%. Injuries will decide whether we make finals or not. If we follow the trend of the past with our big players injured, we won’t be a chance though
 

Bjo187

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Reminds me of when Essendon re-signed knights and worsfold for stability, was an absolute disaster. I actually think an un-signed dew is the perfect scenario. If it's a good season, great, finally on the way up, if it's a bad season - the best coach in history comes in to clean things up and attracts high calibre assistants wanting to work under him.
 

GC2015

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Reminds me of when Essendon re-signed knights and worsfold for stability, was an absolute disaster. I actually think an un-signed dew is the perfect scenario. If it's a good season, great, finally on the way up, if it's a bad season - the best coach in history comes in to clean things up and attracts high calibre assistants wanting to work under him.
I don't mind the idea of re-signing Dew if it creates a feeling of stability within the four walls and allows us to re-sign King (Luko and Rankine as well please!). I have to assume the AFL is heavily involved in this situation and wouldn't have any issue paying out Dew's 2023 contract if our season turns into a disaster and then we can insert Clarkson as our 2023 head coach. On the flip side, if we have a good season then the likes of King should find it pretty easy to put pen to paper knowing Dew will be here going forward and that the team is now competitive on field.
 

Jirik13

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I don't mind the idea of re-signing Dew if it creates a feeling of stability within the four walls and allows us to re-sign King (Luko and Rankine as well please!). I have to assume the AFL is heavily involved in this situation and wouldn't have any issue paying out Dew's 2023 contract if our season turns into a disaster and then we can insert Clarkson as our 2023 head coach. On the flip side, if we have a good season then the likes of King should find it pretty easy to put pen to paper knowing Dew will be here going forward and that the team is now competitive on field.
I am pretty sure most assistant coaches (like Solomon) and now also some head coaches have only 3 months pay-outs in their contracts. You would expect Dew to be one of them.
 

GC2015

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I am pretty sure most assistant coaches (like Solomon) and now also some head coaches have only 3 months pay-outs in their contracts. You would expect Dew to be one of them.
Isn't that even more incentive to re-sign him if you know you'll only have to pay out three months if it doesn't work out?
 

DCSuns

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Isn't that even more incentive to re-sign him if you know you'll only have to pay out three months if it doesn't work out?
Could you imagine the media circus if we re-sign him then sack him. The club has just been painted as fairly incompetent for the 'greenwood blunder' imagine what the media will say if we did this.
 

SandyToes

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I don't mind the idea of re-signing Dew if it creates a feeling of stability within the four walls and allows us to re-sign King (Luko and Rankine as well please!).
It's an interesting scenario signing a coach to facilitate signing star players
If Rankine is here next year I'll be very surprised
When you see him at team events etc he's always on his own and he spent every possible hour in SA before heading back here over the break
Luko I'm not sure- he's a bit of an enigma-I'm less convinced about him going than Izak
So it comes down to BK
I think he'll stay on a 2yr contract-like Lynch he'll be 24 or 25 when the next contract turns and he'll be worth even more if his trajectory continues
So we can then ask if retaining Dew is worth retaining King on a 2 year contract-because that's what I think the final analysis will be
 

Sun Stormer

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It's an interesting scenario signing a coach to facilitate signing star players
If Rankine is here next year I'll be very surprised
When you see him at team events etc he's always on his own and he spent every possible hour in SA before heading back here over the break
Luko I'm not sure- he's a bit of an enigma-I'm less convinced about him going than Izak
So it comes down to BK
I think he'll stay on a 2yr contract-like Lynch he'll be 24 or 25 when the next contract turns and he'll be worth even more if his trajectory continues
So we can then ask if retaining Dew is worth retaining King on a 2 year contract-because that's what I think the final analysis will be
I think we cover Rankine going a lot more than Luko or Ben so critical we throw everything at them both to sign for at least 2 more years. Sorry if Rankine goes but we won't keep everybody.
 

SaadyArmy

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It's an interesting scenario signing a coach to facilitate signing star players
If Rankine is here next year I'll be very surprised
When you see him at team events etc he's always on his own and he spent every possible hour in SA before heading back here over the break
Luko I'm not sure- he's a bit of an enigma-I'm less convinced about him going than Izak
So it comes down to BK
I think he'll stay on a 2yr contract-like Lynch he'll be 24 or 25 when the next contract turns and he'll be worth even more if his trajectory continues
So we can then ask if retaining Dew is worth retaining King on a 2 year contract-because that's what I think the final analysis will be




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