Universal Love Eddie Betts extends contract until 2020

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  1. Crow-eater

    Crow-eater Norm Smith Medallist

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    The Eddie Betts entertainment reel is set to roll on!

    http://www.afc.com.au/news/2017-01-18/safe-betts-eddie-to-stay

     

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  2. GreyCrow

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    Brilliant news, the Betts ever news
     
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  3. Pdub

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    4 years for a 30 year old, this is unheard of for the AFC.

    30 in 2017
    31 in 2018
    32 in 2019
    33 in 2020
     
  4. beartoo

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    Great to see. Love his positive comments about the club and its culture. Pity he doesn't post on here.
     
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  5. MRB37

    MRB37 Brownlow Medallist

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    Wasn't worried about him leaving, but good to get that out of the way early.
     
  6. Kickin Goals

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    Brilliant news!
     
  7. GreyCrow

    GreyCrow Brownlow Medallist

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    And gets him over 300 games. What a star
     
  8. Pdub

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    even better is father-son eligibility.
     
  9. Geoffa32

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    Nice

    Enough time for Ben Jarman to develop and take that role beyond 2020.......

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  10. oriXon

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    4 more years of getting drunk and yelling "Eeeddieeeeee" at the footy :D
     
  11. Dips

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    father son was the first thing that came to mind when reading this! excellent news
     
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  12. Vooligan

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    EEEEEEEDDDDIEEEEEEEEE, EEEEEEEDDDDIEEEEEEEEE, EEEEEEEDDDDIEEEEEEEEE.

    I can get very used to chanting that for he next few years. Well done Eddie. :)
     
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  13. MrPortAdelaide

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    i wouldnt worry, he largely plays out of the guts and doesnt get his body too banded up. there would be injury clauses in his contract so its all good
     
  14. Niximus

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    Risky with a 30 year old, but Eddie does feel like a player who will perform well into his 30s.

    EDDIIIEEE!!!
     
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  15. Scorpus

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    I think Betts will still be a good player in 2020 but it's certainly a risky contract
     
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  16. JPetro83

    JPetro83 Premiership Player

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    I wouldn't get too excited about that.. once his career is done at the crows he will be moving back to Melbourne with his family. his wife has made it clear to people that they will return to melb (where they own their houses)
     
  17. maxlilly

    maxlilly All Australian

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    It now looks pretty funny that when he first came to the Crows, plenty thought we had overpaid.
    What a masterstroke getting him to the club, he is a genius.
    Great signing, but a touch surprising that we have signed him up for another 3 years at 30 years of age.
     
  18. Dc9798

    Dc9798 All Australian

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    Don't think he would have signed such a large contract extension if his wife was that keen to get back to Melbourne.


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  19. JPetro83

    JPetro83 Premiership Player

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    its only 3 years out of the rest of their lives together though... only short term in the big picture.
     
  20. GreyCrow

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    The position Eddie plays along with his size means he wont be as banged up as many 30+ yr olds are.

    But there is risk in every contract. Could have been a 5 year one ;)
     
  21. Kickin Goals

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    I don't see how people think this is a risky contract, Eddie is in career best form and doesn't look like slowing down at the moment he hasn't missed a game since coming over and will only be 33 when his contract is up. You guys think this is risky Collingwood signed up Daniel Wells on $550k a year for 3 years and he has hardly played a game in the last couple of seasons and is about to turn 32.
     
  22. dogs105

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    When/where has this been made clear? Link please.
     
  23. Bring back Bas

    Bring back Bas All Australian

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    I agree on both points. I doubt that Betts would have turned down a 2 year contract if that was all that we were prepared to offer.
     
  24. Gets!

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    Billy and Lewie are such chantable names as well!
     
  25. Niximus

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    I mean, I think it's a good bet (pun partially intended) as I think Eddie's body will hold up and I'm guessing there was probably a trade off of lower yearly pay for more years. But footballers can and do deteriorate quickly the other side of 30 so giving them longer contracts then will always carry some risk.
     
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