Universal Love Eddie Betts extends contract until 2020

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Put it out there
  1. GreyCrow

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    Don't even
     

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  2. GreyCrow

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    I like where it says Adelaide approached him. And he gave an honest answer.
     
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    Would love to see this guy in the leadership group. Great mentor for indigenous and non-indigenous players alike.
     
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    75 not 65 goals, and weren't those two GOTY from opposite pockets?
     
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    Yes and yes.
     
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    Great, I like Eddie, more Eddie is good.

    The long contract for a 30+ is unusual but understandable.

    Given his formline, and the precedent of Wells, there would have been a risk of him getting a contract offer we would not have wanted to match.

    Add to that he's a cultural foundation who makes others better. We want him retiring a Crows player and always being viewed (and viewing himself) as a Crows person.
     
  7. Vhaluus

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    I guess the question is why make this commitment?

    I hope he's performing well in 4 years, but there's no guarantees.

    He wasn't going to go to another club.

    So why do it?

    Seems the risk vs reward on this one is way, way off.

    I hate the idea of Eddie turning into another Scott Thompson, a player I used to love who we keep well past their used by date.
     
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    I reckon this will be Eddie's last contract. He's the type that will be able to play good footy for a while yet, he's been very durable with us (hasn't missed a game yet). He doesn't have a bash and crash style of play, which will help him down the track.

    Good move - Eddie is one of the club's best ever signings. If we win a premiership whilst he's still at the club, he will be THE best signing.
     
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    The public love him..
    The Crows fans love him..
    Opposition fans love him..
    The Media love him..
    The Indigenous lads look up to him..
    The role he plays is not over taxing on the body which is completely the opposite of THommo's role.
    He's a damn fine human being as well as a top shelf footballer..


    I could go on...
     
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    And would any of those have stopped if we just offered him a 1 year extension?
     

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    Because he has done so much for our club in his short time here, Eddie deserves our utmost respect.
     
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    Yep I agree and I do respect him.

    Got 0 to do with contract length
     
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    Is offering Eddie a 1 year contract at the peak of his powers respecting him?

    Heck, a forever injured Daniel Wells got 3 years
     
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    Crows had a firm no multi year contracts for players over 30 policy.

    It was good enough for most of the greats that have ever played for our club, why isn't it good enough for Eddie?
     
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    Potential for gws or gold coast to poach like when they took a punt on Steve Johnson?

    I kind of agree with you and therefore makes me think that it would have been Eddie asking for it to give him security to the end of his career. Adelaide obliged, which I don't have a problem with tbh.
     
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    Were those same greats at the peak of their powers? I don't believe they were
     
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    Great news. Eddie seems to be quite good bodywise for his age.
    I also think the club is rewarding him for his effort and also needs him around to mentor Milera and CC.
     
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    Eddie Betts is not over 30.
     
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    Yes, he is.
     
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    Eddie Betts b November 1986. 30 years and 2 months
     
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    Eddie Betts date of birth is 26-11-1986. This means he turned 30 on 26-11-2016. This in turn means he is 30 now. He is not therefore over 30.

    Edit: to be over 30 he would have to be 31 or more now.
     
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    I can see where you are coming from.

    A 3 year extension when he still has one to go is very generous, perhaps 2 would have been reasonable.

    Having said that I think if your going to give anyone this type of contract it would be Eddie. Touch wood he remains injury free, he doesn't play a position that requires him to run and run, he's unlikely to lose his speed and his skills.

    I wonder what coin he would be on, have we front loaded to ensure that last year costs us stuff all or have we back loaded so we have more cap space now?
     
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    I guess that's why we gave him a three-year contract. Respect and rightly so.
     
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    To be "over 30" means 30 years and one day. He's "over 30".
     
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