Rumour Eddie Betts to the Suns?

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Harro59

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Well if he is not a fan of the cold is a good time for the Suns to be talking to him. It's a lovely start to the morning of about 1degC.
 

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I like Eddie like everyone else does – a great asset and advertisement, good footballer with his own style and an endearing, nice, optimistic fella who you'd like to hear interviewed after winning a Grand Final.

But he isn't the charismatic leader the Suns desperately need and a small forward who's declined pretty rapidly isn't going to have a great time at a side like that.

Carlton need a small forward and it'd make for a nice feeling around Princes Park. Surely that's the go?
 

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Not a bad shout.

If he can get alongside Rankine especially it can only be a positive thing. Agree with the consensus already that Betts is declining rapidly.
 

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Betts is done, his goal kicking tally is inflated by two junk-time performances against the Suns.
it is but taking out the goals V the suns as the list below has done, one of the posters on our board compiled this list of small forwards and their outputs this year. You can hardly say Eddie is not still around the mark - just not quite what he used to be is the best way to put it

Charlie Cameron - 39 (ouch)
Michael Walters - 34
Sam Lloyd - 32
Tom Papley - 31
Luke Breust - 31
Brandon Matera - 30
Gary Ablett - 28
McDonald-Tipunwuti - 27
Eddie Betts - 24
Connor Rozee - 24 (if he counts as a small forward)
Jamie Cripps - 22
Liam Ryan - 22
Gryan Miers - 22
Toby Greene - 19
Sam Gray - 19
Orazio Fantasia - 18 (low games)
Jason Castagna - 17
Lincoln McCarthy - 17
Lachie Murphy - 14
 

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I think Martin and ah chee are on the fence about resigning. Rankine a young mercurial small forward.
If it helps those guys resign rhen definitely worth it.
We also have Darwin coming into our zone it seems. May be another Malcolm rosas out there for betts to tutor.
We’ve got some junk on our list so it’s not like we’d be delisting someone good for his spot.



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Americanpies

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Betts is done, his goal kicking tally is inflated by two junk-time performances against the Suns.
It's not his fault. The forward set up at Adelaide is garbage. Tex, Betts, Jenkins and Lynch are literally running into each other. Put Eddie alone at full forward without these other clowns around, and he's back to his best.
 

SaltPeter

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It's not his fault. The forward set up at Adelaide is garbage. Tex, Betts, Jenkins and Lynch are literally running into each other. Put Eddie alone at full forward without these other clowns around, and he's back to his best.
:thumbsu:
 

Coops93

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it is but taking out the goals V the suns as the list below has done, one of the posters on our board compiled this list of small forwards and their outputs this year. You can hardly say Eddie is not still around the mark - just not quite what he used to be is the best way to put it

Charlie Cameron - 39 (ouch)
Michael Walters - 34
Sam Lloyd - 32
Tom Papley - 31
Luke Breust - 31
Brandon Matera - 30
Gary Ablett - 28
McDonald-Tipunwuti - 27
Eddie Betts - 24
Connor Rozee - 24 (if he counts as a small forward)
Jamie Cripps - 22
Liam Ryan - 22
Gryan Miers - 22
Toby Greene - 19
Sam Gray - 19
Orazio Fantasia - 18 (low games)
Jason Castagna - 17
Lincoln McCarthy - 17
Lachie Murphy - 14
What's everyone elses record minus playing the Suns?

You can't just take out Eddies goals and no one else and say look at this comparison. I know your point was to say that he's still around the mark, but you could argue he's still even slightly above the mark depending on what others stats our without the Suns.
 
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Cornelius Roy

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He's lost that first step. Still got incredible nouse around goals if you give him space but people finding it easier to shut that down the older he gets.
 

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What's everyone elses record minus playing the Suns?

You can't just take out Eddies goals and no one else and say look at this comparison. I know your point was to say that he's still around the mark, but you could argue he's still even slightly above the mark depending on what others stats our without the Suns.
I believe that was the point of the list, all players there had their stats v Gold Coast taken out. although I think Carlton were added to it.

First line was

it is but taking out the goals V the suns as the list below has done
 

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I think we're a good chance to land Eddie. He rubbished the Carlton report last night and it's becoming very obvious he won't be a Crow next year.
 

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