Prediction Future Free Agency Targets [aka the Thomas Green thread]

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2020 Targets

Brad Crouch
Jeremy Cameron
Lachie Whitfield

2021 Targets

Matt Crouch
Patrick Cripps
Josh Kelly
Jack Billings
Allir Allir
Marcus Bontempelli

At the end of 2021 Edwards(33) Rance(32) & Riewoldt(33) could possibly retire at end of this season. While Astbury(30) & Grimes(30) Vlastuin(27) & KMac(27) all qualify as free agents.

We also have CCJ Rioli Prestia Soldo Higgins Castagna Baker Chol Balta Naish Bolton Stack & this years draftees all coming out of contract.
 

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2020 Targets

Brad Crouch
Jeremy Cameron
Lachie Whitfield

2021 Targets

Matt Crouch
Patrick Cripps
Josh Kelly
Jack Billings
Allir Allir
Marcus Bontempelli

At the end of 2021 Edwards(33) Rance(32) & Riewoldt(33) could possibly retire at end of this season. While Astbury(30) & Grimes(30) Vlastuin(27) & KMac(27) all qualify as free agents.

We also have CCJ Rioli Prestia Soldo Higgins Castagna Baker Chol Balta Naish Bolton Stack & this years draftees all coming out of contract.
Forget about 2020 targets.Simply no room in our cap.But if Dusty come out and said i'll take a paycut of 800k, i'd go for Whitfield 100%.Perfect replacement for Houli.
Onto 21 and our blokes first.
Sheds-Have no doubt he is our Burgoyne and can play to his mid 30's at least if he wants to.
JR-Said in the H/S today that the only club he would leave us for is Tassie.Going by that Jack is good(body pending) until 2023.
Rance-Will go at the end of 2020 no matter what.Have a feeling this year would have if he played in the GF.
Cotch & Astbury will go sooner rather than later.Cotch with family life & Dave's body will have a huge say.2021 for both.
Of our other Group.
Musts-CCJ/Stack/Rioli/Bolton/Prestia/Soldo & George(who woulda thought 6 mnths ago on the last 2).
???,s over Baker/Chol/Naish & Balta.

Of the 2021 F/A's obviously Crisp is the standout.Would luv to pinch him out of Carltoon,But i think thats a bridge too far.(So lets make sure they pay through their teeth to keep him).
kelly i'd target along with Allir Allir.
Kelly ideal Cotch replacment
Allir ideal Astbury replacement.
 

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Forget about 2020 targets.Simply no room in our cap.But if Dusty come out and said i'll take a paycut of 800k, i'd go for Whitfield 100%.Perfect replacement for Houli.
Onto 21 and our blokes first.
Sheds-Have no doubt he is our Burgoyne and can play to his mid 30's at least if he wants to.
JR-Said in the H/S today that the only club he would leave us for is Tassie.Going by that Jack is good(body pending) until 2023.
Rance-Will go at the end of 2020 no matter what.Have a feeling this year would have if he played in the GF.
Cotch & Astbury will go sooner rather than later.Cotch with family life & Dave's body will have a huge say.2021 for both.
Of our other Group.
Musts-CCJ/Stack/Rioli/Bolton/Prestia/Soldo & George(who woulda thought 6 mnths ago on the last 2).
???,s over Baker/Chol/Naish & Balta.

Of the 2021 F/A's obviously Crisp is the standout.Would luv to pinch him out of Carltoon,But i think thats a bridge too far.(So lets make sure they pay through their teeth to keep him).
kelly i'd target along with Allir Allir.
Kelly ideal Cotch replacment
Allir ideal Astbury replacement.
Would be a bit surprised if rancey only played 1 more season , I suppose it’s a bit unknown how he turns out , if positive like we expect then I couldn’t see him pulling the pin . Cotch is the curly one , another season with recurring injuries would prompt him to have a good think about it I’d say . None of the other seniors are on the radar at the mo
 

Marcel Proust

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I’d say Balmeys PA has already created a file in the cabinet for ea of
Tom Green
Noah Anderson
We re gonna get you home boys , don’t worry , ok , it’ll be fine , it’ll be fine
Even if it cost us our r1 compo we d get if jack capt tassie in a few years, ya know I’d be sweet with that too
Rowell would look goo in yellow and black too quite honestly
 

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Would be a bit surprised if rancey only played 1 more season , I suppose it’s a bit unknown how he turns out , if positive like we expect then I couldn’t see him pulling the pin . Cotch is the curly one , another season with recurring injuries would prompt him to have a good think about it I’d say . None of the other seniors are on the radar at the mo
Dunno mate.Just a gut feel about Rance.Be a great motivation for the boys if they know early on.
Cotch is the one player on our list that i'm more than happy if we carry him for a couple of years.Similar to this years output without the hammies.
 

Marcel Proust

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The knee injury might make Rance realize how much he likes Richmond and footy and he has got his whole life to be a priest or model or whatever he'd like to do.

Richmond winning a premiership without breaking a sweat, without the apple cart being tipped and without the Rance might too, may have sparked something inside of the great man..

only so much opportunity for the GOAt to play football he may now wanna continue for a while with Cotchin, Riewoldt and Edwards post 2020
 
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Dunno mate.Just a gut feel about Rance.Be a great motivation for the boys if they know early on.
Cotch is the one player on our list that i'm more than happy if we carry him for a couple of years.Similar to this years output without the hammies.
I disagree on Rance, being robbed of a flag because of injury is gut wrenching . He'd never want to feel that again! I can't see him going anywhere while we are competing.
 

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The knee injury might make Rance realize how much he likes Richmond and footy and he has got his whole life to be a priest or model or whatever he'd like to do.

Richmond winning a premiership without breaking a sweat, without the apple cart being tipped and without the Rance might too, may have sparked something inside of the great man..

only so much opportunity for the GOAt to play football he may now wanna continue for a while with Cotchin, Riewoldt and Edwards post 2020
I disagree on Rance, being robbed of a flag because of injury is gut wrenching . He'd never want to feel that again! I can't see him going anywhere while we are competing.
You guys could be right.Hope we find out one way or the other Sat Sept 30.2020
 

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I’d say Balmeys PA has already created a file in the cabinet for ea of
Tom Green
Noah Anderson

We re gonna get you home boys , don’t worry , ok , it’ll be fine , it’ll be fine
Even if it cost us our r1 compo we d get if jack capt tassie in a few years, ya know I’d be sweet with that too
I would add cam Rayner to that list also
 

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Never know , Noah Balta and Cam Rayner are very good friends and he is a melbourne boy
Start the voices
Cam Rayner signed a 3 year $$$$$2 million contact before he even played his first preseason game straight after he was drafted. F@$k that is way overs for an average player who’s so far done sweet F.A. Dusty was dominant from game one. I’d be chasing Adam Cerra and looking at Himmelberg from GWS. I’d also be making offers to Whitfield where we do some dodgeys and pay him bugger all and get someone like Clinton Casey to sell him real estate for $2 like we used to in the Richo / Browny and Kane Johnson days. With Whitfield in our team I reckon we could win the next 5 flags. He’s the complete package that would cover our only real weakness.
 

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I’d say Balmeys PA has already created a file in the cabinet for ea of
Tom Green
Noah Anderson
We re gonna get you home boys , don’t worry , ok , it’ll be fine , it’ll be fine
Even if it cost us our r1 compo we d get if jack capt tassie in a few years, ya know I’d be sweet with that too
I really want Green at the club. Isn't Anderson son of a hawk?
 

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I’m not sure if any player will retire when $500,000+ is on offer. Look at Hodge - had achieved it all but when Brisbane came knocking he was on the first plane north.

They’re all a long time retired and if they can eke out another two seasons at $300,000 per year then that adds to the retirement fund nicely,or puts them through university, or supplements a lower income while they establish themselves in a new field, or buts another property,...
 

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