Game of Sloane (official is he staying or going? thread)

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by bigman, Sep 15, 2017.

Put it out there
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will Sloane stay?

Poll closed Sunday at 11:10 PM.
  1. yes

    14 vote(s)
    53.8%
  2. no

    12 vote(s)
    46.2%
  1. Jarman3

    Jarman3 Club Legend

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    There are a lot more people in Melbourne than Adelaide. Therefore channel 7 get more viewers when the Vic teams are doing well, more so than the interstate teams. Therefore, "promote" Belinda to Melbourne in order to get Rory to follow her across the border to a mid-table Melbourne side like St Kilda to give them a boost up the ladder and bingo - more ratings.
     

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  2. Stiffy_18

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    Are we taking into account the start up concessions that we had as a clubs in practically getting a first crack at club greats in Ricciuto, Smart, Hart, Rehn, Pitmann, A. Jarman, McDermott, McGuiness, Modra et al?

    I think its pretty simplistic to look at it purely based on numbers. During the early to mid 2000s we definitely preferred SA players and practically ignored a lot of other better interstate players. The end result is that we wasted best talent this club every had during their prime years. How many 300 AFL game players do other clubs have that have been around since stone age? We had a large group from the get go practically.
     
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  3. FR0GGY

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    Thought the same thing.
     
  4. WFL

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  5. Wood_Duck

    Wood_Duck Brownlow Medallist

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    Yep pretty much why I have accepted that there could be something in it. You start getting a feel for these things.
     
  6. BirdmanAFC

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    Hawks lost a grand final and Buddy 3 weeks later in 2012.

    The next 3 years worked out pretty good for them!


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    Lucky they kept Hodge and Mitchell
     
  8. James_37

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    Did we really? Let's look at our first rounders in that time:

    2000 draft we grabbed Angwin ahead of Daniel Motlop, Shaun Burgoyne, Scott Thompson and Kane Cornes.

    2001 we drafted Brent Reilly, although from what I can tell onky 3 SA based players drafted, none before about 35.

    2002 Jericho was our first pick at 32, we also redrafted Shirley and drafted Begley.

    2003 we drafted Fergus Watts ahead of Sam Butler, Tim Schmidt and Brad Symes

    2004 we drafted John Meesen ahead of Sean Russling, Danny Meyer, Adam Thompson, Angus Monfries, Cam Wood, Jordan Russel. Of note, we then drafted van Berlo ahead of Adam Hartlett before grabbing Chad Gibson.

    2005 we drafted Richard Douglas, before Pfeiffer, with cleve Hughes, Nick Lower before Bernie Vince went to us at 32.

    Now the SA talent was admittedly very hit and miss during that time, but to say we preferenced SA talent during this period over Victorian is wrong, 5 of 6 first rounders went on Victorians, 1 of which worked out. Now it's clear we can't go SA only, but I think we perhaps need to be putting more time and effort into identifying and drafting SA talent.
     
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  9. Wouldbetackler

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    They got free agents and trades into them too though
     
  10. FR0GGY

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    So it was Kane this morning that said sloane would look at it if they entertained a trade.
    They are business partners so either it’s correct or Rory should be mightily pissed at Kane.
     
  11. The Karma Bus

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  12. Samcro24

    Samcro24 Premiership Player

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    So if true, he's off.

    It's the same as Dangerfield. If he wanted to stay he'd be all nah **** that!
     
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    Having said that I don’t think I’ve ever heard Kane be complimentary to Rory, it’s almost like they aren’t business partners.
     
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  14. CrowsB4hoes

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    I'm pretty sure Kane Cornes has no mates
     
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  15. CrowsB4hoes

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    Cornes and Sloane the business is dead. Closed off all the social media and website under construction.

    I'm calling it. This thread needs a poll.
     
  16. Danger in Texas

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    Okay now this IS worrying

    Don’t reckon it would be because each of them suddenly think that the other is a flog
     
  17. skittlebrew

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    Nah, I can answer it now if you like.
     
  18. TheLeftFist8

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    4) refuse to be traded? OK, we are going public with your intentions. happy to still play you if you perform but no more media BS and speculation.
     
  19. Johnny Rutten

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    He's going. Bookmark it. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Danger in Texas

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    It’s definitely something

    He won’t leave this year, but it’s one measure to put in place to forsee a move
     
  21. bird_man

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    Adel - Gibbs, Lonie
    Carl - 8
    StK - Sloane

    Seems fair to me. Lonie as a replacement for Cameron. Chicken dinner
     
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    So Burton is 'comfortable with where things are at with Sloane'...hmmm, I've heard that exact terminology before.

    I hope that means he's getting traded for 7 and 8 because if it means we are going to cross our fingers and hope he stays, or he says he wants to stay but just thinking it through then we are bloody idiots.

    If Sloane goes for a rubbish compo pick with no attempt to trade him early OR exposing him publicly I won't forgive any of Fagan, Reid or Burton.

    Stop being so bloody weak AFC, these players and managers are making fools of you.
     
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    :drunk:
     
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  24. Scorpus

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    Are you serious?

    Oh.

    You're serious.

    :drunk:
     
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  25. bird_man

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    Hundred percent. Seems like a good deal for all!