Rumour High Profile Player to Richmond in 2022

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HairyO

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Didn't he have a large falling out with the coach at the time?
He did. But the club won the flag the following year so werent really dysdunctional.

Im sure all clubs want Bont, but how many have 2 or 3 1st picks to make it happen ? Or the cap space to blow away any offer the Dogs could make.
 

The 747

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Just relaying what I heard. I want Grimes or Vlastiun as captain if Cotch Moves on
I am sure Richmond, like 16 other clubs, are interested in the Bont.

However there is no chance a club like Richmond - which is very well run even though their supporters are ferabogans - would promise the captaincy to a player who doesn't even play for them yet.
 

tora tora tora

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Would automatically follow in the footsteps of two other ex mutts to play in flags for us, namely, Robert McGhie and David Thorpe. Ian Stewart, Stephen Rae, Mick Malthouse other players to profit by playing in flag teams for us after crossing from going nowhere Docklands clubs.

It is only fair too as we were robbed of Jacky Higgins wanting to leave to play for the club he supported as a kid. So it would be nice to get one back from one of those Docklands teams.

Rear end him on 900 large average for a 6 year deal. Dogs match our offer, give them 3 first rounders, and sweeten it with a Naish or a Chol. Everyone is deleriously happy, maybe bar the 3 first round picks who miss out on starting their careers at world sport HQ, The Swinburne. Never mind, if they work really hard and go well, they can come to us later. 😁
We might have to move on more than Chol and Naish. Another $million player will really need slashing our list or Astbury, Reiwoldt, etc taking unders.
 

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Not a fan of overseas teams.....
We might have to move on more than Chol and Naish. Another $million player will really need slashing our list or Astbury, Reiwoldt, etc taking unders.
Would have to get the 1st round draft picks they have to two top ten picks then Balta as well to come close to it
 

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GreyCrow

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My work colleague is family friends with the Bontempelli's and I was told Richmond have courted him significantly the past 3 months and are looking secure him for 2022. Richmond aren't the only ones however, Richmond is the most appealing option for Bont. Who will most likely stay with the Dogs but don't rule out a headache this year for the dogs.

One year under Cotchin and he takes over as new captain in 2023 is part of the discussions. Would make sense why the Tigers strengthened their draft hand for 2021 by swapping picks with Geelong. Richmond have 2x 1st rounders, 2x second rounders and 2x third rounders and future picks that they can offload to the Bulldogs to get the deal done if the Dogs insist on going that direction.

I was told think of this as what the Tigers did with Prestia and Lynch. They identified a gun player, sold the vision to him, and then paid what they had to pay to get the deal done.

Its on the rumours board for a reason, so don't shoot me please, just throwing it out there, I dont think this is a secret anyway, but from who I heard this, it really stood out to me.
Thats a pretty good rumour , but its no Glascotts Monkey
 

ThePhantom777

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My work colleague is family friends with the Bontempelli's and I was told Collingwood have courted him significantly the past 3 months and are looking secure him for 2022. Collingwood aren't the only ones however, Collingwood is the most appealing option for Bont. Who will most likely stay with the Dogs but don't rule out a headache this year for the dogs.

One year under Pendlebury and he takes over as new captain in 2023 is part of the discussions. Would make sense why the Pies gave Treloar away for peanuts to get some goodwill with the Dogs.

I was told think of this as what the Pies did with Treloar and Adams. They identified the player, sold the vision to him, and then paid what they had to pay to get the deal done.

Its on the rumours board for a reason, so don't shoot me please, just throwing it out there, I dont think this is a secret anyway, but from who I heard this, it really stood out to me.
 

The 747

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My work colleague is family friends with the Bontempelli's and I was told Collingwood have courted him significantly the past 3 months and are looking secure him for 2022. Collingwood aren't the only ones however, Collingwood is the most appealing option for Bont. Who will most likely stay with the Dogs but don't rule out a headache this year for the dogs.

One year under Pendlebury and he takes over as new captain in 2023 is part of the discussions. Would make sense why the Pies gave Treloar away for peanuts to get some goodwill with the Dogs.

I was told think of this as what the Pies did with Treloar and Adams. They identified the player, sold the vision to him, and then paid what they had to pay to get the deal done.

Its on the rumours board for a reason, so don't shoot me please, just throwing it out there, I dont think this is a secret anyway, but from who I heard this, it really stood out to me.
Then Collingwood's post trade behaviour about the contract makes no sense though.....
 

juss

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Bont looks like a Dogs man, much like Lynch look like a Tigger. Reckon hell play for life.

My long term analysis
Strikes me as a one club player too. Possibly we are, like a few clubs, potentially exploring options to lure him across.