Hill Bros: Stephen Signed/Bradley wants out

dominguez

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I am continually perplexed about the number of afl players who get homesick or have to be by their family for whatever reason. Seriously? Im sure it’s happened but I can’t remember ever hearing of an nfl, nba, or mlb player getting homesick FFS. I’m truly not trying to take the piss but what is about footy players that makes them so emotionally fragile they need to be by their family while they play footy? You’re making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Buy a plane ticket for your mom and dad every month. I just don’t get it. Seems like a convenient excuse to me. I’m glad bell said he would do what’s best for the club. Hold Brad to his contract if you don’t get a deal you like. Be strong, Belly!


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In The USA there's around 30 teams spread all over the country, where as half the teams in the AFL are in Melbourne which makes getting home easier.

The guys in America are also paid so much money they can re-locate their families if they want to. That's not an option for most AFL players.
 

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theGav56

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Who’s to say West Coast won’t make a better offer. They will offer pick(a) and a player. Jackson Nelson, Jarrod Brander and Jack Petruccelle all names that have been mentioned along with their first pick.

West Coast also currently have pick 14. If they win their first final that is as low as the pick will go. If it remains pick 14 - will get pushed back to at least 17 (due to GCS PP, with bids on Tom Green and Liam Henry). They also have currently pick 23.
I hope they do, and is the reason I am happy for the club to be in the discussion, but I think our role in this trade is peripheral. In fact if they gave 14 and 23 it would be great, potentially reducing the targeting of WA players.

It would be a pretty unusual trade if Geelong drive it. I think it will be driven by Kelly.
 

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I hope they do, and is the reason I am happy for the club to be in the discussion, but I think our role in this trade is peripheral. In fact if they gave 14 and 23 it would be great, potentially reducing the targeting of WA players.

It would be a pretty unusual trade if Geelong drive it. I think it will be driven by Kelly.
15 and 23 won’t get it done.

They may go something like:
15, 23, 33 (WCE) > 10, 28, 46 (Port)
10, 28, Brander > Kelly, 37

Kelly will cost a lot. For us we’d need to get another mid range first round pick like 14.

6, 14 > Kelly, 37
 

malpaso

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In The USA there's around 30 teams spread all over the country, where as half the teams in the AFL are in Melbourne which makes getting home easier.

The guys in America are also paid so much money they can re-locate their families if they want to. That's not an option for most AFL players.
Seriously, if you have a family and you are supporting them. They go where you go, end of story. Lots of fragile mamma's boys out there..
 

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Superkoops

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Don’t waste your time listening to Hard ball gets podcast. Awful Hill suggestions.

Saying Freo would be happy with a future 1st and a sweetener in later rounds. Gross.
They don’t know what Freo will be happy with. Has to be top 10 pick plus a sweetener (preferably second or third round).

Say St Kilda swap picks 6, 56 > 12, 14 (which I don’t think would happen). Would pick 12 & 2020 first round be acceptable??
 

FreoRicci

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Who’s to say West Coast won’t make a better offer. They will offer pick(a) and a player. Jackson Nelson, Jarrod Brander and Jack Petruccelle all names that have been mentioned along with their first pick.

West Coast also currently have pick 14. If they win their first final that is as low as the pick will go. If it remains pick 14 - will get pushed back to at least 17 (due to GCS PP, with bids on Tom Green and Liam Henry). They also have currently pick 23.
Absolutely hope Geelong take Petrucelle. Then Eagles would laugh at them in comparison. The guy is just an incredible runner who happens to be quick. Awful footballer.
No way would you even consider him for Kelly. That’s steak knives.
 

arsesmart

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Yep exactly, great post.
You guys don't seem to understand leverage or what the balance of power is in this situation. Kelly is in demand, therefore he has leverage and pretty much gets to say where he wants to play. As such, he gets to factor in his family's wishes who are on the journey with him.
 

FreoRicci

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St Kilda shopping Bruce. Why? He’s a handy forward that Hill can kick to.
That’s such an amateur move if true. So perhaps Bruce gets traded and we can get that pick for Hill?
Membrey as their main target.. ha
 

bushchook

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Seriously, if you have a family and you are supporting them. They go where you go, end of story. Lots of fragile mamma's boys out there..
I really think it's mostly about easy access to Grandma for free babysitting every time. It's not really feasible for someone on even 500k a year to move their entire extended family interstate for a few years. He can earn the same money in a place that's more conveniently located close to existing family, why wouldn't you?
 

FreoRicci

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I really think it's mostly about easy access to Grandma for free babysitting every time. It's not really feasible for someone on even 500k a year to move their entire extended family interstate for a few years. He can earn the same money in a place that's more conveniently located close to existing family, why wouldn't you?
Pretty impressive really, smart too. He really has a strong mentality. Let the footy do the talking. He’s really professional in that regard. He ll be on 900k easily if he wanted next season. Plus being home. Comfortable financially and relaxed. Could that be a bad thing? Who knows.
But no having that family network especially in a country town of Geelong is tough. Different environment, has a kid with Autism, with another on the spectrum I believe? The way he has gone on the field doesn’t show it.
 

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