Hodge to sign with Brisbane for two years...

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  1. bradrowe#32

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    He has held multiple discussions with Fagan and has also informed Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson of his expected move north.

    “He (Chris Fagan) knew I was still passionate about playing footy,” Hodge told Channel 7.

    “But I guess the main thing is we’ve got to make a decision about what’s best for the family as well. There’s still a lot of water to go under the bridge. I’ve obviously got to speak to Loz (wife Lauren), family and see what’s the best for us.

    “I guess it's a discussion we’re not going to rush into. We’ve had a couple of chats with ‘Fages’ ... and I think both parties are interested.”

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    good for him.

    2 years a bit odd from lions perspective, assuming he said it's 2 or nothing.
     
  5. CD__

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    So looks like Brisbane will be beating Sydney next year then.
     
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    Where did he say anything about 2 years and actually signing?
     
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    Would be a brilliant move for Brisbane. He's not the player he once was but their isn't a better on field leader and teacher I've seen with my own eyes than Luke Hodge. People can take their Franklins/Martins/Dangers. If I could pick anyone from the age of 18 to build a club around its Luke Hodge.
     
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    Interesting - will hawks get anything in return
     
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    Posted last Thursday on the Hawks trading thread by Catoggio76 and got basically ignored. Turns out it was a legitimate scoop.

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    How's his fitness though?
     
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  12. O'Rourke Awakens!!

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    We used the number one draft pick to get him. So ....how abouts ....
     
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    You're having too much fun.
     
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    Clearly senior players desperate to flee Hawthorn

    One can only conclude that Hawthorn is indeed in crisis
     
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    Clarkson told the players to spread out.
    players took it the wrong way.
     
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    One retired. One came ninth

    Weirdly enough I'm happy for Hodge but understand the angst of some Hawthorn supporters. Onward and upward

    Also - might mean our young leaders are "good enough". Just hope he doesn't threepeat with the Lions. That could make me cry a bit
     
  18. Gavin Excell

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    Surely Hodge had an idea a few weeks back this was on the cards. Yet we had the drawn out retirement slaps on the back complete with special edition merchandise.

    Jesse White showing more integrity
     
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    Some players dont know when to stop. He wont last 1 year let alone 2.
     
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    I think he'll be treated as a DFA.
     
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    Bit of an odd call, figured he'd step straight into a media role on decent $.
    Must be a decent pay package by Brisbane.
     
  23. O'Rourke Awakens!!

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    Stark contrast for me. Doesn't attract talent and, to quote Seeds the other day, is like North Korea - you can't get out

    Some posters will find this hard to conceptualise but the fact this might happen makes Hawthorn MORE of a destination club - not less. Hawthorn, whether it is with its senior players or assistant coaches is all about professional development and if that PD is likely to be more fruitful at another location Clarko will back it. This is not logically inconsistent with Hawthorn's modus operandi.

    Also - Hawthorn has way too many older players and Brisbane has a shortage.

    This is going to be an interesting off season for the Hawks (my prediction) and this is only shock number 1 of many shocks
     
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    Will Schache get it done?
     
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    Would love Shache. Is there a little old place we can get together to discuss this


    His number would b 52 I'd say
     
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