Restricted Free Agent Jack Billings

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bird_man

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Mate they have been banking for 5 years and have no other players to front load. Just have a look at their list
Ziebull , Goldstein , Cunnington are all coming to the end and salaries will be under 500k

They will struggle to meet the 95% and probably have $3 mill banked already
Who will they pay ? They need to utilise free agency and front load as Carlton did with Martin
There are plenty of other options for spending money rather than paying a bloke almost double what he us worth.

First would be getting their young existing players on some longer term deals which would allow them to front load and leave more money for when they look to be more competitive.

They could also target 2 or 3 young players for the money they'd be spending on Billings by giving them healthy contracts and offering them more opportunity.

Billings isn't going to turn them into a finals side.
 

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aussierulesrules

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26 touches and 2 goals continues his good form in contract years
Also 12 contested possessions (while playing almost exclusively forward), 12 score involvements and 3 tackles inside 50.

For the year he’s averaging

24 disposals
1.5 goals
7 marks
7 score involvements
100 fantasy points
 
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I'd take him in our midfield in a heartbeat.

Would offer something different to Mitchell, O'Meara, Worpel and Shiels at least.
 

THE_GUN

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Reportedly tore his plantar fascia in the warmup, so was a fair effort to play the game after that.

Second time in a week we’ve had someone do that either during or before the game.
This then begs the question on why they played him in the game ?
Why wouldn't they just replace him with 1 of the emergencies
 

THE_GUN

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Well we’d already made two late changes, on top of all our other injuries, so we probably figured we’d be better off with an injured Billings than any other option.
Coming up against the best running team as well as one of the fastest with a manic game plan
Not sure you take injured player into that game - Usually wont end too well
 

Tasmanian saint

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Wingard, Moore and Brockman look talented enough to cover that I reckon. Wingard and Billings splitting their time 50/50 forward and midfield would be pretty neat.
Played all his junior footy as a high half forward that’s definitely his best position we’re he plays best but we for some reason have always been hell bent on turning him into a pure midfielder
 

puppy_dog7

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Why is it Carlton supporters throwing shade at Billings? I’d have thought they’d be the last club to do so after all the trash they’ve traded in.
Or maybe it has something to do with Billings averaging 23 disposals and 1.7 goals against them?
 

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