Norm Smith Medallist
- Jul 28, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- QPR, Buffalo Bills, Melbourne Stars
You do know that Kelly was in his first season after five failed previous attempts to be drafted. His salary was actually spot on for a first year recruit who played every game. Obvioulsy it is going to cost the WA clubs an arm and a leg to get him back, but Geelong know exaclty what he will be worth for 2020 and beyond. Kelly had no tactics in play, he genuiely thought he was going to be drafted by West Coast or Freo who had four picks between them before Geelong pounced and with Liam Ryan taken at pick 26 there was no guarantee he was ever going to be picked by either team? He will get 800k a year for sure in 2020, if he wins the Brownlow he might get 1Million a year? Tim Kelly is very happy at Geelong, but it has everything to do with family and the go home factor. The big winner will be Tim Kelly if a deal can be struck? It's going to cost one of these clubs a helluva lot to get him back in WA!Tim Kelly is only on 180K a year hence why he is wanting a trade out. Nothing to do with going home it was just a tactic last year to try get more money given he is mature age already the more money the better. If Geelong lose Kelly they can't afford Coniglio in the Cap however Jack Steven might be very cheap this year given the risk.