Confirmed Jared Polec [traded to North Melbourne with Pittard and pk48 for pk11 and 2019 fourth round pick]

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So whats peoples thoughts on this trade, People have had time to have a look now and have a rough idea

Are north fans happy with their 2 new recruits ?
have they lived upto expectations so far ?
 

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So whats peoples thoughts on this trade, People have had time to have a look now and have a rough idea

Are north fans happy with their 2 new recruits ?
have they lived upto expectations so far ?
Lol at these bumps
What does this achieve

Focus on the blokes out of contract up for grabs
 

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Lol at these bumps
What does this achieve

Focus on the blokes out of contract up for grabs
Not supposed to achieve anything and neither does any thread, As this is a forum and meant to discuss opinions

Polec had an interesting 17 possession game with no tackles and 3 clangers i wanted to see if the North supporters were happy with their new recruits and do they believe he has been worth the $750k a year or the 1st rounder traded
 
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So whats peoples thoughts on this trade, People have had time to have a look now and have a rough idea

Are north fans happy with their 2 new recruits ?
have they lived upto expectations so far ?
Still kind of miss Polec out there for us, but I definitely wouldn’t pay him what North are and we drafted adequately to replace him.
 

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Not supposed to achieve anything and neither does any thread, As this is a forum and meant to discuss opinions

Polec had an interesting 17 possession game with no tackles and 3 clangers i wanted to see if the North supporters were happy with their new recruits and do they believe he has been worth the $750k a year or the 1st rounder traded
Interesting feel free to head to our board to find out
 

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So whats peoples thoughts on this trade, People have had time to have a look now and have a rough idea

Are north fans happy with their 2 new recruits ?
have they lived upto expectations so far ?
Absolutely rapt. The bid for Thomas came at 8, so North would’ve had to use their first pick on Thomas anyway. The way North played it, we got Thomas, Pittard, Polec, Scott, Hall, Tyson, Taylor & Crocker for the same picks they would’ve had to use to get the same draft picks in anyway.

They basically got Polec & Pittard for free picks wise.
 
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Not supposed to achieve anything and neither does any thread, As this is a forum and meant to discuss opinions

Polec had an interesting 17 possession game with no tackles and 3 clangers i wanted to see if the North supporters were happy with their new recruits and do they believe he has been worth the $750k a year or the 1st rounder traded
He's on 625k which he's worth and he's also been fine for what we paid.

Far from the problem at the moment.
 

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Really feel for pittard. Liked the guy, great club man, great person always up for a chat. But that's a classic pittard game and why no one was upset to see him out of the 22
 

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No worries head on over and I’ll give it there

Will keep to discussing players up for grabs in this board
Post it in the game thread ill have a look
Absolutely rapt. The bid for Thomas came at 8, so North would’ve had to use their first pick on Thomas anyway. The way North played it, we got Thomas, Pittard, Polec, Scott, Hall, Tyson, Taylor & Crocker for the same picks they would’ve had to use to get the same draft picks in anyway.

They basically got Polec & Pittard for free picks wise.
You could always have traded your 1st rounder away without trading it for Polec, Sydney/Eagles did and did well
 

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Absolutely rapt. The bid for Thomas came at 8, so North would’ve had to use their first pick on Thomas anyway. The way North played it, we got Thomas, Pittard, Polec, Scott, Hall, Tyson, Taylor & Crocker for the same picks they would’ve had to use to get the same draft picks in anyway.

They basically got Polec & Pittard for free picks wise.
But in retrospect you could’ve traded that first rounder for a better player who you also might not have had to pay 750k a year.

Even though you had cap space and all it’s not good for team morale when other players on the team see a bloke like that come in on that sort of coin just for the sake of spending it and he doesn’t play like a star that he should be with the money he commanded.
 

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But in retrospect you could’ve traded that first rounder for a better player who you also might not have had to pay 750k a year.

Even though you had cap space and all it’s not good for team morale when other players on the team see a bloke like that come in on that sort of coin just for the sake of spending it and he doesn’t play like a star that he should be with the money he commanded.
He’s not on $750k. That’s just rubbish that came out of Port via Cornes. Pittard was free, Ports still paying part of his contract.

Thomas & Scott will be stars. Considering the bid came for Thomas at 8 and Norths pick was 11 think they did pretty well getting Polec, Pittard & Thomas for a bunch of late picks, or pick 11 depending on how you look at it.
 

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It's completely inside word and I'm very happy to stand by it.
He’s not on $750k. That’s just rubbish that came out of Port via Cornes. Pittard was free, Ports still paying part of his contract.

Thomas & Scott will be stars. Considering the bid came for Thomas at 8 and Norths pick was 11 think they did pretty well getting Polec, Pittard & Thomas for a bunch of late picks, or pick 11 depending on how you look at it.
Not sure about that , There are some boys at Port who have inside word that it actually is $750k and that the $600k amount has been put out there by a few people just so the other North players are not put off side but money aside, What was your opinion on his game/games for far this season

I know tonight he was pretty ordinary so you can give your opinion on his season so far , Do you believe he has been worth the investment and whats your thoughts about Polec spending more time with the Port boys and looking happy and joking with his ex mates even though his new mates were all pretty depressed ?
 

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Not sure about that , There are some boys at Port who have inside word that it actually is $750k and that the $600k amount has been put out there by a few people just so the other North players are not put off side but money aside, What was your opinion on his game/games for far this season

I know tonight he was pretty ordinary so you can give your opinion on his season so far , Do you believe he has been worth the investment and whats your thoughts about Polec spending more time with the Port boys and looking happy and joking with his ex mates even though his new mates were all pretty depressed ?
That’s interesting because I know he has a heavily front ended contract, this year being his highest. North were so far below the cap they needed to get the figure up so they’re not impacted when they go for the next target. I’m sure you’re aware the cap is assessed in three year bracket. So yeah, North are paying overs for Polec this year, but his contract is over four years. He gets a big payday this year then his contract drops considerably. That structure allows North to continue to target players. They might not choose to come over, but part of the strategy is to make other clubs pay overs to keep their own talent.
 
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Not sure about that , There are some boys at Port who have inside word that it actually is $750k and that the $600k amount has been put out there by a few people just so the other North players are not put off side but money aside, What was your opinion on his game/games for far this season

I know tonight he was pretty ordinary so you can give your opinion on his season so far , Do you believe he has been worth the investment and whats your thoughts about Polec spending more time with the Port boys and looking happy and joking with his ex mates even though his new mates were all pretty depressed ?
That's cool mate, I tend to lean towards the North sources than the Port sources on our contracts but it's neither here nor there, nobody is really going to be posting photos of bank deposits.

Not the best tonight but I think he's been a pretty good addition... Pittard too to be honest, he clearly doesn't have a good track record in that stadium but he's been solid enough for proverbial steak knives. They're part of a team where even the guys that were there before them aren't playing well, can't smash the new guys for things that aren't exclusive to them.

As far as catching up with old teammates are we really that backwards to begrudge guys catching up with blokes they were teammates with for a long time and being happy to see them? Are we gonna be sticklers and say no Polly, only smile at guys you bonded with, were friends with and teammates with if we win? Seems a bit neanderthal to judge that IMO. He's only got a few minutes to reconnect with these guys.
 

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That’s interesting because I know he has a heavily front ended contract, this year being his highest. North were so far below the cap they needed to get the figure up so they’re not impacted when they go for the next target. I’m sure you’re aware the cap is assessed in three year bracket. So yeah, North are paying overs for Polec this year, but his contract is over four years. He gets a big payday this year then his contract drops considerably. That structure allows North to continue to target players. They might not choose to come over, but part of the strategy is to make other clubs pay overs to keep their own talent.
I understand your point and agree that North were clearly under by a fair margin after allocating funds for Kelly & Dusty
But that doesnt change the amount he would be on and maybe he is on the $750k x 4 years with $1 mil in his first 2 years and $500k the next 2

But averaging 22 possessions for player on that sort of coin which cost a good pick just looks like you should be expecting more
 

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I understand your point and agree that North were clearly under by a fair margin after allocating funds for Kelly & Dusty
But that doesnt change the amount he would be on and maybe he is on the $750k x 4 years with $1 mil in his first 2 years and $500k the next 2

But averaging 22 possessions for player on that sort of coin which cost a good pick just looks like you should be expecting more
The issue with that is imagine as a team mate knowing Polec is out there getting 2 years of $900,000 right now even if the other two are just $500,000 for example.

That would be awful for team morale.

There’s things like that that a lot of supporters don’t understand when trying to look at a team playing bad just on the face value alone.
 

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Not sure about that , There are some boys at Port who have inside word that it actually is $750k and that the $600k amount has been put out there by a few people just so the other North players are not put off side but money aside, What was your opinion on his game/games for far this season

I know tonight he was pretty ordinary so you can give your opinion on his season so far , Do you believe he has been worth the investment and whats your thoughts about Polec spending more time with the Port boys and looking happy and joking with his ex mates even though his new mates were all pretty depressed ?
The gun is in with “the boys from port”.

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This was posted 2 months before any trade occurred and probably a month before any noises of a move came up.

May have been said elsewhere already, but a friend of mine attended the recent italian night and was sat on polec's table.

Just saying, polec wasn't very shy in making it known that he'd been offered 750 or so elsewhere. This friend is a carlton man (but has a low football care factor), so I do believe him.

I reckon Wayne Carey was right.
 
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