Restricted Free Agent Josh Kelly [option to significantly extend current deal]

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General Giant

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It won’t be if you have him on a mil a year
Cogs, Whitfield, greene also on close to that money

That’s 4 players taking up near a third of the cap
Are they all now?

I find it amusing you always seem to think we are at breaking point with the cap.

You do realise we had contracts for Cameron, Williams, Corr, Hately and Caldwell that are now not being fulfilled?
 

the Ziebull

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Are they all now?

I find it amusing you always seem to think we are at breaking point with the cap.

You do realise we had contracts for Cameron, Williams, Corr, Hately and Caldwell that are now not being fulfilled?
It’s been well reported they are on that money. Kelly we know if he triggers it’s a mil a year we know cogs is on that. Whitfield and greene are on a little less

And then you throw in Haynes, hopper, Taranto etc
 

General Giant

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It’s been well reported they are on that money.
No it’s been reported all over the place with different figures. Only thing consistent is the time frame


Kelly we know if he triggers it’s a mil a year we know cogs is on that. Whitfield and greene are on a little less
Do we know that? Wow we suck at keeping secrets. Where was it posted or was it more media guessing?

Whitfield and Greene? Really?

And then you throw in Haynes, hopper, Taranto etc
throw? Lol


I see a lot of hoping from you that someone gets squeezed out.

But you still haven’t answered about the extra money we have after those contracts were rejected at the end of last season from the 6.
 

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Mego Red

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No it’s been reported all over the place with different figures. Only thing consistent is the time frame




Do we know that? Wow we suck at keeping secrets. Where was it posted or was it more media guessing?

Whitfield and Greene? Really?

throw? Lol


I see a lot of hoping from you that someone gets squeezed out.

But you still haven’t answered about the extra money we have after those contracts were rejected at the end of last season from the 6.
Don't be so defensive.

The amounts being committed to players by GWS has been widely reported. You can say if you think the reports are wrong, but even if they are it's not by much. No one thinks you've signed these guys on $350k a year.

There's probably been some money saved with Cameron leaving, but I don't see how that won't be swallowed up with the re-signings.

In any event - you have great talent.
 

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I mean tbh you’re probably better off clearing the cap space and getting an extra top 10 pick

So it’s a win win situation for you if he goes or stays
If the Giants need to free up cap space they should look at moving Cognilio. Getting close to the same coin and a long term deal but is getting injured more and more.

Its one thing to pay top dollar for good players, another to pay top dollar for players who seem to get consistently injured and in rehab.

Cogs hasn't worked out as captain, Toby is killing it in the role.

Thats where GWS are spending big $$$ for little return.
 

Obeanie1

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Geez, IMO a pretty poor piece of journalism and opinions from players who should know better.

Giants are playing Kelly as a high half forward because they have so many quality bigger inside mids to do the grunt work. Toranto, Tom Green, Ward, Xavier O'Halloran and Jacob Hopper. That is 5 quality inside mids across varying ages. Kelly may pinch hit on ball if needed but geez it isn't hard to work out why he's not playing in the centre square.

Yes Kelly is better than these guys but why waste a Rolls Royce doing the inside heavy lifting and getting smashed. Especially when you have offered him a 10 year contract with eight years remaining.
 

Wild Bill

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why would Josh Kelly go to north right now?

North are 4-5 years away from contending and by that time he will be 30+ and he has a long term lucrative deal from GWS in front of him so money wouldn't be a swaying factor
Why would he go anywhere? He won't get the same money or length of contract. He signed an amazing contract and sets himself up for life.
 

General Giant

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Don't be so defensive.

The amounts being committed to players by GWS has been widely reported. You can say if you think the reports are wrong, but even if they are it's not by much. No one thinks you've signed these guys on $350k a year.

There's probably been some money saved with Cameron leaving, but I don't see how that won't be swallowed up with the re-signings.

In any event - you have great talent.
Not defensive at all. Replied to some amusing points that were made by a bloke that almost begs players to leave and go to north every week.

This is the same bloke who says just under a million for contracts worth 700k to 850k so....

As for the widely reported, none have agreed on a figureS

Cameron Williams Corr Hately Langdon, Caldwell all had contracts on the table. Cameron a big one.
We brought in Preuss (a reserve ruck) and Hogan(on his last shot) so don’t see how it would be eaten up.

Have no doubt at all the Tobes contract has been restricted to take advantage of the money we now have earlier in his career.
 

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