List Mgmt. Josh Kelly to North II | Re-signed with GWS for seasons 2018 and 19.

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Apparently the draft board has people that think Carlton can get Kelly.

Even more bizarre is that they entertain the idea that Kelly would choose Carlton
In the know posters haven't mentioned Kelly to Carlton.

I'm sure the media will link us with Kelly though. The phrase "to help out Paddy Cripps" will probably get bandied around a bit.
 

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North Melbourne has plenty of talent.

The only thing that comment says is stay away from Josh Kelly.

I can guarantee you that if Kelly requests a trade to North Melbourne, they'll suddenly realise you have a couple of players they like.

The problem is the players they may propose as part of a trade may be deemed as untouchable to North supporters.

A trade for Kelly could be both a blessing and a curse.
The judd trade illistrated just how much ongoing collateral a big trade can cost. You certainly have to have your ducks lined up when you pull a trade like this. On could argue carlton along with gold coast/ablett didnt.
 

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The judd trade illistrated just how much ongoing collateral a big trade can cost. You certainly have to have your ducks lined up when you pull a trade like this. On could argue carlton along with gold coast/ablett didnt.
Oh we know.

The Jon Hay and Leigh Colbert trades are 2 reasons why we're entering a 20th straight season without a GF.
 

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Unfortunately for them they can’t rest easy, there’s a reason Josh only signed for two years on the chance to win a flag. The very next year gws have a garage sale, they give up Sheil, Scully, Lobb after promising a flag to blokes like Josh who stuck with them for less money!? Loyalty is out the window. GWS, or his management did not do the right thing by Josh.
Following on from Devon Smith and Nathan Wilson the year prior and to a lesser extent Matthew Kennedy.

They also offloaded Setterfield in this past offseason.
 
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So was Judd. Kelly is the Judd of now basically. I hope we've learnt from history.
Just a sidenote, Judd had a much higher public profile at the time of his trade. Josh Kelly would be largely unknown outside of AFL circles so wouldn't have much effect on our greater branding and marketing with his current profile.
 
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Just a sidenote, Judd had a much higher public profile at the time of his trade. Josh Kelly would be largely unknown outside of AFL circles so wouldn't have much effect on our greater branding and marketing with his current profile.
Yeah, it's fair to say he won't be the face of a business any time soon.
 
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Yeah, it's fair to say he won't be the face of a business any time soon.
Don't get me wrong though. He's hardcore North Melbourne. Loves our club so much. So much in fact he preferred not using up our precious financial resources for 10 years or cramping our style by living less than 900km from Arden Street.
 

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Oh we know.

The Jon Hay and Leigh Colbert trades are 2 reasons why we're entering a 20th straight season without a GF.
Nathan Thompson was equally, if not more costly than Jonathan Hay, even if we did get two or three seasons of his best football. The fact that we did them back to back and lost JWS into the bargain meant the mid 2000s drafts cost us any chance of turning those prelims into premierships a couple years back.
 
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I'd guess any of our listed players who became involved in the trade would be there by virtue of representing a value proposition and sitting in our 10-20 range. If a player wasn't consistently picked over the season that would naturally drive up their value.

McKay is actually a plausible suggestion. If he's sitting in Preuss' position come mid-year he could well be the deal breaker.

Hope not though.
Nah, reckon he'll play every game!
 

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Don't want to p1ss on your parade, but the facts show that we have the lowest membership numbers of any Victorian club and are only ahead of the Lions, Suns, and GWS.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-12-26/on-the-campaign-trail-your-clubs-membership-drive

So any keyboard campaigners out there who spend hours on here banging on about their love for the club, show you are a real supporter and get out NOW and buy a NMFC membership if you haven't done so already. FFS as supporters we need to band together and treat the membership race as our own premiership. As a bare minimum we need to have more memberships than St Kilda and Fooders-cray.
You need to take this fight to FB and the like. Most here are the die hard signed up type.

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