Recommitted Lachie Neale [OOC 2023 - Will honour his contract]

If he leaves (as widely reported), what will Brisbane get in return?

  • Two good 1st round picks

  • Top 10 pick and change

  • A 1st & a 2nd

  • Later 1st rounder

  • Two 2nd rounders

  • Early 2nd rounder

  • Other 2nd round pick

  • Less than a 2nd rounder


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Snuffaluphagus

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Mesc

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Freo demonstrating their incompetence at the trade table once again.


What trade table ? You alright mate ? Amazing how salty some Brissy supporters got over something hypothetical. It's not Freo's fault he wants to leave.
 

Elixuh

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Hearing we couldn’t fit the sea shantymen into our cap and that’s what caused the trade to fall through.
 

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Freoboy in Melbs

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Fremantle botched this but I doubt they ever had the assets to ever get it done. Defend your club all you want but its completely unprofessional the way this has played out
And what exactly did Freo do wrong here? How did we botch it? Would luv to know. Not defending, asking. What did we do wrong, exactly?
 

master bate

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Apart from Neale going full scorched earth - which would be a tough sell as well given the only angle is unexpected border closures - this one was always going to be tricky.

But I still think there's a really small middle ground if:

1. Freo get paid every bit of what Cerra is worth
AND
2. Brisbane can find a ready made replacement for a cheap price

Then suddenly there's probably just enough of a margin if Neale really wanted to push it. But it's not worth even pushing now, you just end up looking bad. Sit back, wait and see what is available in trade week then have a think about it.

Brisbane losing Neale without a replacement and Freo paying the earth for a 28 year old both don't make sense. Brisbane moving sideways and maybe trying a different mix through the midfield and Freo getting some instant improvement (maybe by risking a future first rounder) now whilst Fyfe is still close to his peak both do make sense.
 

masai

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Not the first bloke to sound out the possibility of making extra bucks via the front ended loophole.
Not the first bloke to use family as a cover story.

Fremantle dodged a massive bullet.

His signature aint worth sh*t anymore. Year by year deals from here on.

Maybe clubs will put new wording in front loaded contracts. Something to the effect, that if you leave before fulfilling the full term of the contract, a percentage of the “front loading” will be levied against you.

I like Lachie, but geez Fyfie after delivering a load of bulls, is smelling sweeter.
 

Hollow Knight

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Maybe clubs will put new wording in front loaded contracts. Something to the effect, that if you leave before fulfilling the full term of the contract, a percentage of the “front loading” will be levied against you.

No doubt the AFLPA would throw a tantrum if they tried.
 

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Moist Biscuit

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Fremantle botched this but I doubt they ever had the assets to ever get it done. Defend your club all you want but its completely unprofessional the way this has played out
Freo botched it? Freo were approached by Lachies management and basically said we aren't giving up the world for a 28 year old inside mid. We are well stocked in that area (Serong, Fyfe, Brayshaw). Now Lachie can try and "save face" all he wants, he wanted out this year and has been told to suck it up.
 

rgauci

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Thank goodness he’s staying. Doesn’t fit our build age wise at all. Far more valuable to Brisbane than Fremantle.
 

Hollow Knight

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Lachies dad wouldn't have a clue who has leaked it. Ryan Daniels has had this story sitting on his desk for weeks, he gave the Lions the decency of finishing off the season before dropping it.

Nothing you said relates to whether Lachie’s dad would know or not. Just a word salad.
 

Hollow Knight

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Freo botched it? Freo were approached by Lachies management and basically said we aren't giving up the world for a 28 year old inside mid. We are well stocked in that area (Serong, Fyfe, Brayshaw). Now Lachie can try and "save face" all he wants, he wanted out this year and has been told to suck it up.

Cool narrative.
 

Moist Biscuit

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Nothing you said relates to whether Lachie’s dad would know or not. Just a word salad.
You sound almost sad that Lachie is staying? Thought you would be stoked to get another 12 months out of your teams best player?
Cool narrative.
So you're just gonna ignore the fact he wasn't talking about Freo the footy club then?
 

Moist Biscuit

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If the dick-wads here want to trash us, fine, but can you back it up with some real evidence, published statements or facts?

Or are you just trashing us because you think we're an easy target?
They know Lachie doesn't want to play in Brisbane anymore. Even if he is welcomed back next year, there will be a lot of animosity behind the scenes. Nobody wants to play with a bloke that doesn't wanna be there.