Laird Signs For 5 Years

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Golumless

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You have completely missed the point of my original post.. wake up Jeff

Laird didn't shop him self around, didn't wait until the final week of trades to add pressure to the club and accepted a 5 year deal that was likely unders per year. He could've asked other clubs what they are willing to offer and upped his pay per season.. but he chose to stay at the club long term.

Not sure if you watched the game yesterday, but I personally can't see a glimmer of hope and I wouldn't be staying long term.. he should be chasing glory.. so just incase you have forgotten what loyalty looks like, Laird and Smithers are examples. Take note.

We are no longer a good team, so loyalty no now calculated by staying.. it's a sh*t show and I don't blame people leaving
Does that not indicate we capitulated to his demands, or also thought they were fair?

We've paid a 5 year deal and odds are because of our position, we've probably paid the amount he wants. After all, as you say, Laird would have no issues finding employment elsewhere. I wouldn't be using Rory as a bastion of loyalty. If he was, he would have signed the deal we wanted him to, not the fair one.

I don't particularly have any issues with paying that price to Laird, providing it isn't ridiculous. He's versatile, and does fit the system Nicks wants to build (which isn't something I feel too confident in saying about our other out of contract 'star' mid). That's the only difference between Rory and Brad. We saw Rory as a player we could rebuild around, we did not with Brad.

Boy oh Boy, you believe a media report.. Laird was never leaving Adelaide, load of crap that report. Another cheap shot at Adelaide.
Of course he would have, if we didn't come to the party.

If we stayed with our offer of 3 years, Rory would be wearing another teams colours in 2022 and we'd have another draft pick to play with.
 

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Thetrader15

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cant remember many others
All these signed 5+ year deals in the last 10 years...

Josh Kelly
Lachie Whitfield
Andrew Gaff
Tim Kelly
Scott Lycett
Adam Treloar
Brad Crouch
Lachie Neale
Taylor Adams
Tom Boyd
Nat Fyfe
Michael Hurley
Callan Ward
Steele Sidebottom
Dyson Heppell
Trent Cotchin
Joel Selwood
Bret Deledio
Jack Martin
Nic Naitanui
Phil Davis
Dustin Martin
Jayden Stephenson
Jack Viney
Jack Crisp
Paddy Ryder
 

Scorpus

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Apr 16, 2014
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All these signed 5+ year deals in the last 10 years...

Josh Kelly
Lachie Whitfield
Andrew Gaff
Tim Kelly
Scott Lycett
Adam Treloar
Brad Crouch
Lachie Neale
Taylor Adams
Tom Boyd
Nat Fyfe
Michael Hurley
Callan Ward
Steele Sidebottom
Dyson Heppell
Trent Cotchin
Joel Selwood
Bret Deledio
Jack Martin
Nic Naitanui
Phil Davis
Dustin Martin
Jayden Stephenson
Jack Viney
Jack Crisp
Paddy Ryder
Don't forget absolute superstar defender Aidan Corr
 

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