Contracted Mason Cox [out of contract 2020]

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So if Grundy leaves and you put Cox in the ruck, then who's your tall key forward?

Cox might also not be there given the talks with Essendon..
Our leading goal kicker for the year, Mihocek. He gets games ahead of Cox in our forward line regardless.

If Cox is off to Essendon, that’s apparently $500,000 off our books, so there’d be no need for Grundy to go. Even then, there isn’t really a shortage of ruckmen around the competition who are looking for new homes.

At the end of the day, the last 10 premiers have either had an average ruckman, or a ruckman brought in from another side that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I think you place too high a value on ruckmen.

If you look at premiers in the last 20 years, it’s names like Stuey Dew, Nick Davis, Dusty Martin, Cyril Rioli, Ryan O’Keefe, Stevie Johnson who’ve all been that game breaking HHF that has either gotten his side into the GF, or won his side the premiership by taking a game by the scruff of the neck.

Like I said, give me Jordan De Goey every day of the week.
 

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Our leading goal kicker for the year, Mihocek. He gets games ahead of Cox in our forward line regardless.

If Cox is off to Essendon, that’s apparently $500,000 off our books, so there’d be no need for Grundy to go. Even then, there isn’t really a shortage of ruckmen around the competition who are looking for new homes.

At the end of the day, the last 10 premiers have either had an average ruckman, or a ruckman brought in from another side that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I think you place too high a value on ruckmen.

If you look at premiers in the last 20 years, it’s names like Stuey Dew, Nick Davis, Dusty Martin, Cyril Rioli, Ryan O’Keefe, Stevie Johnson who’ve all been that game breaking HHF that has either gotten his side into the GF, or won his side the premiership by taking a game by the scruff of the neck.

Like I said, give me Jordan De Goey every day of the week.
If Cox is getting $500,000 a year collingwood needs to sack who ever signed him to that contract , I would hate to think what players like
Treloar , Adams , Maynard , Thomas , Mihocek are getting
 

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If Cox is getting $500,000 a year collingwood needs to sack who ever signed him to that contract , I would hate to think what players like
Treloar , Adams , Maynard , Thomas , Mihocek are getting
He’s not on $500k per year. Worst case scenario is that he’s on that coin for 2020 because of a back ended contract, but that’s speculation too. The extra year in his trigger clause will have him back to a more reasonable $350-$400k.
 

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He’s not on $500k per year. Worst case scenario is that he’s on that coin for 2020 because of a back ended contract, but that’s speculation too. The extra year in his trigger clause will have him back to a more reasonable $350-$400k.
Even that is too much for a bloke who has played just 58 games and probably just 5-10 decent games
 

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Even that is too much for a bloke who has played just 58 games and probably just 5-10 decent games
Agreed, but that’s what you get when you have Derek Hine negotiating contracts instead of spotting junior talent. Luckily for us he’s back doing what he does best now and leaving the negotiations to Ned Guy.
 

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Agree he was unstoppable & had an unbelievable game just like Naughton did this year against Richmond. However I think everyone is lookong at every other game he plays when he usually finishes with 3 to 4 disposals besides the odd one or two games a year when he pops up and kicks 2 or 3 & looks like a real threat.
Your defence is an interesting one, because your talls zone off so much, they give the forwards a free run and jump at it, which makes you susceptible to forwards who can hit the ball really high. Next time we play you, I'd go with both Cox and Moore up forward.
 

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