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LeverPuller

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Bump as a heck of a point.

In terms of nailing every ND pick is Melbourne’s 2019 draft shaping to be one of the better ones of recent times across the league? Looks like 3 200-gamers, all with serious talent.
 

Topkent

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Bump as a heck of a point.

In terms of nailing every ND pick is Melbourne’s 2019 draft shaping to be one of the better ones of recent times across the league? Looks like 3 200-gamers, all with serious talent.
Considering we had so many high picks I'd still say it's par. Not spectacular
 

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Bump as a heck of a point.

In terms of nailing every ND pick is Melbourne’s 2019 draft shaping to be one of the better ones of recent times across the league? Looks like 3 200-gamers, all with serious talent.

Can we wait a few more years please
 

Ambrosia

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If Ben Brown can’t break into Melbourne’s side surely another club will chase his services especially seeing he’d cost very little at the trade table.

Collingwood maybe?

Would he consider going back to North?
 

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If he can’t break into Melbourne’s side surely another club will chase his services especially seeing he’d cost very little at the trade table.

Collingwood maybe?

Would he consider going back to North?
Doubt he's going anywhere but back like Brown, should have taken the 850k and 1st KPF spot at North.
Roos won't be taking him back.
 

Sky

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Doubt he's going anywhere but back like Brown, should have taken the 850k and 1st KPF spot at North.
Roos won't be taking him back.
What was the real offer because why would he reject 850k? He wouldn’t be getting that at Melbourne, surely?
 

Ambrosia

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What was the real offer because why would he reject 850k? He wouldn’t be getting that at Melbourne, surely?

My understanding is he rejected the offer from North earlier in the year then his form dried up and North pulled the offer and pushed him out the door.
 

Jugada

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What was the real offer because why would he reject 850k? He wouldn’t be getting that at Melbourne, surely?

Think it was because it was a 3 year deal and he wanted 4 or 5.

Would be getting significantly less at the Demons for sure
 

Sky

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Think it was because it was a 3 year deal and he wanted 4 or 5.

Would be getting significantly less at the Demons for sure
Figured that and he’s looking like he will regret it, monetarily wise. Don’t understand why he wouldn’t have backed himself in to get a 2 year extension after 2023 at NM when there’s every chance they’ll still be in the bottom third of the ladder still.
 

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I think Brown will get another crack at AFL level this week. I couldn’t see him being anywhere other than Melbourne in 2022.
 

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I'm sure he will get going at the Dees eventually anyway. He has had 3 games back from injury for 5 goals. Hardly put him in the bin sort of stuff
 

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Can't imagine why Melbourne would want to play Weideman over Brown moving forward. I know Weid is younger, but he's at best a below average KPF. He's 6 months older than Coleman leader McKay and can't even manage 1 goal/game, whereas Brown has managed podium finishes in the Coleman multiple times in his career, and has kicked more goals than Weideman this year despite playing 2 less games. I fully expect to see Brown in Melbourne's side by the time we get to finals
 

Elroo

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What was the real offer because why would he reject 850k? He wouldn’t be getting that at Melbourne, surely?
Yep, it was something like 3yrs guaranteed at about $800,000 with triggers for additional years as we were worried about injuries. He said no, he wanted 4-5yrs guaranteed at $800,000; he then suffered injuries which is the reason we'd made the original offer with triggers. When he was injured he (his manager) came back and said he decided that he was happy with our offer and North pretty much said "sorry that's now withdrawn & test the market for what you're worth"
 

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Yep, it was something like 3yrs guaranteed at about $800,000 with triggers for additional years as we were worried about injuries. He said no, he wanted 4-5yrs guaranteed at $800,000; he then suffered injuries which is the reason we'd made the original offer with triggers. When he was injured he (his manager) came back and said he decided that he was happy with our offer and North pretty much said "sorry that's now withdrawn & test the market for what you're worth"
Did he ever get to free agency? Was a mature draftee right? So he should just be normal OOC in 2024, not a UFA coz he won’t have had 10 years service at one club or have been a free agent before.
 

Sky

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Yep, it was something like 3yrs guaranteed at about $800,000 with triggers for additional years as we were worried about injuries. He said no, he wanted 4-5yrs guaranteed at $800,000; he then suffered injuries which is the reason we'd made the original offer with triggers. When he was injured he (his manager) came back and said he decided that he was happy with our offer and North pretty much said "sorry that's now withdrawn & test the market for what you're worth"
I love it when it backfires on players. It’s rare but they’ve got too much power 99% of the time
 

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Had to laugh at the grab from one of the journo's a few weeks ago (Possibly Jay Clark) saying Melbourne would only entertain a top 25 pick to move him on.

Ironic.

He's absolutely cooked.

The side play to this great sideshow of the last 12 months is the rumours North want Weideman via the PSD.
 

Kangaroo Cat

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I just wish him well, I'd love him to come back to north one day as I feel he has talents outside of his game, if he thrives elsewhere I'll always cheer the guy though. Many of my best north memories the past five years involved Big Benny.
 

The 747

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North did the right thing letting him go and Melbourne are playing him where he now belongs. Has played with a noticeable lack of intensity for a couple of years now.
 

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North did the right thing letting him go and Melbourne are playing him where he now belongs. Has played with a noticeable lack of intensity for a couple of years now.


Hasn't played well since the day jarrad waite hung up the boots and he had to do more of the physical stuff himself.
 

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