Motlop --- good choice/fit for the Crows? (chooses Port)

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by CrowBloke, Oct 6, 2017.

Put it out there
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Do you want AFC to do their best to get Motlop?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Meh

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  1. CrowBloke

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    Reported today (News.com.au) and I'm surprised nobody else started a thread about it (if there is one, Mods please merge?):
    " ADELAIDE has joined the race for Geelong star Steven Motlop’s signature.
    The Crows have reportedly joined the scrap in a big way, offering the 26-year-old a rich deal. "

    I've watched Motlop sneak around a kick behind the play for a while now and always wondered why Pyke did not tag him. Busy, damaging player, very much like Bachar Houli. Good replacement for CC?

    I'd be happy if the Crows got him. Thoughts?
    (P.S.
    I should've specified that I was curious to know what Crows supporters thought about the (unconfirmed) report. Apologies.
    I don't really give a flying Crows' FAAA-ARK about what any other club's supporter thinks about this, but hey it's an open Forum. Non-Crows' supporters have your say, by all means, but this is not a banter thread.)
     
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  2. mattyb2607

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    id be happy if they got him
     
  3. Cap

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    Let's see if he comes first
     
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    Add a poll.
     
  5. DD#23

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    I wouldn't say no outright, but he'd want to be coming cheap - in terms of trade AND pay packet.

    would love to know what the rumour-mill's idea of a "rich" deal is...
     
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  6. Paladin

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    He is a free agent.
     
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    Meh.
     
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    that does him a small favour then, but I still feel like we've got enough once a month players on the list.
     
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  9. JohnZ

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    Sorry for the intrusion, Motlop is a Restricted Free Agent, however I can't see Geelong matching any offers. I've heard Adelaide and Port's offers would give Geelong a Band 2 compo (end of 1st rnd). Make of that what you will.
     
  10. LegacyNexus

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    100% want.
    Who’s our line breakers. We have No Smith. Seed is injury prone. Hampton will take a while. Danger was our best. And Mcksy gets knocked over by a fart. Would love to get him over.
     
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    Won’t be devastated if we don’t get him. But if the price is right I’d take him.
     
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  12. Crowman32

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    I think he will choose port but i would be quite happy if he comes to our club. As long as they dont over pay him and obviously it doesnt cost any draft picks so why not. He has speed and we need all the line breakers we can get especially with smith out for majority of 2018.
     
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    They usually do.
     
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    Added.
     
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    AFC have allegedly offered a fair bit more ("rich deal") than PA.
     
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    Feel like he'd frustrate me a lot if he played for us.
     
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    He's looked alright the times I've watched him play. But the Motlop name isn't exactly held in as high regard as, say, the Rioli name.

    If you want me to elaborate, I would say the Motlop name has, rightly or wrongly, been mostly associated with laziness and mediocrity.
     
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  18. CrowBloke

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    Yeah, I wondered about that too.
    I had a look at his stats on Wikipedia. Underwhelming, a bit. Averages 18 disposals (not bad, but no efficiency data), a bit over a goal, 3.5 marks, 2.3 tackles per game.
    My recollection of him is busy loitering behind our post-point kickouts to shark pack spills or outside to kick back i50.
    Looks like he finds space, like Houli, might blossom in tandem with Eddie and our forward system (when on)?
     
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    I wonder if AFC are throwing this money at Motlop because they realise they might finish the trade period with no one coming in?
     
  20. CrowBloke

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    I hadn't heard that. Sounds a bit tough, but. I mean who cares what his relatives do/did (specifically, brother Daniel?) ? Can you say more, please?
    @ 26, he's not too old to improve.
     
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    Too inconsistent. Would rather spend our trade currency elsewhere.

    But if we can't get any decent players and it's a choice between Motlop and a late-first-round-early-second pick who may be a spud or wanting to leave us soon anyway? Then I'd take Motlop.
     
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  22. Murray2503

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    Motlop won me over in his prelim match against the crows. In a good environment he can be a lot more consistent. Needs to get fitter but i think he would add pace to our team that is needed without smith and cc.
     
  23. RippaRiley43

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    All depends on what we're paying him really. Much more than about 450 to about 500 and I would wonder why we didn't offer Lever more initially instead.

    Obviously talented and would be a great pick up if he lived up to that talent, but also has strong whipping boy potential with his inconsistency and lack of pressure. I like to back our system, but if he couldn't fire at a professional club like Geelong, is he much more likely to click here?

    If it comes down to it, he's probably better than nothing since we don't have to give up picks and could play the now vacant Cameron role. But I wouldn't be gutted if we missed out.
     
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    I don't really believe the report. This has Port chest beating all over it. Korns says crows have put a mammoth deal in front of motflop... only for motflop to choose port. A whole summer of motlop & polec choosing port references regarding our termultuous club culture. I can see it now

    Formerly known as Turnover_Thommo
     
  25. Elite Crow

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    Well it looks like we have come at this late
     
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