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

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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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    Good to know, but the deal-makers are probably aware of this too.
    Thanks for the input. :thumbsu:
     

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    For the first time all season it may have been his last game so just gave it everything.

    I think his effort was decent in the GF considering most of his teammates were pathetic.
     
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    Crows are a 5% chance for Motlop, we all know it despite the ridiculous tweets from Cornes and co to set up the inevitable Port gloating.

    Only real threat to Port is the AFL Suns but wow things must be desperate if they are paying a guy like Motlop extra just to get him up there.
     
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  4. CrowBloke

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    :thumbsu:
    Mate, I agree. Our economy is rooted, power supply/cost is too, and business confidence is low, but I love Adelaide. Today's a great example and April/May are just glorious :rainbow:. I even love the stinking hot Summers and cold Winters.
    However, if CC's partner is not happy it's understandable that he'd move.
     
  5. CrowBloke

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    Yes!
    It'd be great to see the traders learn from their mistakes and be pro-active.
    Rockliff would've been a good get, but prefers Port. Meh, his loss.
    Getting Gibbs and Motlop would be positive additions.
    Yeah, all good points.
    Must be partner- and family-related, eh?
     
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    Ah bugger. Was under the impression it was a three day thing preceding trade week.
    Cheers
     
  7. CrowBloke

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    Please don't get me wrong, I despise PA and all things related to PA, but this is a bit unfair.
    The case is sub judice, and the player and his club have asked not to be judged before the event. Innocent, until proven guilty. Fair enough, too.
    Most players take the "no comment" stance, most often when they're in the wrong. I respect that Ryder asked not to be pre-judged.

    Having said that, if he's proven guilty then he's a lying fake.
     
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    May actually want to check your business confidence stats...I wouldn't just rely on a Steven Marshall quote
     
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    The last Motlop Port recruited didn't work out so well and turned out to be a bit of a joke.

    Like I said earlier, the Motlop name is synonymous with talent coupled with laziness and mediocrity. If he joins the Crows (and he probably won't), I'll be hoping like hell he'll prove everyone wrong.
     
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    If this sort of thing happened to our players, I'd bet that Rucci and other Port sycophants would happily ignore any presumption of innocence and be first in line demanding that they be stood down or sacked.

    This year alone Impey, Krakouer and now Ryder have had run ins with the law, yet apparently we are the club with a culture problem due to not being able to retain players.
     
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    That is FAR from a massive offer. $500k-$550k is roughly what you expect player of Motlop’s quality to get. I would be very comfortable with that deal.
     
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    So the narrative from Cornes is that Motlop wants to go to Port, but we've offered more and he wants Port to match.

    I can't see how either club would be happy with this scenario.

    Cornes is making shit up.
     
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    It puts Port in an easy win situation. He comes to us and he can say he's going for the cash, goes to Port and he'll say Port didn't match our $ and he's going cause they're awesome.

    500K isn't the worst. Mackay is on his last year and we're paying him 400K. Might as well get a replacement now.
     
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    Reluctantly voted yes

    Motlop is a good player of the kind we need. Fast, outside, breaks lines and in full flight hard to stop

    But he is lazy & unaccountable, and I don’t believe we’d have been into him all year long. Rather with Lever leaving there is cash, and we decided to spend it on him because he’s there

    The problem with Motlop, as I’ve posted before, is that he can really play. That makes his flakiness even harder to stomach. He’s really good, when on.

    however he is a very talented player of need, and what would be truly intolerable is having the money and not spending it. Cap space front loaded doesn’t help the team

    I’d rather spend it to get a good player, than roll it over. Again!

    Bird in the hand
     
  15. Sanders

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    Nothing like Charlie

    Motlop is an unaccountable line breaking, skilled outside runner
     
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    Is that you BT?

    Lever is nothing like the best young defender in the league.
     
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    Not sure if you’re being serious.

    He’s a line breaking game changer, who can rack up 30 touches and kick a couple.

    He was runner up in the 2015 B&F, a whisker from winning it

    His best is not the question.
     
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    Not sure about that. I think he just feels he needs a new situation, hence the entertaining of a few different clubs

    http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2017-09-18/danger-backs-mots

    http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2017-09-25/scott-keen-for-mots-to-stay



    Scott said he wanted Motlop to stay at Geelong beyond this year.

    "It needs to be played out and there are people at our club who should be the spokesperson for this even ahead of me," Scott told Fox Footy on Monday night.

    "But this is one of the rare occasions I'll talk about what I want – and I sincerely hope that he's a Geelong player next year.

    "I'm not sure how I can be any more emphatic than that, and Steve knows that."
     
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    Huh?

    Has anyone told Gaff or Whitfield?

    Outside finishers with speed and skill are worth a lot!
     
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    None of which contradicts my statement that he has no defense
     
  21. Sanders

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    Even his agent wouldn’t suggest he does. That’s a given, no ones arguing that he runs both ways
     
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    And therefore he cant replace what charlie is in the team for. My original argument.
     
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    He doesn’t play the same position as Charlie

    One is a defensive small forward and one is an outside, line breaking wingman
     
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    Ok so why did you argue for 10 posts before agreeing with me
     
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    Da fuq
     
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