North Make Godfather Offer To Kelly

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  1. the big lebowski

    the big lebowski Norm Smith Medallist

    North Melbourne
    Oct 4, 2006
    6,915
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    Out of interest, say the dogs finished with pick 15 this year, would you be happy to give that up for Goldy?
     

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  2. Mofra

    Mofra Moderator

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    In the moment
    We'd have to consider it (with something coming back), Goldy plays until Tim English is ready for senior football in 2-3 years time.
    We're pretty happy with what Roughy gives us but he's only played one year (2016) without significant injury, Boyd is a forward/ruck not a no 1 ruck and Campbell is more depth than genuine AFL no 1 ruck.

    The issue is we traded our first rounders away more than once in the past few years so AFL first-round selection restrictions will start to apply, and by all account Dalrymple rates this draft so may want to keep picks.
     
  3. ManOfClay

    ManOfClay Day Off

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    You know I hate to say I told you so
     
  4. Ryz

    Ryz Moderator

    North Melbourne
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    We could win a gazillion flags in a row, and our perception and how we're represented by the media wouldn't change one iota.

    Nothings changed Gus.
     
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  5. The_Flying_Egg

    The_Flying_Egg Norm Smith Medallist

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    I wouldn't. .. at this stage I'm not sure he's any better than Roughead. He was terrible this year. He should have very little trade value
     
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  6. theyellowsash

    theyellowsash Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
    Feb 9, 2009
    5,682
    Footscray
    Indeed nothing has changed. Star players have consistently rejected record breaking offers to move to your club.

    Something must be off at north for so many players to turn down such incredible offers.
     
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  7. Ryz

    Ryz Moderator

    North Melbourne
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    We're going for established players firmly entrenched at clubs and said clubs have remunerated the ones that have stayed pretty well. Richmond made a record breaking deal to keep Dustin but it's being presented by the media that he's a loyal player playing for peanuts.

    I don't really engage in the tit for tat shit that's spilled over from the D&T board, but if you want to continue to get caught up in it, be my guest.
     
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  8. theyellowsash

    theyellowsash Norm Smith Medallist

    Richmond
    Feb 9, 2009
    5,682
    Footscray
    You're the one claiming the media is misrepresenting your club but your club was the one that made it public that you were going after a handful of absolute stars with insane offers, your coach even insinuated that his future could be effected by the failure to recruit said players. When it's the club itself putting itself in the firing line you have to wear the criticism for failure.
     
  9. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

    Richmond
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    It was three of your posters who started the whole cross boards shit fight, but yeah, kangas the victims.... again
     
  10. GoTigers2015

    GoTigers2015 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Thought this thread was about Kelly. Is he still going to North?
     
  11. teknodeejay

    teknodeejay Norm Smith Medallist

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    If dusty and Kelly wanted to be in the hunt for premierships then they wouldn't be signing up with North Melbourne you'd think.
     

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  12. Jobe Watson

    Jobe Watson Brownlow Medalist

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    Are North the least attractive Melbourne club at the moment?
     
  13. Ryz

    Ryz Moderator

    North Melbourne
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    Huh? Thought my post was a reasonable response to the post which was thinly veiled trolling at best. Do you not agree?

    Player more than likely staying at his club, just like another last week, more power to them and congrats to those club. Sun will still rise in the morning.
     
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  14. Thats Wright

    Thats Wright Premiership Player

    North Melbourne
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    Probably Essendon.
     
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  15. Page8383

    Page8383 Premiership Player

    North Melbourne
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    4,764
    Sydney
    Disappointed that Josh is looking to extend at Giants, not devastated. It's very hard to entice players who are content at their current clubs and it is always unlikely that they'll sign.
    Most signings since free agency have been players who are unhappy, have nominated a destination or are late 20s looking to make the most of their last big contract.
    Franklin is probably the standout poaching where he took the godfather offer.
    Interesting that reports are that Josh has only extended for two years.
    Clearly has an end game in mind.


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  16. SherbertLemon

    SherbertLemon Club Legend

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    Apr 7, 2013
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    Take your goggles off mate. It's clearly north at this stage. Peaks and troughs.
     
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  17. Thats Wright

    Thats Wright Premiership Player

    North Melbourne
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    3,608
    Melbourne
    Would you join a club guaranteed to cop a finals flogging, fresh off the worst cheating in the history of the game?

    Short memory.
     
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  18. SherbertLemon

    SherbertLemon Club Legend

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    Dude, the sanctions have finished?

    Now we have a young list and the best facilities in the AFL with one of the biggest membership bases and attendance rates.

    We lost to SYDNEY in SYDNEY. Have a look at the results for the last few games there bucko. We have a young developing list capable of beating teams like Geelong.

    You can't get out of the past. The present is all that matters. I sincerely hope you land Kelly, but your club is the least attractive by 20 country miles.
     
  19. Thats Wright

    Thats Wright Premiership Player

    North Melbourne
    Jan 16, 2011
    3,608
    Melbourne
    Its more likely to be the media/AFL and don supporters that will pretend the Hird years didn't happen. It wasn't long ago.

    But yes, normally the media would put some of the blame on the coach when players don't turn up. Not with Scott, somehow its the club.

    Dons hanging in there but circling the depths of the barrel. The media generally fluff them up. Even sycophants like Sam Newman must have an Essendon mate that warps his honest appraisal of the tulla laboratory.
     
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  20. Rance2Mewtwo

    Rance2Mewtwo Team Captain

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    Thinking about it from a neutral's perspective, in the modern era honestly I'd want to start a small business venture on the side for when I retire and North's low exposure and small fan base would significantly reduce my power to generate money through AFL fame.

    This is one of North's biggest modern day challenges.

    A lot of star players now understand the value of an extra 100k social media followers.

    Essendon are a massive club and can set you up after your footy life whereas North always carries that slight risk of relocation in 10+ years.
     
  21. Hawkie_McHawkHawk

    Hawkie_McHawkHawk All Australian

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    Sep 15, 2006
    897
    melbourne
    Why does something have to be off? They've gone after the top 1% of players in the league, whose teams are already have the premiership window opening and they're mates play there. Not everybody values $ as the be all and end all.

    I think it may work out as a blessing for north in the end, hit the draft hard over the next couple of years and bring up their own champions from the beginning.
     
  22. Jesslc

    Jesslc Club Legend

    North Melbourne
    Mar 16, 2015
    1,040
    Nah can't remember the last good player that Essendon picked up. oh wait... Ryan Crowley?
     
  23. DrMike

    DrMike Premium Platinum

    Richmond
    May 13, 2012
    23,341
    Perth
    I think the second part of that is the issue. Under Brad name one player you could say has developed into a champion.
     
  24. Young Gun #6

    Young Gun #6 Premiership Player

    Port Adelaide
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    Probably the least attractive of any club in Australia outside of Gold Coast but at least they still have some untapped potential with a heap of kids and a new coach.
     
  25. Thats Wright

    Thats Wright Premiership Player

    North Melbourne
    Jan 16, 2011
    3,608
    Melbourne
    Not necessarily. Sounds like you're basing this on the back of your son of a drug lord, that smashed your salary cap.

    Pet memberships don't pay the bills in retirement. 5 million over 10 years is a good base to set yourself up regardless of dodgy deals and false promises from boards.
     

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