Restricted Free Agent Patrick Cripps

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TheBrownDog
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Walsh is there best mid now.

If Crippa wants more money and is not sure if he wants to stay or not then let him go I say. Carlton wouldn't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money to keep him for a mid who will turn 27 next year and most likely not get any better trade him to one of the Perth clubs and get a good draft pick and something else in return they need.
 

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marcmurphy3

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Would be hard for him to leave now even if he wanted too. Would be a massive risk for Freo or Westcoast to pay what would be required, in draft picks and salary to get him across, with him in this form
 

TENACIOUS

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Tom Morris reckons Carlton shouldn't overpay for Cripps.

Says Carlton should ask for Fremantle's first-rounder and Cerra if there's a real dispute about money.

I think Freo would be mad to do that. If Cerra goes, Freo would get a first-rounder in a straight swap.
We could sweeten it a little, how about we add..
A Casboult or Newnes or Plowman :grinv1:
 

Scratchy05

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Want to hear both sides thoughts
Freo receive: P.Cripps, S.Petrevski-Seton
Carl receive: A.Cerra, A.Pearce

Why Fremantle do this: The acquisition of Cripps will allow them to give Fyfe a lot more time forward without hurting their midfield as Cripps and Fyfe are of a somewhat similar mould. Adam Cerra could very well request a trade home so they should try strike while the iron is hot. Petrevski-Seton could replace an Aish or a Colyer in the side as well. Maybe a change of scenery helps him. Alex Pearce, while a good defender, is very injury prone and Fremantle have a surplus of Key Position defenders such as Cox, Logue & Hamling as well as smaller guys who can play tall in Ryan and Chapman.

Why Carlton do this: They are probably a touch behind where people expect them to be in their rebuild (although I do think they could play finals). Cripps is currently committed to Carlton and honestly, wouldn't surprise me to see him stay if Carlton want him to stay but in saying that, he is 26 and will be around 28-30 when you'd imagine Carlton will be challenging for a flag. Cerra will make them slightly worse in the short term but is much younger and will be hitting his prime around the same time Carlton will be you would have to imagine. WHile Liam Jones is having a good year, he isn't getting any younger and Alex Pearce at the peak of his powers was an upgrade over Liam Jones. However, Carlton would need to get his body right.

I personally don't believe any picks need to be exchanged in this deal because to me as a neutral, it seems very fair. Would like to hear others thoughts though.
 

Joao

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Want to hear both sides thoughts
Freo receive: P.Cripps, S.Petrevski-Seton
Carl receive: A.Cerra, A.Pearce

Why Fremantle do this: The acquisition of Cripps will allow them to give Fyfe a lot more time forward without hurting their midfield as Cripps and Fyfe are of a somewhat similar mould. Adam Cerra could very well request a trade home so they should try strike while the iron is hot. Petrevski-Seton could replace an Aish or a Colyer in the side as well. Maybe a change of scenery helps him. Alex Pearce, while a good defender, is very injury prone and Fremantle have a surplus of Key Position defenders such as Cox, Logue & Hamling as well as smaller guys who can play tall in Ryan and Chapman.

Why Carlton do this: They are probably a touch behind where people expect them to be in their rebuild (although I do think they could play finals). Cripps is currently committed to Carlton and honestly, wouldn't surprise me to see him stay if Carlton want him to stay but in saying that, he is 26 and will be around 28-30 when you'd imagine Carlton will be challenging for a flag. Cerra will make them slightly worse in the short term but is much younger and will be hitting his prime around the same time Carlton will be you would have to imagine. WHile Liam Jones is having a good year, he isn't getting any younger and Alex Pearce at the peak of his powers was an upgrade over Liam Jones. However, Carlton would need to get his body right.

I personally don't believe any picks need to be exchanged in this deal because to me as a neutral, it seems very fair. Would like to hear others thoughts though.
Zero interest in Cripps unless we get him as a FA and for a reasonable salary (~750k). We just got absolutely smashed on the spread and Cripps is about the last bloke in the league you would want coming in if that is the problem.

If Cerra goes, give us the draft picks and maybe we finally draft some quality KPF/s.

I would trade Pearce separately though and wish him good luck, clearly not having any with us.
 

Sweet Jesus

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Want to hear both sides thoughts
Freo receive: P.Cripps, S.Petrevski-Seton
Carl receive: A.Cerra, A.Pearce

Why Fremantle do this: The acquisition of Cripps will allow them to give Fyfe a lot more time forward without hurting their midfield as Cripps and Fyfe are of a somewhat similar mould. Adam Cerra could very well request a trade home so they should try strike while the iron is hot. Petrevski-Seton could replace an Aish or a Colyer in the side as well. Maybe a change of scenery helps him. Alex Pearce, while a good defender, is very injury prone and Fremantle have a surplus of Key Position defenders such as Cox, Logue & Hamling as well as smaller guys who can play tall in Ryan and Chapman.

Why Carlton do this: They are probably a touch behind where people expect them to be in their rebuild (although I do think they could play finals). Cripps is currently committed to Carlton and honestly, wouldn't surprise me to see him stay if Carlton want him to stay but in saying that, he is 26 and will be around 28-30 when you'd imagine Carlton will be challenging for a flag. Cerra will make them slightly worse in the short term but is much younger and will be hitting his prime around the same time Carlton will be you would have to imagine. WHile Liam Jones is having a good year, he isn't getting any younger and Alex Pearce at the peak of his powers was an upgrade over Liam Jones. However, Carlton would need to get his body right.

I personally don't believe any picks need to be exchanged in this deal because to me as a neutral, it seems very fair. Would like to hear others thoughts though.
I actually think there is not much interest in Cripps among fans of either WA side. It's not obvious to me that he's what either WC or Freo need. So any bumper trade seems like a stretch.
 

Tulip

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Carlton wouldn't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money to keep him for a mid who will turn 27 next year
Why is that a bad thing? They don't need more picks, especially given some of their recent howlers (not a pot shot, just the truth), they need quality players like Cripps. Are we fetishising young guys for upside again?
 

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00Stinger

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Cannot wait for this speculation to end.
Contract is hashed out already best it can be until the 2022 budgets are officially announced.
Paddy retires a blue.
Good, neither team from WA seem interested

Unless he does something major moving forward his best is well behind him

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Joao

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Good, neither team from WA seem interested

Unless he does something major moving forward his best is well behind him

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Well some/many of the fans on here aren't, got a feeling our underwhelming trade department would disagree.
 

BlueBalls#17

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Good, neither team from WA seem interested

Unless he does something major moving forward his best is well behind him

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Well we'll stick by him and he'll stick by us...
If you think crippas finished then I look forward to quoting this post at the end of the year, blokes been playing through injuries most the people on bigfooty wouldn't go to office jobs with.
Carrying the hopes of a whole football club got abit to heavy for his back I reckon 😉
His not even playing poorly... testament to how good he is that still averaging 20+ while injured is so below what anyone who watches footy expects of him.
 

00Stinger

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Well we'll stick by him and he'll stick by us...
If you think crippas finished then I look forward to quoting this post at the end of the year, blokes been playing through injuries most the people on bigfooty wouldn't go to office jobs with.
Carrying the hopes of a whole football club got abit to heavy for his back I reckon 😉
His not even playing poorly... testament to how good he is that still averaging 20+ while injured is so below what anyone who watches footy expects of him.
Almost 2 years injuries have been used as an excuse, that excuse is starting to run thin

Has been in the coaches votes twice out of 7 games and in one game he got 1 vote so he snuck in. If they isn't regressing then I don't know what is

He may not be playing really poorly but he is just going ok which is why a team would be ******* stupid to offer him big money
 

BlueBalls#17

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Almost 2 years injuries have been used as an excuse, that excuse is starting to run thin

Has been in the coaches votes twice out of 7 games and in one game he got 1 vote so he snuck in. If they isn't regressing then I don't know what is

He may not be playing really poorly but he is just going ok which is why a team would be ******* stupid to offer him big money
Oh I can't argue with you there.
Think maybe he needs to put himself first and maybe take a week or two off just rest his back and shoulder.
But doing us a favour by making other teams think they're not interested.
I remember Bont having a really down period like 2 years ago and I was saying the same thing people are saying about crippa.
Happy to keep him and hope someone can let him know what the footy world is thinking and light a fire under him.
Funny though how quickly people's opinions are made and changed, 34 disposals and 2 goals against freo 4 weeks ago, just had to point that out.
 

Thetrader15

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Why is that a bad thing? They don't need more picks, especially given some of their recent howlers (not a pot shot, just the truth), they need quality players like Cripps. Are we fetishising young guys for upside again?
I agree, I think Carlton are going for finals now having traded out a top 10 for Saad and throwing the salary cap sink at Williams.

I believe McGovern is OOC this year (?), the blues would be ecstatic to be able to off load most of that to Cripps.
 

BlueBalls#17

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Wasn't he meant to sign at the B&F?
Budgets for 2022 still aren't released, players in the 800k and upward a year brackets that might get front loaded and backloaded contracts to suit a clubs budget cant really sign without a guarentee of what they will earn next year.
Though from my uncles friends dogs ex owners neighbour who's a very reliable source, numbers are hashed out in principle and people at the club are not in the slightest bit concerned about it like bigfooty is and football fortune tellers are.
Either way these boards are gonna be fun to read in hindsight a year from now.
 

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