Restricted Free Agent Patrick Cripps

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00Stinger

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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.
that Freo game is looking more and more like a one off though

Like I said previously though, he is still an AFL standard player but he would be lucky to be in the top 50 players based off the last 18 months whereas before that he was a top 10 player
 

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Seems to be a copping a lot more 'just pay what he's worth' commentary than I would expect of a player of his calibre.

I would expect the drums to be beating about how much WC/Freo are going to offer to get him back to WA and how the Blues are desperately trying to sign him before he becomes a free agent.
 

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RAPPA

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Value dropping & still hasn't signed? something is off here

Doesn't really make sense.

No club would pay him more than Carlton you would think?
if they’re confident the form dip is solely or substantially attributable to a recoverable injury, then they’d be thinking an uninterrupted pre season and their own medical team will get him back on track.
 

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Carlton probably should trade him they have Sam Walsh now
Would be an idiotic move.

After all the “just wait until Cripps has more good midfielders around him” talk why would they sell him off just when that has materialised? So they can then say “just wait until Walsh has more support around him”?

Dumb.

Carlton would be selling low now anyway. Might as well keep him, and Cripps wouldn’t be able to demand too much of them
 

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Would be an idiotic move.

After all the “just wait until Cripps has more good midfielders around him” talk why would they sell him off just when that has materialised? So they can then say “just wait until Walsh has more support around him”?

Dumb.

Carlton would be selling low now anyway. Might as well keep him, and Cripps wouldn’t be able to demand too much of them
You say these things like Carlton haven’t been known to do all of the above in the last 2 decades...
 

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His body is smashed. No club would pay for him at the moment.

I think we'll keep him on a reasonable salary and fingers crossed he can get his body right, even if that means sitting out the back end of the season if we aren't playing finals and getting the rest/surgery he needs.
 

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Looks like he’s checked out:

Could be a good pick up for a contender for nothing trade wise.

Wouldn’t be giving him more than $500k and a three year contract though.
 

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I said a couple of years ago that he’s declined substantially, teams have worked out how to minimize his influence at the stoppages and they exploit his lack of mobility on the spread.

He’s terrible overhead for a big bloke too, so you can’t hide him up forward or down back. One trick pony... it was a seriously great trick for a while there though.

It’s a real pity, he was an absolute star and in a different team might have had a lot of team success
 

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I said a couple of years ago that he’s declined substantially, teams have worked out how to minimize his influence at the stoppages and they exploit his lack of mobility on the spread.

He’s terrible overhead for a big bloke too, so you can’t hide him up forward or down back. One trick pony... it was a seriously great trick for a while there though.

It’s a real pity, he was an absolute star and in a different team might have had a lot of team success
Would take him at West Coast if no trade required. Carlton would need to accept band one but.
 

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This is what happens when you don't sign a contract before start of final season of contract. It's a risk and the player is putting all his eggs in his basket of playing well that year to maximise his new contract. If he plays poorly though his next contract is minimised. That's the risk
 

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This is what happens when you don't sign a contract before start of final season of contract. It's a risk and the player is putting all his eggs in his basket of playing well that year to maximise his new contract. If he plays poorly though his next contract is minimised. That's the risk
Don’t tell me his agent is Rama? He Worked wonders for Ben brown!
 

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The bloke is still a fantastic player. For one reason or another he is down on form but I’m sure he will fight through it
 

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I said a couple of years ago that he’s declined substantially, teams have worked out how to minimize his influence at the stoppages and they exploit his lack of mobility on the spread.

He’s terrible overhead for a big bloke too, so you can’t hide him up forward or down back. One trick pony... it was a seriously great trick for a while there though.

It’s a real pity, he was an absolute star and in a different team might have had a lot of team success
A couple of years ago he was the best player in the competition. Was even playing well right up until rounds 7/8 last season.

The drop off has been insane. I’m almost certain he gets it back. Whether that’s through a long rest on the sidelines or a shift in the way he plays the game I’m not sure. Needs to do something though.
 

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A couple of years ago he was the best player in the competition. Was even playing well right up until rounds 7/8 last season.

The drop off has been insane. I’m almost certain he gets it back. Whether that’s through a long rest on the sidelines or a shift in the way he plays the game I’m not sure. Needs to do something though.
His negatives in regards to the draft profile was speed and athleticism.

Cripps has always reminded me as a bit of an oversized Priddis who became a bit of a liability in his later years due to those weaknesses
 

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