Welcome Rookie Pick 9 (2016) - Peter Ladhams

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dirty2

Premiership Player
Nov 6, 2016
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Port Adelaide
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Who married a Vic girl, was going to move post career and got a mega deal that we didn’t go anywhere near matching in terms of money or years. Another year or two and he’d of probably stayed.

I’m pretty sure that situation doesn’t apply to Ladhams.
Ok
Make sure when he plays in victoria that he doesnt go picking up a Victorian girl.
 

Chrizzt

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Aug 17, 2009
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Who married a Vic girl, was going to move post career and got a mega deal that we didn’t go anywhere near matching in terms of money or years. Another year or two and he’d of probably stayed.

I’m pretty sure that situation doesn’t apply to Ladhams.
That specific situation - no, probably not.

But just this idea that the clubs that players barracked for as a kid has any sort of influence on where they want to play footy is laughable.

In the case where there is alignment between the two, the clubs will roll it out as "X football club through and through, right from birth, etc." to get the nuffy members excited, but in reality it's a non-event.
 

Hird Is Scum

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Mar 7, 2015
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Who married a Vic girl, was going to move post career and got a mega deal that we didn’t go anywhere near matching in terms of money or years. Another year or two and he’d of probably stayed.

I’m pretty sure that situation doesn’t apply to Ladhams.
While it's not a mega deal, Adelaide are offering double per year what Port are currently offering, and 3 years instead of 2. From what I've heard he doesn't want to leave, as soon as port come close to matching he'll re-sign.
 

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Leaveit2charlie

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Jan 29, 2016
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Would probably leave Ladhams until the end of the year and then look at the bigger picture?
Double the minimum pay if we rate him at all doesn't sound unreasonable for a key position player.
 

wannabejack

All Australian
Mar 1, 2014
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Have been told by someone close to Peter that he has been offered
  • 1 year at $150,000 (currently on $90,000) by Port
  • 1 year at $200,000 by the Crows (will NOT go to the Crows)
  • 3 years at $?? by Hawthorn
There are also another couple of Vic clubs interested
 

Andre

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 3, 2002
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Port Adelaide
Have been told by someone close to Peter that he has been offered
  • 1 year at $150,000 (currently on $90,000) by Port
  • 1 year at $200,000 by the Crows (will NOT go to the Crows)
  • 3 years at $?? by Hawthorn
There are also another couple of Vic clubs interested
I find it hard to believe we'd offer him only 1 year.
 

OneGreatClub

Hall of Famer
Nov 6, 2014
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Port Adelaide
Have been told by someone close to Peter that he has been offered
  • 1 year at $150,000 (currently on $90,000) by Port
  • 1 year at $200,000 by the Crows (will NOT go to the Crows)
  • 3 years at $?? by Hawthorn
There are also another couple of Vic clubs interested
Gee I wish Hawthorn would fu** off somewhere. They give me the irrits.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Nov 16, 2004
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Port Adelaide
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Have been told by someone close to Peter that he has been offered
  • 1 year at $150,000 (currently on $90,000) by Port
  • 1 year at $200,000 by the Crows (will NOT go to the Crows)
  • 3 years at $?? by Hawthorn
There are also another couple of Vic clubs interested
Interesting. At the moment we have contracted
Lycett contracted to end of 2023
Hayes contracted to end of 2021

IMO should give
Frampton 1 year deal, is being developing as Charlie's replacement player if injured, not Lycett's.
Ryder 1 year depending on what he does in the next 8 weeks
Ladhams 2 years.

Lock in Ladhams to end of 2021 and pay him closer to what the Hawks are offering per year.
 

philthy05

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Sep 9, 2008
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Port Adelaide
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I would be hoping he feels a fair bit of loyalty for port backing him in through some pretty average rookie years on the list when it would have been easy to cut him (and another club likely wouldn’t have picked him up immediately)

But if port kept Ryder on a 1 yr deal and offered ladhams 1 year when far better deals are on the table elsewhere it’s hard to begrudge anyone leaving in those circumstances.

I really hope we keep him. As free agency shows us you have to overpay salary and length wise to attract players and it’s far cheaper to select and develop your own talent.
 

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