Contracted Shaun Higgins [out of contract 2020]

Sauras

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People making out like 31 is bordering dinosaur age... hes still a good player, prob the best Nth have (ok ok Cunnington is alright for a plodder but thats it). If he costs you nothing gee id be all over him.
 

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Wojcinski

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People making out like 31 is bordering dinosaur age... hes still a good player, prob the best Nth have (ok ok Cunnington is alright for a plodder but thats it). If he costs you nothing gee id be all over him.
He won't cost nothing though. North people reckon he's worth a first, realistically he's worth a late second/early third just based on his age.

It's a no from me
 

MC_9

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Pick 70 to 80. That's all Mitchell and Lewis were worth.

In all seriousness, if a decorated player such as Higgins chooses to leave. Surely NM just accommodate the move.

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Rad Roo

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Late second is about right.
Would take that in a heart beat. Him going means a restructure of midfield is needed, which is exactly what needs to happen. Himself is an aging qulity mid, in his abscence, a cluster of players need to step up and this will ultimately result in the club moving forward. Bulldogs became better when Griffen left as everyone stepped up. Also higgin's departure must also follow with ziebell and cunnington given new roles. Both cannot be at the center square but are very useful general play stoppage players. New ideas needed, new thinking, we need to think outside of the existing north melbourne model.
 

RooBoy44Life

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He’s come out on TV saying Fake News!

The only thing that makes me think twice on it though is... Higgins is a stand out performer when he plays at the MCG!

Really for Cats its irrelevant if player swap is for pick 30-40 or 60-70 they should just be focusing in on a player/s who can perform at the MCG and throwing everything at them.

It’s useless talking about premiership windows being open to pounce through.... when the fly wire screen ie. fronting up at the G is yet to be removed.
 

catman2006

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He’s come out on TV saying Fake News!

The only thing that makes me think twice on it though is... Higgins is a stand out performer when he plays at the MCG!

Really for Cats its irrelevant if player swap is for pick 30-40 or 60-70 they should just be focusing in on a player/s who can perform at the MCG and throwing everything at them.

It’s useless talking about premiership windows being open to pounce through.... when the fly wire screen ie. fronting up at the G is yet to be removed.
Cats not too bad at the G in the past year,scoring is a bit of an issue but that structure and systems based...
 

Rad Roo

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People making out like 31 is bordering dinosaur age... hes still a good player, prob the best Nth have (ok ok Cunnington is alright for a plodder but thats it). If he costs you nothing gee id be all over him.
hmmm didn't this plodder monster your entire midfield a couple of weeks ago in one quarter?
 

Rad Roo

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Pick 70 to 80. That's all Mitchell and Lewis were worth.

In all seriousness, if a decorated player such as Higgins chooses to leave. Surely NM just accommodate the move.

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no, he got 1 yr contract to go, we hold him to contract, a bit different to tim kelly as time is not on his side. No one will want a 32 y.o next yr even if he is career best form. So we cut off his escape route and force him to perform as there is no where else he can go to. If he plays well, he will get another contract extension for 1 year. if he wants to leave, we will demand an above market return otherwise be held to contract. This is where we north melbourne should differentiate from other clubs. Our club is not someplace where you can come and go as you wish. If players want to leave, the departure must benefit NM football club if not, then too bad. Higgins will be held to contract unless we get late 1st round. As mentioned before, if he continues his form in 2020, gets another 1 yr extension and single year extension thereafter.
 

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Faz 2000

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I am just glad Higgins eventually got himself right at North and showed everyone he’s a star. Always had the talent and kept getting hurt early doors. Should stay and see it out at the Roos I reckon.
 
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