List Mgmt. Should we let Betts go?

To trade or not to trade

  • No - let’s keep him

    Votes: 32 59.3%
  • Jack Watts

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • Yes - let’s do a trade

    Votes: 19 35.2%

  • Total voters
    54

Murray2503

Norm Smith Medallist
May 10, 2016
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What exactly are you suggesting?

That we should stop Betts going to Gold Coast and hold him to his contract?

Or that we should match what Gold Coast are offering and give him another year in 2021 on top of his existing contract?
Is it any coincidence this was brought up on a Monday before the last home game of the year? If the club and Eddie was contemplating this they would want to get as many ppl to the Collingwood game as possible. Not saying he is leaving but generally where there is smoke there is fire.
 

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deaneus

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you
Nov 24, 2007
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If you love something, set it free

If it comes back back to you, it was always yours,

If it doesn't, it never was.

And that's when you go hunting.
 

mattymac

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Jul 9, 2009
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Is it any coincidence this was brought up on a Monday before the last home game of the year? If the club and Eddie was contemplating this they would want to get as many ppl to the Collingwood game as possible. Not saying he is leaving but generally where there is smoke there is fire.
Yep the timing is impeccable. The noise is that we are serious about cleaning out the list this year. After last year they thought it was bad luck. This year they know they've milked the last drop out of the list to the point where the senior players weren't even making an effort in many crucial games.

Reckon he is gone. Not with a push but perhaps holding the door open for him.
 

mattymac

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Jul 9, 2009
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Why is the vote hidden? I want to see who thinks forcing him to stay one more year while Gold Coast are offering him 2 years and a lucrative pension will be great for our culture
 

Betts are off

Premiership Player
Sep 28, 2016
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Yep the timing is impeccable. The noise is that we are serious about cleaning out the list this year. After last year they thought it was bad luck. This year they know they've milked the last drop out of the list to the point where the senior players weren't even making an effort in many crucial games.

Reckon he is gone. Not with a push but perhaps holding the door open for him.
Maybe, I think i'll reserve judgement until their is a little more smoke around it!
 

hey shorty

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What exactly are you suggesting?

That we should stop Betts going to Gold Coast and hold him to his contract?

Or that we should match what Gold Coast are offering and give him another year in 2021 on top of his existing contract?
If he really wants to go, and I've got my doubts that he does, then sure he can go. We shouldn't be shipping him out the door.
 

MRB37

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May 17, 2009
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Are we talking about forcing him out, or him requesting a trade?

Because I tell you right now, if we force a contracted Eddie Betts out of the club while retaining Burton, Campo, Fagan, etc, then I'll set fire to the building.
We're not forcing anything. Both parties know the others preference, we are willing to help Eddie move if in the end they decide they don't align.
 

marty36

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Aug 17, 2009
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I'm not saying Betts is the miracle cure. I'm just saying if you have a guy who can produce 4 goal of the year nom's in a single season, the kids may well want to come and see that! Especially if you pair him with Rankine.

I mean, what else are they coming to see. Another 10+ home game demolitions?
They had the Gary Ablett JNR FFS and still couldn't get people, betts doesn't compare to that freak and he was performing at his peak
 

marty36

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Are we talking about forcing him out, or him requesting a trade?

Because I tell you right now, if we force a contracted Eddie Betts out of the club while retaining Burton, Campo, Fagan, etc, then I'll set fire to the building.
If he wants to leave to set up a future like Hodge and Mitchell did, you do not stand in his way

As for retaining him, we don't need inhouse players we need people from other clubs with different ideas

Look at these guys that were part of hawthorn

Clarkson
Beveridge
Simpson
Hardwick

Go steal from the best
 

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brucetiki

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Nov 7, 2002
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As devastating as it would be for him to go, I wouldn't begrudge him the chance to finish up at the Gold Coast if that's what he wants to do.

He's provided 6 great seasons of service to our club, and players moving on to other clubs is a fact of life in the AFL world.
 

Smoooothy

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Jan 12, 2005
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Are we talking about forcing him out, or him requesting a trade?

Because I tell you right now, if we force a contracted Eddie Betts out of the club while retaining Burton, Campo, Fagan, etc, then I'll set fire to the building.
you'll needs some accelerant to start that fire
 

subaru

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Nov 14, 2007
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If gold coast are after him and eddie is seriously considering it, then we need to be on the front foot and as a contracted player tell GC that we will facilitate it as part of a much larger trade to bring lukosius to the crows. If it means adding pick 3 and greenwood also we should do it. But if lukosius is off the table then we need to be targeting their brisbane pick by adding a greenwood and maybe jenkins. We can't just let him walk there contracted for a nominal amount if it does not also benefit us greatly
That said
If he doesn’t want to go .... we don’t make it hard to stay

He deserves to be the one making the decision
 

marty36

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As devastating as it would be for him to go, I wouldn't begrudge him the chance to finish up at the Gold Coast if that's what he wants to do.

He's provided 6 great seasons of service to our club, and players moving on to other clubs is a fact of life in the AFL world.

It will be his third club, maybe he might squeeze another season out somewhere else and become a 4 club player
 

WeedsMullet84

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Oct 31, 2018
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If any of you follow Eddie on Instagram, then you'll know just how important this guy is to our club. He's a father figure to some of these young indigenous kids, what he does on the pitch probably pales in comparison to what he does off it. We should be doing everything we can to make sure he stays and WALKS into a development/coaching role. Listening to him the last couple of years he does not sound like a bloke who wants to go another 2 years, i doubt his heart's in it.
 

JPetro83

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Let Eddie decide... If he wants to go let him. Id much preer him to retire as a crow.
Its no secret his wife can't wait to get back to Victoria so if he can get a 2 year deal from a vic club i think he would take it.
 

marty36

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If any of you follow Eddie on Instagram, then you'll know just how important this guy is to our club. He's a father figure to some of these young indigenous kids, what he does on the pitch probably pales in comparison to what he does off it. We should be doing everything we can to make sure he stays and WALKS into a development/coaching role. Listening to him the last couple of years he does not sound like a bloke who wants to go another 2 years, i doubt his heart's in it.

Huh

He was best mates with CC
 

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