Be silly to delist Pedo it isn’t like we are paying him muchah good old list management, Realistically what i predict
Nev Jetta - 3 Year Contract
Angus Brayshaw - 3 Year Contract
Oscar McDonald - 3 Year Contract
James Harmes - 2 Year Contract
Dean Kent - 1 Year Contract
Josh Wagner - 1 Year Contract
Bernie Vince - 1 Year Contract (Most likely wants to play on, reward this years form with another year)
Mitch King - 1 Year Contract (developing Ruck)
Tim Smith, Lachie Filipovic & Declan Keilty - ReRookie
Harley Balic - 1 Year Contract
Jay Kennedy Harris - Trade/Delist
Aaron vandenBerg - Delist, Then Rookie List
Pat Mckenna - Delist
Cam Pedersen - Delist
Dion Johnstone - Delist (Was happy to develop, but is taking longer than i thought. Maybe a one year contract if lucky)
Extend Early - Hogan, Jones, Salem, Melksham, Neal-Bullen
Agree completely, we lose nothing by keeping him. I’d say JKH/Johnstone are locks to get cut and Bugg is on thin ice.People have been prematurely delisting Pedo for years. If this is the one, so be it. In reality, we'll get some injuries and poor form throughout the year and he'll get another go. He's not far away from the third tall role anyway. If he times that well, why not another year? I think he's better than Smith.
Plus McKenna is gone unless they see a lot to persevere with, and vandenBerg would need a miracle (though apparently he’s finally gone from 628 to 4, so who knows)Agree completely, we lose nothing by keeping him. I’d say JKH/Johnstone are locks to get cut and Bugg is on thin ice.
yeah id keep Bugg for depth. I would also give Johnstone another year. after having his head on the chopping block as a forward, he has been switched into a defender and is showing a bit in that role. could turn out to be a small defender in the jetta mould hopefully. you'd think JKH is gone though, he's pretty low down the ranks as a small fwd and a mid. and I, like others, feel McKenna is out of chances also.Bugg? Handy depth at the minute I thought?
On the Inside Melbourne podcast last week, Jade Rawlings said that the re-imagining of Johsntone as a defender was THE success story of the season. Reckon they'll persevere with him.Reckon JKH and Johnstone are definitely gone, with at least one of McKenna/Pedo to follow them.
Make Dion follow Nev around like a shadow.On the Inside Melbourne podcast last week, Jade Rawlings said that the re-imagining of Johsntone as a defender was THE success story of the season. Reckon they'll persevere with him.
That's the thing with JKH isn't it, we don't actually know if he is any good at AFL level because he has never played a full game in the midfield for the seniors. You'd think if we were going to try him it would've been earlier in the year, so he might be better off trying to get to another club who need midfielders for next year.i'd like us to keep JKH. i can see him doing a Nev. He's become a very good VFL level player and I know that doesn't necessarily mean he will be a good AFL player but I reckon he's damaging and creative. We don't have a lot of guys like that on our list. He would be a real point of difference in our midfield. But he'd need to play as a mid, not as a forward where he just gets lost. The biggest question about him would be his lack of pace though, he isn't quick, and that's already a weakness for our midfield. He would be a much different player than any of our other mids. I reckon he creates a lot of goals through footy smarts, would love to see him get another go. It'd take a couple of injuries to our mids though for him to get a look in but. There's a long list in front of him: Salem, Harmes, Trac, ANB, Vince, Lewis, not to mention our starters of Oliver, Viney, Jones, Brayshaw.
Harmes signed for 2 few weeks back.Two most important to sort out are Harmes and OMac.