News The good bloke cometh - Luke Hodge to Brisbane

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by Lazza16, Sep 27, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. TheBrownDog

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    Bye. They'll come back as we climb the ladder.
     
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    lot of changes in 12 months ! most had the hanging tree at the ready this time last year ! think rocky was going to shop himself no matter how much we offered
     
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    Interesting point. I know Brisbane is a fickle market for AFL but do many people really make their membership decisions based on the club's recruitment policies, albeit those involving high profile players like Rockliff and Hodge? I would have thought any impact would be miniscule compared with team performance and results. It's not as if we have sacked Rocky or trashed his name; we just won't pay him more than what we think he's worth.
     
  4. Benjarman11

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    This is kind of an awkward feeling for a Hawthorn fan..
    Part of me is happy that I get to see my favorite all-time player(and greatest leader I've ever seen) play another season or so.
    It will just feel wrong seeing him in another teams jumper though.
    But i certainly wish him all the best and will be supporting the Lions in non Hawthorn games.
    I have no doubt you will be a better team with Luke and not just for his leadership- He played some seriously good football
    in the middle part of the year this year and if it's a close game- just watch him take control.
    Good luck to Luke and the Lions!
     
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    Moving Rocky on will certainly divide supporters though... he is still seen by many as the heart and soul of the club.
     
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    I'm basing that comment on stuff my son is seeing on different social media. No idea where but apparently members venting. maybe people are sick of losing and looking for a reason not to pay up again. Lord knows I'm sick of it and I'm rusted on.

    My personal feeling is if he is leaving for years on offer great but I will be uncomfortable if its just extra $ over a 3 year period. If Fagan has been talking him up this year just to make getting rid of him easier he isn't the man I think he is. Yes, it's a fair business tactic but footy clubs are not just a business and what I value about Fagan is his ability to connect with the players and build a great culture.

    We have cap space particularly with the increase in player payments and rocky really isn't going to be around when we are in finals - next year is going to be tough, then i expect progression over the following 2 and magic after that. So a 3 year contract is fine. Shoulders are very difficult.
     
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    He may be seen that way , but sometimes things are not always as they seem .
     
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    I see Rocky's side - if reports are accurate he's going to be putting plenty of $$ away for his retirement and family by going elsewhere. But it sounds like we offered a fair deal. A percentage of players are mercenary and if $$ is why you play AFL then you'll no doubt bounce from club to club. I wonder where the 50 game wonder Lever will end up if Melbourne don't make him their highest paid player in a few years time?

    I totally support the Crows refusal to make Lever their highest paid player. Unreasonable demands - and the kind of behaviour that will cost a club other players down the track if they were to do it. I see the Demons heading for real salary cap issues.

    Plenty of players would LOVE a 3 year, $1.8M contract being put to them. If Rocky and Port think he's worth more, then they can roll the dice. 100% back the Lions in sticking with a fair offer.
     
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    So what if the 500K per year is if he plays all 22 games? So if he only plays the suggested ten games, then that's only $230k a year.

    Just thinking out loud, nothing factual.
     
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    I imagine it is going to mighty strange for Luke too, when he pulls on our jumper.....will feel weird and disloyal I would think for a little while. Only natural.

    ..but then again our jumper is very impressive, so he might feel very comfortable and flash!;)
     
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    Flashier than this?

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    Beams & Zorko are the heart and soul of the club.
     
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    And Harris!

    And Mitch Robbo!
     
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    And my axe!
     
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    Surely seeing him in that is more akward than seeing him in a lions guernsey
     
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    good point
     
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    Membership numbers jumped up to over 30000 when 'Fev' come on board.
    But then again we did win an elimination final the year before.
     
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    Wrongly.
     
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    Funnily enough, I quite liked that jumper as the game went on.....just so different to normal jumpers. Don't mind a bit of bling!;)
     
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    Yeah

    Nah
     
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    Seriously doubt that.


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    Disagree. I don't doubt that there'll be a few punters out there who don't pay a heap of attention to the Lions who'll see Rocky leave, an ex-captain and possession magnet, and not buy a membership because they think it guarantees we'll be shit next year.

    However those people are also the same that will come back once we start moving back up the ladder.
     
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    If the don't pay much attention to the club they will hardly see him as the heart and soul of the club and considered the club split down the middle as a result of him leaving. To be honest we are so irrelevant in Brisbane I'd be surprised if people who don't pay attention even realize he was removed of the captaincy.


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