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MadMundy

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As above, he was contracted. You're the one changing the narrative. And doesn't matter what anybody says we traded him with enough time to get hogan. So we absolutely could have kept him. We only had to hold out for minutes.
My mistake I'd forgotten, but still do you really think he would have stayed after 2019 though?
 

Wigarus

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Essendon tried holding contracted players to contract last year and look where that got them. Daniher will walk for basically nothing and the playing group are divided. It’s a rabble.
You know, its not even about Neale. If the club wanted to keep him, they should have backed themselves in to use the last year of his contract to try and get him to stay. They either don't have the intestinal fortitude, or they had eyes on a different prize. Either way, the club can hardly tell the rest of the list that they can't request a trade if they are contracted now can they?

Out of the horse's mouth, Ross wanted to keep him. Plenty of players have changed their minds and stayed at clubs they wanted to leave and winning a final could have been the thing that did it, we'll never know.
 

Wigarus

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My mistake I'd forgotten, but still do you really think he would have stayed after 2019 though?
Well I'd say we were in the box seat to keep him. Maybe a year later after finding out he's gettable there are more suitors and all of a sudden Lachie isn't so impressed with the sales pitch? Maybe the club works out how to get him more money and we are successful on-field and he changes his mind? We all know girlfriends and relatives get gigs to help out the salary cap; surely that's easier when they are already in your stable? Even if he still wants out, we would likely get the same compensation and we would have the added benefit of every player on the list knowing when you sign a contract with Freo, you're here till the end of it unless you don't perform and we turf you? I think the bottom line though is what most people already believe that the club sort of wanted to keep lachie but really wanted to get Hogan.

Also, I accidentally clicked the start of this thread and noticed we got hogan before we got Lobb even.
 

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Sully90

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I think I probably would but I don't for the same reason I didn't get much out of Rioli or don't with Martin, the over-the-top commentary.

No doubt West Coast would have been totally ****ed without him this year.
Oh yeah totally agree, but that's an issue with the fawning media as a whole and less with those particular players. Bruce McAveney made Hawks games unbearable to watch.
 

Bender571

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So did Carlton (Gibbs) and Geelong (Kelly) and they still got massive overs.
Gibbs was still contracted the year after so the Blues still had leverage, and Kelly was always a good chance to be worth more than WC's offer because he had only played one season. Neale would've been a free agent the next year likely to attract an offer we couldn't match meaning we probably would've only got pick 7 for him, or worse.
 

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MadMundy

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According to the Sydney Morning Herald we've officially put Hogan and Blakely on the Trade table
 

Andy Brennan

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Fox: Jesse Hogan being shopped around!

Accompanying twitter opinion: Jesse Hogan is not being shopped around

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Dirty_banchez

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From the HS:

DOCKERS EYE YOUNG CAT
Fremantle has expressed a strong interest in securing gun young defender Jordan Clark from Geelong.

The Dockers have pick No. 7 and could give it up for Clark in exchange for the Cats’ second-round selection as part of a pick swap.

It would mean the Cats could add a fourth first-round pick on top of the three first-round choices Geelong already has in this year’s draft.

Geelong already has pick No. 11 (from Gold Coast) in this year’s draft as well as West Coast’s first-round pick on top of Geelong’s original first-round selection.

It is an incredibly strong draft hand for a club which will also secure free agent Jeremy Cameron from GWS Giants and Shaun Higgins from North Melbourne.

Clark has only played three games this year after a sizzling debut season in the AFL last year, but doubts have emerged about his defensive capacity.

Clark, who is from Western Australia, would help bolster the Dockers’ running power and linebreaking ability through the half back line and wing areas.

He is seen as a significant offensive threat and Fremantle wants to add to its outside midfield options after securing James Aish and Blake Acres last year.

The Dockers are known to be keen on Clark and have zeroed in on a potential trade while he has remained sidelined late in the season.

Clark, who is contracted at Geelong for next season, finished equal fifth in the Rising Star award last year.
 

Dockeroo

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Jon Ralph on twitter talking down the value of Hogan. Is there a bigger prick in AFL media? Ignores us all season until there’s a player to be traded, when he proceeds to talk down the value of any player leaving the dockers and talk up the value of any player going to us. Couldn’t even get the number of our first pick correct.
 

raffrox

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Jon Ralph on twitter talking down the value of Hogan. Is there a bigger prick in AFL media? Ignores us all season until there’s a player to be traded, when he proceeds to talk down the value of any player leaving the dockers and talk up the value of any player going to us. Couldn’t even get the number of our first pick correct.
He's not alone though. I've read an article a few weeks ago that said that Jesse would be great value as a delisted free agent :(
 

BettercallSaul

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Jon Ralph on twitter talking down the value of Hogan. Is there a bigger prick in AFL media? Ignores us all season until there’s a player to be traded, when he proceeds to talk down the value of any player leaving the dockers and talk up the value of any player going to us. Couldn’t even get the number of our first pick correct.
Oh there are heaps of pricks like him , however none as uninformed and ignorant of Freo as he is.
 

FreoMatt

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Jon Ralph on twitter talking down the value of Hogan. Is there a bigger prick in AFL media? Ignores us all season until there’s a player to be traded, when he proceeds to talk down the value of any player leaving the dockers and talk up the value of any player going to us. Couldn’t even get the number of our first pick correct.
Just in our pick I’m a bit confused and would appreciate an explanation. We finished 12th so we have pick 7 which is worth 1644 points. Now we had a deficit of 365 points due to the Henry trade, so we go back to 1279 which is not enough for pick 10 (worth 1395). But because we have more poibts than pick 11 (worth 1329), is that why get pick 10 (because while we don’t have enough we have more than pick 11), cheers


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Dockeroo

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Just in our pick I’m a bit confused and would appreciate an explanation. We finished 12th so we have pick 7 which is worth 1644 points. Now we had a deficit of 365 points due to the Henry trade, so we go back to 1279 which is not enough for pick 10 (worth 1395). But because we have more poibts than pick 11 (worth 1329), is that why get pick 10 (because while we don’t have enough we have more than pick 11), cheers


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Deficit was 265 points.
 

Bender571

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Just in our pick I’m a bit confused and would appreciate an explanation. We finished 12th so we have pick 7 which is worth 1644 points. Now we had a deficit of 365 points due to the Henry trade, so we go back to 1279 which is not enough for pick 10 (worth 1395). But because we have more poibts than pick 11 (worth 1329), is that why get pick 10 (because while we don’t have enough we have more than pick 11), cheers


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Superkoops

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Jon Ralph on twitter talking down the value of Hogan. Is there a bigger prick in AFL media? Ignores us all season until there’s a player to be traded, when he proceeds to talk down the value of any player leaving the dockers and talk up the value of any player going to us. Couldn’t even get the number of our first pick correct.
I like this pick 7 he refers to. I think we should keep pick 7 and offer Geelong something else.

Crouch going to St Kilda won’t have an impact on whether Jordan wants out.

Geelong will need some decent picks because it seems GWS will match (re: Cameron) and force a trade even though GWS offered a lower salary of 700-750k as compared to 800k plus.

GWS want either two first round picks or a combination of good player, a first round pick and decent change. They won’t get the picks they need from likes of Constable or Cockatoo (or these picks will end up being used on the likes of Higgins and Smith). Jordan Clark would likely give them a decent pick they can use either to move up the draft order or to replace two of the three first round picks that would find their way to GWS.
 

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