Women's Footy The Melbourne Football Club Women's Team - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Striker475, Nov 29, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. d33my

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    I realise now I got too invested in our current crop of players haha. I don't want any of them to go as I think we were building something pretty special.

    Having said that, Harris is great compensation. Just hope we don't rob Peta to pay Pauline.
     
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    Not having that
     
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    If we get Tayla I suspect Mel will lose her marquee status.
     
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    Good to see the Pies are an absolute rabble
     
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    Trading out their #1 and #2 best and fairest finishers worked well for hawthorn.
     
  7. d33my

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    When does trade period end?
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. Went to all their matches in Melbourne, had chats with several of them after the games - a really special bunch of women.
     
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    Of?
     
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    Thx
     
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    She snapped her achilles in the last training session before our first game, have you ever even seen her play? She's a fearless ball getting mid who tackles like a machine, I'd be keeping her on the list.
     
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    No, obv. haven't seen her play and I'd keep the whole list if it was a possibility. An injury like that is awful luck and it has cruelled a number of careers. Timing (and a dreadful AFL imposed list policy) is everything. Who would you delist?
     
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    Apparently we're in the hunt for Bianca Jakobssen now that Carlton have offered her up.
     
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    I think its Queensland or she'll stay at the Blues. her partner is in queensland. Only reason she was on the table.
     
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    I was wondering if Mel would lose it to Paxy anyway. I'm not saying she should, I love Mel, but Paxy was runner up in both our and the competition's B&F and the club might think that deserves a reward.

    But apparently they aren't going to be called "marquee" players anymore. There will be two "Tier One" players ($17,946 per player, I guess the equivalent of the old marquee level), four "Tier Two" ($12,846), and the rest "Tier Three" ($9276), plus three rookies (no idea what, or if, they get paid if they aren't promoted to the main list). Each club also has a maximum of $40,000 "ambassador fund" it can pay out to the players for performing promotional duties, etc., with no more than $10,000 being able to be paid to any one individual.

    So that raises the question, who will be at level one and two? For now let's assume no Harris or Jakobsson and working with the current crop of players, obviously Daisy will be a Tier One and then I guess either Mel or, as I said before, Paxy. Elise would also be a chance, I guess. As for Tier Two that leaves two of Mel, Paxy and Elise along with..........that's where it gets interesting, with only two more spots available. Cat? Deanna? Katherine? Lily? Jasmine? Laura? Alyssa? And that's without considering Harris or Jakobsson who you would assume are strong contenders for Tier Two.

    One more thought. The Tier level brings with it another factor. Putting all the players on known pay scales is making a public statement about the relative assessed worth of each player to the club. This is something we don't have in the men's game, as their salaries are private, I'd guess even to each other. In the first season of the women's game I doubt such matters really entered into anyone's mind, I'm sure nobody begrudged Daisy and Mel getting paid more. However as the competition settles I think you might start seeing some resentments, it's human nature. Not at the Dees, of course, with our wonderful collection of women, only at those other more unsavory type of clubs. ;)
     
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    A three-way deal between Melbourne, Carlton and Brisbane could finally see Lions forward Tayla Harris land at the Blues.

    It’s believed the AFL has rejected two deals put to the Lions for Harris, but Harris and the Blues still haven’t given up.

    The AFLW exchange period is expected to heat up from noon today.

    Carlton forward Bianca Jakobsson was originally part of the exchange for Harris, but it’s now believed Jakobsson wants to join Melbourne.

    This change of heart could see the Demons trade a player and a pick to Carlton for Jakobsson.

    The Blues could then deal with Brisbane for Harris.

    Collingwood vice captain Alicia Eva is expected to join GWS, but the deal hasn’t been officially signed off.
     
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    Trade paperwork lodged: Melbourne exchange Pepa Randall for Ashleigh Guest (GWS Giants) in a direct player swap.
     
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    So what can you guys tell me about Randall? I noticed a post above saying she should be delisted (but then I saw another post dumping on that one about another player on that delist list, so I'm not sure)

    BTW, liked Ashleigh's work last year, thought she was pretty good. Treat her nice and I'll be happy:)
     
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    Unfortunately for Peppa she injured her ankle early and didn't play a game. I think she originally came from an athletics background, certainly her pace was talked up when she was drafted (at #121).

    Ashleigh played for us in the exhibition match against the Doggies in 2016 so let's just say she's returning home. :)
     
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    I would like to keep her. She was epic in her last couple of games.
     
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