Uncontracted Tim Kelly

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I have a feeling that he'll play one more year with us then move to you guys.
I have a bad feeling Freo will have the better picks this year and a deal will be done with them. They *should* have the better first rounder. Especially if they get the pies second round pick for Langdon who is rumoured to be wanting to play with his bro at the pies. We have Sydney's second round pick so I suppose its a case of whether you prefer the better first rounder, or the (probably significantly) better second rounder (unless the Swans from here on come from the clouds and make a semi final, knowing the Swans I wouldnt rule that out :sick:). One of his kids was very recently diagnosed with autism and I think that has all but confirmed his relocation back to WA this offseason.
 

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So Geelong have apparently offered a 1 + 1 deal. $800k for 2020, the same or more in 2021 if he chooses to stay. If he chooses to return to WA then we end up at exactly the same place as we did last year and probably will this year if he doesn't sign. He can only choose to leave if and when Geelong are satisfied, so it's not really a get out clause... also isn't he worth $1m+? $800k x 2 years probaby wouldn't even trigger band 1 compo for a free agent, $800k x 1 year certainly wouldn't.

Smart play from the Cats, but WC should just follow up with a lesser money deal over a longer term. According to Sam Maclure (so probably wrong) he doesn't want a long term deal in Geelong which has already been offered. So do you want $800k for a year in Geelong or $650k a year for 5 years in Perth?
I agree that 800 for one year is not ground shuddering.. Im surprised that its not 7.. with a Josh Kelly option for him for another...
 

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I have a bad feeling Freo will have the better picks this year and a deal will be done with them. They *should* have the better first rounder. Especially if they get the pies second round pick for Langdon who is rumoured to be wanting to play with his bro at the pies. We have Sydney's second round pick so I suppose its a case of whether you prefer the better first rounder, or the (probably significantly) better second rounder (unless the Swans from here on come from the clouds and make a semi final, knowing the Swans I wouldnt rule that out :sick:). One of his kids was very recently diagnosed with autism and I think that has all but confirmed his relocation back to WA this offseason.
I think it will require more than just Freo's first rounder and the pick they get for Langdon now that Freo appears to be finals bound. I have as little idea as anyone here how this may play out but whilst Kelly's form continues to go from strength to strength then you'd assume his trade price will increase commensurately. If Either of the WA teams were bottom 4 teams it would be certainly a lot easier to work out.
 

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And in your mind who would be some of the players names that could be?
I am not interested in putting names out there simply because my fellow Eagles supporters will try and engage in a debate that all our players are better than Kelly and no one is up for trade. I have no interest in that debate.
I want Tim Kelly as I think he would be a top 5 player at our club which means in my opinion there is a very big chunk of players that are tradable and won’t effect our premiership window.
 

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I have a feeling that he'll play one more year with us then move to you guys.
I would bet both my testicles that Kelly will not sign a one year deal.

Now is his chance to get a 5 year deal worth close to $5m to set him and his family up for life.

The guy could break a leg in a one year deal and lose millions risking that on a one year contract.
 

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I would bet both my testicles that Kelly will not sign a one year deal.

Now is his chance to get a 5 year deal worth close to $5m to set him and his family up for life.

The guy could break a leg in a one year deal and lose millions risking that on a one year contract.
No chance of a one year deal.
 

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I would bet both my testicles that Kelly will not sign a one year deal.

Now is his chance to get a 5 year deal worth close to $5m to set him and his family up for life.

The guy could break a leg in a one year deal and lose millions risking that on a one year contract.
How about 5x1 year deals
 

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The chances of us getting nothing is laughable... A deal will get done..
I also think a deal will get done. Geelong will have to take whatever the dockers or eagles offer. Or of course Geelong could tempt him to stay
 

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An offer we now know was massive unders.

Geelong knew at the time. Impressive from the Cats which you’d agree with.
The Cats were never going to deal in good faith when they could keep him on rookie money for another season. Hopefully other teams remember this after the crows in good faith let danger go home with no resistance
 

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The Cats were never going to deal in good faith when they could keep him on rookie money for another season. Hopefully other teams remember this after the crows in good faith let danger go home with no resistance
Nah, they just valued him higher than West Coast did.

Well done Cats, they got this one right.
 

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I would bet both my testicles that Kelly will not sign a one year deal.

Now is his chance to get a 5 year deal worth close to $5m to set him and his family up for life.

The guy could break a leg in a one year deal and lose millions risking that on a one year contract.
See below. Looking more and more likely he’s a Cat next season at least.
 

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I have a bad feeling Freo will have the better picks this year and a deal will be done with them. They *should* have the better first rounder. Especially if they get the pies second round pick for Langdon who is rumoured to be wanting to play with his bro at the pies. We have Sydney's second round pick so I suppose its a case of whether you prefer the better first rounder, or the (probably significantly) better second rounder (unless the Swans from here on come from the clouds and make a semi final, knowing the Swans I wouldnt rule that out :sick:). One of his kids was very recently diagnosed with autism and I think that has all but confirmed his relocation back to WA this offseason.
It’s cute that you think that.
 

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See below. Looking more and more likely he’s a Cat next season at least.
Ha. I just suggested that on the Eagles board not 1 minute ago.:thumbsu:

Said that the only way the Cats could keep him was a five year deal giving him security with some form of agreement he would be traded to the club of his choice for agreed trade terms if he wanted to move.

Also suggested the Cats would need to pay more than the WA clubs offer as a 'living away from home allowance' of sorts.

Kelly holds the whip here. And now it is starting to show.
 

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Ha. I just suggested that on the Eagles board not 1 minute ago.:thumbsu:

Said that the only way the Cats could keep him was a five year deal giving him security with some form of agreement he would be traded to the club of his choice for agreed trade terms if he wanted to move.

Also suggested the Cats would need to pay more than the WA clubs offer as a 'living away from home allowance' of sorts.

Kelly holds the whip here. And now it is starting to show.
Agree. 5 years on more money than Danger could definitely get him to stay at Geelong.
 

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Ha. I just suggested that on the Eagles board not 1 minute ago.:thumbsu:

Said that the only way the Cats could keep him was a five year deal giving him security with some form of agreement he would be traded to the club of his choice for agreed trade terms if he wanted to move.

Also suggested the Cats would need to pay more than the WA clubs offer as a 'living away from home allowance' of sorts.

Kelly holds the whip here. And now it is starting to show.
Of course he does. I think that sort of a deal may appease his spouse too. Gives them both financial security but an ability to get home in a year of their choice. It’s actually quite an inspired deal under the circumstances. I think most fans would applaud it.
 

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Of course he does. I think that sort of a deal may appease his spouse too. Gives them both financial security but an ability to get home in a year of their choice. It’s actually quite an inspired deal under the circumstances. I think most fans would applaud it.
Geelong or any club would need an out clause in it also, injury or complete drop of form could effect future recruiting and cap issues?
 
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