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SandyToes

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RUMOUR 4 - RE-SIGNING OUR YOUNG TALENT

So the rumour is that there is a lot of confidence internally that Ben King will put pen to paper this summer to stay with us long term on a big deal. Obviously we're going to have to offer Kingy huge money this time around and I think his signature is the most important one when it comes to retaining our young talent next year because we know he's close with Luko. I think we'll also see Touk officially sign his long term deal over the summer as well. We'll have to get going on re-signing Lukosius and Rankine next year.

He's a lot closer to his twin brother Max.
I've never really questioned Ben re-signing.Our biggest issue is the next contract a la Dixon Lynch O'Meara May Prestia Martin .They all signed at least 2 contracts with us.It's the 3rd/4th one that's the challenge when they're at their peak and looking for success.
I have always felt Lukosius would run and Rankine seems a bit immature not just personality wise but also in terms of his playing style-he could go either way
 

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Very nervous about the big three going forward.
Neither player has bought a property as yet , so total commitment not there yet.
Worried if one goes the other two will follow.
On the other side if one signs on other two will probably follow.
Outcome is massive for the club going forward or backwards.
 

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Very nervous about the big three going forward.
Neither player has bought a property as yet , so total commitment not there yet.
Worried if one goes the other two will follow.
On the other side if one signs on other two will probably follow.
Outcome is massive for the club going forward or backwards.
Agree, if I had to predict it.

Touk first
Luko next
Then save the best for last king

All after the trade period of course to see where our monies at.

Rankine right now not as much confidence with his playing situation and few mates getting delisted
 

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The Swans have offered Luke Parker a two-year deal at $500,000, with the midfielder wanting a four-year contract at $700,000 per season.

Gold Coast Suns have shown interest in the 28-year-old, while there has been rumours that St Kilda are keen also.

It's understood the Suns would be unlikely to be able to afford Parker's demands, while the Saints would likely have to shed the salaries of players such as Jack Billings and Seb Ross to be able to make a play.

Rory Lobb has two years remaining on a deal at Fremantle but would be keen on a move if a club was willing to offer him three or more seasons on similar money. So far there are no takers, though Gold Coast would consider him to partner Ben King if he was willing to accept a more substantial pay cut. If not, he will be at the Dockers in 2022.

So we've been linked to both Parker and Lobb in the last 24 hours but want both to take pay cuts if there were to join us.
 

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So we've been linked to both Parker and Lobb in the last 24 hours but want both to take pay cuts if there were to join us.
Sounds like we have a spare 500-700k available, think we are waiting for the right option.
 

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Im sure he would rather stay here and collect his 400k a year not playing AFL. Our hands are tied we can't get rid of him
run around in the VFL knowing your not wanted.. for years

When he could take some cash and get on with his life wherever he chooses

generally speaking once players get told they are stuck in VFL they choose to leave
 

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Getting payed a hell of a lot more then he would anywhere else. Money talks
not true about money..

Tom Boyd retired with millions left on his contract
Didn’t need to.
Could taken extended time away.
And kept being paid

And once a mans ego or pride/respect has been eroded from being told you’ll be stuck in VFL for next3 years.

You wouldn’t even need to show him
The door, he’d already be through it.

anyhows doesn’t matter.
Because the mighty Gold Coast Suns have no balls to make the hard decisions
 

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So according to this report the AFL are keen for us to fix our footy department and Evans' answer appears to be replacing head of footy Jon Haines with Wayne Campbell and midfield coach Josh Francou with Michael Voss. Two considerable upgrades, it must be said.
 

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So according to this report the AFL are keen for us to fix our footy department and Evans' answer appears to be replacing head of footy Jon Haines with Wayne Campbell and midfield coach Josh Francou with Michael Voss. Two considerable upgrades, it must be said.
Because our head of footy department is in the air with Haines departure. Will that hamper our potential off season moves?
 

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Because our head of footy department is in the air with Haines departure. Will that hamper our potential off season moves?
If we bring in a strong name it could actually help us. Will Parker come to the Suns if we have a big name like Voss as our midfield coach? More likely
 

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Not a media report but Ben Drever claims we're on to secure a BIG player this off season. Come on, mate. You have to at least give us a hint haha.

Also, eppo67 believes we're a good chance to land Parker.

Silly season is here, folks!
 

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Presumably Weller will re-sign but on less money I hope
No one ever really knows the contract other than the Club,manager and player but I always hear he was on 700k
Surely that's 400k now that opens up another 300k a year for a Parker type
 

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