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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:53 am

In - Jared Polec, Aaron Hall, Mo Hope
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:54 am

bennymacca wrote:So gaff chose not to be by his sick fathers side as it meant having to play for North Melbourne

It’s a fate literally worse than death :)


Not sure you'll look back on this post too fondly.
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby bennymacca » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:11 am

Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:So gaff chose not to be by his sick fathers side as it meant having to play for North Melbourne

It’s a fate literally worse than death :)


Not sure you'll look back on this post too fondly.


Wouldn’t in the top 20 stupidest things I’ve said on here
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:16 am

bennymacca wrote:
Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:So gaff chose not to be by his sick fathers side as it meant having to play for North Melbourne

It’s a fate literally worse than death :)


Not sure you'll look back on this post too fondly.


Wouldn’t in the top 20 stupidest things I’ve said on here


Says you.
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby mots02 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:17 am

bennymacca wrote:
Booney wrote:
bennymacca wrote:So gaff chose not to be by his sick fathers side as it meant having to play for North Melbourne

It’s a fate literally worse than death :)


Not sure you'll look back on this post too fondly.


Wouldn’t in the top 20 stupidest things I’ve said on here


You've obviously said some outrageously stupid things in the past then....
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby MW » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:37 am

bennymacca wrote:So gaff chose not to be by his sick fathers side as it meant having to play for North Melbourne

It’s a fate literally worse than death :)


woah dude....
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby bennymacca » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:56 am

I thought it was kinda funny, in a dark way. Obviously I was very wrong about that.

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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 am

NORTH Melbourne says there are positives to take from its failed attempt at signing free agent Andrew Gaff, who turned down its approaches and re-signed with West Coast on Sunday.

Gaff's decision to remain with the Eagles marks another missed opportunity for the Kangaroos, who were also narrowly edged out of the race for fellow uncontracted stars Dustin Martin and Josh Kelly last year.

However, North Melbourne footy boss Cameron Joyce reiterated the club would not give up on attempting to lure a big fish to Arden Street, saying it can take a lot from again being one of the last teams standing in the race for Gaff's signature.

"Something that gets missed in all of this is that a lot of clubs would have liked Andrew Gaff too," Joyce said.

"A lot probably disappeared halfway through and we were there at the end. I think we were the only ones who actually spoke to him, so that's a positive – knowing that we got so close.

"But we're also disappointed that we didn't get him over the line. Hopefully we'll be able to knock over a couple of ones that want to come in Jared Polec and Aaron Hall."
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Zelezny Chucks » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 am

While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:43 am

Isn't that the art of free agency, actually luring players to your club?
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Re: North Melbourne

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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Dutchy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:12 am

Zelezny Chucks wrote:While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.


Spot on, we got close to getting these players, 16 other clubs didn't. In the end they have stayed at their current clubs, not gone elsewhere.

Will allow us to front end some contracts in 2019 of our stars plus Polec/Hall which means there will be no cap squeeze later on.

Josh Kelly is the obvious next target.
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 am

:lol:

Like saying "I got close to bedding Jennifer Hawkins and you didn't"

So what!
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Brodlach » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 am

Zelezny Chucks wrote:While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.

I’ve heard this same argument today, Roos have so much salary cap available they should have landed someone by now. A player is either going to be loyal or move for money and the Roos are throwing such big figures around and players are still staying at their original club. I reckon it’s more using the Roos to get money from their original club than actually wanting to go there.
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby mots02 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:17 am

Dutchy wrote:
Zelezny Chucks wrote:While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.


Spot on, we got close to getting these players, 16 other clubs didn't. In the end they have stayed at their current clubs, not gone elsewhere.

Will allow us to front end some contracts in 2019 of our stars plus Polec/Hall which means there will be no cap squeeze later on.

Josh Kelly is the obvious next target.


Interesting measure of success - similar to the 'we finished higher than the 2 SA based clubs' ;)
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby bennymacca » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:17 am

It doesn’t send a very good message to their currently playing list either.

Most clubs are about filling a need - north seem to be trying to fill the lack of a star - no matter who that player is
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Brodlach » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:17 am

Dutchy wrote:
Zelezny Chucks wrote:While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.


Spot on, we got close to getting these players, 16 other clubs didn't. In the end they have stayed at their current clubs, not gone elsewhere.

Will allow us to front end some contracts in 2019 of our stars plus Polec/Hall which means there will be no cap squeeze later on.

Josh Kelly is the obvious next target.


You really are delusional sometimes. So you should, you have the best part of $2 million available in your salary cap and yet have landed no one of note. Even Brisbane look like getting Neale
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Dutchy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am

Booney wrote::lol:

Like saying "I got close to bedding Jennifer Hawkins and you didn't"

So what!


But if she blew in your ear you wouldn't get goosebumps? :lol:
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Dutchy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:36 am

Brodlach wrote: I reckon it’s more using the Roos to get money from their original club than actually wanting to go there.


And that's actually a win for us also
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Re: North Melbourne

Postby Dutchy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:37 am

Brodlach wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Zelezny Chucks wrote:While it would be nice to land these players we haven't exactly missed out on any of them.

With the exception of Treloar they have all chosen to stay at their current clubs, if we were offering them huge amounts and the players were choosing other clubs ahead of us then I might be concerned. Both Martin and Gaff also made the decision knowing their current sides would be defending Premiers, harder to walk away from a team that has proven success.

Adding the outside run that we desperately need, another 12 months of list development and then a WARCHEST to get Kelly across will still make me pretty upbeat about how the club is progressing.


Spot on, we got close to getting these players, 16 other clubs didn't. In the end they have stayed at their current clubs, not gone elsewhere.

Will allow us to front end some contracts in 2019 of our stars plus Polec/Hall which means there will be no cap squeeze later on.

Josh Kelly is the obvious next target.


You really are delusional sometimes. So you should, you have the best part of $2 million available in your salary cap and yet have landed no one of note. Even Brisbane look like getting Neale


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