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2018 Free Agents

Postby saintsRrising » Sat 21 Oct 2017 2:58pm

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-20/g ... g-for-2018



From the list above Lynch, Sloane.......then Gaff....then......

With 18 clubs in the market the odds of landing a genuine star would appear slim. Might have to hope that Sloane's boyhood dream really is to play with the Saints at some stage.

The good news is with only Gilbert as a FA we cannot lose anyone to FA.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby parkeysainter » Sat 21 Oct 2017 3:02pm

The club should start plotting a major Sloane deal. Start the ball rolling now. The guy has done his part for Adelaide and has been loyal. Time to come back to big Melbs.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby mr six o'clock » Sat 21 Oct 2017 4:03pm

parkeysainter wrote:The club should start plotting a major Sloane deal. Start the ball rolling now. The guy has done his part for Adelaide and has been loyal. Time to come back to big Melbs.

You're right
Whoever they want , it may not be Sloane , it may not be a free agent but they have to target that player now .
Like Melbourne did with Lever .
Half way through the season the talk was he wanted to go to the dees , obviously he made his mind up early .
We need the player we want to have the same mindset . The earlier we can convince them the better .
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saintly66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 4:04pm

parkeysainter wrote:The club should start plotting a major Sloane deal. Start the ball rolling now. The guy has done his part for Adelaide and has been loyal. Time to come back to big Melbs.


We should go after Sloane, have a strong feeling we’ll really be into gaff to address outside run.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Dave McNamara » Sat 21 Oct 2017 7:00pm

I thought there was more on offer than that. :shock:


Sloane is the one. (I'd also look at Dollhouse - even if only because the Poodles pinched our Ameet. :evil: )

The rest either play positions we have covered, are too old, too expensive, too soft (Gaff), or simply too crap.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby saynta » Sat 21 Oct 2017 7:04pm

Sloane is a certainty. Sammy said so.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saintly66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 7:07pm

saynta wrote:Sloane is a certainty. Sammy said so.


If we get him we’ll want to win the flag with him by the time he’s 31-32.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Con Gorozidis » Sat 21 Oct 2017 7:08pm

I agree.
We should go hard for both Gaff and Sloane with the goal to get at least one of them.
Has to be next year if we want them.
I don't want them after 2019. They will be too old then.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby parkeysainter » Sat 21 Oct 2017 9:36pm

Saintly66 wrote:
saynta wrote:Sloane is a certainty. Sammy said so.


If we get him we’ll want to win the flag with him by the time he’s 31-32.


Its a massive chance we will get him. I have heard this also.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby desertsaint » Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:44pm

sloane next year, kelly the one after.
if paddy doesn't come on, sell the house for lynch instead.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Sainternist » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:01pm

Sloane turns 28 next year. So he'll be a 29 year old veteran if we were to get him. Whilst I don't think it would be a bad thing, we'd want there to be a premiership window presenting itself.

Also, Sloane grew up a Saints supporter, which you could make of what you will.

We could also go for a combo of two FAs, e.g. Gaff and Gawn. I know people will object to that suggestion, but it's just a hypothetical.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saintly66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:05pm

parkeysainter wrote:
Saintly66 wrote:
saynta wrote:Sloane is a certainty. Sammy said so.


If we get him we’ll want to win the flag with him by the time he’s 31-32.


Its a massive chance we will get him. I have heard this also.


Always thought maybe them getting Gibbs part of the reason could have been in case Sloane is gone at seasons end.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Wayne42 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:08pm

Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saintly66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:09pm

Wayne42 wrote:Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:


Maybe we’ll settle for Swallow? He’d probably do better.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Wayne42 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:14pm

Saintly66 wrote:
Wayne42 wrote:Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:


Maybe we’ll settle for Swallow? He’d probably do better.


Only you know why you referenced that spud in a discussion about "don't tag me" Sloane.

Swallow's nickname is Spitter, is that a reference to his dummy ?
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saintly66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:20pm

Wayne42 wrote:
Saintly66 wrote:
Wayne42 wrote:Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:


Maybe we’ll settle for Swallow? He’d probably do better.


Only you know why you referenced that spud in a discussion about "don't tag me" Sloane.

Swallow's nickname is Spitter, is that a reference to his dummy ?


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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby parkeysainter » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:27pm

I would take Sloane in a heartbeat. He could still play another 5-6 years. Free agents are "Free" remember... hence the name.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Wayne42 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:30pm

Saintly66 wrote:
Wayne42 wrote:
Saintly66 wrote:
Wayne42 wrote:Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:


Maybe we’ll settle for Swallow? He’d probably do better.


Only you know why you referenced that spud in a discussion about "don't tag me" Sloane.

Swallow's nickname is Spitter, is that a reference to his dummy ?


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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby ss1986 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:38pm

parkeysainter wrote:I would take Sloane in a heartbeat. He could still play another 5-6 years. Free agents are "Free" remember... hence the name.


Except for their wage- which would be a princely sum.

With our trading this year, taking a 29 year old Sloane would be a dumb move unless we see incredibly dramatic improvement from the rest of our "youngsters".

We've pushed out our competing period to 2020-2021-2022 im guessing.

Sloane lifting the cup at 33-34 years of age seems very unlikely.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby parkeysainter » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:47pm

ss1986 wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:I would take Sloane in a heartbeat. He could still play another 5-6 years. Free agents are "Free" remember... hence the name.


Except for their wage- which would be a princely sum.

With our trading this year, taking a 29 year old Sloane would be a dumb move unless we see incredibly dramatic improvement from the rest of our "youngsters".

We've pushed out our competing period to 2020-2021-2022 im guessing.

Sloane lifting the cup at 33-34 years of age seems very unlikely.


Ahmmm....of course you have to pay a half decent wage. Big deal.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby ss1986 » Sat 21 Oct 2017 11:51pm

Half decent? He'd want north of 800k a year
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby parkeysainter » Sun 22 Oct 2017 12:42am

ss1986 wrote:Half decent? He'd want north of 800k a year


So what if he did?

Maybe he won't?

Still want him at the Saints. He is an A grade mid.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby lewdogs » Sun 22 Oct 2017 2:39am

Hopefully we can learn a bit from this year and really target a free agent. It feels like we missed the boat a bit this year with targeting Fyfe who was never leaving. If we culd get a deal for Sloane or Gaff early then it can make us a better side at the end of the year. It's a tricky business as every team wants the good players. Just need to offer a lot of cash.
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby Saint 58 » Sun 22 Oct 2017 8:15am

Why restrict ourselves to free agents ?
Source players we need (elite mids), who originate from Victoria and they can request a trade "home"
for whatever reason they like !
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Re: 2018 Free Agents

Postby saynta » Sun 22 Oct 2017 10:31am

Wayne42 wrote:Why would we want Sloane, this year proved he can't handle a tag, waste of money, waste of a draft pick. :roll: :roll:


You don't need a draft pick for a fee agent. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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