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Goby
tip tops wrote:
Goby I know it's a long shot but if my memory serves me right we traded in great mates Hamlin & Kersten. Tarrant & Solomn. Bennel & Wilson.
Just thought it was a bit interesting,like you say it's very quiet out there..maybe some good or interesting news to come out soon.


Yeah that is true 

You would think if this was just a matter of contracts they would have it all sorted by now.  Everyday that goes on it does look like he will stay. 


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anchorman
I think Freo are playing hard ball with him. Play or us , or sit out a season.
The scenario has to be about Fremantle, not Neale. We have to get what is best for us

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Vivian
Well, well!!  Lachie Neale is not liked as much by the umpires as he thought!  11 Brownlow votes, when he played centre stage after Nat Fyfe was 1. disqualified and 2. not playing due to injury.

My belief is that Lachie Neale wants to receive more attention and remove himself from the shadow of the elite Fyfestar. He yearns to be the No 1 star!  But even if he goes to Brisbane he will not succeed. Dayne Beams is No 1 there. Neale needs to not to just gather possessions with more handballs than kicks, but also has to improve his disposal of the ball to his team mates. He has been a sook for quite a while now and dragging out this farce is just him being the usual sooky lala.  Not a good role model for anyone. I'm over all the white noise too!
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Frosty29
Well it's looking like Neale will request a trade. Here's the thing, Brisbane are offering pick 5,(originally pick 4 but Lynch compo makes it pick 5) and we want Hogan, but Melbourne want 2 first round picks. Is Someone here being valued to high, or is someone here being valued to low. Fremantle want to be very carefull at the trade table. We have very little bargaining power to play with and not a lot of cattle to offer. Tabener is now a keeper after having a much improved year despite his long injury and Langdon should be locked in chains. Our youth are hands off so it leaves only mediocrity, and considering our last few years, not a lot of players are wanted East. I'm happy to trade Neale, but maybe we can push for a little bit more than the Lions first pick. I don't like the idea of selling our future draft picks every year, it leaves us short. It will be interesting to see how we deal with trade week now that it is believed the Neale trade will start the ball rolling, just don't mow the grass to short.
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loklok
I'm gutted by this outcome.

You can spin it any way you like - and now that Lachie himself has come out and said that he wants to go, it's probably all a waste of time to resist it - but week after week he was one of the best players that we had, and it's crappy to see him go.

How many years of rebuilding can we be happy with? Just one more... each year for ever?
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Docker Fay
The dockers could make him play out his final year loklok, seeing they are not being given what they want for him.   That being the case you wouldn't think he would play his heart out for us if he wants to be elsewhere, so there is no happy ending here.
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anchorman
Fay, I couldn't see a professional like Lachie not playing as hard as he could if they made him stay.It is instinct that once you run out in the colours, you perform.If he didn't, just imagine the picnic the press would have.Or even worse, just imagine the out cry that would come from Fremantle members and supporters.
If he is told he can't go, he will perform.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Docker Fay
I hope your right anchor, but if he only has 1 year to go then when that is up he can go wherever he likes.  I wish he would stay , but it looks like he is only waiting till the medal count tonight before he makes it public that he is going.
Guess nothing stays the same in life.   Good for you being able to dodge all the hype.
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Vivian
Yes Fay, I think he is only waiting until the medal count tonight. But if Rosich is strong enough and makes him play out his year. Neale would have to play professionally as well, otherwise his ability to negotiate a better contract would suffer.

But more importantly, if Neale is allowed to go - it could be open season on some of our good stock - the younger ones, to break their contracts also. There are several who are on the radar of other clubs and their List Managers, and any soft approach to Neale by the club could make Fremantle a target from next year on.  My opinion of course, Fay.
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Frosty29
Really don't see the issue here. Neale wants to go, so pick 5 and a second round draft pick and Brisbane can have him. Tel me this...How productive are Neal's disposal's? One of the competitions great turnover kings. No point getting it and giving it back. The pressure he puts on others is enormous, I think people read to much into stats. We have a lot of youth, who have racked up some game time over the last 1-2 years, also the edition of Conca helps. We need tall's, forward tall's and trading out Neale give's us some artillery to trade with.
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Goby
I agree with Frosty people get hung up on the stats. 

If we go by stats he is the 5th best midfielder in the competition. 

Oh in that case he would be worth more than just pick 4? [biggrin]

Players are pushing a competition where they will move around to where the money is better and often.  That in itself isn't a bad thing but clubs arent just selling wins because with the wins there comes the losses. In the down time they are selling loyalty and passion.  How do you sell that to members when players loyalty and passion is fickle? I wonder what that kind of environment looks like.  



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tip tops
At the Doig I thought Neale spoke well not hiding from the facts,but I did pick up when asked about Freos chances next year he did say they could do well not we could do well!!maybe a slip of the tounge after a few beers or not !!
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Docker Fay
Well he has got his wish, he is now a lion.
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Purple Heart
Docker Fay wrote:
Well he has got his wish, he is now a lion.


Yes he is DF. I’m sad to see him go, but excited about the dawn of a new era at the Dockers which has come about from Lachie’s trade.
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Docker Fay
Yes, nothing stays the same in life ,but with change comes new hope for the future and the fact the 4 guys are happy to come back home is a bonus , not only for them but for us as well.
We have a lot to look forward to and by adding our new ones to the talent we already have we can't lose.
Welcome all , you will feel at home here as this is your home.
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