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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    What a bloody stuff up - $30k



    Verifies what I said on WOOF at the time
    I can't believe we lost Ward for 30 K a year. He is exactly the type of player we need now. In hindsight, if he stayed and got a premiership in 2016, that would have been worth it.
    Consistent stuff up to also lose Harbrow and some other players.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    This sounds ominous though :

    ?All of a sudden GWS, whether his manager mentioned something to GWS, came over the top and blew everything out of the park

    Is 30k enough for Cal to be pissed off enough to leave? Something doesn't add up here.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    This sounds ominous though :

    ?All of a sudden GWS, whether his manager mentioned something to GWS, came over the top and blew everything out of the park

    Is 30k enough for Cal to be pissed off enough to leave? Something doesn't add up here.
    We offered 433k then added another 30k. GWS offered him $800k
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    We offered 433k then added another 30k. GWS offered him $800k
    Yeah, that's by point. No chance.

    I hear the story is he would have stayed for 465k.

    Seems odd on every level.

    Don't doubt the Eade/BT story. I just find it all insane!

    I guess the time between our initial offer and theirs may make it clearer to me. With Sheedy involved i think Cal was probably on the radar of GWS.

    Crazy period.

    Fkn sheedy

    Contract negotiations with the Bulldogs were fraught. The club preyed, in part, on his loyalty. But the offer over five years was scarcely half of the reported $4 million over five seasons Ward was offered to head north to join a club considered the AFL’s greatest gamble.

    A car ride through Sydney with league legend Kevin Sheedy, who coached the inaugural Giants, helped to seal the deal as he considered his future in footy aged just 21.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    We offered 433k then added another 30k. GWS offered him $800k
    They aren't the figures I heard.
    Essentially if a revised offer had have been made within 4 or even 6 weeks he and his manager would have signed on quick smart.
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    They aren't the figures I heard.
    Essentially if a revised offer had have been made within 4 or even 6 weeks he and his manager would have signed on quick smart.
    So GWS weren't in the picture here G?

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    They aren't the figures I heard.
    Essentially if a revised offer had have been made within 4 or even 6 weeks he and his manager would have signed on quick smart.
    According to this article they are:

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2024/05/...ecome-a-giant/

    Former Western Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade was furious that the club allowed Callan Ward to leave for GWS back in 2011.
    Ward, who was 21 at the time, made the move to the AFL’s newest club on a five-year deal worth up to $4 million (or as much as $800,000 a year).
    He was out of contract with the Bulldogs, who had reportedly offered him $1.3 million for three years (around $433k per year), and were ultimately unable to keep him at the Whitten Oval.
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    So GWS weren't in the picture here G?
    No, the first offer was way unders and the manger frustrated with the lack of a response from both Fantasia and Eade started testing the market. Had our revised offer come earlier then Ward would have signed.
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    No, the first offer was way unders and the manger frustrated with the lack of a response from both Fantasia and Eade started testing the market. Had our revised offer come earlier then Ward would have signed.
    Sigh. What a fk up.

    My understanding was Sheedy was into him for a while, however you learned gents have made it pretty clear.
    Thanks, woof is the place for the facts.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Sigh. What a fk up.

    My understanding was Sheedy was into him for a while, however you learned gents have made it pretty clear.
    Thanks, woof is the place for the facts.
    His dad was a mad Essendon supporter, so with our lack of urgency ol' Whiskey Nose would have gotten right into them.
    Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Ed Barlow has gone to the hawks as the psychologist.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Ed Barlow has gone to the hawks as the psychologist.
    Sedat has entered the room
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Ed Barlow has gone to the hawks as the psychologist.
    Well. That's one I bet he didn't see coming.

    Oh wait you said psychologist.
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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Sigh. What a fk up.

    My understanding was Sheedy was into him for a while, however you learned gents have made it pretty clear.
    Thanks, woof is the place for the facts.

    Yeah it sucks, if it came down to us and GWS then he'd have probably ended up going with the one that offered more money but if we hadn't stuffed around to begin with then it probably wouldn't have even reached that stage.

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    Re: Following our exes...................

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    Well. That's one I bet he didn't see coming.

    Oh wait you said psychologist.
    He's already won their time trial
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