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    Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever



    Looks like we are into him big time. 850K is a hefty sum though.
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    THE Western Bulldogs are emerging as serious contenders for the services of uncontracted Crows defender Jake Lever amid reports they are prepared to pay up to $850,000 a season.

    Lever, 21, and his manager Ned Guy have been in negotiations with the Crows over his next move but Lever has always maintained he’s not in a rush to decide on his future.

    The Advertiser understands there are several clubs in Melbourne — where he is from — who are keen on his signature and now the Bulldogs are understood to have put a long-term plan in front of him to consider.

    The 195cm defender comes from Romsey in Melbourne’s north and the figures being bantered around are staggering for such a young player.

    But he is a leader in intercept marks, has a good leap and is in among the best in the business.

    He is similar to Richmond star Alex Rance in the way he can impose himself on games.

    The race to secure Lever, alongside fellow uncontracted team-mate Mitch McGovern, heated up once the collective bargaining agreement between the AFL and the AFL players’ union was sorted out and clubs had a better picture of what they could spend.

    He is seen as an ideal fit among an ageing backline at Whitten Oval.

    The Dogs are understood to be ready to offer him a long-term deal for his services in the vein of the agreement they struck with ex-Greater Western Sydney forward/ruckman Tom Boyd.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    God I hope this is true
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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    Yep. Trade our top 10 pick and something else, so then they get Gibbs. Carlton can go get more GWS players. Everyone wins.
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    Captain: 2011-2013 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - Premiership side: 2016 - Charles Sutton Medal: 2009, 2011, 2012 - All Australian team: 2009, 2011, 2016 - International Rules Series: 2008, 2010 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - Record Games Played by a Rookie - 8th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 66th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray Western Bulldogs - Most Finals Won by any Footscray/Western Bulldogs Player

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    Captain: 2015-2017 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - All Australian team: 2011, 2015 as Captain - AFLPA Best Captain 2015 - Rising Star Nominee & Most Promising player: 2001 - Best Team Player: 2003 -Runner Up, Charles Sutton Medal: 2011 & 2015 - International Rules Series: 2002, 2003 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - 6th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 27th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - Captain of Western Bulldogs in Premiership year 2016

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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    Nice dress rehearsal
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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    We kicked to him all night, clearly he's not coming to our team next year.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    Super talent
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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    Quote Originally Posted by boydogs View Post
    Super talent
    Whom we made look even better.
    I'd like him but we've made far worse look better.
    Luke Vogels would've won a Brownlow if he'd played 22 games against us, as would Majak Daw!

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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Whom we made look even better.
    I'd like him but we've made far worse look better.
    Luke Vogels would've won a Brownlow if he'd played 22 games against us, as would Majak Daw!

    Technically Majak Daw would win the Coleman but I see your point.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs emerge as top suitor for Adelaide Crows defender Jake Lever

    MAjak took his only 2'contested marks in a game and it was against us!

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