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    PREMIERSHIP ruckman Jordan Roughead continues to weigh up interest from rival clubs as his future at the Western Bulldogs remains in limbo.

    The restricted free agent has parked contract negotiations with the Bulldogs after playing five senior matches this season due to form and injury setbacks including hamstring concerns and concussion.

    Roughead was dumped to the VFL after the round 11 loss to Melbourne, just a fortnight after coach Luke Beveridge called on him to return to his best to "establish" his future for 2019.

    Playing the past four matches in the VFL, the 27-year-old is closing in on decision time with Victorian-based and interstate clubs circling.

    "We have been approached by a number of clubs to gauge where he's at," Roughead's agent Bruce Kaider, of One Management Group, told AFL.com.au.

    "At this point we haven't entered into any discussions of a serious nature but we understand the nature of the business and it's getting towards the end of the season.
    "Clubs are looking make moves in the free agency space because it's highly competitive.

    "We know at some point in the not too distant future we're going to have to talk with the Bulldogs about where's Roughy's future is and most likely, depending on that conversation, have conversations with other clubs out of respect."

    Roughead played 25 matches in the club's drought-breaking premiership year before featuring in the final 13 matches in 2017 after the start of his season was delayed by a hamstring injury.

    Now finding himself out of the best 22 with Tom Boyd and Tim English playing more matches this year, Roughead is no closer to re-committing to the club.

    "We haven't had any dialogue with the Bulldogs for a couple of months," Kaider said.
    "That's been based around the fact we want Roughy to focus on football and not be distracted by contract discussions, given where he was at from a football perspective."

    Roughead has fallen down the pecking order of out-of-contract Bulldogs, with unrestricted free agents Tom Liberatore and Luke Dahlhaus at the top of the club's priority list.

    Other Bulldogs out of contract at season's end include free agent pair Mitch Wallis (restricted) and Dale Morris (unrestricted), plus Matt Suckling, Lin Jong and Shane Biggs.

    Fellow ruckman Tom Campbell also finds himself on the outer and without a deal for next year after 42 games in seven seasons, including none this season.
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    Re: Premiership Dog weighing up future as clubs circle

    Fellow ruckman Tom Campbell also finds himself on the outer and without a deal for next year after 42 games in seven seasons, including none this season.

    They are just taking the piss there aren't they?
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    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
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    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    They are just taking the piss there aren't they?
    Why?
    They come after one,
    They come after all,
    They can't handle all,
    Lets go....

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    Why?

    It just looks funny, "including none this season"
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    It just looks funny, "including none this season"
    Like a high school student trying to get to 1,000 words to meet the word limit on an assignment.
    They come after one,
    They come after all,
    They can't handle all,
    Lets go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Like a high school student trying to get to 1,000 words to meet the word limit on an assignment.
    Yeah, that's exactly what it looks like. There are so many different ways it could have been phrased.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Premiership Dog weighing up future as clubs circle

    I like how the article states Roughead's parked discussions, intimating that its a result of playing five games. Then later in the article Roughead's agent stated there's been no dialogue for a couple of months, based on wanting Roughead to concentrate on football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    I like how the article states Roughead's parked discussions, intimating that its a result of playing five games. Then later in the article Roughead's agent stated there's been no dialogue for a couple of months, based on wanting Roughead to concentrate on football.
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    I have been told by a friend of my father (longtime South Melbourne/Sydney cotorie member) that the Swans are very interested in Jordan. Only a rumour at this stage, but he did also say that Buddy would sign at Sydney when all the media had him going to GWS.
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    Re: Premiership Dog weighing up future as clubs circle

    One of a few difficult decisions, emotionally at least, we've got to make between now and the offseason.

    Assuming a reasonably healthy list, it's hard to find a role for Roughy any more. Factor in form, body battles, and the fact Trengove's basically a more durable version, well ...

    I reckon he's gone.
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    Re: Premiership Dog weighing up future as clubs circle

    Interesting point on Trengove. Did we basically take him a year early for free, then a year later allow Roughy to move on for third round compo. Both on about the same wage. Both with a history of ruck, back and forward. Campbell & Roughy move on to new clubs. We've are net a third rounder up. Then our huge stocks of key defenders shrinks by one (good thing) as Trengove moves into the rucks stable with English & Boyd. Maybe this has been a year in the making.
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    Re: Premiership Dog weighing up future as clubs circle

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Interesting point on Trengove. Did we basically take him a year early for free, then a year later allow Roughy to move on for third round compo. Both on about the same wage. Both with a history of ruck, back and forward. Campbell & Roughy move on to new clubs. We've are net a third rounder up. Then our huge stocks of key defenders shrinks by one (good thing) as Trengove moves into the rucks stable with English & Boyd. Maybe this has been a year in the making.
    Not sure I would give us that much credit..

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    The plot thickens ... Roughy back in the team. (Admittedly our cupboard is bare.)
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    Roughy is a player that I'm ambivalent about leaving; I'd hate to see go due to the romance of a lifelong Bulldogs supporter having a big hand in a grand final while risking further damage to his eye. However his body is breaking down on him and I'm sick of seeing him down hurt or favouring his shoulder.

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    This is our big chance to cash in on Roughie now when clubs remember the vestiges of his 2016 season. We should have done the same with Minion after his AA year. Let's get what we can now we've raised the early interests if a number of clubs including Sydney potentially who we always deal well with.

    He's a good bloke who deserves a chance somewhere else.
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