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    "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter



    Out-of-contract midfielder Lachie Hunter has confirmed his intentions to remain at the Bulldogs for life.
    Hunter is yet to sign a new contract but is aiming to do so in the near future.

    ďI havenít signed yet but Iím hopefully not too far away,Ē he told SENís Whateley.

    ďTheyíre just working out the last little bit of it so hopefully itís not too far away and Iím looking forward to signing for a while.

    ďHopefully Iíll be here for life.Ē

    Hunter says winning the Best and Fairest has ignited a new sense of belonging at the club.
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    ďYouíre really happy with how youíre viewed at the club in a certain sense,Ē he said.

    ďThereís just a lot of confidence going forward that I can really back in that wing role and really hone in my skills now for hopefully the next little while at the Western Bulldogs.Ē

    The Western Bulldogs kick off their 2019 campaign against the Swans on March 23.

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    Good news.
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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    I didn't think it would be a difficult signature to get. If he can improve his kicking a bit he would be ready for another big season.
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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I didn't think it would be a difficult signature to get. If he can improve his kicking a bit he would be ready for another big season.
    I’ve always struggled to see where Hunters value sits in terms of dollars. Should he be in the top 3 players paid at the club? Top 5? Top 10?

    For me I think it’s around the 5-8 mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    I’ve always struggled to see where Hunters value sits in terms of dollars. Should he be in the top 3 players paid at the club? Top 5? Top 10?

    For me I think it’s around the 5-8 mark.
    Same here, he's a hard one to gauge. I'd say closer to 8 but I'm likely to be very wrong
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    "He'll accumulate and be involved, but we're looking a qualitative sheen on his game that we need, and it is part of our scope to score"

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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    I’ve always struggled to see where Hunters value sits in terms of dollars. Should he be in the top 3 players paid at the club? Top 5? Top 10?

    For me I think it’s around the 5-8 mark.
    Hunter is improving all the time and I would say he is one of our top 5 players and should be paid accordingly.

    I am expecting him to step up even more this year.
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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    You posted a very similar article back in November BAD. I wonder what the hold up is?

    Western Bulldogs best and fairest Lachie Hunter eyeing new five year deal

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    See - I would have thought the contract he signs now would place him in the top 3 highest paid players at the club. Then as the signatures of players like Naughton are collected over the next 18-24 months he would fall down to somewhere in the top 10.

    As a midfielder, he is behind only Macrae and Bont at the club now. So top 3 player is a push (given he is 3rd among mids) but he is a better player than I ever thought he would become when he first broke into the side. Has obviously worked incredibly hard on his game.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Hunter is improving all the time and I would say he is one of our top 5 players and should be paid accordingly.

    I am expecting him to step up even more this year.
    I liken him to a Lachie Neale type, has a naturally high VO2 max and uses it to run to receive constantly.
    Neale was 1st, 2nd then 1st in Freo's last three B&F finishes but was still shadowed by Fyfe and arguably Hill's flashiness as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    See - I would have thought the contract he signs now would place him in the top 3 highest paid players at the club. Then as the signatures of players like Naughton are collected over the next 18-24 months he would fall down to somewhere in the top 10.

    As a midfielder, he is behind only Macrae and Bont at the club now. So top 3 player is a push (given he is 3rd among mids) but he is a better player than I ever thought he would become when he first broke into the side. Has obviously worked incredibly hard on his game.
    The article from November suggested $600k a season which would put him well behind Boyd and Bont and somewhere around the mark of JJ and Macrae (but that's just a guess). Can't think of anyone else who would be earning above $600k? So he is likely in that 3-5 range.

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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    The article from November suggested $600k a season which would put him well behind Boyd and Bont and somewhere around the mark of JJ and Macrae (but that's just a guess). Can't think of anyone else who would be earning above $600k? So he is likely in that 3-5 range.
    Wood?
    I believe he signed a contract in 15 or 16, so either just after his AA year or just after he was the premiership captain. Some suggested up to $700k, he's on big dollars (part of that may be part of the club's allocated marketing allowance as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Wood?
    I believe he signed a contract in 15 or 16, so either just after his AA year or just after he was the premiership captain. Some suggested up to $700k, he's on big dollars (part of that may be part of the club's allocated marketing allowance as well).
    Signed a 2 year extension in 2017 for 2019 & 2020. He's a hard one to value but certainly would have got decent coin coming off captaining a premiership and being compensated for avoiding free agency.

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    Re: "hopefully iíll be here for life": Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post


    Out-of-contract midfielder Lachie Hunter has confirmed his intentions to remain at the Bulldogs for life.
    Hunter is yet to sign a new contract but is aiming to do so in the near future.

    “I haven’t signed yet but I’m hopefully not too far away,” he told SEN’s Whateley.

    “They’re just working out the last little bit of it so hopefully it’s not too far away and I’m looking forward to signing for a while.

    “Hopefully I’ll be here for life.”

    Hunter says winning the Best and Fairest has ignited a new sense of belonging at the club.
    :11
    “You’re really happy with how you’re viewed at the club in a certain sense,” he said.

    “There’s just a lot of confidence going forward that I can really back in that wing role and really hone in my skills now for hopefully the next little while at the Western Bulldogs.”

    The Western Bulldogs kick off their 2019 campaign against the Swans on March 23.

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    Listen to the interview here
    Is it just me or are there a few too many "hopefullys" in there?
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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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    AFLW Premiers 2018

    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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