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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Not sure why he calls him a forward? We want a CHB
    Poor tweet construction I think. I think his point is there’s not many forwards which is why we are chasing a KPD since there’s not a heap of forwards. He doesn’t understand our needs. We need both now.

    Tomlinson said he was waiting to sign once jmac signed up Kelly & Cogs. Maybe more money changes that for him. I’d like to get the benefit of a good free agent and keep/use/trade good picks.
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    If you look through the players traded last year I don’t think many of them were predicted during the year. Players will pop up and we don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket and not be able to swing to someone new.

    We need forward options but we don’t want another tall unless they are a star. Medium forwards and smalls is what we need. Potentially could do with a key defender as well if available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog town View Post
    If you look through the players traded last year I don’t think many of them were predicted during the year. Players will pop up and we don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket and not be able to swing to someone new.

    We need forward options but we don’t want another tall unless they are a star. Medium forwards and smalls is what we need. Potentially could do with a key defender as well if available.
    Tomlinson is a 193cm super mobile utility. He'd be brilliant for us but I'm not sure he's had too much exposure forward of the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Tomlinson is a 193cm super mobile utility. He'd be brilliant for us but I'm not sure he's had too much exposure forward of the ball.
    Too short
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Too short
    Officially listed as 194cm and 96kgs (exactly the same as Alex Rance). I think he's fine size wise.

    Tom Browne mentioned this on Talking Footy as well and is definitely saying that we are interested in him as a forward. Perhaps we see Tomlinson as a forward and the rumoured Carlton tall as a KPD? We should have the cash for both.

    What sort of contract would we need to offer Tomlinson? $600-$700k? 4-5 years?

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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Too short
    Too short for what?

    Our second forward marking option right now is 186cm.
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    What sort of contract would we need to offer Tomlinson? $600-$700k? 4-5 years?
    He's 26? 4 years shouldn;t be much of a risk, he's played at a high level for many years.

    TBH I'm a little surprised he's even gettable, always seemed more likely to stay than leave but we do have cap space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    He's 26? 4 years shouldn;t be much of a risk, he's played at a high level for many years.

    TBH I'm a little surprised he's even gettable, always seemed more likely to stay than leave but we do have cap space.
    If it saved some coin ($50,000 a year or so), I'd strongly consider 5 years. Hypothetically $600,000 into $550,000. That'd take him to 31 which is still ok I think.

    If he's our alleged tall forward replacement, we have over a million dollars to get a KPD (being that Day isn't being talked about as a forward option for us maybe he's not a focus) maybe that Carlton rumour that Axe Man and you've heard about a KPD might be an option. Guessing a name, Weitering, he wouldn't command a major, major salary. So we'd still have left over salary cap to look at a medium/small forward. Plus a suite of good draft picks. For us to compete seriously next year we need some ready made players. If we could pick up three or four while getting some more talented kids, that seems sensible.
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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Too short for what?

    Our second forward marking option right now is 186cm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Schache is 199
    ...And he's playing in the VFL.

    Talent beats height, especially considering we are looking for a mobile no 2 tall. De Goey types are what every coach wants now and Tomlinson is seriously mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    ...And he's playing in the VFL.

    Talent beats height, especially considering we are looking for a mobile no 2 tall. De Goey types are what every coach wants now and Tomlinson is seriously mobile.
    I have got to say, I don't see it.

    Would love De Goey though (who wouldn't)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    ...And he's playing in the VFL.

    Talent beats height, especially considering we are looking for a mobile no 2 tall. De Goey types are what every coach wants now and Tomlinson is seriously mobile.
    Tomlinson has never shown anything as a forward. If we got him it would be to play on the De Goey types.

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    Id be delighted w Tomlinson. Know Browne said we could mould him as a fwd, but Id have thought hed be a defender.

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    Re: Proactive Poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Tomlinson is a 193cm super mobile utility. He'd be brilliant for us but I'm not sure he's had too much exposure forward of the ball.
    I've pushed his name forward a few time here as a mobile defender who is capable of creating mismatches. I can't see us getting him but Bevo should appreciate his abilities
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    Yes Bevo would like him. I like Aliir. He is so good.

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