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    ESPN have reported that Norf have approached Zak Jones

    Front and Centre Zak Jones and Milera latest Kangaroos targets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boddo View Post
    ESPN have reported that Norf have approached Zak Jones

    Front and Centre Zak Jones and Milera latest Kangaroos targets
    North would have to trade for Jones if they don't finish last.

    Maybe Jones has been offered a 10 year $5 mill deal. You could secure a good loan with that sort of consistent money coming through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boddo View Post
    ESPN have reported that Norf have approached Zak Jones

    Front and Centre Zak Jones and Milera latest Kangaroos targets
    LOL Norf - what's this then, make offers for every player coming out of contract and hope you land a couple? Or is this player managers using Norf as the stalking horse to push up their players price in new contract negotiations. FM, it's not even R3 and this crap is clogging the airwaves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    LOL Norf - what's this then, make offers for every player coming out of contract and hope you land a couple? Or is this player managers using Norf as the stalking horse to push up their players price in new contract negotiations. FM, it's not even R3 and this crap is clogging the airwaves!
    It's clogging the airwaves because we have the rediculous situation where it's impossible to rebuild in a short space of time with young draftees so instead clubs will throw money around like confetti to snatch some decent players. Sydney did the same thing in the early nineties- Lockett, Roos, Maxfield & Dyson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    LOL Norf - what's this then, make offers for every player coming out of contract and hope you land a couple? Or is this player managers using Norf as the stalking horse to push up their players price in new contract negotiations. FM, it's not even R3 and this crap is clogging the airwaves!
    I think Boddo is spot on - teams will throw big money at any player they think they can grab that might come onto the market.

    I hope Zak Jones stays, but we may struggle to meet the demands of other clubs. Would be awful to see him really hit his strides this season and then leave.
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    I was hoping that Zak Jones may sneak under the radar but obviously other clubs have noticed his pre season form. Thought he was a bit timid last week after charging incident with Cloke. Anyhow the article also mention that North will be securing Nick Blakey next year. Do we have any claim for him under the father son rule??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackedactor View Post
    I was hoping that Zak Jones may sneak under the radar but obviously other clubs have noticed his pre season form. Thought he was a bit timid last week after charging incident with Cloke. Anyhow the article also mention that North will be securing Nick Blakey next year. Do we have any claim for him under the father son rule??
    No but he is in the Swans academy - which I understand will give us preferential access to him. Norf will no doubt be trying to continually blow a gasket about it, to try and get the rules changed before next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackedactor View Post
    ...... Anyhow the article also mention that North will be securing Nick Blakey next year. Do we have any claim for him under the father son rule??
    Not quite correct statement Crackedactor, what they said was "They have other big issues to address in the next 12 months, specifically concerning Nick Blakey, son of club legend John, who is a potential top-five draft pick, and Tarryn Thomas, likely to be the first gem unearthed by the Roos' Tasmanian academy, who both become eligible at the 2018 national draft."

    Norf have a big issue to address with Nick Blakey BECAUSE as an academy player, he could choose Swans before F/S to North. We have no more privilege to him than North or Brisbane where he is also a F/S. The decision is entirely Nick's, he can nominate one or more of the three clubs in any order he chooses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 707 View Post
    Not quite correct statement Crackedactor, what they said was "They have other big issues to address in the next 12 months, specifically concerning Nick Blakey, son of club legend John, who is a potential top-five draft pick, and Tarryn Thomas, likely to be the first gem unearthed by the Roos' Tasmanian academy, who both become eligible at the 2018 national draft."

    Norf have a big issue to address with Nick Blakey BECAUSE as an academy player, he could choose Swans before F/S to North. We have no more privilege to him than North or Brisbane where he is also a F/S. The decision is entirely Nick's, he can nominate one or more of the three clubs in any order he chooses.
    Exactly 707, it's up to Nick. He has four choices- Norf F/S, Lions F/S, Sydney as an academy player or enter the draft like Murphy. It should be noted that if he elects to stay in the Sydney academy next year he forfeits all options except Sydney as from my understanding if he stays in the academy next year he has no choice but be picked up by Sydney. Unless they change the rules which they do regularly.

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    It should also be noted that Nick would have moved to Sydney with his father when he was roughly 6 and by draft time would have spent 12 years in Sydney so he may have no affinity with wanting to live in Melbourne and would probably see Sydney as his home so the chances are that he would lean more to wanting to stay at home. Weather that be with Sydney or GWS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boddo View Post
    Exactly 707, it's up to Nick. He has four choices- Norf F/S, Lions F/S, Sydney as an academy player or enter the draft like Murphy. It should be noted that if he elects to stay in the Sydney academy next year he forfeits all options except Sydney as from my understanding if he stays in the academy next year he has no choice but be picked up by Sydney. Unless they change the rules which they do regularly.
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    Interestingly/surprisingly, despite our 'stealth rebuild' that is so strikingly evident in this week's team selection, the Swans have only have turned over only three more players since 2013 than the teams that have turned over the fewest but 17 less than Carlton: according to this article Time to send an SOS? 27 Blues in limbo - AFL.com.au. What's more we're one of only three teams not to have turned over 10+ players in a single year during this period. Another tick for our list management guys I think and probably really for the whole club. Thinking ahead so we don't have to do anything too drastic and maintaining our success.

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