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Alex Rance

tigerlove

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Aug 9, 2014
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Rance actually made himself unavailable for the Preliminary due to the complex risks associated. If he broke down, how it would effect team mates etc. Not because he wasn’t fit and ready to go. More about risk management.
I was referring more to those intimating that Grimes is adequate coverage and because we won a G.F without him, he’s surplus to our needs.
No one says he’d get back to his best from day 1 but you are talking about an exceptional athlete. Exceptional.
Strongest on the track, strongest in the gym. Huge loss. Those pretending otherwise can fool themselves.
Playing Rance in the final would have been a huge mistake. Sure he could have played theoretically but the pressure of performing in a hotly contested final after a full on knee reco just would have made no sense. Made the call early on that he wouldn't play finals. Recovery time way too short traditionally for AFL.

Doesn't matter how exceptional, he's still human. Every player struggles early coming back from a full knee reconstruction. Nothing simulates an actual game. At 30yo, a year out of the game and handling confidence in your body to do what it used to do, I think those pretending that he could get back to his best (even in time) are fooling themselves. For someone so reliant on their athletic ability, may have been even harder. As I said he's a big loss, would have still been a top 22, but wrong side of 30yo after a knee reco, he'd have been on the slide.

I think in essence we agree, would have preferred him to be playing for the Tigers, just differ on our views of his potential output.
 
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antman

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Playing Rance in the final would have been a huge mistake. Sure he could have played theoretically but the pressure of performing in a hotly contested final after a full on knee reco just would have made no sense. Made the call early on that he wouldn't play finals. Recovery time way too short traditionally for AFL.

Doesn't matter how exceptional, he's still human. Every player struggles early coming back from a full knee reconstruction. Nothing simulates an actual game. At 30yo, a year out of the game and handling confidence in your body to do what it used to do, I think those pretending that he could get back to his best (even in time) are fooling themselves. For someone so reliant on their athletic ability, may have been even harder. As I said he's a big loss, would have still been a top 22, but wrong side of 30yo after a knee reco, he'd have been on the slide.

I think in essence we agree, would have preferred him to be playing for the Tigers, just differ on our views of his potential output.
The idea that Rance would have come back and played a Prelim or the GF not having played since round 1 was always a fantasy.
 
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tigerlove

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In any case, I guess we reserve the right to trade him if in the event he wants to return to AFL in 2021 and play elsewhere.
Hmm good point. In the Tigers interest to keep him contracted in 2021 to have upper hand in negotiations if Rance did want to play elsewhere. Can't really see why he would want o move on for the sake of a year or two.
 

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Hmm good point. In the Tigers interest to keep him contracted in 2021 to have upper hand in negotiations if Rance did want to play elsewhere. Can't really see why he would want o move on for the sake of a year or two.
Money talks.
If footscary or Essendon offer something substantial, i can see him going.
It will be interesting what compo we get.
Knowing the AFL pick 77 will be more then likely.
 

tigerlove

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Money talks.
If footscary or Essendon offer something substantial, i can see him going.
It will be interesting what compo we get.
Knowing the AFL pick 77 will be more then likely.
He was already on $1.4mill over 2 years. Gave up $1.2mill of it. I can't see anyone offering up too much more for a 31yo out of the game 2 years and back from a knee reco. But if still contracted til end of 2021 by the Tigers, he wouldn't be a free agent anyway next year. I guess that's the question being asked, is he contracted to Tigers in 2021?
 

Baloo

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He was already on $1.4mill over 2 years. Gave up $1.2mill of it. I can't see anyone offering up too much more for a 31yo out of the game 2 years and back from a knee reco. But if still contracted til end of 2021 by the Tigers, he wouldn't be a free agent anyway next year. I guess that's the question being asked, is he contracted to Tigers in 2021?
#lolNorf would. He'd be their big fish
 
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The_General

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So I heard he has to work with the church for 6 months, tax free.
After this time he's free to earn an income again....
 

tigertim

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So I heard he has to work with the church for 6 months, tax free.
After this time he's free to earn an income again....
Sorry, I don’t understand this.

what do you mean “work for the church for 6 months TAX free”? But then he can earn an income after that? Doesn’t make sense.
 

TV Josh

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May 26, 2005
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Re: working for the church, the FeralScum has a clickbait story behind the paywall about him doing something literally "world's away" from the RFC.
Im not giving that ahole Rupert Murdoch my cash, so, it's a mystery.
 

tigertim

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Re: working for the church, the FeralScum has a clickbait story behind the paywall about him doing something literally "world's away" from the RFC.
Im not giving that ahole Rupert Murdoch my cash, so, it's a mystery.
That story is about Alex conducting a tour to Nepal in November.
 
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Sintiger

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That story is about Alex conducting a tour to Nepal in November.
Doesn’t sound like a guy who is considering ever coming back. Also it seems some sort of financial arrangement has been agreed.
The positive of course is that this significantly opens up our salary cap.