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Bye Bye Jack Higgins!

Dont Argue

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My advice to a young guy would always be to take the money when it's on offer. Success and premierships are great for us supporters but those guys need to make a living while they can.
Big Richo: I’m glad you’re not Dusty’s manager
 
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toothless

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i believe the club is not that disappointed that Jack left.
The only player this year I get the impression the club is somewhat disappointed in losing is Oleg because of the rapport he's built within the club
 
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sausage_meat69

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The only player this year I get the impression the club is somewhat disappointed in losing is Oleg because of the rapport he's built within the club
Oleg and Soldo were having a beer in the rooms after the gf. They both looked in great spirits. Oleg seemed to be a great clubman. I'll be praying for a more robust houli calf next season.
 
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Quickdraw

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Oh Come On! Just one more year to honour his contract, how hard can that be? he keeps saying Dimma is a great coach and the players are most welcoming. Sorry but you have lost me. Normally I would take an interest in ex players in opposition teams, but I won't with Higgins. He just sold us!
Fair points, No.4.

Higgins isn't the first and won't be the last to request a trade while still under contract.

I do think with the way the club stood by him during his illness and recovery that he should have stayed, but I also think his opportunities at the Tigers, and therefore his trade value would reduce over 2021.

I'm of the view that once a player has asked for a trade we might as well work towards getting him where he wants, but as long as the trade is fair to us. If the player doesn't want to be there and you force him to stay, how good/committed is he going to be? Might as well let him go and create a list spot for someone who really does want to play for us.
 
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The Big Richo

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Big Richo: I’m glad you’re not Dusty’s manager

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Fair point but if you are a superstar the money comes no matter what you do. Dustin might have missed some money on his contract but he has more than made up for it with extra curricular stuff.

I worry more about the younger guys who are solid players but not stars, like Higgins. He is only an ACL away from his career being over so I always like to see them take as much money and tenure as they can.

I was going to say it but BR gets bashed enough.
Some would argue not enough

Don't worry about me lads, I'm untouchable.

I drive a car powered by my own sense of self satisfaction.
 
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JimJessTorp

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Don't worry about me lads, I'm untouchable.

I drive a car powered by my own sense of self satisfaction.
I've got a similar car Richo

But mine has the word "Datsun" written along one side with red crayon scrawled over the top spelling out "Mustang 5.8L"

And it's powered by an overwhelming sense of missed opportunities and vague memories of girlfriends from when I was in my late teens and early twenties.
 
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No 4

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I have not taken it too lightly with Higgins going (previously posts). Watching the behind the scene celebrations by the boys on Saturday night grand final, guess who was front and centre in most of the clips? Higgins! Just one more year Higgins, why leave?
 

antman

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I have not taken it too lightly with Higgins going (previously posts). Watching the behind the scene celebrations by the boys on Saturday night grand final, guess who was front and centre in most of the clips? Higgins! Just one more year Higgins, why leave?

Well, he's not shy.
 

craig

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He wanted out ......doesn't want to be at the club anymore then ta ta.

Easily influenced from outside the club the kid I reckon he had someone in his ear helping to turn his head.

Its moot now he's gone and we've got 3 very exciting prospects as of right now for 2021.

Daniel Rioli, Sydney Stack, hopefully both fit focused, and firing and then of course another Rioli....class.

Throw in Caddy, Aarts, Ross, Dow, Martyn, Ralphy, and RCD and weve got Jack's exit well and truly covererd.

He probably made the right decision to go tbh.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Not too smart little Higgo

Wants to play in a premiership after missing out last 2 years ( 2017 brain surgery & 2020 calf injury and couldnt get back)
then selects St Kilda who have only won 1 premiership in 100 years by 1 point.

Dont let the door hit you on the way out son
 
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Tenacious

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Good story while he was with us - but could never see him getting a game in a Richmond GF team
 
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tigertim

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Good story while he was with us - but could never see him getting a game in a Richmond GF team
He was in our best and kicked 2 goals in the 2018 prelim loss to Collingwood. Would he have been dropped for the GF had we won?
 
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craig

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Not too smart little Higgo

Wants to play in a premiership after missing out last 2 years ( 2017 brain surgery & 2020 calf injury and couldnt get back)
then selects St Kilda who have only won 1 premiership in 100 years by 1 point.

Dont let the door hit you on the way out son

Irony is pertinent re wanting to win a flag there Turkish ......................I like it.
 
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zippadeee

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Not too smart little Higgo

Wants to play in a premiership after missing out last 2 years ( 2017 brain surgery & 2020 calf injury and couldnt get back)
then selects St Kilda who have only won 1 premiership in 100 years by 1 point.

Dont let the door hit you on the way out son

There History is the bounce of a ball.
 
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zippadeee

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He joins,
David Cloke
Geoff Raines
Bryan Wood
Trevor Poole
Peter Wilson
Tim Barling
Graig Lambert
Stuart Maxfield
Brad Ottens
Brett Deledio
Jack Higgins

Who have all said those words "I want to play else where or i want to be traded"


Besides Ottens and Maxfield, the rest were rubbish
 
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Tenacious

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Good story while he was with us - but could never see him getting a game in a Richmond GF team
He was in our best and kicked 2 goals in the 2018 prelim loss to Collingwood. Would he have been dropped for the GF had we won?

Was referring to the scenario of him having decided to stay at Richmond for ‘21 and beyond - and I just couldn’t see him getting a permanent spot in any future team