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Callum Coleman-Judas - extricate yourself to Nth Ballarat, you git

Sintiger

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There are a lot of good posts about why we should keep CCJ and ideally we should but if the reported deal with North is correct ( $400-$450 for 4-5 years) I can understand a hesitancy to match that. List management has an element of risk and judgement and I would perfectly understand not wanting to pay him at that level.
I can also understand why a 22 year old would take a deal like that. He could stay at Richmond and do an acl next year.
That is the nature of an industry with a salary cap.
My view is that he could well become a good player, even very good, but he isn’t anywhere near that atm. Unfortunate collateral damage of winning 3 premierships
 
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Carter

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Geez he wants to ruck does he?

Chol showed more in the role

More I think about it the more I’m inclined to trust our list management team.

Matching desperate clubs’ offers isn’t good business.
 
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King Kong

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Geez he wants to ruck does he?

Chol showed more in the role

More I think about it the more I’m inclined to trust our list management team.

Matching desperate club’s offers isn’t good business.

There are many ways to bring in a good tall forward in 12 months time if it becomes a need.

Particularly with Jack freeing up cap space.
Agree - Campaigner-Jones projects as a B grader at absolute best. Save our $ for A graders. We can pay #lolnorf back by taking Simpkin and Thomas when Cotch, Jack and Shedda all depart.
 

nikolasmia

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HUGE HUGE mistake if Callum ends up leaving Richmond.

One - which many here - will rue for years to come.

Structurally it leaves a massive hole in our list. Disastrous decision by Blair and Hardwick - not prioritising Callum's contract. Not giving him longer than 2 years and promising him regular game time.

With Chol departing. If Lynch or Riewoldt go down for any periods next year - Who may I ask is going to fill the void.? Soldo? Samson Ryan? Or pulling Balta out of defence?

Accurate goal kicking ruckmen - who are just as proficient playing forward - are rare as hens teeth. Years of development down the drain.

What for.

Maintaining the salary/playing status of a legend of the club - Who as a rising 33yr old should have retired gracefully this year.

Riewoldt's form this year (1 good game in 4) is a portend of what is to come in 2022.

Cant say Jack should have made way for CCJ.

CCj wants to Ruck, he is third in line at Richmond.

This must have been on the cards for a while.

Drafting Sampson Ryan didn't make sense to me at the time, but now it makes perfect sense.

Sampson is much more mobile, and his game is much more suited to modern AFL, 21 in December and has the tools
 
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dimmauchamp

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Meh at CCJ. Have not seen anything to date that warrants a 4 year deal. If he is going to Nth due to the extended year contract then that shows me he is looking for comfort factor. Big red flag for me. If he really believes in his ability he stays at Richmond and forces his way into the team by pushing himself above the others. I don't care how successful a team is. If you are hungry enough as a player you will find a way to force yourself into the side. Some players want the pay packet and security knowing they wont have to push themselves to get some first team football. Seen nothing to date from CCJ that showed desperation and a real willingness to compete.
Back the club on this one. 2 years was more than enough.
 
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dimmauchamp

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It's silly to suggest CCJ won't be an excellent player. At times this year he clunked the ball like Aaron Naughton. Put another 50-60 games on him and he will be a star.
He may have clunked the ball at times but he looks another Griffiths to me. Doesnt seem to have the desire to be anything but a B grader. Cannot see him being a star of the competition
 

AngryAnt

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I'm always amazed at how quickly we turn on our own here as soon as there is a rumour that someone might leave.
 
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Harry

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It's silly to suggest CCJ won't be an excellent player. At times this year he clunked the ball like Aaron Naughton. Put another 50-60 games on him and he will be a star.
correct. He started holding his own in the ruck in his more recent games also. He's young for a ruck / forward. Has great hands and once he gets experience and confidence in his body - he'll be a great contested mark in the fwd line and around the ground. He's very much similar to Benny Gale in many ways.
 
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blofield

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I'm always amazed at how quickly we turn on our own here as soon as there is a rumour that someone might leave.
Also - the predictable flood of posts that follow with the narrative - "he really wasn't that good anyway".:rolleyes:
 
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tigertim

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Tristan Xerri will be wrapt if CJ goes to North. All part of the merry go round I guess.
 
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graystar1

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Just saw in the HS that Talia is a possibility for the Tigers. Wonder if true?
A bit about Talia





Talia started his football career in Greenvale, Victoria, where he also played for his school, Assumption College in Kilmore. In 2009, he was selected by Adelaide with pick No. 13 and made his long-awaited debut in Round 15, 2011. Talia had a breakout year in 2012 and earned the NAB Rising Star award. From there, the ever-reliable defender did not miss a game until 2015. He became an All Australian in 2014 and was named Adelaide’s Club Champion. He added a second All Australian in 2016. The key defender came close to adding a third All Australian feather to his cap in 2019, named in the 40-man extended squad. A deserved fan favourite, Talia was voted Members’ MVP at the 2019 Club Champion night. Talia played his 200th game for Adelaide in 2020. In October 2017, Talia married his partner Megan in the Adelaide Hills and on September 20, 2019, the pair welcomed the safe arrival of baby Ivy Grace.