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Dustin Martin

wayne

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The longer players like Stanley, Rohan and Dalhouse play, our success will continue.
Stanley has always been a very average footballer
These are players that can cost you games, I think Ellis was the player we had that could do the same, with a soft play, or a massive brain fade.
 

aoc1974

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I also thought it was end of ‘24. Far too much to expect of a ‘sports journalist’ to do some actual research and get a fact right.
If you've ever seen Phil Rothfield on NRL 360.... he makes Robbo look like a teetotaller!
 
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zippadeee

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These are players that can cost you games, I think Ellis was the player we had that could do the same, with a soft play, or a massive brain fade.
The only players i can think of would be Griffens, Elton, Gordon, Stengle, Brendan Bower and Clinton King
 

CarnTheTiges

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Ralph was quoted saying two years. You'd think he'd remember how long his biggest client has left on his contract.
Either Ralph or the journo were 3 sheets to the wind when they had the conversation or more likely the journo made it up, because the contract does not end until end of 2024.
 
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The Big Richo

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It's an interesting prospect. The one thing he has never done is be super fit.

Yes, he works exceptionally hard and is in elite condition but there's always been an element of ying and yang in his lifestyle which prevents getting to the really upper echelon aerobically.

He's just about at the end of the line for peak physicality so it would be great to see him explore that while he can. It also wouldn't do his hopes of longevity any harm to try and play a bit lighter from this stage on. The odds are against him going on past his early 30s at the mid 90s he has been getting around at for the past couple of years.

As for the Sydney stuff, it wouldn't surprise me. Life is pretty hard for him in Melbourne.
 

seven

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Either Ralph or the journo were 3 sheets to the wind when they had the conversation or more likely the journo made it up, because the contract does not end until end of 2024.
Let me guess. The AFL would give us a 3 rd draft pick for Martin
 

Streak

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Regarding Dusty’s contract length, maybe there are clauses in it we don’t know about? Possibly player driven early release?

Carr would know Dusty’s contract inside out, so he is clearly playing games here.
 

Ridley

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It was widely reported and acknowledged that he signed a 7 year contract at the end of 2017. That would mean it expires at end of 2024 season. Unless there is something in the contract that Carr and the club is not telling us?

Anyway worry about it if it gets to that stage. But that’d be just like Sydney; offering a huge contract to a bloke well into his 30s. Ridiculous even if he is one of the best of all time. Superficial club from a superficial city.
 
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The Big Richo

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In the sense that he always gets noticed/stopped on the street and that sort of stuff?

Yeah, he can't go anywhere without attention and he doesn't enjoy it so he avoids doing it. Someone like Warne would just pop into a supermarket around the corner because he thrives on the attention but someone like Dustin chooses an apartment in a building that is predominantly asian residents because they have no interest in him.
 

TigerMasochist

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What would a contracted Dusty be worth in 2yrs time?
Plenty.
31 y.o. Another flag or two n perhaps another Normie n the Dusty one would still be worth a couple of early first rounders for a team trying to find some ongoing relevance in Sydaknee.
 

percyms

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My view - press will beat this up to try and distabilise the Tigers like every other time they come out with this type of crap. Surely at least one of them can add 2017 plus 7 and then ask some relevant questions re contracts etc.
 
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