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The Blair "Which?" Project

UKTiger

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I reckon the scribes are guessing as unless they have a direct line into CCJ, Chol and Richmond all they are doing is filling column inches. Still the rumour mill lightens up the day
 
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caesar

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I reckon the scribes are guessing as unless they have a direct line into CCJ, Chol and Richmond all they are doing is filling column inches. Still the rumour mill lightens up the day
Talking about column filling is anyone who has read or are a subscriber to HS able to elaborate on below paywalled HS piece:

Trade latest: New club firms in race for Tigers ruckman

A tall Tiger appears almost certain to be relocating north next season, with the close proximity of his family expected to rule fellow suitor St Kilda out of the race.
 

amc11

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Talking about column filling is anyone who has read or are a subscriber to HS able to elaborate on below paywalled HS piece:

Trade latest: New club firms in race for Tigers ruckman

A tall Tiger appears almost certain to be relocating north next season, with the close proximity of his family expected to rule fellow suitor St Kilda out of the race.
Gold Coast has emerged as the frontrunner for Richmond ruckman Mabior Chol, who is likely to settle on his second AFL club by the end of the week.
The Herald Sun can reveal the Suns have offered the 24-year-old a three-year contract with a trigger for a fourth season.

The Tigers cannot match that security and are about to ramp up their efforts to retain Callum Coleman-Jones with the expectation that Chol will walk as an unrestricted free agent.

It is unlikely the Tigers would offer Chol a contract longer than two seasons, given he has managed 31 games in six seasons.

They also have 2019 premiership ruckman Ivan Soldo on track to return next season.

At the Suns, Chol would team up with budding superstar Ben King as key forwards who can also relieve Jarrod Witts in the ruck.

They desperately need more ruck support after Stewart Dew was forced to coach without one as Witts, Zac Smith and Matt Conroy went down early.

The project player from South Sudan represented Queensland in juniors after his family relocated to Brisbane in 2005.

Chol’s family now lives in Shailer Park, which is halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The Herald Sun has confirmed that Essendon is not in the market for Chol, despite reports suggesting he would land at Tullamarine.

Chol’s Wikipedia page wrongly states that he is already a Bomber.

But the Suns are not quite across the line to secure the 198cm player who possesses a big leap.

St Kilda has also hotly pursued Chol as it plans for life after Paddy Ryder, who is likely to retire next season.

Chol’s choice is likely to be revealed next week and his exit from Punt Rd would not require the Tigers to broker a trade.

The Saints and Suns are still jostling for his services and have not been told to expect his signature.

Chol played in 10 out of the final 11 games for the Tigers, kicking four goals against Brisbane Lions in Round 18.

He spent 82 per cent of gametime in the ruck and just 18 per cent forward.

Quality talls could force out Tiger

Richmond’s Callum Coleman-Jones will make a decision on his future in the next 48 hours but looks well placed to join North Melbourne given the Tigers’ ruck strength.

Gold Coast believes he will eventually find his way to the Roos after their interest was rebuffed because of his determination to remain in Victoria.

Both South Australian-based clubs have strong ruck stocks so he was never likely to return to Adelaide.

Richmond has offered a two-year deal but admits it will play Toby Nankervis and Ivan Soldo as their rucks next year.

The Tigers are keen to keep Coleman-Jones despite interest from North Melbourne and Gold Coast.

He served an AFL Covid-related suspension early in the year and when he was not injured he played seniors in eight games of diminishing returns.

After four goals against Adelaide then two goals against each of Essendon and West Coast he kicked three goals in his last five games playing ruck-forward.

He knows Jack Riewoldt could retire at the end of 2022, but if he wants to play ruck the dependable Nankervis and Soldo will take the ruck reins next year as Soldo returns from an ACL.

It means the Roos would guarantee opportunity playing as a key tall.

Keeping Coleman-Jones at the club is a much bigger priority than retaining the inconsistent Chol, who kicked four goals against Brisbane but only three goals in nine other games.

Sydney Stack is closing in on an incentive-laden one-season deal which will ensure he keeps on track with high levels of professionalism.

Talks are ongoing this week but a two-year deal he would have been keen to acquire looks unlikely.

As revealed by the Herald Sun this month, Daniel Talia is a strong chance to secure a list spot at the Tigers.
 
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tigers80

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we are ripe for the picking.
we are a victim our own success.
do we want to continue to be frustrated with Chol..I certainly don’t.
CCJ well considering last year’s misdeeds you’d think he’d have it in him to remain.
obviously not so you get what you can.
my philosophy whether it’s right or wrong, one in one out.
 

UKTiger

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Richmond has offered a two-year deal but admits it will play Toby Nankervis and Ivan Soldo as their rucks next year.

The Tigers are keen to keep Coleman-Jones despite interest from North Melbourne and Gold Coast.
The big if is will Ivan (a) be ready and (b) be the same player he was so we cannot realistically drop both CCJ and Chol and leave us with only one potential ruck
 

caesar

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Gold Coast has emerged as the frontrunner for Richmond ruckman Mabior Chol, who is likely to settle on his second AFL club by the end of the week.
The Herald Sun can reveal the Suns have offered the 24-year-old a three-year contract with a trigger for a fourth season.

The Tigers cannot match that security and are about to ramp up their efforts to retain Callum Coleman-Jones with the expectation that Chol will walk as an unrestricted free agent.

It is unlikely the Tigers would offer Chol a contract longer than two seasons, given he has managed 31 games in six seasons.

They also have 2019 premiership ruckman Ivan Soldo on track to return next season.

At the Suns, Chol would team up with budding superstar Ben King as key forwards who can also relieve Jarrod Witts in the ruck.

They desperately need more ruck support after Stewart Dew was forced to coach without one as Witts, Zac Smith and Matt Conroy went down early.

The project player from South Sudan represented Queensland in juniors after his family relocated to Brisbane in 2005.

Chol’s family now lives in Shailer Park, which is halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The Herald Sun has confirmed that Essendon is not in the market for Chol, despite reports suggesting he would land at Tullamarine.

Chol’s Wikipedia page wrongly states that he is already a Bomber.

But the Suns are not quite across the line to secure the 198cm player who possesses a big leap.

St Kilda has also hotly pursued Chol as it plans for life after Paddy Ryder, who is likely to retire next season.

Chol’s choice is likely to be revealed next week and his exit from Punt Rd would not require the Tigers to broker a trade.

The Saints and Suns are still jostling for his services and have not been told to expect his signature.

Chol played in 10 out of the final 11 games for the Tigers, kicking four goals against Brisbane Lions in Round 18.

He spent 82 per cent of gametime in the ruck and just 18 per cent forward.

Quality talls could force out Tiger

Richmond’s Callum Coleman-Jones will make a decision on his future in the next 48 hours but looks well placed to join North Melbourne given the Tigers’ ruck strength.

Gold Coast believes he will eventually find his way to the Roos after their interest was rebuffed because of his determination to remain in Victoria.

Both South Australian-based clubs have strong ruck stocks so he was never likely to return to Adelaide.

Richmond has offered a two-year deal but admits it will play Toby Nankervis and Ivan Soldo as their rucks next year.

The Tigers are keen to keep Coleman-Jones despite interest from North Melbourne and Gold Coast.

He served an AFL Covid-related suspension early in the year and when he was not injured he played seniors in eight games of diminishing returns.

After four goals against Adelaide then two goals against each of Essendon and West Coast he kicked three goals in his last five games playing ruck-forward.

He knows Jack Riewoldt could retire at the end of 2022, but if he wants to play ruck the dependable Nankervis and Soldo will take the ruck reins next year as Soldo returns from an ACL.

It means the Roos would guarantee opportunity playing as a key tall.

Keeping Coleman-Jones at the club is a much bigger priority than retaining the inconsistent Chol, who kicked four goals against Brisbane but only three goals in nine other games.

Sydney Stack is closing in on an incentive-laden one-season deal which will ensure he keeps on track with high levels of professionalism.

Talks are ongoing this week but a two-year deal he would have been keen to acquire looks unlikely.

As revealed by the Herald Sun this month, Daniel Talia is a strong chance to secure a list spot at the Tigers.
If you're Chol you're not going to knock back a 3 year deal.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Sydney Stack is closing in on an incentive-laden one-season deal which will ensure he keeps on track with high levels of professionalism.

Talks are ongoing this week but a two-year deal he would have been keen to acquire looks unlikely.

Whilst I can see what the club is doing with Stack, let’s hope we don’t low ball him too much and lose him.
 
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tigerdell

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If you're Chol you're not going to knock back a 3 year deal.
He,d be 28 at the end of the 3rd, with a potential 4th season. That's effectively a full AFL career and seeing him to playing retirement. Mind boggling given his achievements
 
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bob

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Gold Coast has emerged as the frontrunner for Richmond ruckman Mabior Chol, who is likely to settle on his second AFL club by the end of the week.
The Herald Sun can reveal the Suns have offered the 24-year-old a three-year contract with a trigger for a fourth season.

The Tigers cannot match that security and are about to ramp up their efforts to retain Callum Coleman-Jones with the expectation that Chol will walk as an unrestricted free agent.

It is unlikely the Tigers would offer Chol a contract longer than two seasons, given he has managed 31 games in six seasons.

They also have 2019 premiership ruckman Ivan Soldo on track to return next season.

At the Suns, Chol would team up with budding superstar Ben King as key forwards who can also relieve Jarrod Witts in the ruck.

They desperately need more ruck support after Stewart Dew was forced to coach without one as Witts, Zac Smith and Matt Conroy went down early.

The project player from South Sudan represented Queensland in juniors after his family relocated to Brisbane in 2005.

Chol’s family now lives in Shailer Park, which is halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The Herald Sun has confirmed that Essendon is not in the market for Chol, despite reports suggesting he would land at Tullamarine.

Chol’s Wikipedia page wrongly states that he is already a Bomber.

But the Suns are not quite across the line to secure the 198cm player who possesses a big leap.

St Kilda has also hotly pursued Chol as it plans for life after Paddy Ryder, who is likely to retire next season.

Chol’s choice is likely to be revealed next week and his exit from Punt Rd would not require the Tigers to broker a trade.

The Saints and Suns are still jostling for his services and have not been told to expect his signature.

Chol played in 10 out of the final 11 games for the Tigers, kicking four goals against Brisbane Lions in Round 18.

He spent 82 per cent of gametime in the ruck and just 18 per cent forward.

Quality talls could force out Tiger

Richmond’s Callum Coleman-Jones will make a decision on his future in the next 48 hours but looks well placed to join North Melbourne given the Tigers’ ruck strength.

Gold Coast believes he will eventually find his way to the Roos after their interest was rebuffed because of his determination to remain in Victoria.

Both South Australian-based clubs have strong ruck stocks so he was never likely to return to Adelaide.

Richmond has offered a two-year deal but admits it will play Toby Nankervis and Ivan Soldo as their rucks next year.

The Tigers are keen to keep Coleman-Jones despite interest from North Melbourne and Gold Coast.

He served an AFL Covid-related suspension early in the year and when he was not injured he played seniors in eight games of diminishing returns.

After four goals against Adelaide then two goals against each of Essendon and West Coast he kicked three goals in his last five games playing ruck-forward.

He knows Jack Riewoldt could retire at the end of 2022, but if he wants to play ruck the dependable Nankervis and Soldo will take the ruck reins next year as Soldo returns from an ACL.

It means the Roos would guarantee opportunity playing as a key tall.

Keeping Coleman-Jones at the club is a much bigger priority than retaining the inconsistent Chol, who kicked four goals against Brisbane but only three goals in nine other games.

Sydney Stack is closing in on an incentive-laden one-season deal which will ensure he keeps on track with high levels of professionalism.

Talks are ongoing this week but a two-year deal he would have been keen to acquire looks unlikely.

As revealed by the Herald Sun this month, Daniel Talia is a strong chance to secure a list spot at the Tigers.
I agree Caesar.

But gee, the Chol article could have been written by Ralph Carr, to keep shaking out interest. Reckon Carr is working the PR hard for Chol.
 

craig

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Just remember all that Broady was out the door too last year but in the the end was never going anywhere, and stayed for just a 2 year deal.
 
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craig

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Sydney Stack is closing in on an incentive-laden one-season deal which will ensure he keeps on track with high levels of professionalism.

Talks are ongoing this week but a two-year deal he would have been keen to acquire looks unlikely.

Whilst I can see what the club is doing with Stack, let’s hope we don’t low ball him too much and lose him.
Good chance for Syd to have a good year and then face a bigger pay day in 23 onwards.

Only issue is that leaves him open to being pinched next post season.
 
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tigerdell

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Surely one of the incentives would be a trigger for another year.
Are those triggers typically optional for the player to accept?
ie a 2yr with a trigger for 3rd, but is it automatic or does the player have to elect to take it?
So Stacky could reject the 3rd year and go elsewhere.
Its all *smile* in the wind at the moment, so we is just speculating
 

DavidSSS

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I'd offer Stack 2 years, worth the risk, the upside is too good and the possibility he returns home to WA too big a risk.

DS
 
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spook

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Are those triggers typically optional for the player to accept?
ie a 2yr with a trigger for 3rd, but is it automatic or does the player have to elect to take it?
So Stacky could reject the 3rd year and go elsewhere.
Its all *smile* in the wind at the moment, so we is just speculating
I believe you have it correct.
 
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French Tiger

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I wonder if the money we will have spare from Chol & CCJ if they both leave as it's being reported will change our trade period plans ? Maybe have a bit more to offer a Cerra for example.
 
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No 4

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I'd offer Stack 2 years, worth the risk, the upside is too good and the possibility he returns home to WA too big a risk.

DS
offering Stack 2 years is low risk, but then offering CCJ & Chol 3 years our insurance premiums would sky rocket for those two ungrateful lads.
 
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Teckor

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offering Stack 2 years is low risk, but then offering CCJ & Chol 3 years our insurance premiums would sky rocket for those two ungrateful lads.
7 News saying Chol going to the Suns on a $400k × 4 year deal. Hmmm

If so, would probably be a Band 4 compensation (top 30 to 49%) which would be a end of second round pick = pick 38
 
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