TOPIC: Hogan and Blakely up for grabs

Davo Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 3 days ago #57

Davo
I'll miss Jesse about the same amount as Harley. Both will play less than 10 games for their new clubs because neither is professional enough to take their opportunity seriously.
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pollyanna Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 3 days ago #58

pollyanna
So the whole point of the club letting everyone in the media kick Hoges repeatedly in the guts day after day after day is:

i. to teach the high paid selfish egomaniac local kid that they spent years trying to convince to join us a lesson that will take away whatever hope he has to improve at the club;

or

ii. they think all this flagellation will up his trade value;

or

iii. they just don't know what the hell they are doing.
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Drubbing Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #59

Drubbing
There's no point in them refuting everything the media speculates, because that only gives it more oxygen. The media win, they've created a dialogue to run with.

It's obvious the club are setting out what they expect from Hogan, given recent events. If my employers sees me in the papers, they'd want it to be something positive, not being doorstopped by media outside a court.
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dddocker Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #60

dddocker
The way I read Longmuire's statement quoted above is that he's open to trading Hogan. For the coach to be equivocal in his comments is not good news for Hogan.
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Stacksonthemill Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #61

Stacksonthemill
Naaaah. I just think he's tired of being asked the same stupid question, and nothing he says makes any difference. Hogan is here to stay (hopefully).
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moptop Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #62

moptop
Trading Hogan out again after all the effort we put into getting him here, and considering how desperately we need a player exactly like him, would be a catastrophic failure of both team and player management.

Blakely I can live without.
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expat Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #63

expat
I think the bottom line is that Peter Bell has a man-crush on Hogan, who's not reciprocating...
And trade period is when Belly comes to life.
So stay tuned.
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The_Yeti Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 2 days ago #64

The_Yeti
So, expat, what you're saying is that Bell looks up to Hogan while Hogan looks down on Bell.

Given their respective statures, that can hardly come as a surprise.
Egurls Suck!
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Eggy Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 1 day ago #65

Eggy
I find this thread interesting with two schools of thought.

Hogan is good though has issues and should play for Freo

Hogan is good though has issues and should play for someone else.

I am in the former camp. The media loves these stories as you can make the argument for either and can chew up column inches and hours in discussions for TV and radio
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Detox Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 1 day ago #66

Detox
When he crash into that parked car and rolled over had me a bit worried. I wander what actually happened that day......
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Freo o sonearo Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 19 hours ago #67

Freo o sonearo
I think its part of a cultural clean up. McCarthy, Hogan and Blakely are all rumoured to have off field issues going on. The fact they let McCarthy go without attempting a trade spoke volumes. Maybe this is a warning to lift their game or you’re out. If we happen to get a valuable trade offer then that creates options.
I remember the rumours around Neale were that he wasn’t happy with the behaviours and lack of treatment of Bennell and co.
But a lot of this we’ll never know for sure.
I hope Hogan gets right as I agree with others, a goal kicking KPI is what we’re lacking, we worked hard to get him here, let’s make this work!
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expat Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 17 hours ago #68

expat
With GWS losing Cameron, then they will be all over Hogan. It's a perfect match for them.
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Purple Shades Re:Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 17 hours ago #69

Purple Shades
Agree Freo O S, Langmuir & Bell want everyone to buy in or bugger off. All players were made to earn their spot this year, these two players in particular. Might be a wake up call for Hogan, hopefully he gets back on track and plays closer to his potential next season.

So when does trade month actually kick off. While the AFL were shortening things they should have wound this back to 1 week for free agency and 1 week for trade.
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expat Re:Hogan and Blakely up for grabs 1 month 15 hours ago #70

expat
I just checked... GWS have f/a in picks this year. Their first is pick 40. So if Hogan goes to GWS, then what can GWS do for us?
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