Discussion Re-Signings, Retirements, Delistings, Trade & Drafting

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I know everyone becomes a saint when they retire or die but this guy is just a decent human.

There's a story in the 17 Prem season book about Kane getting smashed in a contest & being taken to hospital with ribs & suspected punctured lung.
Was night game & emergency was heaving,people lying on floor. Female staff member who drove him found a seat & Kane refused to take it,offering it to her & then others who were in "worse shape".

This is the stuff you rarely hear,yes they live a pampered lifestyle but some guys remember where they have come from
 
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I echo what Shannon said... An absolute legend on & off the field.

Was hard seeing Juddy depart all those years ago... But we got an absolute ripper in return. Hope he stays connected to the club as you need people like him around the place.

Well done on a fantastic career JK!!
Yep, we can sit around and argue all day over who "won" the trade (hint: it's the team with the cup in their trophy case), but at the end of the day both teams got what they needed, and surely the art of a good trade is trying to engineer that outcome.
 
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Seems to be a fair bit of talk today about Izak Rankine to the Crows for around $800K per year. Obviously a long way to go before anything gets finalised there, but I think he would be a great pick up for Adelaide if they can get him.
I know you have to pony up big dollars, to get a player to switch clubs, but that amount seems ridiculous!!!
 
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Seems to be a fair bit of talk today about Izak Rankine to the Crows for around $800K per year. Obviously a long way to go before anything gets finalised there, but I think he would be a great pick up for Adelaide if they can get him.

Edit: I think this might have been the original source of it, I can't access the link:
View: https://mobile.twitter.com/superfooty/status/1554426785911169024
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AFL trade news

Adelaide is making a major play for homegrown forward Izak Rankine in what would be one of the biggest coups of this year’s trade period.
Gold Coast officials have long been confident of retaining Rankine after already re-signing fellow South Australian Jack Lukosius, as well as Ben King, Ben Ainsworth, Elijah Hollands and Mac Andrew.

The Suns are also expected to soon ink Lachie Weller on a four-year contract.

Rankine, who was drafted from SANFL club West Adelaide with the No.3 pick in the talent-laden 2018 class, is out of contract at season’s end but is not a free agent.

The Crows would likely need to part with their first-round draft selection, which is currently No.4 after their weekend win over Carlton, if they convince Rankine to leave, but that may be only the start of what was required.

However, the 22-year-old’s contract status, and the possible threat of Adelaide grabbing him in the pre-season draft, could complicate any potential negotiations.

The Blues did exactly that with ex-Gold Coast footballer Jack Martin three years ago after discussions between the clubs broke down, heavily front-ending his deal to ward off other suitors.

Essendon already made a lucrative pitch to Rankine’s management this year to try to lure him to Victoria, with the young star’s career-best season catching rivals’ attention.

His agent, Garry Winter, of W Sports and Media, was previously on Adelaide’s board, and it could be worth up to $800,000 per season for Rankine to become a Crow on a long-term deal.

Rankine’s three-goal performance against West Coast on Sunday was his seventh match with multiple majors in 2022, along with averaging 14 disposals and six score involvements.

He would be a significant upgrade on rebuilding Adelaide’s small forward corps and could form a deadly duo with last year’s first-round draftee Josh Rachele.

Rachele’s 17 goals rank fourth at the Crows – behind tall targets Taylor Walker (42) and Darcy Fogarty (22), as well as spring-heeled forward Shane McAdam (18) – while Ned McHenry and James Rowe have each kicked only 10.

They sit in the bottom four on the ladder and for scoring, so Rankine would provide an excellent boost ahead of a season where Matthew Nicks’ team hopes to take a leap.

Adelaide’s list management team met with Melbourne goalsneak Kade Chandler, another South Australian, during last year’s trade period before he decided to stay at the Demons.

The Crows were linked with Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley for many months but it’s now believed Port Adelaide would be the South Australian club he would join if he left the Kennel.

Dunkley’s girlfriend, Tippah Dwan, plays netball for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Asked last week about the delay in Rankine re-signing, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew said they were “still confident” he would be at the club in 2023.

“There’s always a process. Things happen at different rates and different speeds,” Dew said.

“A number of contracts we’ve done have actually taken longer, so as long as the conversations are happening, that’s where the confidence comes from.

“It’s when it goes quiet (that you get concerned), and it’s certainly not like that – the dialogue’s still there.”
 
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AFL trade news

Adelaide is making a major play for homegrown forward Izak Rankine in what would be one of the biggest coups of this year’s trade period.
Gold Coast officials have long been confident of retaining Rankine after already re-signing fellow South Australian Jack Lukosius, as well as Ben King, Ben Ainsworth, Elijah Hollands and Mac Andrew.

The Suns are also expected to soon ink Lachie Weller on a four-year contract.

Rankine, who was drafted from SANFL club West Adelaide with the No.3 pick in the talent-laden 2018 class, is out of contract at season’s end but is not a free agent.

The Crows would likely need to part with their first-round draft selection, which is currently No.4 after their weekend win over Carlton, if they convince Rankine to leave, but that may be only the start of what was required.

However, the 22-year-old’s contract status, and the possible threat of Adelaide grabbing him in the pre-season draft, could complicate any potential negotiations.

The Blues did exactly that with ex-Gold Coast footballer Jack Martin three years ago after discussions between the clubs broke down, heavily front-ending his deal to ward off other suitors.

Essendon already made a lucrative pitch to Rankine’s management this year to try to lure him to Victoria, with the young star’s career-best season catching rivals’ attention.

His agent, Garry Winter, of W Sports and Media, was previously on Adelaide’s board, and it could be worth up to $800,000 per season for Rankine to become a Crow on a long-term deal.

Rankine’s three-goal performance against West Coast on Sunday was his seventh match with multiple majors in 2022, along with averaging 14 disposals and six score involvements.

He would be a significant upgrade on rebuilding Adelaide’s small forward corps and could form a deadly duo with last year’s first-round draftee Josh Rachele.

Rachele’s 17 goals rank fourth at the Crows – behind tall targets Taylor Walker (42) and Darcy Fogarty (22), as well as spring-heeled forward Shane McAdam (18) – while Ned McHenry and James Rowe have each kicked only 10.

They sit in the bottom four on the ladder and for scoring, so Rankine would provide an excellent boost ahead of a season where Matthew Nicks’ team hopes to take a leap.

Adelaide’s list management team met with Melbourne goalsneak Kade Chandler, another South Australian, during last year’s trade period before he decided to stay at the Demons.

The Crows were linked with Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley for many months but it’s now believed Port Adelaide would be the South Australian club he would join if he left the Kennel.

Dunkley’s girlfriend, Tippah Dwan, plays netball for the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Asked last week about the delay in Rankine re-signing, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew said they were “still confident” he would be at the club in 2023.

“There’s always a process. Things happen at different rates and different speeds,” Dew said.

“A number of contracts we’ve done have actually taken longer, so as long as the conversations are happening, that’s where the confidence comes from.

“It’s when it goes quiet (that you get concerned), and it’s certainly not like that – the dialogue’s still there.”
That's a lot of salary for Rankine who's only really just starting to show us something. Hope it works out for them if it goes ahead.
 
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I know everyone becomes a saint when they retire or die but this guy is just a decent human.

There's a story in the 17 Prem season book about Kane getting smashed in a contest & being taken to hospital with ribs & suspected punctured lung.
Was night game & emergency was heaving,people lying on floor. Female staff member who drove him found a seat & Kane refused to take it,offering it to her & then others who were in "worse shape".

This is the stuff you rarely hear,yes they live a pampered lifestyle but some guys remember where they have come from
As a neutral fan the Tigers team of the last few years has been a very unlikeable group, Lambert was absolutely not one of the reasons for that. Terrific player and a great leader at the club.

Kind of unsung player who enabled a significant amount of what Dusty and a few others have done in that period. To me there is a very strong correlation with the Tigers' decline the past couple of years and him not playing or being fit when he did.


I know you have to pony up big dollars, to get a player to switch clubs, but that amount seems ridiculous!!!
I could understand that kind of money if he was a FA and there was no other cost involved but to pay that and have to trade for him would be asinine.

He's got some freakish talents but he's remarkably inconsistent, seems to be a pretty ordinary character and even his best games are only in the alright category. Basically paying about 600k over his actual production at this point, that's an incredible amount to put down to potential.

Put it this way, that's Heeney type money and I'd argue that Heeney is overpaid for what he produces on field and the gap between Heeney and Rankine is immense.
 
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